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Private 1:1 sessions with the herd are customized to meet your individual goals and needs. Client's will learn about herd dynamics, horse psychology and experience the value of a healthy relationship with the herd.learn more
This half day mindfulness program provides participants with the skills and tools to develop a healthy resilience to external stressors.learn more
One of the first steps in healing from trauma is learning to experience life in the present moment, a skill that comes naturally to horses. With this as our goal, the focus of this two-day program is mindfulness.learn more
As a retired member of the VPD I know that upwards of a third of our police department is suffering from some degree of PTSD. It is clear that cumulative job stressors are not being recognized and dealt with in an effective and timely manner. Standing Six is a fantastic way for members to deal with stress before stress deals them a definitive blow. Emotionally connecting with horses allows the internal mess caused by stress to be assuaged and healed. I have felt the immense emotive power that occurs when horses and humans work together. It is cleansing and relieving beyond words. Carla is a wonderful guide to post-trauma healing and reconnection to the essence of one’s internal healthy self.
Back in April I was contacted by my VPD field trainer, Sgt. Keiron McConnell, to do a presentation. He wanted me to speak to his third year criminology students at…
Why Standing Six? Many times while walking the beat in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside I would turn a corner just in time to hear the whispered words: “six” or “six up”….
One year ago, July 26, 2016, to be exact, I announced to friends and clients alike, the creation of Standing Six – Equine Support for First Responders. My FB page…