Master the Fundamentals of Natural Lifemanship from Home


Helping people form connected, trusting relationships to overcome toxic stress and trauma has never been more critical than it is at this exact moment in history.

At the Natural Lifemanship Institute, we have spent the last 10 years teaching our TF-EAP based Fundamentals training to mental health professionals, life coaches, equine professionals, and others in the healing professions.

And now, we are offering this essential training online from the comfort of your home.

There is a deep need for well-trained practitioners who can help people, organizations, and communities heal. We know that you are an important part of the solution.

Be the first to know when we open registration again!

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Natural Lifemanship Virtual Fundamentals

What: Virtual Fundamentals of Natural Lifemanship

When: January 18th through March 26th, 2021

Where: Online, structured, semi self-paced course

Why: The world needs your gifts NOW.

Master the Fundamentals of Natural Lifemanship from Home


Helping people form connected, trusting relationships to overcome toxic stress and trauma has never been more critical than it is at this exact moment in history.

At the Natural Lifemanship Institute, we have spent the last 10 years teaching our TF-EAP based Fundamentals training to mental health professionals, life coaches, equine professionals, and others in the healing professions.

And now, we are offering this essential training online from the comfort of your home.

There is a deep need for well-trained practitioners who can help people, organizations, and communities heal. We know that you are an important part of the solution.

Be the first to know when registration opens!

Natural Lifemanship Virtual Fundamentals

What: Virtual Fundamentals of Natural Lifemanship

When: January 18th through March 26th, 2021

Where: Online, structured, semi self-paced course

Why: The world needs your gifts NOW.

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This training is for you if...

  • You have always wanted to take the Fundamentals but cannot travel.
  • You want to learn how the horse-human relationship helps you both heal and grow.
  • You want to create positive and lasting change for yourself and others.
  • You have taken the Fundamentals, love NL, and want a deep refresher training.

Online training doesn't mean cutting corners.  

Here's how we deliver results.

Video Lessons

8 weekly modules including several lessons which may have videos, reading assignments, and quizzes.

1:1 Feedback

Receive personalized feedback from our instructors to better discover your patterns and behaviors, and test your skills.

Skill Building & Embodiment

Build critical skills as you embody compelling material focused on trauma, brain development, attachment, ethics, horsemanship, and more.

Community

Deepen your understanding and build stronger relationships among participants through your training forum and small group forum.

Office Hours

Throughout the 8 week training, you'll have three opportunities to attend office hours and ask instructors questions.

Hands-On Experience

Practice what you've learned; get personal, valuable feedback on video submissions as you take the time needed to embody a new way of being in relationships.

No Travel Required

With Virtual Fundamentals, you avoid the expense and time it takes to travel to an in-person training.

Certification-Ready

Completing this training makes you Natural Lifemanship Trained and fulfills one of the requirements of certification, should you choose to pursue it.

Details

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What: Virtual Fundamentals of Natural Lifemanship

When: January 18 - March 26, 2021

Where: Online, structured, semi self-paced course

Why: This training is the first step towards creating a world where connection and the value of healthy relationships is seen and felt in everything we do.

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Details

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What: Virtual Fundamentals of Natural Lifemanship

When: January 18 - March 26, 2021

Where: Online, structured, semi self-paced course

Why: This training is the first step towards creating a world where connection and the value of healthy relationships is seen and felt in everything we do.

Foundations

Core

Jumpstart

Get a deep introduction or a refresher

Expand your journey to healthy connections

Jumpstart certification while saving time & money

$375

$725
Valued at $824

$1199
Valued at $1553

  • 30+ hours of video lessons and reading assignments
  • Training office hours 
  • Training forum
  • The Fundamentals Manual (PDF download)
  • 30 CE credits

Option 1 is best for you if you:

  • Do not have access to a horse
  • Are not currently seeking certification
  • 30+ hours of video lessons and reading assignments
  • Training office hours 
  • Training forum
  • The Fundamentals Manual (PDF download)
  • 35 CE credits
  • Screencast personal feedback on 2 video submissions
  • NL Trained Level 1 Badge to use in marketing materials

  • 30+ hours of video lessons and reading assignments
  • Training office hours 
  • Training forum
  • The Fundamentals Manual (PDF download)
  • 36 CE credits
  • Personal consultation on two video submissions via Zoom
  • NL Trained Level 1 Badge to use in marketing materials

Option 3 also includes completion of the following requirements towards certification:

  • Fundamentals of NL Training
  • Attachment/detachment video assignment and feedback (Valued at $150 and 6 hours of your time!)
  • One individual consultation requirement (Valued at $150)
  • One year of professional membership (Valued at $330)
  • Certification sign up fee and course (Valued at $99)

Foundations

Get a deep introduction or a refresher

$375

  • 30+ hours of video lessons and reading assignments
  • Training office hours 
  • Training forum
  • The Fundamentals Manual (PDF download)
  • 30 CE credits

Option 1 is best for you if you:

  • Do not have access to a horse
  • Are not currently seeking certification

Core

Expand your journey to healthy connections

$725
Valued at $824

  • 30+ hours of video lessons and reading assignments
  • Training office hours 
  • Training forum
  • The Fundamentals Manual (PDF download)
  • 35 CE credits
  • Screencast personal feedback on 2 video submissions
  • NL Trained Level 1 Badge to use in marketing materials

Jumpstart

Jumpstart certification while saving time & money

$1199
Valued at $1553

  • 30+ hours of video lessons and reading assignments
  • Training office hours 
  • Training forum
  • The Fundamentals Manual (PDF download)
  • 36 CE credits
  • Personal consultation on two video submissions via Zoom
  • NL Trained Level 1 Badge to use in marketing materials

Option 3 also includes completion of the following requirements towards certification:

  • Fundamentals of NL Training
  • Attachment/detachment video assignment and feedback (Valued at $150 and 6 hours of your time!)
  • One individual consultation requirement (Valued at $150)
  • One year of professional membership (Valued at $330)
  • Certification sign up fee and course (Valued at $99)

The next Virtual Fundamentals kicks off on January 18th. The countdown is on!

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Which Option Should I Pick?

Option 1
Foundational Fundamentals

This is a comprehensive introduction to NL for those who may not have access to horses and/or will not be pursuing certification. This training does not count towards certification requirements and is best for those that do not have access to a horse. If you are completely new to Natural Lifemanship or it's been a while since your fundamentals training, and you need a refresher this training is designed for you!

Investment: $375


Option 2
Core Fundamentals

This training is designed for people who have access to horses and who want to be able to say they are NL trained. If you are interested in expanding your journey to healthy connections in the future completing this training can be applied towards certification requirements.

Investment: $725


Option 3 >> BEST VALUE!
Certification Jumpstart

Immerse yourself in the full package and jumpstart the certification process! Not only does this training count toward certification requirements, it also comes with a bundle deal including a one-year professional membership, certification enrollment fee, and personal face-to-face consultation on Zoom––all of which are required for certification. You also fulfill one video assignment and one consultation which are both part of the requirements for certification. Double dip with your time and money!

Investment: $1199

Not sure if this is right for you?
Here's what people are saying...


I was skeptical at first about virtual training...

"I admit, I was optimistic but skeptical at first, if the virtual training option would be a good fit, and would provide me with a clear understanding of the Natural Lifemanship principles, and how to apply them. However, after just the first week, I knew I made the right choice. The easy to follow platform, semi-structured learning and the different modalities used to deliver the content (blog articles, pages in the manual and video) made it interesting. The opportunity to engage in office hour discussions with the professionals and others in the cohort group, was invaluable and made it feel more "real"-as we can all learn from each other and our unique situations. Also, the screencast feedback was easy to understand and I liked the thoroughness each instructor took, to ensure I understand the "why" behind a comment. I appreciated that the trauma informed lens and neurodevelopment information are things that can be implemented in both of my work settings, schools (K-12) and in equine therapy sessions. I feel that this training has given me a more concrete understanding of Natural Lifemanship and I look forward to the continued learning it will provide."

~ Sarah Machold, LMSW, Supervisee in Social Work

Where knowledge meets intuition and connection

"Natural Lifemanship training allowed me to expand my knowledge as a practitioner, trust my intuition, and deepen my feelings of connection in my own body. It was like fitting an integral puzzle piece to my practice."

- Jenna Vissell, MA Mental Health Practitioner, Stable Living, LLC

Videos with feedback: A great alternative to an in-person training

"The NL Virtual Fundamentals course was packed with learning. The videos and recordings of calls and webinars provided several days worth of content that one would have received at a multi-day in-person training. The practice and video with feedback component was a great alternative to an in-person opportunity to practice and receive instructions on fine tuning the methods. The forums allowed for discussion and interaction with the other students in the course. Office hours and additional support were also available - complete with a manual, all bases were thoroughly covered for a potent experience that will benefit anyone looking to enhance their work as a coach, therapist or an equine professional."

~ Christina Stinchcomb, Airy Hill Stables (Equine Gestalt Coach)

A strong foundation, with or without horses

"I came into this training with zero knowledge about horses. I had never even been on one (still haven't)! As a therapist, this training was so helpful in building a strong foundation for any work I do in the arena!"

~ Lauren Ball, LCADC, LCSW

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Not sure if this is right for you?
Here's what people are saying...

I was skeptical at first about virtual training...

"I admit, I was optimistic but skeptical at first, if the virtual training option would be a good fit, and would provide me with a clear understanding of the Natural Lifemanship principles, and how to apply them. However, after just the first week, I knew I made the right choice. The easy to follow platform, semi-structured learning and the different modalities used to deliver the content (blog articles, pages in the manual and video) made it interesting. The opportunity to engage in office hour discussions with the professionals and others in the cohort group, was invaluable and made it feel more "real"-as we can all learn from each other and our unique situations. Also, the screencast feedback was easy to understand and I liked the thoroughness each instructor took, to ensure I understand the "why" behind a comment. I appreciated that the trauma informed lens and neurodevelopment information are things that can be implemented in both of my work settings, schools (K-12) and in equine therapy sessions. I feel that this training has given me a more concrete understanding of Natural Lifemanship and I look forward to the continued learning it will provide."

~ Sarah Machold, LMSW, Supervisee in Social Work

Where knowledge meets intuition and connection

"Natural Lifemanship training allowed me to expand my knowledge as a practitioner, trust my intuition, and deepen my feelings of connection in my own body. It was like fitting an integral puzzle piece to my practice."

- Jenna Vissell, MA Mental Health Practitioner, Stable Living, LLC

Videos with feedback: A great alternative to an in-person training

"The NL Virtual Fundamentals course was packed with learning. The videos and recordings of calls and webinars provided several days worth of content that one would have received at a multi-day in-person training. The practice and video with feedback component was a great alternative to an in-person opportunity to practice and receive instructions on fine tuning the methods. The forums allowed for discussion and interaction with the other students in the course. Office hours and additional support were also available - complete with a manual, all bases were thoroughly covered for a potent experience that will benefit anyone looking to enhance their work as a coach, therapist or an equine professional."

~ Christina Stinchcomb, Airy Hill Stables (Equine Gestalt Coach)

A strong foundation, with or without horses

"I came into this training with zero knowledge about horses. I had never even been on one (still haven't)! As a therapist, this training was so helpful in building a strong foundation for any work I do in the arena!"

~ Lauren Ball, LCADC, LCSW

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What Will I Learn?

Week 1

  • Introduction
  • Origins of Natural Lifemanship
  • Our paradigm
  • Trauma and brain development (Session 1 of 2)
  • Q&A
  • Building connection through attachment
  • Connection in the face of resistance
  • When two cultures collide
  • Office hours (Session 1 of 3)


Week 2

  • Trauma and brain development (Session 2 of 2)
  • Building connection through detachment
  • Attachment and detachment in your sessions
  • Spiritual intimacy grows with connection through detachment (optional)
  • But I miss the caterpillar (optional)
  • Animal welfare issues are clinical issues
  • Difference between setting boundaries and having boundaries
  • Preparing for your practical assignment


Week 3

  • Bottom up regulation
  • Connecting with your body
  • Ways to increase pressure and body energy
  • The use of tools
  • Case Studies on the use of tools
  • This too shall pass
  • Assignment: Submit video #1


Week 4

  • Equine essentials
  • Haltering with connection
  • What if the horse doesn’t consent to the session
  • Horse arousal continuum

Week 5

  • Why Horses? The answer to this question is EVERYTHING!
  • Support versus rescue
  • What does it really mean to do attachment work?
  • Office hours (Session 2 of 3)

Week 6

  • Preparing for your practical assignment follow up video
  • Preparing Horse and Client for (mounted) Trauma Processing
  • Why do we Ride Horses in Trauma Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy?


Week 7

  • Trauma Informed Care is for Everyone
  • Role of the EP in Natural Lifemanship therapy sessions
  • Ethics specific to this work
  • Qualified to counsel


Week 8

  • Three Group Consultation Recordings: Compelling Case Studies
  • Submit your final video by the end of week 8 and receive feedback by the end of week 10
  • Office hours (Session 3 of 3)


Meet Your Principal Instructors

Tim Jobe

Natural Lifemanship CEO and Founder, Equine Professional.

Over 50 years of (professional) experience building relationships with horses.

35 years of experience partnering horses with humans to promote healing and healthy relationships.


Bettina Shultz Jobe

Natural Lifemanship CEO and Founder, Licensed Professional Counselor.

Over 20 years experience partnering horses and humans to bring about healing, transformation, and growth.

Extensive training and experience in a variety of therapeutic modalities and a passion for how horses make them all better!

Tanner Jobe

Works with mental health and equine professionals who are learning how to effectively utilize the Natural Lifemanship model in their practices.

Has a lifetime of experience working with horses under the guidance of his father, Tim Jobe, and is passionate about sharing his experience and expertise with horses.

Kate Naylor

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Natural Lifemanship Certified.

Studied under Tim and Bettina beginning in 2014, Teaching with NL since 2016.

Former school teacher, with training in a variety of relational and experiential therapeutic modalities as well as a strong horse background

Several of our other fantastic trainers will be supporting you in your small group forums!

Q: How manageable is the coursework in the online format?

We are committed to providing you with an accessible and convenient training experience. Virtual learnings are cutting-edge training opportunities that are simple and concise, even for first-timers.

The online class setting is designed for easy navigation through a click, watch and response technique after each video. You will upload your practice videos using sources like YouTube or Google Drive and then paste the link to your video in the online classroom forum.

This course is semi-self paced. What that means is we provide weekly assignments and final deadlines and you set the pace from there.

Technical support is available for those moments when you need a bit more guidance.



Q: I can't take videos of my clients. How will I complete this course?

We do not ask that you film your clients. 

Given that the horse-human relationship is foundational to all we do, Core and Jumpstart Fundamentals participants set out to practice what they are learning with their own horses, just the two of them.

All students, including those who take the Foundations course, get to learn from each other's feedback. The learning is rich!



Q: How many meetings will you need to attend live?

None! We hold voluntary Office Hours that are live on zoom, but all other coursework and resources are available on demand.

If you select the Jumpstart option, you'll set up Zoom calls with your instructors to go over your video assignments. This will be scheduled at a mutually agreeable time.



Q: How does virtual learning differ from in-person training?

Cost-effectiveness is an essential part of our mission in building a legacy of connection through our virtual training. Save yourself a plane ticket, hotel room and racked up food bills by taking us up on the virtual classroom.

The journey through the Virtual Fundamentals training is a structured, semi self-paced course, with enough structure to help you get through the process at a flexible yet efficient rate accompanied by our personal support.

During this 8 week immersion of growth, you get to connect with horses, practice coursework, and spend time with trainers at your convenience. The virtual world becomes your oyster and we're here to guide and support you while learning how to heal yourself and others.



Q: Why is it important to move forward with this NOW (virtually) rather than waiting until you can do it in person?

The virtual experience offers enhanced flexibility so you control the pace of your learning journey while becoming a driving force for change. You have the opportunity to build strong connections and get valuable feedback from home.


Reserve Your Seat Now

What: Virtual Fundamentals of NL Training

When: January 18 - March 26, 2021

Where: Online, structured, semi self-paced course

Why: Natural Lifemanship is composed of people just like you, who want to make this world a better place - a world where connection and the value of healthy relationships is seen and felt in everything we do! You are taking the first step towards a life-changing experience of continual growth with the help of horses. You will leave this virtual training inspired and ready to take your new-found knowledge out into the world.

NOTIFY ME WHEN REGISTRATION OPENS!

Reserve Your Seat Now

What: Virtual Fundamentals of NL Training

When: January 18 - March 26, 2021

Where: Online, structured, semi self-paced course

Why: Natural Lifemanship is composed of people just like you, who want to make this world a better place - a world where connection and the value of healthy relationships is seen and felt in everything we do! You are taking the first step towards a life-changing experience of continual growth with the help of horses. You will leave this virtual training inspired and ready to take your new-found knowledge out into the world.