Seen beyond the screen. Unplug the devices and learn mindful connection with our herd. While carrying out assigned tasks with horses, participants will practice vital life skills, facilitating the rapid acquisition of social and emotional intelligences to empower participants and give them a fresh sense of self and and belief in their ability to affect a positive impact on their lives. Topics may include, but are not limited to Goal-setting, Conflict Resolution, Self- Regulation, and Setting Healthy Boundaries. Once a healthy relationship is established with participant’s program horse, riding may be optional in Level 3. For high school students.
Horses help facilitate an understanding of ourselves in a parenting role by accepting, challenging, and teaching us about our own interactive selves. The often unexpected responses of different Equine personalities allow insight and learning about how individuals handle the down and dirty job of becoming the best parent they can be. Exercises are designed to promote healthy boundaries, communication, trust of self and others, self awareness, and putting behavior into action. Level 1 begins with an introduction and practice of each skill through equine assisted activities. Level 2 builds upon the skills learned and practiced in Level 1 while continuing to build a relationship with the horse that mirrors a healthy parent-child relationship, utilizing the Natural Lifemanship modality. Level 3 builds upon the relationship formed in Level 2 with more advanced skill and trust building with an optional riding component.
Embrace the tranquility of nature on a stone path through Misty Acres in Bath, central home of Hope Meadows; Equine therapy & advocate for mental health. Take a mindful hike through this beautiful horse farm, guided by Ayurveda Yoga certified teacher Kim Sowinski, while pausing along the way for yoga poses (asana), breath practice (pranayama) and meditation. Mats provided.
Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing, footwear and sun protection. Cancellation of class only with severe weather conditions.
All levels. $15 upon arrival. Cash or checks payable to Hope Meadows. Reserve your spot. Text 216.952.6508 for confirmation.
Awaken to spiritual bliss and experience the healing power of horses. Enter into a state of deep relaxation with a guided meditation out in the beautiful pastures of our equine facilities. Allow nature to provide its healing energy. Simply pause, breathe, and connect with the universal rhythm. Please dress for the weather and wear closed-toed shoes. Please bring a yoga mat or blanket, hat or sunscreen, water bottle, and whatever you need to be comfortable. There is no riding involved...just enjoy the presence of these majestic animals.
POWER TOOLS FOR LIVING
While carrying out assigned tasks with horses, participants are able to practice the vital life skills of respect, responsibility, relationship skills, empathy, boundaries and choices and consequences. This program facilitates the rapid acquisition of social and emotional intelligences, which empowers participants and gives them a fresh sense of self and a hope and belief in their ability to affect a positive impact on their current lives and future. For middle school students.
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
1 hour private individual session or
1.5 hour group session
Call to find out more information or to schedule your intake assessment.
216-232-3656 x 501
Our unique full day program is custom tailored to meet the mental health or training needs of each Police/First Responder unit we serve. The experiential approach of equine therapy requires participants to take an active role in how they use certain skills for those they protect; enhances better awareness while doing their job; and encourages taking care of themselves emotionally while on the job and prevent burnout.
This one-of-a-kind program utilizes both the internationally recognized EAGALA modality of equine assisted therapy and learning and the Natural Lifemanship modality of trauma informed equine assisted therapy.
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Contact us to day to schedule for police or first responders!
Your team will have the opportunity to learn tools of how to work together, develop personal confidence, and discover new levels of communication and trust in one another. Team building sessions and like skills programs can be custom tailored to meet your needs. Catered lunch, boxed lunch or bring your own can be arranged.
• Improve communication, teamwork and productivity
• Get accurate and honest feedback about your leadership abilities
• Link emotions and energy to purposeful action
• Practice new skills inside and outside your office environment
• Increase collaboration and set and achieve goals
Contact us to schedule team building for your office!
This training allows you to partner with Hope Meadows Foundation’s Equine Specialists and horses to give your clients the opportunity to heal mind, body, and spirit through experiential equine techniques.
The clinician will learn how to process an EAP/L session with clients through lecture, experiential and discussion format.
• Gain a basic understanding of the metaphor-based & relationship-based models of EAP/L
• Learn how to determine which model to use based on the treatment goals of their clients.
• Gain an understanding on how to conduct and process both EAP/L models with clients while partnering with a certified team member from Hope Meadows Foundation.
6 CE approved with the Ohio CSWMFT Board for LPCC, LPC, LISW & LSW
Combining Horses and Art using a wide range of art mediums, such as acrylics, pastels, watercolor, multi-media, journaling, and more. Participate in all 4 sessions or just try one!
Themes for each session will be as follows:
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Horses represent freedom across many cultures and spiritual traditions. Likewise, the path of of yoga empowers us to live “happy in the harness” of the human experience. Gather with us as we join these forces at Hope Meadows. Upon arrival enjoy visiting with the herd as they settle in for the evening. Yoga flow begins promptly at 7 after mindful connection with the herd . Move, breathe and meditate to a themed class as the sacred energy of the horses supports us in our practice.
All levels welcome including chair based.
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Kids will enjoy the unique experience of practicing yoga while hiking along the equestrian property of Misty Acres of Bath while the horses graze in the open pasture.
All levels welcome.
Please no children under the age of 6.
New dates coming soon!