Show Notes

Episode 1


What is Equine Therapy:

“The premise is that we invite horses into the therapeutic process to help us facilitate building a relationship with the client, there is numerous benefits to that…”

“It is like working with a highly skilled nonverbal co-therapist…”

They are very attuned with the client’s authenticity, emotions, and nonverbal.


Where to find Ioana MĂRCUȘ:


Equine Programs Mentioned:

Gestalt Equine Institute of the Rockies - Home

The Gestalt Equine Institute of the Rockies (GEIR) combines the passion for horses and Gestalt therapy in a Gestalt Equine Psychotherapy (GEP)™


A membership organization which fosters safe, professional, ethical and therapeutic equine activities through education, communication, standards and ...

EAGALA Primary site | The Community Network for People Interested ...       

Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) is the leading international nonprofit association for professionals incorporating horses to address mental health and personal development needs.  Our vision is that every person worldwide will have access to these therapy services known as Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy

Natural Lifemanship: Home Page

Natural Lifemanship™ is the new standard in equine-assisted psychotherapy, and one of the most sought after trainings in trauma-informed mental health.


Ioana’s Book Shelf:

Walking the Way of the Horse: Exploring the Power of the Horse-Human Relationship

by Leif Hallberg (Author)

Riding Between the Worlds: Expanding Our Potential Through the Way of the Horse

by Linda Kohanov  (Author)

Horsewatching: Why does a horse whinny and everything else you ever wanted to know

by Desmond Morris  (Author)

A Journey to Softness: In Search of Feel and Connection with the Horse

by Mark Rashid (Author), Skip Ewing (Foreword)

Body of Awareness: A Somatic and Developmental Approach to Psychotherapy

by Ruella Frank  (Author)

Horse as Teacher: The Path to Authenticity

by Kathy Pike  (Author), Mary Beth Meyers (Author), Melisa Pearce (Author), Anna Twinney  (Author), Susan Williams (Author)…

Meditation for Two: Searching for and Finding Communion with the Horse

by Dominique Barbier and Keron Psillas

"Something you said..."

by Mark Rashid

More Than a Mirror: Horses, Humans & Therapeutic Practices

 by Shannon C. Knapp

Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior (A Harvest Book)

 by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson

The Horse Boy: A Memoir of Healing

 by Rupert Isaacson

Learning Group Leadership: An Experiential Approach

 by Jeffrey A. Kottler and Matt Englar-Carlson


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