Natural Lifemanship for Spiritual Connection
Attend the Natural Lifemanship for Spiritual Connection (NL-SC) training and
Experience the gift of being fully present and connected with nature, with horses, with other human beings, and with the Ultimate Reality that permeates all
Build a practice helping others experience healing as they deepen their sense of spiritual intimacy and connection
Help others grow in their capacity to experience love, grace, and forgiveness
- How being intentional about the rhythm of one's daily life and routines cultivates a deeper sense of intimacy and connection in the spiritual realm
- Contemplative practices that help us deepen our capacity to connect and to awaken
- The different kinds of discernment and how Natural Lifemanship principles and practices with horses can be helpful tools for spiritual direction, counseling, and coaching
- The transformative power of connection and contemplation
- The healing rhythms of the natural world
- The beauty and authenticity of horses
- All that you would have your clients experience - you can't take others where you haven't been yourself...*
- With other professionals in a deeply meaningful way
- Your passion for your personal spiritual growth and transformation with your vocation helping others
* This training is more of a retreat than a traditional training. It is highly participatory and you will learn mostly through experiences, reflection, and discussions. It is our intention that you will then take what you learn through your experiences at the training and integrate whatever is useful within your practices helping others and guiding them to deeper spiritual fulfillment. The training is non-religious and non-denominational; however most of the content draws from the Christian contemplative tradition. Please come as you are. All belief systems or spiritual practices are welcome! 18.75 CE credits are awarded.
To attend this training, you must have completed The Fundamentals of Natural Lifemanship, either in-person or online.
No upcoming events scheduled
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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."