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2014 Healing with Horses
*Festival & Symposium*

May 16-18, 2014
SE Denver, CO


*A PRE-Symposium 1-Day Workshop*

t Takes Three: The Triad of Relationship
How to Facilitate Relationship in Motion

with Kathleen Barry Ingram

Thu, May 15th, 2014
$209, Includes Lunch 

*Register on the Main Symposium Page (At the Bottom)*


What does “holding the sacred space of possibility” mean and how do we as facilitators create and maintain that through all of the horse/client interactions?

  • Are you able to stay balanced in your head, your heart and your hara as you hold the space for the horse and the client?

  •  Are your client’s able to balance their own thoughts, feelings, and actions to generate effective outcomes in all arenas of their lives?

  •  We will practice checking in with our bodies, our internal “sensing device”, to notice when our own agendas are getting in the way of the client’s and horse’s relationship, so we can most effectively support our clients in finding that inner balance that creates success.

The didactic presentation and discussion will cover the latest in neuroscience and its applications to our work with the horses and humans. Participants will be given examples and practice on how to help the client differentiate between FEAR (outside threat) and VULNERABILITY (inside feelings) to allow possibilities for lasting change.

The sessions with the horses will demonstrate and apply the concepts discussed.  You will understand and be able to take the limbic connection created through the first interaction between the client and the horse and assist them in applying this to their lives outside of the round pen. 

The session will not be about a particular modality or technique but will be about enhancing your personal awareness and attitude as you show up in your equine work so you can take your facilitation skills to the next level. 

As a facilitator we will be a part of this triad of relationship by holding the sacred space and allowing the natural process of relationship to emerge in the horse/human bond.  As we pay attention to relationship and connection, partnership and collaboration, we can be a participant in this dynamic system of connection.  The “healing relationship” itself becomes the catalyst for change. 

You will discover:

~ How to recognize how your own internal state, feelings and ideas affect the horse/client relationship.

~ An increased understanding of how Limbic Connection between horses and humans creates opportunities for Limbic Resonance, Limbic Regulation and Limbic Revision

~ Ways to apply this connection through exercises with the horses to maintain balance in the Head (thought & intention); Heart (feeling and emotion); and Hara (power & action) through all of the horse and human interactions.

~ How to most effectively flow through the “Meet & Greet”, Reflective, and Active aspects of the equine work to generate maximum impact for your clients to integrate into their daily lives.

Join in this wonderful one-day opportunity to explore how to balance your own head, heart, and hara so you can most effectively support your clients to stay in relationship as they take action toward their heartfelt goals. Feel the power of the horse-human bond to create limbic revision that makes a lasting difference in the day to day lives of yourself and your clients!


*Register on the Main Symposium Page (At the Bottom)*

Meet your Facilitator!

sdKathleen Barry Ingram, M.A. is a Tucson-based consultant, certified coach, lecturer and educator specializing in assisting individuals in personal/professional growth and Equine-Facilitated Experiential Learning. Kathleen is dedicated to helping individuals and groups move beyond limiting patterns of thought and behavior, assisting in them in the discovery of possibilities to resolve conflict, develop competency and find peace.

Kathleen brings over 30 years of experience in the counseling field, non-profit services, and marketing and communications in the health care industry to her work as a coach and consultant to individuals, families and businesses. She is past executive director of San Juan United Way, corporate director of marketing and intake at Sierra Tucson Treatment Center and has been a board member of several non-profit health care agencies. She did her internship for graduate school with Four Corners Mental Health in New Mexico where she worked with a wide range of cultures and specialized in nonverbal communication with the Native population. The diversity and variety of populations Kathleen has mentored and facilitated gives her the experience and knowledge to work with people and groups both personally and professionally. 

She had a private practice in Albuquerque in the early 80’s before moving to Tucson to work at Sierra Tucson, a leader in addiction treatment and also the first center to include horses as a part of the healing modality. She began her private counseling practice in 1992 in Tucson where she specialized in addiction counseling with an emphasis on eating disorders; grief and loss recovery; conflict resolution; and family interventions for addictive behaviors. She also completed 50 hours of post-graduate study in 1995 with the Pathfinder Foundation and Paul Rosenberg, MD and is certified in the psychodynamic fundamentals of effective short term psychotherapy.

Kathleen and Linda Kohanov began working together and creating workshops and individual intensives in 1998 and incorporating their talents and expertise to develop an innovative and creative healing modality employing the horses as equal partners. In 2003 the first Epona Equestrian Services apprenticeship class graduated.  Kathleen and Linda co-created, developed and taught the apprenticeship program together until 2007 when the ninth class graduated and another group of talented and experienced individuals began their own equine facilitated learning practices. 

Kathleen continues to teach and train others in this exciting healing modality.  She is a consultant and teacher and works in EFL training programs in New Mexico and New York with Equine Alchemy; Canada with Horse Spirit Connections; and the UK with IFEAL International.

In 2010 Kathleen developed an individualized mentorship training program in EFL.  This 6 month program is an intensive training and coaching program; each student receives individualized mentorship and guidance during the 6 months and beyond.  As in all of Kathleen’s programs, relationship with self, horses and others is a pivotal aspect and is incorporated in all of her training.  Individuals from the US, UK, Germany, Canada and New Zealand have graduated from the program or are currently enrolled as students.  These individuals already have horse experience and are interested in integrating EFL into their current practices in counseling, psychotherapy, coaching and leadership.  You can find out more about this exciting opportunity on Kathleen’s website. 

The horses, as equal partners, assist the facilitator by modeling congruent messages and behavior, co-creative and consensual leadership, appropriate boundaries, experiencing emotional messages as information, and teaching and educating their human students to live consciously in the present moment.

Kathleen says: “The horses have been among my greatest teachers and whether I work directly with the horses or have them in my heart, I know I am guided and blessed to count them as my friends and companions.”

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