Well we have been at Easthall Farmhouse for almost 2 years now! For those of you who are new to our news, this move saw the official opening of the Southern Centre – the second Learning to Listen and Autism Angels Centre. We have certainly come a long way in that time and it’s actually great for me to take a breather and reflect on our journey.
Over the period we have trained 3 intakes of volunteers, built relationships with some great schools and many local families who have joined us for mentoring programmes, Warrior programmes and lots of rich one-one coaching sessions.
Our close partnership with Haelan Therapy www.haelantherapy.co.uk goes from strength to strength. The relationship of physical holistic therapy working in partnership with our Equine Therapy is a powerful combination indeed, it only serves to help support our clients on many levels.
The farm has had a huge investment of love, time and money! It now boasts a beautiful 19th century barn enabling us to carry on in all weathers. Our purpose-built outside pens also create safe spaces for all who visit us. We can ensure with the investment in facilities that all our clients can interact with horses within their comfort levels.
Our lovely equine herd has recently grown to six – (see a bit more news on our new addition ‘Bonnie’ )
This month we have also been busy planting up a veggie garden that has been transformed. Nutritional, healthy and natural food is something as a team we are motivated to introduce the benefits of. This all contributes to our commitment to further grow the reach of our truly holistic approach designed to help all our clients create healthy balanced lives for themselves and their families…. So watch this space for more on that in the coming weeks and months!
With one Warrior foundation programme coming to an end in July we have another cohort of excited clients starting their Warrior journey’s in June. This one will be facilitated by Rebecca Kelly and Jo Osborn – time for me to step sideways on this occasion enabling my team to put all their training, knowledge and wisdom in place for our newest Warrior clients.
With 10 Head Teachers from London, and a lovely team of 25 from Weybourn Care attending Team Development Days in the next few weeks, we have a busy month ahead.
For me personally I have decided it is time to finish what I started and am looking to step into the Level 7 IML programme this month. So back to being a student in the Northern Centre for the next few months for me! – I have no doubt that I’ll have lots to share in future newsletters on this part of my journey!
Jo R. xx