Healers and Horses: Developing a Trauma Informed Equine Assisted Practice

Or, are you someone who has always wanted to do this work and need support to get going?

I know you! Maybe you wrote asking me how I got started – what are my recommendations to get started– I may have even spent some time on the phone with you talking about what it means to do equine assisted work.

You are excited by the possibilities. You know the power that horses add to the journey of healing. You understand that time with horses changes lives-  not only your own and the people that come into contact with them. But where to start?

Healers and Horses

This coaching group is designed

to help you develop a plan

to start or expand your

equine practice with

attention to the 

multidimensional nature of

the work and with intention.

One of the reasons this work is challenging and differs from other therapy modalities is equine assisted therapy or learning requires a team: horses, you, the equine professional, and the clients. It involves the weather, the veterinarian, the farrier, barn maintenance, the scheduling. It also involves treatment plans, maintaining an environment of confidentiality, developing practice policies, informed consent, and then getting the word out that you have this offering.  It can feel overwhelming!

Doing this work is different from other mental health practices

—and doing this work

through a trauma informed lens is important.

But it doesn’t have to be overwhelming!


What is the Healers and Horses Coaching Group

 

This is a small group of individuals whose goal is to support you as you create an informed plan of action about your next steps.  This group meets monthly for the next three months and is for you if you:

  • are exploring adding EAP/EAL to your work.
  • want more resources or to refine your ideas and dreams.
  • know that having a trauma informed lens is important but not sure what that looks like in the arena.
  • want support and accountability to create a plan of action.
  • have questions about the paperwork.
  • not sure how to put yourself out there.

 

ENROLL NOW

Healers and Horses: Developing a Trauma Informed Equine Assisted Practice

What:

A small group of individuals who are working toward adding or refining their EA practices. Each month there will be an educational component, time to address individual situations, creating a plan of action, and, accountability and support.

This group will provide you with:

    • information on certification and training programs
    • an understanding what a trauma informed equine practice includes
    • paperwork considerations
    • a list of resources for forming and caring for a team (horse and human)
    • a plan to move you forward to starting or revving up your EA practice.

 When:

The group will meet once a month for three months.
Summer Group Full

Watch for Fall Dates

Cost:

$75.00/ session- for a 3 month commitment —$225.00 due at sign up or $75.00 monthly with card on file.

There will be no refunds after registration.

How:

Live online  sessions each with an educational component followed by discussion, planning, and problem solving with accountability and support.

You want to work with someone who gets it—

I understand

I understand trauma and the importance of being able to heal and learn in relationship and I have found that horses are ideal partners for this.

As a therapist and an equine specialist actively practicing a trauma informed relational model, I know how important is to have a place to help you develop programming for your niche.

My passion is to support individuals like you who are either doing this work, or want to add equine assisted work to your life plan.

Offering you a unique perspective comes from being certified in several different models, including Path, Int.,  EAGALA, and EA-EMDR,  and appreciating different aspects of each. I can support you as you create a roadmap to reach your goals to do this work well.

Equine assisted therapy is such a gift and a

change agent for people–Let’s work together

to build your practice!

 

ENROLL NOW

 

Register now — spaces are limited.

 

My equine and consulting practice includes experience with and designing:

  • A group and individual therapy model for sexual trauma survivors
  • Groups for women in recovery from substance use
  • Workshops and retreats for self-awareness and learning to play
  • Creating and running staff retreats
  • Veterans programming
  • Collaborating with non-profits and government agencies
  • Speaking, teaching, and writing about a trauma informed relational equine model

 

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