Whether you need a therapy or not - Horse Guided Empowerment® works for anyone.
Horse Guided Empowerment® (HGE®) is a Healing and Coaching modality with a herd of horses that is based on science and inspired by nature. It requires the application of Natural Horsemanship techniques, and draws from the tools provided by holistic coaching and positive psychology. Horse Guided Empowerment® can be used for clients of all ages.
The method was founded by Christina Marz in 2008, received the endorsement of the UNESCO chair of Inclusion in 2018 and is owned by Marzmethod FZE.
HGE® stands for curious, connected, and calm interventions that provide clarity in sessions of coaching, healing, training, riding, and equine therapy.
I offer individual coaching sessions with the horses where we look at any issues you may have in your private or work life - anxiety, stress, burn out, if you are unsure about a specific route in life to take or face an important decision, whether you just want to release some anger or grief - the horses can help you with that.
Most of my one on one coaching sessions take place with the herd of the Equestrian Association for People of Determination in Desert Palm, Dubai. I can also arrange sessions in other places, or may refer you to my colleagues in Abu Dhabi and other cities.
Each coaching session consists of a few main parts:
A safety agreement, followed by grounding exercises amongst the herd of free moving horses and then meeting them.
Everyone comes with a different question to the paddock.
We observe the horses feedback and work with the client to get to the core of the problem and find new solutions.
The reactions of the horses guide us along the way and determine the route and activities the facilitator will choose.
Horses are non judging, very intuitive and sensitive to our body language and even the tiniest signals our body sends out unconsciously.
They live only in the present moment and react immediately to us and what we are sending out - this gives us real time feedback and also allows for change, as they are open to evaluate each moment new. If you change something - your body movement, or maybe even just change your intention - you get a different result.
Because they are so big, their reactions are very visible - they almost act like a magnifying glass and thus assist me as the practitioner to see what is really going on inside you.
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 Guided 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.
Some images from our sessions in Dubai's Desert Palm, located behind International City: