Equine Assisted Belief Change (EABC)
“If you want to get close to the horse, you have to get close to yourself.
Then the horse can come to you.” ~ Carol Nichols
Learn how to support and promote the health and wellbeing of horses, at home,
in the arena or on the trail.
The EABC Trainings (Equine Assisted Belief Change) are composed of versatile, powerful processes that will enable you to facilitate transformation for you, your clients and your horse.
This training is a synthesis of Sandra’s learning from the fields of equine guided development and belief change psychology along with the personal and professional apprenticeship she has been immersed in with the Chiron’s Way herd.
The catalyst that brought it to life was a terrifying colic episode Chiron suffered, after which Sandra put the pieces together and launched the first Conscious Horsemanship Program.
consists of 3 levels of mastery.
See outlines below for details.
Level 1 begins with 3 days of foundational learning in the field of belief change psychology. These first two and a half days occur in a classroom-like setting where you’ll learn how to harness the power of the subconscious mind to create change and get comfortable facilitating these transformational processes with one another.
On the afternoon of day three, you’ll begin to apply this learning to your lives and goals with horses – as guided by their teaching. This is when we learn that what goes on for and within us, can directly impact the wellbeing of the herd and in fact, all those around us. This is where it becomes clear it is not about the horse - and we embrace the beautiful invitation to be the change that we seek in the world.
Your relationship with horses starts with you.
Dates for Ireland, Washington State and Canada have been postponed due to Covid Guidelines.
This training is scheduled to occur as part of the Horses and Healing Symposium in Utah, Spring 2022.
Level 2 is 5 days and includes advanced belief change processes that will allow you to support yourself and others (horses included) in all areas of life – relationships, core beliefs, congruent verbal and non-verbal communication, and fear to name a few.
During days 1-4, you will be learning the advanced processes with each other (no horses). Day 5 will be spent with the horses, doing any belief change work “they recommend ” – or that you become aware of through your experiences with them AND FOR them.
This is when you can start to support the horses directly.
Dates: As above, new dates and locations will be set once travel and gatherings are possible. Thank you.
Level 3 is a sacred retreat with horses where we’ll connect with the divine qualities within ourselves, the horses and nature at large. We’ll experience The Namaste Effect if you will – where the divinity in me sees and honours the divinity in you – something horses are adept at teaching and modeling.
Level 1 and 2 are prerequisites for The Sacred Horse Retreat as we’ll be using processes from both classes during this 4 day immersion, the first 2 days spent in a person-centered learning environment and then the last 2 days spent in the company of horses, and nature…
“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”
~ Khalil Gibran
Feedback from Conscious Horsemanship Session with Sandra Wallin:
Sandra has taught her Conscious Horsemanship program at my place in Australia, so of course I know her as a dear friend, a gifted facilitator and the transformative capacity of her work. I also knew that when I volunteered for a phone session on her recent Horse Conscious call I may have no knowing where it would lead, but I knew I was in safe hands.
Stepping up to now riding a 17 hand warmblood brought with it some hidden fear which I had very recently become aware of. This fear was impacting on the big expressive movement of Polaris and he was showing disconnect between his front and back. Grateful for the awareness, I asked for support, initially on the conference call, then completed via Skype directly with Sandra.
The session began with Sandra asking me to go into the future and imagine what I was most afraid of! She offered that this might appear counter intuitive but to trust the process. I gave a rating of 9 out of 10 for the level of anxiety that arose. Sandra then gently guided me through a process that transformed my stressful subconscious associations. Fear was there to begin with causing me to sob deeply for minutes. Once the fear had transformed, I could see this picture from a place of neutrality,. We then did some integrating and when asked to reflect again on what I was most afraid of, I could hardly imagine it and so could not even give it a score out of 10!
Once my fear had been balanced, Sandra balanced for Polaris and then lastly she balanced for both of us. I loved this process and the belief statement I came up with was, “I am worthy of Oneness with Polaris”, something every rider wishes to embody with their horse.
Sharing my experience with friends afterwards, the resonance it had with some made me aware of how many riders must be pushing through similar fears yet maintaining an illusion of confidence and bravery. This is incongruence in action and something horses are masterful at recognizing!
Since the balance sessions I feel quite differently now when I ride. I am no longer transferring the energy of fear, Polaris seems more relaxed and I have a greater sense of presence. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to move closer towards my ultimate goal – Oneness with my horse.
~ Jane Reid
“My horse was being reactive as we approached the little creek by our home. She’d been through it a hundred times on her own but this was the first time we’d tried it together. I went back to what I learned with Sandra. Within moments, Bree quieted and we walked confidently across the creek. It was such a simple yet powerful example of how my internal state affects her. “
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
~ Anais Nin
Suzanne and Scully