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[um_show_content roles=’um_athena_herd_efl_cert2,administrator’] It was wonderful spend the few days together last week. We hope that you all returned home safely.

We have made all email addresses visible here, as requested, so that you all have contact.

As agreed we have advised ACCPH regarding your completion, you should hear from them in due course re membership. Or you may have already.

We also attach the outline brief for the exercise that we did on the afternoon of day three to illustrate working in representative space.

This is the link to our private group on Facebook, please click through and request to join. One of us will then approve.

We look forward to seeing those of you that choose to continue on the Diploma. The key dates for your diary are as follows:

  • Action Learning Sets (online)      – 5th Sept and 28th Nov 2020 (times tbc)
  • Final onsite module                      – 28th to 31st Jan 2021

(As we discussed last week, we would be happy to reschedule the Learning Sets if Saturdays are a challenge for anyone.

Please let us know if you have any issues or challenges around organizing or arranging your case studies.

Lastly, we will be getting some photos up on FB in the next few days, so please keep an eye on the Athena Herd page. We are very happy if you wish to share any of these, however please tag us if you do.

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When we set ourselves a goal or need to resolve a problem or challenge it often requires some degree of personal change. Einstein is often quoted as saying: “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them”.

Here is a simple model to look at the goal we want in lots of different ways, with lots of layers. This model is based upon the Robert Dilts’ “logical levels of change”.

It will help you to understand and think of all the things that you might need to work upon by asking yourself the following questions– starting at the easiest level : the bottom!

Key Word Target for Learner Level
Who else



Who else will benefit? This is called Purpose or Contribution


Who am I when I am doing this?



This is our Identity
Why Why am I doing this and why is it important to me ?


This is called Values & Beliefs


What do I need to help me do this?



This is our Skills & Strengths
What What should I be doing or saying ?



This is our Behaviour


Where will I be and when will it happen?


This is our Environment


Set out the arena such that there are six clear spaces that one can step into – sequentially.

Take the horse on a journey from “Where” to “Who else” and back again. In each space the facilitator asks the question of their client once they both come to rest. The answer can be out loud or silent – client’s choice.

As they travel the journey we watch the interaction of horse and human. The journey back down the levels is generally easier for the client, as the higher levels connect them with their real purpose, and as such provide an alternative and often clearer perspective on their challenges

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