Become Certified











Help Your Clients Recover, Heal and Thrive
People need help overcoming trauma and healing the relational wounds that often accompany traumatic experiences and other developmental insults. To be trauma-focused requires a special knowledge and skills set. Natural Lifemanship gives you the knowledge needed to understand how your clients are affected by trauma and how to help them heal through building connected relationships with a horse, with others, and with themselves. Because of the relational, experiential nature of TF-EAP, clients who have shown little improvement in traditional office settings often experience significant progress within several sessions.

Create Relationships that Flourish
In nearly every realm of life, connected relationships are the key to well-being, happiness, and success. NL certification gives you the knowledge, skills, experience, and mentoring needed to build healthy and productive relationships based on NL principles.

Practice with Confidence and Competence
Natural Lifemanship is both a science and an art. To practice this model skillfully requires advanced training and practice in the model, with mentoring. The science may be learned through training, but the art is something that develops over time as you practice the model and reflect on your practice with the support of Natural Lifemanship mentors. Whether you work in an office setting or a round pen, Natural Lifemanship Certification will give you the knowledge, skills and practical experience you need to help your clients overcome trauma and relationship challenges.

Build Your Practice Using a Trauma-Focused Model Grounded in Science
To be certified means you get credentials from Natural Lifemanship and are able to describe yourself as an Natural Lifemanship certified professional, whether you are an EP, a therapist or practitioner, or both an EP and a therapist or practitioner. Many insurance companies that insure equine practices acknowledge Natural Lifemanship certification, and the list is growing.

Connect with Clients and Other Practitioners
As a certified Natural Lifemanship practitioner and professional Natural Lifemanship member, you may choose to be listed on our site so that clients seeking services and practitioners looking to connect can find you.









It costs $499 to sign up for certification in NLC (Natural Lifemanship Certified) or NLR (Natural Lifemanship Relationships). This includes access to an online learning dashboard, discussion forums, and it includes NL Professional Membership for one year (a value of $330).

General Requirements Include:

  • Trainings: Fundamentals and NL Intensive trainings
  • Consultations: 18 (single certification) -21 (dual certification) sessions. These will be a combination of individual and group consultations.
  • Practice hours: 60
  • NL Membership: Ongoing; the first year of certification Professional Membership is included in the enrollment fee. You must remain an active subscriber at either level (basic of professional) to maintain certification or seeking certification status.
  • Assignments – vary according to certification sought. Assignments are typically self video that will be shared with consultants and discussed during consultation calls to promote self reflection, insight and growth in the model.

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Advanced Certification

NL Advanced Certification is available for those who have completed Phase I (basic) certification. Advanced certification seekers must compete two additional trainings – the Rhythmic Riding Immersion and the Relationship Logic Immersion Training. Advanced Certification seekers will also complete a project to contribute to the EA field and/or to the community of NL practitioners.

If you are interested in Advanced Certification or if you have questions about certification in general, please contact us.