Embrace Hope Sandy Hook utilizes an equine assisted therapy program to bring healing to our participants. Equine assisted therapy sessions:
Promote and improve self-efficacy and esteem, motivation, skills acquisition and task accomplishment
Promote and improve levels of social competence, social contact, skills and pro-social relationships
Promote and improve emotional and cognitive coping abilities
Promote and improve communication, trust, empathy, bonding and team work
Reduce fear, aggression, loneliness, negative mood, anxiety and depression symptoms
Improve stress relief, quality of life and wellbeing
Promote and improve educational skills and ability to focus on structured learning and tasks (i.e. learning the alphabet, colors, word association, sequential thinking, speech and appropriate behavioral issues), and play and game competencies
Promote independence, sense of responsibility and personal growth.
EAGALA has trained over 8,000 individuals in 41 countries in this experiential modality since its founding in 1999. The program utilizes professionals who use equine assisted therapy to address mental health and human development needs.