Horsecoaching week in Sweden
Week from Saturday September 19 to Saturday September 26 2020
More inner strength with horse power!
After the great success of the previous coach weeks Sun Dance Ranch and the Center for horse coaching (CVPC) organizes again a unique coach journey in Sweden. Drs. Wendela den Tonkelaar is a psychologist and one of the most valued and leading horse coaches of the Netherlands and founder of Centre for horse coaching. She developed a coaching program based on the scientifically based ACT (Accaptence and Commitment Therapy)!
Anita graduated in May 2015 as a horse coach (in the training of Wendela) and is the owner of Sun Dance Ranch and in possession of a great herd of horses. Anita guides this week together with a colleague horse coach from the Centre for horse coaching.
During this trip you will discover how horsepower and horse coaching will help you to find the best out of yourself and your life.
* You’re not feeling good?
* Worry much?
* Do you suffer from stress?
* You can use some more self confidence?
* You have too little energy?
* Are you always there for others but you forget yourself?
* Do you feel that others run over you?
It doesn’t have to be like that…. Everyone deserves to get the best out of themselves.
In Sweden you will discover how you can use your inner power to get the best out of yourself. As a result, you’ll get a lot more rest, space and relaxation in your life. You’ll discover your hidden qualities and how you can use these to feel better. Not only during the trip, but especially afterwards. You’ll get practical tools to use in your everyday life. So that you not only can get the best out of yourself, but also the best out of your life!
Method horse coaching
What is ‘ horse coaching ‘?
Horse coaching is a relatively new method when training, coaching and therapy is used. It comes from America and in the Netherlands it’s called several names (including horse coaching, horse as a mirror, horse assist work and horse as co-trainer). Some people say ‘ horse whispering ‘. Maybe you’ve heard of it? This term, we prefer not to use, because this is such a shady image. But horse coaching is not at all shady.
Horse coaching is a method where you learn by the mirror (feedback) of the horse. With horse coaching you don’t ride the horse, but we work from the ground. When necessary, the feedback from the horse gets translated by a professional coach. The horse coach also helps you to use the feedback in practice.
We’re not only going on a trip to Sweden, we also make a personal progress journey. This is an experience you will never forget. This week is all about your progress. You don’t have to take care of others (in fact, we take care of you!) this week. It’s really all about you. You deserve to feel good and be happy. Not only for yourself, but also (right?!) for the people around you. Because you can only take care of others if you take good care of yourself.
This coach travel provides you with the following:
You know who you really are and what your hidden qualities are so you can use them in your daily life.
You have more energy and you know how you can supply energy again and again at times when you need it.
You’ve noticed what it is to be here and now and use this in your everyday life,
You have discovered how you can stop worrying and create tranquility in your head.
You have experienced how it feels if you really are in connection with yourself.
You know which steps you need to take to get more out of your life.
This intensive coach week takes place in a small group (max 8 participants). You’ll be guided all week by 2 coaches of the Centre for horse coaching and in co-operation with the horses of the ranch. Normally a horse coaching session takes about 1-1.5 hours. Now you have a whole week for yourself to work together with the horses. A unique opportunity to really work with yourself!
During the week we are working in six steps that help to boost your inner strength. Every day we offer coach sessions. Of course, we work every day with the horses, but in addition we will also use other forms of coaching and exercises so you can extract as much as possible from this week.
We work according to a structured model that is based on a (scientifically based) psychological model, translated to horse coaching. Although horse coaching is sometimes seen as a shady method but there is nothing shady about horse coaching. You’re going to get started with proven effective methods and principles.
Of course everyone is different and does not work the same. Therefore everyone follows the same 6 steps, but in your own way. There is plenty of room to experience what works for you and what doesn’t. In this way, you collect tools which you can use at home in your daily life. The goal is not only to grow during this trip but also afterwards, so you can get more out of your life.
The intensive parts of the program are alternated with relaxation so you’re going home full of energy. Because we work in a small group, we can adjust the program to what’s best for you. So you really make your own journey.
You will get the most out of this week (and out of yourself!) if you are someone who:
you are motivated to work on yourself and believe that you deserve to be happy/happier
you have affinity with horses and preferably already experienced that horses give you power
You love nature and you are looking forward to stay a week in nature.
You are willing to support your group members in their personal process and be powerful together.
You are someone who like to experience and feel and you are going through things instead of just talk about personal development.
Location Sun Dance Ranch
This coach week takes place at Sun Dance Ranch in Sweden. This is a popular holiday destination for many horse and nature lovers. The ranch is situated on a beautiful location in the middle of the big forests of Sweden. The ranch is owned and run by the Dutchman Anita and the Swede Anders. Together they make sure that you will have a good time and they take you on trips (by foot and on horseback) through the impressive Swedish nature.
We eat every day at the ranch or take a picnic with us. You’ll stay in a traditional Swedish cottage (wooden house). The package is based on a double room with shared bathroom. There are also some single rooms available.
The 20 horses at the ranch are perfect for horse coaching because they live all year round in the herd very close to their natural life. The horses are trained on a horse friendly way (through Natural Horsemanship). All horses are ridden bitless and without iron shoes. In this way Sun Dance Ranch provides the horses a life as natural as possible. However, the horses are not “wild” but extremely people oriented and friendly.
The horses at the ranch show us how you can be very powerful in a friendly way. And that’s something you can too!
If you want to join this journey we start with an interview. After this interview your registration is complete. You can ask for an interview by mail. You’ll get an email with questions for the interview and we make an appointment by telephone.
The next coach week will be from the 25thof May to the 1stof June 2019!
Do you have any questions about the coaching journey? Please contact us.
The coaching package includes:
Welcome drink (non alcoholic)
8 days/7 nights in a 4 people cottage with shower/toilet (based on 2 people per bedroom)
Breakfast, lunch/picnic, dinner
Drinks: coffee, tea, water, lemonade
Bed linen en towels
Transfer airport Oslo Gardermoen (NO)
4 group coaching sessions
2 private coaching session
Walking trail with guide
Herd observation lesson
Mountain trail with a horse
jacuzzi night (in swim wear)
Coach travel work book
Flight to the ranch
Extra drinks (other than included in the package)
Extra activities (possible to book extra)
Maximum 8 participants.
Single room fee Sek 1,000, (only a few available).
Price is based on 2 people per room, extra charge for single room is 1000 Sek (only a few available).The price does not include the flight to Oslo (lower costs if you book in time).
If you have no experience with horse riding, trouble with walking or you have other (physical) difficulties. Or do you have other special requests that are not included in our program? Please contact us for the possibilities.
Sun Dance Ranch has a lot to offer, so we will always find a solution.
Important when booking
If you have decided to join this week and you’re going to book a flight. Make sure you book the flight with arrivingtime not later then 11.15 am to GARDERMOEN OSLO (Norway)! If this is fully booked, take a flight earlier in the morning. This is related to the transfer we offer. This is very important so everyone can travel to the ranch together and the program can start for everyone at the same time.
PLEASE NOTE: that we do not have the ability to offer transfers at other times than 11.30 or pick up participants from other airports. In that case, you should organize your own transfer to the ranch.
For the way back we provide a transfer for the flight of +/-17.00h. If you take a later flight it means that you may have to wait a little longer at the airport. But maybe you think it’s worth if that flight is much cheaper … But do not take an earlier flight back than around 5 pm!