Essential Change

Oct 1-2, 2016, 16 Guidelines, Equine Assisted Learning Workshop: Relationships and Meaningful Life

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 third and fourth  workshops are:

Workshop Three

Realizing connection and creating the relationships you want.


Offered: October 1st


Workshop Four

Embracing change and the possibility of creating a meaningful life

Offered:  October 2nd









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Through equine-assisted learning and experiential activities, participants will learn ‘How to Relate’ with compassion and wisdom, as well as ‘How to Create a Meaningful Life.’  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.


Workshop Three: Realizing connection and creating the relationships you want.

Guidelines: Respect, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Loyalty

Date: October 1st   9am-4pm


Workshop Four: Embracing change and the possibility of creating a meaningful life.

Guidelines: Aspiration, Principles, Service, Courage

Date: October 2nd  , 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 [book/cards extra]

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


Location: Rockwood, Ontario


Follow up in the Spring 2017 with sessions 1 and 2:

How We Think and Cultivating Wise and Compassionate Actions.  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.


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


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