Are you as a practitioner listening to the horse(s)? What is the horse saying? How do we hear him? Do we let the horse speak to the client, uninterrupted? Or is it one of the problems in EAI that practitioners (of all and any kind), often do not have the patience, or humbleness, or trust – to listen to what the horse(s) are telling the client(s)? What is the practitioners roles in EAI? How can they understand what they see happening in the interaction between horse(s) and client(s)? What role does language play and what role does the non-verbal communication play in sessions of EAI?
Marlene du Plessis is investigating the role of spoken and unspoken communication in EAI. She is addressing the team's, consisting of a therapist and an Equine Specialist, responsibilities in sessions and explores the role both the team and the horse(s) play for the client(s) understanding of his inner world, both conscious and unconscious.
Marlene du Plessis is in her presentation linking the way we let the equines be heard in EAI sessions, with the role of the treatment team – to what this mean for equine welfare.
Read more about Marlene du Plessis and her presentation here: http://www.mindsnmotionsymposium.org/program/day-2equine-welfare-in-equine-interaction-programs
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