Books

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Publications By Dr. Veronica Lac

OBVIOUSLY I’M NOT FROM HERE

EMBODYING A SENSE OF BELONGING WITH THE HELP OF HORSES

by Dr. Veronica Lac

Obviously, I’m Not from Here: Embodying a Sense of Belonging with the Help of Horses is essential reading for anyone involved in working with horses and humans. It offers a process-oriented, embodied, and relational approach to navigating the complexities of understanding the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through honest and personal examples, Dr. Lac outlines the impact of not attending to cultural competencies rooted in cultural humility when working with marginalized populations, and how cultivating an attitude of cultural humility and reflection can help to increase our capacity to engage in crucial conversations. Dr. Lac encourages readers to adopt a BRAVER framework and creates an active reflective experience throughout the book. Drawing on her experiences with horses, Dr. Lac invites readers to consider how the power and oppression humans hold over horses is in direct parallel with how we treat other humans. This volume also showcases the work of The HERD Institute® through chapter contributions from HERD instructors, graduates, and students, illustrating how horses can help us all find a sense of belonging.

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IT’S NOT ABOUT THE ACTIVITY

THINKING OUTSIDE THE TOOLBOX IN EQUINE-FACILITATED PSYCHOTHERAPY AND LEARNING

by Dr. Veronica Lac

Thinking outside the toolbox in equine-facilitated psychotherapy and learning. It’s Not About the Activity: Thinking Outside the Toolbox in Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy and Learning offers a hands-on approach to building creative equine facilitated programs. Based on the HERD Institute® methodology, the book demonstrates the importance of a relational approach to creating impactful programs for a wide range of clients. Lac offers ethical and safety considerations, emphasizing the importance of both human and equine welfare in this work, and clearly delineates the differences in scope of practice between equine facilitated psychotherapy and equine facilitated learning. Additional case studies provide readers with a clear understanding of how to put theory into practice. Available for purchase now!

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EQUINE-FACILITATED PSYCHOTHERAPY AND LEARNING

The Human-Equine Relational Development (HERD) Approach

by Dr. Veronica Lac

Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy and Learning offers a hands-on approach to integrating equine-facilitated psychotherapy and learning in mental health treatment, education, coaching, and corporate training.