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Explorations Training Chirons Way, Maple Ridge, British Columbia

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 Chiron’ s Way

 April 22-23, 2017

Maple Ridge, BC (45 min east of Vancouver)

Explorations Training - Building a foundation in equine guided development

This is the first step for anyone who is interested in facilitating Equine Guided Development (EGD)/Equine Facilitated Wellness (EFW) though it can also be taken by anyone feeling called to experience the growth opportunities and potential that horses share.

This 2 day experiential workshop (plus additional distance learning components) is for those of you who want to explore the possibility of adding a Horse as Teacher, Coach, or Healer to your existing or developing wellness practice. During our time together we will provide an introduction to the growing field of Equine Guided Development – also known as Equine Facilitated Wellness, Equine Experiential Learning, and Equine Assisted Coaching to name a few.

Exploring Equine Guided Development is the foundational course of study at Chiron’s Way, equivalent to theExplorations Training in EFW for those of you following the certification model outlined through Equine Facilitated Wellness- Canada (EFW-Can).

This workshop will provide an overview of the EGD/EFW field while introducing participants to its fundamental concepts, principles and considerations. It may be of special interest to those in a mental health/human services field, to those in a leadership or corporate setting and to those who have experience working with equines. It is also available to anyone who wants to learn more about EGD/EFW.

Participants will leave with a general understanding of the EFW field, of EFW-Can’s philosophy, principles, ethics and certification process and with knowledge about next steps should they wish to further develop their skills in this wonderful field.

Explorations is open to everyone.

A manual will be provided.

Learning Objectives of the Explorations Workshop:

1         General understanding of Equine Facilitated Wellness (EFW)

2         Awareness of the history and foundation for EFW approaches

3         Increased sensitivity to the horse, its needs and abilities

4         Appreciation and understanding of the perspective of the horse as a ‘sentient being’

5         Appreciation of the safety and risk management issues and considerations in EFW

6         An introduction to how EFW can be applied with clients in individual, family and group environments

7         An introduction to how EFW can be applied with different client populations and needs

8         Understanding of the EFW-Can training, mentoring and certification model and how this applies to candidates

9         An appreciation of the importance of always working within your scope of practice

10      The development of personal next steps in exploring the EFW field

11      Ideas of what people can do when they leave

This is a 2 day experiential workshop with distance ed components.

Workshop topics will be covered through a blend of discussions, presentations, demonstrations and hands on experiential exercises.

 $595 + gst before March 22nd
$695 + gst thereafter


Contact:  or call 1-604-462-9182