Equine Assisted Therapy at ChangeWays helps children and adults struggling with their mental health.
We offer psychotherapy with the help of horses for adults, families, children and adolescents. Our centres in Cumbria and Scotland cater for people in Dumfries & Galloway, Northern England, Scotland and beyond.
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. Taking time for yourself allows you to re-evaluate a situation or problem. Take the time and space to reconnect to you.
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 they are struggling with.
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.
We use the Eagala Model of equine therapy 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.
Equine Assisted Therapy for Adults
Are you struggling with overwhelming emotions and feeling stressed out in life? Do you keep repeating the same relationship patterns that leave you feeling stuck? Recognising there is a problem is the first step in finding solutions which improve mental health.
Equine Assisted Therapy for Parents
Children & young people who are struggling with anxiety or depression may withdraw to their rooms and shut themselves off from the world. This can leave parents feeling hopeless, not knowing where to turn.
Your child may find it hard to cope with things like bullying or a family event like a divorce. You can be on the receiving end of their anger and frustration, and punishment is not working.
We can offer a supportive space to reflect, helping to make sense of the situation, and find solutions to help your son or daughter.
We provide Equine Assisted Supervision to professionals who work with children, adolescents, adults and parents. Are you part of a team involving horses or animals in your work? Are you looking for a creative approach to clinical supervision as a therapist? It can help you to uncover blind spots, build skills and develop self-confidence in your approach.
Equine Assisted Therapy for Team Development
Are you struggling with colleagues? Finding that meetings go round in circles without reaching a solution? We can help by providing a team experience where you improve communication and build relationships.
Our team at ChangeWays are Eagala certified and one of only 3 providers in the northern half of the UK.
Eagala uses a unique team approach of equal partners which includes yourself. It involves movement, physical activity and relationship-building with horse therapy. This is the world’s largest and most professionally respected organisation for psychotherapy involving horses. Find out more www.eagala.org
What is the Eagala Model? from Eagala on Vimeo.