In Collaboration with Pecan Creek Ranch!
Clinical Immersions offer the opportunity to shadow deeply experienced and highly skilled Therapists and Equine Professionals at Pecan Creek Ranch, an organization that offers Natural Lifemanship EAP/L and professional development in Georgetown, Texas, just 30 miles north of Austin.
This 2-day immersion program is for mental health and equine professionals (and others in the healing professions) who have attended the Fundamentals of NL and are committed to incorporating it into their practice.
Natural Lifemanship Certification students may count a clinical immersion at Pecan Creek Ranch towards one of their two group consultation requirements!
When you book this 2-Day CUSTOMIZED Immersion Program at Pecan Creek Ranch you will have the opportunity to:
- Observe therapy sessions, and discuss observations with the therapy team
- Learn effective co-facilitation methods, including being a part of the team processing of sessions
- Enjoy focused discussion with facilitators regarding implementation of Trauma Focused-Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (TF-EAP) principles in session
- Learn about assessments PCR uses and how to integrate them into treatment
- Learn about quality documentation standards that adhere to insurance standards
- Explore ethical implications and associated work dilemmas within an EAP service settings
- Observe the integration of NL into the fabric of the business
- Learn how to take care of your horses’ welfare with NL principles before, throughout, and after sessions
- Learn how to make connection the focus of every interaction with your horses, such as learning to feed and catch with connection
Read What Others Have to Say about the Clinical Immersion
"To watch the sessions unfold in a very peaceful, relaxed manner, waiting for the next thing, waiting for the opportunity and the teachable moment, all of these things took a lot of the pressure off of me being new to this work, understanding that something will happen, something valuable will happen."
- Toni Connor (EP)
"[It helped] seeing all the different ways the horses help. Sometimes its in the round pen, sometimes its attaching, sometimes its just standing next to someone. And all of the different ways the horses let the therapy team know once an important issue has been addressed - it was incredible! There were so many different ways the horses were a part of the therapy team and I hadn’t really experienced that before."
- Debbie Blackmon (Therapist and NLC-P,EP student)
Don't take our word for it!
View a video testimonial by an NL Certification student who participated in a clinical immersion at Pecan Creek Ranch.
What Have Other Participants Gained from This Experience?
Guidance and assistance in structuring their own TF-EAP/TI-EAL practice
Confidence in facilitating a flow between mental health and equine professional in sessions
A deeper understanding of the relationship between mental health professional and equine professional and client and horse as the therapy progresses
A wide variety of experiences of how the horses participate in, guide, and influence sessions
A release of pressure on themselves to always know exactly what to do as facilitators
New ideas and fresh perspectives for their own practice
New insights and practical tools for integrating NL principles into practice
Experiences with PCR horses that lead to personal growth and insights that facilitate further personal growth and professional practice
A renewed sense of connection and belonging
Lasting support and confidence
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The Fundamentals of Natural Lifemanship Training
Experience the Fundamentals of Natural Lifemanship from Home! Helping people form connected, trusting relationships to overcome toxic stress and trauma has never been more critical than it is at this exact moment in history. At the Natural Lifemanship Institute, we have spent the last 10 years teaching our Fundamentals training to mental health professionals, life coaches, equine professionals, and others in the healing professions. Complete this essential training online from the comfort of your home. We have specially designed this training to meet YOUR needs, with three options to choose from, depending on your goals.
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This model is very profound, well organized and deeply developed in its presentation of ideas and principles, and precisely aligns with my philosophy of coaching.
-Attendee - Fundamentals of Natural Lifemanship training , May 2019
Tim and Bettina are down to earth people. They have extensive knowledge and you will not be disappointed should you choose them to improve your program.
-Michael (Brady) Bunch
“This is the best training that I have attended in my almost 8 years at WCJS.” “This class was excellent. It helped me have a better understanding of dealing with trauma kids. The horse training was very exciting and a great hands-on tool – the class was very informative, I…
-Attendees of the 2013 and 2014 Williamson County Mental Health in Schools Conference
"Tim and Bettina trained our Juvenile Probation Officers and our Juvenile Supervision Officers and we have seen a drastic positive change in how our staff perceive and interact with youth. Tim and Bettina also presented at our 2013 and our 2014 Wilco Mental Health in Schools Conferences to more than…
-Matt Smith, LPC-S
"I was amazed at what I learned in the 3-day Natural Lifemanship workshop with Tim and Bettina. Their combined knowledge of horses and mental health issues was impressive! Each demonstrated extensive knowledge of his own specialty – Tim with horses, Bettina in Mental Health. But, that knowledge cleanly overlapped the…
-Gwen Murphy, MEd, LPC, NCC, NBCCH
What a great clinic. The mix of equine psychology and equine assisted psychotherapy is a beneficial blend of life! Loved the one on one, small group atmosphere.
"I recently attended my first Natural Lifemanship training and I have to say that it was one of the best trainings I’ve been to! I learned so much about brain development, the effects trauma has on children and the power of partnering horses with these children. The focus on relationships…
"The Natural Lifemanship training was more than I possibly could have hoped it would be! Every topic covered was not only interesting and valid but crucial to the big picture that was painted over the three day training. Tim and Bettina were sure to offer a rationale for each concept…
“Tim and Bettina are so knowledgeable and articulate it left me feeling like I had read an amazing text book that I will have to re-read at least a couple more times to be able to fully integrate all the information. It's such a simple concept and makes so much…
-Kathy Magill, LPC
"It was very interesting to see how horse psychology relates to peoples’ everyday lives. I learned how the horse treats a human exactly how the person treats them. This is helpful in relationship building in your client’s everyday life."
“I have seventeen years of clinical experience working with adults and children in a clinical setting. Approximately Twelve years ago I met an individual named Tim Jobe. Tim was your stereotypical cowboy with a dirty hat and worn jeans. He knew I was a therapist and began to discuss with…
-Chris Chandler, M.Ed., LPC
"I have so enjoyed using and applying the information that I learned at a recent Natural Lifemanship workshop in my work with clients and families . The principles presented in Natural Lifemanship take some very complicated and detailed principles of behavior and psychology and make them digestible for every day…
-Dr. Beverly Dolenz Walsh, Ph.D.
“I learned a lot during the workshop, and everything was explained very well. It was good to see that there is a relationship building program for individual therapy versus just team building. I also liked that through this program not only do you learn to build a relationship, but it…
-Brigitta Bogan Gielisse
“I truly valued the training.... I feel like I learned more from the two days of training I received from Natural Lifemanship than I ever have from any training regarding equine assisted psychotherapy! It generated days of self-reflection, and has completely enhanced the work I do with my clients when…
-Debbie Stjernholm, LPC, CAC II, EAP II
“The Natural Lifemanship training was awesome! We all learned SO much and left the training feeling so energized to do this work with traumatized children in our community. Tim and Bettina have taken what we previously knew about the power of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy to the next level! The experiences…
"I was attracted to Tim and Bettina Jobe’s Natural Lifemanship approach to equine assisted psychotherapy because it bridges the gap between the methods that rely totally on the use of groundwork and methods that focus primarily on mounted horsemanship. Natural Lifemanship is all about the relationship between the human and…
-Michael Dawson, MA, LPC
"Bettina and Tim take the meaning and effectiveness of equine assisted therapy to another level. Simpler and deeper."