Katarina Lundgren MA student, BA, BA, EP, TSM Instructor (Sweden)
Katarina is the Chair of Board in MiMer and the Director of MiMer Centre. She is heading the development of the organization and functions as a support person to all the other members, at the board and in MiMer’s extended network. Together with Emily Kieson, she is responsible for all the educational content as well for creating and developing it.
Katarina is currently working on her Masters in Cognitive Science at Lund University and has a BA in Language and Literature as well as a BA in The History of Ideas and Science and Philosophy. She has also a 1-year education from SLU in Entrepreneurship in the Countryside/Animal Science.
She has extensive training in the eagala model and has also a certification from Learning Animals as an equine-human interaction facilitator, and various other trainings, but she is a strong advocate for science based and model independent trainings. Her main passions are horses and humans – and communication and interaction – in all kinds of combinations, as well as trauma informed/sensitive and trauma focused care and understanding.
In the horse world, she has managed a livery yard, riding school and an educational center. She has for many years worked with helping people grow and develop with the help of horses and nature and educated about equine welfare. She is currently involved in establishing equine assisted psychotherapy/traumatherapy, other equine assisted interventions/activities and nature-based interventions/activities in Sweden. She travels internationally and gives trainings, workshops, seminars and writes about equine-human interaction, equine welfare, equine behavior, equine ethics and equines in therapy and learning programs.
Katarina has a past in the business world as a marketing coordinator, information and communication specialist, educator, project leader and writer. Besides running MiMer – with its research fund, MiMer Trust, she is also project leading and developing HorseHub, an EU funded network initiative that helps horse businesses grow and develop (www.horsehub.eu) and Växa med Häst (Grow with Horses) (vaxamedhast.org) a newly started project targeting young girls at risk, aged 12-25, and a research project exploring Trauma Sensitive Equine Assisted Mindfulness for cancer patients.
As a growth facilitator, trainer, trauma sensitive mindfulness (TSM) instructor and strong advocate for collaborations and teamwork, she always focuses on maintaining awareness of differing perceptions, biases and the importance of perspective-taking. It is in dialogue and through collaborations we grow, not through competing with each other.
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
Contact Katarina at:
+46 768 95 98 68