Equine Facilitated Learning Apprenticeship in The Netherlands

The Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) apprenticeship in Holland/Belgium according to the curriculum developed by Linda Kohanov is offered under the name Medicine Horse Way.

People who graduate from this apprenticeship are eligible to join Linda Kohanov’s advanced instructor certification programs.

“The focus of Medicine Horse Way is to help ourselves be the change that we want to see in the world, and to harvest the wisdom of all that has been experienced”

~ Carol Roush, founder Medicine Horse Way

On this page you find information on apprenticeship courses planned in The Netherlands and Belgium for 2019 and beyond. For information on Medicine Horse Way Instructors and programs in other European countries, please consult the Medicine Horse Way website.

The programs in Holland and Flanders are organised by Josselien Janssens (photo): Medicine Horse Way Master Instructor, Eponaquest Faculty Member, Advanced Eponaquest Instructor, Master Herder Instructor.

In offering these apprenticeships Josselien works together with Medicine Horse Way Advanced and Master Instructors from the Netherlands, UK and Germany.

The Dutch Medicine Horse Way instructor certification program consists of three modules. There are optional further programs offering additional tools and qualifications.

After successfully completing the second module – Medicine Horse Way Level 1 Coach, you receive a professional certificate and can start your equine facilitated coaching practice. A big difference with the way this curriculum is offered elsewhere, is that after graduating from Level 1,  there is no obligation to take the additional modules.  Most students do value the ability for further study with peers to deepen their skills and add to their EFL coaching toolkits and qualifications.


The Modules:

 


Module 1 – The Nature of Wisdom Programme

  • Are you ready to fall in love with life and embrace your life’s purpose?
  • Do you want to move beyond limiting behaviours and live life from a larger perspective of who you are?
  • Do you want to have more authentic relationships at home and at work?

Then the NOW Programme is the most beautiful gift you can give yourself.

The NOW Programme is an advanced personal development programme created by Carol Roush (founder of the Medicine Horse Way of equine facilitated learning, and for years faculty member with Linda Kohanov). In The Netherlands, it is facilitated by Eponaquest Advanced Instructor and Medicine Horse Way Master Instructor Josselien Janssens.

Participating in a NOW Programme is an opportunity to step away from daily life and develop a deeper connection to your authentic self.

You will learn to connect with your own inner wisdom and learn to understand and develop the language of your emotions. Horses help you to shift subconscious beliefs and behaviours and you will take home new tools and expanded self-awareness to help you make lasting changes in your life, career, relationships and community.

This advanced intensive programme is an in-depth exploration of the Way of the Horse as a profound journey of self-discovery and transformation. It consists of two parts of experiential learning with time in between to integrate your process and learning. The program brings together the latest Western science about the human mind and it’s connection to our emotional intelligent being, Eastern mindfulness, and Shamanic wisdom.

In the safe and congruent environment of NOW, interactive exercises with horses as your inspiration and guides, you learn skills that help you to trust your own inner guidance, access inner peace and awaken to your life’s purpose.

For aspiring Equine Facilitated Learning coaches:

Eponaquest Advanced Instructor Josselien Janssens with Raya Du Mont D'Etanges

Eponaquest Advanced Instructor Josselien Janssens with Raya Du Mont D’Etanges

In our philosophy, to successfully help others heal and grow as a coach, you need to ‘take your own medicine’ first. It is from our own story of personal growth, overcoming our emotional blocks and limiting beliefs, that we derive the unique strenght and insights to help others.

In this personal breakthrough program of 12 days, you to undergo the transformation horses bring us in depth, to get to the core of your own authentic power as an equine facilitated coach.

The NOW Program is a standalone personal development course. It is also a prerequisite for joining the Medicine Horse Way Apprenticeship (see below). However, joining it does not oblige you to also take the next modules.

The dates of the next NOW programs are:

NOW NL X  Early 2020:

Part I: (2x 3 days)

  • Fri 21-Sun 23 February
  • Fri 28 Feb-Sun 1 March

Part II: (1x 6 days) Tues 14 – Sun 19 April

NOW NL XI Fall 2020):

Part I: (1x 6 days) Tues 1 – Sun 6 Sept
Part II: (1x 6 days) Tues 20 – Sun 25 Oct

Location:
Galloper Ranch, Terschuur, The Netherlands

Cost:
€3.200 exclusive of 21% V.A.T. (See General Terms & Conditions Rayamedicine Training & Coaching for payment options and v.a.t. exemptions)

To join NOW, we schedule an intake conversation with you. In this intake both you and we will get a good impression of whether joining this program is the right step for you.

For more information, click here to contact Josselien Janssens using the contact form on this site.

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Module 2 – The Medicine Horse Way Level 1 Apprenticeship

The NOW Program and MHW Level 1 together are a complete certification course. After completing the MHW Level 1 tuition, you will be given a writing assignment and you need to carry out 6 practice EFL coaching sessions with 3 clients, and hand in written reports.

Upon successfully completing these assignments, you will receive the Medicine Horse Way Level 1 Equine Facilitated Learning Coach Certificate and can start your Equine Facilitated Learning practice.

If you are a licensed therapist, this certificate course offers you the skills and tools to carry out safe and responsible Equine Facilitated interventions with your clients. If you are a life coach or corporate trainer you can add Equine Facilitated Learning components to your coachings and trainings after completing this training.

Taking the MHW Level 1 training does not oblige you to enroll in the next modules. You are eligible to take part in Linda Kohanov’s Master Herder apprenticeship upon completing the 8 tuition days of MHW Level 1. (See certification details under the Master Herder Apprenticeship header).

Dates 2020:
This is an 8-day tuition program in 2 blocks of 4 days.
Thu 21-Sun 24 May
Thu 28-Sun 31 May

Location:
Galloper Ranch, Terschuur, The Netherlands

Cost:
€3.000 exclusive of 21% V.A.T. (See General Terms & Conditions Rayamedicine Training & Coaching for payment options and v.a.t. exemptions)

For more information, click here to contact Josselien Janssens using the contact form on this site.

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Module 3 – The Medicine Horse Way Instructor apprenticeship (Level 2)

Medicine Horse Way Graduate Class of 2017 (Germany)

In this module you add extra skills and tools to work with clients in 1:1. The program offers a strong focus on intervision with peers, leadership coaching and managing professional relationships.

You will learn additional equine facilitated learning exercises for your practice with clients, expand your coaching and horse handing skills, and will go a level deeper in your own mastery of walking the talk as a Medicine Horse Way apprentice. There is also time and space to spar with the instructors and your peers about business and marketing practicalities.

After successfully completing the Level 2 apprenticeship, you will receive a Medicine Horse Way Instructor certificate with focus on 1:1 coaching. You are eligible to take part in Linda Kohanov’s Master Herder apprenticeship. See under Further Modules below for certification details associated with this.

Dates 2020:
This is an 8-day tuition program in 2 blocks of 4 days.
2-5 July
9-12 July

Location:
Galloper Ranch, Terschuur, The Netherlands

Cost:
€3.000 exclusive of 21% V.A.T. (See General Terms & Conditions Rayamedicine Training & Coaching for payment options and v.a.t. exemptions)

For more information, click here to contact Josselien Janssens using the contact form on this site.

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Module 4 – Medicine Horse Way Group Facilitation course

An 8-day training for working with groups and teaching group workshops with the Medicine Horse Way/Eponaquest tools and exercises. You will teach a 2-day workshop under supervision as graduation assignment during this course. This course is open to Level 1 certificate holders and beyond.

The first MHW Level 3 course is expected to start in Holland in the fall of 2020 and will be completed in the first quarter of 2021. This program will consist of a few group tuition sessions, after which students will be grouped in teams which will organise and teach a 2-day workshp programme under supervision of a Medicine Horse Way Master Instructor. Teams will observe and help out on each others workshops.

Dates 2020:
10-11 October 2020
8 November 2020
Graduation workshop preparation contact moments, workshop and evaluation dates will be agreed during the first 2 tuition weekends and will take in total another 5 days (planned mostly in weekends).

Location:
Galloper Ranch, Terschuur, The Netherlands

strong>Cost:
€3.000 exclusive of 21% V.A.T. (See General Terms & Conditions Rayamedicine Training & Coaching for payment options and v.a.t. exemptions)

For more information, click here to contact Josselien Janssens using the contact form on this site.

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Master Herder Instructor training by Linda Kohanov

Studens practicing during the 2018 Master Herder apprenticeship in Essen, Belgium.

In this advanced Eponaquest program you learn from Linda Kohanov herself, to work with background instruments and equine facilitated exercises around the Master Herder model. Amongst others you learn to tailor your own work with this model to corporate, public and nonprofit sector clients.

You will also practice Sentient Communication skills and exercises; and learn to work with the leadership principles from Linda’s book The Power of the Herd.

This is a 9 day Apprenticeship, consisting of 2 blocks of 4 days tuition, with a study day inbetween for reading and integration.

Dates:
Monday 17-Tuesday 25 August 2020

Location:
Hof Ter Weyden, Greefstraat 1, Essen, Belgium (on the Dutch border near Roosendaal)

This training is open for Eponaquest Instructors, Medicine Horse Way Instructors and MHW Level 1 trainees from the Dutch apprenticeship who have completed the 8 tuition days with a positive recommendation from Master Instructor Josselien Janssens.

Certification after this training depends on your prior Eponauqest-related education:

  • Eponaquest Instructors who have completed the 3-part Eponaquest apprenticeship in Arizona will be Power of the Herd (POH) Instructor and Master Herder Instructor after completing this course, and will be listed on Linda Kohanov’s international Master Herder website in addition to the Eponaquest website.
  • Existing Medicine Horse Way Instructors (=Instructors that have completed the 3-part apprenticeship taught in France and the UK, and Dutch MHW Level 3 Certificate Holders) will be certified Eponaquest Instructors (POH) and Master Herder Instructors after completing this course. They are able to teach official Eponaquest and Master Herder introductory workshops and will be registered as recommended instructors on Linda Kohanov’s Eponaquest and Master Herder websites.
  • Dutch MHW Level 2 Instructors will be certified Eponaquest Instructors (POH) and Master Herder Instructors with focus on individual coaching. They may apply the Eponaquest and Master Herder tools in individual coaching and -depending on their prior experience – in EFL trainings and workshops tailored to specific target groups under their own company name. They are not licensed to teach official Eponaquest, Master Herder and Medicine Horse Way Introductory workshops until they also have completed the MHW Level 3 apprenticeship.  They will be registered as recommended instructors on Linda Kohanov’s Eponaquest and Master Herder websites.
  • MHW Level 1 Certificate Holders will be Master Herder Associate Instructors after completing this course and may apply the tools in individual coaching. They will be registered on Linda Kohanov’s Master Herder website. As soon as they complete the MHW Level 2 course, they will then automatically be Eponaquest Instructors and Master Herder Instructors, and be registered on the Eponaquest website.

Cost are depending on numer of participants:

  • 5 participants (minimum):   €4.000,- per person
  • 6 – 8 participants €3.800,- per person
  • 9 t/m 15 participants €3.600,- per person

No v.a.t. is charged to European participants because payment is done directly to Eponaquest LLC in the USA. Epoanquest general terms & conditions apply.

For more information, click here to contact Josselien Janssens using the contact form on this site.

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Linda Kohanov teaching ‘Power of the Herd’ principles during the train-the-trainer update course in Germany in 2014