Educational Workshops

Healing Hoofbeats of CT provides workshops to professionals within the fields of therapeutic riding and mental health to assist professionals and others interested in learning more about the various ways we can partner with horses to enhance our lives.  Whether it is a workshop for therapeutic riding instructors looking to gain a better understanding in best practices for working with riders with various mental health diagnoses or a workshop for mental health professionals looking to gain a better understanding of how horses help heal, we can provide expertise and knowledge of mental health and horse psychology.

 

The following workshops have been developed and are available as webinars:  

Working with People with Down Syndrome

Learn about the epidemiology of this mental health disorder as well as best strategies for working with individuals with this diagnosis in the therapeutic horsemanship (riding and unmounted) world. 

Earn 1 CEU for PATH International (may be considered for other disciplines). Click here to purchase this webinar. 

Introduction to Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Learn about this up and coming, fast and effective model of therapy within the field of mental health.  Understand the differences between mental health and therapeutic riding as well as the why's behind incorporating horses into therapy as wonderful therapy partners.  You'll be amazed at our effective and wonderful this model of experiential and relational therapy works!  Earn 1.5 CEUs for PATH International (may be considered for other disciplines). Click here to purchase this webinar. 

Putting the Pieces Together

Learn about the epidemiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders and the wide range of ways it can be displayed in those who may be engage in therapeutic horsemanship activities.  Learn about helpful interventions for yourself as well as clients. Earn 1 CEU for PATH International (may be considered for other disciplines). Click here to purchase this webinar. 

Reining in PTSD

Understand the symptoms experienced by those who have Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and how to best help them through them in the therapeutic horsemanship realm.   Earn 1 CEU for PATH International (may be considered for other disciplines). Click here to purchase this webinar. 

Riding Through Anxiety

Understand the manifestation of Anxiety and how it can occur during therapeutic horsemanship activities.  Learn best practices and interventions, for those who may not have a mental health background, in order to best help participants.   Earn 1 CEU for PATH International (may be considered for other disciplines). Click here to purchase this webinar.  

All of these workshops can also be offered for a group at our facility or at your organization upon request. 

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