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  • Writer's pictureRob Shaw

The EAGALA Model

The following information is provided by EAGALA. We recommend that you visit their web site.

The Eagala Model is so effective because it embraces the science that humans learn best by doing.

The model prescribes a hands-on approach where clients are given the space to project and analyze their situations, make connections, and find their own solutions. Since the solutions are personally experienced in conjunction with intellectual understanding, they tend to be deeper, more profound, and longer lasting.

"The Eagala Model lends itself to transformation in ways that I have not seen before. Participants were able to move through areas of growth so quickly."

How it Works

The Eagala Model is a team approach that includes a licensed, credentialed Mental Health Professional, a qualified Equine Specialist, and horses working together with the client in an arena at all times.

When inside the arena, all the work is done on the ground with the horses front and centre, deliberately unhindered and never ridden, and allowed to interact with the client as they wish. This creates the space for the client, with the support of the professional facilitators, to reflect, project, and make deep connections..

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