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HEAL programs

Horse Wisdom Program is for young people and adults who would like to build a reliable set of life skills for personal growth and supporting themselves if they are stuck or feeling overwhelmed in some area of their life.  The Horse Wisdom program offers a solid grounded presence in your own life.

Connected Journey Program is for young people, women, men, families, and carers impacted by cancer or serious illness. Cancer can really play havoc with our sense of connection to our family, friends, and even our own body. The HEAL horses can help you to regain connections in your life with gentle healing support.

Pegasus Program is for young people and adults who are looking for a unique personalised program of 1:1 experiences with the horses. The Pegasus program is an excellent follow on from our Horse Wisdom program or a completely independent personalised program.

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 program of seven experiences that explores a different topic for each experience to offer you a solid foundation of reliable life skills. Together with the herd you will have the time and space to be curious and completely yourself while you explore and practice:

Regulation – making informed choices about supporting ourselves to be either relaxed or active
Awareness – noticing the sensations in our bodies, our feelings and our environment
Boundaries – express 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 self-talk, what we say to others, and noticing our thoughts
Relationships – exploring relationship skills and what’s needed to have healthy relationships
Challenges – manage life’s obstacles with a creative combination of using your horse wisdom skills, asking for help, and supporting yourself

Connected Journey program

The Connected Journey program supports youth, women, men, families, and carers affected by cancer or serious illness. The impact of cancer is often unexpected, frightening, and overwhelming. The impact of cancer especially during treatment and recovery can leave patients, and carers feeling disconnected from their families, friends, romantic relationships, daily routines, achieving personal goals, and even disconnected from their own body. 

The impact of cancer may affect our:

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 rediscover connection with our self and others.

Horses are living examples of perfect self-care and resilience.

Pegasus program

The Pegasus program offers our clients the opportunity and freedom to explore whatever personal themes or topics feel significant or inspires curiosity about yourself. Alongside the horses, you can practice new ways of thinking, behaving, leading, or ways of being completely yourself without judgement.

Our Pegasus program aims to support clients to not just survive but thrive and soar in life. Clients are encouraged to help choose the theme or topic for each of their HEAL experiences. Together with your team of mentors (the horses and Anne) we can:

Pegasus program has supported our client’s curiosity to explore topics such as: decision making, caring for others, working with our inner critic, welcoming our feelings, and even one word topics like peaceful, safe, or gentle.

Pegasus program topics are as diverse as our client’s life experiences and the possibilities are infinite.

"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.