Equine Assisted Learning Certification Training

Join us as practitioners in the emerging field of EAL for organisational development and social change.

EAL Certification Training is an attractive proposition for those interested in a career combining helping horses and people. Our education offers a combined professional development and mentoring programme.

This training demonstrates the horse/human bond and how it enables beneficial, deep and lasting social, emotional, spiritual and psychological changes.

This one year training program builds on the transformational processes within NLP to launch you into the field of Equine Guided transformational change. Participants will meet for weekend retreats and five day residential natural horse friendship camps at Dune Lakes Lodge in New Zealand.

You will enjoy the stimulating innovative learning environment while being in the company of like-minded people equally dedicated to creating the highest quality Equine Assisted Learning environment. You will learn to work in multiple contexts and become the most skillful change agent for yourself and others.

For a working model see www.equinepathfinders.org.nz for the programs we provide through our charity, Equine Pathfinders Foundation.

Although not included as course content, the program will incorporate the International Spirit Horse Festival 9th – 11th of February 2018. This festival hosted at Dune Lakes Lodge has attracted leading presenters from around the globe. We encourage student facilitators to be as involved as possible with this event in order to appreciate the dynamics of event management and, most importantly, to meet and spend time with some provocative and inspired facilitators

Our highly experiential learning environment is packed with opportunities to engage with like-minded people and the latest thinking in culture and change processes. 

It is a fabulous place in which to learn the non verbal language of your ‘herd’, reawaken your intuition, discover new insights and make sense of your world with the assistance of our equine friends.

Join Rosemary and Alistair where a dream job becomes a reality. 


Course Structure and Dates:

Offered in an apprenticeship style, the EAL Certification Training offers an easy balance between theoretical and hands-on active learning sessions. Participants will effectively have an open pass to all Dune Lakes Lodge public events for 12 months. Briefings sessions at kids camps, showcases, and weekend workshops will provide a 'behind the scenes' insight to the structure and delivery of content.

The training comprises 42 days.  There are 22 days of mandatory core content and the remaining 20 days may be selected to suit the availability of each student.

  • The Outcomes and Business Planning weekend will give focus to the participants journey ensuring they are on a path to be active practitioners by the end of the 12-month program
  • Kids Life Skills Horse Camps provide an excellent opportunity to enhance your horsemanship skills, practice group facilitation, and experience a vibrant dynamic with teenagers. The fundamentals of this program may be 'drag and dropped' to so many contexts including family therapy, weekend retreats and corporate training.
  • NLP with Horses is a 12-day practitioner training in New Code NLP where you will gain the methodology, skills and experience to utilise the unconscious of the client or group in selecting the resources to bring about the change. 
  • Three weekend retreats provide an opportunity to explore how EAL can be delivered through specialty workshops and cover areas such as advanced equestrian skills, heart/horse connections, leadership skills, managing life transitions etc.
  • Presentation skills are essential to a thriving enterprise. A presentation skills day provides fundamental skills for promoting your EAL business. Students be actively involved with the delivery of complimentary showcases and will design, enrol and co-present a 2-day public enrolment workshop.
  • Horse handling and horse care skills are essential and a cornerstone of our training.  A basic knowledge of horse anatomy and care is a prerequisite to sound practice. The 12-month program is packed with opportunities to enhance these skills at all levels.

2-day Outcomes and Business Planning (core module)

25 - 26 November 17

5-day Kids Life Skills Horse Camps (attend minimum 3)

8 - 12 January 18; 15 - 19 January 18; 22 - 26 January 18;

16 - 20 April 18; 23 - 27 April 18;

9 - 13 July 18; 16 - 20 July 18; 

1 - 5 October 18; 8 - 12 October 18;

12-day NLP with Horses (core modules)

11 - 13 May 18; 25 - 27 May 18;

8 - 10 June 18; 22 - 24 June 18

2-day Weekend Retreats (core modules).

Journey with Horses: 17 - 18 March 18

Horse Art & Yoga: 25 - 26 August 18

Ancient Wisdom for Modern leaders: 15 - 16 Sept 18

1-day Presentation Skills (core module)

27 October 18

1-day Holistic Horse Care (core module)

28 October 18

2-day Co-presented public enrolment workshop (core module)

24 - 25 November 18

Complimentary Showcases (attend minimum 3)

First Saturday of each Month

Natural Horse Friendship Days (attend as many as you can)

First Sunday of each Month

Investment

Full fee paid in advance: NZ $10,995 (incl GST)

Pay as you go: NZ $250 per week for 12 months (incl GST)

Shared accomodation is available at $35 per night. Please provide your own linen towels and food.

Contact us to discuss

470 Wilson Road
RD1
South Kaipara Head
Helensville 0874
Auckland

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