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Veterans Administration provides $637,700 for Equine-Assisted Mental Health Services

Veterans Administration provides $637,700 for Equine-Assisted Mental Health Services

Great news announced November 5, 2019. Eagala will receive $637,700 to fund services shown to improve mental and emotional health of veterans and servicemembers across the United States!

Check out this full article here.

https://www.hjnews.com/news/state/veterans-administration-provides-for-equine-assisted-mental-health-services-to/article_0db9741b-c65a-574a-83a7-62317eca57d1.html

BHW In the Press – Benefits of CSR Teambuilding

A recent article published in the October issue of Insurance & Financial Meetings Management titled “CSR-Enhanced Teambuilding: Delivering a ‘Return on Emotion,'” speaks to the tremendous benefits of corporate teambuilding. According to Jonathan Denmark, President and COO of MountainOne Insurance, who recently brought his sales team to Berkshire HorseWorks for a half day equine assisted teambuilding workshop, “It really humanized people. It broke down a lot of the thick barriers and made them a little more vulnerable… The feedback was absolutely incredible. They say, ‘This is really unique. My company and my leader really care about me. They want us to improve in these situations.'” Corporate social responsibility (CSR) teambuilding has always existed to improve the cohesiveness of companies, but now the options have evolved beyond “ropes courses and bike building.” Some key benefits of Equine Assisted Teambuilding (EAT) programming include:

  • Enhanced Problem-Solving
  • Increased Empathy
  • Navigation of Cultural Differences

Berkshire HorseWorks, now celebrating its 5th year, has increased its focus on cultivating equine assisted teambuilding workshops, the money from which will go directly fund therapeutic equine programs for those at risk. To learn more about CSR teambuilding and the work done here at BHW check out the article (on page 22) in the link below.
http://www.themeetingmagazines.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/PDFs_IFMM-2018/IFMM-2018-0910SepOct-Issue-Interactive.pdf#page=12

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