Boundaries are essential to healthy relationships and a healthy life. Boundaries give us agency over our physical space, body, and feelings. Setting and sustaining effective boundaries is a skill. Unfortunately, it’s a skill that many of us have never been taught. We might pick up pointers here and there from experience or others, but for many of us, boundary-setting is a relatively new concept and a challenging one. Supported by the horses, you will learn grounding, energy awareness, and setting healthy boundaries through interactive exercises.
The Boundaries workshop is a pre-requisite for the other two on Assertiveness and Self-Care:
Now that we know how to set healthy boundaries, we need to learn how to assert them appropriately. Assertiveness is about confidence and self-acceptance. It means standing up for our personal rights and expressing thoughts, feelings, and beliefs in direct, honest, and appropriate ways. Assertiveness includes discernment - the ability to decide when a situation is healthy and supports our well-being, and when it is not - and to take appropriate action. Horses are amazing at teaching us all that and more through interactive exercises.
Self-care is an important part of effective boundaries, which involves giving ourselves permission to put ourselves first. Self-care also means recognizing the importance of our feelings and honouring them. Self-care is anything that we do to take care of our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health. Although it’s a simple concept in theory, it’s something we very often overlook. Good self-care is key to a good relationship with oneself and others. Supported by the horses, you will learn these important life-skills while at the same time recharging your depleted energy resources and receiving gentle healing from Mother Nature and the horses.
This [Release and Restore workshop] was just so appropriate for these times as I was quite stressed and anxious trying to stay safe from Covid19 and cope with all the changes. The day was excellent with two capable facilitators and calm interactions with the horses. This supportive session helped me to restore the balance and normalcy back into my life. I came away feeling more relaxed, confident and with a useful tool in tapping. Exactly what I needed! Thank you.
I was lucky enough to attend Ulrike’s Equine Wheel retreat in June, and it was a surprisingly profound experience. Such simple teachings that allow you to really delve into your own heart. Ulrike’s facilitation, guidance and support was invaluable. I really appreciated her down-to-earth approach, her good humour, and incredible kindness. She has such a calm, kind, and grounded energy, it truly was an honour to learn from her.Read More
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