HORSE POWER PROGRAM

Horse Power: Building Emotional Resilience through the Way of the Horse.

This equine-assisted learning program is for anyone who dealing with a significant life challenge or transition.  It is designed to help those recovering from trauma or a serious illness, or those experiencing grief or anxiety to engage with the present moment and develop their capacity to weather these life-altering events.

If you are ready to reclaim joy and peace in your life, you are invited to this program to work with the horses who gracefully share with people lessons in mindfulness, courage, and empowerment. Horse Power is facilitated by experienced mental health professionals specializing in Equine-Assisted Learning and provides a support network through a compassionate and committed community.

Please note: NO riding is involved in our programs and NO prior horse experience is needed! Safety is paramount. All horse-human interactions are designed to build on each other, with the pace adjusted for each individual. For this reason, groups are intentionally kept small, with a maximum of six participants.

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Benefits of Equine-Assisted Learning include:

  • Greater emotional resilience.  Are we generally able to weather the ups and downs of life? That’s emotional resilience. Horses teach us how to ride out the storms of our emotions–and gain valuable insight along the way

  • More authentic communication. Are we saying what we mean, and meaning what we say? Often, our voice and body language give us away. Horses respond not to what we say, but to how we say it

  • Recognizing your strengths and expressing your authentic self. Doing so allows you to live more joyfully.

  • Healthier boundaries. Do we give away so much of ourselves that we feel empty, or so little that we feel alone? Equine-assisted learning programs can help people set (and maintain) healthy personal boundaries, discovering how to access the body’s wisdom to be present and grounded in the moment

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Introductory Program

Phase I of the program consists of a one-day introductory workshop. Here you will learn the basics of safe interaction with horses—always our number one concern. (Again, no riding is involved in either phase.) You will also learn about the elements of self-care, including mindfulness, trusting intuition, and understanding emotional and physical cues.

Upcoming Horse Power Introductory Classes:
Saturdays, September 29 & October 13, 2018,  9:00am-1:00pm

Phase II

Phase two consists of two half-day workshops, each with its own theme which builds upon the skills learned in phase one. You must complete the Introductory program before attending these sessions.

I. Improving Communication & Strengthening Relationships: November 3, 2018, 9:00am-1:00pm

In this workshop, you will acquire skills for authentic and clear communication and how to maintain effective boundaries with others in ways that inspire trust, respect, and cooperation.

II. Tools for Realizing Your Goals: November 17, 2018, 9:00am-1:00pm

In this workshop, you will learn how to use intention, focus, and all the previously learned skills to take meaningful action and accomplish the outcomes you desire. You may also gain insight about the times you get in your own way and create barriers to achieving what you want.

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Please email the completed application and assessment to info@thehorselink.org or call 512-360-8499 for more information.

“I learned that setting my own boundaries establishes a mutual connection and respect. I also learned the importance of checking in with myself.”  – J.D.

“The most valuable part for me was overcoming anxiety to do what I wanted to do. I learned when I get triggered, I need to breathe and come back to the present where it is safe.”  – A.M.

“I felt internal strength that has wavered so much lately. Regrouping is so important. I LOVED this!”  – Program participant

“Phenomenal experience today. Words cannot describe it.”  – Program participant