The IFEAL Method

IFEAL Qualifications upholds the highest Equine Assisted or Facilitated practices, using a systematic methodology, the IFEAL Method, to evaluate and interpret any EFHD intervention. All EFHD outcomes are evidenced using i) quantitative data from clinical, wellbeing and psychometric assessments and ii) qualitative data from rated scale questionnaire and feedback forms.

 

Equine Facilitated Human Development (EFHD)

Professional competency in the practice of EFHD involves attaining a level of proficiency in seven key disciplines, providing a powerful training modality that safely and professionally facilitates human growth and change.

  1. Human psychology: the neuroscience and psychological principles behind human development.
  2. Clinical and wellbeing assessment protocols for formulation of relevant EFHD plan and evidence clients change process. (IFEAL collates qualified EFHD facilitator client data for research in order to prove efficacy of IFEAL Methodology).
  3. Facilitation skills and human change processes with focus on client’s safety, stabilisation, regulation and containment – key functions of successful sustainable human development and change.
  4. Group dynamics; managing groups (and conflict) safely.
  5. Equine psychology, behaviour, ethology and welfare and relational horsemanship skills.
  6. EFHD: the tools, techniques and applications of working with horses as co-sentient partners for human development and change
  7. Supervision, mentoring, assessment and mapping of Facilitator’s own personal and professional development and accountability