Ravne, 13. 10. 2014
EAGALA seminary - on equine assisted psychotherapy and personal growth
Farm dislocated unit Ravne, where young Lipizzaner stallions are bred, hosted a
group of psychotherapists and participants of an educational seminary of EAGALA
- Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association.
The EAGALA method
offers an innovative approach to equine assisted personal growth and learning.
components of the EAGALA method are:
- team work
– team members are a horse-expert, a therapist, horses and clients,
work with horses (not riding),
and promotes equine assisted psychotherapy and personal growth as well as corporate
activities. The EAGALA method includes also experience-based work with horse herds.
The horses' task is only to »be horses«, so they need enough space to move freely
and react to people. Horses are very sensible, they reflect the inner processes
of human psyche, enabling an insight into the unconscious, explained the coordinator
of the seminary Ana Bordjan.
of psychotherapists and other participants from USA, Germany, Austria,
Netherlands and Belgium participated at the EAGALA seminary, organised by the Slovene
with two herds of young stallions and the herd of »retired« horses in the vast pastures
of Ravne was a remarkable experience, the guests explained.