Taking our Self-Management to the Next Level with These Three Easy Tips

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“Stay committed in your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.” – Tony Robbins Often things in life happen without warning. Responses we get to certain situations may not be what we expected, and may send us down a different path than we had originally planned for. Because of this uncertainty in life, we need […]

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Four Ways to Improve Your Self-Awareness

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“I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion.” – Billie Jean King The first part of building our emotional intelligence is through our personal competence. Personal competence is made up of two parts: our self-awareness and our self-management. Both have a strong focus on emotions and learning how to understand […]

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Three Tips for Better Breathing

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“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” – Thich Nhat Hanh One of the most fascinating physiological processes of the body is our breath. It’s fascinating because breathing is an autonomous system that we also have control of. Meaning that our bodies breathe naturally on their own, but we […]

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4 Ways to Cultivate Kindness, In Oneself and Others

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Becoming mindful of ourselves allows us to go through life with intent and purpose, opposed to mindless thinking which entails a programmed, single-minded thought, rigid against surprise. Mindfulness training requires a deep connection with our bodies, minds, and surroundings. The benefits of mindfulness stretch far and wide from relationships, work life, family and our inner-self. […]

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My Welcome to the Herd

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As an introduction to the programs available at The Mane Intent, and to gain a better understanding of the offerings there, Jennifer took me through a few exercises as if I were a client. We began with a grounding exercise, to practice becoming aware of what we are feeling in our body, our emotions, pressures, […]

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A Warm Welcome to Juliana Newport

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We’re pleased to announce the arrival of Juliana Newport to our team for summer 2018. In her words, Juliana’s childhood was one “filled with horses, everything from spending days cleaning the barn to competing in horse shows.” Along with her love for horses, she has just finished her third year as a Psychology Student at […]

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We’re Presenting at HETI 2018 in Dublin

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We’re pleased to announce that our proposal has been accepted for presentation at the 16th International Congress of Equine Facilitated Programmes (HETI 2018) in Dublin, Ireland. Our proposal represents a collaboration between The Mane Intent Inc., Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre and Trent University and is titled: “Experiential Learning with Horses: An Innovative Approach to Fostering […]

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ICAP 2018 Poster Presentation: Fostering Resiliency-Based Competencies in At-Risk Youth

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We’re pleased to announce that Dr. Kateryna (Katia) Keefer ‘s proposal for a printed poster has been accepted for presentation at the 29th International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP 2018) conference in Montreal June 26 – 30th, 2018. The title of her printed poster is “Experiential Learning with Horses: An Innovative Approach to Fostering Resiliency-Based […]

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Building a Vital Community for Everyone

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Being part of a vital community contributes to our overall wellness. Just a few months ago, The Mane Intent hosted one of 109 Vital Conversations that took place in October 2017 as part of Greater Peterborough’s Vital Signs initiative. Over 700 people across the community came together to talk about the tough decisions the community […]

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The Mane Intent part of Grounding Trauma’s 2018 Presenter Community

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Building Internal Resilience Through Horses – Trauma-Informed Community-Based Experiential Learning for Women is the topic of a presentation to be delivered by Dr. Katia Keefer and Nicole Oattes of Trent University and Jennifer Garland of The Mane Intent on behalf of Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre. The presentation is being shared with participants at this year’s […]

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