2021 Online Symposium

Thursday – Sunday, April 22 – 25 (April 23 – 26 in Aus/NZ)

2021 ONLINE SYMPOSIUM

 

A cross-model, Online Symposium 

for Equine Facilitators

and others wishing to team with horses to aid

in experiential learning and coaching in horsemanship, mounted work, or unmounted, therapy, healing, and spiritual enrichment!

THANK YOU

For Joining the Gathering ~ from Home!

 

Time Zone – compatible for people in North and South America, Europe and the UK, and Africa, 3 all-conference sessions with Linda Kohanov and others, highly experiential nature of the breakout sessions, and gatherings for reflection are what make our symposium:

ONE OF A KIND.

PERSONALLY POWERFUL.

UNIQUE.

THE FIRST ONLINE SYMPOSIUM

What Happens Next

You have made an important decision. You have chosen to bring your presence to this gathering of Equine Professionals and those who support them, as well as horse lovers and aspirants to the field of Equine Practices from across the globe. The 2021 Healing with Horse Tele Summit had listeners from some 46 countries, and this event seeks to cater to like-hearted people and make limitations like travel or financial and time obligations much more manageable.

So, we want to congratulate you on this step, and we welcome you to this herd.

Now, what happens next? This page you will want to bookmark, as it allows you to peruse the schedule of events and begin to plan your choices for the breakout sessions. You will also receive an email that offers the link to this page–note that you may need to confirm that you want emails to receive them, so look for that confirmation.

The middle of this page offers time zone information as well as descriptions of the various events you will be participant to. The Conference Schedule with REGISTRATION is below that section.

  1. Check that you received the Confirmation Email. Future emails will point you to this page where, when you scroll down, you can REGISTER.
  2. Register for the Online Conference. There are two parts to registration, which you will find below the information section of this page as you scroll down.
    1. The Personal Information section allows us to know a bit about you. Please note you MUST consent to attending sessions that are being recorded and purchased by others.
    2. Once you submit your personal information, scroll to the Symposium schedule. Here you will click on the Symposium banner image of EACH EVENT (just below the name of the event), including events where you don’t have choices, like the Opening Ceremonies, Fireside Chats, and All-Conference/Keynote Presentations. For each of the 7 breakout session times, you will choose and register for only ONE breakout session per time slot.
    3. You will receive email invitations for all the events you’ve selected. Put them in your calendar, and/or download the Word or PDF table from the buttons just below the last event, and you can stay organized by adding the Room Links to the far right column in the space that matches each event.
    4. Finally, know that you’ll also receive reminder emails with the links 15 minutes before each event. As there are 15-minute breaks between events, this gives you time to take a break and click your link to enter the next “room/event.”
  3. Make sure you have Zoom loaded on the device you plan to use to attend the Symposium. If you have never used Zoom before, you need to load it to your computer or digital device. Instructions for this will come via email, as well as support information should you feel you need it.
  4. When you receive notice of the 2021 Healing with Horse Online FaceBook Group, join! If you don’t have FaceBook you will not be able to join. This is where networking can occur before, during, and after the event. If you simply aren’t a social media or FaceBook person, there are still Fireside Chat times for you to network.
  5. If you want, you can purchase the 2021 Healing with Horse Tele Summit from this page and through emails at 20% off the regular price. These sessions are 90-minute audio sessions, some with additional support handouts, videos, and special offers. About half of the breakout sessions were introduced in those Tele Summit talks. You do not have to have them in order to understand the learning, but both offerings are intended to deepen your learning, not just repeat it. So if you want the extra support and learning that is available in both, this is a fantastic way to receive it!

So for now, please feel free to peruse this page and check out the presenter bio pages, and begin to make your decisions about which breakout sessions you would like to attend! Then REGISTER for EACH EVENT. And then prepare yourself for new beginnings, major shifts in your perspectives and sense of belonging to a community of people who are part of a global shift to more kind, more aware, equine- and nature-based healers, teachers, therapists, coaches and learners!

 


 

 

About the Online Symposium

The Online Healing with Horse Symposium, held April 22 – 25 (April 23-26 in Aus/NZ), will be in Zoom meeting rooms, at two different timeslots so that YOU can attend, LIVE, in YOUR time zone. This means that, from North America to Europe, the UK, and Africa, to Australia and New Zealand, there is time block in the day that works for you.
Time Converter and Schedule:
The Online Symposium is held LIVE to accommodate for all the timezones we could. Below are the start times for each day and how long the sessions go:
April 22:    Symposium begins Thurs at 4pm MST ~ 6pm EST ~ 3pm PST
and goes for 4 hours
April 23: Friday (Sat for AUS/NZ): 4pm GMT ~ 10am EST ~ 7am PST
                 and goes for 7 1/2 hours with a 1 hour meal break
April 24: Saturday: 4pm GMT ~ 10am EST ~ 7am PST
                and goes for 7 1/2 hours with a 1 hour meal break
April 25: Sunday: 5pm GMT ~ 11am EST ~ 8am PST
                and goes for 6 1/2 hours
Click the Time Zone Converter below to help you find the time to start in your Time Zone:

Time Zone Converter

Here are the types of sessions and events of this First ever ONLINE Healing with Horse Symposium:

The All-Conference Sessions

We have not one, but THREE:

  • On Friday April 23rd (Sat April 24 for Aus/NZ): 7 leaders from a number of the training / certifying / professional organizations in the U.S. have done something that has been attempted a few times in the past couple of decades, but never reached such consensus. They have provided a proposal for languaging our practice with horses, as well as proposing a universal acronym for your practice. These leaders are:
    • Wendy Wood, PhD, professor, Animal Sciences and Occupational Therapy and Director of Research, Temple Grandin Equine Center, Colorado State University
    • Kathy Alm, BA, CEO, PATH Intl.
    • Joann Benjamin, PT, American Hippotherapy Association
    • Lynn Thomas, LCSW, Founder/CEO of Eagala
    • Debbie Anderson, CEO, Strides to Success
    • Lissa Pohl, MA, University of Kentucky and Equine Experiential Education Association
    • Michele Kane, MA, Major, USMC (Ret.), Hearts & Horses, Inc.
They will be presenting from their article published in the The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine on their findings and recommendations. This is an important piece of work, and I hope you will find it valuable to your own thoughts about how you define or label your practice. You can read the published journal article here.
  • Saturday, April 24 (Sun April 25 for Aus/NZ): Linda Kohanov will be providing a really lovely offering as an all-conference event (sort of like a keynote speech) on Friday, April 23 (or for Australia/NZ that’s Saturday, April 24)
  • Sunday April 25 (Mon the 26th for Aus/NZ): Dr. Marie Suthers, Chair of Carroll College’s Anthrozoology Department, will facilitate an interactive All-Conference forum with Juli Lynch supporting, so that she can hear from YOU about what college and other training programs that seek to support the growth of this field into a career industry need to know to provide the best training and education for students. What do you want new practitioners to know? What support did–or do–you need to be successful? This will be a brainstorming session in which all conference goers have an opportunity to brainstorm, and learn, as well as express, what is essential to the growth and mainstreaming of healing teamwork with horses.

The Breakouts

Breakout or concurrent sessions will include small-group sessions from the Tele Summit Speakers as well as others in 7 Breakout Session Times with 4 concurrent sessions each time. That’s a total of 28 sessions, 7 of which you can attend LIVE, and the rest you can watch later if you purchase the Full Package of Symposium Live + Recordings. Categories of topics include:

    • Cultivating heart presence as self-awareness
    • Calming & coregulation of the nervous system
    • Facilitation skills both in person and for online settings that meet the global needs of these times
    • How horsemanship can be taught to enhance consciousness, relationship, and wellness–for human AND horse
    • How healing can be amplified in community or group settings, or in ways that are reciprocal
    • Holistic healing support, as well as facility and equine management that enhances your horses’ wellbeing, wherever they live
    • Understanding what’s possible with your horses through cultivating reciprocity and connection; and building your nonverbal, intimate and honoring language with your horses
    • Create shifts within the session from presenters who practice their own channeling of messages that heal that which cannot be moved by your efforts at self-improvement alone.

And More!

  • The conference (as were the tele summit talks) will be enlivened with original music from musician Tiffany MacNeil. The Tele Summit talks are graced with Tiffany’s award-winning song, “Walk Side By Side,” as the opening and closing, and we’ll include it in the Symposium as well. Here’s a link to the song! As well, Tele Summit Speaker Kat Cornelius will read her horse-inspired poetry at opening ceremonies, while nature poet Jason Fales will open each Fireside Chat with an original poem to set an expansive mood as we move into integration and connection time. Fotini Chandrika Walton has offered short movement videos you can utilize during the 15-minute breaks between sessions and at meal times, to keep you fresh and alert. 
  • Time spent at an online Fireside Chat will mimic the in-person conference tradition of a Fire Circle with elders in the field, and many of the Symposium Presenters will be in attendance so you can informally listen and converse on the Zoom session. This is my favorite event!
  • A private Facebook Group to help you share and network prior to, during, and after the Online Symposium dates.
  • The total number of hours in sessions is 22 hours over the course of 4 days! Day 1 (Thurs) is 4 hours. Day 2 and 3 (Fri/Sat) are 6 1/2 hours plus an hour meal time. Day 4 is 5 hours.

Inspire     Uplift     Empower     Educate

Past years’ symposiums have received the highest of praise, with a consensus of attendees, participants and presenters alike saying things like, “The BEST conference I have ever been to, EVER!” “I give it a 10+!” and “Off the charts AMAZING!”

 


Want to Meet the Presenters?

THE FIRST ONLINE SYMPOSIUM

Chronological List of Symposium Events


 

Day One

Opening Ceremony with Diedre West, Kat Cornelius, & Tiffany MacNeil


 

 

 

The
Symposium
Begins!
Breakout Session #1

 

Room 1: Fotini Chandrika ~ Sacred Horse Stewardship & the Language of Synchronicity


 

Room 2: Trish Lemke ~ Life Coaching Tools to Aid your Equine Sessions


 

Room 3: Andrée Baillargeon ~ Becoming a Voice for Horses: Cultivating Connection & Reciprocity

Room 4: Pam Allen LeBlanc ~ Animal Reiki and your Equine Services

 


 

Symposium Intention Setting & Askings: Diedre West, poet Jason Falesand Sandra Wallin


 

Day Two


 

 

 

 

 

Symposium
Day
Two
Breakout Session #2

 

Room 1: Pat Buffalo ~ Manaciso: Healing with Horses – Cree Wisdom about the Heart of Healing


 

Room 2: Carla Bauchmueller ~ 3 Keys to More Joy and Confidence on Horseback and in Life


 

Room 3: Pete Jeffs ~ Horse Kinesiology: From Muscle Testing for Diagnosis to Bach Flowers for Treatment


 

Breakout Session #3

Room 1: Carrie Brady ~ Heed your Horses: Developing a Meaningful Language for Partnership and Facilitation

 


 

Room 2: Allecia Maine ~ The Missing Link In Horse Training and Health


 

Room 3: Molly DePrekel ~ Shifting your Practice from In-Person to On-Screen: The Story, the Learning Curve, the Best Practices that Evolved


 

Room 4: Jess Campmans ~ The Whole, Connected Self: A Calling from Horse and Beyond


 

All Conference Panel Session:

7 leaders from a number of the training / certifying / professional organizations in the U.S. have done something that has been attempted a few times in the past couple of decades, but never reached such consensus. They have provided a proposal for languaging our practice with horses, as well as proposing a universal acronym for your practice. These leaders are:

  • Wendy Wood, PhD, professor, Animal Sciences and Occupational Therapy and Director of Research, Temple Grandin Equine Center, Colorado State University
  • Kathy Alm, BA, CEO, PATH Intl.
  • Joann Benjamin, PT, American Hippotherapy Association
  • Lynn Thomas, LCSW, Founder/CEO of Eagala
  • Debbie Anderson, CEO, Strides to Success
  • Lissa Pohl, MA, University of Kentucky and Equine Experiential Education Association
  • Michele Kane, MA, Major, USMC (Ret.), Hearts & Horses, Inc.
They will be presenting from their article published in the The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine on their findings and recommendations. This is an important piece of work, and I hope you will find it valuable to your own thoughts about how you define or label your practice. You can read the published journal article here.
Perhaps of most value abroad, and of equal importance in the U.S., is the learning these leaders and professionals attained in this process. Learning about the various ways in which horses serve humans, the ways in which that context creates its Best Practices and languaging, and ways in which to respect all professions and practices AND develop both a universal naming system or acronym, and clarifying languaging for your specific form of service.
And these recommendations are not set in stone: they are a living, evolving set of recommendations. This panel session will include time for discussion. Where does your service fit in to this languaging? Is another category of service needed to be inclusive? How can you transition to this set of languaging, or how would it serve your nation to do a similar process of seeking both common and clarifying languaging?
This session allows you to be both informed about what the established organizations are seeking to accomplish with naming our services, how and where you fit in, and why it of import to understand how we name our particular practices and help the public become aware of these services.

 

Fireside Chat with Diedre West, poet Jason Fales, and singer/songwriter Tiffany MacNeil

Poetry and music open and close our discussion. With many presenters present in this informal all-conference setting, you will review your learning, hear about other sessions, integrate, and commune with others from around the world.


 

Day Three


 

 

 

 

 

Symposium
Day
Three
Breakout Session #4

 

Room 1: Kerri Lake ~ Culture of the Heart: Simplify to Open New Spaces for Connection

Room 2: Eva Usadi and Alejandra Lara ~ Getting to We: The Role of Community in Moral Injury Repair

Room 3: Juli Lynch ~ Go to the Horse to Find, Hold, and Live your Light: An Invitation to Step into Ascension Energy Gifts


 

All Conference Session: Linda Kohanov ~ Connections 101: A Scaleable Course to Enhance and Grow Your Practice
Linda Kohanov will be live with us to share her purchasable online course, “Connections 101: Life Lessons from the Herd”. This 7-hour course covers emotional awareness, information-getting, and management skill sets that are so needed always, and in these times all the more. This course brings her work to you, and also allows you to pass it on to your clients, and a way that is more in-depth and accessible than ever.
In this All-Conference Keynote Session, Linda will share segments of the Course. She will talk about the material and run discussion with you about the learning in the segment. Then she will share how she sees that you could make that segment and all the course material into programs that you can accompany with experiential learning with your horses, and how you can attain support for the teaching of the material in programs you develop. This is a fantastic, exciting way to bring in-depth, timely learning to people in a way that is accessible, and gives clarity and language to experiential learning with horses.
This alone is worth your price of admission. Do not miss it.
https://youtu.be/pvjwJSQ8eRI

 

Breakout Session #5

 

Room 1: Tara Coyote ~ Grace, Gratitude & Grit: Facing Adversity and Finding Tools to Navigate Change Through the Wisdom of the Horse


 

Room 2: Michelle Atterby ~ How to Create Environmental Enrichment for your Horse in Any Facility Setting


 

Room 3: Therese Naber ~ Energetic Tune-Up with your Horse


 


 

Fireside Chat with Diedre West, poet Jason Fales, and singer/songwriter Tiffany MacNeil

Poetry and music open and close our discussion. With many presenters present in this informal all-conference setting, you will review your learning, hear about other sessions, integrate, and commune with others from around the world.


 

Day Four


 

 

 

 

 

Final
Day of
Symposium

 

Breakout Session #6

 

Room 1: Sandra Wallin ~ Conscious Horsemanship: The Role of Consciousness in the Field of Equine Guided Wellness


 

Room 2: Stephanie Sawtelle ~ Optimizing Equine Wellness in Equine Assisted Sessions


 

Room 3: Leslie Warren  Channel of Messages from Loved Ones Including your Horses

 


 


 

Breakout Session #7

 

Room 1: Kera Willis ~ Ride for Joy: How to Bring Kids Together with Horses in Ways that Catalyze Healing, Communion and Wonder


 

Room 2: Julia Caulder and Alejandra Lara ~ Without Tension: How the Alexander Technique Benefits Horse Lovers and Riders


 

Room 3: Vicki Talvi-Cole ~ An Invitation: The Sacred Call to the Soul


 


 

Closing Ceremony & Fireside Chat with Diedre West, poet Jason Fales, and Sandra Wallin

Poetry and music open and close our discussion. With many presenters present in this informal all-conference setting, you will review your learning, hear about other sessions, integrate, and commune with others from around the world.


 

Want to Meet the Presenters?

Want to Meet the Presenters?

THE FIRST ONLINE SYMPOSIUM

Chronological List of Symposium Events


 

Day One

Opening Ceremony with Diedre West, Kat Cornelius, & Tiffany MacNeil


 

 

 

The
Symposium
Begins!
Breakout Session #1

 

Room 1: Fotini Chandrika ~ Sacred Horse Stewardship & the Language of Synchronicity


 

Room 2: Trish Lemke ~ Life Coaching Tools to Aid your Equine Sessions


 

Room 3: Andrée Baillargeon ~ Becoming a Voice for Horses: Cultivating Connection & Reciprocity

Room 4: Pam Allen LeBlanc ~ Animal Reiki and your Equine Services

 


 

Symposium Intention Setting & Askings: Diedre West, poet Jason Falesand Sandra Wallin


 

Day Two


 

 

 

 

 

Symposium
Day
Two
Breakout Session #2

 

Room 1: Pat Buffalo ~ Manaciso: Healing with Horses – Cree Wisdom about the Heart of Healing


 

Room 2: Carla Bauchmueller ~ 3 Keys to More Joy and Confidence on Horseback and in Life


 

Room 3: Pete Jeffs ~ Horse Kinesiology: From Muscle Testing for Diagnosis to Bach Flowers for Treatment


 

Breakout Session #3

Room 1: Carrie Brady ~ Heed your Horses: Developing a Meaningful Language for Partnership and Facilitation

 


 

Room 2: Allecia Maine ~ The Missing Link In Horse Training and Health


 

Room 3: Molly DePrekel ~ Shifting your Practice from In-Person to On-Screen: The Story, the Learning Curve, the Best Practices that Evolved


 

Room 4: Jess Campmans ~ The Whole, Connected Self: A Calling from Horse and Beyond


 

All Conference Panel Session:

7 leaders from a number of the training / certifying / professional organizations in the U.S. have done something that has been attempted a few times in the past couple of decades, but never reached such consensus. They have provided a proposal for languaging our practice with horses, as well as proposing a universal acronym for your practice. These leaders are:

  • Wendy Wood, PhD, professor, Animal Sciences and Occupational Therapy and Director of Research, Temple Grandin Equine Center, Colorado State University
  • Kathy Alm, BA, CEO, PATH Intl.
  • Joann Benjamin, PT, American Hippotherapy Association
  • Lynn Thomas, LCSW, Founder/CEO of Eagala
  • Debbie Anderson, CEO, Strides to Success
  • Lissa Pohl, MA, University of Kentucky and Equine Experiential Education Association
  • Michele Kane, MA, Major, USMC (Ret.), Hearts & Horses, Inc.
They will be presenting from their article published in the The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine on their findings and recommendations. This is an important piece of work, and I hope you will find it valuable to your own thoughts about how you define or label your practice. You can read the published journal article here.
Perhaps of most value abroad, and of equal importance in the U.S., is the learning these leaders and professionals attained in this process. Learning about the various ways in which horses serve humans, the ways in which that context creates its Best Practices and languaging, and ways in which to respect all professions and practices AND develop both a universal naming system or acronym, and clarifying languaging for your specific form of service.
And these recommendations are not set in stone: they are a living, evolving set of recommendations. This panel session will include time for discussion. Where does your service fit in to this languaging? Is another category of service needed to be inclusive? How can you transition to this set of languaging, or how would it serve your nation to do a similar process of seeking both common and clarifying languaging?
This session allows you to be both informed about what the established organizations are seeking to accomplish with naming our services, how and where you fit in, and why it of import to understand how we name our particular practices and help the public become aware of these services.

 

Fireside Chat with Diedre West, poet Jason Fales, and singer/songwriter Tiffany MacNeil

Poetry and music open and close our discussion. With many presenters present in this informal all-conference setting, you will review your learning, hear about other sessions, integrate, and commune with others from around the world.


 

Day Three


 

 

 

 

 

Symposium
Day
Three
Breakout Session #4

 

Room 1: Kerri Lake ~ Culture of the Heart: Simplify to Open New Spaces for Connection

Room 2: Eva Usadi and Alejandra Lara ~ Getting to We: The Role of Community in Moral Injury Repair

Room 3: Juli Lynch ~ Go to the Horse to Find, Hold, and Live your Light: An Invitation to Step into Ascension Energy Gifts


 

All Conference Session: Linda Kohanov ~ Connections 101: A Scaleable Course to Enhance and Grow Your Practice
Linda Kohanov will be live with us to share her purchasable online course, “Connections 101: Life Lessons from the Herd”. This 7-hour course covers emotional awareness, information-getting, and management skill sets that are so needed always, and in these times all the more. This course brings her work to you, and also allows you to pass it on to your clients, and a way that is more in-depth and accessible than ever.
In this All-Conference Keynote Session, Linda will share segments of the Course. She will talk about the material and run discussion with you about the learning in the segment. Then she will share how she sees that you could make that segment and all the course material into programs that you can accompany with experiential learning with your horses, and how you can attain support for the teaching of the material in programs you develop. This is a fantastic, exciting way to bring in-depth, timely learning to people in a way that is accessible, and gives clarity and language to experiential learning with horses.
This alone is worth your price of admission. Do not miss it.
https://youtu.be/pvjwJSQ8eRI

 

Breakout Session #5

 

Room 1: Tara Coyote ~ Grace, Gratitude & Grit: Facing Adversity and Finding Tools to Navigate Change Through the Wisdom of the Horse


 

Room 2: Michelle Atterby ~ How to Create Environmental Enrichment for your Horse in Any Facility Setting


 

Room 3: Therese Naber ~ Energetic Tune-Up with your Horse


 


 

Fireside Chat with Diedre West, poet Jason Fales, and singer/songwriter Tiffany MacNeil

Poetry and music open and close our discussion. With many presenters present in this informal all-conference setting, you will review your learning, hear about other sessions, integrate, and commune with others from around the world.


 

Day Four


 

 

 

 

 

Final
Day of
Symposium

 

Breakout Session #6

 

Room 1: Sandra Wallin ~ Conscious Horsemanship: The Role of Consciousness in the Field of Equine Guided Wellness


 

Room 2: Stephanie Sawtelle ~ Optimizing Equine Wellness in Equine Assisted Sessions


 

Room 3: Leslie Warren  Channel of Messages from Loved Ones Including your Horses

 


 


 

Breakout Session #7

 

Room 1: Kera Willis ~ Ride for Joy: How to Bring Kids Together with Horses in Ways that Catalyze Healing, Communion and Wonder


 

Room 2: Julia Caulder and Alejandra Lara ~ Without Tension: How the Alexander Technique Benefits Horse Lovers and Riders


 

Room 3: Vicki Talvi-Cole ~ An Invitation: The Sacred Call to the Soul


 


 

Closing Ceremony & Fireside Chat with Diedre West, poet Jason Fales, and Sandra Wallin

Poetry and music open and close our discussion. With many presenters present in this informal all-conference setting, you will review your learning, hear about other sessions, integrate, and commune with others from around the world.


 

Want to Meet the Presenters?