Farm Based Therapy: Utilizing Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
Join us for a training on Farm Based Therapy Principles learn how to incorporate plants, animals, and especially horses, into the healing process.
The idea behind the theory
The idea of using Agriculture as a therapeutic intervention dates back to the Middle Ages.
The concept was based on the belief that farm work kept those with mental challenges out of trouble and also gave them a sense of purpose and allowed them to be contributing members of the community. In to the 19th century, the concept of Care Farming became increasingly popular and farming activities were applied within asylums, hospitals and rehabilitation programs.
Now more than ever, as technology addiction rises, as COVID isolates and as disconnection from self, others and our natural world increases, Care Farming offers a way back. Connection in nature offers physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness opportunities and expands our experience of what it means to be a part of this world, this community, this family and this life.
1) History of Care Farming as a Therapeutic Tool
2) The Evolution of Care Farming, from Europe to the US
3) Theoretical Models Utilized in Care Farming
4) The use of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in Care Farming
5) Imagine That Farm and Warm Springs
6) Care Farm Treatment Planning
7) Benefits to Clients
8) Care Farming in Practice – an interactive experience
*Schedule includes a break, lunch and Q & A.
Friday – August 6th
Check-in opens at 8:30 a.m. • Training is from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
$108 for 4 credit hours & lunch
Located at Warm Springs Care Farm • ( 1311 E. Warm Springs Ave. Shuttle service will be available. More details to follow.
PLEASE WEAR CLOSED TOE SHOES AND PROPER OUTDOOR ATTIRE.
SPOTS ARE LIMITED.
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