Equine-assisted learning (EAL) is an experiential learning approach that promotes the development of life skills for educational, professional and personal goals through equine-assisted activities. Working with horses provides opportunities to teach critical life skills such as trust, respect, honesty and communication. Horses are deeply in-tune with body language and can help participants to better understand and learn how our non-verbal communicaiton might be impacting or influencing others in their lives.
Horses are hyper-aware of their surroundings and can teach their humans to learn a hightened sense of self-awareness. Self-awareness is important in order to reveal patterns of behavior and gives participants the opportunity to think in a new way. Participants also gain self-esteem and self-confidence while learning how to work with such a large powerful creature.
Horses provide us with a way to see our internal landscape and modes of operation exposed. They offer us the opportunity to experience humility, compassion and challenge - all critical elements to supporting self-growth and self-awareness.
New Foundations Home for Children
We are blessed to love on a group of young men from New Foundations. The horses are assisting them in discovering many things about themselves and teaching valuble life-lessons. They are practicing different communication techniques, self-reflection, emotional regulation, problem solving and leadership skills.
Anderson Alternative School ...
We are blessed to provide services to groups of 8 students over 8 weekly sessions from the alternative school. These students are learning the art of communicating with horses and through that they are discovering all kinds of things about themselves. They are learning about leadership, communication, trust, respect, and gaining valuable life skills through an extremely impacting experience. We are seeing improvements in self-confidence, communication, self-awareness and self-control. They are learning how to be team players and to put others before themselves, seeing things through the horses eyes offers such a unique and impacting perspective that leads to life change.
"Hearts in Harmony is a one of a kind program. Our school, the Anderson County Alternative School, has been given a rare opportunity to allow our kids to experience working one on one with horses and the results we're seeing are amazing. Most of the students that were selected are notoriously impulsive and overall poor decision makers. Over the last several weeks, we have begun to see attitudes get better while seeing the kids take pride in their school work and be more approachable and respectable to staff and other students. There are so many unique qualities of this program that truly touches the hearts of everyone involved. Bekah and Mark have opened their doors to our school and our difficult kids. The program speaks to the hearts and minds of young people and brings out the very best in each of them. I know, Hearts in Harmony has changed the lives of our students involved. We are truly honored to have been a part of a program that allows people to get in touch with their emotions, feel comfortable in trying new things, and becoming more self-confident. All of this through working with horses is truly remarkable."
-Kristy Tarallo, Social Worker at Anderson Alternative School
Equine interactive social skills programs for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders, aspergers syndrome, ADHD, and behavioral challenges.
In a safe and fun learning enviornment individuals and small groups will engage in developmentallydesigned lessons, games, simulations, and ground work with horses. In addition, written personal planning programs for expanded learning and generalization include individualized success plans, reference material for continued learning, video, visual and manipulative tools for home, school and community.
Click HERE to see Gina in a nationally televised interview about her previous program in Rhode Island!
Contact Gina Morro for more information or to schedule a session 401-524-7117 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Programs for Vets and their families...
Bekah's brother is a Marine and helping family relationships and communication be restored for veterans is something close to her heart. She is so thankful for God's protection of her brother while he was in active service and is grateful for her relationship with him.
Horses have proven to offer healing and restoration, watch this powerful video (here) demonstrating some of the benefits of Equine Assisted Learning that these vets experienced.
If you or someone you love is interested in setting up some sessions, please call or email Bekah for more information 864.444.4548 or email@example.com
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