Equine Facilitated Wellness - Canada
Explorations in EFW Workshop
Hosted by Highlands Gate Wellness, Lanark, Ontario, Canada
June 9 & 10, 2018
EFW-CAN offers a growing community of like-minded people joining skills, knowledge and experience for the love of horses and humans and a certification process that compares to no other EFW certification programs out there. The program was developed by a group of competent and knowledgeable professionals across Canada, in the field of not only mental health, but also education and horsemanship. The professionals brought their knowledge, skills and training to the organization, and they created a comprehensive certification program that also allows the integration of skills and knowledge according to one’s own needs, giving students the opportunity to complete in years or more if needed. The certification offers principles and guidelines for an ethical and safe practice. These principles are standard for all the EFW-CAN approved trainers even if each trainer has their own EFW method.
We are pleased to have Deborah Marshall from Generation Farms, Nanaimo, British Columbia, travel to Ontario to start a new certification cohort this June 2018. She will be offering the Explorations workshop at Highlands Gate Wellness in Lanark, Ontario. Explorations is the first training required in the EFW-CAN certification. It is open to equine professionals, learning professionals and mental health professionals who are interested in the equine facilitated wellness field. The certification process is a journey that will take a minimum of two years. It comprises four onsite training and mentorship with spaces in between training for integration and practice.
EFW-CAN Explorations workshop is intended to introduce the field of Equine Facilitated Wellness and to help you assess if this field is for you. It will cover topics such as EFW-CAN’s philosophy, principles and ethics; the role of the equine as a sentient being; safety issues when working with equines and humans. This 30-hour workshop alone is not intended to prepare you to practise EFW. The full description is on the Generation Farms website www.generationfarms.ca
The Exploration Workshop also outlines the certification program offered by Equine Facilitated Wellness Canada (EFW CAN). Deborah Marshall is an approved trainer through EFW-CAN. You may want to look at the website www.equinefacilitatedwellness.org and read about the philosophy and certification program. On completion of this course, you will receive 30 hours towards the EFW-CAN Certification completing step one–Explorations in EFW.
If you wish to be a part of this new cohort in Ontario, you can contact Susan Cressy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-257-9332.