Today on Extraordinary Women Radio, I am thrilled to introduce you to Dr. Beverley Kane, a Stanford University Professor of “Medicine & Horsemanship” and “Somatic Horsemanship” and Founder of Horse Sensai.
In this Episode:
- Beverley talks in detail about her impactful classes at Stanford University such as equine learning, stress reduction, medical Tai-chi, and many more.
- Beverley shares her professional growth and how being abruptly laid off became a turning point in her career. (Who would’ve thought that she’d be inspired by a simple parable involving two mice?)
- Sharing of past experiences during her medical residency and how horses paved the way in her research and publishing of her first book, “Medicine and Horsemanship.”
- Moving past horses in researches to horses in impacting lives and how it affected Dr. Beverley’s soul
- Establishing the central idea of “back to grazing” principle and Dr. Beverley Kane illustrates how horses help people alleviates stress
Dr. Beverley Kane has worked at Stanford University in research, patient care, and medical informatics off and on since 1987. Currently, she is Program Director for the Stanford “Medicine & Horsemanship” and Stanford “Somatic Horsemanship—Stress Reduction in the Presence of Horses.”
She is the founder and lead mare of Horse Sensai and is currently taking steps to create the Somatic Horsemanship Association International. Dr. Kane has conducted workshops in human potentials, stress management, dream work, and equine experiential learning at Esalen, Apple, Lockheed, the San Damiano Franciscan retreat, EquuSatori Center, and other venues.
With Horsensei, she now integrates her lifelong interest in animal welfare and animal communication, expertise in depth psychology and complementary therapies, and her practice in equine experiential learning and equine-facilitated mental health. In addition to publishing numerous articles in both technology and metaphysics, she was the editor-in-chief for and authored much of Silver Threads: 25 Years of Parapsychology Research, the 25th anniversary anthology of the San Francisco Parapsychology Research Group. Her book The Manual of Medicine and Horsemanship – Transforming Doctor-Patient Relationship with Equine-Assisted Learning, is a favorite on my bookshelf, and I’ve pulled many an exercise out of it when I’ve done equine guided corporate leadership training for some of my own corporate clients.
“So much of the physiological damage of stress is because we hang onto it.” – Dr. Beverley Kane
Let’s meet Dr. Beverley Kane!