Peakgrove Workshops

 

Peakgrove offers workshops on request. Groups typically involve 4-10 participants experiencing equine assisted activities in a fun and safe environment. The exercises, running from 15 mins to 2 hours are followed by a discussion of highlights and learnings. 

Equine Assisted Constellations
Systemic constellations explore new ways to look at our personal, work and family systems and allow the release and resolve of tensions within and between people. Soul connections, supports and entanglements can be observed through the setting up and revealing of constellations.  We and our participants have been amazed at the power of combining family constellations with equine assisted applications. Horses make authentic representatives in these systems, bringing insight and wisdom.

Organisational and Leadership

What does it take to lead a team, to lead an organisation? A horse leads through energy, inspiration and motivation.

Receive feedback from the horses about your style of leadership, experiment in the arena and round yard with assertiveness, leadership and trust, enhance your understanding of group psychology and explore how to create an environment to enable challenging work to be done in a group situation.

Organisational constellations with representatives including horses bring insight and practical wisdom to systems.

 

Mindfulness and the wise horse

This workshop uses mindfulness meditation and equine assisted activities in a remarkable natural environment. Theoretically following nine stages of mindfulness, you will go on a journey alternating between your meditation practice and interactions with horses. Finding a way to experience stillness in oneself and learning how to be gentle with your own thoughts and emotions will support the conscious interaction with your chosen horse. In honing the ability to focus attention and be present, you will find common ground with the horse who knows only now. By not trying to achieve any tasks with your horse beyond awareness and presence, you will be surprised at what eventuates.

 

Overall goals at Peakgrove

  •  SAFETY for people and horses

  • Emotional regulation, rest, peacefulness, patience

  • CONNECTION, bonding, belonging, team work

  • Communication skills, both verbal and non verbal signals, clearly communicating needs and identifying needs of the other

  • Boundaries, creating and respecting boundaries

  • WORTHINESS, self esteem, feelings of success, confidence

  • MEANING, making sense of the experience and how it can relate in the world

  • EMPOWERMENT, agency, purpose, choice, hope.