Healing Hooves 2021 Training Program – Registration Form

Training Dates, Fees and Early Bird Deadlines

Training Name Online Dates Tentative Onsite Dates Standard rates
(Pro-EFW recommended)
HH Early Bird Rates and Deadlines
Exploration Training Jan 22 – March 5 n/a $650 plus tax $595 plus GST
Dec 1, 2020
Foundation Training March 12 – April 23 May 14-16 $1,600 plus tax $1,500 plus GST
January 30, 2020
Focus Training May 21 – July 9 July 16-18 $1,600 plus tax $1,500 plus GST
March 30, 2020
*Discounted rate for both Foundation and Focus training     $3,000 plus tax $2,900 plus tax
January 30, 2020
Integration Training August 6 – Oct 1 October 8-10 $1,600 plus tax $1,500 plus GST
June 15, 2020

 

Your registration is only complete, and we can only hold your space at a training, once you have completed the online waiver and submitted full payment by EFT to sue@healinghooves.ca  

 

Terms, Conditions and Logistical Information for Healing Hooves Trainings

 

Payment Policy

‘Early bird’ rates apply when full payment is received by EFT to sue@healinghooves.ca on or before deadlines stated in this registration form. Payment plans, credit card payments and later payments are subject to availability (trainings tend to fill quickly) and at a higher rate. If a participant has an agreement to hold their space at a training course with the payment of a deposit, this deposit is non-refundable up to 25% of the total Pro-EFW recommended course fee, and the balance is payable in full 60 days prior to the training course start date.

 

Cancellation Policy

A cancellation fee of 25% of the Pro-EFW recommended registration fee for the training course is charged for all cancellations which arise more than 60 days prior to the training course commencement date. For cancellations between 30 and 60 days prior to the training course commencement date the cancellation fee is 40% of said rate. For cancellations less than 30 days prior to a training course commencement no refunds or carry forwards of your fee to subsequent trainings are available. Due to the high staff to participant ratio and small training group sizes there are no exceptions to this cancellation policy. Training commencement dates are the first day of the online component of the course. If Healing Hooves needs to cancel an onsite training, we will give participants as much notice as is feasible and the onsite portion of registration fee paid by each participant will be refunded in full or transferred to an alternate date. Healing Hooves’ liability in such a case is limited to the onsite portion of the registration fee paid by each participant. Onsite trainings are not cancelled in the case of bad weather as we have indoor facilities.

 

Online Training Components

All the Healing Hooves trainings include an online component which is available to registered participants through a members-only section of the Healing Hooves website.  Links to access the training course will be sent to each participant on or before the course commencement date, provided registration and full payment has been made. All our online training courses have experiential exercises to complete and report upon, personal reflections, group discussions, and a defined timeline. To receive your certificate of completion you will be required to participate in and complete all parts of the course within the stated timeline. Online courses will close, and material no longer be available, a maximum of one month after the final submission deadline.

 

Training Pre-requisites

There are no pre-requisites to attend the Exploration training. Subsequent trainings need to be completed in order (Exploration, then Foundation, then Focus, then Integration) and, if you are pursuing certification with Pro-EFW they specify several requirements prior to completion of Focus and Integration training. Pro EFW will allow you to complete Explorations training with one trainer and switch to a different trainer for Foundation training.  Once you have completed Foundation training you cannot switch trainer without recompleting your Foundation training with the new trainer. These and other certification requirements are available on the Pro-EFW website https://www.equinefacilitatedwellness.org/ and are discussed during Exploration and Foundation Training.  It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure they meet all pre-requisites prior to registering and paying for a training with Healing Hooves.

 

Mentoring

If you are pursuing certification with Pro-EFW they specify a mentoring requirement which is currently ten hours. These requirements are available on the Pro-EFW website https://www.equinefacilitatedwellness.org/ and are discussed during all Healing Hooves Training. Healing Hooves trainings all include a mentoring component within the online course and trainees can potentially be awarded with up to 3 hours of mentoring for no additional cost provided they participate in and complete all personal reflection, group discussion and optional reading and reflection activities.

Healing Hooves also offers individual and group mentoring. Individual mentoring is available to Healing Hooves training participants at a discounted rate of $125/ hour plus GST (subject to change) payable in advance. 48 hour notice of all cancellations is required. Group mentoring is available to training participants once they have completed Foundation training. It is the responsibility of the training participant to keep track of all mentoring hours and activities completed.

 

Continuing Education Credits

Most of the Healing Hooves trainings are pre-approved for CEC’s by the CCPA (Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association) and the ACSW (Alberta College of Social Workers).  Trainings also frequently qualify for continuing education with other professional organizations and a certificate of attendance is provided for these purposes.

 

Certification

There are many certification programs in place for EFW and AAT in both Canada and the US. A selection of these, including the Pro-EFW program, are discussed and reviewed during Healing Hooves trainings. Sue McIntosh is a triple certified Pro-EFW practitioner, trainer and mentor. Healing Hooves itself does NOT offer or provide a certification program and solely attending Healing Hooves trainings does NOT provide you with any level of certification or accreditation in EFW, AAT or anything else. Healing Hooves and Sue McIntosh are independent of and separate from all the professional associations and other organisations developing and implementing these certification programs.

Healing Hooves trainings have been approved and accepted as meeting parts of training and continuing education requirements for several certifying organisations, including Pro-EFW. However, these programs and their requirements are subject to ongoing change and modification, and any such decisions are made by the relevant association or organisation and are not under the control of Sue McIntosh or Healing Hooves. Many of the associations and organisations charge membership and other fees which are subject to change, are separate from training fees, and are the responsibility of certification candidates. It is the responsibility of the training participant to keep track of any and all certification requirements, fee payments, and of their own progress and eligibility towards meeting any and all of these requirements.

 

Personal Growth, Boundaries and Emotional Health Considerations

Training programs at Healing Hooves often involve personal growth, but they are not a replacement for counselling, and are not personal growth programs.  Participants are encouraged to respect their own and others’ boundaries.  By registering for a workshop at Healing Hooves you are agreeing to follow the boundaries, for self and other participants, as established by the trainers, and you are certifying that you are emotionally stable and healthy.

 

Location

The Healing Hooves Facility is close to Cremona, AB and about 45 minutes NW of Calgary Airport. Detailed directions will be provided to registrants in advance of each workshop.

 

Accommodation

While there are no accommodation options available onsite at Healing Hooves, there are several nearby options: There is a basic motel 5km away in Cremona called the Hawks Nest (403) 637 2185 and a great B&B called Serenity Hills http://www.serenityhillsidebedandbreakfast.com/  who will give you a discount if you mention our name. Otherwise there are a number of options in Cochrane (half hour south) including a Best Western (403) 932 1410 (ask for the corporate rate) or in Olds (40 mins NE) including the Best Western (403) 556 5900. There are also several nearby campgrounds including the Fallen Timber Campground, Elkton Valley Campground and Bottrel Campground.

 

Questions?

If you have any questions or concerns, or require clarification or further information, regarding any of the above please contact Sue McIntosh at sue@healinghooves.ca

 

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