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January 2, 2013
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O.K. Corral offers equine-assisted certification in wellness and mental health

The O.K. Corral is coming to Grass Valley to present its equine-assisted certification seminar to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., January 18 through 20. The seminar will be hosted by Purpose Ranch, a nonprofit, horse rescue organization. For more than 15 years, Greg Kersten, president of the O.K. Corral Series, has been certifying therapists and regular, everyday people to use horses in the fields of mental health and wellness. The seminar encourages attendees to look beyond horsemanship, irrational fears and their own biases by promoting the use of astute observation, nonverbal communication, and good old common sense. The seminar also provides fun and insightful equine-assisted activities that can help to “make everyday OK” in the lives of participants, or even start them on a new career path! Lunches and materials are included in the price of $625 for the three-day event.

The O.K. Corral Series provides workshops, resources, and information to practitioners of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP), Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL), and Equine-Assisted Wellness. The O.K. Corral typically travels to 24 different locations worldwide each year to certify folks in this innovative approach to wellness and mental health. For more information, contact the corral at (866) 391-OKOK, or visit

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The Union Updated Jan 11, 2013 01:07PM Published Jan 10, 2013 04:59AM Copyright 2013 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.