What is Equus Life Coaching?
Horses are unique animals who can, surprising as it sounds, teach us much about ourselves if we know how to look. Equus coaching is all about combining the way a horse is with life coaching.
During an equus session a client interacts with a horse (on the ground – no riding – no previous horse experience needed) and undesired patterns become visible fairly quickly. In working out the problem as it presents itself with the horse, it becomes obvious that there are options with regards to the similar problem in the rest of the client’s life. It’s all about trial and error – there are no hard answers, and each client has an infinite number of ideas they can play with to see what works for them and the problem at hand.
Using horses in coaching works brilliantly, because during an equus session clients have a visceral experience that they integrate much more easily than having a “head conversation” about a problem. Insights appear magically, it seems.
What is most magical to me is that horses see us. Really see us. See through us, if you will. Since they have no hidden agenda, they show you, like a mirror, what they see in you.
No matter what they see, they are still ready at any moment to show you they notice changes in you. Just as their trust is not a contract they are bound to for life if you show them trust is not appropriate, they never write you off for life either. They are who they are in the moment, and allow you to be who you are in the moment, and if it feels good for them for the two of you to connect in the moment, they are open to that. If not, they don’t make irrevocable judgments about you.
There is honest feed-back all the time – something we do not get from people.
What do I offer? (Conventional life coaching options here.)
These sessions take place on weekday mornings as the facilities I use are able to accommodate us. Riding lessons in the afternoons mean mornings work best for equus sessions. I make use of facilities in the South of Johannesburg (Eikenhof) as well as in the North of Johannesburg (Muldersdrift).
Equus sessions can be followed up by another equus session or by ordinary life coaching sessions.
I have also been organizing equus workshops in South Africa presented by Koelle Simpson, my teacher and mentor. If you would like to be on the mailing list to hear about the next one, contact me.