Events and Workshops
Do you know of an organization or community group that would like to learn more about brain injury?
Do you want to know more about brain injury and brain health?
Perhaps you support individuals who have a brain injury, maybe you’re a member of sports team and want to know more about concussions, or you’re wondering how to improve your own brain health. Victoria Brain Injury Society provides customizable training and workshops to organizations and groups in order to assist them in understanding brain injury
We provide free educational presentations to the general public and social service agencies needing assistance to obtain a better understanding of the complex issues that arise when living with, or working with people who have an acquired brain injury.
We offer several types of presentations, including:
1) Educational Presentations to College/University Students
2) Awareness Presentations to Businesses and Non-Profit Organizations
3) Seminars and Workshops (1/2 day and full day)
4) Informational Presentations about the Victoria Brain Injury Society (1 hour)
If you would like to arrange for one of our presentations, please contact our office at (250) 598-9339 or e-mail our Executive Director at email@example.com
Thank you to the United Way of Greater Victoria and the Province of BC for supporting these workshops.
What is Equine Assisted Learning with Humble Hooves?
(Saanich and Cobble Hill locations)
Equine Assisted learning (EAL) is a learner-based educational experience with horses as teachers. More specifically, EAL is life-skills program that encourages individual and team growth. Each week, participants engage in objectively driven ground exercises. Please note* this is a non-riding, groundwork program where participants work in teams: 2 humans and 1 horse.
EAL facilitates the learning of life skills through positive reinforced interaction with horses. There is no “right or wrong” way of moving through the exercises as participants determine their own pace. The positive environment has been specifically developed to encourage self confidence through validated hands on experiences.
Humble Hooves and Heartlake Farm have a passion to support community members that are living with brain injury. All VBIS clients, families, friends, and support teams are encouraged to participate at no cost to you. Please enquire about program length and the next session start date.
Potential Benefits to the participants:
- Learn tools to re-establish connections with self and others
- Build relationships as a group/community
- Learn skills such as: trust, effective communication and appropriate team decision making
- Promote learning in a natural outdoor setting
- Learn about boundaries with themselves and others
- Improves personal awareness while enhancing verbal and nonverbal communication skills
- Provides insight into group dynamics while enhancing problem solving skills
- Promotes patience well considering the needs and views of others
- Provides an opportunity to empower individuals to expand personal comfort zones while building confidence and self esteem
- Provides an appreciation for difference and diversity
- Develops abilities to be smart risk takers and fair-minded team players
As this program has been fully funded therefore, there is no cost to any participants for the program.
If you are interested in this program please contact VBIS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-598-9339.
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