After a highly successful series of events in Chicago last weekend at BraveHearts therapeutic riding and educational center, Linda Kohanov will be doing some private seminars for area businesses, and then heading to the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota area next week. At the last minute, her publisher has managed to add two, 90-minute lecture/booksignings to her schedule:
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165 Western Ave. N.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 2 pm
824 Lake St. E
Wayzata, MN 55391
And there are still spaces available in her August 15th and 16th seminars at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum: Register for the individual day long programs or take advantage of the specially priced package deal for $250. The programs on Linda’s schedule are:
Horse Sense at Work: Harnessing the Power of the Herd
(Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, MN)
9 am to 5 pm
Based on Linda’s new book The Power of the Herd, this powerful one-day workshop is for anyone interested in taking horse-inspired wisdom directly into the human world to succeed at work, school, home, and in community, religious, political or social activism contexts where working with people well is required to accomplish any goal.
For a two-page flyer with more details on the event, contact email@example.com.
The Shepherd’s Task: Tapping the Hidden Genius and Unrealized Potential of Christian Leadership
(The Arboretum, Chaska, MN)
9 am to 4:30 pm
This workshop is for anyone seeking a refreshing, innovative approach to the leadership, and emotional and social intelligence principles that Jesus modeled over two thousand years ago. In addition to the description below, you can receive a two-page flyer with more details on the event by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
History and Development of this powerful seminar:
Through her studies of traditional pastoral cultures — and twenty years experience with her own herd of horses — Linda Kohanov gained a deeper understanding of Christianity’s own pastoral roots, a perspective she shared with tens of thousands of readers in several of her books. In the process, she attracted a number of clergy and spiritual directors who came to Arizona to study her work in depth as a means of bringing greater power, vibrancy, and practical community building skills to their congregations. Several of these ministers, priests and spiritual counselors became Eponquest Instructors as a result.
At the same time, these insights captivated people who had previously rejected the Christian faith they grew up with, inspiring them to engage more meaningfully with Jesus as an innovator who faced incredible challenges to introduce a paradigm-busting form of compassionate, socially intelligent leadership — at one of the most brutal times in history.
“When I wrote The Power of the Herd, I took an unconventional look at the history of power, and realized that several major religious leaders were modeling the strengths of what I’ve come to call nonpredatory power,” she says. “This includes Lao-tzu, the Buddha, and Jesus. Then, as I looked at the sketchy details of Jesus’ life from this perspective, I was also astonished to realize that he avoided or actively preached against all four of the Stone Age Power Tools I outline in my new book as hurdles humans still face in working together effectively and peacefully. And perhaps most impressively, he demonstrated the powerful effects of emotional heroism in creating cultural and spiritual transformation.”
The Shepherd’s Task offers an inspirational, unprecedented look at Jesus’s approach to power, leadership and social evolution, while also offering practical interpersonal skills and community-building strategies based on principles that Jesus introduced. Linda outlines ten skills Jesus modeled that “were so sophisticated civilization is still trying to catch up.” Techniques for addressing verbal and nonverbal forms of aggression will be explored, helping you engage compassionately with others while holding them accountable for unproductive behavior, offering positive alternatives to interactions that normally result in shame, blame, retaliation and disempowerment. You will also learn how to develop the “emotional heroism” needed to handle challenging situations and open your heart to love, calling and service.
Here’s what one participant had to say about the first Shepherd’s Task workshop held in June 2013 in Portland, Oregon.
“Linda Kohanov’s workshop, The Shepherd’s Task provided an innovative and refreshing answer to the question: “How do I follow Jesus?” Linda showed me in a day something that years of study failed to reveal. That two thousand years ago, Jesus modeled a way of being and leading that exuded compassion, mutual respect, spiritual depth and reverence for all life in a way that I can strive toward in the 21st century. I am grateful.” — Lauren Loos, MA
To register for both Horse Sense at Work and the Shepherd’s Task for the special rate of $250 go to http://eponaquest.com/workshop-registration/.