Rainy Day Activities Course

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Don’t let wet and cold weather or the absence of a horse delay the healing work you and your client are committed to.

When working with clients, you understand the importance of consistency to support growth and healing. The weather, however, may not always comply. 

Whether you find yourself indoors, or unable to secure an equine partner, we developed an incredibly fun and interactive course with a toolbox of trauma-informed activities to use indoors.

There is a reason your clients chose equine-assisted psychotherapy—they prefer experiential over traditional talk therapy.

Give them the experience they prefer with facilitation skills, games, and exercises that continue the work around regulation, connection, and communication. 

Details

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What: Rainy Day Activities Course (4 CE credits available)

Where: Online, self-paced course

Why: Progress with clients should not depend on the weather—or availability of horses

Cost: $59 for non-members (course will be available for 1 year after purchase)

There are two ways to access this course.

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Why take this Rainy Day Activities course?

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This course is for you if...

  • You want to facilitate interactive sessions through a trauma-informed lens.
  • You work in an environment where the weather controls many outdoor sessions.
  • You wish to help others develop a stronger connection to self and others.
  • You would like to integrate a variety of experiential activities into your equine assisted practice.

Here’s what you can expect

Video Lessons

11 video lessons that teach you how to facilitate more than 10 experiential, indoor or outdoor activities

Facilitation Skill Building

Build the necessary skills for helping both individuals and groups with regulation, connection, communication, and more.

Tons of Fun!

Participate in one of the most fun and hands-on learning experiences of your career. Each video lesson will take you back to your school days—when rainy days meant indoor learning disguised as fun and play.

No Travel Required

With our video lessons, you avoid the expense and time it takes to travel to an in-person training.

Earn CE credits

Complete this fun and valuable training, and earn 4 CE credits in the process.

Here's how others found sunshine on a rainy day

“I loved how the activities allowed me to deepen the experience of social engagement with the other participants. They supported group cohesion while also offering opportunities to touch into inner and interpersonal conflicts. I got a good sense about how different activities can be used at different times for different purposes, and also how an activity can have many different goals depending on the intention and how it is framed from the get-go.”

~ Sarah Schlote, founder EQUUSOMA

"All the activities & discussions brought a new perspective. Very Cool!"

~ Laurie Johnson with Barnabas Horse Foundation

"We'll use [these] with our families to help them have concrete ways to experience connection (ways that aren't "threatening" but fun). We don't need to just wait for "rainy days" to use these."

~ Bonnie Harlow with God is Faithful Acres

What Will I Learn?

Video 1: Icebreakers

Meet your instructors, warm up with “Sevens” and other experiential activities meant to get your brain going and experience connection with others. Expect lots and lots of laughter!

Video 2: Moon Ball

Learn how to play this fun and interactive game with a beachball, develop simple strategies and tools for expressing feelings and moving towards positive emotions.

Video 3: Group Juggle and Facilitation Skills

Learn the Group Juggle activity which teaches facilitation skills and how to build group connection.

Video 4: The One True Path

Learn The One True Path (also called, The Secret Path) where the goal is to get each and every member safely from one end of the tarp to the other by discovering the one true path.

Video 5: Are You More Like…?

This activity is a fun way to get to know one another, and oneself and affords the opportunity to explore dissonances where they occur in the decision-making process of each individual.

Video 6: Bull Ring Group 1

Learn the Bull Ring activity, which demonstrates how attunement, cooperation, and regulation can provide a rich opportunity for processing individual emotions and group dynamics.

Video 7: Bull Ring Group 2

This activity continues with the second group of participants.

Video 8: Helium Stick

Learn the Helium Stick challenge which facilitates a group exercise in which participants work together towards a common goal. This involves perspective, roles, and intensity.

Video 9: Turn Over a New Leaf and Group Clap

Learn two activities: Turn Over a New Leaf and Group Clap provide ways to meaningfully explore team processes that require coordinated problems solving, planning and effort.


Video 10: Raccoon Circle Activities

Learn two activities using raccoon circles, one of which evokes high energy and excitement while the other supports calm and focused mindfulness.


Video 11: The Sounding and Wrapping Up

In this final activity, the group wraps up with a final "sounding". What you observe in this lesson is this final sounding of encouraging feedback.

Meet your rainy day instructors!

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Bettina Shultz Jobe

Natural Lifemanship CEO and Founder, Licensed Professional Counselor.

Over 20 years experience partnering horses and humans to bring about healing, transformation, and growth.

Extensive training and experience in a variety of therapeutic modalities and a passion for how horses make them all better!

Cindy Hatchell

Cindy Hatchell

Challenge Adventure Programs, Educator

She is a graduate of Texas Wesleyan University and worked as a classroom teacher and administrator in public education. 

For more than 20 years, Cindy’s passion and life’s work has been inspiring people through camp ministry.

Jennifer Steinmetz

Jennifer Steinmetz

Texas Teambuilder, Owner

Retired from the corporate world after 25 years. Found a passion for facilitating experiential activities after helping her son and his soccer team learn team building and growth exercises. 

More than 20 years working facilitating experiential learning, effective group dynamics, and leadership development.

Q: What is the time commitment for this course?

Each video varies in length from 12 minutes to 28 minutes and is followed by a brief quiz. The total time it takes to complete all 11 videos is approximately 240 minutes.


Q: Are there assignments due after each video lesson?

No. There are no required assignments, however, there is a quiz following each video.


Q: Are the CE credits given immediately following completion of the course?

Yes, upon completion of the course you will earn 4 CE credits.

Details

What: Rainy Day Activities Course (4 CE credits available)

Where: Online, self-paced course

Why: Progress with clients should not depend on the weather—or availability of horses

Cost: $59 for non-members (course will be available for 1 year after purchase)

There are two ways to access this course.

Are you a professional NL member?

Login to the website and access the course for free. This course is available for the duration of your membership.

Want a professional membership?

Sign up here and access this course PLUS so much more!

Not a professional member?

Purchase the course below. If you have a basic NL membership, you will receive a 10% discount at checkout when you are logged into the website.