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We experience touch as a unified sensation and by the time our perception becomes conscious, a lot of editing has been done. Objectivity is farther away than we might think, even with a sense so closely related to hard-facts, like touch.

Strolling through a local foreign language library, I stumbled onto TOUCH, by David Linden. Looked through, found it to be of interest and decided to have a go at it.

I was looking for a translation of all the science into everyday behaviors, something practical for my work. The expectations were met; however, you need to be patient if you choose to read this book because 90% of it is medical science (in English, in the version I read!).

Difficult as it may have been to read “Touch”, I did come out of it with some very interesting observations and learning. All text in inverted commas in the following text is a direct quotation from the book TOUCH, by David Linden.

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Press Release – regarding 2018 EAHAE Global Conference
A deep and profound experience, Horse Assisted Education offers insights into self-awareness, collaboration and leadership in a way no other learning experience can.

“There has never been a time of Greater Peril or Greater Promise”, says World Economic Forum Director, Prof Klaus Schwab who has been at the centre of global affairs for a few decades. His recent book ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution’ acknowledges technology’s potential to connect billions more people to digital networks, dramatically improve lives and organizations and even undo damage done by previous industrial revolutions.

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I got what I wanted: a lesson about “being” before “doing”. A slow paced experience in a fast forward world, with wonderful partners: people and horses.

It’s been an unusually busy project calendar during the 4 weeks before my attendance to the EAHAE conference.

Our team’s decision was to attend the workshop on the Thursday before the conference, so we set out one day earlier than previously planned.  I was looking for a break, a few days when I could breathe in and out without watching the clock and paying attention to others’ needs.

Jackie offered me a full-size gift through the workshop on Thursday.

First, it was the request to contribute with the one word I felt best described my intention for the day. The Romanian words for Thank you popped out of my heart and curiously enough I simply accepted it and said it out loud before I had the chance to ask myself “what am I thankful for?”

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