WHAT IS AROHA EQUINE?
Are you ready to take a leap of faith? Whether we realise it or not, each of us is at the center of everything that happens in our lives; every experience and every relationship is mirroring a mental pattern that we hold inside us, so letting go of old patterns that no longer serve us can be life-changing. At Aroha Equine, we know that horses can play a vital role in the process of self-discovery. Their patience and natural perceptivity enables them to attune to human emotions in gentle, unpretentious ways, making them honest and insightful companions in the healing journey.
The goal of psychotherapy and learning assisted by horses is for clients to interact with horses from the ground, which means there is no riding. The horses are integral to the process, which incorporates guided learning exercises, music, art and sacred ritual as well as traditional therapeutic techniques to release trauma that may have shaped your mind and body toward different states of fear, anxiety, depression ... allowing you to start moving towards creating physical relief and emotional serenity. Much research has been done around
psychotherapy assisted by horses; Eagala (Equine Assisted Growth & Learning) was one of the first organisations to develop a concrete model of professional standards for incorporating horses into mental health treatment. The Eagala model is effective because it embraces the science that humans learn best by doing. Eagala uses a hands-on approach where you are given a safe space to express and analyse a situation, make connections and find solutions, delivering profound and long lasting results.
HORSES CAN BE OUR GREATEST TEACHERS
Life can sometimes feel overwhelming and we may find ourselves too busy to stop and listen to our inner voice. Horses, on the other hand, live completely in the moment and being around them gives us the space to slow down, reflect and notice what is beckoning us to expand. When we connect with horses, we connect with love and nature and more profoundly with ourselves. Aroha Equine offer experiential therapies that let you re-discover your most authentic and loving self, quietly guided by the wisdom that horses have to offer you. Our Eagala Therapy Sessions follow a holistic approach to healing and personal development; with the co-facilitation of the noble horse, we offer creative learning experiences that will open your heart to a world of freedom and joy.
Eagala has over 2,500 certified members in 45 countries. Aroha Equine, lead by Renate Barrack, a certified Eagala practitioner, offer Eagala Therapy Sessions and Transformational Workshops in Auckland, New Zealand.
The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom.
- Sharon Ralls Lemon