Gestalt Equine Psychotherapy
Equine therapy is expanding in its reach. Gestalt Equine Psychotherapy is expanding in its sophistication
The Gestalt Equine Institute of the Rockies combines the passion for horses, nature and Gestalt therapy into a Gestalt Equine Psychotherapy (GEP)™ training program that leaves you confident, competent and effective in your facilitation.
Horses and humans are a part of nature, and nature is our community. Expand your clients and your own sense of belonging by learning creative, nature-based concepts and experiments to weave into your therapy or instruction.
The focus of our program is on the professional and personal development of each participant, as well as an emphasis on strengthening your horsemanship skills.
We offer two kinds of certificates for participants: Gestalt Equine Psychotherapy & Gestalt Equine Studies. Also, you do not need to be in the full certificate program in order to attend one or some of the modules. You may attend to suit your needs and interests.
We will be providing a great deal of experiential work directly with the horses in this program. Many equine programs have very little expectation that you will become a "horse" person and hence require you to have a horse handler in all your client sessions. We will hold that you become both a "horse" person and a Gestalt practitioner.
We want you to be able to leave this program feeling that you have a great deal to offer and that you can work in your desired area with a solid level of competence in Gestalt Theory and horsemanship. To be able to do this we are including extensive training in Gestalt, Developmental Theory, Horses and Relational Horsemanship, and some nature knowledge. We will also expect that you do your own process as a person, horse person, and therapist in relationship to yourself and others.
The cost of the program is $950 per 4-day intensive. We will be meeting Wednesday - Saturday, from 9 am to 5 pm daily. A light breakfast, substantial lunch and snacks are included. 20% of the program fee goes to caring for the horses and many other animals at Happy Dog Ranch.