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Alcoutim

Algarve

Portugal

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+351 281010861 / Landline

+351 934972737 / Whatsapp

Alcoutim, Algarve

Portugal

 

+351 281010861 / Landline

+351 934972737 / Whatsapp

 

Events

Upcoming workshops and courses

Unless otherwise mentioned, these courses are open for all levels. You are invited to join!

If you are interested in holding your own course with us, please do not hesitate to enquire.

26th – 30th March

Project Happy Athlete Koulutuskurssi 1

PHA:n kouluttajakurssilla opiskellaan hevosta eläinlajina, operanttia kouluttamista sekä yhteyden luomista hevoseen kehonkielen ja kommunikoinnin keinoin. Kurssi sisältää opiskelua teoriassa ja käytännössä yhteensä noin 6-8 tuntia päivässä.

Kurssin ohessa on mahdollisuus viettää aikaa hevosten kanssa tai tutustua läheiseen kaupunkiin, josta pääsee muutamassa minuutissa vierailemaan Espanjan puolelle!


Koulutuskurssi 1: 26.-30.3.2020

DSC_0074 2Kurssin sisältö:

  • Hevosen tarpeiden ymmärtäminen
  • Miten hevonen oppii
  • Operantti kouluttaminen
  • Ruokapalkkion käyttö koulutuksessa
  • Hevosen kanssa kommunikointi
  • Hevosen anatomia ja biomekaniikka
  • Hevosen kuntoutus ja valmennus

Kurssi on keskustelevaa, yhdessä pohdiskelua ja oppimista. Kurssin sisältö muotoutuu osallistujien odotusten mukaan. Koulutuskurssi 1 sisältää pääosin teoriaa, mutta myös jonkin verran käytännönharjoittelua hevosten kanssa. Sopii täydennykseksi koulutustaitojen kartuttamiseen tai alkeita opettelevalle.

  • Kurssin opetuksen hinta 430 € sis. alv 24%
  • Paikka varataan maksamalla ennakkomaksu 50 % 15.12.2019 mennessä (ennakkomaksua ei palauteta, oman paikan voi myydä), loppuosa maksetaan 15.3.2020 mennessä
  • Majoituksen hinta 225 €/5 yötä, lisäyöt 45 €/yö sisältäen ruuat, majoitus maksetaan suoraan Country Quest Portugalille (kyseessä ei ole pakettimatka)
  • Lennot eivät sisälly hintaan
  • Tämän kurssin käyvät voivat jatkaa suoraan koulutuskurssi 2, jolloin molempien kurssien yhteishinta on 749 €!

1st – 4th April 2020

Project Happy Athlete Koulutuskurssi 2

Kurssin sisältö:

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  • Syvemmälle kouluttamiseen
  • Hevosen fysiikkavalmennus
  • Hevosen ja ihmisen välisen kommunikoinnin tarkentaminen ja syventäminen
  • Runsaasti käytännön harjoittelua

Koulutuskurssi 2 on tarkoitettu koulutuskurssin 1 käyneille sekä jo jonkin verran koulutuskokemusta omaaville. Kurssilla keskitytään käytännön taitojen hiomiseen ja oman toiminnan sopeuttamiseen eri hevosten kanssa toimiessa.

  • Kurssin opetuksen hinta 349 € sis. alv 24%
  • Paikka varataan maksamalla ennakkomaksu 50 % 15.12.2019 mennessä (ennakkomaksua ei palauteta, oman paikan voi myydä), loppuosa maksetaan 15.3.2020 mennessä
  • Majoituksen hinta 135 €/3 yötä, lisäyöt 45 €/yö sisältäen ruuat, majoitus maksetaan suoraan Country Quest Portugalille (kyseessä ei ole pakettimatka)
  • Lennot eivät sisälly hintaan

22nd May 2020

Animal Communication Workshop

This one day workshop will teach you the skills and techniques you need to start you on your journey to being an animal communicator.

Despite what you have heard all of us are able to do this but just a few have the dedication to push beyond our boundaries to make it manifest.

Through deep meditation and opening up your heart energy centre will take you through the steps to be able to connect and communicate with your animals.
The workshop will explain the different ways of receiving information from animals and provide you with a step-by-step technique to enable you to tune in to an animal’s energy and start communicating.

We will also work on ways to open your heart and crowns Chakras along with meditations and exercises to help remove barriers that could get in your way, encouraging you to move from a place of fear to unconditional love.

EARLY BIRD RATE UNTIL 31ST MARCH 2020
£150 / 175EUR for the two workshops!
1.Animal Communication Workshop
2. Advanced Animal Communication & Healing

Price £95 / EUR 111
9.30am-4.30pm

Price includes tea, coffee, biscuits, a manual to take home and a certificate.

There is an advanced animal communication workshop the following day, if you wish to participate in both, the combined price is £175 / EUR 205

To book your place please contact Jenny MacSharry on +44 7817997568

About the Instructor

Jenny Macsharry has been around and owned horses from a very young age, along with being a passionate Equine Therapist she is the proud Owner & Facilitator at Small Strides CIC – Equine Assisted Learning & Activities Centre in Bristol and owns 4 beautiful horses.
Her journey into healing and therapies began in 2012 when she suffered from a bad horse riding accident, this resulted in her fracturing her lower lumbar spine in three places.
It was during this time she discovered the powerful healing of Reiki, which helped lot in her recovery. She went on to study Reiki at level one and practiced for a year until moving on to Level 2, then Master Degree Level and Teaching.
Jenny is also a fully qualified Equine Sports Massage Therapist, Acupressure Practitioner and Animal Communicator.
Jenny has a very calm and gentle approach along with being extremely passionate in her work. These are just a few of the characteristics that describe her. Jenny is fully aware each animal is different, and will work with yours to give them the best specific treatment they need. Whether you’re thinking about getting a routine checkup for you horse, have physical, emotional or nutritional issue that need addressing, need general advice, or even want to learn how to use Energy Healing then she can help.

Shared accommodation (55EUR/day inc 3 meals daily) and airport transfers (50eur from Faro airport) are available through Country Quest Portugal. More information about the venue, directions and accommodation contact info@countryquest-portugal.com or message on FB.

Customer feedback:
“Just had a fantastic day on the course with Jenny. She’s an amazing teacher with lots of knowledge and great facilities to learn. Thank you for your time and support, thoroughly enjoyed it. So interesting and definitely didn’t disappoint xx”

23rd May 2020

Advanced Animal Communication and Healing Workshop

This Advanced Animal Communication & Healing Workshop will teach you more skills and techniques to continue on your journey in being an animal communicator.

The workshop will cover the following;

• What is Earth Energy Healing and how can it be used in animal communication
• Animal energy systems; aura, chakras & meridians
• Guided meditation to connect to the Earth Energy to use in healing

• How to use earth energy healing during an animal communication
• Advanced dowsing techniques
• Dealing with Behavioral issues and e
when healing wont work
• Practical communications & healing via photographs of animals

EARLY BIRD RATE UNTIL 31ST MARCH 2020
£150 / 175EUR for the two workshops!
1.Animal Communication Workshop
2. Advanced Animal Communication & Healing

Standard Price £95 / EUR 111

Price includes tea, coffee, biscuits, and a comprehensive manual to take home, certificate & ongoing support through a private Facebook group.

Shared accommodation ( 55eur / night, including 3 meals per day) and airport transfers available through Country Quest Portugal. More information about the venue, contact info@countryquest-portugal.com

This workshop requires you to have some previous knowledge and experience of animal communication. You are invited to attend the “animal communication workshop” on the previous day.

Special rate for those attending both workshop is £175 / 205EUR (EARLY BIRD RATE £150 / 175EUR available until 31st March 2020)

To book a place please contact Jenny MacSharry on +44 7817997568

About the instructor:

Jenny MacSharry has been around and owned horses from a very young age, along with being a passionate Equine Therapist. She is the proud Owner & Facilitator at Small Strides CIC – Equine Assisted Learning & Activities Centre in Bristol and owns 4 beautiful horses.

Her journey into healing and therapies began in 2012 when she suffered from a bad horse riding accident, this resulted in her fracturing her lower lumbar spine in three places.
It was during this time she discovered the powerful healing of Reiki, which helped lot in her recovery. She went on to study Reiki at level one and practiced for a year until moving on to Level 2, then Master Degree Level and Teaching.
Jenny is also a fully qualified Equine Sports Massage Therapist, Acupressure Practitioner and Animal Communicator.

Jenny has a very calm and gentle approach along with being extremely passionate in her work. These are just a few of the characteristics that describe her. Jenny is fully aware each animal is different, and will work with yours to give them the best specific treatment they need. Whether you’re thinking about getting a routine checkup for you horse, have physical, emotional or nutritional issue that need addressing, need general advice, or even want to learn how to use Energy Healing then she can help.

Customer Feedback
“Just had a fantastic day on the course with Jenny. She’s an amazing teacher with lots of knowledge and great facilities to learn. Thank you for your time and support, thoroughly enjoyed it. So interesting and definitely didn’t disappoint xx”

9th – 12th June 2020

Fairhorsemanship Workshop on Positive Reinforcement

Do you want to spend your summer holiday in sunny Portugal, surrounded by beautiful horses and like-minded people? This affordable workshop hosted by Country Quest in Alcoutim, Portugal may be exactly what you are looking for. For 4 days, you will benefit from the tuition of one of the world-leading equine positive reinforcement trainers, Alizé Veillard-Muckensturm, best known for writing the first equine clicker training book that did not suggest the use of any aversive stimulation back in 2017. She is also the writer behind the equine courses distributed by the Centre of Excellence Online which have brought attention to humane, science-based training techniques to hundreds of mainstream equestrians. Have I picked your interest yet? Keep reading for more details.

On the first day you will have the opportunity to choose a horse to work with throughout the workshop, our host Pia Saari will help you to get to know the horses so we can get the best match. You can learn about some of the horses on our host website. Please, note all horses may want or can participate to the 4th day practical so you may have to work with another horse on the last day. During the workshop you will have the opportunity to work on an individual task which consist of selecting a behaviour you want to teach your horse during the week, write a training plan and teach the behaviour.

Each day start at 9:00am and finish at 4:00pm. There will be 1hour long lunch break and 2 15minutes coffee break. Please note some days may last longer than other so plan accordingly. This syllabus is a rough itinerary and may be subject to change to accommodate both the horses and the participants.

​Schedule 

1st day – Introduction to positive reinforcement training
Theory: Intro to associative learning and LIMA.
Practice: Mechanics of food delivery, target presentation and bridge signal.
Individual task goal: Select a horse and a behaviour you wish to work on during the workshop. The behaviour will have to be approved by our host.

2nd day – Obtaining desired behaviours using positive reinforcement.
Theory: Overview of the techniques to obtain wanted behaviours in horses and shaping plans.
Practice: Lunging and its use in positive reinforcement-based training, targeting and shaping exercises.
Individual task goal: Write a shaping plan for the behaviour you wish to train. Shaping plan examples and support will be provided. Your shaping plan will need to be reviewed before being implemented.

3rd day- Dealing with unwanted behaviours without punishment.
Theory: Classical conditioning, counterconditioning, systematic desensitisation, emotions and trigger stacking.
Practice: Assessment of a horse emotional state and counter-conditioning exercise.
Individual task goal: Implement the start of your shaping plan.

4th day – Riding with positive reinforcement.
Theory: Ethics of horse riding, consent training and transferring cues.
Practice: Applied consent training and cue transfer.
Individual task goal: Present what you have achieved and reflect on potential improvements.

How to Book

Dates: Tuesday 9th of June 2020 to Friday 12th of June 2020.

Location: Country Quest, Alcoutim, Algarve Portugal. For directions: click here. The nearest airports are Faro and Sevilla. Country Quest can arrange airport transfers for students at an extra fee. (50 euros from Faro or 90 euros from Sevilla)

Workshop price: £170 (200 Euros). This includes the non-refundable £50 required to secure your spot. This workshop is limited to a maximum of 10 participants. This fee may only be refunded if the workshop is cancelled. The remaining £120 can be paid any time before Tuesday 9th of June 2020.

Accommodation: On-site accommodation is available in shared rooms for 55 Euros a night but you may also attend as a non-resident. Accommodation includes 3 meals a day and tea/coffee/water and fruits throughout. Non-resident may join us for 7 Euros per meal. Please note the farm is home to two large dogs, therefore on-site accommodation may not be suitable for individuals with dog phobias or allergy.

For more info, email or call +351 934972737 (Whatsapp) to book.

Requirements: You must be 16 or over. Underage participants cannot stay on-site without a parent or legal guardian present. No previous experience is needed, just a positive attitude to learning. All scientific concepts you see in the syllabus will be fully explained and practical exercises will be broken down in manageable chunks and tailored to the participant experience level.

Please bring: Pen and note pad, sun protection, closed shoes for when interacting with horses, clicker and bumbag/treat bag if you own one if not these items will be provided to you for the duration of the workshop.

3rd – 4th September 2020

A Spiritual immersion into the Equine – Human relationship

Treat yourself to two days of immersive exploration into the Human Equine bond. Together we will dive into what we feel, as a group, cultivates a deeper connection between our Horses and ourselves.

Amongst many other topics…
We will explore:
• Why establishing a deeper connection with your Horse is important.
• What makes the Horse & Human bond inherently unique.
• How we innately affect and are effected by our Horses.
• The positive change which can occur when we listen from the Heart.

Rate- £175
Included:
• Meals – three homemade meals a day
• Accommodation – option of twin or triple room, same price applies. Rooms are available to rent before and after retreat dates as well (be sure to book well in advance).
• Round the clock access to the Herd at Country Quest
• Group Meditations
• Herd Meditations

Excluded:
Transportation to and from Country Quest Portugal.
Airport transfer from Faro airport is available for €50 return (up to 4 people per car)

𝗧𝗼 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁:
Email – dpataudi@gmail.com
Phone – +447799896438 / Whatsapp

About Dilara Pataudi:
Dilara Pataudi is an Equine Craniosacral Therapist, Reiki Master and Animal Healer, she is dedicated to cultivating a spiritual connection with Horses and to sharing their message with her clients and the world.

About Country Quest Portugal:
Right outside the town of Alcoutim, there is a beautiful, tranquil spot on a hill where Country Quest is. A house on the hill, with stunning views of the valley, river and Spain. No neighbours, no traffic, no noises, only nature and horses. The layout has been designed to bring the horses as close to people as possible. Look out from any window of the house and chances are you will see a horse looking back at you. Wonder outside with your morning coffee and within few steps you are surrounded by the herd. In fact, you cant come in or leave without meeting a horse on your way! It doesn’t get much better! Just remember to close the gates as you go!:

For transport to and from Country Quest / extra accommodation please contact:

Pia Saari
info@countryquest-portugal.com
+351 281010861 / Landline
+351 934972737 / Whatsapp

11th – 14th September 2020

Equine/Human Reiki Level 1 & 2 Practitioner Courses

Course Tutor: Sarah Faulkner Usui Reiki Master Teacher & Vtct, Babtac
 
Reiki Healing is an ancient life changing holistic therapy taking you on a powerful journey of self healing and self discovery and healing other people and equines. The bonds with horses through reiki are beautiful. The system of reiki was created in Japan in the early 19th century by a Japanese monk called Mikao Usui.
 
The word “Rei” means Universal Life Force and “Ki” means Energy and teaches us to channel the life force energy that makes up and is around everyone and everything, into the body to powerfully rebalance and heal.
 
Join us on this amazing 4 day course in the warm and beautiful Algarve in Portugal on a fantastic horse retreat with a beautiful herd of 11 horses and qualify to Practitioner level in both Human and Equine Reiki. To join us on the equine reiki courses you need to have a minimum of human reiki 1 in any lineage. If you are already qualified in the human reiki from any lineage your very welcome to join us for the 13th and 14th September 2020.
 
Start a new and exciting career and reiki complements all other holistic modalities so if you wish to add to your human oŕ equine treatments.
 
Sarah your Reiki Tutor has years of experience both as a reiki Master practitioner and as a reiki / holistic therapy teacher in both human and animal and equine therapies.
 
Sarah is passionate about facilitating excellent courses with support before and after your course having trained with world renowned Kathleen Prasad and Susan Scott.
 
Sarah shares Andre a beautiful 26 year old arab gelding and is part of the Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary reiki and holistic team and also teaches regular practitioner ccourses at Manna’s Ark sanctuary, Essex, England.
 
Each Reiki training day is an energy exchange of £105
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Accommodation and 3 home cooked meals each day are a very reasonable €55
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Transfer costs from Faro airport is €50 Return per car
Transfer costs from Sevilla airport is €90 euros per car.
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You must arrange your own flights and We are Not Responsible for any flight arrangements, costs or any delays, passports or any visa requirements.
 
SYLLABUS
On Day 1 – (11th September 2020) – Level 1 Shoden Human Usui Reiki for treating your family and friends.
You will learn:
 
History of Usui Reiki
What it is and how to feel the reiki energy
The 5 elements of the system of reiki
The precepts
Learn the 3 Diamonds and their meditation
4 beautiful attunements
The importance of grounding and grounding exercises
Learn Gassho and Dry Bathing
Learn traditional Japanese healing meditation – Joshin Kokyo Ho and Seishin Tiotsu
Learn the self healing routine
Learn how to give both a chair and a couch treatment
Learn how to a biosin body scan
Learn how to crystal dowse
Learn about the chakras and the human energy field and how to do a chakra balance treatment
 
Day 2 – (12th Sept 2020) – Human Ockuden Level 2
 
Feedback and self healing treatment
Learn the 3 sacred reiki symbols
Learn how to chant the reiki symbols
Practice day one healing meditations
How to carry out a professional consultation
3 beautiful attunements
How to send a distant reiki treatment and ways to do this including a reiki crystal grid
Practice giving reiki treatments
 
Before your course Amethyst Academy  will send via email your human reiki welcome pack so you can learn about reiki and things we cover on your course and you can practice the healing meditations in advance.
 
Day 3 – (13th Sept 2020) – Equine Shoden Level 1 Reiki for treating your own and friends horses, donkeys, mules
 
Discussion and recap on levels 1 and 2 human reiki courses
 
Reiki Benefits for Horses and for horse and rider
The importance of our energy before starting an equine treatment
How to approach equines and equine body language
How to begin the treatment and connect heart to heart and ask permission from the horse(s)
Joshin kokyo Ho, Seishin Tiotsu and 3 diamonds healing meditations with horses
Signs of acceptance and non acceptance of their treatments that horses show
Mirroring during a treatment
How to lower our energy to become one with the horse
Horse chackra’s and the horses energy field
Learn how to Biosin Scan for energy imbalances
Learn how to crystal dowse over the horses chackra’s using your bespoke Amethyst Academy equine chackra chart.
Beautiful horse power animal guided attunements
Treating elderly or ill horses and foals and yearlings
Working within the stable or outside the stable
Important herd hierarchy rules when treating more than one horse in a field
Veterinary law
 
Day 4 – (14th Sept 2020)- Equine Okuden Level 2 Practitioner
 
How to do a professional consultation
Using the reiki symbols with horses
Reiki chanting with horses
How to send Distant reiki and ways to do this
Practice distant biosin equine body scanning
Healing crystal tips
Liasing with veterinary surgeons and other equine professionals
 
Before attending your amazing equine courses Amethyst Academy send you via email your equine reiki welcome pack which shows you:
Some Healing meditations to practice
Equine illnesses
Basic Anatomy and hoof diagram
Safe equine handling tips

18th – 20th  September 2020

Holistic Horseworks Presents: Equine Musculosceletal Unwinding, Level 1

Equine owners with PERFORMANCE HORSES TO BACKYARD EQUINE FRIENDS and Horse ENTHUSIASTS NEED to learn this!

This training will SAVE YOU THOUSANDS OF $$$$$!

Join us in Portugal for our Level 1: Equine Musculoskeletal Unwinding clinic. International speaker and certified instructor April Love (Formerly April Battles) with Holistic HorseWorks will provide hands-on training to all students during this, FUN & intensive 3-day workshop. Students will leave with the training, techniques and knowledge on how to accurately find and treat equine problems and issues.

April Battles, Holistic Horseworks, teaching a Level 1 Clinic clinic

Learn why your horse has…

  • Mysterious lameness
  • Cross firing at the canter
  • Heavy on the fore
  • High/low syndrome in the hooves
  • Unwillingness to pick-up a lead
  • Heavy or Resistance to one rein
  • Cinchy/girthy or cold-backed
  • Posture issues — roach back, hunters bump, cow hocked or U-necked
  • Cranial Sacral issues — head shakers, spooky/flighty, auto-immune, allergies, hard to bridle or resistant to giving to the bit
  • Or is your horse not competing well?

All registered participants will receive links to watch two of our DVDs ($120 VALUE!!) Please watch prior to the beginning of class.

  • Horses are Talking, Are You Listening
  • Equine CranialSacral Energy Work

AND the WORKBOOK you will need to pre-study for the class.

Equine_CranioSacral_Therapy_Energy Work DVD cover   Horses are Talking Are You Listening DVD cover
More information and to register – Click here.

27th September – 3rd October

O.T.E.Hieronta® hevosille peruskurssi Portugalissa

Country Quest Portugal tarjoaa meille mahtavat puitteet kurssin järjestämiseen keväällä 2020. Ensimmäistä kertaa O.T.E.Hieronta hevosille peruskurssi järjestetään rescue hevosten parissa. Tiedossa on paljon oppimista herkkyydestä, vastaanottamisesta ja antamisesta. Kurssilla saa omakohtaista kokemusta herkän O.T.E. kosketuksen voimakkuudesta upeiden paljon kokeneiden hevosten parissa.

O.T.E. peruskurssilla uppoudutaan faskian ihmeelliseen maailmaan jossa O.T.E. hoidolla voidaan auttaa hevosta toipumaan erilaisista fyysisistä ja psyykkisistä traumoista. Kurssi on kolmepäiväinen ja teemme näiden päivien aikana paljon hoitoja hevosille. Kurssipäivät ovat noin 6-8 tuntia per päivä. Lue lisää O.T.E.Hieronnasta kotisivuilta www.otehoitokeskus.fi

Kurssin sisältö koostuu

  • –  faskian ja O.T.E. hoidon teoriasta
  • –  faskian ja lihaksiston yhteisestä toiminnasta
  • –  opitun soveltamista käytännössä
  • –  Muutoksen havaitsemisesta faskian rakenteessa
  • –  Kivun hoidosta faskian kauttaKurssin hinta Portugalissa:O.T.E.Hieronta hevoselle peruskurssi 3 pvä 550,00€ sis alv 24%
    Ilmottautumismaksu on 50% kurssimaksusta joka maksetaan ilmottautumisen yhteydessä.Loppuosa kurssimaksusta maksetaan viimeistään kaksi viikkoa ennen kurssin alkua. Lennot eivät sisälly hintaan.
    Majoitus ja opinnot maksetaan erikseen. Kyseessä ei ole pakettimatka.
    Varaus on sitova.Jos kiinnostuit ota yhteyttä:
    Tanja Kannela 045 6312009 tai otehoitokeskus@gmail.com

7.-11.10.2020

Hevonen oppaana ihmisyyteen / Nona Peuransola

 

Itsetuntemustyöskentelyä hevosten tuella

Retriitin pitää Nona Peuransola.

HUOM! Nonan uusi kirja & viestikortit Hevonen oppaana ihmisyyteen ovat hankittavissa ennakkomyyntihintaan 3.3. asti Sydämen Valinta -verkkokaupasta

Retriittipaikka:
Country Quest Portugal
www.countryquest-portugal.com

Rajoitettu osallistujamäärä, max 9 hlö. Mitä nopeammin varaat paikkasi sen edukkaammin myös saat lennot.

Nyt on ihana mahdollisuus lähteä tutustumaan itseen syvällisemmin Portugalissa asustavien viisaiden hevosoppaiden tuella . Et tarvitse välttämättä aiempaa kokemusta hevosista – riittää, että hevosten syvä sydämen viisaus kutsuu sinua.

Itsetuntemustyöskentely pähkinänkuoressa:

Itsetuntemustyöskentely lisää ymmärrystä itsestä ja omista toimintamalleista. Se auttaa näkemään omien haitallisten mekanismien ja uskomusten taakse ja vapauttaa elämään vahvemmin oman itsen näköistä elämää. Sen avulla vahvistat yhteyttä myös intuitioosi sekä alitajuntasi syvätietoon. Et tarvitse mitään etukäteisosaamista – retriitin tarkoituksena on auttaa sinua voimautumaan ja rentoutumaan, päästämään irti siitä mikä ei tue kokonaisvaltaista hyvinvointiasi. Saat käytännönläheisiä ja yksinkertaisia välineitä siihen, kuinka juurrutat retriitillä kokemasi omaan arkeesi.

Teemoina retriitillä:
– Kuunteleva vuorovaikutus olemisen tilasta käsin
– Kuka Minä olen? Mekanismit ja määritelmät aidon Minuuden esteenä
– Päästä sydämeen – mielen & sydämen yhteyden vahvistamisen hyödyt
– Voimaantuminen lähtee Minusta. Vastuunotto omasta hyvästä ja pahasta.
– Pelot, liittolaiseni
– Terve aggressio elämänvoimana & tuhoavan aggression muodot aidon läheisyyden esteinä
– Haavoittuvuus ja häpeä
– Hevosen hoitava voima – mitä se tarkoittaa?
– Tunnetyöskentely – avain hyvinvointiin
– Herkkyys, erityisherkkyys & intuitio voimavaroina
– Sallinko itseni Elää täydesti?
– Unet porttina alitajunnan syvätietoon

Kokonaisuus sopii kaikille, jotka haluavat:
– purkaa tiedostamattomia, tukkivia mekanismeja oman onnellisuuden edestä
– kohdata syvällisesti itseään hevosten tuella
– vapautua elämään aidosti omannäköistä elämää.
– syventää aitoa yhteyttä oman hevosen kanssa
– oppia kuulemaan vahvemmin oman sydämen sekä hevosen viestejä
– tutustua todelliseen itseen syvemmin
– aktivoida mahdollisten pelkojen alla piilevät lahjat sekä oman upean potentiaalin entistä paremmin käyttöön
– syventää yhteyttä alitajunnan syvätietoon
– saada konkreettisia, hyvinvointia vahvistavia välineitä omaan arkeen

Retriitin tavoitteena on voimaantuminen. Uusien voimavarojen löytäminen elämään ja linjautuminen vahvemmin oman sisäisen viisauden kanssa, jolloin elämä selkiytyy monin tavoin!

Retriitillä riisumme kaiken ylimääräisen. Emme ratsasta emmekä tee mitään hevosten kanssa, vaan antaudumme kohtaamaan itseämme hevosten tuella puhtaasti olemisen tilasta käsin herkästi itseämme ja hevosta kuunnellen. Sallimme hevosten näyttää tien omaan sisäisyyteemme. Tämä on meille ihmisille myös välillä haastavaa, sillä olemme tottuneet paljon tekemään hevosten kanssa. Mitä jos antaudun vain kuuntelemaan mitä minussa tapahtuu hevosen lähellä? Mitä jos minun ei edes tarvitse koskettaa hevosta saadakseni vahvan yhteyden kokemuksen? Millaisia toimintamalleja olen omaksunut, jotka eivät ehkä tuekaan onnellisuuttani?

Teemme erilaisia itsetuntemusta, luovuutta ja läsnäoloa vahvistavia harjoituksia, lataudumme ja virkistymme. Tällä retriitillä irrottaudumme suorittamisesta ja tutkimme myös mekanismeja, joilla kenties olemme oppineet ansaitsemaan rakkautta (esim tekemisen kautta). Annamme tilaa sille todelliselle itselle, joka olemme!

Olet lämpimästi tervetullut kohtaamaan itsesi ja hevoset sydämen paikasta.

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Aika, hinta ja varausohjeet:

ke-su 7.10.-11.10.2020
5 päivää / 669 e / hlö (sis alv 24 %)
Majoitus: Retriittipaikassa majoittuminen on mahdollista hintaan 270 e / hlö / 5 pv sisältäen ruuat. Lisäyöt 55 e / yö. Osallistujien tulee järjestää, varata ja maksaa majoitus erikseen suoraan Country Questin / Pia Saari kautta: pia.saari@outlook.com.

Retriittiin osallistuminen ei edellytä retriittipaikalle majoittumista.

Majoitus ja opetus maksetaan erikseen (kyseessä ei ole pakettimatka). Ilmoittautumisen jälkeen maksetaan 50% varausmaksu, jolla paikka varataan. Loppuosa matkasta tulee maksettavaksi 2 viikkoa ennen lähtöä. Varaus on sitova.

Lennot eivät kuulu retriitin hintaan – kukin osallistuja järjestää ja varaa omat lentonsa omatoimisesti.

Retriittipaikka:
Country Quest Portugal
Alcoutim
Portugal

www.countryquest-portugal.com

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Retriitin pitää Nona Peuransola. Nona on pitänyt erilaisia itsetuntemusta ja intuitiota syventäviä koulutuksia, ryhmiä, luentoja, teemailtoja ja kursseja pian 10 vuotta. Lisäksi hän mentoroi yksilöasiakkaita, ja on luonut näyttelijä / vuorovaikutuskouluttaja Outi Mäenpään kanssa Matkalla Näkyväksi -koulutuskonseptin. Ennen sydämensä tielle lähtemistä Nona työskenteli bisnesmaailmassa 14 vuotta. Lisäksi hän on toiminut Maria Akatemiassa naisten ehkäisevän väkivaltatyön äärellä asiakas-, koulutus- ja vaikuttamistyössä.

Nonalla on vahva intuitiivinen yhteys luontoon ja eläimiin, ja hän on aina ollut hyvin herkkätuntoinen. Nonaa kiehtoo tutkia ihmisyyttä laajasti. Hän on mm. opiskellut psykologiaa, kasvatustieteitä ja erilaisia holistisia hoitomuotoja. Hänen suurimpia opettajiaan ovat kuitenkin olleet erityisesti eläimet – etenkin hänen kaksi omaa tammaansa, joilla oli aiemmin vaikeiden & vihaisten hevosten leima. Etenkin toisen hevosensa Athenan innoittamana Nona alkoi noin 10 vuotta sitten perehtyä hevosen hoitavaan voimaan sekä uudenlaiseen rooliin ihmisten itsetuntemustyöskentelyn tukena – puhtaan läsnäolon kautta.

Nonan uusi kirja & viestikortit Hevonen oppaana ihmisyyteen ovat hankittavissa ennakkomyyntihintaan 3.3. asti Sydämen Valinta -verkkokaupasta

Lue lisää Nonasta: horselistener.eu
Facebook: Horse Listener
Minä Olen -lehden haastattelu:
https://minaolenlehti.fi/hevosen-lempean-hyvaksyvalla-kat…/…

Jos kiinnostuit, ota yhteyttä: nona@horselistener.eu
HUOM! Paikat täytetään ilmoittautumisjärjestyksessä, ja niitä on vain 9 ensimmäiselle.

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”Tervetuloa Portugaliin! Olemme pieni, pehmeitä arvoja kunnioittava hevospaikka Algarven koilisrajalla Alcoutimissa. Meillä on 11 onnellista hevosta joiden kanssa tehdään maastoretkiä ja mindfulness harjoituksia kauniissa maisemissa ja upeassa säässä. Meille voi tulla rauhoittumaan, rentoutumaan ja oppimaan lisää. Tarjoamme yksinkertaisen majoituksen ja paljon erilaisia aktiviteetteja hevosten kanssa ja ilman. Tietoisuustaitoa, tai mindfulnesia, voi harjoitella kuka vaan, ennakkovaatimuksia ei ole. Hevoset ovat oivia opettajia, sillä ne elävät aina tässä ja nyt. Meillä ihmisillä on hevosilta paljon opittavaa.”

– Pia Saari / Country Quest Portugal

24th to 27th October 2020

MiMer Centre

EiT – Equines in Therapy – Level 1

Are you an Equine Professional and want to work with Equines in Therapy or Learning Programs? Are you a therapist that considers including EiT in your work? Do you already work with EiT programs, but want to enhance your knowledge and skills on equines, their welfare, safety and the role they play in these programs? Then this training is for you!

A theoretical and practical 4 day training.

EiT presents an alternative approach to understanding equine-assisted therapies and activities through science and research that supports new and existing models.

The EiT training includes fundamental information that can be applied to every model and method where equines are taking part in therapy and learning programs.

Days 1-3 combine lectures, observation exercises with horses and humans, and group discussions. All lectures, activities, and discussions build upon the previous day’s knowledge and application to equine-assisted therapies. The days are tailored to participant needs and interests, so questions, short discussions, and brief group conversations often punctuate the day. While all material is covered, the trainings allow time for tailoring the knowledge to the participants’ needs.

Day 4 focuses on practicing the skill sets and knowledge learned in previous days in a practical setting, but also includes a special section on trauma. The lectures focus on the application of learned knowledge, skills, and perspective in a practice environment.

The training covers the fundamentals of:

• Equine evolution – domestication, co-existence with humans. Wild/feral vs domesticated equines
• Equine biology – what do we need to know?
• How the equine’s previous and current life affects how he can contribute to EiT programs
• Ethics
• Equine cognitive abilities
• General conceptions and preconceived notions about equines.
• Equines and humans common mammalian background. The importance of species specific knowledge.
• How a common ground between horses and humans is created.
• The mirror neuron theory and why we don’t know if it explain what goes on between horses and humans.
• How horses learn and how training affects your horse.
• Horse behavior and “misbehavior” (stereotypical behavior, “bad” habits, aggression etc).
• How does an equine know what to do in EiT programs?
• Equine stress – eustress and burnout.
• Negative equine welfare.
• Positive equine welfare – growth for equines.
• Anthropomorphism – the bad and the good version.
• Essentials about comparative psychology to know how horse and human differs and effects each other.
• The horse as a subject, why objectification and instrumentalization don’t belong in EiT programs.
• Intersubjectivity theory – addressing the two attachment systems at play between horse and human. The horse as a transitional object.
• The horse as a helper in grounding, staying in the here and now while working on therapeutic issues. The horse as a safe companion.
• How to enhance your observational skills and how to use them in EiT programs to formulate questions to the client, and to look out for the equine’s welfare.
• Safety issues – what is safety in EiT programs? How to assess situations.
• The EP’s role before, during and after sessions.
• The EP support to the equine. How to remain a safe person for the equine.
• Awareness of yourself and what you bring to a session.
• Teamwork and respect. How you work within your scope of practice.
• Activities. How to choose them. Props, space, and environment.
• Working with different populations – who this affect your work and how you prepare.
• Why you as an EP need to work with a licensed mental health professional, IF you are offering any kind of psychological treatment.
• How and when mounted work can be used, and what kind of mounted work.
• Your responsibilities as an EP – towards the horse, the client and the therapist.
• How to prepare for sessions. How to prepare yourself and how to take care of yourself after sessions.
• How you, on your own, can further develop your observational skills and use your own senses and awareness as tools.

The days consist of a mix of theoretical seminars and discussions and practical exercises with horses and humans. The practical exercises will include how to enhance your observational skills and how you link what you see with what you know, how you stay aware of your own filters, and how you can use and formulate your observations into equine centered questions directed towards the client(s). As well as how your observational skills are what keeps the equine safe and provide him with a space to grow.

The training is adapted to the participants level of knowledge. Other areas/topics can be covered if need be, as some areas will only be touched upon depending on the participants prior, already acquired knowledge and skills. A dialogue will be initiated with each interested participant to establish expectations on the training as well as specific knowledge needs. There will also be a list of suggested reading to do before coming.

We encourage open discourse to help participants apply the concepts to their own programs and provide examples of how these principles can be applied to every program. This is not a model or step-by-step process, rather it is a way to integrate science and research into existing models or upon which to develop new approaches to equine assisted therapy and learning porgrams. We believe in the application of science in all EiT programs and work hard to clarify uncertainties and misunderstandings in equine-human interactions and in the field of EiT programs.

The training is equally suitable and beneficial for equine specialists and therapists, you will just leave the training with different levels of deepened knowledge.

Complimentary online support is offered after the training, on a consultant basis. There are also the possibilities to do follow up trainings, we offer level 1-3.

If you are interested in the training, a detailed program will be sent to you on request.

Trainers: Katarina Felicia Lundgren, B.A., M.S. Student (Cognitive Science) & Emily Kieson, M.S. (Psyc), PgDip (Equine Science), B.S. (Ecology and Evolution), PhD student (Comparative Psychology). ESMHL
Price: €695, including lunch and snacks.
Dates: 24-27 October 2020, Country Quest Portugal, Alcoutim, Portugal

The training will be held in English.

25% of the revenue goes towards research, education, and knowledge spreading about equines and equine assisted therapies, via our NGO.

This training is based on the most recent research pertaining horse-human interaction, equine cognition, equine welfare and several other fields that contributes to explain the dynamics between horses and humans, as well as knowledge about equines, equine welfare and wellbeing, with focus on EiT programs.

If you are interested in signing up or have questions, please contact Katarina Felicia Lundgren, katarina@mimercentre.org, +46 768 95 98 68. or Emily Kieson, emily@mimercentre.org, +1 (512) 517-5227

http://www.mimercentre.org/index.php/education/equines-in-therapy-eit-level-1?fbclid=IwAR11oUGAC8tROiDALanWv_YVLwYpLZL0Y6ZONH6RiL1ou4UwhMbJ_3bxqGk

20th- 22nd March 2021 (Dates will be confirmed 6 months prior to the course)

Holistic hoof care for horse owners by Lara Sportelli

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