“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 responders and women in leadership.
~Monica Hendrix, LMFT & Equine Gestaltist®
You’re In the Right Place … Gestalt Is For Anyone !!
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.”
Did You Love Your Session?
Deep inside lies a fire that longs to be freed… All it needs is a spark.
PRIVATE COACHING SESSIONS – 1:1 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 COACHING – The 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 & WORKSHOPS – Throughout 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.
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.
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.
What is the cancellation policy?
Private Sessions (Individual, Couples, Group)
When booking services, we require a 50% deposit. Payment balance is due 48 hours prior to the session. Cancelled sessions are not refunded. If a session is cancelled or rescheduled 72 hours or more before the session, the deposit amount will be applied to a new session. If cancelled or rescheduled less than 72 hours before a session, payment will be forfeited, and a new deposit will be required to reschedule.
For group sessions, 24 hours’ notice of missing a week is appreciated.
Retreats & Workshops
For retreats and workshops a deposit of 1/3 of the cost of the event is required at the time of booking to secure your spot. The second 1/3 payment is due 90 days before the start date, and final payment is due 30 days prior to the event.
We require a minimum of 60 days’ notice of cancellation so we can offer your spot to another person on the waitlist.
• If you cancel prior to 60 days before the event start date, you will receive a refund, less a $100 administrative fee.
• If you cancel within the 60-day timeframe, AND we can replace your spot, you will receive a refund of 2/3 back, less a $100 administrative fee. If we cannot replace your spot, no refund will be issued.
• You can consider applying payments to a future event with no penalty.
If a session or event is cancelled or rescheduled by Spark Equine, submitted payment will be applied to the next session/event or fully refunded.
We understand that emergencies do happen. These incidents will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine whether to adjust the policy in response.
No shows will be billed for the full cost of service(s) missed.