Are you searching for increased self-awareness, personal growth, experiential learning and resourcing to build emotional resilience in your life? Or assistance with moving through and processing trauma?
Whether you’re an equestrian or have had minimal or no contact with horses, our Nguud Mabarn (Horse Medicine in Badimaya language) equine assisted / animal assisted Psychotherapy service is for you! Nguud Mabarn is a both a therapeutic program as well as a skills based personal growth and awareness program, working in sensitive “I-Thou” relationship with horses – through both mounted and unmounted experiences. Utilising The Equine Psychotherapy Institute’s (EPI) “Way of the Horse” psycho-educational and trauma-informed model.
“I-Thou” relationship can be described as viewing the “other” (horse, human, etc) as a individual being with their own wants, needs and desires that are equally as important as our own.
Sessions are done on an individual, group basis or through the Horse Wisdom (TM) program. Horse Wisdom (TM) is a social-emotional learning program, which can be done as a 6 week program (one hour a week) or compacted into 5 full days.
If you have your own horses, consider accessing our Outreach program – you have all the benefits AND we come to you!
*NDIS Plan and Self- Managed clients suitable
Explore and embrace uniquely you in relational partnership with horses
Cantering or even just walking through the countryside or across a beach at sunset is one of the pinnacles for most riders. Unfortunately for many people this is so far from their reality. Sometimes it can be scary or daunting to even just put your foot in the stirrup and climb back onto the horse, especially if you’ve been in an accident or had any bad experiences.What are your concerns with riding? This is not a “one size fits all” service as confidence affecting reasons are widely varied from rider to rider. Using targeted mindset strategy sessions and awareness experiences, your concerns are reflected upon and a confidence building program is tailored to your specific needs. This service is trauma-informed.
Gurdurdu means “heart” in my Badimaya language, which exactly why this program is so very important!
The first Changing Mindset Strategy session is done off the horse, so that we can really understand what your concerns are. Once your confidence improves, the sessions can be done with your own horse.
We supply all the equipment and the trained horse – just bring your riding helmet and suitable horse riding gear. Don’t let fear or anxiety hold you back from experiencing all the fantastic benefits from riding. Please don’t hesitate contact us for further information. You won’t look back and will finally be able to enjoy being back in the saddle again.