Transforming Therapy through Horses: Case Stories Teaching the EAGALA Model in Action

Transforming Therapy through Horses: Case Stories Teaching the

Used in the treatment of various client populations, including military veterans, at-risk youth, and families, equine-assisted psychotherapy is gaining significant attention from the therapeutic world. The Eagala Model is regarded as the industry standard for equine-assisted treatment in the mental health community. Transforming Therapy through Horses addresses the key principles and theory behind Eagala’s respected form of behavioral health treatment, connecting applied knowledge from actual client cases to illustrate the effectiveness of the model’s structure. Told through powerful and often humorous stories, Eagala founder Lynn Thomas and trainer Mark Lytle outline the structure and nuances of Eagala work, underscoring the importance of training for the Eagala practitioner to help clients meet challenges and navigate positive change. From readers who are merely curious to mental health professionals seeking a thorough understanding of this leading methodology to experienced Eagala practitioners , Transforming Therapy through Horses is the only book to detail the theory and principles of the Eagala Model—with plenty of moments to inform, educate, and even entertain throughout.

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Riding Home: The Power of Horses to Heal

Riding Home: The Power of Horses to

Riding Home:The Power of Horses to Heal, Horse Nation's must read book of 2016, is the first and only book to scientifically and experientially explain why horses have the extraordinary ability to emotionally transform the lives of thousands of men, women and children, whether they are horse lovers, or suffering from deep psychological wounds. It is a book for anyone who wants to experience the joy, wonder, self-awareness and peace of mind that comes from creating a horse/human relationship, and it puts forth and clarifies the principles of today's Natural Horsemanship (or what was once referred to as "Horse Whispering")Everyone knows someone who needs help: a husband, a wife, a partner, a child, a friend, a troubled teenager, a war veteran with PTSD, someone with autism, an addiction, anyone in emotional pain or who has lost their way. Riding Home provides riveting examples of how Equine Therapy has become one of today's most effective cutting-edge methods of healing.Horses help us discover hidden parts of ourselves, whether we're seven or seventy. They model relationships that demonstrate acceptance, kindness, honesty, tolerance, patience, justice, compassion, and forgiveness. Horses cause all of us to become better people, better parents, better partners, and better friends.A ...

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  • ASIN: 1250033519

The Horse Leads the Way: Honoring the True Role of the Horse in Equine Facilitated Practice

The Horse Leads the Way: Honoring the True

The Horse Leads the Way undertakes a timely review of the rapidly growing profession of Equine Facilitated Practice. Part handbook, part personal story, the author blends embodied, grounded techniques and compassionate insights to gently guide this method back to its greatest teachers: the horses themselves.

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Physical Therapy for Horses: A Visual Course in Massage, Stretching, Rehabilitation, Anatomy, and Biomechanics

Physical Therapy for Horses: A Visual Course in

In recent decades, knowledge in the field of equine physical therapy has accrued as different types of bodywork have steadily gained acceptance in the horse world. An understanding of anatomy and biomechanics, and a grasp of the variable options available to both keep the active equine healthy and rehabilitate following an injury or layoff have become integral aspects of general horse health management. Equine physical therapy expert Helle Katrine Kleven understands the need for a reference that supports the horse owner as she strives to keep her horse sound in body and mind, and at the top of his game. In this highly illustrated book, she begins with a comprehensible introduction to the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, as well as an instructive conversation covering biomechanics basics, then explores the major areas of therapy in detail. Readers will find practical how-to guidance in the most popular therapeutic modalities, as well as cutting-edge alternatives that are currently gaining ground: fascia work, stretching, massage, stability and strengthening exercises, laser therapy, kinesiotaping, and much more. With this incredible course in preventive and rehabilitative techniques, horse owners and professionals will be thoroughly prepared to ensure their horses’ comfort a...

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Hope . . . From the Heart of Horses: How Horses Teach Us About Presence, Strength, and Awareness

Hope . . . From the Heart of

Hope . . . From the Heart of Horses explores and celebrates the relationship and bond possible between horses and humans. Each chapter offers a life lesson about trusting one’s instincts, honestly addressing emotions, achieving clarity in communications, and releasing negative thoughts.Because survival depends on being highly tuned to the thoughts and feelings of others, horses sense human intentions rather than what a person offers in facial expressions, which creates a remarkable effect on the relationship between these two distinctly different species. Among the moving stories the author relates are a horse named Hope who teaches the difference between hope and faith; an abused horse’s background bringing up old memories and helping the author to move on; a young Olympic equestrienne hopeful who discovers and reaffirms her self-esteem; and a corporate training session in which one participant achieves great success merely by being honest about her fears.As you see how these people grow deeper into themselves as they learn the horse’s way, you, too, will be inspired to explore and apply the deep and everlasting connection and communication between horses and humans.

  • ASIN: 1629145335

Beyond Horse Massage: A Breakthrough Interactive Method for Alleviating Soreness, Strain, and Tension

Beyond Horse Massage: A Breakthrough Interactive Method for

Would you like to enable your horse to perform and feel better, to overcome old limitations and restrictions and reach its full potential? In this book, Jim Masterson, Equine Massage Therapist for the 2006 and 2008 and 2010 USET Endurance Teams, and for equine clientele competing in FEI World Cup, Pan American and World Games competitions, teaches a unique method of equine bodywork, in which the practitioner recognizes and follows the responses of the horse to touch to release tension in key junctions of the body that most affect performance. This practical book: • has step-by-step instructions, photographs and illustrations • is ideally suited to accompany you to the barn, where you will practice the Masterson Method® techniques on horses. • includes chapters with Tips & Techniques, anatomical explanations and examples from Jim's practice help deepen your understanding. • has a "quick reference" section will point you to exercises that are specifically suited to your particular discipline, may it be dressage, endurance, eventing or barrel racing, or others in the vast realm of horse sports. By using these techniques, and knowing the responses to look for, you are able to: • achieve a release of accumulated stress in deep-seated key junctions of the horse's body that a...

  • ASIN: 1570764727
  • UPC: 884164947889

Unbridled Faith: 100 Devotions from the Horse Farm

Unbridled Faith: 100 Devotions from the Horse

Explore the timeless wisdom of God's Word through this beautiful horse devotional.Horses nuzzle their way into our hearts and have a way of teaching us a lot about ourselves, about life, and even about God. Just ask horse enthusiast Cara Whitney, wife of comedian and actor Dan Whitney (aka Larry the Cable Guy).Through years spent working with these majestic animals—Cara Whitney has learned countless spiritual lessons that have brought her closer to God.In 100 heartfelt devotions with stunning photography, you'llLearn about being flexible in your faith from a gangly legged colt.Discover the secret to overcoming temptation through a horse's "sneak and eat" game.From a pony with a sweet tooth, find out why we should be glad God doesn’t answer yes to all of our prayers.Be reminded that you are priceless to God from a one-eyed quarter horse named Roanie.  Unbridled Faith is the perfect daily devotional for horse lovers.

  • Brand: HarperCollins Christian Pub.
  • ASIN: 1400303311

Core Products Equisports Professional Horse Massager

Core Products Equisports Professional Horse

Your equine athlete is expected to perform its best, even when suffering from pain, strain, or tight and sore muscles that are heavy with lactic acid build up. Trainers do what they can by employing ice/heat therapy and/or limited massage techniques, but still they complain when the horse has a cold back. With the Equisports Massager you are able to apply soothing massage therapy to your horse and help relax sore, tired, aching muscles. Using the Equisports Massager fills the horse's muscles with rich, oxygenated blood by increasing circulation and hastening the elimination of wastes and toxic build up from the muscles. The Equisports Massager uses its unique, deep penetrating oscillation massage therapy action to accomplish what a horse needs to perform his best. Performance counts and you can count on Equisports Massager and a consistent massage therapy regime to improve your horse's performance and overall quality of life. Key benefits of the Equisports massager include: Relaxation and reduction of tension, improved circulation both blood and lymph, stimulate the horses natural self-regulatory capability, increase body's energy flow, soothing with overall sense of well being and can be used to warm up the horse.

  • Brand: Core Products
  • UPC: 782944340748

Beyond Words: the Healing Power of Horses: Bridging the Worlds of Equine Assisted Therapy and Psychotherapy

Beyond Words: the Healing Power of Horses: Bridging

Excerpts from Beyond Words: The Healing Power of HorsesThe space between words is where we live with horses. In the silence we are truly heard.*******So much of our sadness, our discontent, our addictions and compulsions are driven by the emptiness we experience when, without being aware of it, we detach from our emotional selves. We often mistake this emptiness as boredom, anxiety, hunger, and/or loneliness. Horses, in their honesty and compassion, help us to reconnect to ourselves, to our humanness.*******What I have come to believe is that no matter what orientation you bring to psychotherapy, or what equine certification you achieve, the one variable that has been shown to be critically important is the trusting, respectful, and compassionate relationship that develops between therapist and client; whether the therapist has two or four legs is irrelevant!**********The goal of Beyond Words: The Healing Power of Horses is to connect the advances made in the treatment and understanding of mental health issues with the knowledge we have accrued through the years about the nature of horses. The key is to integrate the two professional worlds of equine specialists and psychotherapists, so that each can appreciate, communicate, and work together to further enhance the practice of Eq...

  • ASIN: B0794RGKXY

Horze Finntack Pro Cooling Wrap Therapy Horse Boot One Size Black

Horze Finntack Pro Cooling Wrap Therapy Horse Boot

Quick cooling wrap are designed to comfort your horse's legs after exercise. This is a fast and easy solution to decrease swelling with cold therapy. These essential wraps stay soft when frozen making it easy to wrap your horse's legs. Four quick-grip Velcro straps let you determine the amount of compression applied to the leg. These wraps are great for treating arthritic joints, soft tissue, tendons, and ligaments.

  • Color: Black
  • Brand: Finn-Tack
  • ASIN: B079YWCD4F
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Horses Help Heal Veterans' Invisible Wounds | National Geographic

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Serving in combat can affect soldiers long after they return home from war. For some, the wounds are physical and visible. For others, they go deeper, affecting their mental health. Staff at Boulder Crest Retreat in Bluemont, VA, use horses—equine therapy—to help veterans heal these invisible wou...

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Horses Help Humans Be Real, Honest, and Present | Liz Letson | TEDxBemidji

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“What is equine-assisted psychotherapy? Do horses need therapy? Or is it people?” Liz Letson takes the TEDxBemidji stage to talk about equine-assisted psychotherapy and the healing power of animals. Owner/CEO of Eagle Vista Ranch & Wellness Center Liz Letson’s mission is to transform lives th...

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Equine therapy: How horses are helping teens' mental health | ITV News

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Hundreds of teenagers battling mental health issues are using a novel method to learn to cope - by working with horses. The charity Strength and Learning Through Horses is seeing soaring demand for its Equine Therapy sessions, which uses horses as a tool to help young people develop communicatio...

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