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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
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. We are happy to offer:

  • 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 experiential presentations to large groups
  • 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
and  those working in connection based professions

In partnership with St. Scholastica,  we are 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.

Woman with horseA word about horses:
When weather permits these groups will be conducted in the arena with equine support. BUT: These groups are 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.

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


Self-Care 2-Day Training – California
Saturday and Sunday
February 23, 2019 – 8:30am to 4:30pm
February 24, 2019 – 9:00am to 4:30pm

Facilitated By 
Sara Sherman & Matt Schwab of Discovery Horse

Hosted By
Amy Nistor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT 94544 of Abide Counseling and
Dawn Batti, Equine Professional and founder of non-profit Warriors Soul Inc.

A certificate of attendance will be given. 4.5 CEU credits per day for a total of 9 CEU

Attendees: Minimum or 5/Maximum or 10
Event will be canceled if minimum is not met (by Jan 18)

Training Cost
$695 per person
HSA will cover our services
Early Bird Discount: $595 if registration is by midnight January 18, 2019

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

Batti Ranch
7801 Lakeview Lane
Lincoln, CA 95648
Lodging/Airport Info

Driving/Parking Directions
Please park at the bottom of the hill to the right and parallel to the horse trailers. Please do not block driveway that runs completely around covered roundpen.

Weather Expectations/Reminders
Please dress appropriately for the weather (expect mid 50s during the day, mid-low 20s during the night, with rain possible).
Closed-toe shoes are required.

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Register Below! Space is limited!

Sacramento airport: Approx 1 hr from ranch
San Franscico airport: Approx 3 hrs from ranch

Rocklin is approx 40 minutes from ranch
Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Lincoln-Roseville
Staybridge Suites, Rocklin-Roseville
Days Inn by Wyndham, Rocklin-Sacramento
Holiday Inn Express, Rocklin-Galleria
Comfort Inn and Suites, Rocklin


If you or your group are interested in a Self-Care 2-Day Training or in a customized training, please let us know by completing the form below. We will add you to our list to contact when a new training is scheduled.
We are looking at offering this training in August, 2018. Let us know if you are interested. Thank you!

Self-Care Series Trainings



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








Discovery Horse

2748 County Rd 122
Fort Ripley, MN 56449

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