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5th Edition July 20 Contents


Contents Cover Photograph from Austria & New EAGALA Logo

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Welcome from Newsletter Team

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An example of systemic supervision and EAGALA model work in Austria

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Living in a war zone - Interview with Ruti Scharia from Horse Your Mind, Israel

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Network Meeting in the Netherlands with a special guest!

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Coaching Conference in Amsterdam New EAGALA Marketing Strategies to Help You Grow Your Client Base

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Promotional Events & Media: Slovenia TV clip UK Networking Group Weekend Event Demonstration in Guildford, UK. Sponsored by EAGALA

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Funding Success – UK

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Horses and Human Communication

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Advanced Training in UK for 2015

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International Research Project Members

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New Marketing Materials for Members – Addiction & Recovery

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Equestrian Index – free listing for UK Members

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Members Events, Network Group Meetings

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EAGALA Approved Workshops Germany & UK

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Welcome to the 6th Edition of the EAGALA EME Newsletter Hi Members As I write this I am reflecting on the last few months while looking out of my office window onto fields of grazing animals. It has been a busy few months with so much happening to support members. In this edition we have interesting articles on supervision; an inspiring interview with Ruti Scharia in Israel; funding successes and details of Eagala sponsored events that have taken place in our region. Thank you to all of you who have supported these events, without you they would not have been possible! Working together and supporting each other is the way forward; we have great opportunities to do this through our networking groups. Thanks also to Jo Anne Karlsson, Editor, for her help in making the 6th edition of this newsletter possible. Most of you will know we now have a new look for Eagala with a global focus. I hope you like the changes. If you’d like to know more Lynn outlines this new strategy in the marketing webinar. Can you help? We are looking for another volunteer with good IT/design skills who can help with the newsletter on a quarterly basis. Please contact me at eme@eagala.org The deadline for our next edition is the 27th February 2015. Please send me your news, events, case studies, research & evaluation results and anything else you think will support members. Coral Harrison, EAGALA EME Regional Coordinator

Wishing you all the best for Christmas and for the New Year. Coral Harrison & Jo-Anne Karlsson EAGALA EME Newsletter Production Team

Editorial Guidelines:- While every effort will be made to keep contributions complete and unedited we reserve the right to make amendments. Decisions about the inclusion and amendment of contributions are made by the production team. The contents of this newsletter are for information and support purposes only. It can be shared via social media and included on your websites. Please reduce the size of your photographs to a maximum size of 100 kb.

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An example of systemic supervision and EAGALA model work in Austria In Austria when we use the term “supervision” we mean the following:  Supervision is a professional method used to reflect about themes from work life.  Institutions related to social work typically use supervision, but more and more different companies use it as a tool to enhance the work quality and well being of their employees.  Supervision reflects all kinds of themes, problems and questions occurring in the daily work. The goal is to help people develop solutions and to learn from them.  It is also used as a quality tool to keep up a high standard of work quality.  For counsellors and therapists there are also different requirements to make use of supervision to maintain their licence.  In becoming a certified counsellor or therapist, they have to take supervision hours reflecting on their practical work with clients. The term supervision comes from the Latin words “supra” = above, from above and “videre” = see, look at something. So the term supervision is interpreted as to look at something from a different perspective (meta position). In Austria supervision is not regulated by the Chamber of Commerce (as counselling and therapy are). So in 1994 a non profit organisation called Austrian Association for Supervision and Coaching (OEVS) was founded. The OEVS sets standards for supervision and training requirements and runs a list of members adhering to those standards. Through many years of intense work the OEVS has grown to a well-known organisation and a lot of companies and organisations require this membership for people offering supervision. Being a member of OEVS is seen as a quality standard. When doing my continuing education in 2013 I went to workshops about supervision and discovered that Barbara, who had just moved to the same horse barn as myself, was doing her education as a supervisor according to OEVS. So a little later we had the idea to join up and offer equine assisted systemic supervision. Here we would like to share with you what we discovered on our way. After Barbara had experienced a few EAGALA sessions for herself, we interviewed her to share her thoughts about the EAGALA model work. Important for her was that the work is not about “one is better than the other” but rather different things having different spaces in different ways of working with people. Her thoughts:  Different to a one-to-one setting.  The setting is very open, there are a lot of things going on you can talk about, you have more than one living being doing something.  There is always something happening, if not with the client, then with the horses.  You don’t need to talk a lot; you can send the client out to the horses to let them work it out for themselves.  The client works in the here and now.  You talk about the goal and then you can send the client into the process.  The experiential work – clients experience it through doing.  In movement processes start more easily.  Through the horses you can talk about any issues without putting a valuation on it.  The things the clients use are extra tools and even more room for information and questions. www.eagala.org

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Horses are living “circular questions”, we use this technique in the systemic work to ask the client what someone else would think/do about….. The horses are someone else in the here and now. The client can do things in his or her own time; it seems to slow people down. There is room for the client’s inner dialogue. The client may feel more freedom because the focus is not only on them. Clients can act out their ideas. Everything is very open; the client can put his or her stuff on it. All senses are included in this work; every client can live out his or her preference on senses. You can talk about the horses. Horses don’t do what you expect them to do; rather they react to you. There are so many ways clients and horses can go, there is so much more room for everything. Being outside might be different to the daily work patterns of people. As a supervisor it feels good to have the room to watch and have less need to talk. A two people team makes it two sets of eyes and ears.

Barbara is also trained in Non Violent Communication after Marshall Rosenberg. In the clean observations we do in the EAGALA Model she found the first step from that model – watch and ask without interpreting it. As it is interesting how the systemic model and the EAGALA model have things in common, we tried to compare thoughts of those two models: Systemic Supervision includes The focus is on the individual and everything and everybody in the relevant system It is not about right or wrong, it is about being useful and helpful As a supervisor “not knowing” and being open and neutral to everything Supervisor as expert for the setting and tools; client as an expert for the process and the solution Believe in personal responsibility Instead of advice, be curious, ask questions, reflect Solution focused work See the problem as an attempt to solve something, resource oriented Hypothesis to bring in ideas Use of metaphors and visions (future pace) Believe in the possibility of choices Every person is different, diversity is beautiful Use of systemic questions

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The EAGALA Model includes The focus is on everything that happens out there (horses, symbols, people….) It is not about right or wrong Clients have their own best solution if just given the opportunity to discover it We are the experts for the EAGALA model; clients are the experts for their lives Believe in personal responsibility, Focus on asking questions rather than giving answers Solution focused work Resource oriented Ask the client Use of directive and non directive metaphors Believe in the possibilities of the client It is not about techniques, it is about personal ways The art of asking questions

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Photo Story of a supervision session. The theme was the reflection of what was learned during working in a specific institution. The black horse standing for the ‘stuff’ that was already reflected, the shape with the noodles being the rules and all the other stuff symbolizing different learning situations and themes… (Follow the photos from left to right)

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The Structure: Question – activity –reflection Now in actually doing equine assisted systemic supervision, what is different to our “normal” EAGALA session? Out of the expectations for supervision and the reflection to daily work life we do it with the following structure: The first session is without horses, to talk about the theme the client wants to work on. It’s a work towards a well worded positive goal and setting a frame for the supervision (supervision contract). After that the equine assisted systemic supervision sessions are always a two session time frame, which starts with time to talk about what is the theme for today, then working with the horses and after that reflecting it to the work. That’s the plan, and as you all know the plan always changes and is adapted to the situation and the client  Mag. Barbara Schwarz – Live-& Social Counsellor, Supervision OEVS Hemma Partl –EAGALA Certified ES Carina Prantl – Live-& Social Counsellor, EAGALA Advanced Certified MH & ES

In systemic thinking the whole (1+1) is much more than the sum of its parts. So bringing two models together will also be more than the sum of those two…. www.eagala.org

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.Interview with Ruti Scharia, Horse Your Mind, Israel Saturday 6th September 2014, High House Centre, Upper Staveley, Kendal, Cumbria, UK

Coral: How long have you been running an EAGALA program? Ruti: I was first certified in 2009 and I didn’t really know how to start working, using EAGALA, until after the Las Vegas conference in 2012. The certification programme wasn’t enough for me; I needed to get more experience. Before traveling to the conference, I made a contact with Rob Pliskin, an EAGALA certified professional from Ohio. Rob invited me to participate in a demo he and Eva Usadi presented at the "Winslow Therapeutic Riding Center" in Warwick, New York. Rob connected me with Lisa Gatti, the Director and creator of "Pal-O-Mine" Equestrian in Long Island. There I spent some time learning and practicing. For me it was such a "wow" moment and I knew that this is what I wanted to do. At the conference I also met Joy Nussen and she invited me to see her work. I came back from the US with lots of enthusiasm and started using EAGALA at my work with Yael Mitsafon and other EAGALA professionals all over the country. Coral: I am aware that you are living in a conflict situation in Israel? Ruti: I live close to the border area. It is not very safe although it changes - there are times when you say it is safe now, but there is a term ‘dropping’. This means there is a bomb dropping. We are living in high tension; you never know when it is going to come. You can never really relax and feel safe because there is not such a thing. The bombs can come anytime. Coral: Even in your area? Ruti: Yes it’s in the south of Israel. The war is in the south which is our area. The first 7 Kilometres from the border the population had to leave their homes as they couldn’t stay there. They didn’t have enough time between the alarm and the bombs dropping. I’m not there, thank God! I live about 20 kilometres from the border. www.eagala.org

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Coral: It is still very close. Ruti: Yes but we have almost 30 seconds from when the alarm goes off and the bomb fall. Thirty seconds is relatively a lot of time. Coral: Is it? Ruti: Well it depends on where it catches me. We have a safe room in the house so it's a lot of time if we are at home. If I am out with the horses I drop on the ground and pray to God! I don’t run fast enough! Sometimes we have 3 alarms in a day. Most of time you hear on the news that bombs fall on open space; we live in the countryside so we are in the open space. Everything seems like a routine and so it is called ‘okay’, BUT it is not really okay as the tension gets in to our nervous system, it feels like something is stuck in your throat and the tears just drop from my eyes. I know that there is a professional term for this "A normal response to abnormal conditions". This doesn't really help maybe even makes it worse because if it is normal do you have legitimacy to stop functioning or ask for help? Coral: How does the EAGALA work help you? Luckily, I received an invitation from another certified member to come and see their place and horses. I took this opportunity to take Ronit & Daphne1, my EAGALA working partners, who also live in the area of Gaza Strip, to spend some time out of the "War zone". It took only 35 minutes to get to Kibutz Sde Boker in Negev desert, but it was like moving to another world. It was so quiet almost like here at "High House Centre". We arrived there, three women, mentally exhausted from trying to keep a "normal routine" in our personal and professional life. We asked Arthur & Zvi2 to facilitate an EAGALA session for us as real clients. The outcome of the session was so positive. On the journey back we started to think about how we can apply this to other people in our area; to help them "recharge" their resilience and resources. Coral: When you talk about resources, as an EAGALA member I feel powerless on how to support you in Israel and maybe other members feel the same. I hear these terrible stories on the news and want to do something. Is there anything we can do in EAGALA to support you? Ruti: Maybe if there is a way to raise funds to support our eagala sessions for residents living close to the Gazza strip? Also if there is some evidenced based research available about eagala and resilience? This could help us to convince the decision makers at the Resilience Centre to incorporate EAGALA into the services that are offered to the residents. When Lynn Thomas was in Israel, she came to a meeting with the Merav Moshe Grodofsky, Head of the Social Work Department at Sapir College. Merav is now looking at how the eagala model can be part of the program of social work studies. The college was under fire and had to be closed due to the war. I feel that Sapir would be a great place to study the model in an academic way.

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What also helps is that I am part of a great networking group. Coral: Yes, you are the Network Group Coordinator for Israel. I hear you are having a positive impact on members.is still very s relatively a lot of time. Ruti: Yes I am glad to have this role supporting members. We decided that we are going to meet approximately every two months, sometimes even more often. It is a really good group of people and we learn a lot. I think it is like when you are learning to be a therapist, you need to have a time for practical training. After completing the EAGALA certification program we need to practice. Networking gives us the opportunity to ask questions and practice.

The great news is that we are in the process of putting together the training manual in Hebrew and we are nearly there. I am very positive about the future of EAGALA in Israel. I really think that it is going to happen here. I managed to attract a group of about 10 people from our area (therapists & riding instructors) to go through the training and become certified in the EAGALA model. I started using Facebook and marketing the next training in Israel and it worked out we had 23 people attend..! It was really fantastic. It is very important that we keep this energy going. There is also an addictions recovery organisation in the desert who are interested in EAGALA. We are going to meet them this month and I hope this is going to work out. Coral: Thank you so much Ruti for sharing your experience. I have felt so moved and emotional listening to your story. We will see what we can do to raise funds for you and support your work in Israel.

If you want to support Ruti’s work in Israel to help build resilience in people living close to the Gaza Strip. You can donate via EAGALA http://www.eagala.org/donate In the comments box add Israel.

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Networking meeting in the Netherlands with a special guest

On the 26th of September we had the pleasure to have an extra networking meeting with a special guest: Lynn Thomas. We heard about the history of EAGALA and how ‘finding a hobby’ resulted in this big worldwide organisation. We took the chance to ask Lynn everything that we wanted to know more about. But, of course, we also went to the horses and did a really nice exercise. The assignment was to not use the word ‘you’. Of course not in our reflective questions, but also not when we gave an exercise to the ‘client’. Well, that was kind of difficult! We had to give a good assignment / question but in addition we had to translate from Dutch to English. Hearing Lynn’s good questions and clean observations gave me a lot of inspiration and made me even more enthusiastic about the power of the EAGALA model! Mariël Schaefers, EAGALA Network Group Coordinator for Netherlands

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Equine Coach Congress with Lynn Thomas The day after the network meeting there was the Equine Coach Congress, which is organised every 2 years. There are workshops, lectures, demonstrations, an information market and a debate. It’s a day full of EAP/ EAL with mostly Dutch and some Belgian organisations that come to share their knowledge on therapy and coaching with horses. Lynn came to give two demo’s on the EAGALA model and share information at our EAGALA stand. I had the pleasure of being her ES in the second demo. We had 4 volunteers and 3 horses for our session and even though everyone had a different goal Lynn set up a metaphor that worked for them all. It was inspiring to experience again how powerfull this model is, even in a 30 minute demo session. Lynn and I were a little concerned that the session was too quiet for a demo. We observed a lot of internal movement in horses and people, but didn’t know if the spectators would see this. Luckily they did! What stood out from from our audiences feedback was that a lot of people found it very refreshing that we didn’t interfere between horses and clients and that we give clean observations instead of interpretations. A lot of people were enthusiastic about the EAGALA model. It makes it so much more powerfull to use clean language and trust the process. So a big thanks to Lynn for new inspiration! Annelies Boers

New EAGALA Marketing Strategies to Help You Grow Your Client Base We have a new link to easily watch the information marketing webinar for members only: https://vimeo.com/108594392 Password: eagala The webinar is 37 minutes and shares the new strategies and look of EAGALA to support our members in building your businesses through more effectively getting the EAGALA message out to the mental health community and public globally.

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Promotional Events Across Europe and Middle East Slovenia - EAGALA Model on national TV - congratulations to the EAGALA Slovenia networking group for this great coverage! (See first 5 minutes of the show). http://4d.rtvslo.si/arhiv/o-zivalih-in-ljudeh/174301139 www.eagala.org

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UK NETWORK GROUP EVENT 27-28th Sept 2014 at Derby This was the first time we had attempted to organise a UK wide network event. We had 42 people attend on the first day with our open meeting and demonstration, 49 attended on the second day! Members responded to our call for help - turning up early to help organise. Derby College was a wonderful space where the horses we were using in the demo, are kept naturally as a herd! Stephanie their manager could not help enough. They offered the use of the venue at a very reasonable price enabling us to make the event low cost to members. We raised £875.24 which was split equally between EAGALA and Horse Your Mind. We had 3 presentations, the first from Sharon Wood & Julia Hall who stepped in two days before when we had presenters cancel! Bravely they facilitated an 'Introduction to the Eagala model'. This was followed by a presentation on 'Healing Trauma the Equine Way' by Dr Stuart McNab & Coral Harrison. Our final presentation was from Jo Moss & Dom Atkinson on 'benefits of using horses naturally.'

Sharon Wood Dom Atkinson Our second day was facilitated by Lynn Thomas which provided us with a taste of the Advanced Certification Training. Members travelled from Paris, Ireland, Highlands of Scotland, Penzance and beyond! We had some interesting discussions at the start of the day on Insurance for the ES - Are you adequately covered?; Consortium funding bids - working together to gain government funding, and Research - developing evidenced based practice in the UK.

After lunch we were invited into the arena, 49 of us, to start our practice session. Philippe D’Helft and Jessica Dubois bravely volunteered to demonstrate the first exercise under guidance from Lynn. We were tasked to practice not using the word ‘you’, placing the focus on the horses and the storyboard (arena) rather than the client. This was much harder than I expected and made me realise how many times we focus on the client in a session rather than the story being enacted before us.

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After our refreshment break we had all peaked! So we ended with discussion and sharing our experience before drawing the day to a close. The evaluation results showed the success of this event and support for further similar events in the future. We also had 20 members register their interest in an Advanced Training in Sept 2015 in the UK. We are looking at doing one in Ireland next year and supporting a demonstration in Paris to develop EAGALA in France. Thank you to all of you that supported this event. To view all the photographs from this event follow this link. Evaluation – 80% of people scored the event at 5/5 – with 5 being excellent ‘Loved it’

‘Great value for money’

‘Great weekend’

I feel hugely more confident’

‘more presentations more time’ ‘great networking experience’ ‘affordable achievable and accessible’ ‘more practice, less discussion’ A big thank you to Lynn Thomas and EAGALA for supporting this event; the horses, venue and support from Derby Equestrian; all our volunteers, presenters and trainers; Presentation Design Services at Derby who provided, free of charge, high quality sound equipment and headsets for the event; Jan Atkinson, High House Centre for the great photographs which are available to EAGALA members for marketing and promotion follow the links below www.highhousecentre.co.uk/eagaladerby.htm Day 1 http://www.arabianhorse.co.uk/highhouse/eagaladerby2.htm Day 2 Last but by no means least, you, our members who travelled and supported this first UK network event. Sharon Wood, Pauline Lupton, Coral Harrison - Organising Committee

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28th Oct 2014 Demonstration in Guildford, UK sponsored by EAGALA

We had a great event on the 28th October - 73 people registered their interest and 55 were able to make it on the day. We had representation from each target area; local authority, children services, mental health charities, clinical directors, RDA etc. There were 4 people interested in training with EAGALA as well. The feedback so far has been very positive saying it was very thought provoking. One participant (in the arena) said for her it has been life changing! (See full quote below) The press release went out to around 40 press contacts from national to local and specialist. We had the senior press officer and senior manager from Association of Social Workers attend. They are creating an article for their publication and have invited us to speak at their next conference. A friend captured the event on video for me and will create snippets so I may follow up the other press contacts with a post event package to see if can spark some interest. Some discussion was started on LinkedIn NHS /Social work and CCG groups so will also do some follow up on these as well. There were two insurance companies that were interested in supporting from a sponsorship point of view but it was too short notice for them this time, however they want to be kept informed of future opportunities. We would like to make it an annual event for the South East region and hope to get more members behind it from the South East! I will liaise with Coral ongoing to take forward. All the best Carey Khan South East Network Group Co-ordinator khancarey@gmail.com "I attended the first EAGALA UK demonstration in October. The audience were asked if anyone would like to participate and I decided I wanted to be one of the groups who volunteered. I had had no pre-conceived ideas when I went to the event other than an interest in the concept, and www.eagala.org

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a wish to gain as much of an understanding of the process as possible. I have actually always been very wary of horses, even at times frightened, and have had very little if any contact with them throughout my life. However, when I entered the arena I didn’t feel frightened, and suddenly became acutely aware not just of the horses behaviour, but also the behaviour of the people around me. The dynamic of the group seemed to centre itself on the movement, behaviour and interaction of the horses, which in turn created a source of great energy and tension, directly affecting our varying forms of individual expression and communication. When I finished the session I felt very pleased that I had participated and had found it all very interesting. However, I was not prepared for what followed. In a nutshell, that experience has initiated a profound shift within me. One which I could never have imagined or dreamed possible. The affect of which has gone to the very core of my being, and the best way to describe it is like a golden bullet. Over the course of the days that followed I felt, and am still experiencing, the reverberations from that hit, like sonic waves, suddenly creating within me the possibility for change, understanding, forgiveness, and even a sense of freedom. I have a strong desire now to interact with the horses again, not simply for my own personal growth, but to have the opportunity to fully acknowledge what they represent, and in some way convey my gratitude, for allowing me to enter into their space, to share, trust, love and heal."

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Funding Success One of the stark realities of running EAP/L programmes is that we require an equine facility, suitable horses, and often need to provide client facilities before we can begin. At this point finance can become a real problem and if you are not yet trading, financial lenders can often be reluctant to lend to unproven enterprises. Depending on what sort of business you are planning, sole trader, charity, not for profit company or Community Interest Company, it is possible to source grant funding for some of your development costs. Advice on what sort of company to form, is available from local Community Voluntary Service organisations or http://www.resourcecentre.org.uk . CVS also run courses on fund-raising and will support and advise you on a wide range of business start-up issues. As a charity or CIC, Lottery Funding/Awards for all www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/funding/Awards-ForAll is one of the best sources. They can provide up to ÂŁ10,000 for development costs, for one off projects. However it is important to do your research first. Read all their conditions and always study their guidance notes. Decide exactly what you require, get quotes and show evidence of need for your project. Once you have registered an expression of interest, you can contact them for advice. There are many other philanthropic organisations that can provide funding. Register with www.fundingcentral.org.uk and be prepared to research and to be turned down before you succeed. Good Luck! Jo Moss Horse Thinking

Congratulations to the following members who have been successful in obtaining funding John Daniels, Equus Solutions Tracie Faa Thompson, Turn About Pegasus – Children in Need Jo Moss, Horse Thinking

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HORSES AND HUMAN COMMUNICATION I am really interested in horse cognition and what happens between horses and humans in communication. I am writing my master thesis and hopefully it will lead to a PhD. I would love to come into contact with a university in the UK, or elsewhere in the world, that may have an interest in this area of research. In Sweden, interest is quite low and I am considered as a rather peculiar person at my own university! Please let me know if you have links with universities who can help. In my master thesis, and in my phd thesis, I want to look at the different ways of interacting with horses including equestrian sports; therapy (eagala); amongst nomadic people living close to their animals i.e. mongolian horse people and with working horses. I will be comparing horse’s cognition and human-horse communication, in these different settings, to wild and feral horses. In our western culture our definition of horses may come from the equestrian sports industry missing other opportunities to find out what is really there in the horse- human communication. Eagala is founded on solid therapeutic knowledge (from the human perspective) and on knowledge from the equestrian world (mostly English and US). I think we are missing out on the full picture. I am convinced that we can learn more, becoming even better. It is like taking the un-training one step further to look at our preconceived notions of what a horse is. How does the training we do with horses affect their communication? Does it lead them to be less/more curious and explorative, less/more prone to take initiative? How do the different fields of horse activities impact on their smell and taste (mouth)? What is the impact on their behaviour? Are we making horses more anxious, "flighty", or more at home with human interaction? Then there are the other impacts on the horse’s health and behaviour including problems with ulcers, colic and behavioural issues like weaving, crib bitting, pacing etc. I am raising the questions in the hope that together we can find more answers. If you have a connection with universities that would be interested in such academic work, I would love to come in contact with them. Warm regards Felicia Lundgren felicia@mimercentre.org www.mimercentre.org

ADVANCED TRAINING IN THE UK - 2015 Very exciting news! We will be having a second advanced training (3 days) next year. This will be held at Derby Equestrian (venue for the UK Network Event). We are looking at the first week in September and will be finalising dates in the next few weeks. Keep this week free if you want to attend! There are pre-requisites for the Advanced Training. These are:  

EAGALA Certified Attended the Part 1 and the Part 2 trainings at least twice each Facilitated at least 50 hours of EAGALA Model sessions

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INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECT AVAILABLE TO ALL MEMBERS This was featured in our last newsletter and wanted to remind you that we have a research programme that all EAGALA model programs can use with their clients. This exciting project was developed by Ruth Billany CPsychol AFBPsS, Charles Darwin University in Australia. Here is a brief outline of the project:Scales of Psychological Wellbeing (SPWB) For the project a specific measure is recommended, the six Scales of Psychological Wellbeing (SPWB) and you may choose to include it. An online survey has been developed to collect pre-to-post data for both the Short Form (SPWB-SF18), which has 18 questions or the Medium Form (SPWB-MF54) with 54 questions. A clinical and research decision has been made to use the SPWB-MF54. However, you can decide to use either the SPWB-SF18 or the SPWB-MF54. Either way the client needs to complete the online survey a) prior to their first EAP session, and b) after their last EAP session (pre-to-post survey) If you have internet connection at your venue this is easy to do with your client. The forms can also be printed, if like me, you don’t have computer access at the equine facilities. You will need to allow additional time to impute the data online following the session. The researchers will collate data for various age cohorts and presenting issues across all registered EAGALA program sites. Comparative pre-to-post-test measures will be analysed to determine the effectiveness of EAP. Registered programs will be informed of the outcomes. There are a number of different outcome scales you can use (listed below). Access to these is not provided by the project. Measures: A list of current reliable and valid measures used at EAGALA EAP program sites include:  Adolescent Coping Scale (ACS)  Child Behaviour Checklist (CBC)  Conners 3  Youth Self Report (YSR)  Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS)  Kessler Psychological Stress Scale 10 (K10)  Post Trauma Checklist (PCL)  Rosenberg’s Self Esteem Scale (10 item)  Teacher report Form (TRF)  Youth Self Report (YSR)  Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (SWEMWBS)  Other (Please inform Ruth Billany at ruth.billany@cdu.edu.au to add to list) If you choose to include the SPWB as a pre-to-post-test measure, your client input will be assessed and you will be provided with client total score of the SPWB and the sum of each of the six scales (Autonomy, Environmental Mastery, Personal Growth, Positive Relations with Others, Purpose in Life, and Self-Acceptance).

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Criteria for registration Both the MHP & ES facilitating the sessions need to be EAGALA Certified. To register your programme contact Ruth ruth.billany@cdu.edu.au Please Note: The research is in English. Ruth is unable to provide translation services for this unfunded research. However, she is happy to work with EAGALA programs that are in a position to translate informed consent information for their clients; collect and process pre- post-test measures of any scales/measures/tools in another language. Please support this project if possible as the data collection will allow a larger sample. Providing valuable evidence for EAP which is more likely to be sourced and supported by organisations and funding bodies.

Coral Harrison EAGALA EME Regional Coordinator eme@eagala.org M:+44 (0)7766706066

Marketing Resources available from EAGALA for members Here is a link to the new addictions brochure which you can print off and use for your presentations and marketing of your EAGALA model program: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/oblmxwipeoyk88h/AABGM64Hva71IC9Y8lyKdoWIa?dl=0

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EAGALA Approved Workshops

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EAGALA Approved Workshop Healing Trauma the Equine Way 2 Day Workshop Saturday & Sunday 12-13 June 2015 10am – 5pm Cost £150

Sunday 6th Sept Day 1 workshop 10-5pm Cost £75 High House Centre, Kendal, Cumbria

Day 1: Gain an understanding of psychological trauma; the effects of trauma on the brain & bodies of traumatised people; experience how Equine Assisted Psychotherapy provides a powerful symbolic narrative through metaphor and experience; and how those new experiences support trauma resolution. Day 2: Building on Day 1 skills for using this work with traumatised clients; exploring the impact of working with psychological trauma and the importance of self-care both for the team and horses.

Team: MHP Coral Harrison PTSTA, EAGALA Advanced Certified & ES Dr Stuart McNab PhD, CPsychol Find out more contact Coral Harrison 07766706066 info@changeways.co.uk Book online at www.changeways/events

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6th Edition eagala EME Newsletter  
6th Edition eagala EME Newsletter  

eagala The Global Standard for Equine Assisted Psychotherapy & Personal Development Europe & Middle East Region (EME)

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