Wildlife Encounters as a Tool 

for Personal Reflection and Growth

Self-reflection is the act of thinking about your own behavior and beliefs. When we engage in this deliberate kind of thinking, we can enhance awareness of our mental and emotional states as well as awareness about our actions. Developing this awareness is the basis for personal growth. 


‚ÄčThis course is all about how to use the natural world around us to assist with relaxation and presence, and as a prompt for greater self reflection. Anyone who loves observing or interacting  with animals and being out in nature can learn to use these experiences for greater self reflection.

Enjoy the freedom to review materials at your own pace. Maintain lifetime access to the course materials, including any future enhancements. Get notified when new content or comments are added. Engage with fellow students.

Horses are not the only animals that can support and guide us on our quest for personal growth. In fact, a wide variety of birds, insects, reptiles and other small critters (not to mention Bartholomew the Pig!) regularly participate in workshops and sessions at the Unbridled farm. Kim also enjoys reflecting daily on the wildlife encounters that occur for her personally, pretty much whenever she spends time outside. These encounters have had such a profound impact in her life that Kim was motivated to create a course designed to help YOU put the power of wildlife reflections and symbolism to work in your own life! 

This is a self-paced course with engaging lesson content and interactive discussion strings. The entire course can be completed in approx. 10 hours. Some of the topics covered include: 


  • Activities for practicing presence
  • Using symbolism to guide personal reflection
  • Detailed stories and examples from Kim's own life
  • A downloadable wildlife encounter questionnaire
  • Animals as conscious communicators
  • One Complimentary Animal Symbolism Write-Up