Session Options and FAQ
+ How do sessions work?
All sessions are done on the ground with horses. NO riding involved. All sessions include a Safety talk and demonstration.
+ Reflective Round Pen session
Often the first session with single individuals but can be done with small groups - held in a round pen, a safe space with no agenda or structure. With Laurie as facilitator, these sessions are focused on accessing the wisdom of the heart and allowing the heart's desire of a person to be revealed THROUGH exploring emotions, their messages, and why we need them for our "navigation system". Sessions are approximately 2 - 2 1/2 hours.
+ Active Round Pen session
Can be done with individuals or small groups. This is an opportunity to explore forward momentum and boundaries with the horse, raising awareness around personal power and leadership. Boundaries are explored and participants will be coached to develop a deeper integration of thoughts, feelings, and physical posturing while engaging with the horse. Sessions are approximately 2 - 2 1/2 hours.
+ Centered Grooming Session
Can be done initially or after Round Pen session for individuals or small groups. This is an opportunity to physically connect with a horse through brushing and grooming while exploring and becoming aware of body sensations, emotions, and thoughts. This is an exercise in "listening" to the communication between you and the horse. This is a wonderful experience in "mindfulness'. Sessions are approximately 2 hours.
+ Reflective Herd Session
This is an opportunity to have a meditative experience while observing the "herd" dynamic for increased awareness around family and group dynamics. Participants are invited to sit outside an area where the horses are gathered (paddock, arena, pasture)and observe the herd. Afterwards is the option to do a Mandala drawing and share any personal reflection with a tool called the Talking Stick. This is a communication tool, originally from the native traditions, allowing the person holding the stick to speak and be heard by the rest of the group, with no interruption. Reflective Herd Sessions can last anywhere from 1 - 2 hours - depending on if individual or group.
+ Opportunity Course - Done with individuals or groups.
This is an exercise in turning life's obstacles into opportunities with horse as your partner! Life is about transition. If you are navigating a new job, starting a new business, having a child, taking care of loved ones, handling an empty nest, divorce, death or deciding ‘what now,’ this is a great experience to explore. While guiding a horse on a lead line through various obstacles in an arena, participants explore working through life challenges, moving forward on a path, and finding the authentic voice to move through times of transition. Lots of fun exploring the tapes we play to ourselves. Sessions from 2 - 3 hours.
+ How long is a session?
It depends on which session, but usually they run on average two to three hours.
+ How much does it cost?
Laurie's hourly rate is $85/hour.