Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) consists of a treatment plan-based service offered to those individuals, dyads or families seeking help for issues related to, but not limited to the following: anger management, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, anxiety, grief & loss, relationship difficulties, communication skills, parenting, and impulse control.
Equine Assisted Learning
Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) is a goal-based service offered to groups seeking skill development in the areas of, but not limited to the following: team building, leadership training, problem solving, and improved functioning at the work place.
Queen of Hearts partnered with mental health professionals to provide EAP and EAL programs for those who are seeking to empower themselves to handle daily issues that they feel they may not have control over. As social, sentient beings, horses intuitively feel our emotional state and respond accordingly - offering us immediate feedback. Interacting with horses gives people a unique opportunity to regain their sense of self and differentiate between passive, assertive, and aggressive communication. It also provides an opportunity to experience setting and holding boundaries in a confident, effective manner – thus, gaining an embodied sense of empowerment.