Connection Focused Therapy ©

 

Dr. Rebecca Bailey is coming to Europe for the Masterclass CFT  this Autumn!

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Masterclass Connection Focused Therapy© France
with Dr. Rebecca Bailey (Live) and Linda Kohanov (on zoom)

• When: 20-24 september 2023
• Time: 9.00 – 17.00
• Location: Cudos, France
• Investment: € 2000,00 (ex VAT)
This investment includes:
– Coffee, thee, snacks and a vegetarian lunch
– Materials
• Language: English and French

✤ Yes! I want to join this training

✤ Do you first want to investigate if this training is your next step?

Have a chat with Cécile over Zoom, and find it out

 Essential Training Connection Focused Therapy© France

• When: 17-19 September
• Time: 9.00 – 17.00
• Location: Cudos, France
• Investment: € 1495,00 (ex tax)
This investment includes:
– Coffee, thee, snacks and a vegetarian  lunch
– Materials
• Language: English

Yes! I want to join this training

✤ Do you first want to investigate if this training is your next    step?

Have a chat with Cécile over Zoom, and find it out

Masterclass Connection Focused Therapy© Netherlands
with Dr. Rebecca Bailey (Live) and Linda Kohanov (on zoom)

• When: 7-10 september 2023
• Time: 9.00 – 17.00
• Location: Akasha, Gassel, the Netherlands
• Investment: € 2000,00 (ex VAT)
This investment includes:
– Coffee, thee, snacks and a vegetarian lunch
– Materials
• Language: English

✤ Yes! I want to join this training

✤ Do you first want to investigate if this training is your next step?

Have a chat with Babs over Zoom, and find it out

 Essential Training Connection Focused Therapy© Netherlands

• When: 25 – 27 Augustus
• Time: 9.30 – 17.00
• Location: Akasha, Gassel, Netherlands, 20 km from DE  border
• Investment: € 1495,00 ex VAT
This investment includes
– Coffee, thee, snacks and a vegetarian  lunch
– Materials
• Language: English. Dutch and German translaters are present.

✤ Yes! i want to join this Essential training

✤ Do you first want t investigate if this training is your next step?Have a chat with Babs, and find out
✤ Would you like to join the Masterclass, but can’t manage to join this Essential training? Then also get in contact with Babs, and together we will find a solution

FOCUS OF THE TRAINING

  • Distinguish the limits of the counselling interventions when in presence of traumatized persons (for non-trauma specialist therapists)
  • Increase and enhance understanding of the role of the autonomic nervous system
  • Explore and experience the role of equine assisted interventions in trauma
  • Create a safe and secure space for your patient
  • Learn how to overcome the compassion fatigue
  • Increase your emotional resilience and that of your patients
  • Discover basics of working with the horses
  • Explore the impact of the Somatic Experiencing© basics

APPROACH

Experience-based teaching combining:

  • Work on the body that doesn’t involve touch
  • Exercises with horses
  • Theoretical and practical background
  • Group work
  • Case-study and on-line sessions

AUDIENCE

  • For health and care professionals (medical and paramedical)
  • For therapists, psychologists…
  • For coaching professionals:  coaches, equi-coaches, equi-therapists, equine mediation
  • For all professionals:
    • Seeking to understand how the EponaquestTM approach and Polyvagal Theory can work together to create an adapted and revitalizing accompaniment (especially when it comes to supporting those suffering from post-traumatic stress)
    • Wishing to partner with and/or refer their patients or clients to Horses Healing Trauma professionals in Europe.

This therapeutic approach will support your skills to help:

  • People who have experienced trauma or are living in a state of chronic stress
  • Their loved ones (family, colleagues, friends…)
  • Support and care professionals (yourself…)

Horse experience is not a prerequisite: the sessions involve ground exercices with horses, no horse riding.

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DURATION

3 modules (third one optional)

  • CFT Essentials: 3 days
  • CFT Masterclass: 4 days
  • CFT in-depth: over 3 to 4 months, total equivalent to 3 day

DATES AND LOCATION

Discover the CFT training:

Thuesday 7th, March 2023 (Cudos, France, in French)
Saturday 18th, March 2023 (Cudos, France, in French)

The dates for CFT® Europe training are:

In the Netherlands / Belgium / Germany

  • Module 1 – Essentials
    • August 25-27, 2023
  • Module 2 – Masterclass
    • September 7-10, 2023

In France

  • Module 1 – Essentials
    • September 15-17, 2023
  • Module 2 – Masterclass
    • September 20-24, 2023
  • Module 3 (optional)
    • Between October 2023 and January 2024 (in-person and remotely)
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THE PROGRAM

Pedagogical organization:

CFT Essentials: daily sessions consist of interactive theoretical instruction by Anne Mathieu, Cécile Gilbert-Kawano, and Babs Jasper, alternating with demonstrations and exercises with the horses.

CFT Masterclass: Linda Kohanov and Rebecca Bailey with Anne Mathieu, Cécile Gilbert-Kawano, and Babs Jasper, alternating with demonstrations and exercises with horses.

CFT Deepening and Supervision: interactive sessions based on participants’ experiences, led by Anne Mathieu, Cécile Gilbert-Kawano – part distance learning, part face-to-face (with interactions with horses).

Specific fee for this module (optional): 500 €HT

The theory covers:

  • Overview of how horses help people cope more effectively with a variety of challenges
  • Discussions of relevant research
  • Somatic Experiencing© basics
  • Backgrounds of the connection focused therapy approach including basic skills and models
  • Understanding and preventing caregivers’ compassion fatigue, while nurturing personal and professional relationships
  • Increase your emotional resilience and that of your patients

 

The practice sessions with horses will cover:

  • Demonstrations of equine-facilitated interventions in small groups, ensuring several opportunities for each participant to directly experience the exercises with horses (Eponaquest© basics on how to work with horses, trauma informed equine exercises)
  • Basic skills for effective co-regulation in therapeutic relationships
  • Basic skills for dealing with compassion fatigue.

PRICES:

Connection Focused Therapy training in The Netherlands (in English only): 3 495 € TTC
• CFT Essentials (3 days) : 1 495 € TTC
• CFT Masterclass (4 days) : 2 000 € TTC
• CFT Approfondissement (over 3 to 4 months online, total equivalent to 3 days) : Optional – 600 € TTC

Lunch, coffee/tea, snacks and course materials are included.

TO ACCOMPANY YOU ON THIS JOURNEY:

Linda Kohanov with her horse

LINDA KOHANOV

Linda Kohanov, bestselling author of five books, including The Tao of Equus (2001) and The Power of the Herd (2013), has worked with many mental health professionals over the years to provide equine-facilitated interventions for people in crisis. Since 2003, Linda has also trained over 300 professionals worldwide in the techniques she and her colleagues have developed since Eponaquest was founded in 1997 as a collective of counselors, educators and horse trainers. Her apprenticeship is now taught both in the USA as well as in Europe.

Rebecca Bailey with her horse

Dr REBECCA BAILEY

Rebecca Bailey, PhD, is a leading family psychologist and personal therapist. The founder of Transitioning Families, Dr. Bailey has worked with law enforcement and the FBI to raise awareness and sensitivity to the issues that victims of rape, kidnapping and other crimes face in surviving these extreme experiences, reuniting with their families and healing. She has worked with hundreds of individuals and families in crisis.

Note: Dr. Rebecca Bailey will be presenting the 2022 workshop in Europe in person.

With expert co-facilitators:

Cecile Gilbert Kawano with her horse

CECILE GILBERT-KAWANO

Cécile accompanies people through co-development, emotional and relational intelligence, and somatic approach. She is an Advanced Eponaquest Instructor and a Somatic Experiencing© and SOMA Embodiment© practitioner. She likes to help people to “take back the reins of their life” (with or without horses) to facilitate their transformations and healing.

Cécile offers the Eponaquest Apprenticeship in France to people who wish to become Eponaquest Instructor. She co-facilitated the first European Healing the Herd – Connection Focused Therapy Workshop in Essen with Linda Kohanov in 2021.

Anne Mathieu with her horse

ANNE MATHIEU

Creator of the “Riding the Tiger©” curriculum, Anne has been accompanying women and children who are victims of violence and all people who have suffered trauma or are in a situation of emotional fragility since 2014 by combining her behavioral expertise with horses and humans.

Anne offers individual sessions, group workshops, trainings and seminars for individuals, institutions and companies with an experiential approach with or without horses.

She founded VITAO 12 years ago and lives with her horses in the heart of a 15-hectare hardwood forest in Aubiac (33) in the South of Gironde.

She is a Somatic Experiencing© practitioner, an Emotion’Aid© trainer, an Eponaquest© instructor, a certified Connection Focused Therapy© facilitator horse professional and a Feng-Shui practitioner.

Josselien Janssens with her horse

BABS JASPER

In her coachings Babs works with individuals who are intrinsically motivated to work on their personal development and leadership to find new ways in their lives. A lot of them delt or are still dealing with trauma or PTSD. In the end, Babs believes that everyone of us developed trauma’s on their way to maturity, and these experiences always turn out to be our greatest learningsteps and, funny enough, reveal our biggest talents.
She gets a lot of energy in training the ‘trainers’ in the CFT essential and in facilitating the Eponaquest curriculum in the Netherlands. These trainings always deepen her knowledge and understanding of human behaviour.

Babs has a Msc in Biology, with a specialisation in (psycho)-neuro-immunology. The work of Porges was the last missing link. She combines her knowledge of equine facilitated learning (Eponaquest), emotional intelligence and the polyvagal theory also as a consultant in healthcare, where she advocates for more (emotional) awareness.

HORSES

A small herd of horses will be our partners in the practice sessions in the workshop.

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Pallieta and Wonderfull, two of our four leged collegues during our first CFT essentials in the Netherlands

More information

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Events with Dr. Rebecca Bailey in the netherlands

We decided to get the most out of the visit from Dr. Rebecca Bailey to the Netherlands.
Getting to know her, is finding out that her view about connection and her knowledge of psychotherapy, the polyvagal theory and working with horses can impact many fields in our lives. With these events, we want to inspire these fields.

All the events are held at Akasha, in Gassel (NB). A horseriding school where they, without being conscious of it, apply a lot concepts of the polyvagaltheory, for the wellbeing of human and specially their horses

The presentations are in English language. Dutch translators are available

Eveningevent for managers, HR, selfemloyed therapists in Healthcare:

Compassion fatigue and the power of connection in healthcare
a different view on safety, trust and responsibility

📅 Date: Wednesday, 6 sept 2023

    Time: 17.00 – 22.00 (Doors open for food and small talk 17.00)

    📍 Location: Akasha‘s Paardrijschool, Molenakker 11A, 5438 NG Gassel, Noord Brabant

    Ticket Price: 

    € 95,00
    – Drinks and easy (vegetarian) food included

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    Eveningevent: An interview with Dr. Rebecca Bailey

    Speaking of Healing:
    Unlock the Power of Language in Trauma Healing and Coaching

     

    📅 Date: Friday 8 September 2023

    Time: 19:30 – 21:00 (doors open at 19.00)

    📍 Location: Akasha‘s Paardrijschool, Molenakker 11A, 5438 NG Gassel, Noord Brabant

    Ticket Price: 

    € 37,- for attendance and/or access to the recording

    € 54,- for attendance and/or access to the recording and a copy of Dr. Rebecca Bailey’s book In Verbinding met Paarden

    🎟️ Limited Capacity: 80 seats available

      This event will be recorded on video

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      Getting to know CFT

      An introductionevening to CFT, Eponaquest & the Polyvagal Equine Institute

       

      📅 Date: Saterday, 9th sept 2023

        Time: Time: 19.00 – 22.00 (Doors open at 18.30)

        📍 Location: Akasha‘s Paardrijschool, Molenakker 11A, 5438 NG Gassel, Noord Brabant

        Ticket Price: 

        € 27,00

        ✤ Tell me more

          woman and horse connecting