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039 Exploring Somatic Wisdom in Equine Learning
Episode 3921st December 2023 • Taking Back The Reins with Dina Shale • Dina Shale
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Join me on this episode of Taking Back the Reins as I delve into my transformative journey during my second week of training at Somatic International in London. After recovering from foot surgery, I embarked on this immersive experience, discovering profound insights that have reshaped my approach to equine facilitated learning.

I recount my days in London, navigating intensive training sessions with Somatic International, renowned for its structured and professional approach. Reflecting on my connection to horses, particularly a significant equine companion named Harry, I unravel how my experiences with traumatized horses unknowingly introduced me to somatic practices, fostering a deeper understanding of body awareness and healing.

Throughout the training, we dived into the intricate workings of the somatic nervous system, exploring the nuances of fight, flight, freeze, and more. Our charismatic instructor, Gavi, shared wisdom rooted in the teachings of pioneers like Peter Levine and Gabor Maté, enlightening us about our innate abilities to manage trauma responses.

What became evident was my heightened attunement to the body, a skill honed through equine interaction—which allowed me to grasp somatic principles more profoundly than many others in the training. This alignment between somatic practices and equine facilitated learning struck me as a potent tool for guiding individuals through trauma release.

As a graduate of the first year, I've already witnessed the profound impact of applying somatic techniques in my sessions. I've helped individuals experience remarkable releases from their trapped trauma, unlocking a pathway to empowerment and healing.

Join me as I share how this transformative journey has enriched my work in equine facilitated learning, offering insights into somatic training's powerful role in supporting individuals on their healing journey. Discover how these tools can be harnessed to reclaim control, release trauma, and stride towards personal empowerment.

This episode is a concise yet powerful exploration of somatic training's integration into equine facilitated learning, offering actionable insights for listeners seeking to take charge of their healing journey.

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