2377 East Wellington Rd
Canada V9R 6V7
203 1801 Bowen Road
Nanaimo, BC V9S 1H1
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HorseWisdom for Humans
Go to Training to see information about our professional trainings in Equine Facilitated Wellness.
Information about our 2013 workshops and professional trainings are on the Schedule and Events page.
Too much thinking and not enough living??
Become a better human in the reflection of a horse.
Are you looking for a way to feel more connected with yourself, with nature, and with the people around you? While we may desire slowing down to enjoy our lives, we continue to be drawn into competitive and fast paced environments. There is a movement in the Western world towards mindfulness, meditation, living in the present moment as antidotes to greater inner peace.
Horses live in the moment without practice. Their very biology and nervous systems cause them to keep their focus in the now, and to be able to instantly read our body language and inner state. The magnificent size and power of horses is awesome, and yet they are most cooperative when we approach them with respect, clarity and authenticity. This is true leadership.
In partnership with our herd, we offer a number of programs at Generation Farms that are will open new possibilities to live the life you crave. Individual psychotherapy, heart opening workshops, leadership programs and empowerment through horsemanship are all here.
At Generation Farms we have many years of experience. We have developed a safe and informed method of working with humans and horses together for healing and wellness that we call Integrative Equine Facilitated Wellness. The theory and practice of this approach goes through all the programs we offer from Mental Health Treatment to groups, workshops, addictions treatment, Child and Youth Care, as well as riding and horsemanship. This means that all of the Generation Farms programs have a consistent philosophy that creates a tone of calm and flexibility for the humans and the horses.
- The Epona Approach developed by Linda Kohanov
- Somatic Psychology and neurophysiology including the work of
- Peter Levine
- Daniel Siegel
- Pat Ogden and Kekuni Minton
- Babette Rothschild
- Robert Scaer and more
- Relational horsemanship methods
- The study of mindfulness and its application to mental health (Daniel Seigel, Jon Kabat-Zinn and others)
- The study of horses and their desire and willingness to be a part of the healing process
See more about this approach under Professional Training
"The root of compassion is compassion for oneself.”
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