As prey animals, horses are sensitive creatures that mirror the emotions and energy of the people around them, a key element added to our work.
Horses help humans reach a greater state of physical, emotional and spiritual balance. They can show us how to set clear boundaries.
Horses are highly sensitive animals. Their very survivial depends on their ability to read a situation and act on it accordingly. They can teach us a lot about using our "gut instinct" or our intuition.
Our programs value the horse for their role as therapist and teacher. The human/horse relationship has existed for centuries but only in the last seventeen years this fascinating dynamic has been developed into an innovative and powerful personal growth discipline.
The workshops with the horses facilitate rapid change. The most lasting change occur between the interaction with the horses and the group dynamics formed in these workshops and sessions. When we work with the horses and the unconscious is made conscious, an individual with the help of the group and the facilitator, can clearly see their dysfunctional patterns and change can occur. With this new knowledge and, with reinforcement and practice, lasting change can happen. (credit to Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning FEEL)
Five years ago only a few horse centres offered Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) in Ontario and now there are several options, we are one of them. We offer workshops, individual sessions as well as customized programs suited for individual or groups. Both Janine Castelane and Michele Mihalik - owners of the EFTC - have received extensive training in Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning (FEEL) and now incorporate this field into their work with horses, complimenting their existing roster of therapies and services.
Horses help us by being the mirror or window to our present patterns and responses, if unhealthy, we can be aware of them, clear them and create new healthy ways of responding to our life changes and challenges. Horses help us develope the ability to live in our authentic and true self. The warmth and support being generated by the horse's heart wave becomes life changing. Clients learn to create healthy boundaries, build confidence, resolve issues in their lives and learn to work as a team with friends, family and co-workers. To learn more
- Creating Healthy Boundaries
- Ignite Your Creativity with Horse Inspiration
- Interactive Team Building with Horses
- The Quest - support for caregivers, practictioners and healers
- EFTC Youth Programs utilize dynamics from the above workshops. As well programs can be customized to suit therequirements of the individual or group.
At EFTC - Circling Hawk Stable we offer a fresh and lively environment for you and your staff to build your team. Make the process fun but effective working with our facilitators, horses and horse activities. Please note all our activities do not involve riding the horses.
There are so many talented and gifted young men and women, some of whom have lost their way and now and again need a little help. Join us and let our team, horse and human help you find your way. We offer 1 day workshops for youth - Youth Program instruction and pricing