NL Essential Connection Kit


The NL Essential Connection Kit (Original Price $1,250 – $1,325) is for therapists, counselors, social workers, teachers, and others. If you want to better help people (children or adults) overcome anxiety, stress and reactivity, so that they can be calm, present and connected in the moment, this kit is for you! It includes a thorough collection of sensory objects, tools and science-based processes and activities that can be used indoors or outdoors, with or without the help of horses.

What you get:

  • The contents of the NL Essential Connection Kit are neatly stored in a durable canvas tote bag so that the kit can go wherever you need it.
  • The contents are organized into four storage containers with tools for engaging and regulating the four major functional areas of the brain: The brainstem (sensory), diencephalon (movement), limbic system (relational), and neocortex (cognitive).
  • Based on Dr. Bruce Perry’s Neurosequential Model, the kit is designed to make it easy for clinicians and practitioners to promote what Dr. Perry refers to as “bottom-up regulation” through activities that engage and organize each functional region of the brain in a sequential fashion.
  • Easy-to-follow illustrated guides demonstrate how to promote bottom-up regulation and neural integration using the contents of each box.
  • An online CE-approved courses teaching bottom-up regulation techniques using these tools, and an online course demonstrating how to use the tools in sessions with horses. Earn 11.5 CE Hours. Purchase the Equine Add-On and get an additional mini-course demonstrating the additional tools.


  • The Essential Connection Kit may be purchased alone or with the Equine Add-On.

The NL Essential Connection Kit with Equine Add-On is the perfect solution for people who help people with the help of horses. In addition to the entire Essential Kit (described above), it also contains tools and resources that are horse specific, such as techniques for integrating touch and horse massage, and for doing brain-integrating exercises with clients while horseback.

For a description of everything that is included in the Essential Connection Kit and the Equine Add-On, please scroll down.

Not sure if this is the kit for you? View all NL Connection Kits: Tools for Building a Relational Brain.

PLEASE NOTE: Shipping is ONLY included within the Continental U.S. Unfortunately we are unable to ship outside the U.S.



What’s Included with the Essential Connection Kit:

A beautiful, sturdy canvas tote bag with the NL logo, containing all four brain boxes neatly organized. Easy to use indoors and out. Each tote contains the following:

Brainstem Box

  • Glitter Jar
  • Bubble Timer
  • Visual Rhythm Photos
  • NL Gourd Rattle
  • Zenergy Chime
  • Primitive Rhythm Music Download
  • Primitive Music Playlist (not pictured)
  • doTERRA Essential Oils
  • Essential Oil Diffuser
  • Weighted wrap
  • Words for Body Sensations (long list)
  • Words for Body Sensations (short list not pictured)
  • Brainstem Guide Book
  • Online Course

Diencephalon Box

  • Sensory Marbles
  • Stress Balls
  • Tangle Toy
  • Water Beads
  • Pla-Kla Essential Oil Play Dough (not pictured)
  • Scalp Massager
  • Roller Ball Massager
  • Bubble Gum
  • Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Quick Start Guide
  • Emotional Freedom Techniques for horses (not pictured)
  • Horseback Brain Gym® Cards and Directions (Equine Add-On Only)
  • Diencephalon Guide Book
  • Online Course

Limbic System Box

  •  “The Invisible String” book
  • “The Gift” book (This book is a bonus item that is only available while supplies last because it is out of print. Most people will receive a book that is water damaged).
  • NL Children’s Books List (with descriptions and uses for children and adults)
  • PostSecret ®Cards
  • Cowboy Poems
  • Bandana
  • Raccoon Circle
  • Story Cards
  • Words for Feelings long list
  • Words for Feelings short list (not pictured)
  • Words for Feelings picture version
  • Rhythmic Riding Playlist (not pictured)
  • Bladder Meridian Video and Cheat Sheet (equine add-on only and not pictured)
  • TTouch Cards (equine add-on only)
  • Limbic System Guide Book
  • Online Course

Neocortex Box

  • Hoberman Sphere
  • Lung Model
  • Magic Eye Card
  • Shape and color cards
  • Word shape and color cards
  • Buzz Ring
  • Words for Thoughts and Beliefs
  • NL Skill Cards
  • NL Skill Cards Manual (not pictured)
  • Emwave discount code
  • Neocortex Guide Book
  • Online Course

What’s included with the Equine Add-On:

The Equine add-on has objects that are for Equine Assisted Psychotherapy practitioners and others who help people with the help of horses. It offers methods for integrating touch and horse massage into sessions, including:

  • A thumb drive with a video of Jim Masterson teaching how to do the Bladder Meridian within the Masterson Method with easy-to-follow instructions.
  • Cards with activities explaining how to do horse massage using the TTouch methods.
  • Brain Gym® cards that have been adapted to horseback riding.
  • An easy-to-follow guidebook and an online course demonstrating and explaining how to use each tool or technique.

Additional information

Weight 23 lbs
Dimensions 27.5 × 16.5 × 13.8 in
Type of Kit

Essential Kit Only, Essential Kit with Equine Add-On