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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Build A Shed Or Garage in Woodend
We build a range of garages and sheds in Woodend, including small domestic sheds to large commercial steel structures.
Our fabrication factory and our offices are located in Kyneton (18km from Woodend), which allows us to serve the entire Macedon Ranges area and beyond.
We build the following structures in Woodend and surrounding areas:
Other Steel Framed Buildings
Below, we look at some of the projects we’ve built in Woodend in the past:
1. A private garage & carport.
This design of the double carport attached to a double garage allows for large amounts of room to store vehicles with additional storage space available.
2. Storage Shed and Attached Carport
This private structure combines a spacious storage area with a lean-to carport. The large roller door allows for larger vehicles to easily get in and out.
3. Warehouse and Commercial Office Complex
The custom design of this commercial office gives an impressive front to the large warehouse attached behind.
4. Industrial Warehouse
This simple design of warehouse compliments the rustic and vintage style of the brewery.
Indoor Stable Complex in Wangaratta
Some of our most unforgettable projects are a result of an internal fit-out that our clients arrange after we’ve erected the steel structure.
Below is an excellent example – a stable complex in Wangaratta fitted-out with rows of horse stables.
Take a look at the photos below.
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