We HAVE NEWS!
Director of Equine Services, Vannessa Weatherford, is moving out
of state. Look for Vannessa to continue PACES, LLC when
she gets settled in her new location.
Ashley Lee, Clinical Director, will continue business as usual at
Laurelwood Farm in Cullman, AL under the new name:
LEAD (Laurelwood Equine Assisted Discoveries).
Please visit www.horseslead.com for details and to
follow along with what Ashley is up to!
Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) &
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) Sessions
NO horse experience necessary. Participants will not be riding horses!
Sessions will involve activities on the ground with horses at liberty.
Individual Therapy & Skill Building
During an EAL or EAP session, an individual participant can expect to be able to to engage
in hands on activities with the horse. Every
session is unique, as the model is experiential
and client centered. This means you take the
lead. Clients will be given the space to project
and analyze their situations, make connections, and find their own solutions to their treatment plan goals.
Group Therapy & Skill Building
During an EAL and/or EAP session involving a group, each group member can expect to engage in hands on activities with horses. These activities will be tailored to focus on a subject matter that all members of the group need to explore, such as substance abuse or anger management. Group sessions may also focus on the entire group dynamic, such as improving family relations, or following a curriculum for a particular problem shared by the group. The EAGALA model is extremely flexible.
Corporate Groups & Team Building
Corporate groups will participate in EAL. In an EAL session valuable skills can be obtained that will impact the effectiveness of an organization. For example, often times EAL is done with teams on an organization in order to improve communication skills, leadership or team building. Specific goals may be set, such as trouble shooting sales team performance or identifying conflicts that may hinder productivity. This process is still facilitated by a mental health professional and equine specialist but the intention is different than in EAP.
What is a Session Like?
We create customized packages for individuals, therapy practices, community agencies, treatment programs, and corporations. We recognize that every client has unique goals and needs - we will
build each package with that in mind.