Skills Development & Leadership

Diamond Blue Stables

Diamond Blue Stables is a psychology and coaching service based at an equine facility in Michelago NSW. Michelago is a small rural village located just south of Canberra ACT.

Diamond Blue Stables provides psychology based support for people aged 12 years and over, on an individual, family and group basis.

As an alternative to traditional office based psychology services, Diamond Blue Stables offers experiential experiences for people by incorporating guided interactions with horses during its sessions.

The Service aims to provide caring, mindful and action based care for people who are experiencing challenges with:

  • Depression and/or anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Transitioning to different stages or milestones in their lives
  • Confidence and self worth
  • Establishing meaningful connections with others

Equine Learning & Leadership

Why Horses?

By partnering with horses people are better able to:

  • think flexibly
  • act with purpose
  • make decisions
  • engage in mindful behaviour
  • communicate with empathy and assertiveness
  • strengthen connections with others

Real and lasting change occurs through the moment by moment interactions between the person and horse.

What is unique about horses? 

  • horses are a prey animal and naturally live in herds – they are highly sensitive and intuitive and respond well to leadership
  • they provide immediate feedback about a person’s energy and approach
  • they have a powerful presence that enhances the learning experience
  • they are honest and non-judgemental

Lessons learned in the arena can be paralleled back to people’s everyday life. 

What are the facilities and requirements? 

  • our programs are provided in a rural setting with superior facilities inclusive of an indoor arena, stables, and a counselling and briefing area
  • there is no riding component and there is no requirement for people to have prior experience with horses

Horses carry the wisdom of healing in their hearts and offer it to any human who possess the humility to listen.

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