Equine (Donkeys) Assisted Learning
Equine (Donkey) Assisted Learning is an experiential approach using donkeys as co-facilitators. Participants actively engage in and reflect upon hands-on activities with donkeys. EAL provides opportunities to learn a variety of life skills and to develop self-confidence and self-esteem.
Social and emotional skills are developed through participation in purposeful activities. The sessions are conducted by an ESMHL
Behavioral Regulation Social Skills – Communication – Problem Solving – Cooperation – Relationship Skills – Decision Making – Goal Setting – Empowerment – Focus – Respect
Equine (Donkeys) Facilitated Psychotherapy*
Equine (Donkeys) Facilitated Psychotherapy promotes personal exploration and behaviors. The sessions are conducted by a mental health professional, an ESMHL (Equine Mental Health Specialist and Learning). Rather than providing instruction on particular donkeysmanship skills, EFP focuses on client’s needs and includes specific treatment goals facilitated by the mental health professional.
We use guided, ground-based activities to focus on mental, emotional, and mental health. EFP addresses a variety of mental health and human development needs including: