In our sessions, clients join with our unique herd of sensitive rescue horses who are adept at helping people learn about relationships, communication and sensitivity. We offer Equine Assisted Growth and Learning for individuals, families, couples, and teams. Whether equine assisted psychotherapy or equine assisted learning, we are an EAGALA-model practice, certified by the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association.
Our clients are youth and their families, couples, people in recovery, trauma survivors, and businesses seeking a unique opportunity to change relationship dynamics and heighten communication skills. We offer workshops for highly sensitive people (20% of the population with the innate trait Sensory Processing Sensitivity) who experience their own sensitivity in a new and deeper way. Sensitivity can also be heightened when families experience life transitions or trauma, such as starting a new school or new relationship, divorce, illness, or moving.
We begin our sessions outside the fence with observations, moving into the corral and getting up close and personal with the horses at each individual’s own pace. Interacting with horses provides the opportunity to gain fresh, honest awareness of our truths. Unlike so many people, horses have no agenda, and they don’t care about our power, position, title, degree, or salary. Learning to use your mental focus with clarity and clear boundaries to direct a 1000 pound horse gives clients a shortcut to self-confidence and a sense of personal power.
Our facilitators are certified by the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association or EAGALA. Alane Freund, MS, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Monica Zimmerman, CPC, is our certified Equine Specialist.
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
UPCOMING EAL WORKSHOPS in 2017
- HSPs & Horses Weekend Retreat: April 1-2, July 8-9, September 9-10, 2017
- Clinicians’ CE HSPs & Horses Workshops: May 20, 21, August 19, 2017
- Family, Parenting, Couples Workshop: August 12-13, 2017
- Referral Marketing: Attracting, Developing, Prospering: TBA
- HSPs & Horses: Deepening into Ourselves with Elaine Aron, PhD: October 14-15
HSPs and Horses Weekend Retreats* April 1-2, July 8-9, September 9-10, 2017
Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) will join five to seven horses on the ground (not riding) who are specially trained for this work. The human team from Heart and Mind Equine is EAGALA certified and endorsed by Elaine Aron, PhD, author of The Highly Sensitive Person. Developed and facilitated with Elaine Aron, PhD, HSPs and Horses is a sweet and intimate retreat with a small group highly sensitive people. Our four HSP human staff and amazing herd of HSHs (highly sensitive horses) will nurture you, teach you, and guide you in this journey of self care and discovery. Whether you have newly identified your high sensitivity or have known who you were for decades, you will be touched by these rescue horses for whom sensitivity is a valuable asset used to communicate with tremendous integrity and clear boundaries. You will join the herd in our peaceful, bucolic, natural setting and sink deeply in the kind of self care that will stay with you for days, weeks, and even months in the future. $685 includes herd fees, shuttle and lunch/snacks. A list of nearby accommodations is available to help with your travel plans. Read more about our workshops here. *Continuing education credits available.
HSPs and Horses for Clinicians* May 20, August 19, 2017
An equine assisted learning workshop for clinicians, coaches, teachers, and equine professionals who work with highly sensitive people and want to understand and develop skills with this population who comprise a huge part of our client base. Understand, diagnose, attract, and treat highly sensitive clients, those with sensory processing sensitivity, the trait found in 20% of the population. $385 To register go here and scroll down to this workshop.
Transforming Vulnerability into Empowerment for Clinicians* May 21, 2017
An equine assisted learning workshop exploring the dynamic of power in relationships and communication. Working through the rough edges of vulnerability, we master advanced skills of helping clients transform shyness and low self-esteem into personal power and authenticity. Horses offer us a shortcut to social and emotional mastery through tapping the vast resources of nonverbal intelligence. $385 (*CE avail.) Combine with May 20th workshop and receive $100 off second workshop!
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HSPs and Horses: Deepening into Ourselves* October 14-15, 2017
A Heart and Mind Level 2 Workshop for clients who have worked with our herd through past programs. Join Elaine Aron, PhD, and the Heart and Mind Equine team to deepen our journey of healing, empowerment, exploration and self-care under the guidance of our mentor and with the support of our herd. This weekend will include a half hour private session with Dr. Aron for each participant. Includes herd fees, shuttle and lunch/snacks. A list of nearby accommodations is available to help with your travel plans. $685 To register go here and scroll down to this workshop. *Continuing education credits available.
Parenting, Family Dynamics Daylong Workshop* August 12-13, 2017
Join the herd at Heart and Mind Equine. Optional: Bring your partner or co-parent to a special Equine Assisted Learning weekend workshop. Allow the herd to support your family though offering a shortcut to the core of authenticity. Skills include communication and boundary setting that work outside of language. Transform family vulnerabilities into empowerment. Open your heart and mind. Come let the herd nurture you and deepen your communication and teamwork. This is self care-family care at it’s best. LGBTQ+ friendly. $685. (*CE available) To register go here and scroll down to this workshop.
HSPs and Horses: Empowerment Series*
Heart and Mind Equine invites you to enroll in the private HSP Empowerment Series, a year-long, individualized program including attending your choice of HSPs and Horses workshop, 12 private sessions (just you, the horses, and the Heart and Mind human team) and 12 phone sessions This series can be individually tailored to help you feel more empowered by your sensitivity in the areas you choose, such as relationships, boundaries, career, communication, personal power, self-care, and personal growth. Each EAL session will include 2-4 HSHs (horses) as well as two human facilitators: Heart and Mind’s EAGALA certified Mental Health Specialist and Equine Specialist. Request more information and register by contacting the H&ME team at email@example.com. Not sure if the whole series is for you? Try one half-price private session, and if you so choose, you may apply your first session to the whole series. (*CE available)
To ask us a question about any of our workshops contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Continuing education credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program. For questions about CE, visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD, at email@example.com or (707) 763-3576. CE reditss require an extra fee of $15 for one day or $35 for two days, payable to the SCRC.American Psychological Association: Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for its programs and their content. California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal by LCSWs and MFTs for programs from CE approved sponsors of the American Psychological Association. LCSWs and MFTs from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board for approval. California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP10318) for licensed nurses in California through the co-sponsorship of the Institute of Noetic Sciences.