Learning, Doing, and Being Are Different...

You Must Practice All Three.

Let's Practice Together

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You’ve spent time, money, energy, and heart building the foundation for your healing practice. The techniques and principles you’ve learned have already begun to transform your clients—and yourself.  

Now it’s time to practice what you’ve learned with the skilled and compassionate direction of seasoned NL professionals.  Make requests, build connection, and refine communication with a horse. 

Pause.

Breathe.

Move. 

Sink into the nuance and gain valuable insight from professionals who will guide you as you work (and play!)

The NEW Intensive Practicum is our heart and soul. 

Designed by Natural Lifemanship, this in-person experience places you in the pasture or the pen and accompanies you as you apply your skills of connected horsemanship, relationship building and deepening, and trauma-informed care—using NL’s powerful techniques and ethically-based principles. 

Following 15 weeks of intense online learning, you’ll have hands-on opportunities to dive deep into your practice, and receive in-the-moment feedback from experienced NL professionals, so you can practice with confidence and competence.

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It takes intention and practice to become a therapeutic presence and skilled guide.

Here’s how we prepare you.

Hands-on Experience:

Growth through applied practice is the foundation for ethical therapy. 

  • Build on your foundational knowledge and develop the feel of a healthy relationship.  We can only take clients where we, ourselves, have been.  When we can profoundly sense what connection truly is, we can then more effectively guide our clients on their journey. 
  • Practice healthy connection with consent, through observation, closeness (attachment), and distance (detachment).  Focus on things like subtle communication, touch, haltering, saddling, mounting and rhythmic riding (if appropriate) - with a TON of support and in vivo guidance from seasoned NL professionals!

Skill Building:

Refine your skills through the support, guidance, and expertise of NL trainers.

  • Enhance your understanding of relationships and the neurobiology of trauma. The better you understand the science behind your practice, the more effective you will be as a practitioner.
  • Focus on body awareness, body energy, and presence. Though taught in your online courses, this is best experienced and felt with our best teachers—the horses. 
  • Become more attuned to your own regulation and intention, while remaining mindful of the consent, engagement, and connection with your horse.  After all, who we are in session is more important than what we do!

Community:

Build in the company of those who share your passion for healing.

  • Learn with other mental health professionals, equine professionals, and people with a passion for supporting healing through TF-EAP and TI-EAL. 
  • Experience both client and facilitator roles in partnership with other participants.
  • Build your network of EAP practitioners and like-minded professionals—to enhance the growth of your business and client base.
RESERVE MY SPOT

Intensive Practicum (3 Days) - $899

To attend this practicum, you need to have completed the online Natural Lifemanship Intensive (Foundations or Core).  


  • Experience Three Days of invaluable training with Natural Lifemanship trainers.
  • Receive 21 Hours of guidance and experiential education with valuable feedback. 
  • You MUST complete the online NL Intensive before attending this in-person training. 
  • Training groups are limited to 12 people (numbers could be reduced further due to COVID restrictions or recommendations).

$899

In-Person Learning Begins April 2021. 

Registration is NOW Open.

This is where you learn by doing and by being.

Our beautiful locations throughout the U.S. were carefully chosen to provide you with the sight, smell, and feel of this powerful and transformative work.  

Listed below are the locations and dates to help you choose the best practicum for you.

NEW 2021 Intensive Practicums

Dates and Locations

Trainers may be subject to change

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June
June 4-6, 2021

Tyson’s Corners Retreat & Wellness Center

Lampasas, Texas

Trainers: Tim Jobe, Bettina Shultz-Jobe & Tanner Jobe

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October
October 22-24, 2021

Horse Sense of the Carolinas

Marshall, North Carolina

Trainers: Shannon Knapp, Kendra Twitty & Gabby Remole

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December
December 3-5, 2021

Tyson’s Corners Retreat & Wellness Center

Lampasas, Texas

Trainers: Tim Jobe, Tanner Jobe & Bettina Shultz-Jobe

Intensive Practicum Voucher

Not ready to commit to a specific date and location? We have you covered!

Purchase a voucher today - and use your voucher to reserve your spot at a specific practicum at a later date. 

Meet the Professionals Who Will Guide and Support You

Tim Jobe

NL Co-Founder; Over 40 years training horses and effectively partnering horses with humans to promote healing and healthy relationships

Bettina Shultz-Jobe, LPC, NBCC

NL Co-Founder; LPC, Over 18 years experience effectively treating traumatized populations through EAP and complementary therapeutic modalities

Tanner Jobe

NL Director of Equine Professional (EP) Development & Director of Media; Lifetime of training experience with young and/or untrained horses

Kate Naylor

NL Director of Trainer Development and Community Engagement;  LMFT and lifetime of horse experience in multiple disciplines including eventing, dressage, and polo; specializes in children and families

Kathleen Choe

LPC-S; Over 20 years experience providing mental health therapy in clinical settings, including through TF-EAP; specializes in eating disorders

Sara Sherman

Sara Sherman

Two decades of professional equine assisted coaching with a focus on youth and families in group and individual settings

Shannon Knapp

Over 30 years of experience teaching horses and people; Over 20 years rescuing horses and pairing rescued horses in EAP work

Cindy Skelton-Hodge

Seven years experience co-facilitating TF-EAP sessions with primarily veterans and first responders

Reccia Jobe

Over 12 years experience co-facilitating TF- EAP sessions with traumatized populations, especially children, adolescents, and families; lifetime of horse experience

Britt Palmer

Lifelong horse person/competitor; Licensed LMFT and LPC; Specializes in trauma/PTSD, attachment difficulties, and eating disorders

Beverly Walsh

Ph.D., LPC; Currently has full EAP/EAL private practice working with children, teens and families; Specializes in ADHD, Mood Disorders, ASD, and Parenting Issues

Rebecca Hubbard

Rebecca Hubbard

LMFT; Since 1994, has provided therapy for hundreds of traumatized children and families;  Specializes in TF-EAP

Michael Remole

LPC; Over two decades of experience working with children and families in a variety of settings; Population focus of kids & families in the juvenile justice and foster care systems

Gabby Remole

Gabby Remole

LCSW; Over 13 years experience as an adoption caseworker; specializes in children and families; lifetime of horse experience

Kendra Twitty

Kendra Twitty

LPC with over 19 years of specializing in working with developmental and complex trauma

Jennifer (Weiss) McPeak

Experienced equine professional with 20+ years in both recreational riding and training; 10 years experience doing TF-EAP with children, adolescents, and their caregivers

FAQs

Are there prerequisites for the in-person training add-on?

Yes. You must complete the Natural Lifemanship Intensive (Foundations or Core) training before attending the Intensive Practicum. This ensures you have received the education and training needed to work directly with horses and practice your newly acquired skills.

Is the in-person training a requirement for completing certification?

No. You can complete your certification 100% online.  This provides an additional way to complete the experiential portion of your training and is highly recommended for those who prefer an in-person training experience.

Why should I reserve my spot NOW rather than wait? 

We are taking every precaution to ensure your safety. Therefore, our training groups will be intimate and space will be limited. As long as you will complete half of your virtual training prior to attending the in-person training, we recommend you reserve your spot quickly.

How many people will be at an in-person practicum?

To keep within our safety guidelines and to provide you more intimate and focused attention, we will keep our training groups to no more than 12 participants.

If I completed the Intensive training (blended or not), but not the current virtual offering, can I attend the practicum?

The Natural Lifemanship Intensive training includes an enormous amount of material that you did not learn in the previous training, so attending the current virtual training prior to coming to the practicum is required and will ensure your time spent on-site is focused on practice and deepening your experiential learning.