Spirit Quest

Self-Discovery Through Horses

Emotional Trauma Workshop

Emotional Trauma Workshop

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The Spirit Equine program is at the forefront of therapies for trauma and the healing of emotional wounds. Colleen’s organic mastery of Somatic Experiencing® and Buddy’s calm, centered, presence, his immense horsemanship, have partnered to create a magical and transformative experience. I recommend this powerful program without reservation.

Peter A Levine, PhD
Developer of Somatic Experiencing®,
Meadows Senior Fellow, and Author

About the Workshop

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This unique equine workshop blends the wisdom of our skillful therapist
trained in Somatic Experiencing® (SE) with an uncommon horseman and
highly skilled trainer. We combine The Meadows Model, SE, mindfulness, and
natural horsemanship for a distinct healing experience. The program consists
of experiential activities with horses, and addresses self-esteem, boundaries,
honoring reality, wants and needs, emotional regulation, and spontaneity.
This workshop is an outdoor experience facilitated by two gifted professionals
and created exclusively for a small group of no more than five participants.
Most of the exercises are groundwork, but attendees should bring the

  • Pants or jeans and long sleeve shirts; no tank tops or shorts, please
  • Warm clothing, it gets cold in the morning
  • Sunscreen
  • Cap or hat and gloves for warmth
  • Boots
  • Rain gear


Cost of the five-day workshop is $3,600 per person. Allinclusive are meals and evening activities: Yoga, Tai Chi, Auricular Acupuncture, Live Music, and 12-step meeting. Access to the Brain Spa and gym are also included in the cost of the workshop.

Lodging and Transportation

Lodging is available at the Rio Retreat Center on a first-come, first-served basis. Rooms are simply appointed and designed to be conducive to the process of healing and recovery. We offer both shared and private rooms. For those staying on campus, transportation will be available from and to the Phoenix airport with two convenient pickup times.

Details will be sent with your confirmation email upon completion of the sign-up process. Those who do not stay at the Rio Retreat Center will be responsible for arranging and paying for their own transportation and lodging in the Wickenburg area. A list of lodging and transportation options will be sent with your workshop confirmation email.

Get Answers to Your Questions

For more details about this workshop and to register, please contact us to speak to a Workshop Coordinator.


Spirit Quest

Jan 20 - 24, 2020

Nov 2 - 6, 2020