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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.


 

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