The “Armchair Workshop” Series

Welcome to the introduction of my “ARMCHAIR WORKSHOP” series of short books and e-books!!!!

Over the last 15 years or so, I have been designing, developing, teaching or leading a huge number of workshops, talks and sessions on a wide variety of subjects.

One of the main issues I’ve consistently found in doing this, is that it is often difficult to find dates, locations and venues that suit enough people and that are effective and appropriate for the workshop to be delivered. Sadly this results in not everyone who wants to come being able to.

Let’s face it, we all lead incredibly busy lives, especially if that also includes being an Animal Guardian!

If, like me, you would love to attend the amazing workshops and talks going on or travel to the some of the fantastic courses and demonstrations that take place but find it really hard to do so when you have all the commitments of your daily life to try to organize too, then I’m hoping that my “Armchair Workshops” might be a little step in the right direction for you.

The idea behind this series of mini ‘workshop styled’ books is to provide short, concise and enjoyable information and research on lots of different subjects including Horse Care & Welfare, Dog Care & Welfare, Animal and Pet Care & Welfare, Personal Development (for humans) and Nature, Connection and Mindfulness.

Each bite-size chunk of information and knowledge will cover one or two elements within a larger subject and include lots of activities and exercises to get you involved (if you want to) and help you learn.

They will be designed in such a way that you can usually read them in one sitting, if you chose to, maybe over a coffee break or lunch hour and that the information is easily digestible and enjoyable.

It’s well known that we can only really concentrate for about 10 – 20 minutes before we start to ‘wander’ so these “Armchair Workshops” are designed to fit much better into that optimum time span for absorbing what you are reading (and eventually seeing or hearing too).

There will be lots of pictures and diagrams to illustrate the information and I hope that you will find them easy to read and understand and of course, and more importantly, useful to you.

You will find below the listings of subjects that I hope to release over the coming months so please keep a check for availability of the titles that interest you most. The first titles will be released before the end of January 2017.

So, it just remains for me to say welcome to the “Armchair Workshop” Series and I hope you enjoy them as much as I am enjoying creating them!!  By the way if you have any ideas for subjects, pop me a message and I’ll see what I can do for you!

PLANNED “ARMCHAIR WORKSHOP” TITLES IN THE SERIES

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EQUINE

  1.  What It Means To Be A Horse – Basic Horse Psychology
  2. Horses and People; The Same But Different
  3. Basic Equine Behaviour, Communication & Body Language
  4. Feeding For Health
  5. Early Development & Socialisation
  6. The Basics Of Horses Living Naturally
  7. Understanding Bitless Bridles And Transitioning To Bitless
  8. Understanding the Basics Of Barefoot & Barefoot Living
  9. Enrichment Activities For Your Horse
  10. Building A Better ‘Horse Environment’
  11. Holistic Healing for Horses (herbs, oils, massage, manipulation techniques, energy healing, self-medication)
  12. Leadership, Partnership Or Friendship
  13. Understanding Herds & Natural Horse Behaviour
  14. Facilitating Natural Horse Behaviours In Horse Management Systems
  15. How Horses Learn
  16. The 5 Freedoms In Relation To Horses
  17. Understanding Training Methods for Horse Owners
  18. Relationship Building With Your Horse
  19. Teaching Your Horse Tricks
  20. 5 Minute Activities For You & Your Horse
  21. Managing Overweight Horses & Ponies Including Laminitics
  22. Rugs & Thermoregulation
  23. The Language We Use With Horses & Why It Matters
  24. Building Trust Between Horse And Rider
  25. Practicing Awareness & Mindfulness When With Your Horse
  26. Achieving Connection Between You & Your Horse
  27. Liberty Work With Your Horse
  28. Assumptions & Limiting Beliefs & Their Effect On Your Relationship With Your Horse
  29. Riding As A Partnership
  30. Creating Safety For You & Your Horse
  31. Positive Reinforcement & Clicker Training
  32. Do your Own Equine Lifestyle Assessment
  33. Stress, Anxiety & Illness & Their Effect On Your Horses Behaviour
  34. Saying Goodbye To Your Horse & Dealing With Loss

CANINE

  1. What It Means To Be A Dog – Basic Dog Psychology
  2. Basic Canine Behaviour, Communication & Body Language
  3. Feeding For Health
  4. Early Development & Socialisation
  5. Enrichment Activities For Your Dog
  6. Building A Better ‘Dog Environment’
  7. Holistic Healing for Dogs (herbs, oils, massage, manipulation techniques, energy healing, self-medication)
  8. Leadership, Partnership Or Friendship
  9. Understanding Packs & Natural Dog Behaviour
  10. Facilitating Natural Dog Behaviours In Safe Ways
  11. Understanding How Dogs Learn
  12. The 5 Freedoms In Relation To Dogs
  13. Understanding Training Methods for Dog Owners
  14. Relationship Building With Your Dog
  15. Teaching Your Dog Tricks
  16. 5 Minute Activities For You & Your Dog
  17. Confidence for Dog Owners
  18. Building Trust Between You & Your Dog
  19. Dog Walking Etiquette
  20. Positive Reinforcement & Clicker Training
  21. Do your Own Canine Lifestyle Assessment
  22. Stress, Anxiety & Illness & Their Effect On Your Dogs Behaviour
  23. Saying Goodbye To Your Dog & Dealing With Loss

ANIMAL & PET CARE

  1.  Understanding Training Methods for Pet Owners
  2. Relationship Building with your pet
  3. Natural Behaviours & Their Importance To Healthy Happy Pets
  4. How Animals Learn
  5. Communication In The Animal World
  6. Environment, Early Experiences & Socialisation
  7. Dealing with losing your pet

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

  1.  Improve your Memory
  2. Positive thinking
  3. Practicing Awareness
  4. Understanding Confidence
  5. Understanding & Reducing Stress
  6. Goal Setting
  7. Assertiveness
  8. Communication & Listening
  9. Get Motivated
  10. Improve Your Time Management
  11. Get Better At Problem Solving
  12. Dealing With Nerves
  13. Develop Your Leadership Skills
  14. Dealing with change

NATURE, CONNECTION & MINDFULNESS

  1.  Re-wilding yourself
  2. Mindfulness and Relaxation