If you are a trained therapist, coach, teacher, educator or something else, you can get apprenticeship with me where you will learn how the horses can guide you in your work with people. You may have been affected by anxiety / depression or have been exposed to trauma – and just want to learn how your horse can become your helper.
If we see the horse as more than a tool and learn how the contact with the horse reflects and mirrors our nervous systems, working with people will be more lovingly open. During the apprenticeship you will learn how the horse is present in the world and how we can understand its body language as a guide to the needs of the people you are working with.
Basically, the horse is an escape animal and therefore the highest priority for the horse is to find harmony in itself and its surroundings. It uses its body to recreate harmony and all of the movements of the horse – from the least mule hair, lowering the head, scratching with a leg, slowly walking to the whip – are all messages for us regarding what the person either sitting on or standing with the horse needs to focus on to create more balance.
Horses’ and people’s nervous systems look similar to each other. However, during the development of the brain, humans evolved and developed neocortex into the brain we know today, which enables us to reflect in the past and future. The horse on the other hand, has a strong contact with his body without the development of neocortex. In contact with the horse, we are therefore urged to put our mind on standby and work directly with the body’s movements and sensations. This means, with the horse as a guide, we work in the great NOW and with presence, thereby seeking to find a bodily way to unlock blockages and imbalances, achieve relaxation and flow, and restore contact with people’s own power and energy.
The apprenticeship can be done in two ways. Either you bring your own clients or together we find some practice clients so you can train letting the horses guide you to help people under my supervision. The course is individual and together we find an agreement in terms of time and length. If you do not have clients, you can come by yourself and receive sessions and lessons on how your horse becomes your helper.
You bring your own clients, who pays you a practice price, to Møn. You pay me to supervise you with your clients. You bring between 3 and 4 clients per. day. In addition, you will receive continuous horse-guided therapy by me at study prices.
Our startingpoint is your needs and what you know in advance. Together we decide when we think you are fully trained and can stand on your own.
If you want supervision with your own horses, feel free to bring them. It is also possible to stay for several days. I have the opportunity to offer overnight accommodation for both horses and people.
If you are interested in hearing more about the apprenticeship please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dorte Christiansen has been an apprentice with me
– read here how the course has been:
From autumn 2015 to winter 2016 I was in apprenticeship in horse therapy with Marianne and her horses at Møn. And I warmly recommend others to do the same.
I have worked process-oriented as a body psychotherapist for over 20 years, and I started offering my clients to go to Møn and get sessions by Marianne and the horses. It was a great success and I wanted to learn how to use horses in my professional work. I made a study plan for myself, showed it to Marianne and asked if she would take me in her apprenticeship. She would happily do that!
During the course I worked partly with my own clients, partly with Marianne’s students and interested visitors, and I even received horse-guided therapy. I participated in the period also in several of the courses “The road to the heart of the horse – and your own”. It was a perfect blend for me.
It is unique to Marianne’s way of teaching that it really takes its starting point in the individual’s needs, resources and learning points, so that everything we do becomes meaningful and relevant.
Despite many years of experience in working with people, the change of scene from clinic to training course was a challenge for me at the beginning. It was very different to have the horse as helper, and I honestly felt like left stranded. In return, I received the loveliest and most professional support and supervision from Marianne and the horses. One learns best with an open heart and because all resistance melted, the learning flowed into all the cells of my body and could be used immediately in the next session. It’s a great way to learn, which has inspired me in my other fields of work as a therapist, supervisor and teacher.
My year as apprentice with Marianne has strengthened my confidence to follow whatever the horses show. So far it has grounded my contact and my communication with the horses. I have learned about safety and I have deepened my knowledge of trusting the intuition and following a flow.
It has been a fantastic trip, which has opened my senses for how much the horses have to offer us. I have noticed how they are more than happy doing it and the more we listen to them, the more they give.
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