Bringing Hope and Healing to Children and Families in Hard Places

Power Tools for Living

on Oct 11, 2013

mg_6541DATES:           October 14, October 21, October 28, November 4, and November 11
TIME:            4:00pm – 6:00pm
WHO:             Ages 12-18 years old
COST:            $15.00 per session

This program is designed for any student who is going through a difficult time, struggling with making adjustments in their life or needs to work on intrapersonal skills and confidence.

Space is limited.  Contact the Papillion Center at 615-590-7213 or, a.s.a.p. to reserve your spot!

The program increases social and emotional resilience skills, goal-setting, conflict resolution, ability to self-correct and regulate, school attendance and grades, and decreases bullying and behavior problems.

Power Tools for Living is a 5-week group curriculum designed by Dr. Robert and Nancy Magnelli, both EAGALA certified, and utilizes the EAGALA Model of Equine Assisted Learning. It is endorsed by EAGALA – the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association.

Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) is where the focus is on learning or educational goals.  EAL involves the team of mental health professional and horse professional working with the clients and horses.  The focus is on education and learning specific skills as defined by the individual or group, The focus of EAL is not riding or horsemanship.  The focus of EAL involves setting up ground activities involving the horses which will require the client or group to apply certain skills.  Non-verbal communication, assertiveness, creative thinking and problem-solving, leadership, work, taking responsibility, teamwork and relationships, confidence, and attitude are several examples of the tools utilized and developed by EAL.

    1 Comment

  1. I live in the Gallatin area and am interested in the Equine program – do you have a need for a volunteer? I have horses and trailride, am an empty nester with evenings free to help if needed. Please let me know if I can help or donate the use of my horse, she is 16 yrs old and extremely slow and gentle.


    August 4, 2014

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