- SpiritedScience® Life Coaching/Counseling
- Heart-Centered Hypnosis for Fast, Healthy Change
- Shamanic Counseling & Services
- Equine-Assisted Healing, Learning & Empowerment
- SpiritedScience ® Horse-Human Relationship Counseling
- Transformational Equine Wellness Services
- Classes and Workshops
SpiritedScience ® Life Coaching/Counseling
The coaching relationship is an ongoing partnership that helps you produce fulfilling results in your personal and professional life. If you are trying to improve your life, whether it is around your relationships, your career, or any number of other life issues, statistics show that you will achieve significantly greater results when using a life coach. An effective coach can guide you, motivate you, and educate you. Coaches provide accountability and discipline. Coaching accelerates your progress toward important goals by providing greater focus and awareness of your choices. I am a certified professional wellness coach with masters-level mental health counselor training. Oftentimes, traumas from the past can create subconscious blocks that may keep you from attaining your goals. I am uniquely qualified to help you effectively heal the traumas from your past that inevitably arise in the process of self-improvement so that you can move forward toward your goals with ease and grace, free of self-sabotage.
Additionally, I practice shamanism (or the way of the shaman), which is the most ancient spiritual practice known to humankind. Shamans spend their lives healing people, animals, communities, and the planet. Shamans try to live a balanced life, as in touch with Spirit as possible, and they try to help others find balance in life as well. Shamanic practice requires no religious affiliation, but it does require a deep and abiding relationship with the spiritual.
My SpiritedScience® Life Coaching includes shamanic healing, intuitive counseling, heart-centered hypnosis, health & wellness support, and equine-assisted learning/counseling. You will deepen your learning, improve your performance, and enhance the quality of your life. I can help you reach your life goals, get in touch with your soul purpose, and become more satisfied with your life overall.
With my background in both spiritual and scientific work, I offer transformational Life Coaching/Counseling (with or without a horse) that is supported by cutting-edge science, but balanced by Spirit. I think you will find SpiritedScience ® Life Coaching very effective. With this unique and customized approach, I work with you to help transform your life. I can help you discover and maintain the balance between body, mind, and spirit that is so important for your happiness and well-being. I can help you gently shift your energy and heal old traumas so that you can at last discover and bring your life into alignment with your soul purpose.
If you’re ready to begin this transformative journey into wholeness, give me a call or make an appointment by clicking “schedule an appointment” below. We will meet and discuss how I can best support and guide you on your way to a successful and fulfilling life!
SpiritedScience ® Group Coaching and EAL
Group Coaching and/or Equine-Assisted Learning sessions can be a fun way for you to incorporate SpiritedScience® Life Coaching/Counseling into your life at a reduced group rate. Groups usually consist of 3 to 8 members with similar goals and interests who meet in person at the farm once a week for an hour. Most groups are 8-10 weeks in duration. Members of the group are asked to keep what is said in the group confidential, so that a safe haven is maintained for all.
Groups are a great way to get your feet wet and find out if you and I will “click.” Groups are also a great way to start working with the horses in equine-assisted learning and equine-assisted counseling, too. Private group equine-assisted corporate team-building is also available. Other groups are psychoeducational or shamanic in nature, and are posted on the Event Calendar as open to all.
SpiritedScience ® Group coaching/counseling is usually scheduled as demand requires, so if you are interested, let me know, and I’ll add you to the group list. When we have enough people to start, I will announce dates and times and sign-up procedures in my newsletter and on the event calendar.
Heart-Centered Hypnosis for Fast, Healthy Change
Hypnosis is a very effective tool to make a lasting and immediate change for the better. Hypnosis can help you quit smoking, manage your weight, handle stress better — or help you rid yourself of performance anxiety, fear, or self-esteem issues. Hypnosis is easy, safe, and fun with a professional, certified hypnotist. My style of hypnosis is heart-centered, relaxing, and very good for your spirit. It is normally included in my SpiritedScience® approach and custom-designed just for you.
Using the openness of the mind while we are in this altered state, we can help ourselves relax, release old patterns, learn new skills, improve our minds, our memories, our health, overcome fears and phobias, deal with chronic pain, chronic stress — anything that is is part of an old habit or way of thinking that we want to leave behind.
We can also connect with our own inner guidance, find new ways to be the best we can be, body, mind and spirit, and improve the quality of life in the here and now.
Hypnosis can be helpful with many issues. If you ride, I can help you overcome pre-show anxiety or “show ring jitters.” With hypnosis techniques, I can help you overcome any fears and/or traumas so you can get back to enjoying your horse and your life. I can even help you improve your overall performance.
Hypnosis sessions are best scheduled for face-to-face office meetings in Chittenango, NY, although, under some circumstances I will make an exception and work with you over Skype. In rare instances, I may work with you at your stable, especially with fear issues.
With heart-centered hypnosis, we follow YOUR agenda, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Instead of spending years in therapy, very often you can resolve your issue with just a few hypnosis sessions.
Shamanic Counseling & Services
While shamanic techniques are always included in my SpiritedScience® Transformational Life Coaching/Counseling practice, I also offer some basic shamanic services separately:
Shamanic Counseling and Training in the Shamanic Journey
The nature of this teaching requires that the client come to the shamanic practitioner once a week, and so cannot be done at a distance. Private shamanic counseling normally consists of one-hour sessions, one session per week. The shamanic journey is undertaken by the client in order to realize one’s own personal spiritual power. You can discover your own ability to obtain extraordinary, yet very practical, spiritual wisdom and answers to important personal questions. The shamanic counselor helps and guides in ordinary reality. This is usually a very powerful and empowering experience. My office in Chittenango, NY is the perfect meeting place for face-to-face shamanic journey training.
Shamanic divination is performed by the shamanic practitioner. I journey to non-ordinary reality (the Otherworld) to ask compassionate helping spirits for help and guidance. (The spirits tend to respond better when information and healing are requested on behalf of another. They like to see us demonstrate compassion.) Divination is usually set up through telephone contact prior to the shamanic practitioner’s journey, and then discussed with the client in a follow-up call. Physical contact is not necessary for this service. However, if you would prefer to speak face-to-face, that can be arranged as well.
Shamanic healing is often used in support of conventional medicine, both allopathic and/or holistic. Depending on the issue, it has also been utilized alone very successfully to heal both people and animals. I can perform shamanic healing on horses from a distance if necessary, but I prefer humans to come to my office in person.
Some of the types of shamanic healing I perform:
Restoring Lost Energy/Power Animal Retrieval
Extraction of Energy Intrusions on Horse & Human
Soul Retrieval for Horse & Human
(I have been trained by Sandra Ingerman to perform Soul Retrieval. Call me or see excerpt below for more information.)
(I have been trained by Betsy Bergstrom to perform Curse Unraveling. Call me or see excerpt below for more information.)
A Few Words Concerning Soul Retrieval
What is soul retrieval? Well, shamanic cultures have always believed that when we experience a trauma, part of our soul leaves to avoid the full brunt of the pain — which is a great self protection mechanism, but sometimes those parts don’t find their way back on their own. Events like abuse, accident, or even divorce can cause soul loss. Symptoms of soul loss include: dissociation, chronic depression, PTSD, immune deficiency problems, or feeling like “I’ve never been myself since ___.” Soul retrieval can reunite us with those missing parts, returning to us that lost essence and vitality, and the sense of wholeness that is every person’s birthright. I like to do soul retrieval in person, although on some rare occasions I can perform them from a distance. Sometimes animals can benefit from soul retrieval as well. Horses can particularly benefit from soul retrieval if they have experienced a past trauma and/or there are recurring health or behavior issues.
When you contact me for soul retrieval, I will first do a “diagnostic” journey to discuss with helping spirits whether you or your animal actually need a soul retrieval, or whether the issue should be resolved by other means. That being said, I believe that almost everyone in Western culture can benefit from at least one soul retrieval.
A Few Words About Curse/Thoughtform Unraveling
Throughout history, shamans have worked with healing the effects of sorcery and curses, among other things. “Curses” often present as repeating unhealthy patterns: compulsive thoughts; a feeling of being under attack; chronic accidents, injuries, illness; or other types of repeating “bad luck.” Some of these patterns can be rooted in past-life events or are passed down through the family lineage. Others are negative thought forms which we fuel and perpetuate on ourselves.
Many modern cultures still believe in the power of curses; certain indigenous North, Central, and South American cultures spring to mind immediately. Certain Mediterranean cultures still believe in the “evil eye.” A good counselor is cognizant of the ways that various cultures view the world in order to determine the best way to help clients of various ethnic backgrounds. What may seem like superstition to our Western eyes are often realities for members of indigenous cultures. (Even the Irish side of my own background is replete with Otherworldly influences.)
Horse and Human in spirited partnership:
Equine-Assisted Healing, Learning, & Empowerment
I have extensive professional training and experience with horses. I am an EAGALA-certified practitioner, very close to graduating from a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling program with a concentration in Equine-Assisted Mental Health. (“EAGALA” stands for Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association.) As a professional teacher, spiritual counselor, and trainer, I am well-qualified to facilitate equine-assisted healing, learning, and empowerment. My own journey to wellness would never have been complete without the special horses that helped me heal from the inside out, and I am delighted to offer the opportunity for you to experience a similar connection. In relationship with a horse, we can begin to understand the dynamics of all our relationships. With that understanding, we can move toward making the changes that we need for our happiness.
Sessions with the horses can be either private or group, depending on your needs. They are conducted at Rivendell Farm Equine Center in Chittenango, NY. Proper attire is required. If you have any questions about what constitutes proper attire for working around horses, see the FAQs page.
SpiritedScience ® Horse-Human Relationship Counseling
This is a uniquely spirited modality for fostering understanding between horse people and their equine partners.
You and your horse are partners, and partnerships of all kinds sometimes need a little help. Whether yours is a new equine/equestrian relationship or you and your horse are an established team, I can dig into my vast expertise with equine behavior and training — as well as my deeply spiritual and almost telepathic connection with horses — to help you build or repair your partnership with your horse. Maybe physical changes like injury or age (for either or both of you) have altered the way you relate to your equine companion, or you would just like to understand your horse better. I can help you better manage or reconcile troublesome differences and/or repeating patterns of stress upon the relationship, so that you may develop or renew a satisfying, happy relationship for both of you.
Transformational Equine Wellness Services/Consultation
You need to know that your horse’s life and care are designed for his ultimate happiness as well, because how can you be happy if your equine friend isn’t? I am an equine happiness expert! Listed below are just some of the things I can help you with, always with an eye toward the care and healing of your horse’s spirit, along with his/her body and mind:
– evaluating your feeding program
– designing a custom feed program for optimum nutrition that won’t empty your wallet
– behavioral training advice from foals to finished horses
– first aid and chronic care
– pregnant mare care
– a good exercise program
– how to get the right bloodwork done
– how to talk to your vet
– referrals to qualified experts in the field
I specialize in helping horses with Cushing’s Disease (PPID) and/or Insulin Resistance.
Click here to learn more about my qualifications to help you and/or your horse transform into happier and more fulfilled beings.