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Vickers Tree, Shamanism, Barbara Rector

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Barbara Rector has nearly four decades sharing horses with people for their mutual benefit – mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. She has traveled the world training the trainers in her Adventures In Awareness ™ process for exploring the heart of horse and human. In Tucson she has held key leadership roles at Therapeutic Riding of Tucson, Inc. (TROT) which she co-founded in 1974 with Nancy McGibbon and at Sierra Tucson Hospitals where she introduced and developed therapeutic work with horses and the practice of Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy. She is past special projects director for Al-Marah Arabians. During the mid to late 90’s Barbara designed and implemented the horse programs at Chapel Rock Retreat Center and Prescott College. She held an adjunctive faculty position with Prescott College offering students course work in Equine Facilitated Experiential Learning. On a national level, she is a co-founder of the Equine Facilitated Mental Health Association and has served on The Board of Trustees for NARHA. Barbara serves as Secretary on The Certification Board for Equine Interaction Professionals. She is currently engaged in exploring the science behind apparent health benefits to humans when spending intentional meditative time in the bio-energetic field of horse. Barbara’s first book is Adventures In Awareness, Learning With the Help of Horses. AuthorHouse 2005. More about Barbara and her work at: Photo: Nina Fuller, BKR teaching Prescott College Best Practices April 2010 @ Chauncey Ranch, Mayer,