Equine-Assisted Coaching and Learning Experiences Results in Excelerated Growth

Are you stuck in the crazy cycle of conflict with family or friends? Struggling to connect or lead at work or with your ministry team? Wondering why there is a mental block keeping you from taking risks in your relationships, career aspirations, or pursuing your dreams? Overcome by anxiety and fear? Equine-assisted coaching can support your journey of self-discovery and personal growth in ways you've yet to uncover in a traditional counseling office or self-help program!

Teddy and Lisa

Equine-Assisted Coaching

Faith-based coaching is available upon request and can be integrated into each service.

Individual & Family Introductory Package

Begin your equine-assisted coaching experience with a 45-minute online session designed to prepare you for the focus of your farm 60-minute farm session. Together, we will identify limiting beliefs and habits while also discovering how you can put practice techniques that will result in emotional and relational growth. If you struggle with anxiety, fear, relational conflict, insecurity, approval addiction, perfectionism, controlism, or workaholism, this opportunity can be incredibly beneficial. 

$525 for 3 sessions

Individual & Family Growth Package

Continue the work you began with the introductory package with three additional hours of equine-assisted sessions at the farm. You have the choice of booking three separate sessions or a half-day experience. This time will be customized for your specific needs, providing the opportunity for you to explore how to connect more effectively with others, live more confidently, and pursue the breakthrough you desire. 

$525 for 3 sessions

Equestrians & Horse Owners

Discover how to connect with the horse you ride in a lesson, lease for a season, or own for a lifetime in a way that will make you a better rider, horseperson, and human while also giving your equine partner the gift of connection and support. In the process, you'll learn more about yourself than you ever thought you could simply by showing up at the barn.

$525 for 3 sessions | $989 for 6 sessions
Student Rate and Youth Rate Available

Ready to get started?

Connect with Lisa to begin the kind of growth process that will result in lasting change and impact.

FAQs

Natural Lifemanship

What is equine-assisted coaching and learning?

Equine-Assisted Coaching and Learning provides a unique way to explore growth because horses are willing to engage in connection and also resist it if they don't feel safe. They are created with a brain and body response system that works for their survival. As herd animals, they rely on their senses and one another for protection and also the provision of needs. By entering into an experience with a horse, we can explore what we bring into a relationship as well as what we can get out of it. As a result, we learn about ourselves and the needs of others in a fresh new way.

What is the philosopy of Natural Lifemanship?

Natural Lifemanship principles utilized in equine-assisted coaching and learning sessions are built upon the concepts of healthy attachment and building attuned, connected relationships. The principles applied between the horse-and-human relationship equally apply to our human-to-human relationships.

Neuroscience research demonstrates that our brains can change through new and healthy experiences. In our sessions, we explore the cultivation of new thinking patterns (neuropathways) to move toward healing, growth, and transformation.

The way to change old patterns that no longer serve us is to practice something new. The learning is accomplished in our sessions, utilizing principles we put into practice in all of our relationships. The goal is to learn how to have connected and attuned relationships, which leads to healthy development, contributes to healing at any age and enhances well-being.

What is trauma-informed coaching?

Although most people believe that trauma needs to be a big life event, anything that causes you to experience fear of harm can result in a traumatic experience and hinder the way you see yourself, others, God (if faith is part of your life), and your place in this world.  For example, all these events can be categorized as trauma:

  • intrauterine and birth trauma
  • abuse and neglect
  • domestic violence
  • grief and loss
  • car accident
  • flooding and fires
  • natural disaster
  • divorce
  • family separation
  • combat
  • detainment/deportation
  • incarceration/imprisonment
  • homelessness
  • poverty
  • community violence and civil unrest
  • sudden changes in relationships
  • sudden and unexpected moves

Who can benefit from trauma-informed equine-assisted coaching?

  • individuals eager to gain self-awareness and heal
  • mothers ready to discover a new way to relate to their children
  • families seeking to cultivate new ways of connecting and communicating
  • couples longing for a deeper understanding of each other
  • young adults looking for the courage to embrace their college and career endeavors
  • leaders and teams ready to find unity in their vision and discover how to work together more effectively

Where do the farm sessions take place?

The farm sessions are held in heart of Pennsylvania horse country at Honey Brook Stables, in Honey Brook. If you are from out of town, we will schedule your sessions on back-to-back days or the same day. Feel free to request a list of local accommodations.

Do I need horse experience and will I ride a horse

You don't need any horse experience at all. Actually, the less you know about horses, the more remarkable your experience can be because you'll show up teachable and without any preconceived notions about what to do. This is all unmounted work. If you would like riding lessons, we can put you in touch with a fabulous instructor at the farm.

What should I wear?

You'll want to wear closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting muddy.

 

Equine-Assisted Learning

Faith-based coaching is available upon request and can be integrated into each service.

Workshops for Groups

Explore new ways to communicate and connect individually and as a team through an equine-assisted workshop. Through this experience, you'll discover new ways to relate to one another with empathy and support. You'll also explore your mindset about taking risks versus playing it safe. 

Retreats for Women

Is time to get insight into why you end up in the same crazy cycle of conflict and failure in your family or at work, with your ministry team or friends? Do you feel like there is some sort of mental block keeping you from taking risks in your relationships or even career aspirations? Maybe you'd simply like to understand your communication style and how it impacts your relationships? Through partnering with horses in our exclusive equine-assisted retreat experience, you'll discover how to find a wholehearted connection within yourself and with others, which is key to living the life you were made for.

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