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School of Self

School of Self Self Care Series

Discovery Horse is excited to announce its latest Passion Project..
School of Self (SOS): Fostering a shift in the way that professionals understand themselves in order to provide more effective service to others.

School of Self provides professionally facilitated trainings and groups to support individuals and teams who operate in CONNECTION BASED FIELDS.

Connection Based Fields: Any field where facilitating connected relationships is a primary focus: medicine, education, coaching . . .(the list goes on)

The process, Emotionally Safe Community Building, is based on the idea that community starts with self. This concept/process, coined by Discovery Horse, has been the catalyst to their community-based approach and its success.

Emotionally safe communities offer a place where trust is built, mistakes are opportunities, compassion is cherished, courage is cultivated, and connection is sacred.

School of Self provides an experiential process designed to deepen connection to self which in turn strengthens relationships with others. Working in tandem with our team, groups will practice new relational and communication strategies which can:

  • Improve communication in personal and professional relationships
  • Decrease compassion fatigue
  • Deepen connection to self and increase capacity to connect to others
  • Increase self care and boost morale
  • Encourage an improved sense of self and community
  • Address the inherent issues of compartmentalization
  • Increase overall job performance and satisfaction


While SOS offers public trainings and groups, we also recognize that agencies and organizations have unique needs and cultural considerations. Opportunities include:

  • Customized groups/trainings offered on-site at Discovery Horse, with or without horses
  • Customized groups/trainings offered at your place of business, without horses
  • Symposium style presentations to large groups, experiential in nature
  • Group/training formats that meet the unique needs of your group/team



School of Self: Self Care Series
Targeting The Needs of Mental Health Professionals

Our first offering under School of Self is in partnership with St. Scholastica. Together we are a providing a self-care training series, targeting the specific needs of mental health professionals. CEU’s will be available from the social work department at St. Scholastica.

Learn and practice strategies for avoiding compassion fatigue and maintaining emotional balance in a challenging work environment. These skills and strategies will be delivered through an experiential process facilitated by Sara Sherman, an expert in facilitating connected relationships, and her equine team and co-facilitated by Tracy Mongan, MSW, LICSW.

This self-care training is offered in two formats to accommodate your scheduling needs:
(Please note: custom programs are available for trainings and agencies. Ask how we can bring this concept to your group!)


Self-Care Training
This self-care training is offered in two formats to accommodate your scheduling needs.
A certificate of attendance will be given for both options.

Both options are limited to 8 attendees.

6-Week Option
April 4, 11, 18, 25, and May 2, 9 – 2018

2:30 – 4:30 pm
1.5 CEU credits per two hour session for a total of 9 CEURegister
2-Day Option
Monday & Tuesday
June 18 and 19 – 2018

9:00 am – 3:00 pm
4.5 CEU credits per day for a total of 9 CEU
The 2-Day Option has filled.


Training Cost
Introductory rate of $480 per person

HSA will cover our services

Early Bird Discount: Only $375 if registration is by March 22, 2018

Interested? Register Now! Space is limited!

Payment Options:
In full at registration
50% down at registration, 50% before beginning of first day

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If you or your group are interested in more dates for the Self-Care Series,
please add your name to our list. We will consider more training’s once
these are filled. Let us know if you prefer 2-day or 6-week training’s.

Personalize A Program
Custom programs are available for trainings and agencies. Ask how we can bring this concept to your group!

Discovery Horse/Dandelion Farm
2748 County Rd 122, Fort Ripley, MN 56449

A Word About Horses:
When weather permits this group will be conducted in the arena with equine support. BUT: This group is about you. Not about horses. If you don’t care for them or don’t know them . . please don’t worry. Your level of comfort/like/dislike of horses will have very little bearing on the efficacy of this group.

Discovery Horse

2748 County Rd 122
Fort Ripley, MN 56449

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