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Therapy & Support

Equine Assisted Therapy

ChangeWays offers psychotherapy and learning with the help of horses. Our centres in Cumbria and Scotland cater for people in Dumfries & Galloway, Northern England, Scotland and beyond. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR MAILING LIST

ChangeWays Through Horses CIC is a non profit community interest company. Our main aim is to improve the mental health of people through nature based experiences with horses.

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning at ChangeWays helps children, adolescents and adults improve relationships, develop self confidence and increase happiness. 

By interacting with horses in this unique form of animal therapy, people can overcome issues such as depression or anxiety. Horses are highly sensitive to their environment which helps them to tune in to others.

In a safe and supportive environment, we can help you to see the bigger picture and find your own solutions to move forward. Making time for yourself allows you to re-evaluate a situation or problem. Take the time and space to reconnect to you

Equine Therapy

Meet the ChangeWays Team
Providing equine assisted therapy in Cumbria and in Dumfriesshire.

Equine Assisted Therapy for Adults

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy can help adults with a range of mental health challenges. Sometimes problems are harder to define, it may be a change of mood; an increase in stress or a sense that life has lost some of its pleasure – any of these may be motivating you to seek therapy. Equine-facilitated therapy is an effective alternative to talking therapies. It involves being outdoors in nature with horses which can bring us into the present and increase a feeling of calm, helping us connect to our inner world and emotions.

Find out more about our Equine Assisted Therapy.

Children & Young People

Children show their stress and anxiety through behaviours which can be hard to understand. Aggression and defiance can end up in repeated arguments with no solution which can cause family tension and stress. 

Your teenager may be spending more time in their room and struggling with peer relationships. Children may not be ready or able to talk about what is troubling them.

Through experiences with horses, Equine Assisted Therapy can help build resilience and insights in children, and it’s fun. Call us now to see how we can help your child or adolescent.

We use the Eagala Model of equine assisted psychotherapy and learning which does not involve riding. You don’t need any previous experience with horses. Equine assisted child therapy sessions are held weekly or fortnightly and last for up to one hour. Longer sessions are available.

Read more about our Equine Assisted Therapy.

Equine therapy for adults

Equine Assisted Therapy for Team Development

Are you struggling with your relationship with colleagues? Do you find that meetings go round in circles without reaching a solution? Staff dynamics and communication issues can take its toll on work relationships and staff morale. We can help by providing a non-judgemental space to reconnect with your team. 

Read more about ChangeWays development for Teams.

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Our team at ChangeWays are Eagala certified and one of only 3 providers in the northern half of the UK.

Eagala sets the global standard for psychotherapy & personal development incorporating horses. The Eagala model is about empowering change through hands on experiences with horses. It involves movement, physical activity and relationship-building through equine assisted psychotherapy and learning. Find out more

What is the Eagala Model? from Eagala on Vimeo.



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