Here at Eagle Ridge, we provide our clients with a safe space to develop skills that will aid them in discovering and uncovering their personal resources. Our goal is to support clients as they take steps to living their lives in a more fulfilling way. Through the use of a number of therapeutic approaches, we focus on meeting a client where they are emotionally and cognitively. We support them through the integration of their past experiences with their current challenges and successes.
Horses have a powerful role in healing and assisting people in feeling alive. They use all of their senses fully, including their ability to read the inner state of another. They are social and respond warmly as humans become increasingly in touch with their emotions. Their attentiveness to the present state of a human has the capacity to heal old wounds through the bond of connection in the here and now.
In today's age of technology, many of us have lost some vital pieces of ourselves through our diminished connection to nature. Eagle Ridge aspires to assist our clients in reawakening their connection to nature and self, with new hope for the future.
Many insightful and amazing professionals have helped to inspire our programs. Trainers such as Mark Rachid, Linda Kohenov, and Buck Brannaman teach us about the strong relationship between horses and humans through relational horsemanship methods. The study of horses and their desire and willingness to be a part of the healing process offers our programs a vivid insight into the therapeutic process. The study of mindfulness and its application to mental health (Daniel Siegel, Jon Kabat-Zinn , and others) is integrated into all of Eagle Ridge's programs . Environmental educators, such as Richard Louv, Jon Young and others have influenced our programs by reawakening the value of the deep interconnections between our own health and well being and that of the planet. Eagle Ridge programs are continually adapting in order to provide the best possible services to their clients.
Jennifer has worked in caring for animals and people for most of her life. Starting with animal care at a young age, she then moved on to working in the public school system for many years. Each different support role provided her with mentoring and training opportunities that supported a wide range of clients. From administrative support and training, to individualized counselling, caregiving was a natural setting for Jennifer. She completed the Applied Counselling Program at the University of Manitoba and has worked with youths and adults in various supportive roles. She believes that the Equine Facilitated Wellness aspect of the programming at Eagle Ridge can be a complementary addition for improved mental health and well-being. Her Equine Facilitated Wellness certification training continues to develop with the support of Equine Facilitated Wellness Canada trainers and mentors at Generation Farms in Nanaimo, BC. http://www.generationfarms.ca/
Jennifer has also received training from the University of Guelph in Horse Behavior and Safety as well as local horsemanship trainers such as Sarah Southwell and Leah Bouchard.
Jennifer is the owner and Manager of Eagle Ridge Ranch and Wellness Centre in the beautiful rural setting of Stuartburn, Manitoba. She has lived in this area with her husband for over 7 years. They have a number of furry family members including horses, donkeys, and of course the cat supervisors. Jennifer considers it an honor to be able to provide services to this community, and looks forward to building a support network that offers clients the services that they need to live happier, more fulfilling lives.
Janelle Cancade-White is a PSACC Certified Peer Support Provider and a graduate of the University of Manitoba Applied Counselling Certification Program. She owns a private practice, heartSway Counselling and Peer Support, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Janelle regularly supports and offers consultation with Eagle Ridge Ranch and Wellness Centre,
their clients and community.
Visit Janelle's website at http://janelleheartsway.weebly.com/
Pastures has been providing individualized equine programming for youth in the area since 2012. They have a strong focus on meaningful and safe horsemanship while individualizing their approach to every unique person who participates in their program. We partner with them to offer our horsemanship workshops and group programming for youth.
Please visit the website at http://pasturesequinelearning.com/
Individual, person-centered counselling session are 50 minutes in duration, with an option to extend.
Individual counselling session with an equine co-facilitator are 50 minutes in duration.
130 per participant
Learning based support groups around such topics as managing stress, anxiety and worry related to the complicated and challenging lives we all lead today.
130 per participant
Mindfulness, nature based, and team development workshops that can include EFW. We welcome requests for individualized programming!
Please note, the dates below only reflect our summer sessions. New session dates will be added soon for the fall of 2018.
This full day workshop is designed to introduce participants to the important role horses play in healing. We will discuss ways to find balance in the supportive opportunities that horses can provide. There will be demonstrations as well as individual and group learning opportunities. This time will offer participants new skills that support healthier, more respectful relationships. There will also be time for group debriefing, supporting the emotional aspects of the EFW experiences.
THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF THE HUMAN/HORSE RELATIONSHIP
This horsemanship workshop series is for anyone who would like to study ground training in depth. There will be a focus on methods that use an understanding and balanced approach, while maintaining a positive experience for the horse. These three, three-hour workshops will build successively on each other and will spend time on theory and discussion, demonstration, and participation. There will also be opportunities for hands on learning with Eagle Ridge horses ,as well as one-on-one feedback from a certified instructor, Leah Bouchard from
Green Pastures Farm.
This full day retreat will allow participants to gain an improved understanding around compassion fatigue and how it affects us all. We will develop our awareness around where we can be mindful of its presence, as well as where to look for supports. Strategies for managing the stressors when they arrive, and what we can do to minimize their impact in the moment will also be reviewed.
This full day retreat will provide participants with an opportunity for relaxation and escape from their busy, high-speed lives. Meditation, readings, relaxed movement practice, music and art related opportunities as well as nature based experiential learning techniques will be available.
Detailed information on Eagle Ridge presentations and workshops are here for review and download. Further information is available upon request.
We love to make new connections! Please contact us to schedule a visit to our location in Southeastern Manitoba.
31043, PR 201, Stuartburn, Manitoba, Canada
Monday - Friday: 5:30 pm - 9pm
Saturday: By Appointment Only
Agape House Women's Shelter: 204-346-0028
South Eastman Crisis Line and Mobile Crisis Services: 204-326-9276 or Toll-Free: 1-888-617-7715
Child Find Manitoba: 1-800-523-9135
Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 1-877-977-0007
Farm & Rural Stress Line (www.ruralstress.ca): 1-866-367-3276
Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868
Manitoba Poison Control: 1-204-787-2591
Men's Resource Centre: 1-866-672-3422
Mental Health Crisis Line: 1-888-617-7715
Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 1-800-267-7270
Suicide & Crisis Line: 1-877-435-7170
Youth Emergency Stabilization Unit: 1-204-949-4777
Health Links Info-Santé: 1-888-315-9257
Receive general health information from a Registered Nurse 24hrs/7days a week.
Mental Health Access: 204-346-7018
FASD Coordinator: 204-346-7039
Crisis Response Services: 204-326-9276 or 1-888-617-7715 24 hours
Chronic Disease Management: 204-326-7569, Ext - 3653
Children's Therapy Initiative Intake: 204-346-6411, Ext - 2109
Audiology Services: 204-346-7009
Steinbach CFS: 204-346-6390 or Toll Free: 1-866-682-9782
Emergency Information or After Hours: 204-371-1346
Manitoba Addictions Helpline: 1-855-662-6605
24-Hour Problem Gambling Helpline Toll-Free: 1-800-463-1554
Al-Anon - Steinbach: 204-326-1172 or Ste. Anne: 204-422-5696
Provincial Drug Programs: 1-800-297-8099