Due to the pandemic Awareness with Horses is only offering one-to-one equine assisted learning and therapy sessions. This includes both existing and new clients, both adults or young people needing therapeutic or coaching interventions during these difficult times. Our sessions will be outdoors. This includes one-to-one sessions in equine assisted counselling, equine assisted coaching or equine assisted experiential learning. For everyones safety and to keep within government guidelines all clients will need to take a risk assessment via Zoom or over the phone before coming for a session.We have moved...
Awareness with Horses has moved to beautiful land and stables on the edge of Dartmoor, less than 10 minutes from Ashburton and 4 minutes from Buckland in the Moor. Our premises comprise of stables and six acres of fields surrounded by mixed deciduous woodland. This gives our clients the opportunity to engage with horses in natural surroundings which offers a peaceful, quiet, private, safe, undisturbed space.
As well as being on a beautiful part of Dartmoor we are also really easy to get to, being just under 10 minutes from the A38 dual carriageway. From Exeter/Newton Abbot direction: take the Ashburton Linhay Turn off. Or from Plymouth/Totnes take the Peartree turn off.
Message of gratitude from Sue Blagburn"I feel gratitude that I managed to find a permanent base for Awareness with Horses so soon. My intent is to continue to develop an equine assisted learning and therapy practice that is extremely professional, rooted in ecopsychology and able to offer interventions that can help with awareness, resilience and wellbeing in the complex and uncertain world we all now live. I would also like to give a heartfelt thank you for everyone who has come and worked with us and supported since we started Awareness with Horses (then Adventures with Horses) in spring 2014. I feel excited to be moving forward in developing our practice at our beautiful new home." Taking therapy outdoors, a new normal for these times
This is a recent article that appeared in the Autumn issue of Reconnect Magazine:
What are the consequences and impacts of Covid-19 and what interventions are most helpful in these times? These are the questions that funding organisation Necessity is interested in exploring and it is offering various funds to support community investigation and research, communities, community interest companies and social enterprises.
Sue Blagburn, who runs Awareness with Horses CIC- Equine Assisted Counselling, Coaching and Experiential Learning, is looking at how equine-assisted sessions, programmes and interventions can help in these unprecedented times. She explained: “Science is proving that simply being with horses in nature can bring about calmness and self-awareness. And, on top of this, professionally facilitated equine assisted counselling and coaching interventions can help our mental health and wellbeing, helping us develop resilience and coping strategies, teaching us how to develop co-creative leadership skills, and supporting us to deal with our grief and trauma in these unprecedented times.”
The idea is to develop a new process of enquiry where we explore how to enter a relationship with the horse that is equal, not based on “power over”. By engaging with horses in this way, participants learn about themselves, about others and about the world at large. Participants work with the horses as guides, either loose or by leading them.
Sue said: “These facilitative interventions can be cathartic, catalytic and supportive, including letting go of emotions, wonderful aha moments or feelings of calm, peace and joy. Our work is rooted in Ecopsychology and Gestalt and in the way we work the only objective is awareness, rooted in reciprocity between human and other than human.”
Due to Covid, Awareness with Horses is only working one-to-one with clients at the moment, rather than holding any group sessions. Sue is available for equine coaching and counselling sessions, online counselling/coaching and eco counselling in a private space in nature.Newsletter
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