Working with the Horses, Ponies & Donkey in Nature

 

 

 

Listening to Your Inner Voice

Workshop 1  Get Clarity with Choices

3 hours as part of a small group. An Opportunity to explore and develop personal growth. Come and expand your personal awareness, discover how to hear your inner voice and connect with your heart. Feel more connected to your situations, see choices more clearly and make more self-informed decisions. Relaxation and connection with your true Self reduces stress, so come and have an enriching time, filled with authentic experience, supported by the spiritual connection of ponies and nature.

Workshop 2  Finding Your Direction

3 hours as part of a small group. When we take time to connect with our bodies, tune into our senses and pay attention to what we notice within, then we are feeling our true Self and what really matters to us. This gives us a better sense of what direction we feel that we’d like to go in. Horses can help us to connect with our body, they hold the space as heart-feeling companions and mirror what they pick up, offering back rich insights. This is their gift to us.  Working in Nature offers us the chance for a more enriching sensory, healing and spiritual experience.

Nurture Your Heart

Experiences

Shorter 1.5hr sessions.

Suited to the leisure and travel visitors who may be looking to have a unique and authentic experience with horses in nature. This is time spent in nature with the ponies, taking part in ‘Mindfulness and the Joy of Companionship’ with horses, ponies and donkey. Small groups of up to 4 people.

Also extremely useful for energy workers, therapists and those wishing to dedicate some ‘Insight and Healing’ time for personal and professional development on a deeper level. Meditation in Nature with the horses and ponies can be included for those practitioners. Contact me for a chat to explore some options. 1.5hrs for 1 to 2 people. Numbers of 3 to 4 people will become a bespoke group booking, of 3 hours at Workshop charges.

Spending time in Nature is well documented to heal, soothe and restore. Being in the present moment (which is where horses function from) and spending time outside changes one’s state of mind from being depressed, stressed, and anxious to more calming and balanced, providing a respite for our overactive minds and refreshing us for new tasks. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, but also contributes to your physical wellbeing by reducing blood pressure, heart rate and muscle tension, as well as promoting the production of hormones associated with wellbeing and comfort. Spiritual wellbeing is developed through the connections made by time spent with horses in nature.

Spending time with horses gives us insight into our thoughts and feelings, this helps us connect with the truth in our hearts and expand our personal awareness. Discover how to hear your inner voice and connect with your heart. Feel more confident, see choices more clearly and make more self-informed decisions. Horses pick up on  subtle, hidden ways, and can demonstrate them in their own behaviour, like a window into our Soul. Meaningful connections with all that is around us can be made through meditation and mindfulness with the horses in nature which aids healing. Working with symbols in a creative way, borrowing themes from Native American rituals, and activities with the horses offers a profound way to develop personal insight and experience healing.

There is an authentic blend of therapy and wellbeing delivered in the time spent with us. I work with professional and ethical integrity to ensure all clients and day visitors are supported in a nurturing and safe environment.

Therapy and Wellbeing sessions 

Start with an assessment to determine what you are looking for. Sessions are tailored to your requirements.

Equine-Assisted Therapy is helpful when there is a sense of feeling stuck, struggling to cope and feeling down. We can explore past and current areas of your life, with the horses and with face to face counselling support. I combine the listening therapy in the quiet and private space of the shepherd hut with the outdoor sessions with the animals in the all-weather arena and field. This can help reduce the feeling of having to sit opposite someone for too long, and can really support and empower a client. Working with horses can be a catalyst for change. Horse are able to attune to people and reflect the emotions they sense, in their own behaviours. Past trauma is often held in the body, allowing it to be explored in a supportive and natural environment- working with horses is a well-researched way to bring about therapeutic benefits. This experiential therapy is specifically tailored for each client, as each individual has a unique background and brings different life experiences to the sessions. I have been practising as a qualified counsellor since 2006, and together with the horses we support and empower clients to move forwards with a greater sense of self-awareness and improved resilience. We also include Mindfulness, Meditation and activities with the ponies as a way to bring about change.

The focus on Wellbeing is really useful when change in the present day is sought, and can bring great improvement in self-esteem, confidence, improving communication, understanding our Selves, setting boundaries, learning meditation and relaxation skills. Wellbeing sessions are more activity-based with chosen themes to explore.

I am a registered LEAP practitioner in Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy and an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (MBACP).

http://www.claireryallcounselling.com

The importance of looking after those that support us.

Summer having some Masterson Method practice, just one of the ways that I manage the wellbeing of The Healing Herd.