This workshop is new! Weather permitting and held on a lovely spring day we can use the presence of hosres to learn to self reflect.
Horses have the ability to mirror exactly what the human body language is saying in that moment. Horses are honest, which makes them especially powerful messengers and listeners. Their presence allows us to practice asking for and receiving help, and to begin to regain a sense of control. Much of the process of EA is nonverbal, which is especially potent for individuals who have experienced traumatic events that they are not able to express fully in words. For many clients, developing a relationship with a horse is the first step in re-developing positive relationships with friends and loved ones.
By participating in ground activities with horses, we will be processing and discussing feelings and behavior patterns. This type of interaction can help address and express feelings, perhaps increasing coping skills regarding fear. Any time spent in the company of a horse can help rebuild self-esteem and has been known to decrease symptoms of pain of loss and greiving.
Colleen o’Donnel, a certified EAP Therapist (Equine Assisted Psychotherapy) will be on hand for this exciting day of self discovery and almost instant feedback!
Thursday April 25th: 10:30 – 3:00 pm. $95:00(+HST)
Bring your own lunch as we will be in the country within the Chesley area. Directions of location will be sent out in registration package. Call to reserve your spot. Space is limited.