Equine Assisted Learning Clinics
At Unicorn Valley, our Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) clinics strive to support holistic growth and emotional intelligence of humans, horses, and all living beings based on awareness, love, trust and authentic relationships. Unicorn Valley has several EAL Practitioners at the helm, offering clinics for people of all ages and from all walks of life.
Horses have been successfully used in psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) for years, which uses the horse as a medium to help heighten social and emotional learning and increase mindfulness in our young children.
Our ‘Outside-In’ clinics provide a relaxed and caring environment where everyone is supported. The group will experience a range of individual and team building equine activities, encouraging all to join in. Basic horsemanship and riding skills being a highlight in most sessions.
What we teach
Our clinics focus on developing understanding in the below areas:
Week 1 - Regulation (the calm state)
Learning to regulate emotions
Week 2 - Mindfulness (awareness)
Being aware, and being in the moment
Week 3 - Setting boundaries
It is important to set boundaries between a horse and rider, the same as setting personal boundaries in life.
Week 4 - Relationship building
This focuses around commitment, compromise, forgiveness and most of all, effort.
Week 5 - Emotional intelligence
Being aware of our thoughts, feelings and behaviours towards ourselves and others.
Week 6 - Leadership
Taking charge of situations, building confidence and giving clear directions. This translates to both working with horses, and in our own lives.
If you would like to find out more about this clinic, please call Andrea Hegmann on 0408 522 205.
Bookings and fees
This program runs each Friday from 4.30pm-6pm over a six-week period.
To give you added flexibility, you can either book into the full 6-week program (reduced rate) or, book a one-off session to get a feel for the clinic and what we do.
6 week program
6 x 90 min weekly sessions ($110 per session)
1 x 90 min session - $120
Owner, Instructor, EAL Practitioner
Andrea Hegmann has managed and owned Unicorn Valley for over 20 years and has a wealth of knowledge and experience as an instructor, judge, and RDA coach. Andrea is a Certified Equine Assisted Learning practitioner (Mar 2020) with a Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Bachelor of Art (Hon.) and a Bachelor of Education.