It is not easy to separate this two processes. 6 cases with types of people behabiours during HAE Programs
Story Mike, 45 years old, motorway building company It is nothing for me. I have nothing to say about it. He took part in all exercises. No comments. Castle with thick and strong walls. In the final sentence he admit: I have nothing to say about this horse exercises. I am the most interested in this walls here. They are so thick and strong. And even they get broken as I see….
It is moment when learning is „flow”, everybody learns from everybody.
They have saw somethink what they did not expected.
90% of this people are horsepeople, riders etc.
They very clear ask for intructions „ What does it mean set the personal or professional goal?”
Lady felt a lot of fear during the first exercise. At the same time she was attract to horse Jacek. She refused to participate in leading and being led exercise. With help of her collegue she touch Jacek only. She decided to go to the picadero exercise. She walked around Jacek refusing to lead him at the rope. Jacek gave her rope (twice!). Her story was. Jacek activated in her her love to her grandfather. Grandfather loved horses very much… Grandfather died when she was a child. She remembered him seeting in the room and reading. As a child she was a litte scared and at the same time attract to him. As an adult she missed that contact and was dreaming to be closer with her grandfather….. After picadero she was speechless and the whole group as well……
Learning procesess during HAE Programmes, EAHAE Conference 2012, Speaker Agata Wiatrowska, HorseSense
How people learn - paradoxes and surprises ofpeople development during Horse AssistedEducation ProgramsAgata Wiatrowska, HorseSense, Poland8th Annual EAHAE Conference7-9 September 2012"Back to the Roots - Up to theFuture“
Experiencing learning processes duringHorse Assisted EducationWhat is my observation?What I experience?Is it my own process?Is it participant or group process?Or both?
Observation:Work in atmoshpere of silenceNo comments in the bigger groupVery litte space for experimenting,at least at the beginningSilent peoplePossible learning processes:Facilitator:Is there any process? Things aregoing good way?Participants:Development experience opensnew shifts in psyche, words arenot avaiable for themExperiencing something verypersonalNormal state for introvertic people
Observation:Fear to admit that you can learnfrom horsesAbracadabra with horses?Resistance tolearn from horsesPossible learning processes:Facilitator:Good lesson for „ego” - > noteverbody feels this as brilliantParticipants:Experiencing Cosmos trip
Observation:Easy finding of commentsand reflectionEntusiastic approach tothe methodHaving funHappy learningPossible learning processes:Facilitator:Finally „normal learning process”Very diffrent areasWow! It is really briliant methodParticipants:Finally „normal learning process”Very diffrent areas
Observation:Suprised what they see atthe camera after horseexerciseFalling a sleep after picaderoFeel not comfortable todeliver such a experience toother peoplePeople having„though” timePossible learning processes:Facilitator:Feeling of guilt, what could we do toavoid it, was it neccessery?Participants:Verifiing self-mageConnecting with something veryimportant, very hidden inside, behindthe masks
Oservation:Showing horse experienceDo not talk about themselvesmuchThey are not suprised with horsebehaviourExpect their participants to talkabout themselvesPeople talkingonly about horsesPossible learning processes:Facilitator:Ethical dilemma at the TTT, peoplerefuse to work themselves, but arevery enthusiastic about making otherpeople work…Participants:Using horses to talk aboutthemselves – projectionTrying to stay in comfort zonesTrying to reach the developmentexperience through other people
Observation:Looking for answer byfacilitatorsLooking for answer in theirmindsLooking for clear rules andintruction to avoid morechaosPeoplewho experiencechaos insidethemselfesPossible learning processes:Facilitator:Hope, that „the new” will surviveParticipants:Seeing new possibilities activatesreorganization of old psychicstructuresChanging belifes aboutthemselves, other people, theword
Observation:Experience beyond wordsAtmoshpere of miracleDeep experienceMiracleMeeting „Grandfather”