Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy 101: Beyond the Human Experience

Saturday, October 21, 2023 | 9 am – 12 pm 

In Person at “the Barn” in Flower Mound, Texas

Therapy Horse

Have you ever been curious about Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP)? 

Wondered how you could use it with your clients? 

What is it like? What does it involve? What can happen?

How does it work? How do the horses intuitively know how to help the client?

In this introductory workshop you will learn how EFP can benefit your clients in their healing process.

This Workshop is Perfect for: 

Therapists, healers, helping professionals that work with clients who have:

  • Anxiety
  • Complex trauma
  • Relational or attachment trauma
  • Sexual trauma
  • Addiction
  • High sensitivity
  • Negative core beliefs
  • Difficulty in relationships and connecting with others
  • Clients that are “stuck” and not progressing in therapy

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The Fun Part:

You will learn by your own experiential process with our horses, which clients would be appropriate for EFP, and how it can help them.  

By actively participating in the EFP process, you may discover new awarenesses, insights, and connections that can be helpful in both your professional and personal life. This workshop is also wonderful self-care! You will leave feeling more grounded, centered, and relaxed. 

What’s Included:

CEU’s: 3 CEU’s for Texas LPC’s, LCSW, LMFT

Cost: $175 $150 

Early Bird Pricing Until 10/14!

*Optional lunch nearby at Christina’s Mexican Restaurant

Meet Your Guides

Mark LoPalo, Certified Life Coach & Intuitive Healer

Mark LoPalo, Equine Specialist & Resiliency Coach

Mark is also a 200hr RYT who knows the importance of the somatic process in complete healing. His wealth of knowledge with somatic interventions, IFS parts-work, and horses, assures that each experience is truly healing for participants.

Carla Ervin, LCSW

Carla continues to train in Somatic Experiencing and Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy so that she can help clients utilize the inherent wisdom of the body in their healing process. 

Girl with horse outside in woods.
Woman smiling outside on grass.

Tricia Gagnon, LPC-S

Tricia is an EMDR Consultant, trauma specialist and 200 RYT yoga & meditation teacher. Tricia is the owner of a holistic group practice, Mindful Path Counseling & Wellness in Flower Mound, TX. She has over 25 years of experience in psychotherapy and incorporates Internal Family Systems (IFS), ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP), mindfulness, nature, and somatic practices in the healing journey.