Horses , Hula Hoops, Mental Health Professionals from Around the World Take to the Arena to Tackle Mental/ Behavioral Challenges Including PTSD, Sexual Abuse, Addiction, Stress Management, ADHD, Autism, Depression
EAGALA MODEL EQUINE ASSISTED PSYCHOTHERAPY (EAP) AND LEARNING(EAL) WORKSHOPS HIT LAS VEGAS FOR THE FIRST TIME, SOUTH POINT CASINO AND ARENA
LAS VEGAS, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following is being released today by EAGALA and EAGALA Military Services:
WHO: Lynn Thomas, co-founder, Executive Director EAGALA a 501(c)3 nonprofit association , veterans and active military, over 500 social workers, educators, equine specialists, corporate leaders, psychologists from around the world
WHAT: Demonstrations of the innate sensitivity of horses as they run free and work with humans in the alternative experiential therapy EAGALA Model. Sessions of non- mounted activities involving obstacles and props , and facilitated by certified equine specialists and mental health professionals, are increasingly being used in the treatment of veterans, at-risk youth, families and groups as an adjunct or alternative to talk therapy. Recently featured on reality TV’s “World’s Strictest Parents” and developed to address the need for resources, education and professionalism in the fields of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Learning, EAGALA has set the standard for professional excellence in how horses and humans work together to improve the quality of life and mental health of millions worldwide. In partnership with the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF), EAGALA provides an opportunity for a second career for horses retired from racing. EAGALA has more than 3,500 members in 40 countries in Africa, North America, the Middle East, Latin America and Australia. It is not therapeutic riding.
WHEN: Thursday, March 22nd 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. South Point Equestrian Arena
Friday, March 23rd 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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WHERE: South Point Hotel, Casino and Equestrian Arena, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89183(www.SouthPointCasino.com)
**GREAT VISUALS/INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE**
Please call Hayley at 310 488 9777 to schedule and confirm appointments
For additional information on EAGALA and EAGALA Military Services, visit www.eagala.org
CONTACT: HAYLEY SUMNER, HAYLEY@EAGALA.ORG, 310 488-9777 OR MICHELLE FORREST, MFORREST17@YAHOO.COM, 310 487-3177
SOURCE Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA)