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Equine Assisted Learning and Relationship Coaching
Jody Buckle is the Owner/Operator of Love Laugh Learn Relationship Coaching and Equine Assisted Learning Centre. We offer individuals a unique approach to learning that is experiential in nature while utilizing horses. Jody bring 21 years of experience in horse natural horsemanship. Her training includes certification as a Equine Specialist/Facilitator through EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) and the Cartier Equine Assisted Learning Certification Program.
Jody is a Certified Professional Life and Relationship Coach (CPC) with the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC). She is equipped to address human development and co-facilitate the mental health needs of our participants through applications of EAL (Equine Assisted Learning) and/or EAP (Equine Assisted Psychotherapy) with a licensed therapist. Jody is also trained in Ontological Life Coaching through the Newfield Coach Certification Program in partnership with the University of Calgary. IPEC and Newfield programs are accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP).
Jody also provides stand alone Life/Relationship Coaching with a niche toward teens and family relationship dynamic's. Also women in transition with a focus on building healthy, positive relationships.
Jody believes in community engagement and is an active supporter of Victim Services for the Strathmore RCMP. She is a fully trained first responder able to engage in crisis calls and intervene with victims of crime. Jody is a compassionate and loving individual with a high level of discernment. She love horses and promotes the benefits of the equine partnership in the process of healing and personal development using individual sessions or group workshops. Jody has a passion for people and horses and feels blessed to have the ability to share a healing balance of the Body, Mind, Spirit and Soul.
Relationship and Life Coaching are a healthy, positive, and enabling process that develops the capacity of people to recognize and develop skills to solve their problems. Coaches helps people reshape their way of being and thinking and touches people's spirits to rekindle what deeply matters to them. Coaching impacts the visions and values that people have of themselves while supporting a new understanding of how to develop and maximize their personal best. A coach comes alongside their client to brainstorm, provide information, and examine potential decisions. A coach will guide, encourage and help facilitate the change the client needs to face the future with strength and optimism.
Equine Assisted Learning
How it works. EAL is a memorable opportuntity with unique benefits for personal growth and professional development. Horses are ideal partners in the process of experiential learning. They are sensitive and reactive communicators, experts in non-verbal communication and always give us honest and immediate feedback.
Horses reflect back to us their sense of who we are and what we are presenting to them, and thru these reflections we can gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and our relationships.
At Love Laugh Learn our horses are active partners and co-facilitators. As a team, our intention is to help our clients develop a new enhanced set of life skills that will set them on the path to emotional freedom.
Personal Growth & Development
Love Laugh Learn Relationship Coaching and Equine Assisted Learning Centre offers one on one Life/Relationship Coaching, coaching online and via telephone, zoom and skype. Private sessions available for individuals, couples, families and groups for growth and personal development.
We also offer full Equine Assisted Learning programs and use horses as active participants or co-facilitators. In either discipline...our objective is the same.... to help the human participants learn about:
- Awareness of self and relationships
- Personal leadership and communication skills
- Healthy boundaries
- Choice and consequence
- Changes or shifts in life path
- Spiritual, emotional, physical and mental balance
- Trust and creativity
The Love Laugh Learn facilitators are insured, certified and highly skilled at natural horsemanship and our equine facilitators are sensitive horses with an affinity for people. Bios are available in 'Meet the Team'.
We have mental health professionals available for sessions, please contact us.
Outline of an Individual session or workshop
Love Laugh Learn provides background information to the clients ahead of the session or workshop which include waivers, horse safety tips and barn etiquette. A private session runs 90 minutes and some flexibility in scheduling is available. No prior horse experience is necessary. Half day workshops run from 9 am to noon and include a coffee break. Full day workshops start at 9 am and finish at 3 pm.
Every activity is designed with your specific goals in mind, such as exploring self, discovering leadership, enhancing communication, opening up trust, exposing creativity.
All sessions are held at the Love Laugh Learn facility located 12 miles south of Strathmore, just off highway 817, within easy driving distance of Calgary. The centre has a heated meeting room and indoor arena so activities can proceed no matter the weather.
Quote of the Month!
"There is something about the outside of a horse that's good for the inside of a man"
Sir Winston Churchill
EAL and EAP Research
Visit the EAGALA website to see research articles.