SOLD OUT June 9-10, 2016, On site, Coming Home: Exploring Relationships with Human, Horse & Nature
Coming Home is designed to carry participants on a journey of aliveness and fulfillment in all relationships. This workshop, designed for therapists and other helping professionals, will focus on the fundamental principles and practice of Gestalt Equine Psychotherapy, one of the most effective and experientially based forms of therapy available. You get 'behind the scenes' of how to partner with horses and nature to facilitate this powerful approach with your clients.
Duey Freeman, MA, LPC, is the founder of Equine Journey, co-founder of the Gestalt Equine Institute of the Rockies, director of the Gestalt Institute of the Rockies and is a prominent faculty member in the the MA Transpersonal Counseling Program at Naropa University. As a licensed
psychotherapist, teacher, and consultant, Duey has extensive training and experience in gestalt therapy, equine therapy, family therapy, bioenergetIcs and counseling with children and adolescents. In 1982, Duey joined and revived the Gestalt Institute of the Rockies and presents around the country in the area of Gestalt Therapy and Development. Duey also co-founded the Gestalt Equine Institute of the Rockies and travels nationally and internationally to teach this style of therapy. His therapeutic approach is relationally based.
Duey’s commitment to “teaching through experience,” results in a learning environment that is often described by students as “unprecedented and life-changing”. Duey is known for his challenging, curious, compassionate and experienced-based teaching style that invites students to examine their own ability for contact in relationships.
“Duey doesn’t just teach class content, he challenges students to take part in their own felt and lived experience of the material. His classes therefore are not just cognitive exercises, but also opportunities for personal transformation. Duey is one of the most skilled, compassionate and knowledgeable professionals in the field and a privilege to learn from.” A.P. ‘13
Duey has integrated the relational work he’s done from a Gestalt perspective with his extensive experience working with horses and created Equine Journeys. Equine Journey was created to specifically focus on the equine-human relationship and this is the focus of this clinic. As an experienced horseman, Duey believes deeply that the way to better horsemanship is to deepen your relationship with yourself and between yourself and your horse.
Kimberly Beck M. Ed. is passionate about facilitating interspecies connection and promoting compassionate co-existence between people, nature and animals. Kimberly holds a Master’s degree in Counseling and Career Development from Colorado State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Education from Ohio University. Currently she works at Naropa University and as an eco-therapist and canine-human counselor. Kimberly has designed and led environmental and humane education programs at state parks, outdoor education centers and animal shelters throughout the country. She is a participant in 'The Tracking Project's' mentorship program, training in cultural and natural awareness, tracking, storytelling, peacemaking and primitive skills.
Kimberly is co-creator of The Coming Home Project and is coordinator and co-facilitator for September's workshop. Her focus is on inviting participants to re-wild their perceptions, hearts and actions through sensory awareness, tracking, and bird language.