Listen Beyond Words – October 1st & 2nd San Jose, CA

As a parent, educator or care giver:

Do you get overwhelmed and lose your patience more than you’d like?
Does your child’s whining and attitude drive you crazy?
Do you take care of everyone else’s needs but your own?

Are you ready to end the battles and create a peaceful home?
Do you want to learn to communicate more effectively?
Are you ready to deepen your understanding of what a child’s behaviors mean?

Let horses be your teachers!

Workshop Date: October 1st & 2nd San Jose, CA

Listen Beyond Words Parenting Workshop

Workshop Leaders:  Koelle Simpson and Diane Hunter

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In this video, Koelle and Diane explain why horses are such powerful teachers:

Equus Workshop Listen Beyond Words from diane Hunter on Vimeo.

This workshop with horses will teach you how to parent with leadership and compassion and create a peaceful home.

Learning Non-Verbal Communication

Learning to communicate non-verbally with horses has transformed the way I communicate with my children.

Research shows that we communicate less than 10% through verbal language.  This mean over 90% of our communication occurs non-verbally.  We are constantly sending, receiving and reacting to non-verbal messages and children, like horses, are masters at reading these messages.

When you work with horses, they reflect back to you what you’re communicating on a non-verbal level.  They will illuminate for you the areas in your relationship where you’re struggling.  What shows up in the round pen is what’s showing up for you in your relationship with children.

The horses show you exactly how to find that balance of compassion and clarity and unravel the patterns of non-verbal communication that are creating stress and tension between you and your child.


I needed to develop trust before I could lead this horse without a physical connection. This principle translates directly to parenting. Building trust and a sense of safety comes first.

In this two-day workshop with the horses, you’ll learn to:

  • Discover a level of non-verbal communication that will build trust and natural motivation with your child
  • Interpret your child’s behavior
  • Maintain a sense of play in your relationship with your child
  • Set healthy, compassionate, clear boundaries
  • Open up to releasing the need to control your child
  • Stay in your own business

Plus, you will:

  • Receive direct coaching on the specific challenges you and your child may be facing when it comes to communication
  • Learn by watching others interact with the horses
  • Have plenty of time for Q&A

All exercises with the horses will take place on the ground. There will be NO riding during the workshop. No prior experience with horses is necessary.

This workshop is intended for all parents whether you have a child with special needs or a child following the normal development path.  What you learn applies to all parenting experiences.  Educators and care givers are also welcome to participate as these principles apply to all relationships with children.

What others say about working with Diane, Koelle and the horses:

Martha Beck“My son Adam doesn’t use words much, and when he does he’s almost impossible to understand…unless you’ve worked with horses the way Koelle and Diane do. Just a day with these wonderful animals taught me so much about how to communicate without words that I can have long ‘conversations’ with Adam and his non-verbal friends. It’s truly magical work.”

Dr. Martha Beck – Best selling author and life coach

“Working with the Koelle and the horses has been a breakthrough for me, both personally and as a parent. I have learned how to center myself in my own experience, and greatly improved the trust and communication with both my kids. My daughter has Down syndrome and is nonverbal. I can connect with her energetically now, and really understand her in a way that I wasn’t able to when I felt frustrated by her lack of verbal ability. I have also improved my relationship with my son (who is typical) by being present and open to him while setting clear and compassionate boundaries. Diane is amazing. She has totally integrated this work, and applied it to her whole life, most especially with Ian. She is a wise and compassionate guide for anyone working to connect to themselves and their children in a deeper, more authentic, more compassionate way.”

Peggy, mother of a child with Down’s Syndrome and life coach

Are you ready to try something completely different and transform your relationship with your child?

Do you want to know what it feels like to truly connect with your child and discover a sense of peace in parenting?

Please join Diane and Koelle two powerful days. The schedule will allow plenty of time for individual attention.

Workshop Logistics:

The workshop will accommodate a minimum of 8 participants and maximum of 12 participants. Once we receive 8 deposits we will send you an invoice for the remaining balance.  All remaining registrations will be accepted as full payments.

BONUSES include:

  • Pre-work including access to two video recordings with Koelle teaching this material
  • Video of your time with the horses
  • Workbook including diagrams and reference manual for you to keep

Please Note: We’re offering a $250 discount for sign-ups of 2 people so invite a friend, spouse or partner to join you for a total of $500 savings!

Listen Beyond Words Parenting Workshop

P.S. You don’t have to struggle as a parent.  Parenting with leadership and compassion creates a peaceful home.  Learn the power of non-verbal communication and find remarkable peace in your relationship with your child.  Register now to secure your place.

For more information about the workshop, Click Here.

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