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Jocelyn with Gonzo

Jocelyn Grey Facilitator

Jocelyn’s care and compassion for people has guided her into community work and most recently as a facilitator in Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning (FEEL). With 20 years of administrative experience Jocelyn has served in a variety of roles working first with the CNIB, Ministry of Environment then Ministry of Transportation before changing careers into community work. After attending community college and receiving honors in the Practical Nursing program, Jocelyn went on to serve with the VON as a Palliative Care and Visiting Nurse.

Jocelyn’s compassionate ways lead her to volunteer with the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital for approximately two years where she worked closely with residents as well as served on the Volunteer Executive. Moreover, Jocelyn completed courses in Geriatrics enhancing her work with the elderly in a local nursing home as well as in a clinical setting. Jocelyn is a Level III Reiki practitioner and has Level III Therapeutic Touch certification.

Also, to her credit Jocelyn wrote a personal story from the heart about her trip to Banff, Alberta. She fell in love with the horse she rode for six days in the mountains and ended up bringing him home into Ontario. She submitted the story entitled “A Trail Horse Love Story” published in Horse Canada Magazine’s .

Jocelyn’s life long experience of loving and just being with horses began when she was 4 years old and her father bought their first pony. As a child, Jocelyn spent many spring and summer days in the pasture with newly born foals doing what she now knows as “Wu Wei” — the art of doing nothing. Jocelyn shared her interest in ponies with her father, did some showing in the local fall fairs and later was given a full sized horse to ride. When she grew up and left home she also left the horses always feeling a void within her and a calling to go back.

In 1984 Jocelyn returned to the horses. Thrilled to be present for the birth of her brand new Arabian filly she bought a place in the country where she could have her horse with her. She then welcomed her second Arabian , a colt, three years later. Jocelyn lives in Elginburg, Ontario with one Arabian horse Gonzo, a Tennessee Walker MC Hammer plus a recent addition a 16 year-old quarter horse mare named Spirit. Jocelyn’s love for her animals and all living creatures has taken her down the path of the wisdom of the horses. Allowing her horses to work at liberty and in partnership with them has greatly enhanced the self-awareness that her clients have experienced.