Building Internal Resilience Through Horses EAL Facilitator Training Now in Nova Scotia

So pleased to share The Mane Intent is collaborating with Healing Through Horses to offer Building Internal Resilience Through Horses Equine-Assisted Learning Facilitator Training in Brookfield, Nova Scotia Thursday, July 13- Sunday, July 16, 2023.

Janet Tomlinson and her four horses (and three mini donkeys) will host the training on her beautiful farm overlooking Shortts Lake. Janet is a Registered Counselling Therapist with a focus on treating trauma and addiction. Janet has worked in partnership with horses for over 20 years, appreciating the power and healing potential of being in their company. Janet is trained in a variety of treatment modalities including CBT, DBT, EMDR and CPT.

Jennifer Garland, Registered Psychotherapist and Owner/Program Director at The Mane Intent, will deliver the training. Building Internal Resilience Through Horses is a turn-key, trauma-informed, evidence-based program. This four-day in-person certificate offering is intended to equip mental health and equine professionals with practical tools and support so you’ll have the necessary skills and knowledge to offer the program in your community.

In 2014, Jennifer founded The Mane Intent, an equine-assisted services and wellness centre, located in Indian River, Ontario, offering equine-assisted psychotherapy, psychotherapy, health and wellness workshops, individual and team effectiveness coaching and leadership development.

The Mane Intent’s equine programming is informed by the FEEL™ approach, EQUSOMA™ – Somatic Experiencing® Skills for Equine-Facilitated Practitioners, Connection-Focused Therapy and Fundamentals of Natural Lifemanship training in Trauma-Focused Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy and Somatic Experiencing® Professional Training (Intermediate), and the work of Paula Josa-Jones, SEP Practitioner and Author, Our Horses, Our Selves.

Jennifer was the overall Project Manager, Equine-Assisted Learning Supervisor and Facilitator for the Building Internal Resilience Through Horses project. This 4 year-research project represented a collaboration between The Mane Intent, Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre, and Trent University, funded by Public Health Agency of Canada. Jennifer has a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology to complement her certificate in Trauma Counselling from the University of Toronto.

For a  more information on our EAL Facilitator Training offering, go to Equine-Assisted Learning Facilitator Training Certificate | The Mane Intent and for more information or to register for our Nova Scotia offering, go to our events calendar here.

The Mane Intent

January 30, 2023

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