I can’t thank you enough for the amazing experience that was yesterday's workshop. I came wanting to learn about Equine Assisted Personal Growth and A Body Centered approach, which I did. You were able to distill a wide body of knowledge both on Equine Assisted Therapeutic Approaches and Body Centered work into wonderful, easy to digest nuggets of wisdom. Your stories of your experiences brought these therapeutic approaches to life. The beauty of the natural setting couldn’t have been more perfect.
What really amazed me the most, however, was the first-hand healing that occurred for me through my participation with a Body Centered Exercise with you, and with being in the ring with your beautiful horses. I was able to release sadness that I really didn’t even know I held. I know exactly where I held it too. For YEARS I have had left low back and hip pain. Last night, when I got back from the workshop and was getting ready for bed, I went to take my usual Tylenol to ease up my pain so I can sleep, when I suddenly realized that I no longer had the pain! The pain is still gone this morning and I wanted to let you know and to say thank you. - DB
Shelly, thank you for the wonderful experience that you created. You gave me the opportunity to be a part of nature for a short day under the open sky, feeling the sun, walking through grasses and wild flowers, listening to birds chirping, sharing the space with majestic Sunny and Sunshine, and so much more. ...
That was the best workshop I ever had. What a contrast with the stuffy, cold, hotel conference rooms we have to endure for our CEUS! - ST
June 3, 2017
A Healing Retreat for Body and Soul
Join us for a day to relax, release, and restore your spirit as you:
and a little bit of poetry to help you remember:
This retreat will include gentle group "releases", time alone with yourself and your journal, group meditation, and light, reflective horse interaction.
A light, protein-rich, vegetarian lunch is included.
July 2, 2017
Nature's Church: A Mini Healing Retreat
Please join us for this condensed version of our June 3rd retreat!
You will be guided with some gentle group releases to help you reconnect with your body, your breath, and your Self as a naturally spiritual being.
You will also have time alone, in silence, to walk to the mountain, sit by the creek, or sun in the pasture, for prayer, reflection, and/or meditation.
You are encouraged to bring a journal!
Preregistration is required by contacting Shelly by Saturday, July 1st.
If this is your first time attending one of Shelly's workshops, you will need to download and sign the form below and bring with you to the workshop.
CEUs available for LPC, LMFT, and general social work hours
Emotions are made up of energy - so are thoughts and beliefs. Energy is stored in the bodymind and must be accessed and released via the bodymind.
Great horse whisperers know that working with a horse's flight instinct, is more effective than trying to control or subdue it.
Drawing from their example, we will learn how to release negative energy - negative emotions - from the bodymind, by learning how to partner with them versus trying to manage them.
This workshop is experiential. You will learn how to use and practice these tools for yourself, before attempting to use them with clients. These tools will also help you stay balanced and centered and take on less "stuff" from your clients.
July 15, 2017
9am - 4pm
Heaven On Earth Farm
(Directions available upon registration).
SPACE IS LIMITED!
Now scheduling up to three free sessions per individual for the month of August!
Learn how to release stress and other negative energy - thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and old programs - in a way that's body-centered, nature-based, easeful, powerful, and practical.
Sessions conducted in nature at Heaven On Earth Farm or by phone.
August 19, 2017
Casual Discussion and Experimentation
It's All Energy: Body-Centered Approaches for releasing stress, limiting beliefs, and negative emotions.
Preregistration required by:
1) contacting Shelly to say you are planning to attend, and
2) sending the form below, signed, and including your check to: Shelly Smith, PO Box 1233, Pickens, SC 29671 postmarked on or before Thursday, August 17th.
You are encouraged to bring a bag-lunch or picnic. We may vote to take a short lunch break on-site and end our discussion before 3:00pm.
This is an outdoor event. Please dress casually and comfortably.
There is a port-o-john on the premises:)
Fall "Letting Go" Series for LPCs and LMFTs
Beginning Saturday, October 14th (9am-2pm)
Other dates: November 11th and December 9th
Join us for this unique opportunity to , , ,
Therefore, attendance at all three is recommended, but not required.
Those preregistering for all three, will receive a 25% discount. (Shelly will happily accept 3 post-dated checks).
Saturday, November 4, 2017
(Mostly) Silent Healing Retreat
Immerse yourself in the healing power of the present moment - with only the sounds of Nature to guide you, in this (mostly) silent nature retreat.
There will be a brief introduction to help you set your intention for the day with tips to help you stay grounded and present.
A light protein-rich vegetarian lunch is included.
You might want to bring a journal.
Also . . .
Please join us for our evening event!
See below for details.
Saturday November 4, 2017
Under the Moon Releasing Event
Just as autumn leaves surrender their grip onto what is familiar, so are we invited to let go - of emotions, stresses, worries, and "stuff" we've accumulated during the spring and summer seasons of high productivity.
As we surrender, we make room for the quiet of winter and the deep well of "remembering" to be found there.
Tonight we celebrate, as we sit by the fire, under a full moon, the last day of Daylight Savings Time and the coming darkness.
You will be guided in some gentle group releases, meditation, and will have an opportunity to burn old journals in the fire if you'd like.
Please consider joining us for this special event!
Heaven On Earth Farm
Specific directions provided upon scheduling or registration.
P.O. Box 1233
Pickens, SC 29671