THE HEALING POWER OF MUSIC
The Healing Power of Music
Studying Music Boosts Brain Development in Young Children
Music Education Helps Children Improve Reading Skills
Music Therapy for Children
- Communication skills (using vocal/verbal sounds and gestures)
- Social skills (making eye contact, turn-taking, initiating interaction, and self-esteem)
- Sensory skills (fine and gross motor control and movement)
- Cognitive skills (concentration and attention, imitation, and sequencing)
- Emotional skills (expression of feelings non-verbally)
WHAT IS EAL (EQUINE ASSISTED LEARNING)?
Equine-assisted learning (EAL) is an experiential learning approach that promotes the development of life skills applicable to educational, professional or personal goals through equine-assisted activities. This approach integrates horse-human interaction that is guided by a planned learning experience to meet the identified goals or desires of the participant.
Equines use mostly non-verbal communication and are in tune with the human behavior. Through interactions with the equines, participants learn a heightened self-awareness. Self-awareness is important in order to reveal patterns of behavior and gives participants the opportunity to think in a new way. We believe the spirit of the horse can be incredibly healing and make huge positive impacts on human lives. Our horses are considered our partners and it brings us great joy to share our equine friends with those in need.
Benefits of EAL:
Learn to set healthy boundaries
Development of trust
Healing of past trauma
Teamwork and Leadership
Critical thinking & creative problem solving
Improvements in self control
Increased self-esteem and confidence
Building social skills
Improved listening skills
EQUINE THERAPY PSYCHOLOGICAL BENEFITS
This powerful and effective therapeutic approach is becoming widely used across the world. By providing experiences with horses it provides mental and behavioral health therapy and personal development.
Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) is a collaborative effort between a licensed mental health therapist and our PATH certified, equine specialist working with the clients and horses to address treatment goals. A variety of mental health and human development needs can be addressed by this program, including behavioral issues, attention deficit disorder, relationship problems, substance abuse, eating disorders, depression, anxiety and many others.