Monday December 19, 2011
Dealing With The Mean Behind The Screen
Empowered By Horses helps bully-proof pre-teen girls
Submitted by Sharolyn Wandzura, EBH
Empowered by Horses co-founders Carla Webb (R) and Sharolyn Wandzura with a pal in the paddock.
ullying in the school yard is a regular occurrence. 86% of children between the ages of twelve and fifteen say they get teased or bullied at school. Girls are significantly more likely to bully socially and twice as likely NOT to report being bullied. Vancouver has recently been reported to be the Cyber bullying capital of Canada. With these horrifying statistics, how does a parent prevent this all too common and devastating phenomenon?
Empowered By Horses facilitators, Carla Webb and Sharolyn Wandzura, offer a free educational presentation where you will learn the “Three Simple Steps to Bully Proof your Pre-Teen Girl.”
For many pre teen girls, back to school this September means back to being bullied. Bullying affects more than just the one being bullied. It has far reaching effects on the families of the bullied as well as entire communities.
Horses are social animals who not only provide a unique perspective in teaching girls school yard survival skills but also a platform for them to thrive into adulthood. Situated on a quiet seven acre farm, nestled in Abbotsford’s Mount Lehman, nature’s classroom provides plenty of opportunity to observe and feel the connection horses have interacting with each other.
“Herd dynamics,” says Wandzura, “teach compassion, love, belonging and leadership. It’s about being part of a herd — having a place to belong — while celebrating your uniqueness and the uniqueness of others.”
With over 40 years of combined equine experience Carla Webb and Sharolyn Wandzura know the incredible learning that horses can share. “The biggest by far,” states Webb, a former Vancouver Police Officer “is boundaries. While horses can be assertive they also like to know who is in charge and, by extension, who can be pushed around.
There is nothing more inspiring than witnessing a young girl incorporate the concepts we teach by respectfully asking an 1100 lb horse to back out of her space with confidence.” Imagine how empowering this type of experiential learning is for girls who face bullying in our communities!
About Empowered By Horses
There is a big difference between knowing or remembering something from a book and experiencing it. Empowered By Horses offers unique programs that teach personal power and build self-esteem. Real and lasting changes are made as girls see the reality of their decision making reflected by a herd of horses.
Empowered By Horses, based on Equine Guided Development teachings, provides a natural environment where girls are inspired to discover their true potential on a foundation of compassion and courage. Carla Webb and Sharolyn Wandzura are passionate about working with and empowering young girls seeking the light of success.
For more information contact:
Empowered By Horses - Carla Webb
Call: 604-809-3494 or e-mail here
Connect: on Facebook here.
Learn To Spot It
What Is Bullying?
“Bullying is a conscious, willful, and deliberate hostile activity intended to harm, induce fear through the threat of further aggression, and create terror.”
Bullying is a learned behavior that can be observed in children as young as 5 years old. There are changes and warning signs that you need to be aware of to prevent your daughter from experiencing ongoing bullying.
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