Workshops & Retreats

      Trauma Focused - CBT partnering with Horses Workshop:

March 6-7th, 2020 at H.O.P.E. (Horses Offering Personal Empowerment)

This workshop will take you through the process of understanding how the evidence-based Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) PRACTICE components can be brought to life through Equine Assisted Therapy & Learning.  While interacting with horses, participants will learn about and implement the EAGALA Model Skill Sets, such as using “clean language,” curiosity, correlating SPUD’S, along with the Natural Lifemanship Principles of Connection and Relationship building skills. This workshop is based on a variety of resources by Dr. Daniel Siegel, Dr. Bruce Perry, and the works of Drs. Mannarino, Cohen and Deblinger.


Participants will learn how trauma effects the brain and why making connections with horses may help build healthy relationships outside of sessions. Experiential learning in a safe and supportive relationship with horses provides the opportunity for clients’ brains to build new healthy neural pathways. During the workshop participants will have the opportunity to connect with a horse to experience what our clients may experience while participating in TF-CBT sessions. Through Equine Assisted Therapy, clients learn about co-regulation, self-regulation and how to connect with self, horses and others. Participants will have the opportunity to practice regulation, connection and mindfulness activities.


NO HORSE EXPERIENCE is necessary… just an open mind to learn and a willingness to connect with yourself and others


The 10-hour online TF-CBT training is recommended before attending this Workshop – online training


When:  March 6th and 7th, 2020 from 9:00am – 4:00pm Eastern Time

Where:  H.O.P.E. - 766 Ethridge Road, Yemassee SC, 29945

(see website www.hopeandhorses.come for detailed directions- GPS is unpredictable)

Cost:   $475 -Workshop includes Breakfast, Snacks, Lunch, and the EquiPower Workbook.

Up to 8 EAGALA Continuing Education Units may be earned by completing this workshop. The cost of EAGALA CEUs are $7.50 per CEU and can be purchased at the completion of this workshop.

Participants:   Limited to 12 participants. A minimum of 6 participants is needed in order for the Workshop to take place.  Please register before February 24, 2020 to reserve your place. 

Please contact facilitators for additional information: Ann O’Brien, NCSC

(410 )302-8090  and/or  Kendra Twitty, LPC (843)812-1018


Workshop Registration Form: Visit H.O.P.E website


***Please note that this workshop is not a certification training in TF-CBT, Natural Lifemanship, EAGALA or Equine Assisted Therapy and Learning.  H.O.P.E. uses a blend of models and principles to implement the Evidenced Based TF-CBT Model.


TF-CBT Workshop Flyer and Registration Form below

TF-CBT Workshop Flyer
Workshop Registration

Christian Outdoor Retreat

Please join us for fellowship & partnering with horses to…


Unplug, Reset, & Reconnect


When: Saturday, Jan 18th, 2020 beginning at 1:00pm - Ending Sunday Jan 19th at 12:00pm

Where: H.O.P.E. – 766 Etheridge Road Yemassee, SC 29945 (Point South) Please use directions on website GPS is unpredictable

What: A retreat-style training to provide time for you to explore your relationships with God, self, and others

Cost: $200 Includes dinner, breakfast, experiential learning with horses, guided trail ride (optional), mindfulness activities, campfire chats, & overnight horse boarding. Horse boarding is self-care, current coggins and vaccine report must be present. There is limited availability to lease a horse for this retreat, and some horse experience is required. Please contact Kendra Twitty if you would like to reserve a horse. 


Accommodations: Hampton Inn, RedRoof Inn, Best Western Hotel, & Campground of America is located within 5 minutes from the farm (Yemassee, SC)

Capacity: This retreat is limited to 8 people, call or text Kendra or Ann to reserve your spot


For more information contact Kendra Twitty (843)812-1018

or Ann O’Brien (410) 302-8090