We offer a therapeutic intervention with horses using the Eagala model of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted learning.
We support children and young people who experience social, emotional and mental health and who may have learning needs including reduced attention and concentration.
We reduce stress and anxiety and develop confidence and self-esteem to increase wellbeing which in turn enables better learning in schools.
We support families who struggle with challenging behaviour, improving communication, relationships and building resilience.
We support for adults in professional or personal context, by providing opportunities for experiential workshops with horses for mental health, emotional wellbeing, mindfulness, team building, leadership development, communication skills as well as the opportunity to explore non-verbal communication, social structures, how to overcome behavioural challenges, and how to create safe boundaries.
I've had several sessions over a period of time. I've gained a deeper connection with myself, started trusting myself and explored the real me and became more authentic. These sessions allowed me to get confidence in my next actions for my business and life. The horses mirror you and guide you that allows you to discover your blind spots.
I had a session with the big white horse without knowing what to expect. I set an intention while there and I had a beautiful experience as well as answers to what I was enquiring. That moment, I was present to a special connection with the horse and still now it is alive in me. Just awesome!!
The intervention run by Time to Shine Kids proved to be very illuminating and successful for the 2 pupils that I had been working with. They really looked forward to the weekly sessions and the intervention provided a 'safe space' for the pupils to begin to identify and explore new skills and ways of thinking. It was clear that interacting with the horses and the facilitators afforded the pupils the opportunity to experience a different way of working that allowed them to become aware of some of the difficulties or barriers that were preventing them from successfully engaging and accessing education. The intervention very quickly brought to the surface the key issues that were effecting the pupils; I believe this is something that is unique to equine facilitated therapy and therefore the more children and young people that can benefit from this approach the better
I attended a group session, and the experience I had was incredible. It was very insightful to hear other people's stories, and the ways in which I could relate to them. This experience managed to open up so much for me, answering questions I didn't even know I had. My anxiety is now next to nothing, whereas before I would struggle to express myself without getting nervous, and had very low self esteem. In all honesty this therapy has changed my life for the better. I went to the session with an open mind, and walked out with life changing results. I couldn't recommend it enough.
We really enjoyed and were amazed by it, incredibly revolutionary! We could see how it would benefit students for confidence, self-esteem, stress, anxiety, anger and emotional wellbeing. We would love to tap into it however as a mainstream school we are restricted on funding and logistics. We will continue to sow the seeds in different places and see what opens up.
We provide flexible opportunities to engage with our work to suit all budgets and learning objectives, including group and package offers.