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Wounded Warrior Project – Alumni – Introduction to Equine Therapy EAP & EAL

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free

 

 

 

Audience: Alumni Members OH, MI, PA

Date: Saturday, June 27, 2020 – PTSD Awareness Day

Times: 9am – 5pm

Location: Forever Amber Acres Animal Sanctuary, 1133 Granger Rd, Medina, OH 44256

*Registration Required/Drop in Event

Alumni registration: https://programportal.woundedwarriorproject.org/register/

Note from WWP:  alumni will need to submit your DD Form 214 which verifies you are post-9/11. The registration team will reach out to you to obtain that information! Though we won’t turn any veteran away that is interested in coming to learn more!

Agenda as follows:

9:00 AM:  Grab and Go Breakfast Items provided by the WWP

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM:

Welcome Table/Tent (ongoing)

Program Interest Tables/Tent – Volunteer Interest, EAP Treatment & EAL Workshop Interest (ongoing)

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM:  Tour the Facility – meet up at the registration table. Guided tour conducted by volunteers who will take warriors on a tour and discuss volunteer opportunities here at the sanctuary, the value of giving back your time; while sharing their personal experiences of how volunteer service here has helped them.

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Nature Walk – meet up at the registration table.  Warriors who are able, will take a guided nature walk with a member of our treatment team.

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM:  Discussion – Introduction to the Eagala Therapy Model – Why Horses? What’s Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP)? What’s Equine Assisted Learning (EAL)? What are the Benefits of Each?

Location: Growth and Learning Center

* note: enclosed, covered arena – seating will be on hay bales placed along the perimeter of the arena building

11:00 AM – 12:00 nn:  Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Small Group Demonstration

Activity:  Obstacle course – an opportunity for warriors to experience hands on what an equine therapy session could look like in a group atmosphere, teaming up with the horses and other warriors to achieve a certain goal.

Location: Growth and Learning Center

* note: warriors sign up to participate

** gate observation is also available

12:00 nn – 12:30 PM:  “Enjoy lunchtime snacks provided by WWP”

Location:  Garden area

*note: under covered tents, tables, chairs provided by FAAAS

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM:  Nature Walk – meet up at the registration table.  Warriors who are able, will take a guided nature walk with a member of our treatment team.

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM:  Discussion – Introduction to the Eagala Therapy Model – Why Horses? What’s Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP)? What’s Equine Assisted Learning (EAL)? What are the Benefits of Each?

Location: Growth and Learning Center

*note: enclosed, covered arena seating will be on hay bales placed along the perimeter of the arena building.

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM:  Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Group Activity

Activity:  Herd Observation. “Horses in the Room – The Horse Path Therapeutic Cards”
Location: Growth and Learning Center

* note:  warriors sign up to participate

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM:  Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Group Activity

Activity: Horse Grooming.  Warriors team up with an experienced volunteer or treatment team member of FAAAS to learn about horse grooming, and the therapeutic benefits of grooming a horse.

Location: Growth and Learning Center

*  notes:  warriors to sign up to participate

** pending interest, 7 horses/7 veterans, every 15 mins

*** observation available at the gate

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM:  Tours – meet up at the registration table. Guided tour conducted by volunteers who will take warriors on a tour and discuss volunteer opportunities here at the sanctuary, the value of giving back your time; while sharing their personal experiences of how volunteer service here has helped them.

4:35 PM – 5:00 PM:  Self Care – Why It’s Important for Everyone – including the horses

Activity: Brief discussion and demonstrations of horses receiving Reiki energy healing treatment and equine massage techniques.

Location:  Growth and Learning Center

5:00 PM – Closing Activity –  Mindfulness and Meditation – it only takes 5 minutes or less!

Location:  Growth and Learning Center

*After each of the presentations warriors can go visit our treatment team table to get further information, sign up for individual and group sessions, offered free of charge through our VETS scholarship program funding.

** The Growth and Learning Center is a covered, indoor, sand arena

Details

Date:
June 27
Time:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free