Sarah SchloteSarah Schlote, MA, RP, CCC, SEP - Canada

Sarah is a registered psychotherapist, the founder and director of The Refuge: Centre for Healing and Recovery, and creator of the EquuSpirit: Healing with Horses program. She completed a trauma-focused master's in Counselling Psychology, conducted her thesis research on animal- and equine-facilitated interventions, and was involved in the development of ethics and standards for AAT in Canada. She has pursued training in trauma neuroscience, mammalian stress psychophysiology, polyvagal theory, touch work and table work, including Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, Body Memory Recall, attachment-focused psychotherapy, parts work for dissociation, trauma-focused Integrative Equine-Facilitated Wellness, and nature-assisted therapy, among others. Her work is experiential, relational, depth oriented, somatic and embodiment focused, and promotes safety, consent, choice, voice, and empowerment for all sentient beings involved. A seasoned and sought after speaker on trauma-informed care and trauma-specific therapy, Sarah is also a longstanding mindfulness practitioner, SE training assistant, and perpetual student of natural horsemanship and liberty work.