Natural Lifemanship’s TF-EAP: The New Standard in Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy

Natural Lifemanship (NL) founded Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (TF-EAP™), which is based on the neuroscience of human and horse brain development, the impact of trauma, and the role of relationships in recovery and healing. NL’s intentional and relational way of working with horses in the therapy process has become the new standard in EAP. 

Little Springs Farm, LLC staff is trained in developmental neuroscience at the foundation of trauma-informed care, and the relationship principles found effective in helping humans and horses connect in ways that heal and transform both. The NL model is based on principles for building connected partnerships with horses in ways that are readily transferrable to human relationships. 

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Natural Lifemanship importantly emphasizes the principles guiding the horse-human relationship over any specific practices or techniques. The relationship is the center of everything we do at NL. It is both the means and the end of TF-EAP. It is both the driver of transformation and the reward at the end of the process. When it comes to the healing of trauma and most mental health disorders, an integrated, healthy relationship with self and others is the goal.  Natural Lifemanship for the mental health field facilitates a process whereby clients are able to address and move through past or present damaging life circumstances, understand how those circumstances affect their current interactions, and make the personal changes necessary for healthy, fulfilling relationships in the present and future. 

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