Learn the model at your own pace!
The New Equid-Nexus Learning Commons
The online Learning Commons is an on-demand platform with several modules that break down the model into smaller sections for ease of learning.
The modules contain guided presentations, meditations, skill sheets, and PDF chapters to provide further information and deepen your learning.
You can choose to buy each module separately or in a bundle. Purchasing the bundle ($380) includes a free 45 minute consultation with Jenn to answer your questions and provide case consultation to help with your application of the model.
The modules include:
- Introduction to Equid-Nexus, $35
- IFS Foundations, $85
- IFS Concept of the Self - Beyond the 8C's, $65
- EMDR's 8 Phase Protocol with IFS Upgrades and Interweaves, $65
- IFS + EMDR with Equine Engagement, $65
- Building Relational Consciousness through Intersubjectivity, $65
- Self-Led Horsemanship™, $65
- Working with Groups, coming soon!
The Learning Commons Modules are essential to review prior to attending the experiential in-person trainings or the live virtual trainings.
2 Day Workshops
This experiential workshop will focus on Self-Led facilitation and practice IFS skills in a triad. Each person will be in the role of therapist, observer and client.
Depending upon the cohort, emphasis may include EMDR's 8 Phase Protocol.
It is highly encouraged that participants view all of the Learning Commons modules prior to the workshop. You will receive a coupon code after registration.
The Equid-Nexus training team will guide you in building your skills by demonstrations, small group practice, questions and answers, video clips, and large group discussions.
Thursday, March 7th and Friday, March 8th
9am-4:30pm Central Time
Space is limited to 6 participants
Cost: is $900 and includes the Skills Manual and a coupon code for the Learning Commons.
Australia 4-Day Online Live Workshop
Learn IFS with Equine Engagement in the Sydney Timezone!
Space is limited to 12 participants
July 26th through the 29th, each day at 9am-4:30pm
Cost: $500 (US), includes the 4-day workshop and access to corresponding modules on the Learning Commons.
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will:
1. Define and differentiate IFS’s concept of Self and parts.
2. Learn to incorporate IFS skills and interventions, such as the 6F’s, un-blending and identifying part constellations that are organized around a situation, belief and/or affect.
3. Identify parts’ energy versus Self-Energy of both client and horse.
4. Learn to create a collaborative treatment plan to identify target constellations.
5. Learn to deepen and expand the energy and presence of Self with horse engagement.
6. Demonstrate facilitation client’s awareness of engaging through a part or from Self.
7. Understand and describe why the horse is not an object for protection or transference.
8. Adopt curiosity and avoid interpretation of the horse’s responses.
9. Define intersubjectivity and building relational consciousness as it relates maintaining functional dual attention.
10. Articulate why engaged connection with a horse assists client to process relational trauma and have a corrective experience in a real relationship (with a horse) in real time.
Two-Day In-Person Trainings
The in-person experiential trainings are focused on the application of the model with a horse. Each participant will practice Self-Led Facilitation skills and rotate to be in the client role.
In addition to practicing the model there will be demonstrations, a group process and group discussions.
There are only 6 spaces so that participants get focused support to deepen and expand their skills.
Cost: $950, and includes:
The Learning Commons Bundle
(you will receive a coupon code upon registration)
Breakfast and Lunch
9am - 4:30pm Central Time on Saturday and Sunday
In-person workshop logistics: Whispering White Horse Stables is an hour away from O'Hare International Airport, off of I-90 on Route 23. Site address will be given upon registration.
Renting a car is the best option as Uber is not readily available in the area.
Recommended lodging options are in Woodstock, IL (about 20 minutes away), in Rockford, IL (about 30 minutes away), or Lake Geneva, WI (about 40 minutes away). Woodstock is a quaint town, while Rockford is the 3rd largest city in Illinois, and Lake Geneva is a resort town.
Accommodations for the Differently Abled - these workshops are held in a facility and/or delivered in a manner that is in compliance with the Americans Disabilities Act. Please contact [email protected] if any special accommodation is required.
Cancellation and Refund Policy - Registration fees will be refunded minus a service fee of $100 if canceled 30 days or more before the workshop start date. No refunds will be given within 30 days of the workshop. Registration may be transferred to a specific later offering of the same workshop, if space is available, for a $50 service fee until 30 days prior to workshop, and thereafter is $100.
Jenn Pagone and Equid-Nexus, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content in accordance with EMDRIA requirements.
CE's - CE's are unavailable at this time. We are working diligently to provide them in the very near future.
Equid-Nexus workshops entitled "IFS informed EMDR with Equine Engagement" are open to individuals that are mental health professionals who have some or partial training in EMDR prior to the workshop. Note that this workshop is not an EMDR Basic Training. In addition to the other modules on the Equid-Nexus Learning Commons, the EMDR prerequisite for the in-person or live virtual workshops can be found on the Learning Commons website here: https://www.equidnexuslearningcommons.com/p/equine-engaged-emdr
Individuals do not have to be IFS Level 1 trained to participate, but are required to review the Equid-Nexus informational presentation bundle found here: https://www.equidnexuslearningcommons.com/p/equid-nexus-module-bundle
Equine professionals and coaches may attend and participate, but will be required to be accompanied by a mental health professional while practicing the healing steps and reprocessing trauma.
Audio/Video Disclosure - Equid-Nexus in-person and live online workshops may be photographed and/or recorded. Upon registration you will receive a consent form requesting your permission. You have the opportunity to decline via the online form. Should you decline, please note that staff will make every reasonable attempt not to capture you, and it would be helpful if you could share this responsibility by proactively removing yourself from the line of photo or video. Thank you.
Grievance Policy - All grievances must be sent in writing to [email protected] and will be replied to within 5 - 10 business days.
Questions or Concerns - Please contact [email protected] or call 773-339-7949 with any questions or concerns regarding any services.
Equid-Nexus, LLC - PO Box 405 - Marengo, IL 60152
In addition to in-person, live zoom and and pre-recorded trainings on the Learning Commons, Jenn offers a range of services to support the experiential learning of therapists, counselors, social workers, and equine professionals. Services are offered both on-line and in-person, with options in Marengo, IL or on-site at your facility.
These services are considered "therapeutic professional growth and development opportunities" as Jenn believes "the personal is the professional".
Individual and group consultation are available for IFS and IFS informed EMDR with or without the engagement of equines.
Case conceptualizations are offered for special populations such as eating disorders, complex trauma, dissociation, and birth trauma.
Individual sessions are $150/hr and 2 hour groups of 4 are $75/person.
IFS Coaching is offered for professional development, equine and facility management, program and business development, and relational team building. Individual sessions are $150/hr and 2 hour groups of 4 are $75/person.
Self-Led Horsemanship™ Clinics for Teams and Individuals
These clinics are focused on building a healthy relationship with your horse by increasing understanding and effective communication, repairing relational ruptures, and healing trauma within the relationship. Prices vary depending upon need.
Contemplative Self Study - Intensive Sessions
These intensive sessions are focused on exploring the experience of Self and building relational consciousness of parts and legacy burdens within the internal system. Individual sessions are $150/hr and 2 hour groups of 4 are $75/person.
Book an Individual Session
To book an individual consultation, coaching or contemplative self-study session, please click the button and register as a new client. Upon receipt of your registration, Jenn will contact you to schedule a free 15 minute phone call to discuss your needs. You will then have access to the calendar to book your appointments.
To inquire about IFS Clinics or trainings, please email Jenn at [email protected] or fill out the contact form on the "Let's Connect" page.