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Ananda Farm, Inc.:

Ananda Farm, Inc. An Equine Facilitated Learning Center

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Equine Facilitated Learning This is not therapy, but educating individuals in a life changing way

What is EFL:

What is EFL The focus of EFL is not riding or horsemanship. The focus of EFL involves setting up ground activities involving the horses which will require the client or group to apply certain skills. Non-verbal communication, assertiveness, creative thinking and problem-solving, leadership, work, taking responsibility, teamwork and relation- ships, confidence, and attitude are several examples of the skills utilized and developed by EFL.

Areas that can be addressed by EFL   :

Areas that can be addressed by EFL ~Personal issues ~Learning Issues ~Homebound Education ~Focus problems and Attention Deficit Disorder ~Social anxiety or shyness ~Anxiety ~Trauma Anger and acting out ~Grief and loss ~Poor self-esteem ~Substance abuse recovery ~Communication ~Interpersonal relationships ~Stress ~Transition after divorce ~Co-parenting ~Family Relationships ~Building PTSD

EFL is great for adults and youth alike, who are rebuilding after a life changing event. :

EFL is great for adults and youth alike, who are rebuilding after a life changing event. “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man” ~Winston Churchill

Horses Helping Heroes:

Horses Helping Heroes EFL for Veterans and their families to help them transition home after they have done and sacrificed to keep our citizens safe. Ananda farm is a place of safe healing for soldiers and their family members. Coming home after being on a tour of duty can be a difficult transition. Civilian workplace is very different from the service. Spending time with our horses and building memories based on these experiences will start the transition home off right.

Why EFL:

Why EFL Experiential Learning has more permanent results and quicker effect Clients and Instructors are interacting with each other and horses The focus is “in the moment”, doing the activity Result is that instructor will quickly see the problems the clients are facing by their reactions to activities and strategies used

EFL lets the Real Client shine through:

EFL lets the Real Client shine through The instructor can set goals and plan activities quickly from observing horses and clients interactions EFL helps to immediately see how couples, teams, and individuals act and react to different situations. Horses are reflective so client can not “fake it” with them

EFL is Engaging:

EFL is Engaging Active and effective, the process is more engaging for both instructors and their clients Does not have awkward feeling of two chairs in an office to talk about what is going on, EFL is active When a horse enters the equation, everyone is instantly attentive and engaged in the process.

Helps get past “Sticking Points”:

Helps get past “Sticking Points” Anyone can hit a wall in therapy where the client remains stuck in old patterns and attitudes. EFL teaches to identify these old patterns and how to make different ones in the future Equine Facilitated Learning can help instructors and their clients get out of the rut and back on track.

Works well for groups or individuals:

Works well for groups or individuals Whether working with individuals or groups, the horses provide powerful opportunities to address the following: Social skills Communication issues Dynamics necessary for healthy, meaningful personal and work relationships

EFL provides real solutions:

EFL provides real solutions Whether used for treating addictions, trauma, social and behavioral disorders, or other issues, clients find the sessions meaningful, leading to real and long-lasting change.

Contact Information:

Contact Information Ananda Farm, Inc. 7945 Springhouse Road New Tripoli PA 18066 Anandafarm@beswift.net www.anandafarm.net 610-513-7989

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