Connecting the Herd with Trent University’s Emotion and Health Researchers

“As EI researchers, we need to do more work using different experiential approaches to teaching emotional and social competencies. Our visit was a reminder to me that an exciting and very unique pathway for teaching EI-related competencies is utilizing the special relationships that can form between humans and horses.” Dr. James Parker, Emotion and Health

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The Mane Intent Receives $5,000 in Funding from Peterborough Economic Development

“We are proud to showcase the talented entrepreneurs of the B.L.A.S.T. Top 16 in 2016. Our team designed this pilot project to address a specific need in the market: a program for older entrepreneurs. We look forward to continuing to celebrate the successes of these entrepreneurs.” Rhonda Keenan, President & CEO, Peterborough Economic Development “The

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Canadian Health Recovery Centre Now Refers Its Clients to The Mane Intent

“Personally and professionally, I am thrilled to have found Jennifer Garland and her business, The Mane Intent. Jennifer’s style and demeanour immediately impressed me. She exudes kindness, sensitivity, passion and professional boundaries. Initially our Clinical Services staff attended a facilitated equine experiential learning session to better understand how our clients might benefit from this unique

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Are We In a Coping Crisis?

Dr. Bill Howatt thinks so. I had an opportunity to hear Dr. Howatt’s presentation called ‘The Coping Crisis: Building Psychologically Safe Workplaces’ at the Tema Conter Conference on Mental Health held earlier this year. He is the Chief Researcher and Development Officer for Workforce Productivity at Morneau Shepell, with more than 25 years of experience in

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Heroes are Human: Conference Highlights Need to Support First Responders

“The Mane Intent horses helped me by showing me it is ok to be vulnerable, to be open to the experience and to feel the deep emotions the horses bring.” Participant, Equine Support for Post-Traumatic Growth “This was an absolutely amazing, positive experience.” Participant, Equine Support for Post-Traumatic Growth I had an opportunity to attend

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The Power of Conversations

A conversation can change your world. Bell Canada gets the power of conversations. Bell’s 2015 Let’s Talk Campaign raised $6.1 million for mental health initiatives. In September, George Cope, Bell’s CEO (and #4 on Toronto Life’s list of Toronto’s 50 Most Influential People) announced Bell would commit another $100 million to the project over the next

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Bellwood’s Addiction & PTSD/OSI Treatment Program Clients to Benefit from Equine Experiential Learning offered by The Mane Intent

“It is amazing to see our clients transform in front of our eyes  with the herd at The Mane Intent. They are so involved in the process and are so touched by their interaction with their equine partners that they seem to get in touch with long lost emotions such as joy, care and hope. Facilitated

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