2019 PRE & POST FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS

Pre-Festival Workshops

Thu Feb 7

The Way Of Horse-Friendship And Your Role In It

This workshop is facilitated by Rob Pliskin and Rosemary Wyndham-Jones

So you'd like to be a better horse person?

Positive change towards positive relationships and partnerships

Explore innovative ways of being with horses

$130


Post-Festival Workshops

Mon Feb 11
Connecting to Sacred Space

JUDY BRIGHTMAN
Mindful Horse,Mindful Leader, Australia

Mon Feb 11
Creating a Sustainable Business Working with Corporate Clients

LYNN JENKIN
Horsanity, Australia

Sat Feb 16 - Sun Feb 17
Trauma to Transformation:
How Horses Guide Us to Post-Traumatic Growth

ROB PLISKIN &
ROSEMARY WYNDHAM-JONES
Dune Lakes Lodge, NZ

Fri Feb 22 - Sun Feb 24
Trauma to Transformation:
How Horses Guide Us to Post-Traumatic Growth

ROB PLISKIN

DEAN MIGHELL
The Path of the Horse, Australia

Held in Trentham, Victoria, Australia

Workshop Details

Thursday FEBRUARY 7, 10am-4pm


                                 The Way Of Horse-Friendship And Your Role In It


Facilitated by Rob Pliskin and Rosemary Wyndham-Jones

If you're longing for more connection and compassionate communication, Rob and Rosemary's pre-festival workshop is based around  their special form of horse-friendship and way of being with horses.  

Starting with ourselves we learn how to be a better partner for our horses creating positive change towards positive connection and relationship.  A way of being that makes us be more comfortable within ourselves thus affecting the horse to be more comfortable around us.  A practice of utilising our energy, being intentional, remaining focused and defining our role within the relationship.

You are welcome to bring your own horse or play with one of ours!!

Cost: NZ$130 NZD

*Coffee, tea, and snacks are available for purchase at the venue, as well as vegetarian/vegan fare for lunch, or you are welcome to bring your own. 

Date & Time: Monday, February 7, 10am-4pm

Number of participants: maximum 10 people

Contact:
Email Rosemary: info@dunelakeslodge.co.nz
Email Rob: robpliskin@icloud.com

Monday FEBRUARY 11, 10am - 4pm

Connecting to Sacred Space - Expansive Tools to Access Your Next Level

JUDY BRIGHTMAN
Mindful Horse, Mindful Leader
NSW, Australia

This workshop, facilitated by Judy Brightman from Australia, is for individuals to who want to explore various ways of connecting to Sacred Space to create balance, harmony, and accentuated intuition.

What is Sacred Space? 

Sacred space is that place where we feel centered, grounded, connected to Earth and to Source, to Spirit, to the Collective Unconscious, whatever term resonates with you, depending on your belief system. It is calm, quiet, connected. It is the space that allows you to feel suspended in time; to suspend disbelief in time as a circular concept; to open the channels of energetic and intuitive connection and to feel the Oneness, the sense of connection to all things. From this place of balance you can flow freely in any direction.

What will we do?

Sacred space will be explored, together with our equine guides, through shamanic journeying, engaging in sacred ritual, and awakening to intuitive awareness. You will be guided towards an understanding of how these can support you on your life’s path and improve your relationship to self, others, Earth, Spirit, and the Universe.

Together with the Dune Lakes Herd we will take you on a journey into Sacred Space to connect with your highest self, to awaken intuitive abilities you may not yet have accessed, and to receive the wisdom of the horses and the Horse Ancestors.

What will you receive?

You will embody your experience and clarify how to incorporate these tools and rituals into your daily life, to enable a state of ease and flow to be more readily accessible to you, to create pauses in your day to access intuition for better decision-making in line with your authentic self. In our busy lives, the power is in the pause. As Debussy said, it is the space between the notes that makes the music.

In addition to these benefits, EFL practitioners will gain an understanding of how incorporating these tools and practices into equine facilitated learning sessions can help create a space to deepen the client’s experience and connection by aligning body, mind and spirit.

About Judy

Cost: NZ$130 NZD

*Coffee, tea, and snacks are available for purchase at the venue, as well as vegetarian/vegan fare for lunch, or you are welcome to bring your own. 

Date & Time: Monday, February 11, 10am-4pm

Number of participants: maximum 6 people

Contact:
Email: judy@mindfulhorsemindfulleader.com

Monday FEBRUARY 11, 10am - 4pm

Creating a Sustainable Business Working with Corporate Clients

LYNN JENKIN
Horsanity

NSW, Australia 

Engaging corporate clients with horses

Working with corporate clients can be profitable and rewarding but it comes with its own challenges. Once on board a corporate client can be a predictable income source with repeat business year after year. When a successful training program is in place it is not unusual for multiple cohorts to undertake the same program. Whilst corporate clients are accustomed to paying a premium for training they expect that training to deliver in accordance with their goals. 

This workshop will look at how to consult with a client and design a program to fit their needs. It will incorporate both theoretical/didactic information and hands on experience with horses.

Key takeaways under the guidance of the Dune Lakes herd

How to address the big picture through a consulting model.

Designing a program Working with horses to develop self awareness in leaders.

Working with horses to build high performing teams.

About Lynn

Cost: NZ$130

*Coffee, tea, and snacks are available for purchase at the venue, as well as vegetarian/vegan fare for lunch, or you are welcome to bring your own. 

Date & Time: Monday, February 11, 10am-4pm

Number of Participants: maximum 8 people

To register please contact:
Lynn Jenkin
Email: Django@westnet.com.au

Tuesday FEBRUARY 12, 10am - 2pm

Essential Oils for Essential Wellbeing

CANDIDA BAKER
Save a Horse
Australia 

In this half-day workshop participants learn the basics of essential oil use with horses, and the oils that (most) horses prefer. From that, we learn how to use the sense of wellbeing the oils produce in the horses, to work with them in a deep state of relaxation.

Over the course of 40 years working with rescue horses, both on an individual basis and as President of Save a Horse Australia, Candida has found many ways to help horses move through trauma.  

Horses speak a physical language not a verbal one,” Candida says. “It’s been my experience that for many of them traumatic or abusive experiences become locked in their cellular memory. Oils are a non-invasive tool which can be used to help unlock trauma and start a horse back on the road to healing and mental health.  In fact, ALL horses love oils – but for those with any degree of trauma, the obvious effect of oils on their nervous system can be dramatically helpful.

This ‘relaxing’ workshop will also help horse owners, or carers, identifying mirroring patterns in themselves, and promote the use of gentle acupressure in combination with the oils to begin (or continue) the journey to ‘trust’. A small starter kit of oils will be provided as part of the workshop.

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A friend and I recently attended a ‘horse listening and essential oil’ clinic with Candy. I learnt how to understand the way a horse thinks in order to care of and take leadership with them. I had a lot of fun and Candy was very attentive and knowledgeable. Her caring spirit for both the humans and the horses made me feel very comfortable and made it easy and fun to learn. I highly recommend taking a horsemanship and/or essential oil clinic with Candy, the experience has enriched my life and my relationship to my horses.

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Natalie Vaccaro


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I had bought a Waler mare, Shadow, for myself, and she got into a habit of bucking me off – the last time she did it I got brain damage, and I sadly had to make the decision not to ride. But I wanted her to be rehabilitated and go to a good home. I found out about Candy, and Shadow went to her. Within a few weeks of therapy – including intensive use of essential oils she was a changed horse: calm, confident, happy, and safe! After three months Candy found Shadow a lovely new owner who has been delighted with her ever since.  I couldn’t be happier.

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Sue Ellen



About Candida

Cost: NZ$75, Essential oil starter kit included.

*Coffee, tea, and snacks are available for purchase at the venue, as well as vegetarian/vegan fare for lunch, or you are welcome to bring your own. 

Date & Time: Tuesday, February 12, 10 am - 2 pm

Number of participants: 4-10

Contact:
Candida Baker
Email: cbaker@bigpond.net.au

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th FEBRUARY, 10am - 4pm

Trauma to Transformation:
How Horses Guide Us to Post-Traumatic Growth


ROB PLISKIN & ROSEMARY WYNDHAM-JONES

Healing is a story of millennia. It is as old as human community, spread across continents and throughout cultures. The story takes us from the profanity of war and the senseless pain of personal trials to the sacredness of warriorhood and personal recovery. It is alive in ancient human experience and in today’s science of post-traumatic growth.
Find this out for yourself while you learn how the horses can guide us. It is a hero’s journey to discover the sacred gifts we too can share with the world
Your opportunity:
- Learn the 5 components of post-traumatic growth (PTG) for yourself and others
- Participate in at least 4 growth experiences with horses
- Receive 3 facilitator promises
- Grow at least 2 ways: in self, and in connection with others personally or professionally
- Understand the power of being 1 healing warrior amidst others
Equine professionals - learn your craft as you grow. Explanatory handouts for all participants are included.

About Rob

About Rosemary

Cost: NZ$250 for single, NZ$220 each double, NZ$190 each triple*

*Coffee, tea, and snacks are available for purchase at the venue, as well as vegetarian/vegan fare for lunch, or you are welcome to bring your own. 

*Accommodation is available at $50 per person per night

Date & Time: Sat/Sun, February 16/17, 10 am - 4 pm

Maximum Number of participants: 12

Contact:
EAGALA CEUs available 
To register please contact Rob Pliskin or Rosemary Wyndham-Jones
Email: robpliskin@icloud.com or info@dunelakeslodge.co.nz

Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th FEBRUARY, 9.30am - 5pm

Trauma to Transformation:
How Horses Guide Us to Post-Traumatic Growth


ROB PLISKIN & DEAN MIGHELL

A three-day equine-guided retreat with international guest Rob Pliskin, co-facilitated and hosted by Dean Mighell of award-winning charity The Path of the Horse at its beautiful Australia location.

A Hero's Journey

Healing is a story of millennia. It is as old as human community, spread-ing across continents and throughout cultures. It takes us from the pro-fanity of war and the senseless pain of personal trials to the sacredness of warriorhood and personal recovery. The story lives in ancient human experience and in today’s science of post-traumatic growth.

For those who have experienced trauma and suffer lingering symptoms such as post-traumatic stress, depression, and other afflictions, avoidant coping mechanisms are often the only way to get through the day and, indeed, life. Reaching out for help can be a struggle all it’s own, one that involves overcoming shame, embarrassment, and the fear of being viewed as weak.

Whether trauma comes from experiences of combat, emotional or physi-cal abuse, injury, or another source, the wounded warrior often feels that he or she needs to “just get on with it,” burying the pain and the hurt deep down. It is possible to heal the wounds through honoring your path into the light, growing in the relationships in your life, and moving forward from victim to victor.

Embark on a hero’s journey, discover your sacred gifts, and re-turn to share them with the world.

Explore post-traumatic growth with the 12 gentle horses of The Path of the Horse. Let these horses and experienced facilitators guide you for-ward to what supports you in your life.

•Learn the 5 components of post-traumatic growth (PTG) for your-self and others
•Participate in at least 4 growth experiences with horses
•Receive 3 facilitator promises
•Grow at least 2 ways: in self, and in connection with others per-sonally or professionally
•Understand the power of being 1 healing warrior amidst others

About Rob

About Dean

WHERE: The Path of the Horse, 351 Domino Rd, Trentham, Victoria, Australia

RETREAT COST: AUD$750, limited to 12. EARLY BIRD: AUD$600 with 50% deposit by 12 January, 2019

Date & Time: Fri/Sat/Sun, February 22/23/24, 9.30 am - 5 pm

Maximum Number of participants: 12

Suitable for Eagala Independent Study CEUs

Contact: https://goo.gl/forms/WokitFvbUpHhg6KA2 or please click on the 'Register Now' button below

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