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The Athena Herd team is made up of independent consultants. Each member brings a wealth of experience in their particular field of expertise. This diversity enables us to offer a broad range of services to our clients. Please scroll down to find out more about each of them.

“Together we can do great things” Mother Theresa

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Jennifer Geach

Jennifer at Athena HerdProfile:  Jennifer the co-founder of Athena Herd Foundation CIC. She is passionate about tailoring unique personal learning and development experiences for individuals or collective groups. This ensures that the Athena Herd can support you on your journey to becoming the best that you can be. You can contact Jennifer through our main contact details.

Qualifications:

  • Co-founder of the Athena Herd Foundation CIC (Organisational Member of ACCPH and the bacp);
  • Trained Facilitated Learning Practitioner;
  • Mental Health First Aider;
  • Senior Solicitor qualifying into financial markets in 2008 during one of the most volatile times in the market.
  • Level 4 in Internal Quality Assurance

Certifications:

  • MiMer Centre Equines in Therapy Training 1&2.

Membership:

Jennifer ACCPH Fellow Member

Experience: Jennifer has a lifetime of horse ownership. She has over 25 years experience of working internationally with magic circle law firms. This includes global investment banking clients, international investment management firms headquartered in the United States, Insurers, American and European Information Technology companies.

Contact: You can contact Jennifer directly at [email protected]


Graeme Green

Profile: Graeme is a committed developer of individuals and builder of teams. His experience is both practical as a manager and leader and academic and a professional L and D trainer. He has strong personal Mindfulness and EQ skills.

Graeme Green of The Mindful Horse

Qualifications:

  • Personal and professional coach;
  • Equine facilitated, embodied and experiential learning expert;
  • Mindfulness trainer;
  • NLP Practitioner;
  • Mental Health First Aider trainer (MHFA England);
  • Level 4 in Internal Quality Assurance;
  • EQi, Emotional Intelligence psychometric assessment and coaching;
  • Enhanced DBS checked for Young People and Vulnerable Adult groups;
  • Physical and Mental Health First Aider

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Experience: Graeme has over 25 years of practical experience of team development and leadership in the insurance industry. He has led numerous teams charged with delivering robust business facing operational services.  This means he brings a very real experience and understanding of professional challenges that might arise for clients. Graeme has been delivering training and coaching alongside horses for 10 years. In addition, he is a director of Mindful Mindset Ltd and founder of the Mindful Horse.

Graeme has done Equine Facilitated Learning work with clients as diverse as Pupil Referral Units, fellows of Oxford University, and senior executive teams. He also provides Mindfulness training to clients of the Mental Health charity MIND. He brings this powerful diversity of experience to all of his sessions. At the Athena Herd Foundation Graeme works with Jennifer on all aspects including the delivery of Training Programmes, Community funded projects and the development of Corporate programmes.   

Graeme charges £95.00 for sessions up to 75 minutes. Email him directly here to enquire further or make a booking.


Ann Newman

Ann at Athena Herd

Profile: Ann is passionate about the finer detail of making your experience with us at the Athena Herd Foundation second to none.

Qualifications:

  • First Aid at work;
  • Mental Health First Aid;
  • Food hygiene.

Certifications:

  • Introduction to Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy / Learning.
  • Athena Herd Foundation Certificate: Equine Facilitated Learning

ExperienceAnn has spent a lifetime with animals. She recognises the positive effect that the company of animals has on individuals, especially after challenging times.  In addition to owning horses for nearly 50 years, she is also an experienced dog owner, handler and trainer.  Ann excels in attention to detail.

More recently, Ann has regularly been supporting the Community funded project work at the Athena Herd Foundation.


Kate Chandler

 
Kate works with energy, intuition and a strong sense of oneness with nature to provide profound and deep healing for horses, animals and humans in one to one sessions. She is a huge advocate for the gentle but powerful healing that Reiki provides but has her feet very much on the ground and is a practical as well as empathetic therapist.
 
She also treats horses with massage (using Sports and Swedish techniques and Stress Point Release) and a deeply therapeutic blend of massage with Reiki. Horse: Human Connection sessions for people and their horses (a bit like relationship counselling!) are also available.

Kate enjoys working with people and helping them relax, rebalance, recharge and re-connect with themselves through Reiki and Mindfulness private sessions and group workshops.
 
Keep your eye on the “What’s On” page of our website for Kate’s upcoming workshops at the Athena Herd Foundation, both human and horse-themed!
 
To find out more about Kate visit her website www.equiheal.co.uk
 
Qualifications:
  • Reiki Master (with advanced Equine Reiki)
  • Equine Massage Therapist
  • Diploma in Mindfulness

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Michelle Jamieson

Profile: Michelle is passionate about energy healing, health and well being. This means that she is committed to making sure that everyone, animals and humans, is looked after and generally fit and well here at the Athena Herd Foundation.

Qualifications:

  • Athena Herd Foundation Diploma: Equine Facilitated Practitioner;
  • Certified Agent of Consciousness;
  • Certified Reiki Master;
  • Animal Reiki Practitioner;
  • Laughter Yoga Wellness.

Certifications:

  • MiMer Centre Equines in Therapy Training 1&2.

Experience: Michelle has a lifetime of healing work experience.  During a session with Michelle, Michelle will draw on different techniques such as dowsing, chakra healing, balancing and holistic Reiki as appropriate. Enabling clients to have the right healing, where your body needs it most.

Michelle, on completion of her Level 4 Athena Herd Foundation: Equine Facilitated Practitioner Diploma has regularly supported on the Athena Herd Foundation Community funded projects. 

 

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Tom Benson 

Tom Benson

Profile: Tom has worked with horses all his life, from making youngsters to retraining problem horses. He played and coached polo internationally, and has seen how powerful the bond of horse to human can be throughout his working life.

Tom stopped Polo to re focus his passion for learning about horses and horsemanship and how they can positively effect humans wellbeing. During this time he started working with children with Special Educational Needs and Anxiety. This work along with assisting at Athena Herd has cemented his thoughts of how horses can support people, and ignited a fire to do help as much as possible to advance the work of Equine Facilitated learning.

Membership:

HPA polo association
Senior Member of ACCPH

Experience:

Tom has a lifetime of working with horses full time including 25yrs of professional sports coaching and horse training alongside managing stables with up too 100 horses on site. He also manages the grounds of the estate he is based at, including both arable and pasture.

Tom has 7 years experience in the Equine Facilitated Learning world, specialising in helping Children and families within the SEN sector.

Most recently Tom has been supporting sessions with RBLi veterans at Athena Herd Foundation and working as a mentor supporting our online Certificate in Equine Facilitated Learning programmes.

Qualifications:

Level 4 diploma in Equine Facilitated Learning
Licensed Rickter Scale Practitioner
Trained first aider
HPA Qualified Coach
Mentor with Athena Herd Foundation

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Elizabeth Curry

Profile:  Elizabeth is committed to helping others discover new ways of thinking about themselves and of interacting and connecting with other people.

Experience: As a parent to twelve children, including those with both physical and emotional disabilities including PTSD, Elizabeth understands first hand the challenges come with such a role. As well as parenting experience, she has taught music for over twenty-five years in both private and group settings, has been involved with horses since the age of ten, and has volunteered with PATH riding programs. Elizabeth is also a parenting coach, mentoring parents for the past ten years.

Qualifications and Memberships:
Masters degree in Education
Level 4 diploma in Equine Facilitated Learning
Senior Member of ACCPH
Mentor with Athena Herd Foundation

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Joanne Morton

Profile:

Joanne is continually amazed at the great bond between humans and horses and how this can positively impact on our mental health and emotional wellbeing.  In a world where young people are under tremendous stress and often struggle with anxiety, Joanne is committed to giving them a means to view themselves differently and to develop relationships that previously seemed impossible. 

Joanne seeks to share the great pleasure and rewards that can be derived from working with horses on all levels.

Experience:

Joanne has taught young people with learning difficulties, ASD and emotional and behaviour difficulties for over 25 years and has been an Instructor with RDA for over 30 years.

Along with her family have spent a lifetime riding producing young horse and ponies and competing at all levels.

As part of the Athena Herd Foundation team, she is now hosting training programmes in Northern Ireland as well as delivering Equine Facilitated Learning.

Qualifications and memberships:

Masters degree in education (specializing in SEN)                             

Level 4 Equine Facilitated Practitioner Diploma

UKCC Level 2 Equestrian coach

RDA Coach and coach developer

Senior Member of ACCPH

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The Athena Herd Foundation team is made up of independent consultants. Each member brings a wealth of experience in their particular field of expertise. Please note that the members of the Athena Herd Foundation Team are not employed by the Athena Herd Foundation CIC.

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