Unbridled Creativity: Expressive Arts with Horses
This drop-in group is open to the public, adults over 18 years of age.
Max participants: 8 members
Date: Biweekly, starting Sunday, February 18th, @ 11:00-12:30
March 4: Painting with Horses
March 18th: Sculpting with Horses
April 1st: Nature Art - Collecting Found Objects
April 15th: Sketching with Horses
April 29th: Creative Writing with Horses
May 6th: Photography with Horses
May 13th: Mother's Day Special: Painting With Mom's
Cost: $45/person, including all materials, payable by Paypal, Venmo, Check, Cash, or Credit Card ($3 processing fee applies)
Please join us for a morning of creative expression and mindfulness-based art with horses! During this 90-minute group, we will invite our beautiful Equine companions to inspire us to explore the creative process using visual arts or written mediums. Each participant will have the opportunity to connect with the horses and the natural environment, and will go home with a token of their experience.
All materials will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own supplies if you choose. This is an opportunity to freely explore and express your own creative process! Please dress appropriately, as the weather can rapidly change this time of year. Your facilitators (equine and human alike) look forward to having you join us!
To reserve a spot, please contact Courtney at least 24 hours before event at 303-746-0187 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Caregiver Group: Self-care According to Horses
Date: Second Saturday of the Month, starting March10, 2018
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Take a morning away from your caregiving commitments, whether at home or work, to give to yourself. Coaches Paula and Cathy will guide you through some self-exploration with the help of our healing horses and supportive group. This is a time to take a breath, reflect, laugh, and let go of some stress that, if you’re a caregiver, you might be feeling.
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Contact: Paula Karen, 720-289-8443, email@example.com
Writing and Riding
This six-day, 12-week program (Feb 4 - Apr 8, 2018) will run every other Sunday from 2:00-5:00 pm. We will explore how to be in a more conscious and joyful relationship with ourselves, and how to find and use our voice. We will be writing and riding, as well as interacting with the herd in ways to increase self- and body-awareness. No experience required.
Early registration fee (before Jan 21, 2018) is $195.00, and $210.00 after Jan 21, 2018. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Here and Now with Horses
An hour of meditation and mindfulness with the Medicine Horse Program herd. No experience necessary and kid friendly. Suggested donation of $20.
Tuesdays, January 9 - June 5, 2018, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Let Go: Body-Centered Meditation with Horses
We will connect with ourselves and the horses through our bodies using QiGong, breathing, and mindfulness practices. The horses will be our guides, mirrors, and companions.
The class is ongoing. The cost is $15.00. All are welcome.
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Wednesdays, February 7 - June 27, 2018, 9:30-11 a.m.
Hoofbeats & Heartbeats: Practice Self-regulation and Connection after Sexual Assault
March 30th, 4-7pm
Adult survivors of all genders welcome!
Play, move, and be in community with horses. In this one-time pilot group, the horses and facilitators will offer tools and experiences to relax the nervous system, to reduce overwhelm, and to reconnect to yourself and the world around you. This expressive and engaging group will include self-care, connecting to other survivors, and horse-based experiences. Registration is required. No fee for the group; you may make a donation to help the horses and the Medicine Horse Program.
Grazing with the HERD: Working with Eating Disorders
Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
You are invited to an experiential equine facilitated psychotherapy workshop with The HERD Institute. Come and discover how horses can support you to reconnect with yourself on a somatic and sensory level, and learn how this can help facilitate healing for your clients. Presentation of a case study discussion of clients with different eating disorders diagnoses will be included. Experiential exercises will demonstrate the theory.
Cost: $80 (includes lunch)
For more information and to register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-618-0052.
Limited spaces available so REGISTER NOW to secure your space!
About the facilitators:
Veronica Lac, PhD is an Equine-Facilitated Practitioner, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a certified therapeutic riding instructor through PATH International. She specializes working with clients suffering from eating disorders, trauma and attachment. Veronica is the Executive Director of The HERD Institute, offering training in Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy to mental health professionals. She is author of the book, Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy & Learning: The Human-Equine Relational (HERD) Approach.
Alison McCabe, MS is a registered psychotherapist and a certified Gestalt Equine Psychotherapist, specializing in working with teen in residential treatment, She also offers equine sessions for individuals, couples, and families for clients struggling with compulsive and addictive behaviors.
ASBC Exploring Gender Identity Support Group for Youths with Disabilities
Hosted by Autism Society of Boulder County
Who: Youth ages 9-20 who have a disability
When: Tuesday, Feb 13th 3:30-5:00 PM, Second Tuesday of Every Month
If you, a family member or friend are gender non-conforming, transgender or exploring significant gender issues and are disabled, please join us for this exciting opportunity to work with Nyle Biondi, MS LMFT and the Medicine Horse Program. This group is open to anyone between the ages of 9 and 20 with a disability and is not exclusive to those on the autism spectrum or people who only use traditional means of communication.
Please let us know if you are joining us. For additional information please contact ASBC at email@example.com or call us at 720-272-8231.
Meditation for Children
Saturdays 10-11 a.m. starting April 7, 2018
Parents can participate too.
Meditation has become a buzz word, but what is it really? Meditation is a way to cultivate self-awareness, mental focus and emotional resilience. This class is an introduction to Mindfulness Meditation for children 6 to 14. Through mindfulness exercises, movements and breathing, children will be learning basic mindfulness techniques on how to become aware of their body and their internal experience.
About Catherine Mathon, MA, LPC: Catherine has been practicing meditation for over 10 years and loves to share her experience with children. She is a candidate in the Meditation Instructor Curriculum at Naropa University that will complete this Spring. Catherine is a counselor in her private practice in Boulder, works with mindfulness-based techniques and horses.
Feel free to contact us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-507-6725
Mother Daughter Retreat
If an entire day of (phone-free) FUN with your teen daughter sounds like heaven (and a great way to stay connected as the new school year gets rolling!), join us for a day of soul-nourishing mother-daughter bonding at our beautiful Boulder ranch. You’ll enjoy interactive activities with horses including a trust ride & unique partner yoga that will give you and your daughter new self- awareness and insight into your relationship.
May 12, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Early Bird Registration ($299/pair) begins today and will end March 31. Regular registration is $324.
If you are you ready for a day with your daughter you’ll never forget, click the link to register now:
Brianna & Annette
To Be Scheduled
Traumatic brain Injury Group
This Therapeutic riding program is based on the latest
scientific research. Using Mindfulness practices on horseback and their connection with horses, participants will feel empowered in their
relationships and their lives by reconnecting with themselves
Next Group TBD, 6 Mondays
Cost: $90 per ride. No experience needed. Click here for more information.
Contact: Catherine Mathon, MA, Certified Riding Instructor Path Intl.
Through horse activities, creative expression and body movement, this EAP program addresses the psychological, emotional and social aspects of individuals with developmental disabilities. Through connection with horses and other participants, a good time will be had by all. Medicine Horse Program partners with Imagine! to offer this program.
Next group TBD
Just Say Whoa
This group is geared toward teens who are repeat juvenile offenders or display behaviors such as truancy, substance abuse, anger management problems, depression and low self-esteem. Equine-assisted learning activities are utilized to develop communication skills and appropriate boundaries. Participants are encouraged to identify feelings and explore positive expression of emotions and needs, develop leadership skills and a sense of appreciation and empathy for themselves and others.
Next Group TBD for 8 weeks
Contact: email@example.com for more information.