Tue, 12 Sept|
Horse & Heart, Teign Valley
Horse Wise | DRLC
Where authentic horsemanship meets recovery and empowerement, a heart-lifting course in support of mental health and wellbeing, offered in partnership with the Devon Recovery Learning Community. Course of 5 weekly classes. Booking is for all 5 sessions. FREE Entry – Open to everyone age 18+
Time & Location
12 Sept 2023, 14:00 – 10 Oct 2023, 17:00
Horse & Heart, Teign Valley
About the Event
The wisdom of resilience, emotional understanding, true connection, and social confidence – straight from the horse's mouth.
Offered in partnership with the Devon Recovery Learning Community.
Tutors: Marie Free & Danuta Karpinska
FREE Entry – Open to everyone age 18+
Course of 5 weekly classes, Booking is for all 5 sessions:
Dates: Tuesdays on Sept 12th, 19th, 26th and Oct 3rd & 10th 2023
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Location: Horse & Heart, Teign Valley, Dartmoor
Classes are offered to people with experience of mental health difficulties, their family and friends, and the professionals who support them.
Come and learn what your emotions are about, and how to truly find resilience and recovery within yourself through the wisdom of horses.
Animals have got an innate instinct for resilience and recovery and by learning from them we can discover an amazing skill set to help us on our own journeys.
What do our feelings mean and what are we supposed do about them? Animals teach us that there is a reason and a place for everyone and for every feeling, and they show us how it all fits. Animals also hold a completely non judgemental, loving space and enable everyone to be exactly as they are: many people find it easier to open their hearts to animals than to other people.
Through connecting with the horses of the Horse & Heart herd and through guided exercises and games for awareness, this course will enable you to find and explore your own potential for emotional intelligence, empathy, resilience, positive leadership, and co-creation through play: a toolkit for recovery.
Surrounded by the love of horses, this is a gentle approach with no expectation to achieve anything, and you will not be pushed to interact with the horses more than you wish to. Whether you would like to play with a horse at Liberty or would simply like to watch from a safe distance, you will learn skills that will be valuable to you for the rest of your life. It is also a great space to get over a fear of horses!
Everyone is welcome, no particular experience required, and no need to be “horsey”.
* There may be a possibility to carry on for another 5 sessions of further learning at the end of this course if there are enough students to make a group.
The Horse & Heart horses have many years of experience of working with vulnerable people, and they have facilitated the most extraordinary results in people's recovery, confidence and re-building of self, as well as teaching skills to create social bonds in the community.
Marie is a qualified and experienced Holistic Horsemanship instructor and recovery practitioner. She has dedicated her life to bringing the wisdom of horses into the hearts of people, and her passion is to share the skills of self-empowerment and resilience that horses teach. She has been leading groups for many years with love and care, always in an atmosphere of acceptance, inclusion and relaxed fun infused with deep heart-learning.
Danuta has been co-tutoring DRLC courses with Marie for a while now, and she is an honorary member of Horse & Heart. Her background as a yoga teacher and her interests in Nature and ancient connections bring a lot of wisdom to her guidance of students, and she holds a gentle and compassionate space for all.
Students must sign up for the 5 sessions of the course. If you miss the 1st session, you will not be able to join the group afterwards. There are only 6 places on this course so please only book if you are fully committed. 😊
Students must have their own transport and bring their own packed lunch / snacks.
All info and directions given upon booking.
This event takes place outdoors, with access to a toilet and shelter in a barn.
Sadly we do not have an easy access loo yet, but we're working on it – watch this space!
To book your place please click here and you will receive all info & directions by email.