Horse Guided Learning for Coaches, NLP Practitioners and Counsellors
I am delighted to announce that I have joined with Melanie Konig from the International Academy of Horse Assisted Coaching to bring horse assisted coaching courses to Wales.
My name means â€˜Lover of Horsesâ€™ and I have always had horses in my life – from my very first rocking horse as a toddler, to the real horses we raise on our farm in Pontyberem. To be able to coach using the intuition of our own horses is a massive dream come true for me. It is an honour for me to be able to share the experience with fellow coaches, and be part of your awareness of this enriching experience whilst we reflect on our skills as coaches using both our own intuition and that of the horse who will be guiding us.
For those of you who are new to the concept of horse assisted coaching, horses living in the wild rely on their super tuned radar to â€˜readâ€™ what potential threats may be on the horizon. As herd animals, the horses use this intuition to form their hierarchy and live sustainably, however they also use their intuition to react to our â€˜vibesâ€™. If we are clear about what we are thinking and doing, then the horse is very willing to co-operate. If we are in doubt about our options, they will show us, or even move away from us. Through their actions horses teach us to trust our intuition whilst we are coaching. They mirror our actions and intentions, and will highlight incongruence.
“Having never been around horses before I was really apprehensive but my confidence grew as the morning progressed. I can’t wait to do this again.”
As any successful coaching session requires a well formed outcome for our clients, by the end of our courses, you will be able to apply your equine facilitated approach to your individual coaching sessions. The horses teach us to trust our intuition. Horses are part of the process, but not the process. – Just as a coach should be.
Spring 2016 onwards:
We will be running Leadership Dynamic courses for teams. All the training and team building is videoed and feedback provided. A picture speaks a thousand words, but actually seeing a horse reflecting different energies and leadership styles speaks a million!
Just to confirm that there is no riding involved, you donâ€™t need any special clothing or horse experience. Just an open mind and heart.