Connection over Correction??


Recently, our staff took a day to do some work on our own. We worked hard to improve our relationships with our co-workers (horse & human). We tried to have a refresher course on @natural_lifemanship. As we partnered with our horses, we continued to come up against “negative behaviors” coming from our horses. Things like biting, pinning ears & even kicking out. As we talked about the behaviors, we began discussing, what is our horse asking from us? In the discussion we talked about how our response to the “negative behaviors” changes when we think about from where those behaviors might be coming. Is biting a healthy way to ask for my needs to be met? No, but right now in this relationship, that is how our horse knows how to make a request. Do you think that same thing is happening in other relationships? “Beneath every behavior there is a feeling. And beneath every feeling there is a need. And when we begin to meet that need rather than focus on the behavior, we begin to deal with the cause, not the symptom.” Ashleigh Warner. So when you’re met with behaviors, ask yourself “what if this is their way of asking for their needs to be met?” Does that change how you respond? What if we pursued connection over correction? #gatewayfamilyservices #tfeap #connectionandhealing #naturallifemanship #relationshipsarethevehicleforchange #drbruceperry @dbruceea61

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