Seeking the TRUTH with HORSES…welcome to the journey!
Self reflection, personal growth, and inner peace is what you’ll find on the farm…
Story Book Meadows has relocated to beautiful Loretto, Ontario, Canada. Programs will be starting in the spring 2014.
At Story Book Meadows, a faith-based ranch, our Certified Life Coach uses an experiential learning process called Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) to engage participants in a better understanding of how their thoughts, responses and actions are leading their life. Or participants may discover that they are allowing life to lead them. During individual, family or group coaching while partnering with horses, participants discover how their actions and reactions affect the quality of their life and all their relationships. Understanding what their verbal and non-verbal language is emanating to others is part of the process they will learn from the horses. Whether it is with family, work, social settings or strangers, your relationships determine the direction of your life. Because we all need people, how we maneuver through those relationships makes all the difference. Is fear, lack of confidence, lack of trust, unwillingness to change or other issues hindering your journey to personal joy? Is your heart filled with bitterness and unforgiveness? Are you reflecting more on traumas of the past than dreams of your future? We’ll help you identify your underlying belief system and overcome the ideas and assumptions that are blocking you from making the changes that will improve all areas of your life. This process is called Core Energy Coaching. Whether itâ€™s a personal or professional goal you are trying to achieve; improved family dynamics; or building leaders & teams within your business setting; our programs will bring about a deeper awareness of how change and growth allows you to discover your individual purpose in life. At our tranquil ranch setting, you’ll discover how success is within your reach. Your thoughts are powerful. Learn how to lead them.
How do Horses help people?…Horses authentically respond to who they are with; they do not see status, gender, or organizational position. They are able to read your thoughts and feelings and they know what you need in that moment. It may be a hug or it may be a lesson they want to teach you. Because they can read each persons ‘body language’ they know what you need even before you do. The horses and other equines act in response to the environment and the energy around them, creating the opportunity for humans to explore and understand their choices, as well as the implications. Besides learning how to navigate their non-verbal communication, our four-legged facilitators â€ślive in the momentâ€ť and powerfully invite people to do the same. With the help of the horses, you will discover the unconscious reasons you think and act the way you do and bring them into the light in a gentle and effective exploration of your inner self. You will discover “what makes you tick” in a non-threatening and fun environment. Imagine waking up every morning excited to start your day, knowing you have the tools to handle everything that life throws your way!! Horses are relational. Their entire existence is dependent on how they relate to each other. By working with the horses, deep insights can be learned about your own relational communication abilities…with yourself, with others and with God.
At Story Book Meadows, our expert facilitation and program design will help you improve your verbal and non-verbal communication skills while naturally increasing emotional (EQ) and social intelligences. The activities you engage in help bring about a better understanding of your individual, family and business interpersonal skillsâ€¦what works, and what doesnâ€™t. The horses give instant feedback allowing a learning opportunity for you to immediately change your actions to get the response you are looking for from the horses. Contact us and together we will discover your keys to building healthy relationshipsâ€”the foundation for success at work, happiness at home, and fulfillment in life.
Equine guided experiential learning is a powerful and effective approach to personal and professional growth and development for individuals of any age, families and groups. Numerous studies have proven that equine assisted programs significantly improve self-esteem, empathy, tolerance for stress, problem-solving skills, responsibility, impulse control, leadership skills and interpersonal relationships. When working with horses, participants are encouraged to draw conclusions and metaphors about how these experiences relate to their own lives. Participants learn better communication skills from hands on interacting with horses. Besides being just plain fun, these life skills encourage the development of confidence, empowerment, compassion and independence while change occurs. (These programs are not considered therapy.)
Building Relationships, creating dreamsâ€¦loving life!
What is your story? What does your story say about you? Make each moment count on your journey through life!
CHOOSE FROM THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS…or call us to develop a custom program for your personal situation!