Connector’s Circle

We are building a legacy of connection through the horse-human relationship. Will you join us?

We envision a world where connection and the value of healthy relationships is seen and felt in everything we do.

So we’ve made it our mission to help people and animals form connected, trusting relationships to overcome toxic stress and trauma.

We are evolving the field of Equine Assisted Services.

At The Natural Lifemanship Institute, we work to empower mental health professionals, equine professionals, coaches, and others in the helping professions, through education and healing connection—so they may continue their work with others, every single day.

We walk with our students on a journey of personal and professional transformation, and help lay a foundation found in the horse-human relationship and the interpersonal neurobiology of attachment and trauma. Our students then join in community with hundreds of others (people, horses, and other animals) with the belief that who we are as practitioners is more important than what we do.

Join us in building a legacy of healing and creating a world where connection with self and others is more important than anything else!

“Being a NL scholarship recipient has proven to be a valuable benefit to my development and growth in the area of trauma focused equine assisted psychotherapy (EAP) and equine assisted learning (EAL).

Coming from the field of Special Education and serving as a teacher in the classroom setting, I was unsure how I’d excel in this new role. I now have the capacity to explore other avenues of connecting with those that are differently abled while also incorporating work with horses.”

Shayla Anderson
Barnabas Horse Foundation

Shayla Anderson

After the Tax Cuts and Job Act of 2017 was passed, many taxpayers found that the standard deduction thresholds, which are now $12,200 for single and $24,400 for married filing jointly, are so high that their charitable contributions are no longer considered on their tax return. This may mean that you can consider spending your charitable dollars to help someone with a Natural Lifemanship Scholarship, even though our organization is not a 501c3 charity.

How do your donations make an impact?

Donations are used to provide our students with full or partial scholarships.

Annual Professional Membership

$350 pays for an annual NL membership

Through NL Membership students receive premium content and the community needed to help them integrate Natural Lifemanship into their life and practice.

Fundamentals of NL

$725 pays for the Fundamentals of NL training

This foundational training transforms a student’s life and helps them to impact others.

Advanced and Specialty

$1,400 pays for most of our advanced and specialty trainings.

These include intensives, immersions, and the annual in-person NL Conference.

Regular Basic Certification

$4,548 pays for NL Certification

(for someone who is a mental health professional, a coach, or an equine professional) Certification includes the Fundamentals training, Intensive training, and 28 hours of consultation and mentoring while seeing clients— and so much individual support and opportunity to truly embody the NL model over about a 2 year period!

Dual Certification

$4,954 pays for a dual Certification

(for somebody who is both a mental health professional/coach and an equine professional). Dual NL Certification is similar to regular NL certification, but includes more homework assignments and more experiences with clients, while receiving even more support through consultation and mentoring.

Annual Basic Membership

$4,950 in addition to the cost for NL Certification pays for an Advanced Certification

Advanced certification is an extension of our regular NL certification, but includes much more hands-on training, advanced courses, homework assignments and more experience with clients, while receiving even more support through consultation and mentoring. Additionally, students complete a specialization assignment to contribute to the EAS field.

Name your own price. Every dollar counts.

Interested in applying for support from our
Connector’s Circle scholarship fund?

Scholarship applications are made available and accepted once a year. We make decisions based on need, impact of the services offered, and the amount of money available in our scholarship fund.

Sign up below to be notified when the scholarship application is made available again! We look forward to partnering with you!

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