Grief Support Summer Program

Connecting with Nature and Animals for Respite and Renewal

Grief Support Summer Program

 Connecting with Nature and Animals for
Respite and Renewal

Grief can be overwhelming and exhausting. Taking care of yourself may be the last thing on your mind, but nourishing your mind, body and soul is so  important during this difficult time. Increasing self-compassion and self-care helps in dealing with painful emotions. We want you to feel welcome whether you grief the loss of a loved one, a relationship, a traumatic loss or any other significant loss. 

At Mountain Horse Farm, we created the Grief Support Summer Program, to offer respite and renewal through connecting with nature and animals. Find this  respite and renewal in the beautiful natural setting of our farm and in spending time with intuitive horses and cows. The energy and beauty of the farm is something truly special. Large fields filled with wildflowers, easy trails to walk, beautiful horses, cows and wildlife and rolling hills all around us.  

The benefits of massage therapy are extensive. Not only from a purely physical perspective, but the psychological and spiritual advantages are proven numerous. Massage often produces feelings of caring, comfort and connection, giving you a beautiful foundation in which to receive all this program is ready to offer. Our signature massage, using pressure points and essential oils, specifically designed for people that go through grief, can be included in your program.

And our horses and cows.... Such intuitive animals that don't need words to understand how you are feeling. But if you like to talk ..... you will find that they are very good listeners ... not understanding your words but recognizing the emotions behind it. Horses and cows don't judge, and you can tell them anything without feeling embarrassed or feeling that maybe they don't want to hear this .... they won't mind .... they will be there with you sharing your emotions and giving comfort. Their presence will soothe and relax.
Sit with them... breathe with them.... move with them.... connect with them.

The Summer Program is facilitated by Tina Albright-Menna, a licensed mental health counselor and Suzanne Vullers, an Eagala certified equine specialist. You will come together with other men and women that are going through grief and loss, creating this wonderful opportunity for 'relating’ and knowing someone truly does understand and has been where you’ve been, you will be supported, cared for, heard and seen. Sharing your feelings with other participants or the facilitators is something we leave entirely up to you.   
You will not need any previous experience with horses and cows, and you will interact with them while you are on the ground.  We are not riding horses.

The program while mindfully planned will include plenty of time for quiet self-care time.  You have our respect for your individual needs and the power of being still and alone.

We planned 4 sessions during Spring, Summer & Fall and you can sign up for any number of sessions. ​The maximum number of participants per session is 6. You will be required to sign a waiver.​​

June 25th from 9:00-noon
July 16th from 9:00-noon
August 6th from 9:00-noon
​September 3rd from 9:00-noon

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Facilitators: 
​​Tina Albright-Menna MS, LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with education and experience providing individual and group psychotherapy, Equine Assisted Learning and Psychotherapy, Community Integration Counseling, and Addictions Counseling. She believes in the power of a therapeutic alliance where respect, trust, and empathy provide the environment and opportunity for healing.​​
​​Suzanne Vullers is a life long horse lover. She is passionate about letting horses live a life as natural as possible. Suzanne is EAGALA certified and offers horse experience sessions with her horses for personal growth, learning, wellness and relaxation.​​
RESERVATIONS

Price: $200 per session.
​Our 60 minutes signature massage, using pressure points and essential oils, specifically designed for people that go through grief, can be added for $110.  
Call or email us to make your reservation or book online.

Payment: Payment will be due in full, when making your reservation.

Cancellation policy: Cancellations that are made at least 1 month in advance will receive a full refund minus a $25.00 cancellation fee. Regretfully we can not give refunds past the cancellation deadline. The only exception we can make is that we will refund 80% of your deposit in case we can rebook your spot with another participant.

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Mountain Horse Farm
Where Relaxation comes Naturally