Gestalt Therapy

We all have experiences in our life that may leave us with feelings of fear, grief, anger, sadness, anxiety. We feel as if we lack strength, courage and power, even feel unwanted, or not enough. Our bodies hold these traumas within our cells which creates ‘unfinished business’ and limits our beliefs in our present lives. There can be triggered by a current event in our life.

Coming to Blissful Existence Healing Acres you have an opportunity to complete your unfinished business. Feel empowered to be your full potential. Your whole true self. As you journey through your unfinished business you become more self-aware and self-compassionate to live a life full of love, connection, joy, peace, and positivity.

We see the client as a whole, creative, and resourceful, carrying the greatest wisdom about what is right for them. Sometimes that wisdom is just outside of their own awareness.
Horse and coach will guide you through your experience so you can unblock the unfinished business that is causing you pain to empower you to live a life full of everlasting joy, peace, positivity, love, and success in all things YOU!

We offer 1:1 sessions (by appointment only) for individuals that prefer a more personalized experience as well as group sessions every Wednesday at 6:00 pm (must pre-register) for a more commune experience. [Group session fee: $40/per week.]

“Recent studies conducted by the Institute of HeartMath provide a clue to explain the bidirectional “healing” that happens when we are near horses. According to researchers, the heart has a larger electromagnetic field and higher level of intelligence than the brain: A magnetometer can measure the heart’s energy field radiating up to 8 to 10 feet around the human body. While this is certainly significant it is perhaps more impressive that the electromagnetic field projected by the horse’s heart is five times larger than the human one (imagine a sphere-shaped field that completely surrounds you). The horse’s electromagnetic field is also stronger than ours and can actually directly influence our own heart rhythm!

Horses are also likely to have what science has identified as a “coherent” heart rhythm (heart rate pattern) which explains why we may “feel better” when we are around them. . . .studies have found that a coherent heart pattern or HRV is a robust measure of well-being and consistent with emotional states of calm and joy–that is, we exhibit such patterns when we feel positive emotions.

A coherent heart pattern is indicative of a system that can recover and adjust to stressful situations very efficiently. Often times, we only need to be in a horses presence to feel a sense of wellness and peace. In fact, research shows that people experience many physiological benefits while interacting with horses, including lowered blood pressure and heart rate, increased levels of beta-endorphins (neurotransmitters that serve as pain surppressors), decreased stress levels, reduced feelings of anger, hostility, tension and anxiety, improved social functioning; and increased feelings of empowerment, trust, patience and self-efficacy.”

The Equine Gestalt Coaching Method® was developed by Melisa Pearce, a core founder since 1989, of the horse-human healing movement. The experiential nature of the method involves the horse as an active partner with the coach in the client’s exploratory process. The integrative approach of the equine’s interaction combined with positive coaching, somatic awareness guidance and Gestalt methodology, assists the client in examining their life and choices made with a focus on designing a positive future.

The Equine Coaching Method® is experiential in nature and involves the active partnering in horse and coach to explore the client’s life. The horse’s interaction, positive coaching, somatic awareness, and gestalt methodology will help the client to explore his/her own patterns, choices, responses/reactions, and life to create a life they desire.

Gestalt Coaching is a one-on-one session in the pasture with The Healing Herd. Each session differs from the last as the client moves forward in the intentions of the therapy.

What a client has at the end of the session is more awareness and empowerment.

The EGCMethod Coach works in partnership with a Horse Coach.

    EGCMethod sessions are freeform with human and equine both guiding the client toward resolution.

    Equines are almost always at liberty and free to chose their interaction with the client.

    The equine’s contributions to the session are appreciated and encouraged but in no way forced or coerced.

    The Gestalt methodology allows for experiential exploration of the client’s needs in the moment.

    The EGCMethod Coach is highly trained to handle any situation that might arise in the client.

“Adrienne’s calm energy allowed me to dig into a stuck point in my life and express my frustration and also find where it was coming from. While my frustration was directed outward, it was really mine to own. She allowed me to find compassion for myself. She encouraged me to find my true belief about myself and where I was holding back.” – Tiffany, Kuna ID

“Adrienne coached me through a beautiful piece around the grief of my beloved dog who passed several years ago. Something I was carrying with me for years finally had closure for me. Adrienne’s calming presence created a safe and loving environment for me to heal.” – Morgan, Colorado Springs CO

“Adrienne is an amazing individual/coach who establishes a trusting environment and afforded me the opportunity to work through unfinished business from over 35 years. Thank you Adrienne – I am eternally grateful.” – Cheryl, Elizabeth CO

“Adrienne was wonderful and so insightful. I am so thankful that she saw and heard me. She helped me work through a big event in my life and I now feel I am truly ready to put that behind me and enjoy the wonderful parts it helped to create within me.” – Sonya, Kalispell MT

“Adrienne is a remarkably skilled Gestalt Practitioner! I experienced a very deep and freeing session with her involving years of shame and guilt that had held me back for years. Her expertise, caring nature, and wisdom allowed me to free the shame in a safe and confidential space. I could not recommend Adrienne enough!” – Melissa, Evanston IL

“Adrienne is a very skilled practitioner! She provides a warm safe place for her clients during their exploratory process. She stays focused and connected through the session. Adrienne has a gentle presence and creates a safe place. Her life experience has made her a natural coach.” – Michelle, UT

“I had an opportunity to be coached by Adrienne as an EGC client. Adrienne is a kind and compassionate coach who created a safe environment for me to speak my truth. I highly recommend Adrienne as an EGCM coach!” – Marie, Englewood CO

We look forward to the opportunity to coach you through your healing journey!