Humanity Needs Horses Conference Features B.I.R.T.H. Project

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This is a shout out to Lynda J. Watson of @EquineLeadership for hosting the Humanity Needs Horses virtual conference earlier this summer. We were one of 10 enlightening, inspiring and educational presentation’s for Equine Leadership’s inaugural Humans Connecting with Horses Virtual Conference. I was invited to participate and share the Building Internal Resilience Through Horses […]

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Our New ‘Heart’ Quarters Invites Creativity, Calm and Connection

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We have a new gathering space on the farm. It’s The Mane Intent’s ‘Heart’ Quarters. In June, we welcomed the arrival of a building formally used as a portable classroom. I originally purchased the building in January and waited six long months for its eventual arrival on two separate trucks. With our ‘found time’ on […]

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Keep Calm and COVID On

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It’s a challenging year for us all, including those of us at The Mane Intent. Living with and trying to keep our small social enterprise viable during a pandemic makes for an interesting experience. My new word for 2020 is acceptance and we’ve all been working on accepting this year’s unfolding and releasing expectations of […]

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theKawarthas.ca Features Mane Intent Authentic Adventure

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Our Heart Connection – Meet the Herd half- day and full-day experience is being profiled as an Authentic Adventure by Peterborough and the Kawartha’s Tourism. Learn more about this unique offering here. Peterborough & the Kawartha’s Tourism launched its “Authentic Adventures” collection highlighting the most unique and memorable adventures this region has to offer.  Beyond […]

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Please Help Me Find A Counselling Practicum

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I’m currently seeking a counselling student practicum to complete a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP) offered by Yorkville University. If you are aware of a private counselling practice or community agency that is accepting students to provide virtual counselling support at this time – I would welcome the referral. You can learn more […]

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Building Internal Resilience Through Horses Manual Now Available

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New Manual Outlining Trauma-Informed, Evidence-based Program Now Available for Communities Across Canada and Beyond Building Internal Resilience Through Horses Program Delivery Manual is now available for therapists, social workers, and equine program facilitators offering skill-based equine-assisted learning. This manual represents the culmination of a four-year research project led by Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre with The […]

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GenWell Project Weekend May 1 – 3: Pledge to Connect

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Pete Bombaci describes the GenWell Project as his ‘passion initiative.’ The GenWell Project is a free, open sourced, global Human Connection Movement whose mission is to make the world a happier and healthier place by reminding people about the importance of face to face social connection and inspiring them to take action. It is a purpose […]

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Inviting Your Leadership from the Heart

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For some this is a great time to network —  reconnecting or creating new connections in our professional networks – even remotely. Expanding my professional network is a 2020 goal. So in January, I reached out to John Brewer. Part of my LinkedIn Network,  I had never actually had a conversation with him. An unexpectedly […]

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Virtual Coaching Now Available

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Sadness, fear, anxiety, grief and even anger are some of the emotions you may be experiencing as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds. The Mane Intent’s founder Jennifer Garland is now offering remote 1-hour coaching and consultations. These sessions — either by phone or by videoconferencing — are intended to provide support and guidance on how to […]

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Building Internal Resilience Manual to be Available in 2020

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Building Internal Resilience Through Horses Program Delivery Manual will soon be available for therapists, social workers, and equine program facilitators offering skill-based equine-assisted learning. The manual represents the culmination of a four-year research project led by Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre with The Mane Intent and Trent University as program partners and with funding provided by […]

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