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Horse Sense of the Carolinas, Inc.
6919 Meadows Town Road
Marshall, North Carolina 28753

Phone: (828) 683-7304
Fax: (828) 683-6281
E-mail: info@horsesenseotc.com








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Body Language and the
Power of Nonverbal Communication 

Time: 9AM-4:30PM

Place: Horse Sense of the Carolinas, Inc.

Class Size: Up to 20

Horse Sense of the Carolinas, Inc., is offering a one-day interactive workshop designed to increase awareness of the nonverbal communication of health professionals and the influence this can have on therapeutic practice.

Through the powerful modality of Equine-Assisted Learning, based on the Equine Assisted Growth And Learning Association(EAGALA) Model, participants will identify their own nonverbal communication patterns and how to utilize them to better interact with clients in session.

Participants will explore common nonverbal signals in others & how to bring body language awareness into client sessions in a productive & impactful way. We will examine current science on body language and what it means in the therapeutic session, as well as practice our skills in the moment with real-time feedback with horses.

**No Riding. No Horse Experience Necessary.**

Educational Materials Provided

Upcoming dates, Costs and Registration are available at our Events page

Audience: Mental Health Professionals, Substance Abuse Providers, CAM Professionals, Social Workers, Day Treatment or Residential Counselors, Psychologists, Case managers, Family Therapists, or other interested professionals, Health Care Administrators, Life Coaches.


8:30-9:00             Registration

9:00-9:15             Introductions

9:15-10:45           Body Language & Non-Verbal Communication  Fundamentals

10:45-11:15         How Horses Teach Non-Verbal Skills & Application in Session

11:15 -11:30        Break

11:30-12:30         Activity 1 & Discussion

12:30-1:30           Lunch

1:30-2:30             Activity 2 & Discussion

2:30 -3:30            Activity 3 & Discussion

3:30-4:30             Q & A & Next Steps

Upon Completion of this workshop the participant will be able to:

  • Identify individual nonverbal communication patterns & how they are received by others
  • Recognize patterns & impact of clients' nonverbal communication
  • Increase awareness of & ability to interpret non-verbal cues
  • Help clients increase awareness of their own nonverbals
  • Bring body language & nonverbal communication into session in a therapeutic way
  • Understand why horses are great teachers of this skill

    Upcoming dates, Costs and Registration are available at our Events page