Would you like to improve the way you connect, lead, and live?
Are you stuck in the crazy cycle of conflict with family or friends? Struggling to connect or lead at work or with your ministry team? Wondering why there is a mental block keeping you from taking risks in your relationships, career aspirations, or pursuing your dreams?
Equine-assisted coaching can support your journey of self-discovery and personal growth.
Through partnering with horses in an equine-assisted coaching session, you'll uncover how you got to the place you find yourself in today while learning how to embrace a new way of thinking, relating, leading, and living!
Equine-assisted coaching works because a horse is a sensitive creature willing to give honest feedback that another human won't be bold enough to tell you or totally unaware of what you're feeling. Together, we'll explore that feedback and strategize how you can bring that insight into your real life.
Equine-Assisted Coaching Experiences
We are happy to customize an experience that works for you and your schedule.
Begin your equine-assisted coaching experience with a 45-minute online session designed to prepare you for the focus of your farm 45-minute farm session. Together, we will identify limiting beliefs and habits while also discovering how you can put practice techniques that will result in emotional and relational growth. If you struggle with anxiety, fear, relational conflict, insecurity, approval addiction, perfectionism, controlism, or workaholism, this opportunity can be incredibly beneficial.
Workshop for Groups
Explore new ways to communicate and connect individually and as a team through an equine-assisted workshop. Through this experience, you'll discover new ways to relate to one another with empathy and support. You'll also explore your mindset about taking risks versus playing it safe.
Continue the work you began with the introductory package with three additional hours of equine-assisted sessions at the farm. You have the choice of booking three separate sessions or a half-day experience. This time will be customized for your specific needs, providing the opportunity for you to explore how to connect more effectively with others, live more confidently, and pursue the breakthrough you desire.
Retreats for Women
Is time to get insight into why you end up in the same crazy cycle of conflict and failure in your family or at work, with your ministry team or friends? Do you feel like there is some sort of mental block keeping you from taking risks in your relationships or even career aspirations? Maybe you'd simply like to understand your communication style and how it impacts your relationships? Through partnering with horses in our exclusive equine-assisted retreat experience, you'll discover how to find a wholehearted connection within yourself and with others, which is key to living the life you were made for.
What is equine-assisted coaching? How does it work?
Watch this video for a quick introduction.
Would you like to see a demonstration of what it is like to be a client in a coaching session?
Click the request more information button to find out if equine-assisted coaching would be good for you, your family, or your leadership team and I'll send you the video to watch.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is equine-assisted coaching and learning?
Equine-Assisted Coaching and Learning provides a unique way to explore growth because horses are willing to engage in connection and also resist it if they don't feel safe. They are created with a brain and body response system that works for their survival. As herd animals, they rely on their senses and one another for protection and also the provision of needs. By entering into an experience with a horse, we can explore what we bring into a relationship as well as what we can get out of it. As a result, we learn about ourselves and the needs of others in a fresh new way.
What is the philosophy of Natural Lifemanship?
Natural Lifemanship principles utilized in equine-assisted coaching and learning sessions are built upon the concepts of healthy attachment and building attuned, connected relationships. The principles applied between the horse-and-human relationship equally apply to our human-to-human relationships.
Neuroscience research demonstrates that our brains can change through new and healthy experiences. In our sessions, we explore the cultivation of new thinking patterns (neuropathways) to move toward healing, growth, and transformation.
The way to change old patterns that no longer serve us is to practice something new. The learning is accomplished in our sessions, utilizing principles we put into practice in all of our relationships. The goal is to learn how to have connected and attuned relationships, which leads to healthy development, contributes to healing at any age and enhances well-being.
What is trauma-informed coaching?
Although most people believe that trauma needs to be a big life event, anything that causes you to experience fear of harm can result in a traumatic experience and hinder the way you see yourself, others, God (if faith is part of your life), and your place in this world. For example, all these events can be categorized as trauma:
- intrauterine and birth trauma
- abuse and neglect
- domestic violence
- grief and loss
- car accident
- flooding and fires
- natural disaster
- family separation
- community violence and civil unrest
- sudden changes in relationships
- sudden and unexpected moves
Who can benefit from trauma-informed equine-assisted coaching?
- individuals eager to gain self-awareness and heal
- mothers ready to discover a new way to relate to their children
- families seeking to cultivate new ways of connecting and communicating
- couples longing for a deeper understanding of each other
- young adults looking for the courage to embrace their college and career endeavors
- leaders and teams ready to find unity in their vision and discover how to work together more effectively
Where do we have our sessions?
The farm sessions are held in heart of Pennsylvania horse country at Honey Brook Stables. If you are from out of town, we will schedule your sessions on back-to-back days or the same day. Feel free to request a list of local accommodations.
Do I need horse experience?
Not at all! Actually, the less you know about horses, the more remarkable your experience can be because you'll show up teachable and without any preconceived notions about what to do. I will teach you what you need to know about horses as well as brain development, which is key to understanding how to heal and develop emotionally healthy relationships.
Is riding included in this experience?
No, this is all unmounted work. If you would like riding lessons, we can put you in touch with a fabulous instructor at the farm.
What should I wear?
You'll want to wear closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting muddy.
Meet Your Coach, Elisa Pulliam
Elisa Pulliam, who prefers to go by Lisa, is passionate about partnering with horses to help you get unstuck emotionally, spiritually, relationally, and professionally so that you can embrace the life you were intended to live.
She offers equine-assisted coaching for women through individual sessions and equine-assisted learning through group experiences designed for women, teens, and leadership teams.
As the founder of MoreToBe.com, a virtual-based coaching and coach training company, over the last decade, Lisa has supported women through the personal growth process. She is the author of numerous books, a sought-after speaker for numerous topics, including effective communication strategies, relationship growth, life transformation, mentoring, generational differences, and the impact of trauma.
Lisa is a certified Natural Lifemanship Trauma-Informed Equine-Assisted Specialist and Coach, Life Breakthrough Coach, Highlands Ability Battery Consultant, and is pursuing an MA in Clinical Counseling with a trauma concentration at Eastern University.