Chalkboard spray paint.
Sounds kind of like tartan paint, doesn’t it? But this is actually a real thing – spray any surface with some chalkboard paint, let it dry and that’s it. You can know draw on it like a regular chalkboard.
You can turn any wall in the office into a space for new ideas.
2. Windows, windows, windows.
Studies repeatedly find that being new a window helps people work ore efficiently and effectively.
Always plan for this when build your office. You can never have too many windows.
3. Make your interior interesting.
Murals are relatively cheap but they make a huge difference when it comes to first impressions.
Make sure that your visitors step through your door and are surprised and impressed.
4. Get an old game machine.
Everyone appreciates a bit of fun. It can be a point of contact for your entire office – and your visitors.
It’s also another way to impress the people that step into your offices.
5. Make use of skylights.
One of the most under-used creations of this century is the skylight. Zero-energy usage, low maintenance – these awesome things can be used to flood your work space with natural light and brighten up everyone’s day.
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Everything you need to know about Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy.
What is it?
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, or ‘EAP,’ is a form of psychological therapy that makes use of horse and the human-horse relationship as a tool for psychological therapy.
It has been used to help people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, people with self-confidence and anxiety issues, anti-social issues and other mental health issues.
How does it work?
EAP involves having clients interact with horses and developing a working relationship. For clients with specific psychological challenges, the relationship to the horse is used as a model to explore specific difficulties and help the client overcome internal challenges.
EAP is conducted in sessions, and these sessions move at a pace that best benefits the client.
How can I become a client?
EAP practitioners offer individual sessions, group sessions and workshops. Prices vary between offerings and between practitioners, but an hourly rate can be as much as $240 per hour.
Is it effective?
EAP is relatively new, but the majority of research finds that it is linked with positive outcomes for clients, especially children.
How can I become a practitioner?
The Equine Psychotherapy Institute offers two courses, each involving foundational training of 126 hours, and advanced training of 240 hours.
- For people who are already registered psychotherapists, psychologists, mental health nurses or other mental health practitioners, a course is offered which qualifies the student as an Equine Psychotherapy Practitioner.
(Become a mental health professional usually takes about 6 years; 3 in undergraduate, 1 in honours and 2 in masters)
- For people passionate about horses, but with no psychology qualifications, a course is offered which qualifies the student as an Equine Learning Practitioner, but not a therapist.
Each course involves thorough training, including the submission of papers and completion of exams.
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