Our Training Programs

Train with Us

We offer introductory workshops, foundation training and advanced/specialist training. We are now offering our Foundation Practitioner Training in Equine Assisted Therapy and Learning online, as well as in person in various Australian locations (VIC, NSW, Queensland and WA).

In addition to practitioner training, we provide organisations and clients Equine Assisted Leadership ProgramsEquine Assisted Personal Development Programs, Equine Assisted Learning and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Sessions.

Foundation Training in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy & Equine Assisted Learning

We currently offer the following Practitioner Training:

Introductory Training

We have created a great 1 Day Professional Development Workshop to provide an experience and overview of Equine Assisted Therapy. This is a professional development workshop open to mental health practitioners, referral agencies, and horse-people interested in equine assisted practice.

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Advanced/Specialist Training

Our advanced/specialist training includes:

Nature Assisted Psychotherapy (5 Day Intensive)

You have learned how to effectively regulate, resource and benefit from the great outdoors, nature and the natural world in the context of your EPI model EAP and EAL practice! However, now you can extend your knowledge, theory and practice to offer more nature-based experiments that serve to connect, support, change and heal diverse clients, with or without equines!
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Working With Trauma & Attachment (5 Day Intensive)

Best practice 3 stage trauma model that covers the core principles of safe and effective trauma practice, supporting survivors of acute and complex trauma.
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Working With Veterans & First Responders (5 Day Intensive)

Learn the very specialist skills, competencies and knowledge you need to successfully apply your EAP and EAL practice when working with First Responders, Veterans, and their families.
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Working With Children And Adolescents (5 Day Intensive)

Immerse yourself in understanding the developmental needs of the child and the diverse, creative and effective ways we can utilise EAP and EAL in both unstructured and more structured sessions and programs with young people.
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Working With Shame And The Inner Critic (5 Day Intensive)

Safely explore shame, critical beliefs, self-compassion and present-centred awareness practices, supporting a return to wholeness and dis-identification from fixed self-diminishing beliefs, with yourself and your clients.
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Working With Anxiety & Depression (4 Day Intensive)

This intensive focuses on a unique, experiential and mindful way of working with depression and anxiety, in the context of the EPI model of equine assisted psychotherapy and equine assisted personal development.

Working With Addictions (5 Day Intensive)

Feel confident working with diverse addictions in your or your clients' lives. This training intensive focuses on working with addictions in the context of the EPI model of equine assisted psychotherapy and equine assisted personal development.
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Practitioner Presence & Self Care With Horses (3 Day Program)

Nourish yourself! This personal development program is for equine assisted practitioners, therapists and horse people looking to deeply care for self, whilst in safe connection with colleagues, horses, animals and the natural world.  
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Ella, Victorian EAL/EAP Foundation Training, 2020

“I could not recommend this training highly enough. It is testament to the model, the institute and Meg as a trainer, that the training was so effective and engaging even when shifted to being online due to COVID-19.  I felt both challenged and supported professionally and personally, and have come away feeling very motivated to start working in this field, knowing I have joined a community of very committed and supportive professionals. I loved how the course presented a whole philosophy with the EPI model on our experience and relationship with ourselves, with clients and with horses. I feel very moved to have had this opportunity to pause and build greater awareness in these areas.”

Ivana, EAL/EAP Foundation Training, 2020

"My overall experience with The EPI and their model is one of utmost satisfaction and fulfilment both personally and professionally. From an administrative point of view, their staff are friendly, skilled and efficient professionals who promptly attend to all technical and administrative matters. They are dedicated to resolve any issues, present or arising, to everyone’s satisfaction in a professional and ethical manner.

From an educational point of view, the institute offers a high quality of education that encompasses personal and professional development and growth. Theory and practice are well balanced allowing for learning to be both an informative and experiential process. Trainers are person/horse-attuned, grounded professionals highly experienced in their respective fields. Meg’s genuine interest into understanding the inner world of another and their experiences of themself, others and their immediate and distant environment which she carries out with an attuned attention and respect to one’s needs, their boundaries and tolerance to psychological discomfort creates safe and trusting conditions for personal and professional exploration of oneself and one’s interpersonal relationships. It also provides a fertile space for psychological roadblocks to emerge and be safely held and contained.

The institute’s geographic location within a natural environment reflects their commitment to restoring natural ways of relating to oneself and another.  Overall, it is a place of nourishment and nurturance personally and professionally."

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