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Why study with Athena Herd?

Athena Herd is a natural place to learn.

Founded upon a strong ethos of animal welfare and wellbeing it creates a unique environment from which to experience the relational dynamics of human interaction with horses. As such, it is the perfect place to undertake the journey of developing the skills needed to become an Equine Facilitated Practitioner.

The course has been designed by the Athena Herd Team which together has a wealth of combined expertise and includes Graeme Green from The Mindful Horse. Graeme has 10 years international experience facilitating horse-human interactions, which vary from Mediation retreats to Corporate and Executive coaching. The diversity of character of the horses that make up the Athena herd ensures that diversity of approach and experience can be explored.

This course is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself and develop the resources required to build a professional practice of your own.

The learning pathway draws together facilitated theory sessions, practical interaction with the horses, self-study and individual case studies. The Athena herd team will share insight and experience, as well as providing direct and remote oversight and supervision.

The Athena Herd Equine Facilitated Learning Certificate

We have designed the programme to enable flexibility in delivery and development. The first 4 day onsite module represents a single stand alone Certification in Equine Facilitated Learning. Students can study this certificate alone, or continue on with the full Practitioner diploma.

Let us share with you, one person’s learning experience from 2019: “The topics we covered were nicely paced and were reassuringly supported with neurological/academic/theoretical premise. This resonated with me as it provided a basis of learning. Not only did I learn from yourself as leader but from the fellow participants in a welcoming and comfortable setting. It was a lovely, honest, relaxing and safe space to practice the concepts introduced to us.”  –(Annette, Surrey). She continues: “the take home practical guide and reference material meant the course learning could easily become new daily practices and habits.”

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Continuing your studies: the Practitioner Diploma

Those continuing with the diploma will undertake a number personal and private case studies. These will be supported throughout by action learning, and one to one supervision. The final part of the Diploma will again be onsite at Athena.

The full diploma also reaches beyond the theory and practice of Equine Facilitation and provides outline and direction which is needed to set up and run your own business.

The facilitation team throughout the Diploma will be Jennifer Geach, Graeme Green and Maria Carlsbad. Please visit our team page to find out more about their skills and experiences.

The whole team looks forward to meeting you in the future.

Come and develop your professional practice at a natural place to learn.

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Athena Herd is an organisational member of BACP and ACCPH. All of our qualifications are accredited externally with ACCPH.