What is mindfulness and how can it help you?
Mindfulness is being consciously present and compassionate with yourself and others – that means shifting your focus away from the things you cannot influence what you can influence –yourself- and thus your environment. Being mindful is a way to redirect your energy, consciously choosing where you want to put it.
You cannot change everything, especially alone. Yet, you can choose how you want to relate to what is happening to you and around you.
Living in mindfulness can be very simple, and very difficult at the same time.
Equine Assisted Mindfulness (EAM)
We offer Equine Assisted Mindfulness (EAM) to individuals, groups, and organizations. Previous horse experience is not needed. EAM includes mindfulness practices done in the presence of and in interaction with horses. Horses can enhance the experience by being themselves, living in the "here and now" to a greater extent than we, humans, do while being non-judgemental in their nature. The EAM sessions are done in a large pasture together with the herd of free-roaming horses. Horses are excellent at sensing humans and their emotions, whether they are present in the moment and congruent with themselves. Also, they provide constant feedback which can be helpful when practicing mindfulness and present moment awareness. All of our EAM workshops and -sessions are facilitated through a trauma-informed lens.
We offer trauma-informed mindfulness to organizations, individuals, and other groups. We can facilitate different mindfulness workshops tailored to your needs and wishes. You can choose from shorter 1-2 hour mindfulness sessions to longer retreats. Our mindfulness services are often facilitated in nature, adding another stress-reducing/healing effect. However, we also offer mindfulness indoors. We can offer packages at our facility in Skåne, Sweden, in beautiful natural settings next to a nature reserve, or we can come to you.
What is trauma-informed mindfulness?
The prevalence of trauma is high. Mindfulness can be a helpful tool in trauma recovery. Yet, it can also uncover or intensify symptoms of trauma. Thus, we use a trauma-informed approach to mindfulness. In trauma-informed mindfulness, we strive to assure the safety of our clients physically and emotionally. The facilitators have an understanding of trauma, its symptoms and window of tolerance. Trauma-informed mindfulness offers explanations about what it is that we are going to do and choices to ensure the safety of the practice.
Upcoming Mindfulness services: