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

THE NATURAL LIFEMANSHIP INSTITUTE

Since 1986, Natural Lifemanship has helped people overcome trauma and toxic stress by teaching professionals how to help clients form healthy relationships, often with the help of horses.

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Learn. Experience. Grow. Be Connected.

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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ATTEND OUR NEXT WEBINAR

Conversation with Bonnie Badenoch, Author of The Heart of Trauma
Friday, Jun 05th, 2020 | 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Central Time

We are so thrilled to bring you this webinar!
Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, LMFT will have a two hour conversation with Bettina Shultz-Jobe (NL Co-Founder) and with YOU! Time will fly – no doubt!
Bonnie is a therapist, teacher, consultant, speaker, and author.  She is a thought leader in the trauma field, and her work is paradigm shifting, to say the least!  Her most recent book The Heart of Trauma is relational, neurobiology informed, attachment-focused and speaks powerfully to the way we work with clients and horses in Natural Lifemanship.  Her work and writing beautifully fill the gap between science and practice with clarity, compassion, and heart. Visit Bonnie’s website.
The following topics and questions will be discussed and explored:
  • Receptivity, why it matters and the practice of embodying it
  • Is self-regulation possible or even desirable?
  • Co-regulation, co-dysregulation, and the value of our own presence and deep resonance with others
  • The gut brain, heart brain, head brain, and other neural streams
  • And whatever else happens to come up!
We hope you can join us.
This live webinar is free to all.  The recording is available to all basic and professional NL members.  All others pay $30 for the recording.

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OUR TIMELINE

Timeline

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!