NL Conference 2020
“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.”
- William Faulkner
WELCOME TO THE ANNUAL NATURAL LIFEMANSHIP CONFERENCE 2020
~ Diving Deep for Humans and Horses Everywhere ~
The field of psychology and mental health is evolving. Science is showing us that a strictly cognitive approach limits what we can do to help ourselves and others overcome trauma. In order to truly heal, we must shift our focus to reparative experiences in safe relationships.
As a professional, do you understand how to offer this sort of
experience for your clients? Would you like to?
Natural Lifemanship's model of equine assisted psychotherapy is a trauma-informed, holistic modality that supports clients by offering healing connection and transformative experience. If you are feeling pulled to venture into this relational practice, or if you would like to expand and deepen your abilities, please join us at The Natural Lifemanship Institute’s Deep Dive Conference in 2020.
Our circle of practitioners is alive and growing.
We would love for you to be a part of our community!
Are you a therapist? An equine professional? A counselor? A life coach?
Are you a professional who helps others, or an individual looking to overcome trauma and stress?
You won’t want to miss The Natural Lifemanship Institute's Deep Dive Conference!
Learn to better help others overcome trauma & stress, and build better relationships
Effectively integrate trauma-informed specialities within equine-assisted practice
Connect with professionals and become part of a vibrant community
2020 Keynote Presenter: Mark C. Taylor
Our 2020 Keynote presenter is Mark C. Taylor, who directs the Center for BodyMindMovement, which offers 500-hour certification programs in Somatic Movement Education located in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, and Chile. The trainings prepare movement professionals and people in the helping professions to facilitate physical, mental, and spiritual transformation in themselves and in others through the study of embodied anatomy and developmental movement. He also co-directs the Embodied Early Developmental Movement and Attachment Therapy training with Margery Segal, and the Coherence in Motion training for trauma therapists with Debra Clydesdale. Taylor served as Program Director for the School for Body-Mind Centering® directed by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, and co-directed the Embodied Performing Arts Program in London, U.K. As a choreographer and movement educator, Taylor founded Mark Taylor & Friends in New York, directed Dance Alloy in Pittsburgh, PA, and was on the dance faculties of Princeton University and the University of Limerick, Ireland. He is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist, Body-Mind Centering teacher, and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. Taylor has been inspired by being the parent of a son with developmental disabilities and supported by more than forty years of meditation practice. Until recently he served as president of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA).
About the Keynote
Why Movement Matters
The first and most important sign of life is movement: movement of breath, of the heart and vital organs, of the body in space, and the flow of information within the nervous system. The Basic Neurological Patterns (BNP) is a series of movement patterns that charts how those movements arose through evolutionary history (starting from unicellular beings 3.5 billion years ago) and how that history is mirrored in one’s own personal development from conception through childhood and into adult life.
In Why Movement Matters, Mark Taylor outlines the six pre-vertebral movement patterns and provides simple experiential activities that help to reveal how the patterns — or absence of them— continue to influence our movement, perceptions, and behaviors. When movement is compromised through early developmental or attachment disorders, cultural inhibition, or trauma, some aspect of one’s being and capacity for satisfaction is diminished. Restoring inhibited patterns allows us to move freely and fully in order to sustain our lives, defend ourselves, and enter and leave relationship with others. The process of restoring movement will be presented through the lens of Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal Theory and the practice of Somatic Experiencing. Simply put, trauma is movement that needed to be expressed but that was not able to happen: Why Movement Matters offers ideas for restoring movement, metabolizing fear, and enjoying life.
- Psychodrama Workshop – Kate G Naylor, LMFT
- The Earliest Stages of Building a Secure Attachment For All: Trust, Respect, and Willingness – Michelle Holling-Brooks
- Creating a Holistic Wellness program for your horses: Incorporating energy and bodywork – Michelle Holling-Brooks
Why attend the NL Deep Dive Conference?
- This is a completely unique conference! Rather than surveying many topics through multiple presentations each day, you will take a deep dive, spending each day immersed in a particular trauma informed specialty. It’s like attending 3 mini trainings!
- Learn from the best! Keynotes from prominent professionals in the trauma world on the topics of relationship, trauma-informed care, and ethics – each morning.
- Strengthen your skills! Deepen your equine assisted work by developing specialized approaches to working with your clients.
- An optional day to grow your business and jumpstart your NL certification! Day 4 is focused on growing your business or practice and/or advancing your certification with Natural Lifemanship!
- Earn CE credits.
ACT NOW – the EARLY Early Bird Rate is in effect through JANUARY 15th!
Full Conference Price: $1400
- Sign up through January 15th, 2020 for only $1100
- Regular Early Bird Rate – January 16th through Sept 15th: $1200
- Full price in effect from Sept 16th until registration closes
- Add Day 4 for an additional $350*
- Natural Lifemanship Basic & Professional Members may use coupon for additional 10% off!*
*Current and newly active members will receive coupon via email.
The 2020 Conference offers a Deep Dive into the world of trauma-informed specialties within equine-assisted practice.
As a participant, you will choose your preferences for attending one workshop each day. If you attended the 2019 Deep Dive, the format will be very similar. Many workshops will be back by popular demand, and there will be some new workshops. The conference workshops and presenters will be announced as they are confirmed. We are so excited to continue diving deep with you and we hope to see you there!
Whether you are seasoned or new to NL, or even to the world of equine-assisted practice, please join us!
Should I attend Day 4?
Day 4 this year is designed to help you build your business, expand your practice, and earn your Natural Lifemanship Certification.
Jump start your certification and your business. Register for Day 4 and choose from workshops on business building, documentation and assessment practices, and staffing cases (e.g., group consultation – live, in person). Day 4 activities will count toward NL certification requirements. Get a jump start on certification. Gain resources and knowledge to grow your business.
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Natural Lifemanship Intensive
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Equine Connected EMDR (EC-EMDR)
Natural Lifemanship for Spiritual Connection
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."