GreenValley Counselling Services

​Offices in Brantford, Cambridge, Hamilton and Kitchener, Ontario

Call: 888.699.7817

Compassionate, safe and professional counselling services

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Equine Assisted Therapy

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Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) is a form of psychotherapy that invites the participation of horses to promote emotional growth and is an effective technique to help heal a variety of emotional challenges in a variety of people. EAT has been shown to be effective with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, attachment issues, anger, grief, self-esteem problems, social issues, and developmental issues among others. It is very popular with adolescents and does not require any previous horse experience.

Horses have the ability to give immediate, non-judgmental feedback regarding a person’s social and emotional behaviour and can, at times, mirror the emotions shown, often providing new understanding and acceptance, as well as helping to develop tools to cope differently. Horses provide easy acceptance and attachment to clients who have difficulty experiencing this with a human therapist.

Equine Assisted Therapy aims for its clients to:

  • Build a sense of self-worth, self-concept, trust, and self-efficiency
  • Improve communication
  • Develop socialization skills and decrease
  • Learn impulse control and emotional management and their limits and boundaries
  • Provide perspective and emotional healing
Call: 888.699.7817