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

August 18, 2017 - August 20, 2017

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 to not only survive, but thrive. Through ground-level activities with these sentient beings, six core skills for enhancing self-awareness and interpersonal wellbeing will be explored. No horse experience necessary

We will begin each day with class-based learning, followed by activities with the horses that engage each “Key to Relationship”. We will conclude each day with time for shared experiences and

HEAL’s Six Keys:
1. Improve your feeling-centered awareness.
2. Practice Boundaries for trust and respect.
3. Mend the Divided Self, the “inner critic.”
4. Balance Yin & Yang – sensitivity in action.
5. Finding New Pathways in the brain.
6. Caring in action: your Social Brain


Workshop Dates: August 18-20th 2017
Time: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm (Lunch Included)
Location: Raven Rock Ranch – Redmond, WA
Cost: $725 (A non-refundable deposit of $225 will reserve your place.)
We have space for 6 participants

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Please contact Sandy for further information:



August 18, 2017
August 20, 2017
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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..