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 Train the Trainer : Caring for Nurses

How to Run an Effective Equine-Assisted Program to Support the

Health & Wellness of Nurses










If you  want to educate,  empower and inspire Nurses and are a Equine Facilitated Practitioner, this program is for you!  Keep on reading...

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Nurses Are Experiencing...

  • Physically & Mental Exhaustion
  •  Underappreciation
  •  Poor Job Satisfaction
  • Depression
  • Frustration
  • Anxiety
  •  Anger 
  • A Poor Work Life Balance
  • Trauma
  • Burnt out

Nurses Need to Experience...

  • Appreciation
  • Empowerment
  • Inspiration 
  • Self-compassion
  • Renewal
  • Connection
  • Support to manage their work
  • Trust in leadership

Who is Dragonfly Meadows...

I'm Jennifer Kirk, BA, BN, RN, EFLP,  the founder of Dragonfly Meadows, offering 

  Equine Facilitated Learning  workshops  for RN'S, LPN'S  and other professional caregivers since 2014.                                                                                         


I am  a  practicing Registered Nurse with 17 years experience, with  the majority of my career in critical care, I know all too well the challenges of Nurses in health care today. I had my first Equine Facilitated Learning Experience in 2012 and was captivated. I knew wanted to figure out a way to bring horses and nurses together. I had a huge "A-ha" moment when...


 I read an article on Compassion Fatigue in a magazine.... I read it and I thought "That's me.. I am too tired to care".

I offered my first workshop in 2014, I was definitely on to something.....

Nursing tends to be a well respected  profession and there are many wonderful  aspects to it, but is also has its challenges. It is after all the profession known for "eating their young".

Throughout my career, I  have personally  experienced  low morale, burnout, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, moral injury, bullying,  poor work life balance and  general  disempowerment. With  the help of a  wonderful mental health professional who provided equine therapy and EMDR,  horses have helped me heal  and be able to continue to work in the profession.

Covid -19 has decimated the nursing profession. I fear what the fallout will be for nurses working worldwide...

I have been inspired to develop this program for other equine facilitated practitioners to support nurses.  This has been a work in progress for quite some time, and I am really proud of this course.

 How You Can Support Nurses...

How to Run an Effective Equine-Assisted Program  to support the Health & Wellness of Nurses

is a program in a box, and  will provide all the training you need to develop your customized  program to support the health and wellbeing of Nurses.  This program is developed from my own workshops over the last 7 years.  I know what works and what doesn't. This program is designed  for EFL Practitioners. It's on-line, self paced, it  will enhance your facilitator skills and  includes three private coaching calls. You will develop a your "own" personalized  program, incorporating skills and knowledge  you already have from  your EF Practice into a program for nurses.

There are 6 modules that provide you with insights  into the nursing profession  to enable you to connect and understand the unique stressors that nurses face. We review the role of the horse, you are  also provided with evidence based  research tools easily incorporated into your current program, and workshop templates to help you build your own customized workshop to support the health and wellbeing of  nurses.

This  Program is for you if...

You are  passionate about empowering and inspiring nurses.

You are  ready to add a new area of expertise to your existing EF Practitioner Program.

You are ready to develop a new revenue stream for your practice.


"The expectation that we can be immersed in suffering and loss daily and not be touched by it is as unrealistic as expecting to be able to walk through water without getting wet". Rachel N. Remen

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