Monty Roberts' Horse Sense and Healing Program for Post Traumatic Stress

Newsdate: Fri 26 August 2016 – 06:50 am
Location: SOLVANG, California

Monty Roberts, founder of Join-Up® International, and the Board of Directors of the California non-profit corporation, announce two more dates in 2016: September 30-October 2, and December 9-11. The three-day workshops for veterans and their families involve working closely with horses. The individuals and horses develop a special bond built upon mutual trust and respect.

Monty Roberts - Working with horses and people

Monty Roberts - Working with horses and people

Join-Up offers everyone an effective tool to rediscover themselves through the eyes of the horse and these self-awareness exercises deals effectively with emotional trauma, anti-social behavior, withdrawal, anger, stress and Post Traumatic Stress Injury.
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Monty Roberts, renowned horse gentler, began running free-of-charge, resilience-building workshops for veterans and their families in 2010. Join-Up offers everyone an effective tool to rediscover themselves through the eyes of the horse. This self-awareness exercise deals effectively with emotional trauma, anti-social behavior, withdrawal, anger, stress and Post Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI).

Roberts holds two Ph.Ds in Behavioral Sciences. In these workshops, he demonstrates the deep healing power of establishing a trusting relationship with horses without the use of force. Roberts assists veterans as they learn to develop a partnership with the horse. After three transformational days, veterans can better understand how to control their anger, confront painful memories, cope with real-life situations, and move on with their lives and relationships.

"Because the Horse Sense and Healing clinics are free-of-charge to veterans, donations and grants are critical to help Join-Up International put more deserving veterans and their families through the program," said Debbie Loucks, Director of Development. She urged those who want to learn more to go to www.join-up.org/veterans .

For more information, email admin@join-up.org or call 805-688-6288 Pacific Standard Time.

Join-Up International is a California 501 (c) (3) organization (tax ID 77-0459889) founded by world renowned horse trainer Monty Roberts. Join-Up is dedicated to promoting gentle, effective alternatives to violence and force in both equine and human relationships. In 2012 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II became a patron of Join-Up International and we are deeply grateful for the support we receive from both Her Majesty and the members of our board.

Join-Up philosophies can be seen at work with both humans and horses across the world from farms to major corporations. To learn more about Monty Roberts or the many applications of his Join-Up training methods, visit www.montyroberts.com.

Horse Sense and Soldiers aired on Discovery Military highlighting the therapeutic effect that horses and Monty Roberts' Join-Up® have on PTSD. Monty's Horse Sense and Healing program for military and first responder personnel with stress injuries are detailed here www.join-up.org/veterans .

MONTY ROBERTS first gained widespread fame with the release of his New York Times Best Selling book, The Man Who Listens To Horses; a chronicle of his life and development of his non-violent horse training methods called Join-Up®.

Monty grew up on a working horse farm as a firsthand witness to traditional, often violent methods of horse training and breaking the spirit with an abusive hand. Rejecting that, he went on to win nine world's championships in the show ring.

Today Monty's goal is to share his message that ''Violence is never the answer." Roberts has been encouraged by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, with the award of the Membership in The Royal Victorian Order. Other honors received were the ASPCA "Founders" award and the MSPCA George T. Angell Humanitarian Award. Monty is credited with launching the first of its kind Equus Online University an interactive online lesson site that is the definitive learning tool for violence-free training.

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