equine facilitated learning and trauma recovery
LET'S FIND IT, TOGETHER.
There is More to Life
RE-CONNECT WITH YOURSELF
It takes a lot of processing to get to the
heart of what’s causing you pain.
When traditional therapies and practices don’t seem to really uncover what’s going on, you can easily feel lost. Whether you’re frustrated with life, not sure what’s missing, or you’re yearning for a way to finally live authentically, equine facilitated learning can help.
But Barb, horses...really?
Yes! The brain of a horse is built to experience emotion without evaluation because, unlike humans, they don’t have a prefrontal cortex that overthinks things.
Imagine an emotional but non-judgmental being who can mirror all your human feelings, providing you with the insight, clarity and freedom you crave.
Horses have an incredible sensitivity to the energy around them. They are always present and aware, not only of themselves, but of others. It’s the ultimate relationship skill, this ability to pay attention to both oneself and another being at the same time.
FINALLY A SAFE SPACE TO EXPLORE & UNDERSTAND ALL YOUR FEELINGS
Partnering with an experienced + skilled Eponaquest Instructor will help you:
Tune into your Natural Rhythms
Deepen Your Assertiveness
Build Better Boundaries
Activate Your Intuition
Renegotiate Past Traumas
Reclaim Your Authenticity
I'M BARB GANSKE, EPONAQUEST INSTRUCTOR and SOMATIC EXPERIENCING PRACTITIONER
B.Sc. (Pharm.), B.A., M.T.S. (Spirituality)
I spent over 20 years as a pharmacist and watched too many people 'coping' with personal struggles or unresolved trauma by filling prescription after prescription. It was clear western medicine wasn't working and I became intrigued with understanding how people cope. I knew I needed a change and so started my own journey to learn as much as I could about how people heal.
The first step in my quest to discover how we grow and heal was completing a Master of Theological Studies in Spirituality. This yearning to understand and help people heal and grow has now become my life’s passion.
Meanwhile, I was working alongside my husband in our commercial plumbing construction business. As we grew our company, I saw the need to develop leadership skills in our employees. In the leadership books I read, the themes were the same – great leadership is at its utmost a journey of self-discovery.
I had read the book The Tao of Equus over 20 years ago by renowned equine expert Linda Kohanov. I remember thinking when I first read it that it would be the greatest job in the world to help people heal with horses. However, I had two small children then and this was not even a dream I could imagine. But, in 2017, something urged me to re-read that book, and I was again moved by the human-horse connection. I decided I needed to take a course with Linda. From that came the opportunity to study with her.
Since becoming an Eponaquest Instructor, I have continued my learning, studying Internal Family Systems and, most recently, finishing training as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. I doubt that will be my last course or training!
My quest to understand what it really means to heal, and to be whole, has led me from healthcare and business to the field of Equine Facilitated Learning, where I am able to partner with my horses to help you on your road to self-discovery and healing.
Eponaquest Instructor, Certified in:
Power of the Herd® | Master Herder® | Sentient Communication® | Connection Focused Therapy®
Internal Family Systems (IFS) Informed Practitioner (IFSCA)
Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner
Trauma-Sensitive HeartMath® Practitioner
Reach out and get connected. We'll jump on a quick discovery call to ensure we're a good fit and you can ask me all your questions.
We'll coordinate a time for you to come out to the farm. I'll introduce you to the horses we'll be working with. Our frequency will depend on your goals.
Finally feel seen and accepted for who you are so you'll understand where to go. Accessing your own inner guidance, your confidence will soar and you'll be able to move through life with renewed energy.