AT the heart of the team are the horses with the work being facilitated by a mental health professional and a horse specialist. All facilitators are trained in the EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) approach. The work is ground based and centred on a team (that includes the horses) and has a strong ethical code that ensures the well being of all participants.
In Plain Sight works with individuals, families and groups to promote personal development, growth and well being. Participants are encouraged to
learn about themselves and others by taking part in activities with the horses then think through (or discuss) the thoughts, beliefs, behaviours and
patterns that come up. At the centre of Equine Assisted Therapy lies communication skills not horsemanship. The focus of the work is using activities
that involve the horses and require the participant to apply their skills such as assertiveness, creative thinking and problem-solving. This way of
working has been shown to have a great impact on individuals, families and groups of all ages. It addresses a variety of mental health issues
including ADHD, autism, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, the after effects of trauma and is also beneficial where there are relationship problems
and communication needs.
Our participants have fed back that working with horses has given them a great boost of confidence and improved sense of general well being.
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
To provide Equine Assisted Psychotherapy with the internationally recognised EAGALA approach to a group of young women
who are in need of therapeutic intervention to improve the quality of their lives. The 6 week programme is led by Child and Adolescent Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Shirley Gracias and horse specialist Jemma Lucas at Greenlands Farm in Wiltshire, who both have a wealth of experience in their specialist fields. The programme is ground based and focuses on communication and
interactive skills with the horses to promote confidence building and general well being and address key concerns.
Get in Touch
If you would like to find out more about how In Plain Sight can assist you, then contact Lucy Bateman via phone on 07881296811 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.