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Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
Greer Swiatek specializes in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP). Please read the following to see if this type of therapy is a good fit for you and your family.
The Natural Lifemanship Method of EAP is based on the belief that the process of building a safe and healthy relationship with a horse translates into healthier human relationships—both within the self and with others. One of the principal benefits of EAP is the team approach to counseling—the therapy team consists of the client, the therapist, the equine professional, and the horse. The team approach provides a safe container to explore expectations and patterns that the client brings to the horse, from past relationship experiences, and an opportunity to create healthy relationship patterns. EAP is an experiential learning process in which the horse provides biofeedback, enabling the client to practice self-awareness, emotional regulation, and relationship skills. EAP sessions may consist of groundwork with the horse, talk therapy, mindfulness exercises, and rhythmic riding. EAP can be used in tandem with psychotherapy sessions in an office setting.
Horses will respond now the way humans will, eventually. Horses are able to do this because they live in the present. A horse responds to what the client is doing in the present, rather than what they did in the past or what they may do in the future. A typical human’s response is tied to the past, present, and future, which is not conducive to honest, immediate feedback. Once clients understand the things in the relationship for which they are responsible, they can make changes in themselves to improve the relationship with the horse, and then apply those same changes to more complex human interactions.
Currently, EAP sessions are held at Pecan Creek Ranch in Georgetown, TX.
All EAP sessions are confidential and will become a part of your clinical record. The same requirements and exceptions to confidentiality apply to EAP as to other forms of psychotherapy.
Greer’s training in EAP follows the Natural Lifemanship model developed by Tim D. Jobe and Bettina N. Shultz-Jobe.
Greer offers Natural Lifemanship training and consultation services for mental health professionals who are looking to incorporate EAP into their practice. Book a consultation today.
Natural Lifemanship (NL) is the new standard in equine-assisted psychotherapy. As the original Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (TF-EAP™), Natural Lifemanship is based on contemporary medical research that explains the physiological and psychological impact of chronic stress and traumatic insults on human development beginning in utero and throughout the lifespan. Founded on this science Natural Lifemanship views and treats psychological and behavioral disorders through a trauma lens by intentionally using horse physiology to regulate human physiology, and horse psychology to heal human psychology. In TF-EAP™ the relationship between the client and their horse is the foundation for healing and every interaction between the horse and human, whether on the ground or mounted, has a therapeutic purpose.