“We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other Nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the Earth.”
—Henry Beston, The Outermost House
—Henry Beston, The Outermost House
Somatic Experience TRE® (Tension/Trauma Releasing Exercises) combined with Equine Knowledge creates the synergy needed to find yourself, expand your dreams into becoming reality, and inspire those around you. This six-hour comprehensive program is different than anything you may have experienced in terms of understanding, developing, and applying basic knowledge and management of horses and equine behavior combined with intuitive insight and somatics such as: understanding, developing, and applying intuition and body language of humans and horses, working with chakras and energy fields.
This two-week (6- hr.) self-care program is designed to help you meet challenges and discover opportunities for healing and growth.
Juliette Gamble, M.S., NBCC will introduce you to the revolutionary somatic TRE® process which includes body awareness, release of tension/trauma from the body, breath work, progressive relaxation, mindfulness, chakra cleansing & clearing, aromatherapy and sound healing.
Sarah Rabinowitz, Executive Director of Labrador Hill Sanctuary will introduce you to Natural Horsemanship, fostering collaboration and partnership between humans and animals. Sarah will apply TRE® practice to horses and help you soon realize that it is the horse who is the teacher. Horses carry us both physically and spiritually and experiencing a horse either through ground work or riding is transforming. The horse is our connection between the physical world and the spiritual world.
Horses, coupled with the somatic experiencing of TRE®, teach us to focus our intention by commanding us to be in the present moment. Horses are Zen masters, with gentle spirits who help us to live in the here and now, fully aware, helping us to achieve tranquility. The horse helps us to bring into practice the sense of balance and calm gained from TRE® practice, thus allowing us to apply this newfound inner peace that we all can use, if you are ready, willing to listen and learn.
Workshop Dates: Sunday, November 26, 2017 1:00-4:00 PM
Classes will be held outdoors, so dress comfortably and accordingly, preferably in layers. Bring a yoga mat and water. Wear closed-toe shoes/boots for Equine Therapy program.
Donation to Labrador Hill Farms Sanctuary is $50.00 for 3-hr. session.
Payments preferred in advance due to limited space. If space permits, payments will be accepted upon arrival.
ALL ARE WELCOME
Location: 1665 Conrad Ave, Waterford Works, NJ 08089
What is equine-assisted therapy? The Unique Roles of Horses in Equine-Assisted Therapy (EAT)--
Characteristics of horses that make them unique for therapy:
Non-judgmental and unbiased: Horses react only to the patient’s behavior and emotions and are not biased by the patient’s physical appearance or past mistakes. Patients describe this as being crucial to the therapy and aids in increase of self-esteem and self-confidence.
Feedback and mirroring: Their nature as a prey and herd animal makes them hyper vigilant and sensitive, thus making them keen observers. This means that their feedback is provided earlier and more consistently than with a human therapist. The horse has an innate tendency to mirror the patient’s behavior, physical movements and emotions, which help the participant be more aware of him or herself. It allows patients to “feel felt”. This feedback can then be translated by the equine specialist and analyzed by the group.
Metaphor for real life: The ability of a therapist to use the horse as a metaphor for other issues helps make the equine treatment applicable to real life problems. An example of how a therapist can help the patient work out issues in their own lives through the use of the horse as a metaphor: “One child was having great difficulty discussing how they were feeling about an upcoming move to another state. She was, however, able to offer many suggestions for how to help a horse that was being sold feel more comfortable in his new environment”. Using the horse as a metaphor for his own move, the child better understood and could cope with her own move.