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Learn to help others form better relationships & overcome stress and trauma

TRAININGS,  CERTIFICATION AND ONLINE LEARNING

  • MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS: Help your clients heal by partnering with horses through Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, or through integrating our trauma-informed relationship principles with other therapy modalities
  • EQUINE PROFESSIONALS: Facilitate healthy connection between horses and humans through Natural Lifemanship principles
  • LIFE COACHES: Discover how to use our science-based principles, with or without the help of horses, to help your clients reach their goals 
  • EDUCATORS: Create a trauma-informed, relational school climate that supports students’ developmental needs to maximize learning outcomes while lessening behavioral challenges
  • LEADERS: Create an organizational culture of connection, cooperation and trust, rather than compliance

 

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ABOUT US

 

 

OUR MODEL – THE SCIENCE AND ART OF CONNECTED RELATIONSHIPS

Natural Lifemanship is about the science and art of connection. Quite simply, we believe that attuned, connected relationship with self and with others is the key to healthy development, mental health and well-being. It is also the vehicle of change when it comes to healing the psychological and relational wounds of trauma. Science teaches us that healthy, connected relationships are essential to our well-being. However, knowing that relationships matter is not enough. We must be able to create healthy, connected relationships through our interactions with others and even with ourselves.

Natural Lifemanship teaches a set of principles for building healthy relationships that support the well-being of each partner in the relationship. At a Natural Lifemanship training, horses will help you discover how it feels when you become authentic, attuned and connected. Horses respond to our internal states. They respond to how we are on the inside much more than how we act on the outside. They give us the kind of feedback that human beings are often not able to give us, so that we can recognize and address the internal factors that keep us from living fully in the present and experiencing real, rewarding relationships with ourselves and others. Natural Lifemanship gives people from a wide range of professional backgrounds the insights and the experiences they need to flourish in the work they do through the power of connected, authentic relationships.

Natural Lifemanship also teaches a highly effective, relational, trauma-informed approach to equine assisted psychotherapy for licensed mental health professionals who provide mental health therapy or counseling with the help of horses. We teach and certify mental health professionals and therapy teams in trauma-focused equine assisted psychotherapy (TF-EAP). 

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TRAUMA-FOCUSED EQUINE ASSISTED PSYCHOTHERAPY (TF-EAP)

Natural Lifemanship founded Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (TF-EAP™), which is based on the neuroscience of human and horse brain development, the impact of trauma, and the role of relationships in recovery and healing. We regularly offer Fundamentals (basic) and Intensive (advanced) trainings as well as certifications in TF-EAP. Our intentional and relational way of partnering with horses in the therapy process sets a new standard in EAP. Learn more.

 

Want to learn how you can help others build better relationships while overcoming stress and trauma?

Attend a Fundamentals of Natural Lifemanship training.

 

“This training has impacted my life in ways that I cannot explain. I feel like I have finally found a model that is congruent with the knowledge about how the brain is impacted by trauma and how to heal from trauma. The concept of using rhythm to regulate and building relationship… can build a bridge for clients to use the same principles and concepts learned through Natural Lifemanship in their everyday life. I cannot wait to continue my training and seek certification and begin using these principles in my practice as a counselor.”
-Hannah Livers LPC-Intern, LCDC Heart of Hope Counseling and Mediation PLLC

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NL EXPERTISE:

 

 

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TIM JOBE
Over 25 years helping people and horses learn from each other how to have healthy relationships

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BETTINA SHULTZ-JOBE
MA, NCC, LPC – Over 15 years helping people recover from trauma through Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

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LAURA MCFARLAND
PHD – Developer of science-based educational content

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TANNER JOBE
Filmographies and expert in all things horse

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KAYE BAREFIELD
Planning and coordination of trainings

 

MORE TEAM MEMBERS >

Learn more about

Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
(TF-EAP™)

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Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (TF-EAP)

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Natural Lifemanship for All of Life’s Relationships
(NL4All)

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Natural Lifemanship for All of Life’s Relationships (NL4All)