Animal Assisted Psychotherapy
Our therapy enables others to find their strength, harness it, and move forward.
What is Animal Assisted Psychotherapy?
Grey Muzzle Manor provides Animal Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. This unique form of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues.
We have worked with adults and children with issues of trauma, depression, anxiety, impulse control disorders, autism, addiction struggles, and many more!
The interactions between client and animal is the essence that enables individuals to begin to develop awareness and coping mechanisms, helping them begin to take control of their lives.
We believe people have the internal power and strength to attain a positive lifestyle. Our animals enable them to not only find this strength, but also to harness it and move forward.
Animal Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy can help:
|• Anxiety||• Depression|
|• Trauma||• Behavioral Addictions|
|• Substance Abuse Disorders||• ADHD/ADD|
|• Autism Spectrum Disorders||• Stress|
|• Relationship Issues||• Team Building|
|• Empowerment Workshops||• And more!|
Animals have the innate ability to stay present and focus solely on what is going on around them. They do not think about the future or the past. Animals are non-judgmental.They do not care what we look like or what experiences we may have had.
Animals show us how to live together in harmony. They teach us about acceptance — not only acceptance of others — but acceptance of ourselves. They love purely and fully. We do not need to question their motives.
Utilizing animals in conjunction with therapy assists us in developing an individual’s ability to live a life of acceptance, to practice non-judgement, to stay present, and to appreciate love for ourselves and for others.
The EAGALA Model
The EAGALA Model is a distinctive experiential framework designed to allow clients the latitude to discover, learn, and grow from the horse-human relationship. Known as equine-assisted psychotherapy, or equine-assisted learning depending on the session objectives, the EAGALA Model is the global standard for professionals. Here’s why:
The EAGALA Model is highly professional.
EAGALA is the leading association offering a fully-developed, professionally endorsed treatment model for mental health professionals practicing equine-assisted psychotherapy. The EAGALA Model stands alone in the world of equine-assisted psychotherapy and personal development because of the model’s standards, code of ethics, continuing education requirements, replicable framework, and team approach. Under the EAGALA Model, both a registered, credentialed Mental Health Professional and a certified Equine Specialist work together collaboratively at all times to assure clients get the therapeutic attention and support they need as they make life changes.
The most effective work happens on the ground.
The EAGALA Model involves no riding or horsemanship, making it both safe and effective. Clients work directly with horses face-to-face on the same footing. This ground level work enables clients to better perceive the horses’ actions and reactions as they work to process and solve their life challenges. Under the trained eye of the EAGALA Treatment Team, horses offer clients honest feedback and usable information that helps them understand how their process and actions affect others and impacts their lives.
The EAGALA Model is client-centered and solution-oriented.
The work is built on the premise that it’s the clients who best determine the kinds of life changes they need to make in order to improve their lives. The job of the EAGALA treatment team is to put the EAGALA Model to work to meet the clients’ goals by engaging the unique intuitive power of horses to help them understand their process and practice the changes they want to make in a safe, supportive setting.
EAGALA is the only association with a code of ethics AND a process to uphold those ethics assuring the highest standard of care.
Please Help Us Heal Others.
It takes more than time to help others through the miracle of animal therapy.
Grey Muzzle Manor provides medical care, hospice care, euthanasia, adoption, foster care, and long-term foster care for all animals. Please find it in your hearts to help our cause and donate what you can today!
Grey Muzzle Manor is registered as a non-profit charitable organization. Donations are tax-exempt.