The PTSD Association of Canada will soon sponsor Mental Fitness (Post Traumatic Growth) Programs at Belvoir Estate Farm. The grounds of Belvoir provide a place for rest and restoration of the soul. We will offer Equine Facilitated Therapy, Life Enhancement Programs essential to whole body, mind and spirit healing. The breathtakingly beautiful grounds of Belvoir will provide a calming, soothing atmosphere in which to learn and take away holistic tools that can be implemented immediately.
We hope to open our doors mid summer 2017. Check back often for more details as they become available.
Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Boston Trauma Centre and Paul Frewen, PhD C-Psych UWO At Belvoir Estate Farm.
We had the pleasure of showing Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and medical director of the Trauma Centre in Boston, author of New York Times bestseller "The Body Keeps Score " and Paul Frewen, PhD, C.Psych, UWO, Chair of the Traumatic Stress Section of the Canadian Psychological Association around at Belvoir Estate Farm. Both were in awe of the endless possibilities this property and seductive landscape have to offer and are excited about the prospect of working together.. Let the magic happen.
History of belvoir
Surrounded by the Thames River, Belvoir is thought to be the oldest farm in South Western Ontario, Canada. Nestled on more than 300 acres, the estate 10 km west of London, Ontario.
It was originally owned by settler Ebenezer Allan, who arrived in Delaware in 1793 from Rochester, New York.
In 1840, the farm was known as Maple Grove and the main house on the Estate was built by Gideon Tiffany. It was referred to by the locals as “Tiffany’s Castle”.
In 1857 Gideon’s son, Dean Tiffany, commissioned architect Thomas Stent the notable designer and builder of the East Wing of the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa to redesign and rebuild this grand and historic home.
In 1880 the estate was purchased by Richard Albert Gibson who was appointed to the Ontario Agricultural Commission in 1880. He renamed the property Belvoir, after a castle near his birthplace in Rutland, England. Belvoir became the leading producer of Jersey Milk for the London area.
In 1922 Gibson's son-in-law, Canadian Senator Edgar Sydney Little and his wife Helen moved their family to Belvoir.
Members of parliament of that time, including Prime Minister MacKenzie King, were royally entertained in their stately home.