HEAL programs

Horse Wisdom Program for young people and adults who would like to explore personal life skills, patterns of behaviour, or any feelings of being stuck in some area of your life.

Mindful Journey Program for young people, women, families, and carers affected by cancer or serious illness.

Horse ABC’s Program for young people who are starting out in the workforce, or individuals returning to the corporate environment who would enjoy discovering and learning the horse’s ABC’s for effective teamwork and leadership. 

No prior experience with horses is needed for any of the HEAL programs or individual sessions. Every experience with the HEAL herd is from the ground. There is no riding or riding instruction. All you need is sturdy closed toe shoes or boots. Depending on the weather you may want to bring a hat, sunscreen, long pants, long sleeve top, or rain jacket.

Horse Wisdom program

The Horse Wisdom program is a seven session program that explores a different theme or life skill each session. Together with the herd you will explore:

Regulation – making informed choices about regulating our levels of calmness
Awareness – noticing the sensations in our bodies, our feelings and our environment
Boundaries – expressing our personal space, touch, & verbal boundaries with a Yes or No
Feelings – noticing, naming, and expressing our feelings safely & respectfully
Thinking – noticing and exploring our thoughts and self talk
Relationships – exploring relationship skills and what’s needed to have fulfilling relationships
Challenges – manage life’s obstacles with a creative combination of using your horse wisdom skills, asking for help, and resourcing yourself 

The Horse Wisdom program provides flexibility for clients to choose different themes to explore. Other themes might be resilience, decision making, inner critic, or celebration of a journey.

 

Mindful Journey program

The Mindful Journey program is for young people, women, families, and carers affected by cancer or serious illness. The impact of cancer is often unexpected, frightening, and overwhelming.

The impact of cancer may affect our:

  • Feelings and emotions
  • Confidence
  • Physical appearance
  • Ability to work, study, or volunteer
  • Physical capabilities
  • Ability to cope
  • Decision making skills
  • Relationships
  • Quality of life
  • Resilience
The herd offers a place of no judgement where you and the horses set the pace for you to gently explore the impact cancer has in your life and discover ways to support yourself. Horses are wonderful teachers for living in the moment 24/7. Horses demonstrate ways to express our feelings safely, resource ourselves and are living examples of perfect self-care and resilience.

Horse ABC's program

Horse ABC’s is a three session program where you and the horses explore the herd’s example of teamwork and leadership.

Whether you are starting your first job, changing your career path, or returning to the workforce after an absence the herd will demonstrate a variety of teamwork and leadership skills that could help you to be an effective team member and a capable leader.

"Lose your mind and come to your senses.”

Fritz Perls

Horses have taught me how to support myself whenever life’s challenges have left me feeling stuck or overwhelmed. If you are curious to learn new life skills or coping strategies, please give us a call on 0421 977 129.