Gestalt is a German word that means "wholeness." Partner a Gestaltist, who believes in the mind, body, spirit connection with a "co-active" coach, and you have someone on your side who believes you are whole just as you are and that you already have the answers within you. The horses, donkey, and even goats and I can help you find those answers.Ready? Schedule a session!
Ah yes, that's the big question isn't it? Using my knowledge of Gestalt methodology, somatic (body awareness), my intuition, your intuition, and information the horses are offering, the client and I work together to find greater awareness and the answers that make sense to them.Call to schedule a session!
I work with women and children. The women who find their way here are often either searching for their life's purpose or are struggling with anxiety and depression. Motherhood. Or women who never want to have children. Women working outside the home and stay at home moms. Or, maybe, womanhood and all that entails, is a better term.
Children are also often struggling with anxiety or they are highly sensitive, super empathic kids who are having a hard time figuring out which part of what they are feeling is them and which part is others. They want to talk about reincarnation, God, heaven, hell, their intuition and what it's showing them and telling them, and so much more-and they need someone who gets it. Who understands what they are going through-a lot of emotions and questions. I was that kid and now I'm the adult they can talk with and ask questions of. No judgement.
Your first session will be 2 hours long and after that they are typically 1.5 hours long and are held at the ranch. No horse experience is necessary and we do not ride.
Closed toed shoes like sneakers or boots.
Clothes you don't mind getting dirty or nibbled on by horses.
A journal to record your thoughts after the session.
"I think midlife is when the universe gently places her hands upon your shoulders, pulls you close, and whispers in your ear:
'I’m not screwing around. It’s time. All of this pretending and performing – these coping mechanisms that you’ve developed to protect yourself from feeling inadequate and getting hurt – has to go.
Your armor is preventing you from growing into your gifts. I understand that you needed these protections when you were small. I understand that you believed your armor could help you secure all of the things you needed to feel worthy of love and belonging, but you’re still searching and you’re more lost than ever.
Time is growing short. There are unexplored adventures ahead of you. You can’t live the rest of your life worried about what other people think. You were born worthy of love and belonging. Courage and daring are coursing through you. You were made to live and love with your whole heart. It’s time to show up and be seen.'''
~ Brené Brown
(Except, I've been finding more and more often, it's not just midlife when this happens. I'm seeing it with people in their 20s and it is awesome!)
If you are ready to stop "screwing around," it's time to come see me and the horses. We are co-active coaches, working together with our clients to break through that armor that has been building up over the years. Living and loving with your whole heart is possible. Living Life BIG is possible. The horses are beautiful, gentle teachers and you'll never forget a lesson a 1,200 pound horse teaches you.
Overwhelmed? Interested but scared? Not quite ready to get into the deep stuff? That's okay too. Each client is unique in what they want to work on and how. Some just want to get to it and be done. Some want to take some time. Maybe you need to feel the experience out, see if this will work for you. You get to choose! There are lots of healing paths here at the Mother Ranch. Horses aren't the only animals that do this work, our goats do too. I also teach groups called Women's Connection & Creativity Workshops--a great place to get your feet wet with some gentle coaching within mixed media art classes. We meet once a month and work on a piece of artwork together as a group. Currently these classes are for adult women only. You don't need any art experience, just a willingness to play! (And! No drawing, I give you a line drawing to trace!)
If those still seem too much, then neurofeedback or Reiki may be what you need. If none of these are a fit, we can work together to find you someone that suites you. My goal is for you to have a safe, supportive environment to heal within.
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