As mental health professionals and “non-traditional” learners who have worked with scores of clients across settings, we understand the benefits alternative modalities provide. That’s why experiential learning is the backbone of our services.
What is Sociometry?
Sociometry is the quantitative study and measurement of relationships within a group of people. Information gathered through a survey asks about connections with others in the group. The resulting dynamics are charted and analyzed for greater insight for managers and to inform training interventions.
While this work takes place within a group, psychodrama focuses on addressing individual participant concerns, rather than shifting a group dynamic.
In an intimate group setting, we use various action methods to examine problems or issues raised by individual participants. Within a safe environment, psychodramas examine real-life scenarios from an individual’s life, instead of hypothetical social scenarios. As a result, participants can experience increased insight and personal growth, clarification of deep-rooted issues, greater physical and emotional well-being, and enhanced learning and development of new skills.
Due to the highly sensitive nature of topics discussed, we facilitate a closed psychodrama group that opens to new participants twice a year.
Equine Assisted Learning (EAL)
EAL is an experiential learning methodology in which participants interact and move freely with horses in a closed arena. No horse experience is required, as all of the work and animal interaction takes place on the ground. This allows participants to keep their focus on what they’re experiencing in the moment.
In EAL, the horse essentially provides real-time biofeedback which lets participants more easily project and analyze their situations, make connections, and find their own solutions to personal growth goals. The combined physical and intellectual experience of EAL creates changes that tend to be deeper, more profound, and longer lasting.