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+27 84 500 0672
Sharon Boyce has a wide range of experience in the field of horses helping people, ranging from working with children and adults with severe disability to psycho-educational equestrian programmes for people with autism to preparing riders with disability for international competition such as Special Olympics 1999, Paralympics 2008 and WEG 2010. In the early 1990's she founded the Shumbashaba Therapeutic Equine Assisted Therapy Centre. Recently, to further clarify the different type of programming at Shumbashaba, it was decided to run the EAP / EAL programmes under a different name - Anam Cara (Soul Friends) - which currently offers a wide range of EAGALA services.
Sharon has her BSc Psych Honos (WITS) and completed the requirements for MScClin Psych, but due to various life happenings this degree was not conferred. On the equestrian side, she is a SARDA Senior instructor, SANEF Carriage Driving Instructor, and FEI Level 1 Coach. She received the PROTEA and SANEF Silver Colours for Combined Carriage Driving. She is also EAGALA Advanced Certified and an approved trainer for EAGALA certification trainings.
In her words, she is a " horse addict" due to the number of horses in her stable yard. She is passionate about the development of people through the way of the horse.
EAGALA Europe & Middle East (EME)
+44 (0) 7766 706066
Coral Harrison, England UK, CTA, EAGALA certified is a qualified psychotherapist registered with UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). She is a Certified Transactional Analyst and member of the ITA and EATA.
Coral has over fifteen years experience of working in the counselling field. She has specialised in working with children and young people. She has gained extensive experience in working with very disturbed and difficult young people. Coral has specialist training in trauma. She will leave no stone unturned to broaden her skills or adapt her approach to enable her clients to thrive and to change. She is committed and passionate about her work.
Coral co-founded an EAP organisation in 2005 in Cumbria, England. Since then she has been part of a team using EAGALA EAP with children, young people and adults. Coral has been involved with horses over the last twenty years.
She has been active in EAGALA attending all Europe conferences to date and is close to obtaining her EAGALA Advanced Certification. She also serves on the EAGALA Ethics Committee.
+52 155 5435 8443
Annie Ricalde, Mexico, has a background in mental health as well as the equine specialist side. She is a psychologist in Mexico and is a national competitor and champion in dressage. She founded TAAC, which focuses on doing EAGALA EAL with corporations. She has worked with many large and small corporations in Mexico with teams who range from CEO´s to the cleaning service staff at an organization.
She also works in partnership with PAE where she does EAGALA focused on child trafficking, addictions, sexual abuse, depression, and eating disorders. She has worked with clients who simply want to focus on personal development, to clients with severe issues including suicidal and those suffering psychotic breakdowns.
Annie was first EAGALA certified in 2004, and has since earned her EAGALA Advanced Certification. She also conducts EAGALA Part 1 and 2 trainings for the certification program and serves as a mentor. She has been committed to spreading EAGALA and the EAGALA standards throughout Latin America and has helped translate many of the materials into Spanish.
+61 0448 762 184
Helen Gorfine, Australia, is a Mental Health Social Worker and educator and has worked in a wide range of service contexts as a community development worker, counsellor and therapist for over twenty-five years. She has extensive experience as a public clinician and private therapist in adult psychiatry, child, adolescent and family mental health.