Welcome to Equine EARTH
We provide both long and short term COUNSELLING for adults and children. We also facilitate small group work with adults.
Often we find we have gone some time being in our minds and we forget about our other power centres; our heart and our gut. At Equine Earth we use body and nature awareness techniques to help us connect to both our internal and external worlds. This connection challenges our incongruence as it brings our authentic self to the fore.
At this point we can meet the herd, being aware of our boundaries and their boundaries. If you are grounded and authentic in how you are feeling, the herd are happy to work with you and help you connect to yourself and inner wisdom. They can help you to release blocks and emotions, challenge your boundaries or help you acknowledge where you are stuck and help you remember what really matters to you in life.
With children we use drawing and talking as a therapy to help them express thoughts and feelings through imagery. We may use art work with adults to help them express feelings from the inner child.
We have a retreat programme for a group of 6 people, aimed at improving self awareness and letting go of emotions held in the body. With individual and group exercises which include connecting with the herd,woodlands, nature and each other, alfresco dining and sleeping in a tree hammock in ancient woodlands.
Each retreat is slightly different depending on the time of year, the weather, the different skills which practitioners offer and the group itself. Some groups prefer to stay in local B&Bs and to have meals provided by a caterer, both of which we can organise for an extra,reasonable cost.
We provide SUPERVISION for Counsellors and Equine Therapy Practitioners, as individuals or in small groups.
Doing any kind of counselling or therapy work, particularly with equines and other animals, it is essential to continue with your own self awareness. As you already know, working with clients can challenge things within you, remind you of your painful times or give you an awareness of a struggle you had not considered. It is important to know where you stop and the client begins. The more self aware you are, the more professional you can be.
Supervision at Equine Earth can be carried out with or without the help of the herd. You may wish to bring case studies to explore any blocks, transference and counter transference, as you tune into your relationship with your client, the herd are able to tune in into the energies and present something you may not have identified or a way forward.
At EquineEARTH all counsellors are members or accredited members of BACP and abide by their code of ethics.We also attend personal supervision and CPD courses. Contact BACP for further details.
Featured Image: Jo, Equine EARTH