Please help us fundraise to launch our sister non-profit HEART Horses at http://www.gofundme.com/2xe1o0 . We would like to expand our services to include Therapeutic Horse Back Riding. We want to use this money for start up costs and to offer scholarships for clients who can’t afford therapy. Please help us help more people through the healing power of the horse. Our staff are certified through EAGALA (Equine Growth and Learning Association) and PATH International (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship).
Hawai’i Equine Assisted Reflection & Therapy LLC, or HEART, is a unique therapy program for youth, adults, families, and groups that incorporates horses for growth, learning, and healing. We offer unforgettable interactive experiences with our horses at the picturesque Sunset Ranch on the North Shore of Oahu. Our programs for psychotherapy, learning, team building, and life coaching are experiential, meaning that our clients will engage in activities with the horses and experience a positive change that will last.
HEART envisions helping people live happier and healthier lives by providing an alternative, effective, and innovative approach to healing.
Our treatment philosophy resonates with the EAGALA model. We believe that our clients hold the best solutions for themselves. In the EAGALA model of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) each therapeutic session is facilitated by an Equine Specialist and a Mental Health Specialist. Working with the horses as a team we provide the opportunities to interact with the horses and then process these interactions with the client focusing on real solutions that are applicable to each individual.
Why does this work?
- Horses are sensitive animals being acutely aware of human emotions and intent. Emotions can surface much quicker in a session with horses than in an office setting.
- Our EAP and EAL sessions are interactive and engaging. By experiencing the activities with the horses and working towards solutions, the process becomes meaningful and personalized.
- A powerful experience with horses can break down barriers and overcome stigmas associated with therapy.
- More action, less talk! The focus is not on hearing our clients say that they’ve improved or changed. Our focus is on seeing a change in our clients as they are able to practice new behaviors and manage their emotions when interacting with the horses.
Let our horses help you!
Our Equine Assisted Psychotherapy program or our Equine Assisted Learning program may be just what you’ve been looking for. The process is engaging, fun, interactive, and different from any other mental health approach on the island. Go to our Programs page to learn more on how working with horses could be the solution you’ve been waiting for!
To schedule your first appointment contact email@example.com or 808-561-4184.
UPCOMING EVENTS WITH HEART ♥
Summer Youth EAL Program
This summer series of Equine Assisted Learning sessions is offered to youth ages 8-17. The group is limited to 6 participants. Participants will interact with horses to learn social skills, communication, boundaries, respect, empathy, leadership, and more. The 3 hour program includes a snack and a craft. All youth are welcome to participate.
Friday, June 21st 1 pm- 4 pm
Friday, July 12th 1 pm- 4 pm
Dates are contingent upon a minimum registration. HEART LLC reserves the right to reschedule sessions if necessary.
Cost: $90 per session.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Must complete Registration Form and Email or mail in advance. Find form under “Registration” and fill out Youth Registration Form. Payment can be made by mailing a check with your registration form or calling (808) 561-4184 to pay by credit card.
Demonstration of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
Sunday, June 23rd, 10 am- 12 pm at Sunset Ranch.
$20 per person. Great for mental health care professionals and educators. RSVP at email@example.com. Limited spaces available.