Drs Allan and Jane Hamilton Equine Neuro Method Certification Program

THE NEURO- EQUINE METHOD® Certification Program

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 & Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019:

Certification requires 20 hours (2 very full days) of participation. Candidates who finish the training will receive a printed certificate with their name, it will be signed by instructors, and bears an imprinted foil seal. It is suitable for framing and display in barn or office. It reads “Certification in the Neuro-Equine® Method of Equine-Assisted Therapy and Learning.” Reading materials for the course are Zen Mind, Zen Horse: the Science and Spirituality of working with Horses


Certification Program Description: 

This course is a certification program in the Neuro-Equine Method® of Equine-Assisted Therapy and Learning.

 It combines lecture-format didactics along with an emphasis on hands-on experience training for the mental health professionals, psychologists, counsellors and horse professionals with an interest in learning more about how to apply equine-assisted therapy (EAT) and equine-assisted learning (EAL) for their clients or businesses. The course places an emphasis on the neuroscience of why horses are unique in their ability to serve as a therapeutic partner in mental health delivery for human beings. Course work will create a solid understanding how we use right- and left-brain hemispheric functions and apply verbal and non-verbal communication in our daily lives and how horses help us to stress the use of different faculties and emotional resources in our work with clients. The course and demonstrations will emphasize how the horse can help therapists and mental health professionals in their approach to general and specific therapeutic challenges. A host of therapeutic applications will be explored and will include discussions of equine-assisted activities working with clients with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety disorders, depression, grief, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), group dynamics, parenting, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), panic disorders, phobias, and other behavioural issues. In addition, specific ways of offering EAL/EFL for corporate and academic clients will be reviewed. This course is designed specifically so that participants do not need to have any prior experience to participate. The program will also emphasize how to document and track progress made with clients and tools for effective processing and debriefing of equine-related activities and training. 

Numbers of participants are very limited.

Cost for the 20 hour Certification Program $ 2500.00

Nature Walks and Birding at Belvoir Estate Farm

Birds are migrating and nesting in the serene setting of Belvoir. 
Join Bernie VanDenBelt on one of the three separate guided walks on the beautiful grounds of Belvoir Estate Farm in Delaware, Ontario, just 10 km west of London. You will meet some of the many tree and bird species that inhabit this unique, natural setting along the Thames River. 


Join us as we follow Dingman Creek to its confluence with the Thames River.  From there we explore the riverside, first with open views of the Thames, then along its riparian forest.  We may even catch a glimpse of the elusive Eastern Spiny Soft shell Turtle.  Trees of note include magnificent specimens of eastern cottonwood and sycamore.


Explore a series of secluded ponds leading to the Thames River.   The ponds often provide good views of species such as Kingfisher, Great Blue Heron and, if we are lucky, Sandhill Crane and Great Egret.  We hike briefly along the Thames before returning through upland forest edge habitat.  Numerous specimens of common hackberry trees are present.


We begin our walk creekside exploring the riparian habitat along Dingman Creek.  A brief hike over open meadow brings us to a secluded pond.  Our exploration of the forest edge leads to a pair of magnificent, centuries-old White Oak trees that precede European settlement of the area (and beg for a selfie!).


Sunday, April 28, 8:30 am

Wednesday, May 1, 9am

Sunday May 5, 8:30 am

Wednesday May 15, 9 am

Saturday, May 18, 8:30 am

Thursday May 23, 9 am

Sunday, May 26. 8am

Sunday, June 2 8:30 am

Wednesday June 5, 8:30 am

Saturday June 15, 8:30 am

Place: Belvoir Estate Farm  2475 Gideon Drive, Delaware, Ontario
FEE: $ 40 per person ( max. 10 people per walk) Duration of the walk is typically 2.5 to 3 hours.

Please wear appropriate footwear.
“To register, please email : ulawrence@belvoirestatefarm.com   

In support of PTSD Association of Canada