STRONGER WOMEN SERIES
Our Stronger Women Life Skills Development Series aids women in the Regina area in finding their power under all of the perceptions, labels, roles and jobs they live up to every day. Our 8-12 week program series builds on one particular life skill each week and then continues building on those skills as the participants continue on to the next week. This series provides valuable life skills to the women who are rebuilding their lives from all kinds of trauma, including abuse, sexual exploitation, depression, suicide, jail or homelessness, as well as women who are looking to take the next step in her life, looking for results in both her personal and professional life!
What our women learn at Double T Ranch is important; however, what they remember is priceless! Working with horses creates a unique memory that causes the attendee to remember the learning far longer than sitting in ‘just-another classroom’. By working with their teachers, women will build strong, solid skills that they can draw upon when they are faced with choices in everyday life.
All skills learned in the arena are paralleled back to their everyday lives, ensuring that the learned skills are transferred to how they deal with people, choices and the world around them. There is NO riding the teachers in any of these programs. We must allow the horse to be able to speak through his body to help the women to make changes. Our interactive women's group programs are specifically designed to ensure the learning and retention of necessary life skills to aid in each woman’s personal growth and journey. Our “teacher-horses” will provide “loud teachable moments” that the participants will never forget.
helping women find their power.
We don’t promise that we will fix everything for our women or give them all of the answers to life’s troubling questions. We both know that life doesn't work that way. Real change doesn't happen when others give you the answers.
Real sustainable change comes not from others, but instead when you uncover the answers yourself.
It’s not a feminist movement. It’s not about women’s rights. It’s not about proving any points to anyone. It’s about women finding themselves under all of the perceptions, labels, roles and jobs they live up to every day. This IS about each woman trusting herself, hearing her inner voice, listening and acting based on what she knows from deep within.
how can a horse teach our women what another human being cannot?
Horses are prey animals and the number one thing they demand in life is to feel safe.
They can easily discern between a calm and nervous energy and know if they are being approached honestly, without confusion and vice versa. Our horses will quickly recognize if you are showing up with your true authentic self and respond to the stimulus through their ability to sense physiological changes in the body. Each action, thought and feeling is stimulus the horse can sense. In today’s world, many women are not used to feeling vulnerable yet safe; often they are used to wearing masks and exhibiting strength whether it is authentic or not.
The horse will only respond to the real you. By interacting and working with the horse as both a teammate and teacher, they are able to help your women see their true, authentic selves and understand boundaries by guiding them to the deepest level of self-knowledge! These powerful skills programs will help your women to take empowered action, find their own self-truths and help in their journeys to move forward with a confidence, calmness and strength that will change their lives!
experience improved wellbeing.
EACH WOMAN WILL LEARN:
that internal dialogue needs to match external actions
that force does not equate to movement
that looking back stops movement forward
how to develop healthy relationships
how to accept responsibility and accountability
how to overcome barriers to find change
that it takes courage to make the changes the horse is telling them
how to be creative and innovative
how to find opportunity in working together
how to develop their decision-making skills
how to take appropriate risks to get out of their comfort zone
how to develop patience to take it one step at a time
the importance of communicating their vision with direction
how to find the leader within themselves
how to realize the benefits associated with effective communication
the value of mutual trust, respect, and personal integrity
... ALL WHILE HAVING A BLAST!!
help your women to see the power within themselves in order to live their lives as stronger women.
Horses are incapable of judgement. What a unique thought; to go to a place where judgement does not exist and we can be ourselves! They don't care about our clothes, our weight, our spiritual or political beliefs, or where we’ve come from. They care about helping us to be the best version of US that we can be. They are always honest and they cannot judge. They work hard to push us to a new level where we can feel confident and competent in ourselves and in our abilities.
One of the many bonuses of working with horses as opposed to a classroom setting is the component of interactivity. Although we all learn in different ways, we each take away our own lessons that we learn through our experiences. Every learning style; visual, auditory and kinesthetic, has been taken into account in the development of this course so that all clients are learning in the best way possible for THEM.