About this Training
WHAT CAN HORSES TEACH YOU?
Horses teach you about yourself in a faster and more powerful way than most humans are able to.
For horses, scanning the energy around them has been a matter of survival for centuries. They are subtly aware of their surroundings at all times, and whatever they feel, they’ll act out to make sure that the herd knows e.g. that it’s safe to graze or play — or about a potential danger.
They do the same when we are around them. However you show up in their “here and now,” that’s what they sense, and what they’ll mirror back to you with their behavior. There’s no walking up to a horse pretending that everything is fine, without the horse tapping into what’s actually going on inside of you and calling you out on your truth.
Many times again, you think you are fine and emotionally balanced, until you walk up to one of your equine teachers, for him to show you otherwise. Horses are honest, majestic, non-judgemental beings, and from them you can learn subtle awareness of self, others and environment, authenticity, self-acceptance, as well as re-learn simplicity, child-like excitement and showing up as our holistic selves to life, leadership and decision-making.
What are you feeling inside?
What are you projecting to the outside?
What is going on around you? How do you feel about it?
Are you sharing, expressing and communicating from a place of congruence?
Are you in tune with your body and inner impulses?
What’s your relationship with perfection?
How do you feel about mistakes?
What does ‘always do your best‘ mean to you?
Are you aware of all the stories in your head?
Are they serving your purpose?
What’s your relationship with the here and now?
EQUINE ASSISTED LEARNING
Equine Assisted Learning is quickly developing in depth and scope in the U.S. and abroad. Its goal is self-development through facilitated interaction with horses.
EGE is the non-therapy (though therapeutic) branch of Equine Assisted Therapy. EAT is such a powerful discipline that it is widely used to support the healing of subjects affected by PTSD and the rehabilitation from abuse or substance abuse — to mention a few.
Want to peak into the science behind this?
Read the fascinating interview with Lisa Walters, an outstanding equestrian whose team is at the forefront of the academic research about horse-human interaction.
THE CREATIVE WAY AROUND
The Creative Way Around takes the most avant garde and traditional tools from Equine Assisted Learning, and blends them with arts-based methods such as Active Listening Playground, as well as with theoretical and practical concepts of Arts Management, Teaching Artistry and Artist Development.
The result is a program strictly tailored to performing artists, where they can find their voice and identify, explore and overcome the challenges that are keeping them from feeling whole.