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

March 23, 2018 - March 25, 2018

Facilitated by: Sandy Matts, MA, HEAL Certified
Kristin Fernald, MA, LMHC, HEAL Certified

This workshop is for Mental Health professionals interested in equine-facilitated psychotherapy and learning (EFPL), for personal and/or professional benefit. The KTC workshop is relevant to therapists who want to learn about a method of response to every culture and demographic that presents for treatment, as Equine Therapy overcomes cultural barriers that do not exist in a horse-human relationship.

The HEAL Model™ is experiential learning, based on scientifically validated principles from the fields of neuroscience and psychology (human and animal). Through ground-level activities, six core skills for enhancing self-awareness and interpersonal wellbeing will be explored. We will begin each day with class-based learning, followed by activities with the horses that engage each “Key to Relationship”.

HEAL’s Six Keys:
1. Body or feeling-centered awareness 2. Boundaries – Trust and respect. 3. Divided Self – Taming that “inner critic.”
4. Yin and Yang – Sensitivity & action
5. New Pathways – Beyond Dominance
6. The Social Brain – Putting relationship ahead of performance.


Workshop Dates: March 23-25, 2018
Time: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm Daily (Lunch Included)
Location: Raven Rock Ranch – Redmond, WA
Cost: $725 (A non-refundable deposit of $225 payable to Sandy Matts will reserve your place.)
We have space for 8 participants

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Please contact Sandy for further information:
+1 (425) 869-2302

This workshop fulfills the prerequisite for the 5-month HEAL Facilitator Training Program.


March 23, 2018
March 25, 2018
Event Category:


Raven Rock Ranch
Redmond, WA United States


Financial policies for registrations placed through HEAL


Partial scholarships may be available for certain events. These are based on financial need and awarded through an application process. Email HEAL at leigh@humanequinealliance.com 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 leigh@humanequinealliance..