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

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2013 Healing with Horses
*Festival & Symposium*

May 31- June 2, 2013
SE Denver, CO


*A Pre-Symposium One-Day Workshop: Friday, May 31*

Based on principles in her new book, The Power of the Herd, Linda will present important principles about Non-Predatory Power for approximately 2 hours, followed by demonstrations with audience volunteers & horses about applying that Power in your interactions for success in all arenas of your life!


“Great deeds depend upon keeping your heart open through the 10,000 joys and 10,000 sorrows of life. To face tragedy, betrayal, and injustice with the compassion, creativity, bravery, endurance, and power necessary to effect change in the world, you must use challenging situations as opportunities to strengthen your heart.”

So writes bestselling author Linda Kohanov in her new book The Power of the Herd: A Nonpredatory Approach to Social Intelligence, Leadership and Innovation. During her one-day, lecture-demonstration workshop, Linda will teach leadership, social intelligence, and conflict resolution skills that support nonviolence. She will also talk about how her adventures gentling Midnight Merlin, a violent, formerly abused stallion, helped her develop “emotional heroism,” which she defines as “power combined with compassion.”

“I realized in working with this traumatized, rage-filled animal that kindness, sympathy and understanding were not enough to transform the savage, wounded force that would come through him as he literally threatened my life on several occasions. I needed to tap a new form of power, one I wasn’t even sure existed at the time. In the process, I learned that power does not have to be harsh, exploitive, oppressive, or short-sighted if it is used correctly.”

She later realized that experiences with Merlin had parallels in the lives of innovative leaders around the world. Stories of George Washington, Alexander the Great, and Prince Siddhartha (who later became the Buddha), for instance, reveal that they were talented horsemen renowned for calming violent horses. Linda makes a strong case that their success motivating people to achieve ambitious goals stemmed from the courageous, acutely mindful, nonpredatory approach to power that horses continue to demand of exceptional trainers. She also shows how Washington, who was considered a great horse trainer, incorporated emotional heroism with a nonpredatory approach to power to win the Revolutionary War.

Linda further explores how power, compassion, and leadership are developed in traditional herding cultures where “master herders” learn how to lead, care for, and live in harmony with large groups of potentially aggressive animals ten times the size of the average human. In one of these cultures, an ancient rite of passage becomes the model for how modern people can develop emotional heroism. In the process, you will learn specific strategies for preventing and transforming violence in your own communities, families, and the culture at large.
“No matter what’s happening around you,” Linda emphasizes, “this nonpredatory form of power allows you to deal efficiently with interpersonal challenges, helping you diffuse aggression and fear in others. Over time, the skills associated with emotional heroism help you ride life’s roller coaster with ease. An underlying sense of ‘deep peace’ emerges and strengthens. You find that you can let go of the stories that tie you to the injustices of the past. And you can fully enjoy the present, knowing that you are courageous, empowered, and agile enough to meet the future with the relaxed yet expanded awareness of a mature herd leader.”     

Register for your space, $199, bottom of the page here: Symposium Events

Or enjoy, Linda's Symposium Kick-Off Event: Friday May 31, 7-9pm, Littleton
Guided Journey with the Equine Archetypes, $30
Tickets (bottom of page): Symposium Events

*ATTEND BOTH One day events (Littleton & Loveland)*
for only $100 more! See below

*Linda's Other Colorado Events*

Linda will be facilitating several awesome events north of Denver while she is in town for the Symsposium.

Attend BOTH of her one-day workshops
(In Littleton & Loveland)
and SAVE $50
Ask about this benefit before registering

Mon May 27: One-Day Workshop with Horses, Loveland, $199
Horse Sense at Work: Harnessing the Power of the Herd

Tues May 28: 10-12, Loveland, $30
Warriors in Transition Demo/Lecture

Tues May 28: 7pm, Boulder Bookstore, Boulder, $5
Power of the Herd Book Signing & Talk

brian reidLinda Kohanov is an author, speaker, riding instructor and horse trainer who has become an internationally-recognized innovator in the field of Equine Experiential Learning and a respected writer on the subject of Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy.

Her book The Tao of Equus: A Woman’s Journey of Healing and Transformation through the Way of the Horse was selected as one of the Top Ten Religion and Spirituality books of 2001 by Amazon.com.

Her second book, Riding between the Worlds: Expanding Our Potential through the Way of the Horse, her book and card deck, The Way of the Horse, and her third book, The Power of the Herd are also available.

At her ranch in Arizona, she offers a wealth of workshops, personal sessions, and facilitator training programs that are attended by people from around the world!

Please visit her website for more info: http://eponaquest.com/


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