I am a transpersonal, trauma-focused counselor, and so that is the lens through which I view our work together. (To find out more about transpersonal counseling, click here: Psychology Today on Transpersonal Therapy. To read more about trauma-focused counseling, click here: Counseling for Trauma.)
Think of the Essential Keys of SpiritedScience® as the Medicine in my medicine pouch, or the tools in my toolkit. Learn more about the Essential Keys to the SpiritedScience® Programs by clicking the links below to go directly to a subject, or just scroll down to investigate all of the possibilities:
- Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine-Assisted Learning
- Nature-Based Spiritual Counseling, Hypnotherapy, & Past Life Regression
- Transformational Life Coaching
- Group Coaching, Corporate Team Building, and EAL
- SpiritedScience® Intensive
- Walk-and-Talk Counseling
- Classes and Workshops
Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy & Equine-Assisted Learning
Horse and Human in Spirited Partnership
Horses have saved me from certain self-destruction, and I have witnessed the amazing ways in which they help others as well. That is why I am honored to help the horses share their special brand of healing and wisdom with you. Horses are gifted at helping those who are in pain, lost, or otherwise feeling battered by life. Equine-assisted counseling/psychotherapy has proven successful in addressing self-esteem, depression, anxiety, addiction, isolation, and relationship issues. Counseling with horses can also help with healing grief, complex trauma, PTSD, and other adjustment issues.
I have extensive professional training and experience with horses. I am a certified equine-assisted practitioner through the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a post-Masters certificate in Equine-Assisted Mental Health. I specialize in trauma-informed practices. As a professional teacher, spiritual counselor, mental health counselor, and trainer, I am well-qualified to facilitate both equine-assisted counseling and equine-assisted learning. You are in good hands! My personal journey to wellness would never have been complete without the special horses that helped me to heal from complex trauma and compounded grief, and they continue to support every aspect of my being: mentally, physically, and spiritually. 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 of relationships. With that understanding, we can move toward making the changes that we need for our happiness and healing.
Sessions with the horses are an integral part of all SpiritedScience® Programs and can be either individual or group, depending on your needs. I usually schedule an hour for individual sessions. Groups may go a bit longer, depending. 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.
Nature-Based Spiritual Counseling, Hypnotherapy, & Past Life Regression
Nature-based spiritual techniques, shamanic counseling, and/or Past Life Regression are included in the SpiritedScience® Programs. Here’s some basic information on possible methods utilized by the counselor:
Training in the Shamanic Journey
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 counselor helps and guides in ordinary reality. This is usually a very powerful and empowering experience.
Shamanic divination is performed by the counselor. It involves journeying to non-ordinary reality (the Otherworld) to ask compassionate helping spirits for help and guidance, or using another means of divination such as tarot cards or a reading through a natural object. Physical contact is not necessary for this service; it can be set up through telephone contact and then discussed with the client in a follow-up call. It can be included as part of a counseling session if preferred.
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. Though I prefer that humans to come to the office in person, at this time of social distancing, shamanic healing sessions can be done on Zoom. I usually perform shamanic healing on horses and other animals from a distance, so this is just an extension of that work.
Some types of shamanic healing that I perform:
Power Animal Retrieval (restoring lost energy)
Extraction of energy intrusions
This FAQs page gives some information on these methods (toward the bottom).
Past-Life Regression and Hypnotherapy for Fast, Healthy Change
Hypnotherapy is a very effective tool to make a lasting and immediate change for the better. Hypnotherapy can help you manage addiction (smoking, food, behavioral addictions, etc.) and handle stress better — or help you rid yourself of performance anxiety, fear, or self-esteem issues. Hypnotherapy is easy, safe, and fun with a professional, certified hypnotherapist. My style of hypnosis is heart-centered, relaxing, and very good for your spirit. It is normally included in all SpiritedScience® programs 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.
Hypnotherapy can be helpful with many issues. With hypnosis techniques, I can help you overcome any fears and/or traumas so you can get back to enjoying your life. I can even help you improve your overall performance.
I specialize in hypnotherapy for Stress Reduction and Past Life Regression. Past Life Regression can be especially helpful with the integration of the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of Self that are necessary to be whole.
Hypnotherapy and Past Life Regression sessions are best scheduled for face-to-face office meetings, although under some circumstances (especially since Covid-19 precautions have been in place), I will also work with you over Zoom.
With heart-centered hypnotherapy, YOUR agenda is always followed, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
SpiritedScience ® Transformational Life Coaching
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.
SpiritedScience® Tranformational 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.
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. However, in order to give yourself the best shot at making lasting changes in your life, you will be asked to commit to working with me for at least 3 months of weekly sessions. After all, consider that you have probably spent a lifetime with the issues that brought you here. You wouldn’t reasonably expect to resolve those deep-seated issues in just a session or two.
If you’re ready to begin this transformative journey into wholeness, schedule a Discovery Call or make an appointment by clicking “request 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, Corporate Team Building, and EAL
Group Coaching and/or Equine-Assisted Learning sessions can be a fun way for you to incorporate SpiritedScience® Life Coaching and Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) 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 8-12 weeks in duration, but they could also encompass a weekend or an afternoon mini retreat.
In a spiritual or psychoeducationally focused group, 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 Black Horse Spirit’s SpiritedScience® will “click.” Private groups for equine-assisted corporate team-building are also available. Other groups can be psychoeducational or shamanic in nature, and are posted on the Event Calendar as open to all.
SpiritedScience® Group coaching/EAL is usually scheduled as demand requires. Contact me if you’d like to schedule a private retreat, team-building day for your business, or other equine-assisted group event.
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