Contemporary clinical research shows that close proximity to horses
changes human brain wave patterns suggesting that humans can be transformed in
a very positive way when in the presence of horses. It has also been revealed
in studies conducted by HeartMath that horses have extremely strong heart
rhythms which have the capacity to affect our own heart rhythms, similar to a
magnetic force, which help relax and calm us when in their presence.This explains how appropriate interaction with horses can therefore be
extremely therapeutic to adults and children alike.
Horses have a finely tuned ability to pick up on and see who we really
are, our capacities and our struggles and help us develop, grow and improve
through working with them.
Equine Facilitated Learning is an interaction between horses and people
designed to promote experiential learning for all the participants.
EFL promotes strategies to attain healthier relationships that in turn
can improve wider group and family dynamics. EFL sessions bring together horses
and people in a safe, supervised space designed to elicit positive and
The majority of sessions involve interacting with the horse from the
ground and although riding is a possibility, most people will experience EFL and
its many benefits in this way.
EFL is fun, interactive and informative! Great for all ages and
abilities, everyone will go home feeling happier and more relaxed for a long
time after the session ends.
There is no age barrier for Equine Facilitated Learning and we have
horses to suit a large range of clients. Currently our oldest client here at
Consciously You is 91 and our youngest 9!
EFL is particularly beneficial to people with any sort of disability as
it encourages interaction, learning, movement and independence. We can work
with people in all capacities including sight or hearing impaired, wheelchair
bound, those with mental disability including autism and those recovering from
injury and accident. The aim is to help people gain as much independence and
quality of life as possible.
EFL promotes new and positive interactions with the assistance of horses
to help in overcoming and coping with PTSD symptoms. Horses have an incredible
ability to instil relaxation and happiness within us while also helping us
learn new skills and strategies we can apply to all areas of our life. This is
an experiential process to promote wellbeing and recovery.
Working with horses in the form of Equine Facilitated Learning is a
fantastic way to improve and promote confidence and self-esteem regardless of
age. Being able to build a connection and effective communication with a horse
teaches us valuable life skills including speaking up, setting boundaries,
communication skills and self-worth.
Here at Consciously You we offer
private sessions, full day personal development workshops with the horses, 2
day introduction courses for those interested in doing Equine Therapy work and
tailored programs for organisations and businesses.
Please visit the Events page for
more information on workshops, clinics and courses.