With the help of the Dr. Oz Show and Dr. Phil, the practice of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) has gained national interest, and research has proven it to be an effective form of alternative therapy for people struggling with issues like depression, addiction, eating disorders, recovery from trauma or abuse, and more. In a recent study of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, 82% of teens showed more improvement in just five sessions of EAP than they had in years of traditional therapy.
The horse plays an essential role during an experiential EAP session as they act as a mirror of how clients respond to others and how their behavior impacts others. The horse’s response to the client can provide valuable insight into the client’s behavior, emotions, and approach. By understanding how their behavior affects the horse, a client can begin to see how their behavior affects others, and ultimately, how that affects their responses. Through exploring new ways to interact with the horse, the client can begin to learn new constructive ways of interacting with the people in their life.
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy programs, like Flying Change Equine Therapy, teach people skills they need to be successful in life including healthier, happier, more meaningful relationships, and emotional resilience. For those who are searching for healthier and happier lives, a healing relationship with the horses at Flying Change is often times a bridge back to being able to learn, heal, and grow.
Flying Change Equine Therapy
4680 Polo Lane
Atlanta, Ga 30339