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The 5th Annual Expressive Therapies Summit

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Thursday, November 6 • 9:30am - 4:30pm
Dancing with Horses: Integrating Dance/Movement Therapy with Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy

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When we watch horses move, we are riveted. We see freedom, power, dignity, beauty, grace, and incredible ease of natural movement—all qualities we might long for in our own lives. Working with horses provides unique opportunities for contact and touch, creativity, and empathy.  In this daylong Master Class, participants will learn new ways to process feelings in their own bodies. Knowing the core emotions and where they reside in one's body can facilitate self-acceptance, empowerment, and positive change. Participants will observe the movement of horses, and then express those movements in their own ways. Beginning with practical movements performed with horses, such as grooming, they will expand on these movements to create and share a "dance," or movement sequence, of their own, and then share it with each other. In this way, participants will learn unique and creative ways for working with individuals and groups, varied populations, and therapeutic situations.  

Please Note: Session will be held at the HorseAbility Center for Equine Facilitated Programs on the Old Westbury campus of SUNY. There is an additional $50 facility fee. Bring layers, including boots and gloves, for this active—and potentially wet and muddy—outdoor experience. 
Registrants will be responsible for their own travel to the site, but roundtrip travel by the Long Island Rail Road (the Ronkonkoma line) to the Hicksville, NY, station can be easily reached from Penn Station (34th Street between 7th & 8th Avenues). Roundtrip fare runs approximately $25.


Jackie Ashley, MA, BC-DMT, LPC

Jackie Ashley, MA, BC-DMT, LPC, is a somatic psychotherapist, a registered dance/movement therapist, and senior clinician with Windhorse Community Services in Boulder, CO. She is adjunct faculty at Naropa University, where she teaches body-based mindfulness practice and creative arts therapies. Trained in somatic experiencing—a body-based trauma resolution method, Jackie has been working with those challenged by severe and persistent mental... Read More →

Thursday November 6, 2014 9:30am - 4:30pm
HorseAbility 223 Store Hill Rd, Old Westbury, NY 11568