Trauma: Tools for the Clinician
Informed by the Wisdom of the Horse
Presenters: Linda Kohanov, Willow Moore, DC, ND &
Saturday, June 15, 2013
This workshop is for health and mental health care professionals seeking a new and innovative approach to improving relationships and care with patients and clients impacted by trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Workshop participants will learn specific and practical strategies informed through the field of equine-facilitated therapy and experiential learning that can be applied directly to improve the lives of their patients. Participants will learn strategies to cultivate and maintain composure, clear thinking and creativity in the face of interpersonal challenges, fear and anxiety. Techniques designed to address verbal and nonverbal forms of aggression that can result in shame and disempowerment in patients will also be explored.
Includes lunch and all materials
5.5 CEUs (2.0 CEUs Ethics) approved by OBNM
Linda Kohanov is an internationally recognized author, speaker, and equine professional. In 1997, she founded Epona Equestrian Services, an Arizona-based collective of professionals exploring the potential of the horse-human bond. Due to increasing international interest, the business expanded, becoming Eponaquest Worldwide as she and her colleagues trained instructors who now practice on five continents. In addition to her new book The Power of the Herd, Linda is the author of the bestseller The Tao of Equus, Riding between the Worlds, and The Way of the Horse (with artist Kim McElroy). Her books have been translated into French, German, and Dutch, and are used as texts at universities throughout the United States. She lectures and conducts workshops at conferences and retreat centers throughout the world. Through twenty years of intense research—and practical experience teaching people advanced human development skills through working with horses—Linda has isolated key emotional and social intelligence skills that great leaders previously obtained accidentally through a combination of talent and years spent on horseback
Linda has used her innovative ideas and approach to improving interpersonal skills and “bedside manner” with the medical profession at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, a program started by best selling author Dr. Andrew Weil.
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