Workshop: Introduction to the Healing Nature of Horses

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June 3 & 4, 2017 at Hope Grows Community Farm


Introduction to The Healing Nature of Horses (HNoH), is an introductory workshop, for anyone interested in equine assisted education and therapy.

This introduction is a hands-on pragmatic workshop, designed to provide tools that can help participants combine their education and/or therapy skills with equine assisted mental health or learning. We use lecture, discussion, and hands-on experiences to explore the horse’s nature. We explore how we can help our clients and students partner with horses to build healing, learning, and personal growth opportunities.

In addition, you will meet other professionals who are ready to share their journey of equine assisted facilitation.

This workshop takes an eclectic look at how a variety of approaches can be combined into a safe and effective session or workshop. It is not based on any particular mode of equine assisted therapy or education and uses both mounted and ground activities. It is particularly helpful for people new to horse assisted education or therapy.

This workshop is a fun way to learn more about ways that horses can help humans to heal, to earn CEU’s, and participate with like-minded people.

The Staff ~ Horses are large, socially oriented prey animals. Their ability to connect with humans allows us to learn and grow. We observe them, talk about them, talk with them, work with them, and share some of their generosity, beauty, and power through our experiences with them.

The Healing Nature of Horses workshop has some human help too:

Chris Korben, LICSW, Master Addictions Counselor. Certified Equine Interaction Professional-Mental Health; Clinician for CCBC, Provides Equine Assisted Mental Health and Addiction Counseling through Heart’s Desire Stable. Author of Speaking of Horses.

Susanne Haseman, LCMHC, Certified Equine Interaction Professional-Mental Health, PATH Advanced Instructor. Founded First Light Farm Counseling Services and has provided counseling, animal assisted therapy, wellness groups, education and therapeutic horsemanship for over 14 hears.

Cost for 2 day workshop is $350, or $325 discounted rate for early bird registrations postmarked by or before April 30. The workshop will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day with a break for lunch. Lunch will be on your own. CEU’s and materials provided included in the cost of the workshop. If you want to know more about partnering with horses to enhance your skills for your clients and students, this is your chance.

For more details on this workshop or to register, visit or call: Hope Grows Community Farm at 802-851- 8081

13.5 Continuing Education Unit hours will be available for Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors, and Licensed Professions Counselors. For more details visit

Social Workers: CES, provider #1117, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CES maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB

Approval Period: 10/5/15-10/5/18. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 13.5 clinical continuing education clock hours.

Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors, Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars can grant continuing education credit (CEs) for Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed

Professional Clinical Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors in the following states: AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MA, MO, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY. Licensed Mental Health Counselors receive 13.5 hours of continuing education credit.