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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

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.

A 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 training’s and agencies. Ask how we can bring this concept to your group!


Self-Care 2-Day Training
Monday & Tuesday
July 23 and 24 – 2018

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

A certificate of attendance will be given
Limited to 8 attendees
4.5 CEU credits per day for a total of 9 CEU

Training Cost
Introductory rate of $480 per person

HSA will cover our services
Early Bird Discount: Only $375 if registration is by May 15, 2018

Payment Options:
In full at registration
50% down at registration, 50% before beginning of first day
View the training flyer and share it with a friend.

Interested? Register Below! Space is limited!

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


If you or your group are interested in a customized training, please let us know by completing the form below. Thank you!

Self-Care Series Trainings






Discovery Horse

2748 County Rd 122
Fort Ripley, MN 56449

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