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ConTact C.A.R.E Flinchlock Release provides courses for people wishing to know a way of working with family, sport and work-related injuries, becoming practitioners and also an animal care course.
*  ConTact C.A.R.E Foundation
*  ConTact C.A.R.E Practitioners
*  Animal Care Course N.Z.
Law dictates that all health professionals require 120 hrs. of Anatomy & Physiology training – ONLY this component can be done by correspondence as the student trains with ConTact C.A.R.E Flinchlock Release.




*Attend a minimum of 64 hrs. of Foundation courses across all species - Human/Equine/Bovine. (Human training must include 16 hrs. of an animal course).

*See 10 clients with follow-up sessions recorded on client sheets (20 treatments) between each Foundation course of which must be sited by the Instructor. You will not be able to attend further Foundation courses until this has been fulfilled.  I.e. a minimum of 40 clients with follow-ups is required to advance to the Practitioner Training Programme (80 treatments).

*Pass a Foundation assessment (with any Foundation Instructor) - this will include a written test on the 9-step formula, testing the rhythm with the barrel, ensuring the pressure wall is being met and a Foundation treatment on the Instructor.

If then, this is not to a satisfactory level, you will be required to do further Foundation hours and client sheets at the discretion of your assessor. 

When competent at Foundation level, you can begin the Practitioner Training Programme of which there will be one intake per year.

See 'ConTact C.A.R.E Practitioners' tab for more info. on the ConTact C.A.R.E Training Programme.

Bookings are essential for all courses, please contact us to make a booking.

ConTact C.A.R.E Foundation

The ConTact C.A.R.E Foundation (Beginner) Course is designed for people who wish to know a way of working with family, sport and work related injuries. Also health professionals interested in an approach to working with impact injuries which complement their clinical work.

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ConTact C.A.R.E Practitioners

ConTact C.A.R.E Flinchlock Release is ever evolving. The Practitioner course is under permanent peer review.

The Practitioner course teaches you how to explain yourself. 

The ConTact C.A.R.E  Practitioner Programme is designed to provide the understanding of the interconnected Bone-Organ Support System (B.O.S.S.)


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Equine Foundation North & South Island

EQUINE FOUNDATION COURSES are two days' duration - $345.

Facilitators: Jonathan Baker, Camille Nelson, Scott Baker.  See course dates below.

The Equine Foundation Course covers -

A simple and efficient way of working with horses to relieve pain, stress and tension in the body, and for those who are interested in developing their foundational understanding of ConTact C.A.R.E and the Flinchlock Release Method. The course is also for animal and human health professionals interested in a new approach to working with impact injuries which will complement their clinical work. We provide the basic knowledge and practical skills of how to locate and release Flinchlocked bones. Application of ConTact C.A.R.E in relation to horses and the basics for starting work with unresolved impact injuries safely and effectively with horses, friends, family and pets. 



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Equine Practitioner North & South Island

The Equine Practitioner Course covers -

ConTact C.A.R.E Equine Practitioner courses are for foundation level students who are in the process of gaining their equine practitioner qualification, or already qualified human and/or equine practitioners who would like further learning working with horse injuries, trauma and/or performance issues to a more efficient level. Equine Practitioner courses develop an advanced understanding of ConTact C.A.R.E and the Flinchlock Release Method for Equines. Courses are part of the Equine Practitioner Training Programme and each course offers a different aspect relative to Practitioner level training. The course aims to give a sound knowledge of the ConTact C.A.R.E System Charts, their function and their effect on the body's interconnected skeletal system when flinchlocked. Participants will gain practical effective skills, the awareness of full treatment protocols and a knowledge of what conditions can be treated. Covering horse & rider pressure release, gear relativity and First Aid for the horse & rider situation. 

Each Year a Practitioner Skills weekend is available for - Students ready for assessment to become fully qualified Practitioners; Practitioners who are already qualified and want to stay refreshed with the latest techniques and knowledge; Human Senior Practitioners who would like to up-skill their equine knowledge. They are for gaining an understanding of the levels of injury being effective and efficient when working with horses with stress, trauma and/or performance issues at these levels and to up-skill with the latest techniques to develop an in-depth understanding of Equine ConTact C.A.R.E.  Courses are part of the Practitioner Training Programme and student practitioners are able to have assessment for certification on this weekend.

The ConTact C.A.R.E Equine Practitioner qualification requires the following:

*4 Foundation level courses, or the equivalent of 60 hrs. foundation level training in either equine, human or combination courses.  *A Foundation level assessment.  *40 hrs. of recorded practical work.

Once foundation level training has been completed, the attendance of the following leads to the full Equine Practitioner qualification:

*4 Practitioner level courses.  *1 Practitioner Skills weekend.  *80 hrs. of recorded practical on top of the 40 hrs. of foundation practical, total of 120 hrs.  *3 case studies.  *Anatomy & Physiology - Equine.  *2 successful assessments from Camille Nelson and Dale Speedy.

ConTact C.A.R.E Equine - Advanced Practitioner

To be a ConTact C.A.R.E Equine Advanced Practitioner, the Practitioner needs to fulfill the following requirements -

*Be practising only ConTact C.A.R.E and working full-time in this capacity.  *Be working with horses consistently on a regular basis and able to show 500+hrs. of practical.  *Have 20 case studies.  *Show an in-depth understanding of Hippology, in any aspect.  *Have attended a current Practitioner Skills day within the last 3 yrs.  *Is awarded the qualification at the discretion of Camille Nelson.

For information on Equine Practitioner Training please contact Camille Nelson at info@epona.co.nz or visit www.equinecontactcare.co.nz  


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Animal Care

A Foundation level course for people who would like to learn about working with pets and farmyard friends, this is covering foundation ConTact C.A.R.E work with dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, goats, sheep, Llamas and whatever other animal friends people have.  These courses are a day's duration. $180.

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ConTact C.A.R.E for Equine Performance

ConTact C.A.R.E For Equine Competition and Performance.

Performance Riding treatment sessions are for riders who would like to excel their performance with their horse. As our horses carry us, so they carry our injuries and pressures. ConTact C.A.R.E releases the body’s Flinchlocks, giving the horse and rider a new natural balance, which can enable the rider to take their performance to a finely tuned level. A ConTact C.A.R.E Performance Riding treatment session is a perfect way to prepare for a show or event. Working with ConTact C.A.R.E and the Flinchlock Release method, balanced riding anchor points, ConTact C.A.R.E self-care techniques and Chi Kung exercises for the rider, instantly improves performance and connection between the rider and the horse. Performance treatment sessions are available through ConTact C.A.R.E Equine, Individual or group sessions available.

See  www.equinecontactcare.co.nz for more details or Contact Camille Nelson info@epona.co.nz for availability in your area. 


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Equine Clinic
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Bovine Foundation Course

This course will teach you the method to use yourself, that reduces impact pressure into the pelvis of the cow.  Impacts into the pelvis happen on a regular basis and by keeping this pressure to an optimum, blood flow into the pelvis is correct.  Thus the benefits of knowing this method may improve the conditions below;

*Quieter stock                                   

*Tighter calving patterns because of increased blood supply into the uterus

*Reduced calving difficulties               

*Lower mastitis as blood flow fights infection                                               

*An increase in milk production

Please noe - Our Bovine Training Courses are seasonal to accommodate the farming environment.

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Combination Equine/Human Foundation

ConTact C.A.R.E Combination courses are about gaining a knowledge of an effective and efficient way of working with people and horses to relieve pain, stress and/or tension in the body, as well as for those interested in developing their understanding of ConTact C.A.R.E and the Flinchlock Release Method in general.  The course aims to provide the basic knowledge and practical skills of how to locate and release flinchlocked bones, application of ConTact C.A.R.E in first aid situations and the fundamental basics for working with unresolved impact injuries safely and effectively with friends, family, horses and pets.  Courses are also for animal and human health professionals interested in a new approach to working with impact injuries which will complement their clinical work.

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Bovine Drystock Farm Training

Designed for Young stock, Cattle, Sheep, Goats and Working Dogs.

This course will teach you the method to help maintain the health of the animals on your farm.  It is designed to reduce impact pressure into the skeleton of the animals.  These impacts happen on a regular basis, i.e. yards, mating and uneven ground.  This is a Foundation level course that may improve the following conditions;

*Quieter stock

*Lameness/Stone bruises

*Reproduction, Calving and Lambing difficulties


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Family C.A.R.E Course

This is a two day course which covers the small animal requirements, First Aid, as well as the ConTact C.A.R.E principles and techniques for the whole family.

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Practitioner CC Skeletal Self-Defence Systems

Previously titled "Existing Practitioner Additional Training".

Pre-requisite - the student MUST have completed all 5 Training courses for Practitioner B.O.S.S (Bone Organ Support Systems), including Cranial and Practitioner Skills.  

These Courses, taught in the third year of training over two weekends, covers how Dale uses the 6 ConTact C.A.R.E Charts that are the Maps of the Skeletal Self-Defence Systems.  These Systems support the normal function of the B.O.S.S.  However, when they are in flinchlock contraction, these same systems can contort and disrupt.

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Bovine Practitioner Skills

This is a 1 day course designed for Practitioners and Student Practitioners of ConTact C.A.R.E who have completed any Foundation level course and are familiar with the Method. It outlines the uniqueness of the Bovine and the farming environment. Participants need to bring suitable wet weather clothing and gumboots.

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Bovine Calf/Family Care Skills

This course is designed for the part-timer on the farm whose main job is to rear the calves.  It will teach you the basic method and how to apply it to the bovine and humans in your environment.  It will teach you the techniques to help maintain the health of, and efficiency of, your busy farming unit.

Tea & coffee provided, please bring your own lunch, suitable wet weather gear and gumboots, as part of this course is in the dairy shed.

Time - 9.30am - 2.30pm



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