Equine Therapy Weekend Intensive


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A Weekend Intensive Of Experiential Equine Therapy with Joan Furman, MSN, RN, AHN-BC, CET III, and Dede Beasley, MEd, LPC.

Who is invited? 
Individuals who are or have been in therapy. If you are not a client of Joan’s, you will need to schedule one individual session with Joan prior to registering.

Why Equine-Assisted Therapy? 
Experiential therapy with horses is not a horseback riding experience; it is about relating to the horses on the ground. The horse acts as a mirror and a teacher to help us learn more about how we relate to others in terms of boundaries, appropriate discernment and trust, and healthy intimacy. Partnering with horses provides a metaphoric experience to promote emotional growth. This experiential therapy teaches us about ourselves, allows recognition of dysfunctional patterns of behavior, and helps define healthy relationships. Horses are typically non-judgmental and have no expectations or motives. The horse assists in making us aware of our emotional state as the horse responds in reaction to our behavior.

Friday, 1 to 5 PM, Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM and Sunday 9 AM to 12 noon. All day Saturday will be with horses.

1720 West End Avenue, Suite 540, Nashville, TN 37203. Click for driving directions. Directions to the horses will be given to you with your handouts at the beginning of the weekend.

Refreshments will be provided. Please bring a lunch on Saturday. Only closed containers of water during group work.

$575. You may pay by check or cash, or if you’d like to use a credit card, you may do so with the Online Payment Center and the fee is $600.   Checks may be made out to Joan Furman.

Your nonrefundable deposit of $300. must be paid when registering. Deadline for the deposit is April 22.  Group size will be limited. The balance is due on the first day of the group. Register by calling Joan at 615-500-6998.

What to bring with you
Your willingness to change, your lunch on Saturday, a closed container for water, and please dress comfortably. No experience with horses is necessary, and if you have had a lifetime of experience with horses, it will not add to or take away from your experience of the weekend.

If you are interested in attending the group, an individual appointment is necessary before your first group session.