Equine Connected EMDR (EC-EMDR)

Are you an EMDRIA trained Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist?


Have you been trained in Natural Lifemanship TF-EAP?*


Have you recognized the powerful potential of the horse to provide dual attention stimuli for clients in EMDR therapy?


Take EMDR to a deeper level!


Learn Natural Lifemanship's Equine Connected EMDR (EC-EMDR)


The Natural Lifemanship EC-EMDR training is a blended format.  Students will take a fully self-paced online course prior to attending a three-day hands-on training workshop for EMDR trained clinicians and their EPs who practice Natural Lifemanship Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (TF-EAP).



  • How to conduct the eight phases of EMDR with the help of the client’s therapy horse.

The extensive focus will be on phases 3-8 and especially Phase 2 (the preparation phase) through what we traditionally have called Rhythmic Riding done in a round pen. You will learn and practice how to begin and potentially complete this process on the ground, however the primary focus will be on how to go through the protocol while the client is on horseback. Included in this phase is Safe Place Installation, which call Connected Calm Space, and Resourcing.

  • How to engage the horse not only as a Dual Attention Stimulus, but also as an actual relationship partner who helps your client regulate while forming new attachment patterns.


  • How to do the structured EMDR protocol with the flexibility needed to be responsive to the horse as a living, breathing relationship partner.


  • How to utilize somatic interweaves in EC-EMDR.


  • How promoting connection with the horse enhances the benefits of each EMDR phase, whether working on the ground, or mounted.


*To attend this training, you MUST have completed both the Fundamentals of NL and the NL Intensive, AND you must be an EMDRIA trained EMDR practitioner or an EP who partners with and is accompanying an EMDRIA trained EMDR practitioner.

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9am to 5pm