Did you know that increasing scientific evidence suggests certain animals reached out to our ancestors—befriending, empowering, and gentling people long before we were able to corral and control them? Did you realize that as early humans formed partnerships with animals, our own species became braver, stronger, and more compassionate as a result?
Join bestselling author Linda Kohanov for a moving, at times mind-altering exploration of humanity’s deep connection with the caring side of nature when she presents The Heart of Evolution: Exploring the Hidden History and Untapped Potential of the Human-Animal Bond Thursday, October 10 in the Netherlands.
After a series of successful workshops and presentations in France, Linda is traveling to Holland before heading back to her Arizona ranch in mid-October. While her equine-facilitated workshop there is full, there are spaces left in this evening seminar held from 19:00 to 22:00 at Galloper Ranch, Tweelweg 1, Terschuur (near Amersfoort). This engaging, indoor, interactive indoor presentation includes coffee, tea, and light snacks. Previous experience or interest in horses is not required to enjoy this powerful, at times surprising look at how people have been transformed, and continue to be transformed, through their interactions with animals.
“In researching my fourth book The Power of the Herd, I came across some unexpected information that turns conventional theories about animal domestication inside out and upside down,” Linda marvels. “I quickly realized that this counterintuitive perspective on how ancient humans formed mutually beneficial partnerships with other species offers a model for how we can effectively gain the trust and loyalty of people who we may initially perceive as being very different from ourselves.”
In her latest book The Five Roles of a Master Herder, which has also been translated into Dutch, German and French, Kohanov was able to distill research on the human-animal bond into a remarkable eight-step process for 21st century humans who want to enhance their relationships with other people in business, community, educational, and family settings, as well as with other cultures. The Southern Arizona-based author and educator has led similar seminars throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. This marks the first time she will share these insights in the Netherlands.
“Linda’s books come alive in this visually inspiring and intellectually original culmination of her work,” says Beverly Kane, MD, Stanford School of Medicine, who attended the seminar near San Francisco. “She is once again the brilliant voice of associative thinking, using science, spirit, and stories to dig deep into our history and into our hearts. What evolves is a striking new narrative on our non-predatory co-evolution with multiple species of animals.”
Actor William Shatner, who attended the Heart of Evolution seminar in Los Angeles, characterizes Kohanov’s latest work as “an innovative and practical nature-based approach to leadership, and life. [It’s] not just for corporate executives. Parents, teachers, community organizers, film directors, and especially politicians would all benefit from these skills.”
This presentation features evocative images and moving stories on the transformational power of the human-animal bond. The cost is 47 euros. To register for the seminar in the Netherlands: