Healing With Horses

Equine-Facilitated Learning & Equine-Facilitated Counseling. As an intern for HorsePower (horsepowersf.com) a nonprofit in Sioux Falls, SD that uses the influence of horses as a healing therapy for individuals with physical and mental disabilities. Kris is certified in equine-facilitated learning from the HERD Institute herdinstitute.com.   She is working towards certification as an equine-facilitated psychotherapist. Sessions…

South Dakota Counseling Association Keynote Resources

A 90 minute keynote presentation . . . I actually ran out of time and missed getting to make the Connections to Counseling and Restorative Justice. Here are the things I intended to share, my experience from Counseling & Restorative Justice: Working with ‘hurt’ people – make self care important. Compassionate Listening – a way…

Restorative Justice was trauma-informed before trauma-informed was a thing.

Offering you 5 ways Restorative Justice paved the way for trauma-informed work in schools: Victim-Centered.  Restorative Justice gives voice, choice, validation, information and opportunity for reparation to those harmed by crime & conflict.  This created a trauma-informed skill-set in practitioners.  Research have shown the RJ reduces PTSD for Crime victims.  This demonstrates the approach reduces…