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: Tuesdays, June 4-July 30 (skipping July 2) 10:30am-12pm
This is a “pay what you can” group. Suggested donation $40/session or $300 for the entire group. No one will be turned away for inability to pay.
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Caregiver Group: Self-care According to Horses
Date: Second Saturday of the Month
Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Writing and Riding
What does it mean to connect? To ourselves, our environment, to the present moment and to others? Relationships are hard, and yet the most important part of our lives. They are satisfying and challenging, nourishing and painful. In this group, we will explore how we show up in relationship. We will partner with the horses in a variety of ways, both on the ground and mounted, to learn how to be more grounded, aware, and whole, both with ourselves and others. Through weekly creative journaling, we can connect to our voice, track our growth and integrate our experiences. Process and explore learnings as part of this mindful and supportive group.
When: Wednesdays, March 6-May 1, 5-7pm
Where: Medicine Horse Program, 8778 Arapahoe Rd., Boulder, CO, 80303
Who: Anyone interested in exploring relationship, 18 and older
Facilitator: Stephanie McBride, MA
For more information, please email email@example.com
Here and Now with Horses
An hour of meditation and mindfulness with the Medicine Horse Program herd. No experience necessary and kid friendly.
The fourth Sunday of each month from 10-11:30am
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
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 $20.00. All are welcome.
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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: Third Wednesday of every month, 5:00 - 6:30pm
This group is for participants who are gender non-conforming, transgender, non-binary or are questioning their gender and who also have a disability. 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.
Facilitated by Nyle Biondi, MS LMFT
Please let us know if you are joining us. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.