During the past decade of working with animals, it has become clear to me that we receive as much healing from them as they do from us. This has led me to expand into the area of Equine Facilitated Experiential Learning. The social and emotional intelligence of horses make them excellent facilitators in self discovery, learning and healing. Our interactions with the horse are unique opportunities to gain profound insight into our selves and our lives. This newly re-discovered dimension of the human-horse dynamic is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing trends in corporate training, professional and personal development and even psychological counseling.
Horses are the masters of emotional intelligence. They have an innate ability to read and process emotions as information. They live and operate in the state of presence and complete awareness all the time and utilize the information that they receive from everything all at once, instantly. Horses can see details simultaneously with the whole picture because they are aware of physical presence and the non-physical sphere of energy. They are constantly in synch with themselves as well as every other creature on the earth, all at once.
As an animal that is preyed upon in nature, the horse has a highly developed ability to sense changes in the environment and arousal level of other herd members. Horses intuitively sense the emotions and energies around them, and in turn mirror and reflect those emotions and energies when interacting with us. They respond to what we are actually communicating, often knowing our intentions before we do and providing honest and instant feedback. The horse becomes the mirror in which we see ourselves and how we can measure our energy, effectiveness and non-verbal communication. Horses operate on pure authenticity and congruency which gives us a genuine interpretation of our reality and helps to confirm our own truths. Through their connection to our authentic self, horses transport us beyond our limitations into the boundless.
We invite you to explore this profound learning experience in either a private or small group setting. The formats range from interacting with the herd to working one-on-one with a horse. Clients report experiencing profound insights into themselves and their lives. These shifts are meaningful and long-lasting and readily transferable to daily life!