EAGALA Military Services
The distinction of EAGALA Military Services provider establishes a willingness to provide culturally relevant services to those who have served in the military. The EAGALA Code of Ethics indicates you do not practice out of your area of training and expertise. As a professional, it is important to understand and honor the unique military culture and what that means for psychological health interventions, and be committed to holding the highest standards in training and practice. Our military men and women deserve nothing less. The EAGALA Military Services designation provides a structure and standards for ensuring scope of practice in working with the military.
EAGALA Military Services Video
Treating the effects of trauma is never easy. And in military culture, the challenge is even greater. The special demands placed on our service members and their families can lead to sometimes-tragic consequences: PTSD, depression, divorce, drug and alcohol addiction, trauma, and suicide.
These unique challenges and traumas deserve our most effective healing. That’s where the EAGALA Model comes in.
With a military culture that values hands-on action and doing, EAGALA Model equine-assisted psychotherapy often works where other traditional methods of treatment fail. Decidedly action-oriented, the EAGALA Model helps military clients understand and recognize patterns, build on their personal strengths, and translate emotional insights into life-changing action.
The experiential nature of working with horses through the EAGALA Model engages military personnel in their own healing process, with solutions that meet them squarely on their own terms. Horses have a special ability to help people work through emotional barriers, serving as metaphors and powerful stand-ins for the people, issues, and challenges in the client’s life. The EAGALA Model leads to powerful emotional breakthroughs and life-changing insights for the client, strengthening resilience and coping skills. Through the efforts of facilitators certified with EAGALA Military Services designation, service members, veterans, and their families can more quickly and completely understand and integrate new perspectives and behaviors into their lives.
This is especially true and valuable for people who suffer the effects of trauma. With the EAGALA Model therapy, clients challenge themselves in activities with horses that remove much of the perceived stigma associated with traditional talk therapy treatment methods.
EAGALA is the world’s largest and most professionally respected association for equine-assisted psychotherapy, tested and subject to ongoing study and development. EAGALA’s high standards, combined with its effective, replicable Military Services model, sets it apart from all other “horse therapy” programs.
EAGALA Military Services Providers are uniquely qualified to help service members and their families, and is the global standard for serving active military, reserves, and veterans. EAGALA is the only equine-assisted psychotherapy association to offer a special Military Services Designation, going above and beyond to serve.
Learn more at eagala.org/military.