Alane Freund, MS, MA, LMFT
Psychotherapist, horse whisperer, advocate for the highly sensitive
Alane Freund has been a therapist for over two and a half decades, working with families and youth to find solutions to their relational, social, and behavioral challenges. For 14 years she has been studying equine-assisted growth and learning. Her California therapy and team-building practice, Heart and Mind Equine, combines her passion for horses with her love of psychotherapy. Located in a sunny clearing in the forests of bucolic Woodacre, California, Alane describes Heart and Mind Equine as a place “where all ideas are welcome and no answers are wrong.”
Working closely with Dr. Elaine N. Aron, pioneer author and researcher in the study of highly sensitive people, Alane has developed and implemented programs for highly sensitive people, children, families, and the clinicians who serve them. A skilled facilitator and therapist and the parent of a highly sensitive teenage son, she teaches workshops, leads groups, and does ongoing work with her herd of equine colleagues—the highly sensitive horses she has rescued, rehabilitated, and, in many instances, gentled from the wild. With a focus on inclusion, Alane welcomes all types of family makeups, sizes, and structures into her practice including the full LGBTQ+ community.
Alane Freund, MS, MA, LMFT, holds License Number LMFT36077.
HSP Self-Care Immersion
November 3 - 8, 2019
Sunday - Friday, 5 nights
Ask yourself: Is sensitivity your superpower? Are you nurturing your best self? Have you taken time to prioritize you? Highly sensitive people (HSPs) are the 20 percent of the population with a finely tuned nervous system. We are profoundly impacted by environment, and immersive retreat and self-care are not optional—they are critical to our health. Decompress, reflect, and heal from...
Understanding the Highly Sensitive Child and Teen
July 20 - 22, 2018
Friday - Sunday, 2 nights
Do you know a highly sensitive child? An observer who asks deep questions? Easily overstimulated? Or often distressed by the injustice or suffering of others? Over 20 percent of children have this trait often overlooked by “one-size-fits-all” parenting advice. Do you find the usual approaches just aren’t working with your highly sensitive child clients? Taught by...
A Weekend for Highly Sensitive People
June 7 - 9, 2019
Friday - Sunday, 2 nights
Do you have a keen imagination, rich inner life, and vivid dreams? Is time alone each day as essential as air? Do others call you too shy or overly sensitive? Are you a clinician who works with HSPs? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be a highly sensitive person, or...