Take the therapy session outside of the office. EAP incorporates the use of horses for therapeutic intervention by promoting emotional growth and healing. The horse becomes a part of a mental health counseling session where individuals interact with them in a variety of activities, including grooming, feeding, walking and equine games — improving psychological health.
 “The concept that horses are helpful or healing to people struggling with mental health issues is based on the idea that horses are extremely sensitive to changes in the human being. Horses react and respond to people differently based upon emotional states. The horse acts as a large   biofeedback machine  , providing the client and the therapist with information regarding the client's moods and changes within those moods.” Cited by PATH Intl.
 EAP benefits a variety of clinical concerns including depression, mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, behavioral problems, stress management, and emotion regulation. Both a licensed mental health professional and horse professional conduct EAP. There is no riding involved. All therapy sessions are conducted by ground work.
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