WHAT WE DO
The Equinox Trust is a non-profit organization, established in 2014, dedicated to making Equine Assisted Empowerment Programmes accessible to communities in need in the Western Cape. Equine Assisted Therapy (E.A.T.) is an innovative approach to professional counselling and skills development which uses horses to help participants address and resolve relational, behavioural, psychological and emotional issues. The participants are from organisations that require/are in need of this kind of psychosocial support.
We believe in the human potential of people to heal themselves. We equip people with skills to make positive choices and changes when faced with challenging circumstances. We empower people to change their lives. Through engaging with horses, disempowered people have a safe space to make choices and determine what they want in their lives.
We have two main areas of focus: funded group programmes and the private sector. Our NGO funded programmes provide support to promote emotional well-being for communities in need. These programmes are for 6 participants per session and vary in duration depending on the needs of the specific group. They are run from various venues around the Cape Peninsula.
Our offerings for the private sector include workplace wellness, group and family sessions, and private therapy and emotional growth & learning for individuals, couples and small groups.
NGO FUNDED PROGRAMMES:
- Women Trauma Survivors Programme
- Caregivers and mental health professionals support programme
- Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital’s Forensic Unit
- Youth at Risk empowerment programme
- small groups