Groundwork Therapy & Adventures in Awareness™

2020 Australian Leading Equine Therapy Practitioner Training Program
Learning Intensive 1 | 8 - 12 May 2020

Introduction to Equine Facilitated Teaching – Clients perspective

  • Foundation Principles (responsibility statement, safety agreement, invitational approach, horse as sentient being)
  • Safety safety safety
  • Horse skills
  • Mutual choice
  • Heart scanning
  • Energy layers – con su permiso
  • In conversation with
  • Brief overview of the models and where/how this fits – points of difference and similarities
Learning Intensive 2 | 30 June - 4 July 2020

Learning the Model to Teach

  • Overview of block one core principles
  • Team leads – group activities
  • Practice facilitating – design and develop own framework
  • Overveiw of horse health/horse safety/horse information
  • Overveiw of current Australian climate – business models/insurance/etc
Learning Intensive 3 | 24 - 29 August 2020

Practice Facilitation Skills

  • Review framework and foundation principles
  • Practice facilitation skills under supervision
  • Overview of the current research
  • Relationship energetics
  • Program design discussion, networking and building experience
  • Depth examination of Intention, Attention and Awareness
You will graduate the program with a certificate of completion in core principles and essential elements of AIA’s Invitational Approach™.

  • 13 days learning intensives
  • 2 supervision sessions (skype/phone – 1 between each intensive)
  • 2 x written pieces

To obtain Adventures in Awareness Graduate with merit, the following needs to be completed:

  • 2 x completion of outside facilitation courses
  • 2 x supervised facilitated workshops

  • How to practice and facilitate Equine therapy and personal development models
  • Invitational approach to working with horses
  • The equine perspective – horse knowledge and safety
  • AIA facilitation skills
  • Awareness and responsibility
  • Horse as sentient being and co-facilitator
  • Current research in the field
  • Overview of setting up a business in Australian context (insurance, networking, etc)

Kylie Peters
Kylie Peters (BSc, P grad dip psych, grad dip horse bus man, AIA graduate with merit, Advanced Eponaquest instructor, Assoc MAPS) is a psychologist. Kylie currently works with young people, families and adults addressing a range of issues specializing in family therapy, eating disorders, trauma and equine therapy. Kylie also offers training and supervision. Kylie has been facilitating equine facilitated therapy and personal development workshops for over ten years around Australia. She has trained under Barbara Rector, Shelley Rosenberg and Nancy Coyne.
Barbara Rector
Frequently identified as OMI, grandmother of wellness work with horses, Barbara is credited with the development of psychotherapy practice with the help of horses (Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy EFP) in clinical setting of residential psychiatric hospital in early 1990. She has also contributed to the wide spread teaching practice of experiential education with the help of horses (Equine Facilitated Learning EFL). Her Adventures In Awareness™ (AIA) equine facilitated experiential learning process work trainings, seminars and Internship Program are attended by a diverse international community of clinical practitioners, educational facilitators and horse professionals. Read more about Barbara here or visit her website

Berwick/Beaconsfield – Detail to follow when registered  

Materials, lunch and morning tea will be provided.


Payment Instalments
$250 registration fee when registering
$1750 – by 13th April 2020
$2000 – by 15th June 2020
$2000 – by 17th August 2020
3 blocks of tuition intensives $6000 ($2000 per intensive)

Download the below registration form and submit with a $250 deposit to secure your space.