COMBATING COMPASSION FATIGUE- an evidence-based Experiential Workshop focusing on Self-Care for Recovery Workers, Health Care & Mental Health Professionals

COMBATING COMPASSION FATIGUE– an evidence-based  Experiential Workshop focusing on Self-Care for Recovery Workers, Teachers, Health Care & Mental Health Professionals

A two-hour experiential exploration of strategies useful in strengthening our personal resiliency, maintaining work-life balance, and being mindful of our team members.

Offered by your local equine-assisted growth, learning & therapies cohort. Held at Indigo Moon Farm, just 6 miles out of Rochester on First Crown Point Road, in Strafford, NH.

Our professional Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies (EAA/T) group is in the midst of training several new treatment teams that will be offering evidence-based EAA/T sessions to a variety of client populations in the area this summer and fall.  For our professional development activity, we are offering  Combating Compassion Fatigue to specific organizations in our community.

To take advantage of this training, agencies must ensure the participation of no fewer than six, and no more than 14 participants.

Activities are designed for varying abilities and learning styles. Curiosity, close-toed shoes and an open mind are the only requirements!

For more information, please contact:

Ellen Willis- Indigo Moon Farm; ellen@indigomoonfarm.net, 603-905-9705

Julie Perron – Equid Intuition; info@equidintuition.com, 603 957-1998

Open Farm Day June 11

We are having an Open Farm Day at Indigo Moon Farm, June 11 from 10am to 4pm. This will be an opportunity for organizations interested in bringing youth to the farm this summer, to meet the horses, alpacas, visit with the Facilitation teams and experience an EAGALA Demonstration.    Folks can groom a horse, participate in an activity or just spend time in the company of two-legged and four-legged friends.  We  look forward to talking with folks about how equine assisted therapy and learning might benefit youth. See the attached flyer for the Open Farm Day and See the Brochure for the Summer Youth Program.  (Brochure for Summer EARLY 5.18)

open farm day flyer

Two 2017 Summer Programs at Indigo Moon Farm

We are planning two 2017 summer programs at Indigo Moon Farm.

Julie Perron, ES, EAGALA certified, has been working on a grant to fund E.A.R.L.Y. Equine Assisted Resilience Learning for Youth this summer at Indigo Moon farm.

Ellen Willis, ES, EAGALA certified and Meredith Hamel, LADC will be offering EAGALA Recovery Services this summer.


The grant funded E.A.R.L.Y. program will be a six-week group program for at-risk populations, designed to build resiliency skills including: Impulse Regulation, Emotional awareness, Communication, Social and Emotional skills, Empathy & Forgiveness, Transforming Negative Core Beliefs.
6-12 participants per session. July 5 through August 18, 9am to noon, 1 to 2 days a week (depending on participating program needs and availability)
Click here to see the flyer 1pgflyer4.16.17

Ellen and Meredith have been planning to launch EAGALA Recovery Services at Indigo Moon Farm for some time now.

EAGALA Recovery Services are team-led by a licensed mental health professional and an equine specialist. The process is deeply felt and highly experiential.  The challenges of working with the horses become clear metaphors for the real world challenges every client faces.  Click here to see the flyer EAGALA Addiction Recovery 2015 v6