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Unit 5: This unit eases participants into the communication section of the program which begins with self-talk. Participants build on the notion of the inner voice, how to become aware of it, make friends with it and use affirmations to challenge negative thinking patterns. Both positive and negative self talk are discussed and are related back to anger. The premise is to empower participants to be accountable to their own thoughts. A brief mindful breathing exercise is worked through to demonstrate the simplicity of connecting to our breath. Expected outcomes for participants in this unit are a deepened awareness of their inner voice and how to harness the power of positive self talk and affirmations.

Unit 4: This unit introduces participants to a deeper level of emotional awareness within the context of anger, using anger logs and the anger scale. With these new tools, participants are introduced on how to express anger respectfully. The concept of a “Time Out” is presented to add to the mindfulness toolbox as well as a mindful body awareness exercise.  Expected outcomes of this unit for participants are a broader awareness of anger and to be accountable to what they are feeling using the tool of a time-out.

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Unit 3: This unit delves deeper into emotions with a focus on anger and working into the depths of emotional discovery via the emotional onion.  The pillars of anger, the anger volcano, primary and secondary emotions are discussed to give insight into processing feelings.  To add to their mindfulness toolbox, participants are introduced to a body awareness exercise for relaxation and meditation. Expected outcomes for participants in this unit are to develop an understanding of the value of anger and to use the tools to deepen their awareness of what they feel.

 

Unit 2:  This unit provides and introduction to what emotions ate and the purpose they serve.  Participants are introduced to the concept of somatics and healthy ways to express emotions. Facial expressions are studied to demonstrate how they can be interpreted. To add to their mindfulness toolbox, participants are introduced to another breathing exercise. Expected outcomes of this unit for participants are to have an understanding of the range of emotions and how emotions manifest in their bodies.

Unit 1: This unit introduces participants to group guidelines and defines and outlines the many types of abuse specific to domestic violence. Expected outcomes is that participants broaden their understanding of what abuse is and are introduced to an example of what a healthy relationship looks like. To add to their mindfulness toolbox, participants are introduced to a breathing exercise

In the spring on 2016, CKPGTV news did a piece on our Equine FAcilitated Wellness workshops being held during the summer.

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PGTV's recent article on the Equine Facilitated Wellness program at The Northern John Howard Society of B.C..

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