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Auditable Modules for Non ROOTS Students


The following training modules can be taken by candidates not enrolled in a course or certification track. 

Space is limited and application is required. Your deposit link will be sent to you upon acceptance as an auditor in a module.

Modules taken as audit modules, do not automatically qualify candidates for future acceptance to a course or certification training track.

Auditable modules do not include distance learning or any other services from ROOTS Institute. These are considered audit positions and are available on a space available basis.


●     Module 1: Creating Inner Sanctuary through Inter-species Connection​

April 5-9, 2017 - Salisbury, England

June 28-July 2, 2017 - One Heart Wild Education Sanctuary, Silverdale, WA

July, 2017 TDB - Ladybrand, South Africa 

Cost: $895 USD

Deposit: $300 Non-refundable, non-transferable deposit holds audit space. Balance due 14 days prior to start of module.


●     Module 2: "Just Like Me" - The Science of  Trans-Species Psychology

Trans-Species Psychology Theory – Field Observation – Nonhuman Animal Ethics – Collaborative Horsemanship Skills – Social Animal Behavioral/Mindful Mutual Relationship.

June 7-11, 2017 - Salisbury, England 

September 6-12, 2017 - One Heart Wild Education Sanctuary, Silverdale, WA

Cost: $1,500 USD

Deposit: $500 Non-refundable, non-transferable deposit holds audit space. Balance due 14 days prior to start of module.


●     Field Observation Module:  Understanding Equine Ethology through Field Observation of Free Living Equines

Equine Field Observation – Developing Critical Awareness of the Equine Species - Who has the horse evolved to be?

March 24-26, 2017 - AZ

Cost: $695

Deposit: $300 Non-refundable, non-transferable deposit holds audit space. Balance due 14 days prior to start of module.


Visit the admissions page to learn more about what is required and to apply. 


MODULE 1 - Creating Inner Sanctuary through Inter-species Connection​

5 Day On-site Module 

Objectives:

●     Fully experience and emotionally participate in Animal Assisted Self Development.

●     To integrate mindfulness with relational practice. To understand personal attachment, relational and process styles. 

●     To experience interspecies relationship through somatic and emotional presence.


MODULE 2 - "Just Like Me" - The Science of  Trans-Species Psychology​

Trans-species Psychology Theory – Field Observation/Wolf – Nonhuman Animal Ethics – Collaborative/Mindful Horsemanship Skills – Social Animal Relational Behavior

10 Day On-site Module 

Objectives:

  • To understand the history of human relationship with horses and other social animals.
  • To examine and understand the historical and popular training methods and their consequences or benefits to the horse and other social animals.
  • To explore the latest science and research theory that contributes to our understanding of the commonalities between all social animals in mind, brain, emotion, and physiology.
  • To understand learning theory and how that applies to teaching of equines and other nonhuman animals.
  • To explore the applications and implications of shifting from a dominance paradigm in equine training and relationship practice to one that is socially collaborative and self determinant.
  • To prepare people working personally and professionally with horses and other nonhuman animals to actively engage academic research.
  • To explore the benefits and challenges of practicing equine experiential sessions in different types of equine facilities.

FIELD OBSERVATION MODULE 

Equine Field Observation – Developing Critical Awareness of the Equine Species Through

Understanding Ethology of Free Living Equines

3 Day On-site Module 

  • Objectives:
  • To compare and contrast pre and post field observation learning and experiences of equine behavior.
  • To consider the behavioral adaptations made by domestic groups of horses and domestic horses who have been denied social living.
  • To develop an astute capacity for observing and accurately interpreting the nuances of equine behavior.

Are you curious or do you have questions about how you can become a part of the next generation of Animal/Equine Assisted Self Development or Psychotherapy professionals who place a priority on nonhuman animal well-being and welfare? Click here to let us know.

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