What is women empowerment and how can being and working with horses help women to get stronger and feel more empowered?
The definition says it very clearly:
The concept is to give the person control or power into their hands.
Empowering thus means not that we tell someone what to do in a specific situation, but rather give them the tools so they can come up with their own solution.
That is also what I like about Horse Powered Empowerment - the focus is not so much on the problem, on something that happened in the past. It is about letting the client see and focus on the solution, on the future and the next steps.
In Horse Guided Empowerment, the belief is that everyone deep down knows what is best for them - it is just about helping them find the answers within themselves.
And as I am myself a person who would shy away from asking a therapist or doctor for help if I had a psychological problem - what better way then to ask the horses, who are non judgemental, open-minded, caring and loving and have no ulterior motives.
Letting them guide the way so that we can come out with more wisdom, more positive energy and more love, is really what it is all about.
Women empowerment through a session with the horses works either in a small group or in individual sessions.
Very often, we will work with a herd of horses.
We start the session with getting grounded and connected to the horses and ourselves, e.g. to feel with our body more than rationalize with our mind, and practice mindfulness, or simply being there in the moment, living in the now.
Then, we will talk about where you are stuck at the moment - this could be a relationship issue, work related, family, anything really....
With some specifically designed exercises and activities that involve the horses, we will work on finding out the core of the problem - what is it that is holding you back? Where are you stuck? What really matters to you, and where do you want to go next in life?
How do we get the answers?
It is not magic, it is just helping you, through conversation and the right questions, guided by the horses, to get to the core of the issue, and to listen to the answers that you already carry inside yourself.
You could maybe reach to the same conclusion through extensive coaching or prolonged meditations.
However in Horse Guided Empowerment®, we want to be less someone who lectures you and tells you what you should be doing - we want you to come to this conclusion yourself.
And after all, nobody knows you as well as you do.
The facilitator and the horses simply help you to find your inner strength - and after all, change can only be effective if it comes from within.
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