Experiential Learning Workshops

The concept of energy following attention is not new or difficult to understand.  Anything that draws our attention on the inside or out will also engage our energy for better or worse.

When we spend a lot of time regretting the past rather than reflecting on ‘lessons learned’ … or waste time with negative projections into the future, we are squandering valuable energy that could be put toward creative solutions to real issues.

Negative energy also breaks a connection with ourselves – whether directed inward or out – and separates us from our sources of inspiration, courage, spontaneity, vitality and certainly, our creativity.  It also takes us away from the present … the only place where real problems can be addressed.

Whether the issue is a serious problem from the outside,a dilemma that comes from a polarized internal stance on something  or a transition from one phase of life to another, cultivating the ability to be present is key to satisfaction and success in one’s personal or professional life.

Learning to make regular ‘deposits’ into our brain-body’s ‘account’ by eating better and getting more sleep is also what we rarely consider … at the peril of our mental and emotional fitness.

The Equus Effect Experiential Learning Program:

  • We explore barriers to presence, and as we do, the truth becomes apparent.
  • We help make distinctions among emotions that we tend to repress or act out.
  • We uncover what stands between our true selves and the habits of mind and body that keep us stuck in patterns that don’t serve us well.
  • We look at the parts that want to maintain the status quo and the ones that distract us from getting right with ourselves.

Whose Energy & Attention Matter?


Weekend Workshops are offered throughout the year for individuals who are interested in their own personal and professional growth. See descriptions on Inside The Equus Effect Parts I & II. 

One-day and other formats of workshops are offered.

For more information click the contact button below to email or call Kelly Hitt at (203) 613-1107.

Weekend Workshops are offered throughout the year for individuals who are interested in their own personal and professional growth.
 —  See the full descriptions of our workshops on  Inside The Equus Effect Parts I & II page  — 
“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it. The world will not evolve past its current state of crisis by using the same thinking that created the situation.”
Albert Einstein

Why Horses?

Horses are the gateways and catalysts for our exploration into the space where new choices can be made through authentic engagement and connection.  

Horses bring up emotions that provide us with better options in terms of how we would like to handle the ones we try to avoid.

Horses represent freedom and life force, power and unfettered energy.  

Horses live in the here and now.  Their reality-based, non-judgmental honesty is arresting, engaging and clear.  There is no better way to support self-observation and new perspectives than to work with a horse … face to face and eye to eye. 

Horses can teach us the difference between force and finesse, control and collaboration, compliance and trust … from the inside out.   

Working with our horses, we can help you find good solutions to real problems.  Horses’ minds are unique and they are powerful and sensitive. They are highly attuned to our emotions and can read the truths that we often hide from ourselves.  

For 6,000 years, we have built our civilization on their backs.  Now, we believe they are here for another part of our journey as a civilization.  In our experience, horses can take us to freedom and choices through self-awareness, attunement and intuition in a completely unique way. 

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The Equus Effect® is a registered 501(c)(3) corporation. All contributions are 100% tax deductible. 



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Drum Road is a Y-intersection directly across from entrance to the beach. 

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The Equus Effect

37 Drum Road, Sharon, CT 06069

Main Office  (860) 364-5363

Jane Strong, SEP, IFS Trained 
Executive Director
Co-founder, Lead Facilitator
(860) 364-9985

David Sonatore, LCSW  
Program Director
Co-founder, Lead Facilitator
(347) 439-1777

Kelly Hitt  
Communications Director
Outreach Coordinator
(203) 613-1107

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