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Anam Cara Stables Free Introduction Class on the Eagala Model of Horse Therapy

Jun 24 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Anam Cara Stables - La Porte


Anam Cara Stables


Anam-Cara-Free-Introduction-Class-2017Co-founders Stacey Garcelon and Sandy Cogswell are proud to announce the launch of horse-assisted therapy programs at their new non-profit organization, Anam Cara Stables, Inc. Anam Cara Stables is located in Galena Township and serves Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan.

Programs offered at Anam Cara follow the EAGALA model. Rather than mounting or riding a horse, EAGALA sessions take place on the ground facilitated by both a Licensed Mental Health Professional and a qualified Equine Specialist. Says co-founder Sandy Cogswell, “This allows both the individual and the horse to be authentically themselves. Horses respond with unique insight into exactly who we are in the moment. They are profoundly gifted reflectors of our true selves because as prey animals, their instincts for their very survival depends on reading us right. This provides a unique opportunity for self-discovery.” Sessions are accompanied by structured goals and activities that utilize horses for therapeutic change in participants. Both Garcelon and Cogswell are certified in and strong advocates for the EAGALA model.

Anam Cara literally means “Soul Friend.” In the Celtic tradition, an Anam Cara is a teacher, companion or spiritual guide. With an Anam Cara, a person can share his or her innermost self without fear or judgement. Co-founder Stacey Garcelon states that “in everyone’s life, there is a great need for an Anam Cara, a soul friend who accepts you for who you are, where you are, and accompanies you on the path of self discovery and self acceptance. In this relationship, you are truly understood without mask or pretention. At Anam Cara Stables, the horses become our Anam Caras, our soul friends. They help us heal and bring us home to our authentic selves.”

Anam Cara Stables provides services for enhancing school success as well as: recovering from trauma, grief/loss, PTSD, eating disorders, anger management, self-esteem/self-worth, ADHD, addiction, anxiety disorders, depression, and other mental health and relationship issues.

Anam Cara Stables is offering a free “Introduction to Eagala” session, open to all ages, June 24, 10am until noon. RSVP to the Anam Cara Stables facebook page, or to for details.

Anam Cara Stables is accepting appointments and inquiries. Contact Stacey Garcelon, 219-448-8109 or Sandy Cogswell, 219-608-0093, Media inquiries can be directed to Michelle Boardman,


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