Equine Guided Personal and Spiritual Growth Sessions
>1 hour introductory session. A chance to experience the horses and the process for a first visit, a follow-up refresher when needed, or a quick check in for guidance. Think of it as a periodic spa for the soul.
>2 hour session for digging in a little deeper, working on a particular issue in your life, wanting to discover a new gift. Also works for a first visit. A starter session for ongoing work on healing from repetitive patterns, residual grief, removing blockages, getting unstuck, discovering hidden gifts, uncovering your mystical nature, etc.
>half day (4 hours) individual retreat for deeper work. During the session there is time to process and absorb. Journaling, hiking, walking on the beach, or simply climbing up the hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean and sitting then touching in with the horses again. There is also opportunity for engaging in art, music, or creative writing if you are inclined.
>Beyond equine therapy…uncovering your mystical nature: a 5 day individual retreat consisting of daily sessions for more intensive work with primary focus on uncovering your mystical nature. It is a full day retreat done daily. This targets issues rooted more deeply such as abuse or addictions, deep trauma, etc. It encompasses journaling, hiking, simply climbing up the hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean and sitting, writing morning papers, walking. If interested, opportunities will be provided by master teachers in your area of interest or skill in the arts. Perhaps you were a trumpet player in your youth and want to re-engage, or you use to be a writer and would like coaching, or sink your hands into some clay, or get some photography tips and motivation, or schedule time at the local woodworking school, or play with your culinary interests, oil painting or watercolor, etc.
FEES: $125/hr. You can book as much time as you want, but the above list are suggested. For clients that are interested in deep work, in the beginning I recommend sessions every two weeks. Fees for bundling 4 or more sessions is negotiable.
…recovery from effects of childhood abuse
…recovery from addictions
…dealing with stuck grief
…uncovering spiritual gifts
…honing strengths in highly sensitive personalities
…any area of personal or spiritual growth
…exploring the mystical journey
Relaxed but powerful sessions:
…No horse experience needed (it may be to your advantage)
…Interactions with a fence between unless comfortable with direct contact
…Four horses each with their own special gifts
What to Expect During a Session:
Consider the session a living theater. The stage is set. The players are you, and the horses on the other side of the fence, and myself. They are simultaneously the directors and the actors. There is no rigid structure because each person and situation is different. We are drawn into what seems like an improvisation, though in the end, we know it was divinely directed.
Sessions are relaxed and casual but profound. It can sometimes appear that nothing is happening until suddenly the magic hits, or it slowly unfolds like the opening of a flower, sometimes the epiphany hits days or weeks later.
You get to talk about whatever is on your mind so indulge it —a decision you need to make; your life calling; your talents or spiritual gifts; something that makes you joyful, sad, or troubles you; a dream; a memory that keeps coming up; a feeling… any feeling; your intuition; or a significant life challenge; the effects of sexual abuse or any abuse, addictions; experiences or curiosities about the mystical path, etc. Sometimes if a horse feels the conversation has gone off track, he or she will step between you and I, and then will step back when it is back on track. Fun.
Sometimes you will connect with one particular horse who may hang out near you. You have been chosen. It is a delightful time of discovery of new and deeper gifts within, openings to new perspectives, healing of issues.
The horses may raise interesting questions that tap into the core of who you really are, and they often offer effortless transformations. Their goal is to free your beautiful self.
Receive. The most powerful and at the same time the most difficult thing for most humans is to simply receive, and in this case, to receive what the horses are bringing to you.
Pay attention to feelings. Feelings are valuable indicators. Listen to your intuition. Even if it’s, “I need to take a break and get a drink of water.”
The horses will do their work whether or not you are prepared. The most important ingredient is to view them as your directors and to receive from them rather than trying to take care of “these sweet things.” That is a shift for most humans as we are so trained to think of the animals as needing us, rather than the other way around. The horses are the whisperers.
Here are some things to consider:
>Why do you want a session? What do you hope it will bring?
>Review the times in your life where you experience that otherworldly or home feeling. You may be amazed at how it is threaded through your whole life.
>What do you feel you are good at? What do you wish you were good at?
>What do you long for?
>What are your unfulfilled dreams?
>What significant things have happened to you in your life that you feel has impacted you in a good or in a negative way?
>It might be helpful to review your life in 5 year segments: 0-5 years, 5-10, 10-15, etc., or maybe 10 year segments as an adult.
What to Wear:
>layers of casual clothing for any shift in the coastal air currents. Avoid soft clothing that will attract hay which can be annoying.
>rubber boots for the mud
>protective boots (without metal reinforcements) that cover your ankles if you think you might want to interact with a horse without a fence between.
What to Bring:
>your own bottled water if you wish to hike,
>a journal and pen
>for longer sessions, a bag lunch for yourself should you want to have a peaceful picnic while writing and soaking in what you are feeling. (Sometimes it is also my time to take a break.)
>optional: a musical instrument for a moment of inspiration
>optional: sketching or other art materials if you wish. I also have some.
Some helpful what to do’s and what not to do’s:
>Dogs, bless their hearts, can play havoc with horses, my own dog included so please make other arrangements for your own.
>VERY IMPORTANT. Come free of any influence of mind altering and physically suppressive substances: drugs including pot and alcohol. And let me know if you are on pharmaceutical drugs that may alter your mind or body responses. It is important to be physically, mentally, and spiritually alert when working with horses:
…for the sake of the horses in doing their spiritual work (incongruity causes confusion). If under the influence, the horses will most likely ignore you
…for your full benefit of the intuitive and spiritual processes.
Working sessions are private without guests or visitors.
My role is setting the stage, asking questions, and helping in intuitive interpretations. Remember, I am not a licensed counselor; I am a coach, an interpreter, a spiritual guide, and fellow traveling companion. The horses are the directors. After the session and pondering it overnight, I will provide written feedback that includes observations, further revelations, and reminders of what took place during the session.
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Contact me via phone or email. Starting mid morning is best, or afternoons are ok too. Let me know what days and times work best for you.
I look forward to our time together.