Equine assisted experiential learning, Horses as teachers, kids/adults social-emotional skill building /self development through horse wisdom, mindfulness, regulation of emotions, improving confidence, boundary setting, problem solving, leadership + more
Healing Horses and Horses as teachers in awareness, mindfulness, emotional intelligence, relationships and integrated being. Welcome to my page! This is all about Horses and the wonderful things they can do for us. EAL is still a very new modality in Australia, but it is growing very fast all over the world due to the effectiveness shown by Equine Assisted Therapy and Learning. It's a powerful res
Operating as usual
Equi-Zen has moved to a new location (don’t worry only 3 minutes down the road)
We hope you love it as much as we do!
We are Spotting wallabies every day, hearing the kookaburras laugh and the horses enjoying the grass.
Peaceful is an understatement. Come visit, have a break and enjoy the serenity with us!
Our little pony with a big heart for the little kids. He’s an absolute Legend. Patiently waiting to get brushed. We can work with small children, big children or adults.
Photos from Kelly Wilson's post
Photos from I'ara Support Coordination's post
Seishia, our dog, is a part of the team. She loves her job!! She takes it very seriously and never misses an opportunity to be involved. ❤️
Happy Easter! We are open during the school holidays on Tuesday April 6 and Wednesday April 14. Term 3 Saturdays will start again on April 24 with 2 spots remaining only. We are offering Saturday sessions fortnightly. (Please note we will be shut May 8) Please contact directly for appointments on weekdays. Wishing everyone a great holiday!
It's been a busy year so far. A few pictures to share from sessions over the last weeks. A little window into Equi-Zen.
Happy New Year! Equi-Zen wishes you all a wonderful 2021 filled with love, joy, health and abundance! A big thank you to all my beautiful clients, I’m looking forward to see you all again this year and many new faces. Please book in soon if you haven’t yet. The Saturday sessions are already filling up quickly for this year. 🦄
Meditation this saturday cancelled. Next one will be on 2nd saturday in May and 2nd of each month after.
Here are some of the pictures from last weekends meditation. What a great way to start the weekend!
2 Spots for tomorrow's meditation have become available again, please get in touch if interested
It's time to step into the new year of 2018. May this year bring you Joy, Love and succes in the things that matter to you!
I am excited to share what we at Equi-Zen in 2018 will have to offer: We will bring back the regular group meditations with the herd, workshops will be coming up (Connection for parent and child through adventure based experiences, Support for People with Eating disorders, Full Moon womans circle in the paddock and more)
Of course we still offer all our old favourites: Equine Assisted Learning sessions for individuals/groups and children, Mindfulness Bush rides and walks with the horses, Horsemanship lessons, Horsewisdom and Natural world wisdom, Mental Health support and more.
I also travel to work with you and your horse to help you deepen your relationship with your horse and yourself.
Myself and the horses are looking forward to see you again this year and we are excited to meet many more new 2 and 4 legged friends.
A FORGIVING MOMENT
Don't try to forgive.
Forgiveness is not a 'doing'.
Simply accept that this moment is exactly the way it is right now.
And the past was the way it was.
Accept your non-acceptance in the present.
Forgive your inability to forgive.
Feel your breath, the sensations in your body, the life that burns brightly in you.
Everyone is doing their best, even when it seems like they are doing their worst.
Everyone is dreaming or having a nightmare, battling with pain you may never understand.
You don't have to condone their actions.
You may not be able to wake them up.
You don't have to like what happened.
Simply let go of the illusion
that it could have been any different.
You are different now, anyhow.
Don't focus on something
you have no control over.
The past is a distant land.
Bring your attention back to this moment,
Your source of true power.
Your place of connectedness.
Wake up from the dream
That anyone has any power
To take away your inner peace.
Drop the need to be right.
Embrace the need to be free.
Come out of the story of 'my life'.
Reclaim the moment.
Be here, in your new life.
Show up for this brand new day.
This is forgiveness.
- Jeff Foster
Watch this space for upcoming Meditations with horses and Workshops! Dates for Meditations to be anounced soon! Or book any time your individually taylored one on one session. Let the horse guide you!
Equi-Zen is opening the gates again! Back as a new mother of 2 little Children excited to return stronger, more compassionate and intuitive. Hanging out with Mr.Puddles and Bob yesterday, looking forward to seeing old and new faces and to facilitate and support our human friends on their path.
HORSES FEEL AND READ ENERGY Cracker Horses most definitely feel and read energy. This was quite apparent at my last England clinic approximately 10 days ago. One of the horses in attendance was a beautiful mare that only had one eye. We learned that after a long struggle to save her right eye, it unfortunately had to be re...
#modernmedicinewoman #tt #eckharttollequotes 📷: @shamalatan
Equi-Zen has been on break due to Baby Moon. Gates will be opening again around June/July. Inbetween times, here are a few pictures from past sessions. Adults, Kids Horsewisdom and leadership skills at the gulf youth for Ag Camp.
Dadirri: Australian Aboriginal Spiritual Practice of "Deep Listening" for Trauma Release & Healing The Healing Power of Listening in Stillness People have always experienced pain, and in the vast span of time before the colonial expansion of western culture, indigenous cultures weren’t without t...
This is beautiful! explaining some of the science on why horses make people feel good. heartmath is fascinating...
Recent studies conducted by the Institute of HeartMath provide a clue to explain the bidirectional "healing" that happens when we are near horses. According to researchers, the heart has a larger electromagnetic field and higher level of intelligence than the brain: A magnetometer can measure the heart's energy field radiating up to 8 to 10 feet around the human body. While this is certainly significant it is perhaps more impressive that the electromagnetic field projected by the horse's heart is five times larger than the human one (imagine a sphere-shaped field that completely surrounds you). The horse's electromagnetic field is also stronger than ours and can actually directly influence our own heart rhythm!
Horses are also likely to have what science has identified as a "coherent" heart rhythm (heart rate pattern) which explains why we may "feel better" when we are around them. . . .studies have found that a coherent heart pattern or HRV is a robust measure of well-being and consistent with emotional states of calm and joy--that is, we exhibit such patterns when we feel positive emotions.
A coherent heart pattern is indicative of a system that can recover and adjust to stressful situations very efficiently. Often times, we only need to be in a horses presence to feel a sense of wellness and peace. In fact, research shows that people experience many physiological benefits while interacting with horses, including lowered blood pressure and heart rate, increased levels of beta-endorphins (neurotransmitters that serve as pain surppressors), decreased stress levels, reduced feelings of anger, hostility, tension and anxiety, improved social functioning; and increased feelings of empowerment, trust, patience and self-efficacy."
Next Meditation with Horses this Saturday August 8. 9.30 start. Come and reconnect with Nature and learn from the horses. 15.00 pp. Bookings necessary.
Anyone can benefit from horses. beautiful and honest article.
William Zillman says horses helped him find his purpose and redefine his identity WILLIAM Zillman does not like the person he is. But he likes the person he is becoming.
Article about Equi-Zen and Equine Assisted Learning in Mai's Issue of Connect Magazine. For the people that can't get the Magazine, you can read it here. Enjoy :-)
The Hidden Wisdom of Feeling: Emotional Fitness for Equestrians - Eponaquest Worldwide An article by Linda Kohanov. Traditionally, riders have been told to never, ever, show fear to a horse. Life at the barn would be so much simpler if only we could comply with this age-old request. However, recent studies into the neurophysiology of emotion suggest that it’s impossible to hide what y…
Equine therapy: horse power that heals There’s a growing interest in Australia in how horses can help treat conditions such as addiction, mental illness, PTSD and autism.
Caring for a Horse May Help Reduce Stress | Human-Equine Interaction A recently published study reveals that kids who work with horses have a significant reduction in stress.
Meditation with Horses coming up!
Guided mindfulness meditation surrounded by beautiful nature.
19th of February '15. 9.30 am start. Great way to start the day!
Re-connect with Nature and Yourself. Learn how to be present from the horses.
Ideal way to come and check us out without costing an arm and a leg. Get a feeling for the Horse's way supporting Wellbeing, Mindfulness, Growth and Healing.
$15 per person, location Speewah, bookings required
Noora is touring Australia again! In our Area at the end of feb 2015 for a clinic. This is a great opportunity, don't miss this! I'm not organizing it this year, but I will definitely be there! happy to answer questions or point you in the right direction to find out about her other clinic in Australia or Europe.
Would like to reward 5 people with a little present. All you need to do is share a little bit of your time with me to fill out a feedback form and like my page. Won't take very long. It's about my website. Just comment below if your interested and i will pm you instructions. Have some fun! first 5 will get a present! Thank you :-)