Transformational Retreats and Consultations… for you and for the animals in your life


♥   A Gift from the Heart  

Welcome to our healing sanctuary where you can awaken your intuition, your inner peacefulness and your brave heart!  If you feel that life could be so much brighter, bigger and better than it currently is, then we invite you to  Springwood Sanctuary to make those transitions.

Allow yourself to really thrive, live your purpose and follow your dreams.

When you share mindful space with the beautiful herd of horses, ponies and donkeys at Springwood Sanctuary you enter a state where you begin to feel the possibilities in everything … things just flow, you become one with your world and you lose track of time. You’ll be creating a soul-connection with animals that quite simply will live in your heart forever.
You’ll then be able to experience a shift in your life that will gracefully alter your experience of everything.
Enable animals to also be completely at peace … releasing any past anxiety they and you may have. This beautiful way of being completely regards the animals that choose to share their space with you.
This most magical relationship with your own animal family is completely achievable.

When horses, ponies and donkeys live naturally as a herd, living out 24/7 with plenty of enrichment in their environment, herbs and medicinal plants to self select, organic pasture and hay; when they are not “used” by humans for work or therapy, not ridden or separated from the herd; when they’re allowed to live an unconditioned and uncontrolled life… only then we can start to see their natural equine inner state of being-ness.  It’s in this environment, at complete liberty, that they are most peaceful and into which they invite you into the herd here at Springwood Sanctuary.  Learn Mindfulness and experience this reflected back to you … as your inner state becomes peaceful then the herd will invite you to be with them in absolute peace. 

It’s my passion to share this with as many people as possible. If you have a sense that life could be so much more fulfilling then you’ve come to the right place to enable you to achieve it! I look forward to working with you and sharing this wonderful way of being that will completely change your life.
Together we can make a difference.

IMG-20151026-WA0031Jacqui Howe is an experienced holistic animal practitioner – Mindfulness with Animals consultant & coach, inter-species communicator, animal Reiki and Hawaiian healing practitioner.  She is also an experienced Hawaiian healing massage therapist, Reiki practitioner and Mindfulness teacher for humans.  She brings all these modalities together and combines them with her lifetime experience with horses and dogs, her rehabilitation work with animals and her own journey of transformation to offer a compassionate and very effective way of holding space for others that enables both people and animals to connect, trust, heal and love unconditionally. Jacqui offers consultations to people and animals and also teaches this way of being through workshops and retreats at Springwood Sanctuary in West Sussex.  As a vegan, Jacqui is dedicated to inspiring a shift in awareness and consciousness away from the “use” and “mis-use” of animals in any way.

By setting up Springwood Sanctuary with her partner David, they aspire to set up a model for change so that humans and all animals can live in true harmony.

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Springwood Sanctuary is a non-profit organisation.
Donations are gratefully received and enable us to offer healing and teach Mindfulness to people who are unable to pay for their own treatments due to ill health at present.
Donations are also gratefully received to maintain our beautiful herd of rescue horses here and to continue our animal rehabilitation work, enabling us to give forever homes to horses in need.  
Click here for link to donations or to volunteer


Here are some examples of the practical applications for this way of being:

  • Animal Guardians – Take your loving relationship to a new and exciting level of even deeper understanding and soul connection. You don’t need to be experiencing difficulties in order to create this for you and your beloved animal friend.
  • Animals with Difficulties – Overcome behavioural / emotional difficulties, helping animals to be calm and confident, therefore enabling the peaceful, joyful relationship you really want.
  • Animal Rescue Centres – Compassionate rehabilitation for sensitive animals, enabling them to let go of past trauma, anxieties and abuse so that they can find forever homes.
  • Vets and veterinary nurses, Complementary Therapists, Equine Dentists and Podiatrists:
  • Enable your clients animals to be calm and peaceful throughout a treatment.
  • Speed up healing / recovery times by helping sensitive animals to release their stress and anxiety.
  •  Greatly increase the effectiveness of your therapy by creating a peaceful, accepting environment.
  • Seeing situations for what they are – Creating a very effective listening environment, so we can not only communicate with others easily, but also listen to the quiet, wise voice within all of us for help with everything in life.
  • Those who are coming near to the end of their life – creating an understanding & deeply healing space for you, or your animal friend, to pass peacefully.
  • People with confidence, anxiety or depression difficulties – Mindfulness is a wonderfully compassionate and effective way to ease emotional & mental health difficulties. Being in nature and around animals takes this to an even more effective level.
  • People with physical pain – Mindfulness is a proven effective way to manage pain. I combine this with other incredibly effective ways to release pain from our bodies (even those held at a very deep core level).
  • People – and their carers – struggling with living a peaceful life –  extremely healing and helpful, enabling a more peaceful and content way of being.


What clients say….

“Thank you for sharing your wonderful home and herd with us. I had such a special time and it’s been really impactful. I can’t recommend the experience highly enough and I’ve been talking about it to all my friends…  The weekend with you really helped restore my confidence in that inner resource of calm we all carry if we know how to access it…”   Kate Ensor, Luxembourg.


“I’m impressed by a practitioner who gives you the tools and information to help your animals…yourself. Jacqui not only helped my horses but she also enabled me to help my horses. She helped me to understand and be able to communicate with them. The techniques she gave me for our mare who was distressed following the loss of a herd member have proved invaluable. She has helped me to be peaceful with all my horses now. We humans are such busy creatures, always wanting and doing something. It’s important sometimes just to BE with them. Thank you, Jacqui.”   Linda Chamberlain, Forest Row, East Sussex

This is a testimonial from a client whose animals had behaviour difficulties:“My two dogs have both been so scared of fireworks for the past 6-8 years.  They would shake and literally hide.  I had a couple of sessions with Jacqui just a few weeks before bonfire night and as soon as the fireworks went off following that, their behaviour was calm and not at all stressed… It’s amazing that something so gentle and non-invasive… can help so hugely. Everyone needs to know about this! Thank you for sharing what you do.”   Sally Walters, Chichester, West Sussex

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12794419_1070812582975669_4371064303177996892_nCONTACT ME:

Jacqui Howe, Mindfulness with Animals Practitioner,

Tel:  07946 869454 / 01444 401895