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October 2014

HEAL “Keys to Connection” 3 Day Workshop (MT)

October 10, 2014 - October 12, 2014
Willowbend Farm Clinton, MT United States + Google Map

Are you longing for a deeper connection to yourself, your relationships, or to nature? In this rich, experiential workshop you will learn and practice how to create loving, respectful relationships with healthy boundaries and engage more powerfully in your life. The HEAL model of Six Keys to Connection is based on current neuroscience and the power of partnering with horses to heal and grow. This 3-day workshop is applicable for both personal and professional growth, open to anyone interested in…

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November 2014

HEAL “Keys to Connection” 3 Day Workshop (WA)

November 14, 2014 - November 16, 2014
The Heart of the Herd Ranch & Retreat Center, 12620 Willamette Meridian
Silverdale, WA United States
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Are you longing for a deeper connection to yourself, your relationships, or to nature? In this rich, experiential workshop you will learn and practice how to create loving, respectful relationships with healthy boundaries and engage more powerfully in your life. The HEAL model of Six Keys to Connection is based on current neuroscience and the power of partnering with horses to heal and grow. This 3-day workshop is applicable for both personal and professional growth, open to anyone interested in…

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April 2015

HEAL: 6 Keys to Connection (Washington) FULL

April 10, 2015 - April 12, 2015
Raven Rock Ranch Redmond, WA United States + Google Map

A 3-DAY EQUINE EXPERIENTIAL WORKSHOP FOR PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT This workshop is for anyone interested in equine-facilitated psychotherapy and learning (EFPL), for personal and/or professional benefit, including horse owners wanting to deepen their understanding of the horse-human bond. We will begin each day with a didactic learning session, followed by activities with the horses that engage each key. We will conclude each day with time for shared experiences and reflections. VIEW FLYER: April 2015 HEAL Workshop WA Workshop Dates:…

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HEAL: 6 Keys to Connection (Pennsylvania)

April 17, 2015 - April 19, 2015
Manderley Farm Blue Bell, PA United States + Google Map

A 3-DAY EQUINE EXPERIENTIAL WORKSHOP FOR PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT This workshop is for anyone interested in equine-facilitated psychotherapy and learning (EFPL), for personal and/or professional benefit, including horse owners wanting to deepen their understanding of the horse-human bond. We will begin each day with a didactic learning session, followed by activities with the horses that engage each key. We will conclude each day with time for shared experiences and reflections. VIEW FLYER: April 2015 HEAL Workshop PA Workshop Dates:…

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May 2015

HEAL Facilitator Training Program

May 4, 2015
Raven Rock Ranch Redmond, WA United States + Google Map

A 5-Month Program of Intensive Learning including hands-on, in-person training combined with intensively supported distance learning with experiential practice hours. On-Site Instruction Weeks include 2 full weeks at HEAL, at the beginning of the 5-month period and in the final graduation week. Distance learning includes theoretical study with group learning conferences by phone with peers; a practice session requirement supported by individual mentoring and consultation; and support for business visioning and practical steps for building your EFPL practice. Students are…

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September 2015

HEAL: 6 Keys to Connection (Washington)

September 11, 2015 - September 13, 2015
Raven Rock Ranch Redmond, WA United States + Google Map

A 3-DAY EQUINE EXPERIENTIAL WORKSHOP FOR PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT This workshop is for anyone interested in equine-facilitated psychotherapy and learning (EFPL), for personal and/or professional benefit, including horse owners wanting to deepen their understanding of the horse-human bond. We will begin each day with a didactic learning session, followed by activities with the horses that engage each key. We will conclude each day with time for shared experiences and reflections. VIEW FLYER: Sept 2015 HEAL Workshop WA Workshop Dates:…

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HEAL: 6 Keys to Connection (Pennsylvania)

September 11, 2015 - September 13, 2015
Manderley Farm Blue Bell, PA United States + Google Map

A 3-DAY EQUINE EXPERIENTIAL WORKSHOP FOR PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT This workshop is for anyone interested in equine-facilitated psychotherapy and learning (EFPL), for personal and/or professional benefit, including horse owners wanting to deepen their understanding of the horse-human bond. We will begin each day with a didactic learning session, followed by activities with the horses that engage each key. We will conclude each day with time for shared experiences and reflections. VIEW FLYER: Sept 2015 HEAL Workshop PA Workshop Dates:…

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April 2016

HEAL “Keys to Connection” 3 Day Workshop (WA)

April 8, 2016 - April 10, 2016
Raven Rock Ranch Redmond, WA United States + Google Map

Facilitated by: Leigh Shambo, LPCC and Sandy Matts, MA This workshop is for anyone interested in equine-facilitated psychotherapy and learning (EFPL), for personal and/or professional benefit, including horse owners wanting to deepen their understanding of the horse-human bond. The HEAL Model™ of EFPL is an experiential learning model, based on scientifically validated principles from the fields of neuroscience and psychology (human and animal). Horses, as social mammals, are surprisingly similar to humans in terms of their relational needs to not…

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HEAL “Keys to Connection” 3 Day Workshop (MT)

April 22, 2016 - April 24, 2016
Horse Time Farm Stevensville, MT United States + Google Map

Facilitated by: Kristin Fernald, MA LMHC This workshop is for anyone interested in equine-facilitated psychotherapy and learning (EFPL), for personal and/or professional benefit, including horse owners wanting to deepen their understanding of the horse-human bond. The HEAL Model™ of EFPL is an experiential learning model, based on scientifically validated principles from the fields of neuroscience and psychology (human and animal). Horses, as social mammals, are surprisingly similar to humans in terms of their relational needs to not only survive, but…

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May 2016

2016 HEAL Facilitator Training in Redmond, WA USA (near Seattle)

May 2, 2016
Raven Rock Ranch Redmond, WA United States + Google Map

The HEAL Facilitator Training Program is accepting applications for the next class which begins in May 2016.  The five-month program includes two weeks of on-site instruction (spring and fall) at Raven Rock Ranch in Redmond, WA, with a summer semester of distance learning and mentored practice in EFPL. Access our informational flyer The 2016 HEAL program promises the best learning experience yet.  The teaching team for HEAL 2016 includes: Kristin Fernald, LMHC, Leigh Shambo, MSW, LPCC, CEIP-MH, and Sandy Matts,…

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June 2016

HEAL “Keys to Connection” 3 Day Workshops in Norway!

June 17, 2016 - July 17, 2016
Lundehagen Farm Moelv, Norway + Google Map

June 17-19 and July 15-17, 2016 This workshop is for anyone interested in equine-facilitated psychotherapy and learning (EFPL), for personal and/or professional benefit, including horse owners wanting to deepen their understanding of the horse-human bond. The HEAL Model™ of EFPL is an experiential learning model, based on scientifically validated principles from the fields of neuroscience and psychology (human and animal). Horses, as social mammals, are surprisingly similar to humans in terms of their relational needs to not only survive, but…

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September 2016

HEAL “Keys to Connection” for Counselors – 3 Day Workshop (CA)

September 16, 2016 - September 18, 2016
Tri-County Fairgrounds Bishop, CA United States + Google Map

Facilitated by: Leigh Shambo, MSW, LPCC, CEIP-MH In this 3-day workshop for clinical Counselors (and other professionals in mental health fields), you will be guided through HEAL’s Six Key model experientially. You will personally experience the impact of this model, and be amazed at how the horses can help you amplify your professional “presence” with your clients. And this workshop is a “must do” for those incorporating equine-facilitated psychotherapy and learning into a professional practice (or considering doing so). The…

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October 2016

HEAL “Keys to Connection” Personal Growth – 3 Day Workshop (Maine)

October 21, 2016 - October 23, 2016
Shady Oak Farm Cape Elizabeth, ME United States + Google Map

Facilitated by: Kristin Fernald, MA LMHC This 3-day workshop is for anyone interested in equine-facilitated psychotherapy and learning (EFPL), for personal or professional growth, including horse owners wanting to deepen their understanding of the human-horse bond. The HEAL Model™ of EFPL is an experiential learning model, based on scientifically validated principles from the fields of neuroscience and psychology (human and animal). Horses, as social mammals, are surprisingly similar to humans in terms of their relational needs to not only survive,…

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April 2017

2017 HEAL Facilitator Training Program in Norway

April 2
Lundehagen Farm Moelv, Norway + Google Map

We are extremely excited to announce our first international HEAL Facilitator Training in Moelv, Norway at Lundehagen Farm (www.lundehagen.no ). Applications are now being accepted for the next class which begins in April 2017. The five-month program includes two weeks of on-site instruction (early spring and late summer), with a summer semester of distance learning and mentored practice in EFPL. Access our informational flyer The HEAL training attracts professional educators, counselors, therapists and life coaches from around the world, preparing…

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HEAL “Keys to Connection” 3 Day Workshop (WA)

April 7 - April 9
Raven Rock Ranch Redmond, WA United States + Google Map

Facilitated by: Sandy Matts, MA, and Julie Harcus This workshop is for anyone interested in equine-facilitated psychotherapy and learning (EFPL), for personal and/or professional benefit, including horse owners wanting to deepen their understanding of the horse-human bond. The HEAL Model™ of EFPL is an experiential learning model, based on scientifically validated principles from the fields of neuroscience and psychology (human and animal). Horses, as social mammals, are surprisingly similar to humans in terms of their relational needs to not only…

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May 2017

HEAL “Keys to Connection” for Counselors – 3 Day Workshop (MT)

May 19 - May 21
Firefly Horse Co., 1274 Columbia Falls Stage Rd.
Kalispell, MT United States
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Facilitated by: Leigh Shambo, MSW, LPCC, CEIP-MH In this 3-day workshop for clinical Counselors (and other professionals in mental health fields), you will be guided through HEAL’s Six Key model experientially. You will personally experience the impact of this model, and be amazed at how the horses can help you amplify your professional “presence” with your clients. And this workshop is a “must do” for those incorporating equine-facilitated psychotherapy and learning into a professional practice (or considering doing so). The…

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August 2017

HEAL “Keys to Connection” 3 Day Workshop (Lopez Island-WA)

August 4 - August 6
Dreamer Horse Farm Lopez Island, WA United States + Google Map

Facilitated by: Kristin Fernald, MA This workshop is for anyone interested in equine-facilitated psychotherapy and learning (EFPL), for personal and/or professional benefit, including horse owners wanting to deepen their understanding of the horse-human bond. The HEAL Model™ of EFPL is an experiential learning model, based on scientifically validated principles from the fields of neuroscience and psychology (human and animal). Horses, as social mammals, are surprisingly similar to humans in terms of their relational needs to not only survive, but thrive.…

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HEAL “Keys to Connection” 3 Day Workshop (Redmond, WA)

August 18 - August 20
Raven Rock Ranch Redmond, WA United States + Google Map

Facilitated by: Sandy Matts, MA, HEAL Certified with Kimbrough Charbonneau, MA This workshop is for anyone interested in equine-facilitated psychotherapy and learning (EFPL), for personal and/or professional benefit, including horse owners wanting to deepen their understanding of the horse-human bond. The HEAL Model™ of EFPL is an experiential learning model, based on scientifically validated principles from the fields of neuroscience and psychology (human and animal). Horses, as social mammals, are surprisingly similar to humans in terms of their relational needs…

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September 2017

HEAL “Keys to Connection” 3 Day Workshop (UK)

September 8 - September 10
Hurst Farm Moreville, Shropshire United Kingdom + Google Map

Facilitated by: Kristin Fernald, MA LMHC and Polly Burns, MA UKCP This workshop is for anyone interested in equine-facilitated psychotherapy and learning (EFPL), for personal and/or professional benefit, including horse owners wanting to deepen their understanding of the horse-human bond. The HEAL Model™ of EFPL is an experiential learning model, based on scientifically validated principles from the fields of neuroscience and psychology (human and animal). Horses, as social mammals, are surprisingly similar to humans in terms of their relational needs…

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HEAL “Keys to Connection” 3 Day Workshop (Norway)

September 29 - October 1
Bilitt Farm Norway + Google Map

Facilitated by Jeanette Lysell, HEAL Designated Instructor This workshop is for anyone interested in equine-facilitated psychotherapy and learning (EFPL), for personal and/or professional benefit, including horse owners wanting to deepen their understanding of the horse-human bond. The HEAL Model™ of EFPL is an experiential learning model, based on scientifically validated principles from the fields of neuroscience and psychology (human and animal). Horses, as social mammals, are surprisingly similar to humans in terms of their relational needs to not only survive,…

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Financial policies for registrations placed through HEAL

Cancellation Policy

More than 30 Days Notice: Deposit will be refunded or transferred to another date during the same calendar year less a $50 processing fee.

Less than 30 Days Notice: Deposit is non-refundable. Exceptions made for travel conditions or medical emergencies in which case the deposit will be treated as a cancellation with more than 30 days notice.

*If a program is canceled by HEAL, any deposits paid will be refunded in full.

Credit card payments will be assessed a 3% surcharge to cover credit card fees.

Registration incentives

– 5% discount for 2 or more participants signing up together
–  Early bird discount 5% may apply to some workshops
* One discount per participant per workshop and cannot be combined with any other promotion

Scholarships

Partial scholarships may be available for certain events. These are based on financial need and awarded through an application process. Email the HEAL Office office@humanequinealliance.org  for a scholarship application.

Cancellation Policy

More than 30 Days Notice: Deposit will be refunded or transferred to another date during the same calendar year less a $50 processing fee.

Less than 30 Days Notice: Deposit is non-refundable. Exceptions made for travel conditions or medical emergencies in which case the deposit will be treated as a cancellation with more than 30 days notice.

*If a program is canceled by HEAL, any deposits paid will be refunded in full.

Complaint or Dispute review and resolution

HEAL is committed to openness, accountability and communication in its relations with students, customers and the general public.   If you have a concern about any aspect of the services provided to you by HEAL, you can expect to receive respectful treatment, a timely response and clear, accurate information about your concern.   It is most productive to raise any concern in a timely manner, with the HEAL Instructor involved, as the most direct route to resolution.  If this is not possible, the concern should be directed to the attention of HEAL Director Leigh Shambo.   If the matter is not resolved at this level you may request a hearing before the HEAL Instruction team to determine if further action is warranted.  We thank you for your willingness to share any concern about the quality or safety of your HEAL experience.


For more information on any of our listed events or hosting your own event please contact the HEAL office at 760-873-8980 or by email at events@humanequinealliance.org.