Explorations in

Equine Facilitated Wellness

Postponed until July 18,19, 2020

Please contact regarding further updates

April 25 and 26th, 2020  postponed

Highlands Gate Wellness
4381 Wolf Grove Road, Lanark, Ontario, Canada

$650 + HST $84.50:  $734.50

Includes healthy lunches, snacks and all materials.

This Professional Association for Equine Facilitated Wellness (Pro-EFW) approved Explorations workshop will include an introduction to the field of equine facilitated wellness and will cover topics such as Pro-EFW's philosophy, principles and ethics; the role of the equine as a sentient being; safety issues when working with equines and humans. The 30- hour introduction is offered as a combination of distance learning (on line) and on-site training.

Participants will leave with a general understanding of the EFW field and the next steps if they want to develop their skills further in this field.

Please Note:  EFW Trainer Deborah Marshall of Generation Farms, Nanaimo, BC,  is unable to travel to Ontario this spring so the Explorations Training will be conducted by Marie Josee Hull, MSW, RSW, EFW Tri-Certified and EFW Mentor and Susan Cressy, MA, RP, EFW Tri- Certified.  The Explorations Training will be overseen by Deborah Marshall and all subsequent trainings, Focus and Integration Training will be conducted by Deborah Marshall. 

Explorations in EFW is open to anyone and there are no pre-requisites.

Learning Objectives of Explorations in EFW:

  • General understanding of Equine Facilitated Wellness (EFW)
  • Awareness of the history and foundation for EFW approaches
  • Increased sensitivity to the horse, its needs and abilities
  • Appreciation and understanding of the perspective of the horse as a 'sentient being'
  • Appreciation of the safety and risk management issues and considerations in EFW
  • An introduction to how EFW can be applied with clients in individual, family and group environments
  • An introduction to how EFW can be applied with different client populations and needs
  • Understanding of the EFW - Canada training, mentoring and certification model and how this applies to candidates
  • An appreciation of the importance of always working within your scope of practice
  • The development of personal next steps in exploring the EFW field.
  • Ideas of what people can do when they leave 

$734.50: Includes healthy lunches, snacks and all materials.