Expanding the Healing Power of the Horse * Human Heart Connection!

Plug into your Passion & Expand Your Practice!

2014 Healing with Horses
*Festival & Symposium*

May 16-18, 2014
SE Denver, CO


*A Small-Group Experiential Activity*

Mindfulness Practice with Horse
Incorporating Tellingon Ttouch in EAL/P to boost
Mastery, Competence & Challenge

with Molly DePrekel, MA

Discover how employing the practice of mindfulness along with the lens of positive psychology can invite your clients into the inner experience of success.

Join Molly DePrekel, MA for this exploration of how to use Tellington Ttouch equine activities to promote a deep sense of confidence and competence that creates new neural pathways for well-being.

Together with horses, participants will:

  • Gain a working definition of mindfulness that expands their ability to promote this effective state of mind.
  • Increase their understanding of the Window of tolerance (Siegel, D.) so that they can help their clients stay in this optimal learning space.
  • Participate in a mindful activity and have a basic understanding of how it promotes client’s ability for choice instead of reactivity. helping to re-wire the brain.
  • Watch an equine interaction and have a working knowledge of how to apply and use a simple equine activity, to promote both mastery and resourcing.
  • Enjoy an opportunity to gain skills in self-regulation, and techniques they can apply to their own work with clients.
  • Discover more about Tellingon Ttouch and its application for mental health and experiential learning. (Tellington, L.), including knowledge of 2-3 Ttouches they can apply in their own work with equines and clients.

Come explore wonderful ways to increase the mindfulness and resourcefulness of your clients by adding Tellington Ttouch to your practice!

Meet your Facilitator!

Molly DePrekel, MA is a psychologist in private practice both at the Midwest Center for Trauma and Emotional Healing and Hold Your Horses. She served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota, teaching her Developing Profound Conversations curriculum.

Molly is co-founder of Minnesota Linking Individuals Nature and Critters (MNLINC) and has utilized the unique relationship people have with animals to assist her in client therapy for over twenty years. She has practiced in hospitals, educational settings, mental health facilities, correctional sites, and outreach centers. Her strengths include work with adolescents, families and young women.

She holds a certificate in Sensorimotor (involves the practice of somatic (body) work with clients) Psychotherapy for the treatment of trauma and developmental wounds and level two training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).

An EPONA Equestrian Services approved instructor, Molly has taught and facilitated workshops and trainings around the world. She completed an internship at Green Chimneys in New York and continues to utilize animals in her therapy work by working with dogs and horses as animal-assisted therapists. She is involved with research in other areas of animal-assisted therapy and is past President of the Equine Facilitated Mental Health Association (EFMHA). 

Molly is Co-Chair of the Certified Board of Equine Interaction Professionals, an organization that specializes in promoting education and best practices training practicum credentialing to equine facilitated professionals. CBEIP promotes the concept of voluntary certification by examination for those who incorporate equines into their mental health or education practice.

Molly received her Master’s Degree in counseling and psychological services from St. Mary’s College in Minneapolis, MN and her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Husbandry from Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. Molly’s dissertation topic was The Human Animal—Animal Bond and its Place in Psychotherapy with Adolescents. She is a contributing author to the book, “Harnessing the Power of Equine Assisted Counseling: Adding Animal Assisted Therapy to Your Practice”, published by Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group and has co-authored five manuals on animal assisted therapy and education.

Molly has provided services to tribal members on Williams Lake, Canada and Rotta Love Rescue. She was a Prouty Project STRETCH participant, engaging in their Galapagos Environmental Service Project and World Team Sports Adventure Team Challenge. Molly has volunteered with numerous national organizations in the field of animal assisted therapy and the human/animal bond.

She lives in Minneapolis with her dog, Mariah, who is her Pet Partner® and therapy dog registered through the Delta Society. You can often find Molly with her Morgan horse, Whisper, who also assists clients in equine assisted psychotherapy and wellness workshops. 
Molly and Mariah have recently invited Willow, their new canine apprentice, to join them. Mariah has much she wants to give and teach to a new Pet Partner® before she retires.

Connect here: molly@mwtraumacenter.com


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