Equine Friends Program
Emotional and Social Wellness Skills for Children on the Autism Spectrum
Guided by Horses
Four-Week equine experiential psychotherapy group for teens age 9 - 13.
The Equine Friends Program is a unique opportunity for a small group of children ages 9 to 13who are on the autism spectrum to develop skills to cope, relate, function, and grow.
The program provides Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAGALA model), which is a form of experiential therapy involving interactions between horses and people. Horses can create a rich sensory learning environment and a safe space in which participants can develop a non-judgemental relationship. This special relationship encourages learning to be bridged into other situations and interactions with people in their lives.
Through a variety of engaging, hands-on group activities, participants will have opportunities to work on:
Self-awareness and emotional connections
Self-control and emotion regulation skills
Awareness of boundaries and personal space
Interpersonal communication and team work skills
Confidence and self-efficacy
Facilitated by registered occupational therapist, Elizabeth Eacrett and certified equine specialist, Kyle Bellehumeur. Both Elizabeth and Kyle are trained and certified facilitators of Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy, using the EAGALA model (www.eagala.org).
Friday, August 2, 2019
Friday, August 9, 2019
Friday, August 16, 2019
Friday, August 23, 2019
Registration closes September 1st
Friday, September 20, 2019
Friday, September 27, 2019
Friday, October 4, 2019
Friday, October 11, 2019
Time: 4 - 5:30pm
including all 4 workshop Series