DEVELOPING RESILIENCE TO TRAUMA
This workshop helps participants discover ways - tools - to increase their resiliency to trauma and the traumatic events they encounter. By combining group discussion with safe, controlled sessions with the horses, experienced facilitators guide the discussion and the work wth the horses to ensure the experience is congruent and practical.
Participants learn to understand trauma; what it is, how it affects the mind and the body, brain conditions for trauma to be “encoded” ... and how to recognize the effects of trauma ... and how it can affect one’s behaviour. In fact, it’s more about the brain than the trauma. By having an understanding of how the brain works, participants will learn different ways to trick the biology ... developing certain “brain tools”. By developing methods to override natural trauma-encoding instincts, participants learn to be resilient.