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Free the Fire Within

Spark Equine || Coaching & Facilitation

Our StoryOfferings
What makes a fire burn is space between the logs,
a breathing space.
Too much of a good thing, too many logs packed in too tight, can douse the flames
almost as surely as a pail of water would.
So, building fires requires attention to the spaces in between,
as much as to the wood.


When we are able to build open spaces in the same way we have learned to pile on the logs,
then we can come to see how it is fuel,
and absence of the fuel together,
that make fire possible.


We only need to lay a log lightly from time to time.
A fire grows simply because the space is there,
with openings in which the flame that knows just how it wants to burn
can find its way.
~FIRE by Judy Sorum Brown
are you ready?

Explore, Ignite, Thrive

Monica Hendrix, LMFT & Coach

I am a Northern CA resident, mother of 2, first responder fire-wife, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and lover of all-things outdoors. I have been in mental healthcare for over two decades and I currently own/operate a behavioral health and social services consulting & therapy business that works with individuals, systems and leaders across the State.

I am deeply committed to helping those who have made it their life’s work to help and serve others. I am driven, both personally and professionally, by the belief that when people are healthy – mind, body & soul – the world will change. The central goal in my work is to support people to let go and experience the true freedom that is possible when we live in authenticity, joy and connection. My life-long love and awe of horses, especially how they so easily exist in this energetic state, is why they are the perfect partner for healing and transformation.

I am a Gestaltist

Throughout my years doing clinical work with trauma, I always felt like there was a missing piece to the puzzle on how to truly help others on their journey towards healing. Cognitive understanding isn’t enough. We also need to help our bodies let go of the stressful experiences and memories they have been carrying for us.

Gestalt considers the whole person – it understands that humans are an intricate network of our minds, bodies, experiences, and environments that should be fully tended to in order to achieve and maintain wellness. Trauma and enduring stress are stored in the body, which over time can lead to chronic tension, pain, illness, reduced mental wellness and overall disengagement with ourselves and those around us. It also zaps us from our joy, our creativity, our passions, our inner flame that drives us.

When these experiences and feelings are given a safe opportunity to be acknowledged and released, rather than quieted, shoved down and stored — we become free. Horses see right through us. They are intuitive, present creatures by their very nature. As prey animals, it is what helps them read the world around them and survive. That means they can “see” us — our truest energy, unspoken beliefs & emotions — before we even see (or acknowledge) it ourselves. This is their gift… this is how they help us heal.

Through the EGC Method I am able to partner with the amazing healing energy of horses to help individuals increase their awareness of the underlying “stuff” that is holding them back. Rather than the more traditional talk-therapy approach, the practice provides an intensive, experientially-based process using Gestalt techniques to create a deep, somatic, mind-body release.

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Spark Transformation

Individual & Couples’ Coaching
Sessions & Packages

Spark Connection

Groups, Intensives & Workshops

Spark Innovation

Business & Leadership Coaching
Customized Sessions, Workshops and Strategy/Team Retreats



Multi-Day Personal Growth Retreats

(CA & Destination)

upcoming events

Women’s Retreat

Summer 2023

“What an amazing experience being coached by Monica! She expertly guided me through the release of my grief over my brother’s passing. I felt through our piece of work her gentle, loving spirit and witnessed the same with all of her clients this week. She embodies the spirit of a true Equine Gestaltist!”

Tammy B., Louisiana

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Our Mission

Our mission is to facilitate healing opportunities that empower individuals to explore the root of personal barriers, let go, and allow the fire that burns deep inside to emerge.

It is through this synergy of mind, body and heart that we experience our truest self and the freedom to live healthier lives in authenticity, deep connection, and joy.

Co-Active Coaching

The answer is within each of us.

“I would feel safe with Monica exploring my darkest material.”

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Spark Equine

“I had such a phenomenal experience being coached by Monica. She held space for me in such a compassionate, supportive, & encouraging way. Her timing for how to pose questions and guide me through a deeply intense piece of work was seamless & very empowering. I felt so safe and trusting of her the entire time & I look forward to working with Monica again in the future. I will refer all my friends & family to her!!”

Marina V., Winthrop, WA

“You held my gaze and hand while my heart raced & I was in anguish. You steadied me, grounded me & my experience with you as my coach brought me back from high anxiety to the place of peace and acceptance. You knew what to do to assist me away from my fears which were overwhelming. You are a phenom coach & I am so grateful to you for being my coach!”

Blossom S., Missoula, MT

“Monica is an incredibly competent coach. She’s thorough and won’t leave any stone unturned. Her abilities to capture details that would usually be missed along with creating a safe, caring space for her clients is incredible. If you get the opportunity to work with her, take it!”

Carolyne S., Charlevoix, MI

Individuals from all different backgrounds and ages can benefit from the EGC Method®.

Common reasons people seek our services include:

  • Loss & Trauma

  • Depression Or Anxiety

  • Grief

  • Childhood Trauma

  • Life Transitions

  • Emotional Awareness

  • Parenting

  • Destructive Patterns

  • Combat Trauma

  • Leadership Development

  • Physical Trauma & Chronic Pain

  • Relationships & Marriage

  • Unclear Life Direction

  • Corporate Team Building

  • Conflict Mediation

  • Body Image & Self-Love

  • End of Life Resolution

  • Empty Nest & Retirement Adjustment

  • Caregiver Burnout

  • Self Discovery