What is it? A therapy based program where the horses are the Practitioners and our Facilitators are there for support. EAL has evolved from the successful methods and programs established worldwide in over 50 countries by US based EAGALA (The Global Standard for Assisted Psychotherapy & Personal Development). The focus is on people's interaction with specifically selected horses under the guidance of trained Facilitators and experienced Horse Professionals. Gill Beaurepaire qualified with EAGALA in 2013 has been running these programs at Whinbury Hill for 5 years in her role as the Equine Skilled Facilitator. Our Mental Health Practitioners, also EAGALA trained, include Julia Stiberc, BA/ SW and Andrea Bernazzoli , MSW, MCFT, Cert GB, AOD Clinician.

Our team promotes personal and professional development. Sessions are conducted with activities to build:

  • Confidence
  • Problem Solving
  • Assertiveness
  • Creative Thinking
  • Leadership
  • Non-verbal Communication
  • Relationships and Teamwork

(For more EAGALA information see www.eagala.org)