Introductory and/or advanced-EFP Workshop facilitated by Shelley Rosenberg and Nancy Coyne, MD
Cost includes lunch, snacks, materials, riding experiences
Hours: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm daily
This is an equine facilitated psychotherapy workshop
Fear is a universal emotion which always holds critical information for us. When fear hijacks us, we miss out on joy, connection and personal growth. In this 5 day intensive workshop we will address the hard question-how does fear show up as a thief in your life? How does fear rob you of deep connection and creative vulnerability? How much do you allow love to be in the driver’s seat? What fears keep you from being fully authentic? What is missing in your life and how can we help?
With the help of our wise horses-on the ground and on their backs- we will explore and begin moving through fear, lowering arousal to think clearly, checking in with intuition, and coming into full presence in the moment.
We will address some common fears: loss, death, aging, rejection, humiliation, pain, intimacy, failure, being alone. We will experience the powerful calming effects of consciousness and partnering with the horse. Activities with horses will help us experience our relational patterns, strengths and challenges around fear, safety, trust and comfort. Daily gentle yoga and use of the breath will help us learn to modulate sympathetic nervous system arousal (anxiety, fear, excitement, agitation). We will utilize self enquiry, writing and drawing to get to know and deal with the great thief.
No previous Eponaquest or riding experience is required.
- learn when and how fear can be useful. Fear as friend and foe
- Explore the fight-flight-freeze-recover cycle in our lives
- Become acquainted with our body signals of fear
- Identify fear-based messages to self and others
- Develop increase tolerance for vulnerability, courage, connection, trust and authentic community