Getting Started

Your Spark
OfferingsThe Ranch & Horses

“You’re carrying enough… let the strength of my horses take some of the load.”

I am deeply committed to serving my fellow healthcare workers/healers, first reponders and women in leadership.

~Monica Hendrix, LMFT & Equine Gestaltist®
You’re In the Right Place … Gestalt Is For Anyone !!

 

Getting Started 

Do you sometimes wonder where your spark has gone?

Do you work in a high-stress work environment that sometimes “follows” you home?

Are you are the type of person who is always in control?

Do you want to be more present & engaged in your family life?

Have you developed unhealthy strategies for managing past or present stress or traumatic experiences?

Are you worried about your relationships?

“My body knew, it’s always known, and it was holding the stress of this knowing for far too long.”

Deep inside lies a fire that longs to be freed… All it needs is a spark.

PRIVATE COACHING SESSIONS1:1 Gestalt Coaching Sessions with or without horses help you gain increased awareness of the stored, unaddressed experiences that are keeping you stuck in the patterns of reactivity.

FROM FRICTION TO FIRE!  – Tailored couples’ sessions and packages, including day and multi-day intensives, can help you rekindle your relationship, gain deeper understanding of your partner as an individual, release relationship wounds, improve communication, and ignite new passion.

PHONE / VIRTUAL COACHINGThe perfect approach for those wanting to put their dreams into action and access support from the comfort of their own homes. Coaching is tailored to your goals and personal vision, and uses concrete tools to identify and propel past any areas that might be holding you back.

GROUPS, INTENSIVES & WORKSHOPSThroughout the year, we host a variety of ongoing weekly groups, intensives, workshops and retreats. Each provide an opportunity for connection with others who share similar experiences and desires, personal growth, insight, healing and fun.

BUSINESS & LEADERSHIP COACHING, INTENSIVES & WORKSHOPS  – Put your vision into action with tailored, interactive experiences that help you and your team reach your unique vision and goals.

MULTI-DAY PERSONAL GROWTH RETREATS Throughout the year in California and other destinations.

 

The Ranch

Where We Will Meet

Take a deep breath while you walk through the pastures.

Our Gus, working his magic.

Visit the pond, skip some stones, think about the ripples you want to make.

Meet the Horses

Our Healing Herd

Gus

American Quarter Horse

Gus is a handsome 12-year-old palomino and the soul-horse partner that stole Monica’s heart. He spent his early years ranching and working hard in the feedlot, and now offers his huge heart and playful, gentle nature to help others connect deeply into themselves to ignite their passion for life and heal.

Remi & Elle

Ranch Mutts

These two crazy girls go everywhere with us around the property. Remi is a mixed cattle dog who was found abandoned & wandering on a major highway. Elle was the last of her litter of eleven rescued puppies to be waiting for her forever family. When we went to adopt Elle as a little nine-week-old puppy, she and Remi had already formed the sweetest bond, so of course we had to bring both of them home. They’ve been getting in trouble around here together ever since & absolutely love when we have visitors they can snuggle up on. They have their own special ways of bringing a smile to even the worst days. 

What you need to know

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this therapy?

No. Equine Gestalt Coaching is different than traditional psychotherapy in many ways. The model is non-diagnositc, co-active, and focuses on an individual’s unique strengths and capacity. Equine and human coaches partner in the healing process with safety, curiosity and compassion, understanding that the answers we seek lie within each of us, and we all possess the ability to heal and thrive. 

What if I am interested but don't see what I'm looking for?

We are committed to supporting you on your journey of exploration and discovery and are excited to create tailored services based on individual requests.  Schedule a complimentary call to start building out your vision!

What do I need to wear?

Please wear some casual “play” clothes you won’t mind getting dirty.  Depending on the time of year, weather can change quickly, so having layers on-hand is suggested. Closed-toed shoes are required, and boots are best. 

What should I bring?

We provide all the necessary equipment.  All you need is your curious mind, open heart, and permission to let go! You may want to bring a journal to record your experiences.

What if I'm afraid of horses?

No horse experience is required.  Our horses have been carefully selected to ensure the safety of our visitors.  All initial sessions, workshops & events include a live safety demo.  If you are nervous around horses, this method can provide you with an amazing and empowering experience. If you are still apprehensive, sessions without horse partnership are available and effective.

What exactly IS the Equine Gestalt Coaching Method®?

The Equine Gestalt Coaching Method® was developed by Melisa Pearce, a core founder since 1989, of the horse-human healing movement. EGCM® is a type of coaching that helps people bring to their awareness emotional blockages and unfinished business that may be holding them back in their lives. The personal work is “in the moment”, deeply tied to somatics (body responses) and experiential in nature.