Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
How it works
Kendra’s Houses uses the Eagala Model which is a team approach that includes a licensed, credentialed Mental Health Professional, a qualified Equine Specialist, and horses working together with the client in the session at all times. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, is done 100% on the ground with the horses front and center. This allows the horse and client to interact as they wish. This creates the space for the client, with the support of the professional facilitators, to reflect, project, and make deep connections.
Eagala Military Services
Eagala Military Services is a designation which indicates the Eagala Certified professionals have specialized training and experience in the military community. The designation requires an annual renewal in which providers must complete continuing education each year to remain abreast of current military lifestyle and issues.
Eagala Military Services sets a high standard of excellence – respecting the cultural and professional competence needed to provide the best services possible for the military community.
INTELLIGENT PREY ANIMALS
To evade predators, horses have evolved to be extremely sensitive to their environment. They instinctively analyze and react to our body language and other nonverbal cues providing us with valuable feedback and insights for other areas of our lives.
It’s hard to ignore a horse with their size and presence. We can’t just control a powerful horse. Approaching horses helps us reflect on how we approach our relationships, and how we can face other big or overwhelming things in our lives.
HERD ANIMALS WITH
Horses are social animals with defined roles within a herd. They have distinct personalities, attitudes, and moods. They could be stubborn or they could be playful. In other words, horses are a lot like us.
The Eagala organization spans a network of highly professional and passionate individuals, serving communities around the globe. Every certified Eagala practitioner is a credentialed Mental Health Professional or Equine Specialist, passing through standardized hands-on training, assessment, and mentorship
The goal of equine therapyTo help the patient develop needed skills and attributes, such as accountability, responsibility, self-confidence, problem-solving skills, and self-control.Learn MoreBenefits of Equine TherapyOvercoming fear is certainly a major part of addiction treatment. Many of us abuse substances such as drugs and alcohol because we are afraid of various life circumstances. We fear that we are not good enough for our families, our jobs, or even life itself. Learn more
El Modelo EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association), es un Modelo innovador y poderoso utilizado por profesionales para la Psicoterapia y Aprendizaje Asistida con Equinos. Este Modelo tiene estándares internacionales y está aprobado por la APA (American Psychological Association) en E.U., así como por otras importantes organizaciones en el mundo.
Puede ser utilizado para atender grupos, familias, parejas o individuos, y ha demostrado tener resultados sorprendentes. Ya sea que trabajes en el area de aprendizaje (como team building, comunicación, liderazgo, coaching, etc.), o en el area psicoterapeutica (como manejo de duelo, ansiedad, depresión, violencia, adicciones, trastornos de alimentación, etc.), esta metodología traerá poder y resultados en tus sesiones de una manera rápida y eficaz. ¡Los caballos están transformando vidas