All mammals possess the ability to neurogenically tremor after an arousal of the autonomic nervous system Humans have overridden the brain stem function which allows them to naturally shake off this hyper arousal after fight, flight or freeze. When manual fascia release is administered to either humans or domesticated horses, we are suddenly able to access the areas of stored trauma in the body, whether from a slow stress state or massive traumatic episode. We are also able to create phenomenal healing in the connective tissue where injury and pain occur, and release scars that could be creating a problem in the web.
In this workshop, horse owners and therapists alike will be taught the anatomy and biokinetic philosophy of Fascia, the Fascia Trains as discovered by the team led by Vibeke Elbrond at the University of Copenhagen( based on the Anatomy Trains of Tom Myers in humans) and how to release the tremor mechanism of the horse (Trauma Release Exercises) and in the human. The attention is focused initially on the riders and their own compensation patterns, and seeks to introduce an effective manual therapy tool to self-treat their equines and themselves. The Workshop is not designed to replace but rather enhance the Equine Therapists toolbox and enable them to add a new aspect to their work. It takes a more in depth look at the actual fascia trains as well pain patterns, the link between chronic pain and trauma and the neurology of the autonomic nervous system.
Module 1 includes theory of fascia, scar tissue and imbalances, how to recognise and treat these in both horse and rider. The theory of the fascia slings as based on the research by Dr Vibecke Elbrond becomes a practical addition to the gentle fascia release techniques. This is a bodywork fascial release technique. Equine Fascia and Trauma Release is open to Professional Equine Body Workers and Horse owners/riders alike. Course program: 1. Introduction to Equine Trauma and Fascia – theory lecture - What is Fascia? - How is it linked to trauma? - Why do we work with it? - How do we work with it? - Understanding chronic pain and neurology - Trauma Release Exercises theory How are we able to help unlock both physical and emotional trauma in our horses? Understanding the fascial sheaths will change traditional treatment practices into a completely new therapy protocol. This adds a new dimension to all existing forms of training and manual therapy. Horse and rider are uniquely connected and as such, when there is a blockage in one it manifests in the other. Because of this before a horse can be successfully treated one must often look at the riders first and give them the tools to correct their own compensation patterns. 2. Key Rider Muscle Activation - Demonstration Practical application for participants 3.Introduction to Trauma Release Exercises (TRE) facilitated 20 min sessions Lunch Break 13.00 4. Introduction to Fascia Release in the horse
End of day at 17.00 _____________________________ Day 2: start at 9.00 1. Check-in session An opportunity for participants to discuss and share experiences from Day 1. 2. Continuation of theory 3. Introduction to scar release in theory and practical. Lunch Break 4. Practical application on horses 5. Trauma Release Exercises
_____________________________ Day 3: start at 9.00 1. Check-in session An opportunity for participants to discuss and share experiences from Day 2. Continuation of theory 3. Introduction to scar release in theory and practical. Lunch Break 4. Practical application on horses 5. Trauma Release Exercises
Module 2 has a is more in depth theory on fascia, how works as an electrical system is and how to integrate various techniques including osteopathic cranio-sacral work. The students also learn how to scan the energetic body with easy techniques and learn to work with the more subtle electromagnetic fields around us. There is more information on the neurological system, the organs and the brain, which becomes a large focus and explains why we cannot see or treat the fascial system as one of musclo-skeletal only. We also look at the power of the heart and the research behind the Heart Math Institute.
Advanced Workshop for EFTR® Equine Fascia and Trauma Release is open to Professional Equine Body Workers and Horse owners/riders who have completed Module 1. Course program: Day 1 1.Introduction to the advanced theories of Equine Trauma and Fascia Release - Looking at the Fascia as an electrical system -Fascia of the nerves -Understanding Mechanoreceptors -Deeper aspects of hyaluronic acid -Fascial Anatomy of the brain: the Meninges and parts of the brain -Fascia of the organs, veins and arteries 2. Practical: Working on each other with new osteopathic/fascial techniques Lunch Break 13.00 – 14.00 3. Introduction to new techniques on horses _____________________________ Day 2: start at 9.00 1. Check-in session An opportunity for participants to discuss and share experiences from Day 1 2-Theory of Fascia as a living matrix -Practical hands on techniques with each other: introduction to the cranio-sacral system Lunch Break 13.00 -14.00 3.Introduction to new techniques on horses Day 3: Start at 9am Continuation of theory and practical application on humans and horses.