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


Investment: $495

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 15 years of age.

Date: Biweekly, starting Sunday, June 10th, @ 11:00-12:30

Investment:: $45/person/day, including all materials.

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.

June 10th: Serene Sculpting - Using natural mud clays to create and hold form and movement.

June 24th: Peaceful Painting: Making Prayer Flags - Discovering stillness and hope around intentions that we would like to send out into the universe. 

July 8th: Meditative Mask-Making - Exploring how we present ourselves to the world.

July 22nd: Calm Collage - Gathering found objects to create mandalas in order to explore the many facets of our lives.

August 5: Soothing Storytelling - Asking the written word to examine the ways in which our stories influence us.

August 19: Alters of Ascension - Creating your own small altar that represents wishes and hopes for your higher self. 

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 (e.g., layers, close-toed shoes, hats, etc.), 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



Caregiver Group: Self-care According to Horses

Date: Second Saturday of the Month
Time: 1 p.m. to 4 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

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: Thursdays June 21 - July 26, 2018, 6-8pm
Where: Medicine Horse Program, 8778 Arapahoe Rd., Boulder, CO, 80303
Who: Anyone interested in exploring relationship, 18 and older
Investment:: $420 until June 1, $480 after June 1
Facilitators: Stephanie McBride, MA, and Alison McCabe, GEP, MS

For more information, please email info@horses-heal.net

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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.

This group will resume in the fall.


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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 $20.00. All are welcome.

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

Mondays, beginning June 18, 8:30-10am



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.  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 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