Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Pedagogy of Equus, Post #3: The Experiential Nature of Learning

The Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) approach to facilitating a client’s journey to greater insight into their own mental health offers a strong, clear context for the mental health professional. I recently had the pleasure of completing a … Continue reading

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A Pedagogy of Equus, Post #2: Leading with Questions

     The facilitators at last week’s EAGALA training excelled at the practice of leading through questions. To better understand the EAGALA process participants would ask questions. They were sincere questions honestly asked. What they anticipated was an answer or … Continue reading

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A Pedagogy of Equus, Post #1: Talking Through the Horse

     Last week I attended Part One of the EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) certification training. EAGALA is a form of equine assisted therapy rooted in working with clients on the ground, utilizing clean language as means … Continue reading

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Beers and Hymns?

I grew up in a Lutheran church with fairly traditional customs and traditions. I often heard words of judgment around topics of “drinking” from parents that possessed a fairly narrow and rigid view of any topics around alcohol beverages. College … Continue reading

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