Essential Change

16 Guidelines Equine workshop June 11-12th, Rockwood Ontario

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: 16 Guidelines Equine Assisted Learning Developing Compassion and Wisdom through a unique workshop series


This series of workshops is for anyone who is looking for a framework for change and the experiential setting to shift the way you think, act, relate and create meaning.

The first two workshop are:

Workshop One

How we Think

Offered: June 11th

Workshop Two

How we Act

Offered:  June 12th








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Workshop One: How we Think: Change your mind, change your world.

Guidelines: Humility, Patience, Contentment, Delight

Date: Saturday, June 11th 9am-4pm


Workshop Two: How we Act: Cultivating Wise and Compassionate Actions

Guidelines: Kindness, Honesty, Generosity, Right Speech

Date: Sunday, June 12th, 9am-4pm.


Fees: Price per session- $185.00 +HST [includes price of 16 Guidelines book and cards].

Price per session without book and cards – $150.00 +HST.

Price for both sessions:  $250.00 + HST

Fees include materials, refreshments and snacks. Please bring your own lunch.


Location: Rockwood, Ontario


Follow up in the fall with sessions 3 and 4: How we Relate and How we Create Meaning.


The 16G are being used around the world to bring mindfulness into everyday life. They have been taught to school children, hospital staff, people working in the not-for-profit sector, health, mental health, university settings and in the corporate world. They are a tool to help create a culture of kindness, wisdom and compassion from families to professionals.


Through equine-assisted learning and experiential activities, participants will learn ‘How we Think’ and ‘How we Act’ and begin to practice the associated guidelines for each wisdom.  By the end of each workshop participants will have the tools and understanding to begin to reclaim those aspects of inner life that shape happiness through wisdom and compassion.


Facilitators: Craig Mackie, MA, MSW, RSW & Anne Porteous, MScN, EPC.


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