Joshua Tree Groups

EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth And Learning Association)
*Participants must secure their own transportation to and from the facility*

    1) Family Session EAGALA Group Therapy

    • Scheduled Length: 90 Minutes
    • Price: $180/person 
    • Offered at Beaver Creek Ranch & Hidden Creek Ranch
    • Thursdays (w/Stacey at Beaver Creek) Fridays (w/Stacey at Hidden Creek)

    2) Resilience With Horses – EAGALA Group Therapy – For Individuals Who Identify as Neurodivergent  (Beaver Creek Ranch)
    (With Stacey Adelman M.Ed. Registered Psychologist)
    Participants will discover and learn core mental health and resilience constructs that are vital
    to emotional health and well-being. While working with horses in ground-based activities
    (there is no riding involved), youth will learn about positive coping, communication, awareness of self and others, action, motivation, and problem-solving to help them develop and improve their social/emotional abilities. 

    • Scheduled Length: 90 Minutes (Date – Wednesday October 4, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM)
    • This is a ONE TIME ONLY Session Price: $180/person
    • Ages 8-12
    • Cut off for registration is Monday (of that week) at 4:00 PM
    • Offered at Beaver Creek Ranch (Lumsden, SK)
    • Max 6 people per session 
    • Each participant must secure their own transportation to and from the facility.

    3) Resilience With Horses – EAGALA Group Therapy – For Individuals Who Identify as Neurodivergent (Beaver Creek Ranch)
    (With Stacey Adelman M.Ed. Registered Psychologist)
    Participants will discover and learn core mental health and resilience constructs that are vital to emotional health and well-being. While working with horses in ground-based activities (there is no riding involved), youth will learn about positive coping, communication, awareness of self and others, action, motivation, and problem-solving to help them develop and improve their social/emotional abilities.

    • Scheduled Length: 90 Minutes (Dates: Sept. 28, Oct. 5, Oct. 12, Oct.26, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM)
    • Session Price: $180/person ($750 total for 4 sessions)
    • Ages 13+
    • Cut off for registration is Monday (of that week) at 4:00 PM
    • Offered at Beaver Creek Ranch (Lumsden, SK)
    • Max 6 people per session 
    • Each participant must secure their own transportation to and from the facility.

    DETAILS:
    Individuals who identify as neurodivergent may have a diagnosis of: Autism, ADHD, Intellectual Disability, Dyslexia, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Dyscalculia, Tourette’s Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety, Down Syndrome, Bipolar Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, William Syndrome.

    How will horses help develop these skills for resilience?
    Horses are highly attuned to human emotions and become living, breathing metaphors or stand-ins for the people, issues, and challenges in an individual’s life. They also offer opportunities for safe reflection and compelling feedback regarding fears and anxieties or challenges that individuals may be facing. Horses have a unique sensitivity that helps people understand their own internal processes more readily than what may be achieved in hours of talking. This program utilizes the EAGALA model and is TRAUMA INFORMED.

    PARENTS:
    While your child is in the session in the arena with horses, parents will have the opportunity to gather with other parents in the group around a campfire. This is an opportunity to socialize with parents of neurodiverse children and learn from the people who get it the most – other parents. And….it’s just an evening to relax and enjoy the company of others around a campfire in the gorgeous valley near Lumsden.

    Topics Covered Include:

    • Emotional (Intrapersonal Intelligence):
    • Identifying emotions in self and others

    Social (Interpersonal) Intelligence

    • Situational awareness
    • Empathy and compassion
    • Verbal and non-verbal communication

    Trust and Respect

    • Developing healthy boundaries
    • Assertiveness
    • Perspective taking

    Relationships

    • Coping with peer pressure, bullying and family dynamics

    Teamwork

    • How to be a team player
    • Negotiation and compromise
    • Resolving Conflict

    Self-Regulation

    • Reducing stress and anxiety
    • Emotional regulation
    • Problem Solving

    Identity and Personality

    • Creativity and adaptability
    • Developing confidence
    • Increasing self-esteem
    • Identifying personal strengths

    Motivation and Goal Setting

    • Developing self-motivation
    • Improving attention and concentration
    • Setting goals
    • Overcoming obstacles

    4) Women’s EAGALA Group Therapy: Resilience with Horses for Women
    (With Stacey Adelman M.Ed. Registered Psychologist)
    This program is for women of all ages who are facing challenges in their lives including anxiety, depression, codependency, grief and loss, divorce, body image, low self-esteem, and relationship difficulties with family and friends. This program is solution-focused, and the activities are planned around the horses’ reflected behaviours in response to the participants. Women in this group will work together to learn skills for resilience.

    • Scheduled Length: 90 Minutes (1:30 PM – 3:00 PM)
    • Price: $750 (covered by extended health benefits)
    • Runs for 4 weeks – Sept 28th, Oct 5th, Oct 12th, Oct 26th
    • Cut off for registration is Monday (of that week) at 4:00 PM
    • Offered at Beaver Creek Ranch (Lumsden, SK)
    • Max 6 people per session 

    DETAILS:
    Topics Covered Include:

    Emotional (Intrapersonal Intelligence):

    • Identifying emotions in self and others

    Social (Interpersonal) Intelligence

    • Situational awareness
    • Empathy and compassion
    • Verbal and non-verbal communication

    Trust and Respect

    • Developing healthy boundaries
    • Assertiveness
    • Perspective taking

    Relationships

    • Coping with peer pressure, bullying and family dynamics

    Teamwork

    • How to be a team player
    • Negotiation and compromise
    • Resolving Conflict

    Self-Regulation

    • Reducing stress and anxiety
    • Emotional regulation
    • Problem-Solving

    Identity and Personality

    • Creativity and adaptability
    • Developing confidence
    • Increasing self-esteem
    • Identifying personal strengths

    Motivation and Goal Setting

    • Developing self-motivation
    • Improving attention and concentration
    • Setting goals
    • Overcoming obstacles

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