Workshops: "If not now, when?"

2021 Workshops and Classes

Equine Partnered Bodywork - Online Course Register Here will introduce a light touch technique we can do WITH our horse. We will discover the connection of how to ask for and observe our horse's consent to be with us. By applying a light touch to the neck of a horse, we will see and recognize different levels of response. As a result, we will discover that by applying a light touch and staying on the point or area, the horse will ‘process and release’ their own tension, be it physical, mental, emotional. We in turn will feel our stress level melt away into relaxation.

What you’ll learn:
  • Explore multiple methods, tips and techniques on how to identify, find and release tension in a horse
  • See a demonstration of an evaluation process to determine discomfort areas in the horse
  • How to greet a horse and determine if a horse is receptive to you
  • Learn where the Bladder Meridian is on a horse and why this work is so powerful
  • Observe a demonstration working with several horses using the Invite / mutual greeting technique
  • Observe an activating the Bladder Meridian session with several horses
  • Apply and practice the techniques observed with your horse or experience a virtual session!
  • Connect with horses on a deeper lever by observing and respecting their boundaries
  • Identify with horse behavior that is beyond this course and will be covered in the advanced course
  • Communicate more effectively with horses
  • Introduction to the Traditional Chinese Method way of thinking
Who this course is for:
  • People who want to develop a better connection with their horses
  • Horse Trainers, Bodyworkers, Caregiver, Owner Rescue and Shelter Supporters
  • Horse Enthusiasts People who are seeking to find peace within their heart and mind
Previous equine knowledge helpful, but not necessary for this Intro course
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“Listening Between the Lines” - A joint Venture
between Greater Good Points and Horse Sense Healing

Morning: Healing Horses (Light Touch Acupressure)
Through exercises, discussion and hands on work with a horse:
  • Listen to and read the body’s energy and responses to light touch .
  • Practice preparing ourselves to be a bodywork partner with our horse
  • Read the horse’s space limits, ask for permission.
  • Read the horse to stay under their brace by managing our actions, emotions and intent. This technique is different than horsemanship.
  • Become familiar with an introduction to a system of healing and wellness that has been in practice for 5,000 years
  • We’ll discuss some brain science and equine anatomy too! Cool stuff!
  • You will leave with bodywork skills to work with your horse. As you practice - you will achieve awareness of your horses health, discover deeper connection and balanced wellbeing for partnership.
Afternoon: Horses as Healers - Honoring Their Gifts
Participants will experience horses as healers with Brenda Westwood of Horse Sense Healing.
Brenda partners with horses using the powerful Equine Gestalt Coaching Method and will assist participants in exploring what holds them back from being the human their horse wants them to be.
We will look within and have the opportunity to truly honor horses.
Horse Sense Healing, LLC Brenda Westwood
www.HorseSenseHealing.com 406-257-0008

Dates Offered:
See Calendar 10 am – 5 pm Cost: $250
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“Animals and Essential Oils- Introduction to Modality Basics”

A wellness session includes Animal Communication & the art of evaluating tension and discomfort areas on your horse.
A treatment session to induce overall health benefits followed by Energy work
  • Identify discomfort areas via simple technique.
  • Identify Animal communication - answers to your questions directly from your horse.
  • Treatment you can do yourself using different modalities - Essential oils, pressure points, energy healing and red light/ cold laser therapy based on discoveries.
  • Wrap up the day with a quick session on a dog and a horse
Dates Offered:
See Calendar
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“Toolkit for Equine Connection”

  • Clicker training- steps to success - refining conversation with the horse - 2 exercises in preparation for body work
  • Daily massage technique for wellness you can do yourself with your horse includes technique for clearing Lymph nodes (runny eyes and edemas)
  • Colic Relief Acupressure Points
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Reiki Level 1 – Humans and Animals – Course and Attunement
Includes Level 1 Certificate

  • What is Reiki? and the history of Reiki (originated in India and the East before Buddha or Christ)
  • Energy – the animal to human connection
  • Level 1 attunement The symbols, energy centers and hand positions
  • Perform a Reiki session on yourself (and everyday for 21 days)
  • A Reiki session on a horse and a Reiki session on a dog.
  • The power symbol, energy centers and hand positions
  • Reiki is omniscient-infinite wisdom and knowledge.
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Reiki Level 2 – Humans and Animals >– Course and Attunement
(Complete Reiki Level 1 with Nancy) Includes Level 2 Certificate

  • Level 2 attunement and more advanced techniques!
  • Additional symbols and powerful ways to incorporate them
  • Distance healing (we will perform a group distance healing)
  • Advanced Reiki on the energy centers
  • A full spectrum Reiki session on each student
  • A full spectrum Reiki session on a horse as well as a dog.
  • Essential Oil basics - More advanced techniques -
    adding to a wellness session for your dog and horse.
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Reinvent the Spark: Remember when...

  • Your heart was full and totally connected to horses?
  • Your daughter or son spent all their time with horses but now they've moved on to adult life
  • and now?...

  • You feed, care for but worry the horse is not 'being used' and the horse is simply a pasture ornament?
  • You feel disconnected, can't communicate or don't know how to spend time together at this juncture in life?
Now is a good time to reinvent and rekindle your passion! There is so much more to horses than simply riding... Bring your horse here or I'll visit you.
We will evaluate your combined dynamics, explore the needs and desires for interaction and establish the ability to communicate with each other where you both are in your journey now.
I'll share with you some 'connection bodywork' techniques that enhance emotional, physical, spiritual balance. I'll share tools to establish a deeper relationship between you both, to recognize the smallest of responses and tips to interpret their meaning. I'll guide the plan for moving forward with enriching activities for sharing time, connecting and ultimately discovering - within yourself - a deep and rich inner peace.
Call Nancy today for an appointment 406-756-2327

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Toolkit for Tension" Private lesson

Much of the work I do with horses begins with recognizing and releasing tension. Mental, emotional, physical tension can cause all the above and more which results in . Even if we think our horse is relaxed and perfect, there are some things we can do to check their wellbeing and gain a deeper connection.
Recognizing the signs of disconnect to find and create engagement
"What am I seeing or not seeing?" In this workshop we'll take a look at your equine partner (and you) to see the signs of contentment, stress, tension, apprehension, checked out - not connected, confidence and lack of confidence, trust and lack of trust. For the horse who constantly moves we'll study their level of patience as well as discomfort, impatience an determine if this is excessive movement simply due to an inability to release tension? The best thing you can do with your horse is to teach them to release tension!
Come join us for an amazing day with your horse! Call for an appointment. 406-756-2327

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Programs:

Groundwork 1: based on feel, energy, body language:

  • Reading your horse
  • The horses drive-line
  • Timing feel and balance
  • Haltering and leading
  • Engage the haunch
  • Soft feel, timely release
  • Effective partnership - set boundaries
  • Direct and indirect pressure
  • Activities to continue your development
  • All this and more
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    Liberty Work 1: based on feel, energy, body language:

  • Reading your horse in movement
  • The horses drive-line
  • Timing feel and balance at the walk
  • Turning your horse away from you
  • Drawing your horse towards you
  • Moving the horse by catching the eye
  • Perfecting the liberty dance
  • All this and more
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    Horsenality Study: Combined energy - Learn how to help your horse feel connected

  • Active, Reactive?
  • Thinking, Frozen, Hiding?
  • Try, Brace?
  • Confident, Unconfident?
  • All this and more

  • Nancy has studied horsemanship and related modalities since 2001 and has an innate sense of understanding when connecting with horses. Nancy is certified as an equine massage practitioner, certified in acupressure and essential oils, performs energy work as a Reiki Master, and is currently completing the Masterson Method field course study program and will follow up with the 3 day certification process. See Nancy's educational experience.

    Workshops by others

    Horse Sense Healing - Brenda Westwood...

    Past events: Reach Out To Horses - Anna Twinney...

    2015, 2016, 2017 -Hosted by GGR and Horse Sense Healing- 3 Day Clinics



    So grateful to see this amazing demo of just how good it can be between a horse and a human. This horse assessment was 17 minutes. At the end of the demo Anna states her "evaluation" - essentially what information she gleamed from working with this horse for only 17 minutes. This session was the most amazingly precise and integral work that I've seen - clear, concise, respectful and full of questions, 'asks' and answers. What a conversation to watch!

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