The Gestalt Equine Institute of the Rockies combines the passion for horses, nature and Gestalt therapy in a Gestalt Equine Psychotherapy (GEP)™ training program.
* Our program is designed for you to become a competent, confident and effective equine-assisted psychotherapist.
* The focus of our program is on the professional and personal development of each participant, as well as an emphasis on strengthening your horsemanship awareness and skills.
* Receive certification as a Gestalt Equine Psychotherapist™ if you hold a Masters degree or higher, or receive a certification of completion in Gestalt Equine Studies if you do not have a Masters degree. We do not license people, this is a certification in addition to the licensing process of each state. Please follow the regulations of your state. Please note each state has their own requirements and it is your responsibility to know and meet those requirements.
* Deepen your knowledge of therapeutic issues through both theoretical and experiential learning.
* Learn how to create experiments with the horses that help your clients experience themselves more fully, and improve their level of awareness, contact, and presence.
* Horses and humans are a part of nature. Learn creative nature-based concepts and experiments to weave into your therapy or instruction.
* Feel confident in your ability to keep your clients safe while working with the horses and the natural environment.
This is a 2 year training program designed to teach Gestalt Equine Psychotherapy™ from a Gestalt perspective. Participants will meet 8 times over two years in Littleton, CO. Our intention is that you gain an understanding of the therapeutic relationships between therapist-horse -nature-client, and that you achieve competency in horsemanship and in the essential concepts and experiential process of Gestalt therapy.
Training will also provide basic nature awareness skills and knowledge of horses including: safety, herd behavior, ground work, riding, health care, theory and history of horsemanship, and other relevant areas of horse management.*
*Please note: Some horse experience or basic equine knowledge is required to enter the program. Please share your experience in the application.