Equine Energetix understands
that an integrative approach to growth and healing is vital to success.
Too often we find something that initially works, only to be
disappointed when our results diminish over time.
How many times have we felt that rush of excitement after an “Aha!”
moment, only to then be confused when everything doesn’t fit into
place as it should?
The comprehensive multidisciplinary approach at Equine Energetix relies
on an array of perspectives and services with the understanding that
different people (and different horses!) learn differently. Some people
will respond to one approach while others do better with a combination
As a psychotherapist and scholar, James Cassese
recognizes not only that a fun atmosphere can enhance learning and
growth, but also emphasizes the role of clinical experience in helping
to foster change. His
substantial clinical background informs the Equine Energetix approach
and assists us in tailoring a program to fit your individual or group
needs, employing a variety of professionals and techniques.
For the individual, we offer:
Equine-Interactive Psychotherapy (EFP) with your horse, or at Mistover, with one of our trusted horses.
This can be a single 3-hour session, or as-needed ongoing work.
For clients interested in identifying and achieving personal goals, life
coaching focuses on the present, with little emphasis directed at the
uncovering of the psychological roots of contemporary behaviors.
Utilizing a variety of techniques, the coach assists the client in
establishing a systematic approach to reaching the dreams that have perhaps been put off for too long, or have not yet expressed themselves.
Equine-Interactive Life Coaching
With the introduction of the horse into the coaching,
action learning can enhance the coaching experience. Mistover has
provided us with a herd
of remarkable horses to assist us, or arrangements can be made if you'd
prefer to work with your own horse. Give you and your horse an
experiential learning vacation, by boarding at Mistover overnight or
longer, riding in their meticulously cared-for arenas and setting up
Life Coach intensives with James or Wagner.
Overcoming Training Obstacles
Have you ever had a sudden realization while
riding, when you recognized a pattern from your life that was playing
out in your relationship with your horse? Have you ever wondered why you
struggle with the same issues with your riding, despite the clinics
you’ve attended and the trainers you’ve tried?
What if it were possible to develop or enhance psychological insight
while riding? What if a life coach, mentor or therapist assisted in the
development of psychological understanding while you develop your
skills as a rider?
Just as the trainer takes you to a level of horsemanship that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to achieve on your own, the clinician working with EFP can help you achieve new levels of insight and awareness in your life.
Individual sessions can be scheduled to examine your training goals and uncover what might be holding you back.
Present us with a video of your lesson and work with the clinician to examine it through a psychotherapeutic lens.
Invite the clinician to watch your lesson as it is happening and debrief it with you afterward.
This approach can stand alone or work in conjunction with EFP.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
As certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
(EMDR) professionals, we can address fear, trauma, or even
training-related issues using this proven brief treatment method on
With groups in mind, we provide:
Equine-Interactive Experiential Learning Workshops
Years of experience facilitating workshops internationally
inform our ability to create programs that are cutting edge,
innovative and substantial. Equine Energetix is proud to partner with
pioneers in the field, such as Kathleen Barry Ingram and Leigh Shambo, to
design exciting workshops that weave together the latest research and
information with fun, equine-guided experiential personal growth & learning.
Equine-Interactive Workplace Development
For large and small companies, we can customize team-building workshops in a fun and fascinating environment that workers will experience as exciting and educational. Horses take us places and, with Equine-Interactive Growth and Learning, your team or business can increase productivity, work through conflicts, and develop new ways of communicating. Our staff is qualified to administer the Meyers Briggs Personality Typing Interview, and certified Hogan Development Survey Assessments, integrating time-proven assessment scales with the enjoyment of being around horses.
Equestrian Facility Workshops
Reduce attrition at your barn by developing a solid community and providing a fun atmosphere for growth and socializing. We can provide short presentations about any of our services. For example, riders often like to know about EMDR and working with fear. Equine Energetix will meet with your staff to develop a workshop or program to meet the barn and boarder's needs. We can develop a Zen Mindfulness afternoon for your boarders or workshops to enhance teamwork among your staff.
Equine Energetix also helps the horse! We offer:
Equine Tapping for Change and Healing
Applying the bilateral stimulation (the foundation of EMDR) on
horses, we can reduce stress and address difficult behavioral issues.
The equine tapping for change and healing (ETCH)
experience consists of a package 4 to 5 sessions: One or two 60-minute
assessment(s) & introduction, 30-60 minutes introduction of
technique to horse; two 60-minute horse sessions.
We can provide Reiki treatments for your horse or offer animal communication to assist with particular issues or challenges you and your equine partner may be experiencing.
As powerfully energetic beings, horses are particularly responsive to the life force movement that is central to Reiki. It is a natural healing approach that is non-invasive and can help relax your horse, reduce pain and improve responses to other types of healing. As the energy moves through the animal, their chewing, licking and sighing responses are clear indicators of how much they enjoy the Reiki experience. Although, like massage, Reiki can be used in a variety of ways, we have found Reiki to be especially useful to helped a stressed horse, or during periods of heavy training, recovery from injury.
Animal communicating can be a powerful tool in helping the owner or rider understand the horse's experience. Whether there is a particular issue that puzzles you, or you just want to find out what your horse is thinking, the animal communicator can act as a translator between you and your horse. Once that communication is established, the animal communicator can help you to apply what you have learned to your relationship with your equine companion.