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

May 19, 2017 - May 21, 2017

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 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 is 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 reflections. See our brochure for a complete list of learning objectives

HEAL’s Six Keys:
1. Body awareness: emotions as information
2. The boundaries ARE the relationship
3. The Divided Self – uncovering the effects of social incongruence and self-judgment
4. Yin and Yang. Leadership – setting goals – balancing assertiveness with sensitivity
5. The Art of Imagination: allowing super-positive outcomes
6. The Successful Social Brain: Authenticity and acceptance

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Dates: May 19-21, 2017
Time: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm Daily
Cost: $725.00


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Contact Leigh Shambo
Phone: 760-873-8980
Email: leigh@humanequinealliance.org


May 19, 2017
May 21, 2017
Event Category:


Firefly Horse Co.
1274 Columbia Falls Stage Rd.
Kalispell, MT United States
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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..