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Just Say Whoa

This group is geared toward teens who are struggling with behaviors such as truancy, substance abuse, emotion regulation,  and low self-esteem. Equine-assisted psychotherapy activities are utilized to develop communication skills, increase emotional self-awareness, build connections and learn boundary setting. 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 Wednesdays, June 13-August 1

4:00-5:30pm

Investment: $495/session

Contact: medicinehorsedirector@gmail.com for more information.

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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 info@solascounselinghealingthroughhorses.com

 

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Caregiver Group: Self-care According to Horses

Date: Second Saturday of the Month, starting March10, 2018
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Investment: $50

If you are caregiving at home or at work, whether for aging parents, a partner that is ill, a disabled child, or as a nurse, teacher, or in-home care provider, this monthly gathering is for you. Take a morning away from your caregiving commitments to give to yourself. This group provides a safe environment to replenish yourself as you travel through your caregiving journey. Self-care is always important, even more so when you’re busy taking care of others.

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 any stress that you might be feeling.

"Caretaking is a selfless experience and touches the human spirit deeply. I feel it gets forgotten or misunderstood. This experience today was so meaningful, to connect with people who understand, can share experience, have compassion and can lead with knowledge and love to help people who feel lost.” — PN

Join coaches Paula Karen and Cathy Steiner to care for yourself with the healing herd. Click here for more information.

To register, contact: Paula Karen, 720-289-8443, paula@hawkflightcoaching.com

No experience with horses is necessary. Our focus is on being with the horses rather than riding them. Please wear closed-toed shoes and dress for the weather.

 

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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 info@horses-heal.net for more information!

 

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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.

 

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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.

Email info@horses-heal.net for more information.

Wednesdays, February 7 - June 27, 2018,  9:30-11 a.m.

 

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ASBC Exploring Gender Identity Support Group for Youths with Disabilities

Sponsored by Autism Society of Boulder County

Who: Youth ages 9-18 who have a disability
When: Second Tuesday of every month, 3:30-5:00 PM

This group is for participants who are gender non-conforming, transgender, non-binary or are questioning their gender and who also have a disability.  Please join us for this exciting opportunity to work with Nyle Biondi, MS LMFT and Caitlyn Rotkiewicz. This group is open to anyone between the ages of 9 and 18 with a disability and is not exclusive to those on the autism spectrum.

Please let us know if you are joining us. Email medicinehorsedirector@gmail.com for more information.

 

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Meditation for Children

Saturdays 10-11 a.m. starting April 7, 2018

Cost: $20

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:  catherine@opalcounselingenter.com or 720-507-6725

 

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Mother Daughter Retreat

If an entire day of (phone-free) FUN with your teen daughter sounds like heaven, 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:
http://www.annettesloan.com/mother-daughter-retreat/

With love,
Brianna & Annette

To Be Scheduled

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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
and others.

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.
720-507-6725, catherine@opalcounselingcenter.com

 

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EquineAbility

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