SANTAQUIN, Utah, April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- EAGALA announces the release of its Military Services video illustrating use of EAGALA Model equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP) for service members. The video highlights specific aspects of the EAGALA methodology that make it effective within military settings. Veterans featured in the piece discuss qualities that enabled them to overcome challenges in their transition from military to civilian life.
According to Lynn Thomas, CEO of EAGALA, the eight-minute video highlights the growing interest in EAP to support the psychological health of those in the military. It also speaks to the development of EAGALA Military Services, being used now across the globe by providers certified to treat these populations.
"Addressing the effects of trauma is never easy. Within military culture, the challenge is even greater. The special demands placed on our service members require in-depth understanding specific to that culture. That's where EAGALA Military Services comes in," says Thomas.
Within a mindset that values hands-on action and doing, EAGALA Model EAP often works where other traditional methods of treatment fail. Decidedly action-oriented, the EAGALA Model uses horses to help military clients understand and recognize patterns, build on their personal strengths, and translate emotional insights into life-changing action.
The video demonstrates the structure of EAGALA sessions as veterans interact with horses. The experiential nature of working with horses engages military personnel in their own healing process, with solutions that meet them squarely on their own terms. Harnessing the horse-human dynamic helps people work through emotional barriers, serving as metaphors and powerful stand-ins for the people, issues, and challenges in the veteran's life. The EAGALA Model leads to powerful emotional breakthroughs and life-changing insights, strengthening resilience and coping skills. Clients can more quickly and completely resolve crisis and integrate effective solutions into their lives.
The EAGALA Model has been successfully used in the treatment of thousands of active military personnel, veterans, and their families. EAGALA Military Services addresses mental and behavior challenges that include reintegration issues, PTSD, trauma, depression, suicide, alcohol and opioid addiction, and other diagnoses.
EAGALA Military Services is the global standard for serving active military, reserves, and veterans. EAGALA is the only equine-assisted psychotherapy association to offer this special Military Services Designation. To find the video and learn more about EAGALA Military Services, visit eagala.org/military.
EAGALA is a nonprofit professional organization with over 4,500 members in 50 countries. EAGALA is committed to setting 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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