Introduction to EFP/L for Working with Young People
A one-day introductory workshop intended for those working with young people, or interested in doing so, and those interested in incorporating horses into their practice with young people. Participants will gain an introductory level understanding of working with young people through equine-facilitated activities. The workshop is experiential in nature and participants will experience for themselves the LEAP approach to working with young people in the following areas:
- establishing trust
- communicating effectively
- managing arousal levels
- setting and maintaining safe and appropriate boundaries
- recognizing, understanding and moderating emotions
- developing an approach to life that foster an attitude of 'gentle leadership'
- working as a team
- creating a safe environment
The day will be divided into two parts, introducing a model of working with young people that incorporates Native American-inspired horsemanship and the LEAP Care Program®.
The Native American-inspired Horsemanship elements of this workshop teach ways of relating and communicating with respect and equality. Native American people had an extraordinary relationship with the land and with animals. The partnership between man and horse was one based on gentle leadership and deep respect, never force or coercion. Much of today's horse-related activities are still dominance-based, and therefore not at all suited to working with young people who have either been the victims of violence, the perpetrators, or both. This is the simple reason why we reach back in time and take our inspiration from a people who attained partnership with the horse through compassion, understanding, and leadership based on respect. The second half of the day will be an introduction to the LEAP Care Program®, a program created by LEAP for working specifically with young people.
How to book a workshop:
If you would like to attend one of our 'Introduction to EFP/L for Working with Young People' workshops please download registration form, fill in your details and return it to LEAP along with a deposit of £50.00 (non-refundable).
Next Introduction to EFP/L for Working with Young People Workshop:
Saturday, March 21st, 2015