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INTERCONNECTED 2020

Our 2020 conference is going virtual!
Please JOIN US for INTERCONNECTED 2020, OCT 21-25. We have an amazing lineup! Click below to learn more and save the date.

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CONNECT WITH ONLINE LEARNING
Begin your journey right now. Learn the science of relationships and transforming trauma.
Over 80 hours of video and courses available online and at your fingertips - 24/7 - at a price you can afford.

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CONNECT WITH EXPERIENTIAL TRAININGS

The reality of relationship-based work, whether counseling, coaching, leading, or teaching, is that it isn't just what you know, it is how you embody what you know. Our trainings take your learning to the next level through highly experiential, hands-on work with horses. Relationship building is inherently nuanced - only through individual and group experience can one begin to fully understand the process of consciously building a relationship with a horse, from scratch. Through your own experience you will not just learn, but also feel, how to fully support your clients in building safe, connected, and healing relationships with horses and in their daily lives.

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CONNECT TO GROW

Let us support you in your continued professional AND personal growth through our CONSULTATION and CERTIFICATION opportunities.  Join our community of practitioners to expand and deepen your skill set both in the therapy/coaching setting and in your horsemanship. Continue your personal development essential for good therapeutic work.  Through our programs you will find mentorship, clinical and business consultation, and a community of thoughtful, relational, informed practitioners striving to promote connection and healing in the world.

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Embodied Conversations about Racism and Antiracism with Vanessa Timmons and Bonnie Badenoch: A Three-Part Webinar Series - Part 3
Friday, Oct 09th, 2020 | 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Central Time

In part 3 of this 3 part series, Vanessa and Bonnie invite us to explore Difficult Conversations and Big Ideas: How do we begin to have healing conversations with each other?

Similar to parts 1 and 2, their conversation will be informal and unedited, open to how the conversation wants to unpredictably proceed and so probably messy at times, from the heart as well as the head, built on the care these two women have for each other, and their commitment to staying compassionately and fiercely engaged with this time in history on behalf of racial justice.

Vanessa, a Black woman, has 56 years of experience as a Black woman in this culture, 30 years of antiracist work and feminist work, a decade of studying interpersonal neurobiology, and two decades of shepherding the programs that support domestic violence and sexual assault survivors in Oregon.

Bonnie, a White woman, has 77 years of relative blindness to the effects of racism, 30 years of work with trauma survivors, 17 years of closely studying how to apply interpersonal neurobiology to counseling and daily life, three books about the application of relational neuroscience, and three months of immersion in racism and antiracism studies.

They met as Vanessa was endeavoring to bring relational neuroscience into advocacy and treatment for people emerging from domestic violence. Bonnie has been Vanessa’s student about domestic violence treatment, racism, and feminism. Vanessa has been Bonnie’s student about relational neuroscience and how it might apply to healing for those involved in all manner of abuse. The respect and love they have for each other is the cement that holds them together each day.

First Webinar in the series – September 4th from 1-3 CDT – Haunted by History: We will explore how the traumatic histories of White people have become the legacy of Black people.  We hope to invite you into an experience of this process of transmission that can lead to greater understanding of and compassion for the roots of racism.

Second Webinar in the series – September 18th from 1-3 CDT – A Complicated Web: We will invite all of us to explore the intersection of our personal history and systemic racism. 

Third Webinar in the series – October 9th from 1-3 CDT – Difficult Conversations and Big Ideas: How do we begin to have healing conversations with each other? How do we nurture compassion connections without diminishing the unique experience of Black people? What kind of internal changes do we need to make to sustain the systemic changes that also need to happen?

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August 21

1986

Natural Lifemanship founders begin developing the Natural Lifemanship model and helping people heal, grow and recover from trauma using TF-EAP.
November 19

2010

Tim and Bettina began offering Basic and Advanced trainings in Natural Lifemanship while continuing to operate an equine-assisted psychotherapy practice.
August 25

2019

In October, the 2nd NL conference offers a “deep dive” into trauma-informed specialties within equine assisted practice!