Horse Initiated Psychotherapy
“Leo helped me to heal my attachment issues that have kept me paralyzed for years and he introduced me to a whole new level of contact that was previously untapped.” ~Sarah
Horse Initiated Psychotherapy — Level I Training
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June 28-30 2013
$325 for 2.5 days
Learn How To Support Others Through An Integrated Mind Energy Body Transformation Approach To Equine Psychotherapy!
The intimacy many horses show each other and the clarity of boundaries they display helps awaken understanding and catalyzes change within us. Most interactions begin slow and deliberate as horse and human become acquainted and learn how to feel safe and comfortable with one another. The depth of the exploration then continues and deep bonding and emotional exploration are facilitated.
Horse Initiated Psychotherapy (HIP) is the therapeutic process where horses provide an unbiased reflection of clients’ subconscious material so it can be brought to the light with gentleness, kindness and wisdom. As a participant in this transformational process, you learn to claim your wholeness and melt away aspects of self that no longer serve you. Negative aspects of ego and personality are replaced with enlightened change, self-acceptance and love.
It is our unconscious emotions and misguided beliefs that can cause us hardship. Yet, because horses are so sensitive, they are excellent at tracking and interacting on the energetic levels. Through interaction with horses, subconscious material is revealed and healing and transformation takes place. This is especially true when it comes to relationship dynamics.
Most of the work is done on the ground. Horse Initiated Psychotherapy is not a riding lesson and only slowly does the work progress to include interactions while riding on the horse’s back. Horses are kept in a herd setting. Just by watching and learning about herd interactions, clients can learn about their own instinctive ways of being in the world and in their family. The herd has a blend of “teenager” energy, moms, dads, and grandparents! We practice on a 60-acre farm near Foothills and 63rd, in north Boulder, CO.