About the Equine Psychotherapy Institute (EPI)

Founded by Meggin Kirby, The Equine Psychotherapy Institute (EPI) is the the first Australian model of, and Training & Certification pathway in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy & Equine Assisted Learning. We have been training, supervising and supporting Equine Assisted Therapy Practitioners since 2011.

The Equine Psychotherapy Institute is one of the most comprehensive training pathways for students interested in studying and working in the field of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning in Australia, facilitated by Australians. We offer training and certification for prospective students, interested in professional, safe, and ethical services.

Our Vision

Our vision is that the institute will become a powerful leader in equine, animal and nature-based psychotherapy and experiential learning training, supporting people to reconnect with their deeper nature, true power, passion, connection and compassion for all living beings and the natural world.

Our Mission

To train, support and promote practitioner excellence. Our training supports a high level of competence in understanding and working with human healing, growth, development and change, and, understanding and working with our deep connection with horses, all animals and the natural world we are a part of.

Our Passionate Mission Statements

The institute will:

  • Train and develop skilful, self-aware, inspirational and successful practitioners
  • Offer Transformational Training, Psychotherapy and Leadership Programs
  • Empower and nourish people, horses, all living beings and our natural environment
  • Change the way people think about, teach, practice and experience equine, animal and nature assisted psychotherapy and learning, globally.

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