Shumbashaba offers therapeutic services that prevent and treat mental illness as well as promote the mental health needs of groups and individuals. In addition to offering traditional psychological services where identified as necessary, we also incorporate
horses and their context into mental health treatment for people using the distinct experiential framework of the global Eagala Model.
The Eagala Model is an innovative, ethical set of best practices that builds on the human/horse connection to help people learn more about themselves and to use that learning to change their lives. Eagala Model sessions are ground-focused and solution-
oriented, creating a safe environment for both horses and clients to be themselves.
In order to offer these programmes we are fortunate have access to the services of psychologists and counsellors who work as independent contractors or as volunteers in the delivery of services that promote psychological well-being.
Anxiety, depression, trauma, stress and addictions are some of life challenges that participants address in the therapeutic interventions we offer.