In just 2-days, there will be many vehicles pulling into my ranch to learn the art, science and ancient practices of partnering with horses, which is part of the become an Equine Assisted Coach Training Program. I could talk on and on about the many reasons why I’m so excited about the hands-on training, but will keep it to 4.
Here are the 4-reasons why I’m so excited…
#1. We are experiencing a changing new world.
The world is changing at such a fast pace that humankind is feeling it from every direction, causing people to feel stressed, confused and overwhelmed. There is a lot of fear and and inner issues surfacing, and not knowing what to do with those feelings. Do you or know of anyone that is feeling this?
It’s a new time in history where all walks of life are feeling the pull to heal their aches, pains and troubles. Wanting to change their stories, find their life purpose, or learn more about the intelligence of life. And especially through holistic methods.
What is good about this change, is there has never been a more opportune time for Equine Assisted Coaching. Bringing horses back into the circle of of life is unearthing new possibilities, a new healthier life style. It’s the perfect time for reinventing yourself.
#2. For the past 7 weeks, I’ve been getting to know the students through live teleclasses and this week I finally get to met them.
What an incredible group of coaches, therapists, healers and equestrians that I get to talk with each week. Because it’s purposely a group of no more than 10 students, keeping it smaller, gives me the opportunity to get to know them on a deeper level. Every one of them has their own unique talents, inner strengths and life experiences. And, when integrated with Equine Assisted Coaching, will be offering the best in their community.
Toward the end of this week, I finally get to meet them in person. I get to learn from them as much as they learn from me. I like to call it contributing to the whole, making this a better world to live in for people, animals and the environment.
#3. It’s hands on training.
I remember when I started my journey of becoming an Equine Assisted Coach many moons ago, and how the hands-on training experience still sticks with me today. I can read a book and learn the ins and outs, be inspired, but there just is something about engaging the body and the mind when wanting to learn something new, whether on a personal or professional level.
Out of all of my adult schooling, studying marketing, business administration and counseling psychology classes I’ve completed over the years, learning how to partner with horses to create transformation for clients is by far some of the best training I have ever had.
There just is something about being in nature with horses, that sets the stage for a unique and fun way of learning. It’s getting out from behind a desk or table, a computer screen or white board, that old industrialized approach school setting. Our bodies and minds were not meant to learn best through just sitting, but rather through play and engagement, hands-on experience.
Think back to when you learned how to ride a bike or a horse. Did you read a book or get on the bike or the horse? Which do you feel would be a better way to learn something in life that involves using the body and the mind? Why?
#4. The horses.
What a greater way to enjoy and be engaged with each other, than through the company of horses in nature. There just is something about being among the wild that awakens creativity, deepens one’s senses and inspires many souls.
Being with the group of students in community, and coach training with the horses, offers a deeper level of support, connection and camaraderie, among fellow Equine Assisted Coaches on their path of learning how to partner with horses to create transformation for their clients.
Being with a herd of horses is not a passive experience. It’s being with the wild yet tame at the same time. Seeing horses in their wild state is one experience, being part of their herd is completely different. Connecting deeply with a horse often defies the imagination; until one has immersed herself or himself in the company of a horse, no words can describe the that human experience.
I invite you to share how you learn best by sharing in the comments below.
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