Day 3 Workshops – 2019 NL Conference

Day 3 Workshops – 2019 NL Conference

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Day Three (Saturday, October 19)

Preparing the Horse and Person for (Mounted) Trauma Processing

How does one do Natural Lifemanship and process trauma in a connected manner with a client who. . . 

Kathleen Choe, Bettina Shultz-Jobe and Tim Jobe

Kathleen Choe, Bettina Shultz-Jobe and Tim Jobe

Is deeply dysregulated?
Does not desire connection or know what it feels like?
Is not ready to make a request for relationship?
Has deep attachment wounding?
Has experienced severe, and maybe even complex trauma?

Rhythmic Riding can be so VERY powerful for all of the above. Many clients need to be given connection (they need to feel it) before they can make a request for connection, which is often an important part of Relationship Logic, the ground component of NL. Horses can carry us! This sets them apart from many other animals. When we connect with the one who carries us, beautiful things happen in our brain and body. After all, connecting with the one who carries and rocks us is foundational to the development of healthy attachment, co-regulation, and the development of the nervous system.

Objectives

  1. We will discuss when it is appropriate for a client to begin mounted work. What should the client’s level of connection be? How to assess for balance challenges and issues related to dissociation, and what to do if your client struggles with either.  
  2. We will demonstrate how to prepare the horse for trauma processing. It is so important the horse is given a safe base and the connection needed to go to hard places with a client who struggles to connect with self and others. The horse must also be given the connection we hope they give to the client.
  3. We will then demonstrate how Rhythmic Riding, with a present and connected horse, can help a person come into contact with and regulate the sensing and movement centers of the brain. During this demo participants will also see how an external sense of connection can become internal as the “client” begins to feel connection with another. There will be a focus on how to utilize mounted work to build a level of integration into the brain prior to processing traumatic events.

PRESENTERS

Kathleen Choe, LPC-S, NLC-C,EP
Natural Lifemanship Trainer

Bettina Shultz-Jobe
Natural Lifemanship Co-Founder

Tim Jobe
Natural Lifemanship Co-Founder


Rhythm, Music, and Movement in your NL Sessions

Mary Oliver & Reccia Jobe

Mary Oliver & Reccia Jobe

What does a Natural Lifemanship practitioner do to incorporate regulation, rhythm, and movement when circumstances prevent partnering with a horse? Join Mary Oliver of Spirit Rhythms and Reccia Jobe of Pecan Creek Ranch in learning rhythm facilitation skills, games, and exercises that can be used in the office or arena to help a wide range of clients with co-regulation, communication, connection, impulse control and more. You will have the opportunity to experience facilitating the activities you learn so you can immediately use them in your practice!

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn and practice basic drum circle facilitation skills
  2. Make you own frame drum
  3. Learn to play rhythm games with found sounds and body percussion
  4. Learn different ways of using rhythm to communicate and connect within the principles of Natural Lifemanship

PRESENTERS

Mary Oliver
Owner of Spirit Rhythms

Reccia Jobe, MBA, NLC-EP, Life Coach
Owner of Pecan Creek Ranch
Natural Lifemanship Trainer


Addiction: The Disease of Disconnection – Applying Natural Lifemanship Principles to the Treatment of Substance-Use Disorders

Courtney White and Kris Gonzalez

Addiction is a disease of Disconnection. Its symptoms: Isolation, Fear and Loneliness. This session will look inside a trauma-informed model of addiction to reveal the underlying factors that create and perpetuate the addiction cycle. Participants will learn the difference between sobriety and recovery, and how Connection is key to long-term recovery. Participants will be introduced to the 12-Steps as a pathway to healthy, connected relationships, and how the principles of Natural Lifemanship can be used to facilitate a more powerful self-exploration within the 12 Step process creating deeper and lasting Connections in Recovery.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand addiction from a neurobiological perspective that challenges the efficacy of traditional interventions.
  2. Recognize the relationship patterns between “the addict” and “the enabler” within the family dynamic that perpetuate the addiction cycle and discuss interventions to break the cycle.
  3. Learn how to incorporate the principles and language of Natural Lifemanship into the early recovery process and how the 12-Step model of Alcoholics Anonymous can be used to address trauma and heal relationships.
  4. Discuss the benefits and challenges of using Natural Lifemanship when working with individuals with addiction in a residential setting.

Participants will have an opportunity to explore their own “12-step process” in the company of horses.

PRESENTERS

Kris Gonzalez, M.S., TRI, ESMHL, LCDC-I, NLC-P, EP
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
The Arbor Behavioral Healthcare

Courtney White, LCDC-I, NLC-P, EP
Equine Specialist


Daring with Horses Deep Dive: Using The Daring Way™ to Explore Our Vulnerability as NL Facilitators – Second Day

This is a two-day workshop! The first day is a pre-requisite for second day attendance.

Debbie Okrina & Julia Alexander

Debbie Okrina & Julia Alexander

Second Day Deeper Dive (must attend “First Day Deep Dive” to attend this second day)

  • Arena Anthems
  • Shame and the Arena Door
  • Trust
  • Unwanted and Ideal Identities
  • Resiliency
  • Gratitude

Day Two Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to identify the seven components of trust.
  2. Participants will be able to identify how their ideal and unwanted identities as a facilitator trigger shame.
  3. Participants will practice gratitude in the group and understand its role in wholehearted living.

PRESENTERS

Debbie Okrina, LCSW
Senior Faculty for The Daring Way™

Julia Alexander, LMSW
Colors of Austin Counseling and South Wind Equestrian Center
Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator and a Circle of Security Parent Facilitator