The EAGALA Model incorporates horses experientially for emotional growth and learning. It is a collaborative effort between a licensed therapist and a horse professional working with the clients and horses to address treatment goals. Because of its intensity and effectiveness, it is considered a short-term, or "brief" approach.
Therapy for Eating Disorders
How The EAGALA Model Works at Remuda Ranch at The Meadows:
- An Equine Specialist, a Mental Health professional, and horses will work together with clients in all EAGALA sessions.
- No horseback riding is involved. Instead, effective and deliberate techniques are utilized where the horses are metaphors in specific ground-based experiences.
- The basis of the EAGALA Model is a belief that all clients have the best solutions for themselves when given the opportunity to discover them.
- Rather than instructing or directing solutions, we allow our clients to experiment, problem-solve, take risks, employ creativity and find their own solutions that work best for them.
Eating Disorder Treatment Philosophy
Remuda Ranch at The Meadows combines evidence-based theories to teach coping and containment skills in order to do the deeper work to get at the source of the eating disorder so that a person can make long lasting recovery-based change.
Eating Disorder Treatment
We have treated eating disorders for more than 25 years. We know that recovery from an eating disorder is absolutely possible. It's happening every day at Remuda Ranch at The Meadows. Based on feedback from patients, families and professionals, the vast majority of our patients remain committed to a life of health, balance and purpose.
For additional information about the treatment of eating disorders, please call to speak to an Intake Coordinator at 866-390-5100 or complete the form below and we will contact you with the information you need.