We offer Mindfulness-Based Equine Assisted Therapy on a beautiful farm located at the northern end of the famous Okanagan Valley of British Columbia.  We are surrounded by nature and wildlife.  Deer roam the land and eagles and hawks grace the sky.  Our facility includes a post and beam stable, a round pen and two arenas.  One arena is covered which allows our services to be offered year-round.

Dr. de Blois has extensive education both as a research scientist and as a clinician. 

  • M.Sc. Psychology, Université Laval, Quebec City.  Area of specialization: Horse cognition and behavior.
  • Ph.D. Psychology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst MA.  Area of specialization: Biopsychology, human and non-human primate behavior.
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, New England Regional Primate Research Center, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, University of Denver.
  • Three times recipient of a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Fellowship
  • Registered Professional Counsellor, Canadian Professional Counsellors Association #3456.
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional - International Association of Trauma Professionals
  • Certified Trauma Therapist - Intensive Trauma Therapy Inc, Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Member, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Member, International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation
  • Personal mindfulness practice since 2008
  • Owner, Lone Larch Akhal Tekes horse breeding and training farm, Lumby, British Columbia
Sandra