Equine Therapy and Learning facilitators
Rachael Willis is the lead clinician at Pure Empowerment and director of the Equine Empowerment program. As an equine specialist Rachael has intensive training to become accredited in the facilitation of the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) Model and is dual certified as an Equine Specialist (ES) and a Mental Health (MH) professional.
A variety of additional highly qualified staff, with specific areas of expertise, are scheduled as needed.
Claire Horder (Occupational Therapist from GVOT) also works alongside Rachael as an ES and we are delighted to have Claire on board!
Rachael Willis, founder and Programs Director, EAGALA Certified.
Horses are a key part of the team.
To evade predators, horses have evolved to be extremely sensitive to their environment. They instinctively analyse and react to our body language and other nonverbal cues. As a result, we are able to gain insight into our own nonverbal communication and behaviours patterns. The Eagala Model invites clients into an arena for ground-based interaction with horses to facilitate the therapeutic process. These horses become the focal point in client-driven discovery and analysis.
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