Events & Retreats to Enhance Your Well-Being and Enrich Your Life!
Manifesting Abundance from Our Highest Self This fall’s Equine Retreat, located at a private farm in Woodstock, IL, is designed to help you manifest abundance from your highest self. Through a combination of equine-engaged learning, guided meditations with sheep, and group activities, you will learn how to tap into your inner wisdom and create the life you truly desire.
Your highest self always has your best interest at heart and knows how to guide you to your true abundant self. Our experienced facilitators will guide you through this transformative experience, and our equine partners will provide a powerful engagement with your innermost thoughts and emotions. You will have direct contact with horses, sheep, goats and miniature donkeys.
Equine Retreat Leaders; Kim Jozwiak, LCPC, Jean Pflanz, EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) Equine Specialist Certification and Katherine Jansen, Life Coach.
Animals have wisdom and can heal emotional wounds.
Horses help humans by bringing up unconscious, unresolved issues to the forefront of our minds. Loss due to the loss of a loved one, end of a friendship, divorce, becoming an Empty Nester or any other major change in life can have a lasting effect but can be processed with love and healing.
This unique experience will help you recognize some of the next steps you can take to move forward and through guided activities like meditation with sheep, equine connection and coaching, you will gain new hope and insights about yourself.
Equine leaders are Kim Jozwiak, LCPC, Jean Pflanz, EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) Equine Specialist Certification and Katherine Jansen, Life Coach.
You have close contact and work directly with horses, sheep and other farm animals.
Located at a private therapy horse farm in Woodstock, IL.
Kim Jozwiak, Mental Health Counselor
Kim leads people to become more connected to their unique and authentic selves through person-centered collaboration that assists in the discovery of inner strength and resources.
Kim is certified in EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) to assist individuals in building up their own inner resources to resolve trauma related symptoms like anxiety, depression, dissociation and flashbacks.
As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Kim continues to research and practice evidence-based trauma treatments and interventions which include mindfulness training, cognitive restructuring and equine assisted psychotherapy (EAP).
EAP utilizes the power of horses in externalizing emotional and psychological pain in a dynamic way that creates meaning and strengthens internal resiliency. Kim has been a long time student of the Enneagram and am very excited about sharing this wisdom with others.
Jean Pflanz, EAGALA
As a life-long horse lover, Jean has always believed that horses are sentient beings who seek mutually beneficial relationships, harmony within the herd, and trust with their human partners.
For the past 15 years, Jean has worked as an equine specialist in psychotherapy and learning sessions that partner a mental health practitioner and their clients/groups with horses to help clients heal, solve problems, change, and grow. Allowing the horses to be themselves, to trust the process, and to hold sacred space for client's do be able to do their own work has been one of the greatest blessings of Jean's life.
As an equine specialist, Jean brings many years of hands-on horse experience, an understanding of equine behaviors, as well as the ability to provide clients with a safe environment filled with compassion and care.
Jean maintains the EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) Equine Specialist Certification (2008 - present) and is working toward her Natural Lifemanship Certification
Katherine Jansen, Life Coach
Katherine and her husband Hans, own Shepherd's Knoll Farm, an 80 acre farm in rural Woodstock, Illinois. They live on this beautiful land with their children, dogs, cats, horses, sheep, goats, chickens, and mini donkeys. Here Katherine coaches her clients in a natural, beautiful setting.
Katherine is a Life Coach with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in counseling, a children’s inspirational book author, a devoted mother, and a self-proclaimed “sheep midwife.” After years of counseling all over the world, she now enjoys serving her clients in a more relaxed yet connected setting.
Katherine’s specialty is working with women. ”I am passionate about helping women lead their best lives. I love encouraging them through difficult challenges, and helping them know they are loved and accepted through it all," says Katherine. A mother of six, Katherine loves time with her family, enjoying her sheep and other animals on the farm, and spinning yarn.