zondag 26 augustus 2012

Comment se préparer au coaching équin en tant que professionnel ?

Voici un email que j'ai reçu il y a quelques semaines:


Je suis coach comportementaliste pour chevaux et je me rends compte de plus en plus qu'en apprenant aux propriétaires à évoluer avec leurs chevaux, je travaille en réalité sur la psychologie humaine.
J'aimerais savoir s'il était possible que je profite de votre savoir pour affiner ma pratique et mon enseignement.
Que pourriez-vous me proposer?

et la réponse de Equiboost:

Vous avez bien compris alors – un cheval ‘difficile’ n’existe pas à priori. Il ne reflète que ce qui se joue à l’intérieur de son propriétaire et il réagira sur le moindre déséquilibre.

Un cheval entraîné par vous et en harmonie ‘rechutera’ aussitôt qu’il retourne chez son propriétaire, si celui-ci ne change pas son approche habituel.

Certains propriétaires sont prêts à écouter/apprendre de leur cheval – souvent malheureusement ce n’est pas le cas. Pas par manque d’amour parfois pour le cheval, car la plupart des gens souhaite sincèrement le mieux pour leurs chevaux, mais surtout par ignorance.

Il n’est pas toujours évident de se remettre soi-même en question – il est plus facile de pointer du doigt l'autre ou le cheval.

Par votre travail, vous vous trouvez dans une position idéale pour accompagner des chevaux et des humains dans une évolution positive, et vous pourriez réaliser beaucoup de belles choses, qui en échange, vous enrichiront aussi au niveau professionnel et personnel. C’est un voyage sans fin et toujours surprenant – à chaque séance, on apprend.

Equiboost propose des formations professionnelles en coaching équin pour ceux qui souhaitent travailler la psychologie humaine à travers les chevaux. Ce n’est malheureusement pas une méthodologie qu’on peut apprendre uniquement par la théorie, ni en 1 week-end.

Un esprit ouvert est l'étape n° 1. Le fait que vous arriviez toute seule à cette conclusion, fait preuve de cet esprit ouvert.

En attendant une éventuelle formation, vous pouvez déjà vous entraîner – il suffit d’observer les réactions des chevaux entre eux en troupeau, en prairie + vis-à-vis des humains consciemment dans un premier temps. Essayez de ne rien interpréter, car toute interprétation est d’office subjective. L'interprétation reste toujours chez le coachee, la personne qui reçoit le coaching équin. 

Je ne sais pas si vous pratiquez déjà l’éthologie – l’éthologie équine est indispensable pour pratiquer le coaching équin. C’est également un grand avantage de maîtriser des techniques d’expansion de conscience, de comprendre les mécanismes de l’ennéagramme, du NLP et de la systémique.

Ce qui est utile dans ces domaines en coaching équin, est abordé également lors des formations. Rien ne vous empêche de déjà vous inscrire pour un stage dans 1 de ces domaines en attendant le commencement éventuel d'une formation chez Equiboost.

Vous trouverez plus d’informations sur le coaching équin sur : www.equiboost.com et www.centredecoachingequin.com.

Il y a quelques articles en français sur http://equiboost.blogspot.com.

What we call ‘transformation’ is actually a process of deprogramming. It’s not so much learning as it is unlearning.

dinsdag 14 augustus 2012

Exercise for horse coaches and horse lovers

Horses, Energy Fields, Aura Photography

By on Friday, June 29th, 2012

This spring during the Level Five EFLC program we explored several layers and realms of consciousness through interacting with Horse. During one experience we set a container for horse to work with the clients at liberty and to come and go as they wished. The intent for the session was to open the chakra channels and begin a process of balancing through the active engagement of tuning. In some Tantric teachings, each chakra has a specific vibration or primordial sound that when repeated can release energy that may be congesting that energy center.
We can open up blocked energy by focusing our attention and intention on the location of a chakra, and repeating its associated sound or mantra aloud. This practice of tuning creates an activation and possible resonance through vibration that ignites the energy of each chakra. Tuning with horses is a perfect match for healing or to create expansive space with horses, as they are acoustical beings in their nature. Their acoustical understanding and way of experiencing the world is focused on sound vibration and the vibration quality of energy and emotion.
As I suspected Moon was very much in alignment with this exercise. We had two massage tables and four clients. One client lay on the massage table and the other would stand next to them and begin to hold space and using their hands to feel the energy of the client at about an 18” distance. The horses were invited to explore and offer what they wished with the clients. I held space and kept and eye on the horses as my guest teacher began leading the whole group through the tuning process.
Everyone had their own unique experience as they welcomed the energy of tuning to ignite their chakras and the power of horse to support it. Moon would walk to each table and stand with the client, often touching a part of their body with his nose or simply hovering over the table with his head and neck. Occasionally he would move away from us and go to the open space area in the arena. There he would gently drop to his knees and roll, lick and chew, and release and integrate his experience.
One client has a particularly powerful experience as Moon stood with his head and neck over her throat and heart space for an extended length of time. When she shifted her tuning quality he bumped his leg to the table telling her to return to what she was doing. I watched him as his breath began to deepen and his eyes began to have a non-directive steady stare. A state of being that indicates he is in another zone in which great healing can transpire for the client. I watched as the client began to gracefully cry. Gentle streams of tears rolled over her checks and down to the table.
The client reported that the pain in her heart that manifested as a clenching pressure in her upper left chest area diminished and faded during the session. She reported feeling more relaxed and comfortable in her own skin and safe enough to move and speak with more ease.
At the very beginning of the week we had taken aura photography images to show what energy each client was carrying in the auric field at the start of the week.
After the chakra tuning session with Moon we took more aura photography images to see what might have shifted. We were not surprise but very pleased with what the images revealed.

Seen here you will notice the shift of color from the left (before) image to the right (after the session) image. Notice the increase of green energy coming into the left side of the clients body/being located over her throat and heart chakra area. This is the exact area that Moon stood for several moments.
The fourth chakra’s color is emerald green. This center bridges the lower chakras of our physical existence to the upper chakras that rise up into the spiritual realms. In the fourth chakra we find our balance between the two worlds and learn how to breathe and live with ease, unconditional with our self and others.
I have known for years that one of Moon’s gifts to humans is his ability to help them open their heart space and that he brings a tremendous amount of heart energy into his sessions. I have not needed proof through aura photography to believe this. However, to see it in color is very exciting. So much of what we do and experience with horse in these body/energetic centered processes are “invisible” and experienced through the felt senses, to see an image that displays what was experienced was very powerful and brings a great desire for more experience of this nature.

This exercise is an advanced activity. It was experienced by individuals who have been on a path of using tools for body-centered awareness. They have achieved higher levels of working with arousal states in their bodies without dissociation or becoming triggered energetically. To keep you and your clients safe I do not recommend experimenting with a session of this nature without professional training in the area of EFL backed by years of experience and properly preparing your horses.


Personal note / correction :

If you want to try out this exercise yourself, you can safely do so, there is no danger for the client involved, as no one can access or modify anything in the astral body - subtle changes can only occur when the client allows the process on a subconscious level, intrusion is simply not possible. Worst case scenario, nothing (tangible) will happen. But a bad thing won't happen so don't let anything or anyone scare you to experiment. It is by experimenting and observing what happens you will discover the most magical mechanisms between horses and humans and obtain a better insight in how our univers really works. Consciousness expansion techniques are a big plus and in my opinion essential for advanced horse coaches, even more so than EFL - combining them with horse coaching will indeed allow you to make a huge leap forward.

Also, if you are working with horses who are not truely allowed to be 'real horses' (living in freedom, in a herd, outdoors, as 'wild' / 'natural' as possible), don't expect much of a result with this kind of exercise ... Certain horses have a natural ability to instinctively do this type of healing. Oro is one of them. These horses are however very rare. Look especially at 'difficult' horses if you want to find one. Putting an unprepared horse next to a client in a setup as described above, will not harm the horse. Worst case scenario, again, nothing (tangible) will happen. To 'train' a horse to do this type of energetic work or healing, you and the horse need on average about 2 to 3 years time. The abilities of the horse will increase gradually as its frequency rises. It is a never ending process that unfortunately does not happen overnight. How you can train your horse and how this process really works, is explained in the Equiboost advanced professional training (Seabiscuit Class and Oro's Class).

donderdag 2 augustus 2012

Hoe kies je een goede opleiding tot paardencoach ?

1)      Test voordien uit hoe competent je lesgever is, door zelf een sessie paardencoaching bij hem of haar te volgen – soms durft er wel eens een groot gat te zitten tussen theorie en praktijk

2)      Neem deel aan een info- of demodag, zodat je gedetailleerde informatie kan bekomen over de inhoud en aanpak van de opleiding, en eventuele vragen die je hebt, kan stellen

3)      Spreek met je trainer – klikt het, voelt het contact goed aan ? Voel je vertrouwen dat je van deze mens(en) iets wil en kan leren ?

4)      Bekijk de paarden waarmee gewerkt wordt door je paardencoach. Hoe leven ze ? Hoe zien ze er uit ? Zijn ze goed verzorgd ? Hoe respectvoller een paardencoach met zijn of haar paarden omgaat, hoe waardevoller je opleiding zal zijn

5)      Verifieer vooraf de diploma’s, opleidingen en ervaring die je trainer heeft – is deze competent, ervaren, gekwalificeerd om opleidingen te geven ?

6)      Spreek met mensen die eerder een opleiding of paardencoaching traject volgden bij de persoon of organisatie die jij overweegt

7)      Als prijs een rol speelt, reken dan voordien even uit wat je opleiding je zal kosten aan verplaatsingskosten, maaltijden, eventuele overnachtingen, aantal dagen verlof dat je eventueel op je werk dient aan te vragen, edm

8)      Zorg dat je duidelijkheid hebt over de inhoud van je opleiding, zodat deze aansluit bij de doelgroep waarmee jij later aan de slag wil ; op welk niveau zal jij nadien kunnen coachen ?

9)      Een professor aan de universiteit publiceert regelmatig wetenschappelijk onderzoek. Werkt jouw toekomstige trainer mee aan wetenschappelijk onderzoek ?

10)   Bekijk de missie, de waarden van de aanbieder van je opleiding – stroken deze met jouw persoonlijke waarden ?

Meer informatie over coaching met paarden vindt u op www.centredecoachingequin.com en www.equiboost.com

Met bijzondere dank aan Géraldine Vandevenne, Cathérine Ronat en Marc Pareit voor hun 'boost' en waardevolle hulp.