Learn to help others and yourself
form better relationships & overcome stress and trauma

THE NATURAL LIFEMANSHIP INSTITUTE

Since 1986, Natural Lifemanship has helped people overcome trauma and toxic stress by teaching professionals how to help clients form healthy relationships, often with the help of horses.

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Learn. Experience. Grow. Be Connected.

CONNECT WITH ONLINE LEARNING
Begin your journey right now. Learn the science of relationships and transforming trauma.
Over 80 hours of video and courses available online and at your fingertips - 24/7 - at a price you can afford.

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CONNECT WITH EXPERIENTIAL TRAININGS

The reality of relationship-based work, whether counseling, coaching, leading, or teaching, is that it isn't just what you know, it is how you embody what you know. Our trainings take your learning to the next level through highly experiential, hands-on work with horses. Relationship building is inherently nuanced - only through individual and group experience can one begin to fully understand the process of consciously building a relationship with a horse, from scratch. Through your own experience you will not just learn, but also feel, how to fully support your clients in building safe, connected, and healing relationships with horses and in their daily lives.

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CONNECT TO GROW

Let us support you in your continued professional AND personal growth through our CONSULTATION and CERTIFICATION opportunities.  Join our community of practitioners to expand and deepen your skill set both in the therapy/coaching setting and in your horsemanship. Continue your personal development essential for good therapeutic work.  Through our programs you will find mentorship, clinical and business consultation, and a community of thoughtful, relational, informed practitioners striving to promote connection and healing in the world.

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Learning How to Connect with your Inner Healer and Wise One Within
Tuesday, Jul 21st, 2020 | 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM Central Time

This webinar is part of the series: Survive + Thrive = SurThrive! An NL Webinar Series for Navigating the Pandemic.

During this time, many of us are concerned about our health, wellbeing, and our immune system’s ability to protect us.  We are designed to heal, to search for balance, and to connect with our amazing wise one that is a part of each and every one of us.  We often think of healing or wellness on just one plane – the body. While supporting our physical body to relieve symptoms, pain, and illness via western medicine is a part of healing, to gain true health we need to change our perspective and include all the subtle, complex aspects of who we truly are – a multi-layered being of energy and soul.  During this webinar, Michelle Holling-Brooks, founder of Unbridled Change, will share pieces of her own journey and how, with the help of teachers and guides along the way –  the main ones being horses, she has unbridled her body, mind, and soul’s true healing power, defying all odds to miraculously recover from illnesses and diseases that experts said could not be healed.  Michelle is inspired by her own childhood trauma when she spent seven days in a coma, and by a recent battle with a rare and deadly cancer.  She hopes that through her story you can ignite your inner healer and wisdom within so that you can start to unbridle your true nature, finding health and healing of body, mind, and soul.

The live call is free to all.  Recordings are available to all NL members.  All others can “name your price” for the recording (minimum price is $5).

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OUR TIMELINE

Timeline

August 21

1986

Natural Lifemanship founders begin developing the Natural Lifemanship model and helping people heal, grow and recover from trauma using TF-EAP.
November 19

2010

Tim and Bettina began offering Basic and Advanced trainings in Natural Lifemanship while continuing to operate an equine-assisted psychotherapy practice.
August 25

2019

In October, the 2nd NL conference offers a “deep dive” into trauma-informed specialties within equine assisted practice!