The Equine Assisted Natural Healing program (EANH) is recognized as an effective, non-intrusive and safe method to compliment traditional medicinal practices and therapeutic treatments. EANH is based on a concept known as Equine Intuitive Healing.
One of the wonderful quality of horses is that they have an effect on us! We marvel their beauty, intelligence and looks and something draws us near them. Horses are social, sensitive and receptive with highly specialized and finely attuned senses. What better therapy animal than the horse who truly does understand and is genuine, honest to a fault and a superb listener!
The Equine Assisted Natural Healing (EANH)® method was created by Felicia Allen as a gentle, non-evasive, respectful and peaceful equine-centered 'hands-on' healing experience for participants with horses.
Felicia Allen developed EANH based on what she refers to as Equine Intuitive Healing© - a concept she originated, recognized and has specifically worked with for almost three decades.
The principle of Equine Intuitive Healing is based on understanding and recognizing the extraordinary sensory development in horses during their 45 to 55 million years of existence on earth (compared to human beings six million years!). Incredibly, horses have survived the many millions of years of evolution and environmental challenges as prey animals! The extraordinary senses that horses have developed enable the animals innately to sense our energies and emotions silently and to react as the highly social animals horses are. Participants often feel a sense of renewed wellbeing after a session.
Over the years, EANH has become recognized as an effective method to compliment traditional medicinal practices because of horses positive effects on participants. EANH is primarily a non-riding horse therapy, horse experience is not needed and everyone is welcome. The stable is conveniently located in South Surrey, BC.
An Equine Assisted Natural Healing (EANH)® certified workshop facilitator possesses an indepth understanding of the nature of a horse. For that reason, EANH provides two methods to obtain facilitator certification:
The Experienced Horse Person (with at least a consecutive ten year equine-related background) EANH Certification Method is designed specifically for individuals with an extensive horse background consisting of actively working with horses and owning horses.
The Novice to Horses (with a clinician background) EANH Facilitator Certification Method for clinicians interested in practising equine healing as an option for their patients.
Most EANH facilitators come from horse backgrounds with years grounded in horsemanship and an understanding of the true nature of the horse. The EANH facilitator is an experienced interpreter and facilitator in the session or workshop atmosphere. Facilitators also understand the horse herd mentality and have the ability to establish a deep foundation of insight and communication with the horse prior to, and during, the workshop.
EANH certified facilitators have natural horsemanship (the nature and communication with the horse both as receiver and giver) as their educational foundation. In other words, facilitators are, or become, first and foremost horse people that understand the language and nature of the horse. EANH facilitators are also experts at facilitating (and not orchestrating) possible session or workshop scenarios.
A Session In Narrative video describes an actual EANH session facilitated by EANH's Founder.
More information on the EANH facilitators certifications is available by contacting us.
Please see below for a collection of media/articles on the therapy(s).
PTSD and Horses
How horses are being used to help veterans deal with PTSD
Re-connecting with horses therapy
EANH narrates sessions or workshops to provide the public with information about EANH such as the video below.
Depending on the EANH program, sessions are held one-on-one with a EANH facilitator or in small workshops.
Recording, photographing or videotaping sessions or workshops is not permitted.
Equine Assisted Natural Healing (EANH) Founder:
Felicia Allen grew up with horses in a European classical riding education mileau. When her family immigrated to Canada, one of their first endeavours was to build a horse stable and amenities on an acreage in North Vancouver in 1975, which became the well-established and wellknown Epona Stable and Farms.
Felicia recognized the horse's evolutionary superiority early in her equestrian career and how horses were able to heal and work with others. She formed the Equine Assisted Natural Healing (EANH) method almost three decades ago at a time where horses were not recognized for their therapeutic qualities.
Felicia's background also includes 'hands-on' therapy with youth at risk in a addiction treatment center; therapy with elders in extended care hospitalized settings; employment with Veterans Affairs Canada assisting veterans; however, her true vocation has always been with horses: She has over forty years of combined teaching, horse riding instruction, horse training, natural horsemanship workshops, and three decades of experience in healing and horses sessions and workshops (EANH). Horse therapy has slowly gained popularity as a viable treatment in addition to supervised medical treatment.
A specialist in working with, and understanding, the nature and language of horses, as well as a university educated and two-time college graduate, Felicia has brought her intimate understanding of the horse's nature and healing qualities to EANH participants for nearly three decades.
Fun and Educational public, horse owners and instructor workshops!
Horseback riding programs for beginners and experienced.
Shed a few pounds with horses as your personal trainers.
Offtrack race horses given a second chance.
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Epona Stable and Farms Limited EANH17845 24 Avenue