SANTAQUIN, Utah, May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Lynn Thomas, CEO of the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA), announces the release of the new book, Transforming Therapy through Horses.
Transforming Therapy through Horses is the only book to detail the principles of the EAGALA Model, the global standard in equine-assisted psychotherapy. Written by EAGALA founder Lynn Thomas and trainer Mark Lytle with Brenda Dammann, Transforming Therapy through Horses brings key points to life with powerful accounts from EAGALA's own case files, illustrating the model's nuances in ways that are often both poignant and humorous. The book is available in both paperback and Kindle formats on Amazon.com.
"Mark's case stories have always been a valuable teaching tool in his EAGALA trainings," says Thomas. "We knew they would be an ideal format to inform, educate, and even entertain readers in the model's structure."
"The book appeals to a broad audience," Thomas continues, "including mental health professionals, EAGALA practitioners, horse enthusiasts, and curious readers. It's a key resource to enhance understanding of the EAGALA Model and the professional, powerful impact horses can have in mental health."
The Leading Model in Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy
Equine-assisted psychotherapy is gaining significant attention from the therapeutic world. Its effectiveness for many populations—including military veterans, adjudicated youth, those struggling with addictions, and families—has surpassed the anecdotal to become a respected form of treatment. The EAGALA Model is regarded as the industry standard for equine-assisted treatment in the mental health community.
Transforming Therapy through Horses addresses the key principles and theory behind EAGALA's well-respected form of behavioral health treatment, connecting applied knowledge from engaging client stories to illustrate the effectiveness of the model's structure. Within the compelling and often humorous stories, the book continuously underscores the importance of training for the EAGALA practitioner in helping clients meet challenges and navigate positive change.
EAGALA is grateful for the generous financial support of Frank and Nonie Reed, founders of Touchstone Ranch Recovery Center, in making this book possible.
LYNN THOMAS, LCSW, is EAGALA's founder and CEO. Under her leadership, EAGALA has advanced the first professionalized standards for equine-assisted psychotherapy, developing EAGALA into the industry's global standard. Lynn holds a master's degree in social work from the University of Utah.
EQUINE SPECIALIST MARK LYTLE spent years building a private EAGALA program before becoming an EAGALA trainer in 2003. His client cases quickly became the focal point of his teaching—and the inspiration for the book. Mark holds an AAS in equine science from Martin Community College.
BRENDA DAMMANN is an experienced consultant and professional wordsmith working with clients to explore the intersection of ideas, creativity, and change. Transforming Therapy through Horses is her third book written for the equine-assisted psychotherapy industry. Find her at CreativeInc.net.
EAGALA is a nonprofit professional organization with over 4,500 members in 50 countries. EAGALA sets the standard of professional excellence in how horses and people work together to improve the quality of life and mental health of individuals, families, and groups worldwide. Learn more at eagala.org or call (877)858-4600.
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