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EVIDENCE

Our team of therapists, coaches and equine specialists adhere to the framework and ethics of Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA), a facilitation model clinically proven to elicit emotional and behavioural change.

EAGALA is the global standard for equine-assisted psychotherapy and learning interventions. Developed in 1999 by American therapist Lynne Thomas LCSW and now practiced across 40 nations by over 3,000 practitioners in the fields of mental health, personal development and experiential therapy. For more information visit www.eagala.org

EAGALA is widely accepted as an invaluable mental health treatment in the psychological health of children and adults - such as children with ADHD and war veterans with PTSD. It is gaining considerable respect for its effectiveness in improving emotional intelligence and leadership potential when working with professionals, students and entrepreneurs.

Published studies contributing to the evidence base of the EAGALA Model exist in the fields of adolescent mental health, chronic psychiatric inpatients, victims of sexual and domestic abuse, trauma patients and students undergoing coaching.

 

Track Clinic is proud to be working in association with Bath University to further extend the evidence base in the UK, growing awareness of the value of these practices.

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TESTIMONIALS

"The sessions have made me much more self-aware and allowed me to develop more confidence in handling my anxiety or any difficult situation." - Young person with OCD 

 

"My child has started to open up with sharing things that have happened in the past and is managing anger better." - Mum of child with attachment disorder 

'Equine therapy has been a lifesaver for my daughter in dealing with her medical trauma" - Mum of child referred by Somerset Council.

 

"I was really surprised by what the horses did. It was like they knew exactly what I needed without me having to do or explain a thing. - Young person with eating disorder

"I was skeptical at first but can honestly say it's pure magic' - Mum of adopted teenager from Devon Council

"It's been really good helping me with my anger. The horses gave me a calming vibe that I can take on myself' - 15 year old boy, excluded from school

 

 "In the six weeks that I did the program, I feel like a completely different person. This has been absolutely the best thing I've experienced with regards to my PTSD.” -  OEF/OIF Veteran 

 

“I have had many ‘talk therapies’ in my life, but this was totally different and very powerful – I could step away from my usual intellectualising and just be and maybe it was this that enabled me to gain so much insight and to really ‘cut through’ stuff. This therapy has really changed things for me. I have noticed less fear and more inner stability.” - Client with history of domestic violence and mental health diagnosis

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RESEARCH & REFERENCES

A program evaluation study found the EAGALA model an effective approach when working to alleviate trauma symptoms from children and adolescents who have been sexually abused, resulting in a significant reduction in undesirable behaviours and symptoms of depression and anxiety. 

Reference: Trauma - Kemp, K metal (2013). Journal of Child and Family Studies.

A clinical study revealed the EAGALA model reduced violent behaviour in chronic psychiatric inpatients. The study further verified the reduction in violent behaviour sustained for several months after treatment.

Reference: Violence - Nurenberd, J.R. metal (2014). Psychiatric Services in Advance

An evaluation of veterans participating in an EAGALA program revealed a 72% reduction in symptoms of PTSD. The program further revealed 50% of veterans with PTSD experienced reduction in symptoms that were clinically significant.

Reference: Veterans with PTSD - PEACE Ranch, December 2013 Report

Confidence and self-esteem increased through successful completion of the horse-oriented task.

Children who spent time with horses had significantly lower stress hormone measures over 12 weeks compared to the control group.

A clinically significant increase of 82% improvement in mood conduct and psychotic disorder was found in adolescents participating in equine-assisted family therapy.

Reference: Review of EAP - Frewin, K & Gardiner, B (2005) The Australian Journal of Counselling Psychology, 6, pp13-17

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