Training & Coaching for Leaders and Organisations

Where Neuroscience and Ancient Herd Wisdom Meet

The Body, Mind and Spirit of Leadership

2019 Events

From Driving To Thriving
Embodying Authenticity, Compassion, Creativity & Courage

Do you dream of experiencing something both extra-ordinary and transformative?

Something so novel and so unique that you can't help but be fully engaged,
feel inspired and
be changed for life?

Something that evokes within you a profound sense of warmth and safety, deep connection, presence and awe; a Living Myth?

Discover the 4 Keys to Transformation

Introducing this life changing practice,

where you will discover the 4 keys

to evolve your world and

how easily you can change your life,

for you,

for your family,

for the planet.


This program is for you if you strive to be the best you can be,
and you enjoy learning in inspirational and beautiful environments, rather than being stuck inside all day...

Create a life of deeper meaning and full body confidence,

with more compassion,
creativity,
courage,
connection with self and others,
clarity,
joy and
success.

While reducing your levels of stress, overwhelm, people pleasing.

  • Learn why repressing or suppressing emotions, working harder, constantly driving yourself and pushing through, is simply not the answer!

  • And what you can do instead.

I know what you're thinking...

There's are many programs and events out there filled with “new-age" based cliches and feel good fluff.
The hype promotes things like, ‘Feel the fear and do it anyway'! 'Have no fear of failure!’ ‘You've just gotta love yourself!’ ‘Keep pushing through and keep your nose to the grindstone!’

Sheesh, just reading those words is exhausting!

Maybe when you were younger or first learnt about these concepts you felt much braver, more empowered and you likely left these types of events enthusiastically bursting with energy, determined that this time you will take action.

That is, until you got home and back into your everyday routine where life began throwing its regular curve balls at you.You likely sat down at your computer to feel the stress of answering endless emails,or catching up on work you'd left aside,maybe you had an argument with your partner,or 'lost it' at the kids,or maybe you sat there wasting hours simply procrastinating about something…

AND on top of all that,you start thinking 'what's wrong with me?',blaming and shaming yourself for not taking action and actually implementing whatever it was that you’d just learnt!

I totally understand.
And you might also be thinking "Yeah well, I've tried lots of programs and nothing ever really works for someone like me, they're too hard and take too long"

We've been there many times and that's why this program is way different to anything you may have experienced.

DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A BIG SECRET? 
 
We have a rather surprising reason for why you feel you may be off your life path and
WHY YOU REMAIN STUCK!


You're not actually stuck.
You are just identifying with all the less satisfying 'things' in your life.


So if you're tired of feeling dissatisfied, you're heart aches and you've had a gut full of all those light-weight, short lived and pretend role play based change strategies;

- that may be a bit of fun, a distraction that provides you with a short term feel good boost -

but in the long run, you're actually no better off and nothing has really changed in your life
then this is for you!

If you’ve ever felt like personal development is something that just never sticks,
that it's just too hard and takes too long
and you feel like giving up on any possibility that these types of events are anything but a bit of a scam in sharing the same old content that has little to no impact

And

if you feel there's no chance that anything you do might actually lead to a happier and healthier life,

or have a real and lasting lifelong impact on your levels of calmness, clarity, joy, creativity, courage, confidence or energy,

Then this event was created just for you! 

This Is Why Our Programs are So Different

We are not into fluffy, short term “feel-good, hypey rah rah buzz" programs that quickly wear off to leave you with a sense of time and money wasted, heart aching failure or gut-wrenching "shoulds" along with feelings of “what’s wrong with me!!” once the 'group energy' wears off.


You will enjoy upgrading your ways of being, doing, thinking and feeling, through a number of transformative experiences that will have you learning
small,
simple
and actionable processes and practices that you can
easily integrate into your life,
so that you are able to maintain what you’ve just learnt and practiced during the program.


Encountering the stuck places with curiosity and compassion IS the path back home to yourself.

This will have you shifting from stressed out survival and driving mode into thriving mode, long after you've returned home.
If your body is feeling energised,
with your heart already resonating just reading this,
then honour that internal wisdom and your body based YES and

Register by clicking here now to take advantage of the early bird fee and save $188

"But I'm not actually stressed,
I don't work in a stressful job"
I hear you say...
Do you live, work with or hang out with someone experiencing toxic stress?

If your answer is yes,

have no doubt that if you live or work with someone suffering from chronic stress, they will be expressing it in the environment and YOU TOO will be impacted.

You may not feel it right now in this moment, but if you are regularly around someone who is constantly stressed and you do not have a practice for consciously working with and managing your own body, brains and nervous system, then their way of being will slowly begin seeping into your way of being, impacting the way you show up through the field effect and emotional contagion

If your body is saying YES to this
yet your head brain requires a little more knowledge before you
MAKE THE DECISION TO JOIN THIS PROGRAM
then read on

What We've Discovered

After many years of coaching others and facilitating leadership, personal and professional development, we've learnt a few really important things about adult growth and learning.

The first is a little known secret and it's one that many people who have spent years looking for answers balk at and find hard to accept....

Have you come to the PAINFUL REALISATION that the solutions you seek are simply not coming from anywhere 'out there?'

If you had of received 'it' from 'out there', during your childhood, you would already have 'it'.
'It' being things like a deep, secure internal knowing, feeling loved, feeling safe and nurtured, feeling welcomed, respected, valued, cared about, worthy and bravely following your own wisdom and path in being able to step out with your work, being confidently seen and heard.

In this respect, you’re NOT broken, so you don't need fixing, you're NOT lazy, NOT unfocused, NOT useless and in fact, there’s actually NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU!

It’s just that you don’t know about the 4 transformative keys that we’ve discovered.

Now that you're an adult, your task is different to when you were a child.

Your job now is to build a secure inner self, so that you can safely and comfortably explore and interact with the world and find joy and meaning in attuned relationships.

And we've discovered that this healing and development work can't be done alone!

There is no escape from heart full community and connection and this helps you to begin to re-wire your body, mind and brains

(yes science has proven that you have multiple brains!)

and along with this relearning balanced nervous system functioning, so that you are able to upgrade how you are currently doing your world to enhance your emotional resilience
and then
how to stay there so that you are
living your life at Highest Expression of all your centers of intelligence!

You ARE smart enough, skilled enough, creative enough and brave enough to create the life you dream of, a life of love, success, joy and meaning.

AND you can leave this event with new and easy to learn and apply practices, so that more and more you begin
feeling safer in your body,
feeling worthy and
feeling lovable.

You CAN be, do and have anything you want, even if you may not believe it in this moment.

It's only your 'not enough' mindset that is limiting you.
So don't ask yourself
'Can I afford to do this program?"

Simply know you can't afford NOT to do this, and instead ask yourself

"How can I afford to do this - what do I need to do to get there?

Begin shifting from repeating the same old story
and making the same old mistakes
- in your life choices or/and relationships -
and move from feeling powerless,
and stuck in the same old patterns....

and join us to learn how you can take back control of your social and emotional world,
see more possibilities,
reduce stress
and begin re-sponding,
rather than re-acting to life and events.

If you are stressed out
and suffering anxiety or depression,
feel blocked,
unmotivated,
or exhausted at the thought of another boring training
where you are just learning about applying tools
for pushing through and driving yourself on with rigid self-discipline,
or,
if you are being told to 'just suck it up and get on with life',
then this is definitely for you.
And if you crave change at a deep soul level,
at the core of your being,
at the heart and guts of who you really, truly and deeply are,

and if your spirit desires a new path of self growth and lasting change,
one that can evolve your world,
be joyful and is entirely possible for you,
no matter your history,
then join this introductory program with like minded and like hearted souls.

REGISTER NOW at the early bird discounted price to SAVE

Oh, and another we've learnt is


The way that most training or personal development is offered and the way you have likely been going about trying to bring change into your life, is all wrong.

That's why we facilitate growth and learning far differently to anyone else, to offer you a joyful, manageable and accessible alternative.


This program has been developed over 30 years and is needed now more than ever. With the huge rise in stress related disorders, depression, the rise in medication use, addictions and health related issues, you can't afford NOT to begin transforming your life.

Do it for yourself, your family, your loved ones and for the world.
♥ Learn these 4 simple yet transformative keys,
know when and how to apply them,
practice them during the program
and then you can begin to easily integrate them into your life,

so that you can reduce your levels of stress,
reduce anxiety, burnout and overwhelm,
by learning how to quickly and easily come back to a calm, grounded and centered place,
whenever life events or off handed comments by others throws you off balance.

In doing this you will increase your resilience and capacity for dealing with strong emotions, so that you can experience more feelings of joy, success and meaning.

♥ Join us for 2 days at the venue of your choice

Murwillumbah (near Byron Bay Nov 16/17),

Wilton (near Sydney Nov 30/Dec 1) or

Wandin (near Melbourne Dec 14/15 )

to discover these little known and easy to use secrets to improving the quality of your life for good, across all of the most important areas of your life.

REGISTER HERE NOW and save $188!
Seeing, hearing, smelling, touching and experiencing the accepting, safe and heart full interactions with wise Horses, will have you feeling the stirrings within you of these profound archetypal energies, qualities and possibilities, arising from 35,000 years of Human Horse interactions.

Jane Doe - Another Company, LLC

NEXT

Enjoy enhancing your awareness, expanding your potential and clearing what limits you, through joining with the herd.


Learn to harness and embrace both your masculine and feminine qualities and the feeling of really, truly and deeply immersing yourself in an experience that rekindles a sense of deep connection with yourself and others, along with the profound sense of presence and awe that you feel in the presence of Horses:

Come for the event and be transformed for life

Horses helped me transform


Years of swim training and outdoor adventure fitness meant pushing my body with little awareness of what it was telling me. My body was simply an instrument that I could drive on to peak performance.

So from a very young age I learnt to ignore, repress, and suppress the messages from my body.

Hell I even competed once with a broken wrist because I didn't want to miss a competition. I was used to bearing pain and so kept telling myself it was only 'just a little bit sore'.

Another time I hiked with a group for 2 days with a fully laden backpack and a severely sprained ankle because I didn't want to be seen as weak or have to rely on anyone else.


It was horses that brought me most deeply back into communication and connection my body and a discovery of what compassionate leadership looks and feels like. They have taught me many lessons, including how to feel my body in detail with all its nuances of sensation.


Horses have helped me...

  • to notice the two way looped connection between my thoughts and emotions and how this impacts my moods, emotions and breathing and nervous system functioning
  • to become more grounded, aware and expressive,
  • to recognise and find joy in the present moment
  • to be embodied in compassionate connection with self
  • to be more intuitive and in heartfelt relationship with self and others
  • to 'come home' to myself regularly each day as a check in - how am I really?
  • to listen to the intelligence and insight that arises from within the body itself, rather than just from my cognitive learning

Please join with us to experience some of this at beautiful locations in


Western Australia

New South Wales - Nth & Sth

or Victoria,


for an inspiring, joyous and often deeply profound experience

Windhorse Wisdom programs were created as an immersion into beginning your embodied transformation.


Created to help you…


♥  become the author of your own life

♥  really, truly and deeply embrace new ways of being, feeling, thinking and doing


So that you can begin…

♥  leading a fully evolving and rich life of compassion, creativity and courage

♥  reducing stress, anxiety or depression

♥  and experiencing more peace and joy,

♥  with clarity and wisdom,

♥  deeper insights and a

♥  felt sense of connection to your inner guiding wisdom 

♥  with an enhanced sense of safety and connection with yourself and others

♥  so that you are living your life with more passion, purpose and meaning.

One important thing I've learnt over many years of facilitating personal and professional development, is that you

can't change your mind with just your mind.


You have to begin in, and go in and work with and through the body,

for true and lasting transformation

Cheryl

Why is being Present (Presence) in the Body is so Important to all Relationships?

There are 2 aspects to Presence

Being present with yourself  (Embodied Self Awareness)

Being present with another (a person or your horse)

How you show up in the world is impacted by your nervous system functioning, which impacts your perception of safety and danger, which impacts your state of being.


The Implications of this?

The more you are able to sense yourself and your ability to center yourself under pressure and get fully present with another, the greater your social and emotional intelligence AND therefore

the greater your positive influence in the world.


When you are stressed, tense, are triggered and off center, then you have less empathy and it's harder to empathise with others.


Once you can get in touch with yourself and what is really happening, you connect with others because and the deepest level of our being, we all share the same inner heart and gut feelings.

The Gifts Of Embodiment

    • Compassionate Presence -  The ability to respond rather than react and make skillful decisions and take action
    • You become self supporting and self regulating - You trust yourself and your inner wisdom rather than relying on outside opinions
    • Being seated within yourself - you can be who you are and you feel safe doing so

    The process of embodiment is a 'being' process, it's not a doing process, and it's not a thinking process.

    Embodiment is a radical and political act because when you are fully embodied you can't be controlled

    Jane Doe - Another Company, LLC

    The Archetype of the horse holds universal ideals.

    In essence, they are a blueprint for your personal development and working with your character essences.


    Speaking to the deepest part of the unconscious mind, they allow you to discover hidden resources and clear blocks on a level you have never experienced before.


    This massively increases your -

    Head based Intelligence - IQ,

    Body based intelligence - BQ

    Emotional Intelligence - EQ

    Social Intelligence - SQ

    Spiritual Intelligence - SQ.

    Joining this program is a way for you to walk the trail back home to you.

    You will begin with awakening your felt senses and reconnecting with your internal compass so that you can tap into your own wisdom and be re-inspired in letting your body lead the way.

    In doing so, you will be able to increasingly make clear decisions, take inspired action and decrease stress and anxiety, all while enhancing connection, relationships, joy and meaning in your life,

    This program will open your creative mind to greater opportunities and choice.
    for your personal development and working with your character essences?

    Your eyes will perceive more possibilities,
    you will connect with the deeper desires of your compassionate heart
    and you will feel into your gut courage,
    so that you can create and maintain boundaries, (be able to say NO and feel good about it!)
    take inspired action
    and live within the depths of your unshakable core identity.

    The Horse Human Connection

    What is it about the magnetic appeal of Horse that humans are so drawn to?


    They are large, powerful, beautiful and mythic.

    Humans both revere and fear them.

    They are planted deep in our psyches, having been a partner of mankind for thousands of years - in the farming field, in the battle field, on film, in stories and in our dreams. They capture our consciousness and imagination and seem to spark an ancestral memory.


    Horses are like us. They have distinct personalities, likes and dislikes and are playful and social. yet unlike us, they are always completely present.


    Their intricate body language based communication, sensory perception and keen senses, pass almost invisible messages through the herd via movement, breath and subtle energy shifts that pass through the herd like an electrical current. Communication can be via the minute flick of an ear, a swish of the tail, a glance, a wrinkling of skin around the muzzle, a sudden start or moments of deepening and profound stillness as the herd rests.


    Head based humans don't tend to notice this subtle communication because we are too caught up in our head brains, thinking, analysing, making assumptions, judging and second guessing ourselves.

    All this overrides our body based intuitive wisdom.

    Many forces have shaped you

    Did you know that all of your lived experiences shape your mind, body and spirit?

    Your life's history shows up in the ways in which you 'do your life' - your beliefs, attitudes, actions and how you respond or react to events in life are deeply embedded and embodied in your body. 

    Most people are totally unaware of this and the impact it has one's life.

    Awareness of how you have been shaped and conditioned by your life experiences, along with your current embodied patterns of behavior and re-action, along with emotional self regulation, is your first crucial steps to shifting from surviving to thriving and responding in your life.

    This is an invitation for you to grow and deeply re-connect with your heart and gut along with your head, by providing you with new perspectives and new skills for the way you...

    • gather information;
    • make decisions and lead your life;
    • the way you play, love and allow yourself to receive love;
    • the way you parent,
    • the way you serve others
    • and the way you work. 

    It is suitable for you whether or not you have a horse in your life, or even if you are a little afraid of horses. No riding is involved, it is not physically demanding and it is unlike any program or training you may have experienced.

    SAVE up to $188 by registering NOW!

    • No matter your age or gender, in order to really, truly and deeply experience what it is you want in life, it requires the harnessing and embracing of both your masculine and feminine qualities.  A remarkable aspect of Horse is their ability to dually express both the strong masculine and strong feminine qualities. They easily teach us how to smoothly flow between the feminine yin and masculine yang. 

    • In order to be abundant and gain your deepest heartfelt desires – whether in love, happiness or success, time, support, health or money, you must be willing and open to allowing and receiving, as well as being able to say 'no', to define and maintain your boundaries. 

    • In order to connect with, know and walk your own path in life, you must be able to discern and possess the skills to take action to move toward what serves and resources you, and away from what is not in your best interests.

    Few people know how to do this with any degree of confidence or skill and this becomes the cause of the biggest calamity of your life.
    And what's that?

    Living a life that is second hand
    A life lived through someone else's eyes.
    This happens when you lose the connection to your innate body's wisdom and the essence of who you are at the core of your being.

    This trauma sensitive program will help you to begin

    • reconnecting with your internal compass, so that you can
    • decrease stress and anxiety,
    • become clear and grounded and experience a sense of safety within the core of your being,
    • make clear decisions to take action and
    • become re-inspired to let your body lead the way


    Why Is This Important?

    Most of us have grown up in and live in the Western world, where the pace of life has gotten faster, more chaotic, unpredictable and more "heady."

    Added to this are childhood experiences, societal conditioning and sometimes trauma, which throws you off balance and disconnects you from your core - your head, heart and gut intelligence.

    This often gives rise to feelings of unworthiness, feeling unsafe or unloved.
    This then limits your ability to be authentic, to ask for or reach out for what you want and to those who can help, or alternatively, to create boundaries for self care.

    In order to build resilience and sustain balance in your life along with maintaining vibrant health, you need to strengthen your capacity to live in a state of "embodied presence."

    There are tremendous benefits that come with being present in an embodied way, where you can listen to, follow your instincts and trust your internal navigational system, rather than being limited by or driven by fear.

    Asking for help, support or what it is that you truly desire, want or need in life or love, also requires a degree of vulnerability. Without this you may remain stuck in thought and in action, in old conditioned patterns. Eventually, this way of living usually leads to depression and illness.

    This workshop is grounded in trauma and neuroscience findings, and is inspired by the research on vulnerability, courage, authenticity, attachment and shame.

    This is combined with the power of embodied practices, that move you out of your head and back into your body, along with joy filled nature based equine experiential coaching to reduce stress and anxiety and build your awareness and resilience.

    Our cutting edge programs are not simply about learning or short term change.

    We offer transformative immersions that utilise mindful 'embodiment', neuroscience and the latest research based practices to accelerate your personal growth.


    This program is designed to provide you with a better understanding of your self along with a step by step approach to reducing any forms of stress or anxiety you may be experiencing.

    You will also engage in easy to learn and use practices that will bring you deeper into relationship, with both your own and other's heartfull selves, for greater connection and trust in your inner knowing.

    Learn how to notice and begin releasing what limits you, so that you can experience more joy, peace and resilience within yourself, and when interacting with other people, or with animals.

    This is for you, if you are keen to discover how to really, truly and deeply, live the life you love with ease and grace. And, it's especially for you if you feel that 'nothing you have ever tried before has worked'.

    This program will provide you with new levels of awareness and insights into any old and often unconscious survival patterns of behavior, that may be limiting or blocking your natural heartfelt desire to move towards greater love, success and happiness.

    Through powerful, yet easy to learn processes, with practice, you will begin moving from simply plowing through life, often driven by fear and frustration and stuck in survival mode, to more easily living and thriving in relationship with yourself and others, so that you begin experiencing greater harmony, joy, resilience, love and meaning.

    2 (or 3 depending on venue) full days

    SAVE up to $188 AND CLICK HERE NOW TO REGISTER 
     


    WHAT YOU WILL DISCOVER

    During this program you will...

    • Discover how your body, brains and nervous system has been shaped through your upbringing and past experiences and how this impacts your present experience and your body and health.
    • Learn a foundational and easy to use process, that with practice, will begin the shifts that you desire.
    • Experience, learn and practice a variety of embodiment processes that you can easily begin to integrate into your life for true and lasting change, not just a quick and short lasting fix
    • Be exploring and enhancing your awareness of, understanding and recognising what may 'set you off', or 'limits your expression' and how this impacts your emotions, body, health and your relationships with yourself and others.

    Then more importantly, you will learn and practice what to do about it.

    Each day involves both time indoors, as well as learning outside with a herd of gentle horses deepening and expanding upon your newly learnt practices and skills, making them part of who you are so that you can begin creating more joy, peace, resilience and meaning in your daily life.

    How and Why Horses you may ask?

    Horses are amazingly emotionally intelligent beings.

    Their number one priority is safety and self care.
     
    They are highly attuned to their environment and the subtle shifts because survival in the wild means paying attention to both their inner and outer environment.

    They don't waste time or energy worrying or stressing about the past or future, or when the next predator may come along, instead, they live in a state of relaxed alertness.

    This is so they can both conserve energy for their health, and easily notice and respond to any in the moment changes around them. When they sense a shift in their environment, they feel the emotion, they get the message beneath the emotion, take right action for self care and then go back to relaxed yet aware state of grazing.

    Do you hold your self care as your number one priority?
    Do you always take action to look after yourself when required?
    Do you possess the skills to easily return to center and a relaxed state of open awareness after you've been triggered or stressed?

    Healthy horses don’t ignore, suppress or dull down their emotions, unlike many humans.
    Doing so has been shown to depress the human immune system and is proven to be a major contributing factor for ill health and disease, especially in regard to heart and gut issues.

    Being highly sensitive, horses are wary, alert and highly intuitive. The interpret and respond to the internal emotional state of humans – your beliefs, thoughts & emotions (often unconscious) affect your respiration, heartbeat & posture of your body. Horses can read this and discern in us layers of intention and emotion that we are not usually aware of.

    Without your awareness, this has a looping effect on your own body and emotions, as well as impacting other people and the animals around you. Interacting with the horses often gently reveals to you what you don't usually see about yourself - how you show up in relationship to yourself and with others, in a compassionate, unbiased, non judgmental and supportive way.

    You may not know it but your body possesses a wise and distributed intelligence that has likely been conditioned out of you. Harnessing your inner horse heart is about re-learning to re-connect to and trust your own wisdom, by tapping into your heart and gut intelligence along with your head.

    The beauty of a horse's heart is that it is up to 5 times larger than ours and they use their body, heart and gut intelligence to notice what is happening in their environment. Humans have forgotten how to do this, often getting stuck in old head based stories and survival patterns of re-action from childhood, yet it is an innate skill that can be re-learnt.

    By listening to and using your inner knowing, you are more enabled to remain calm, have greater resilience, to make wiser and clearer decisions and have the courage to take right action, so that you live your own life, not someone else'e idea of how you should live, or what you should be doing.


    The workshop will include the following basic learning, plus more...

    ♥ How to begin using your feelings and emotions as a powerful form of information (this is your inner-tuition)

    ♥ Awareness of how your emotions impact your body - heart, gut and overall health

    ♥ A heart based breath awareness practice that will bring you greater calm, balance and connection with self and others

    ♥ An easy to use core centering practice that will quickly bring you back to center when all hell is breaking loose around you. Learn how to begin responding, rather than reacting to what happens in your life.

    ♥ Boundaries exploration - recognise your right to claim and hold your own space, especially if you are a people pleaser - learn how to say 'NO' and feel good about it! when something is not right for you.

    ♥ The presencing process - an easy to learn and use technique in mindful awareness of what 'is' really happening - not what your old head based story 'thinks' is happening in any moment.

    Suitable for both riders and non riders - No horse experience or knowledge is necessary and the activities are not physically demanding, so anyone can participate, even if you are a little afraid of being near a horse.
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    In the end you will find that becoming more horse-like in your thinking and feeling is a shortcut to freeing your mind from misguided habits that may keep you from living your dreams.

    The interactions with horses invites participants to be curious, to experiment, to be creative, to explore beliefs, values and new perspectives, to challenge preconceptions, to construct new meanings and to develop unique solutions.

    This is a powerful mode of learning held in an emotionally safe space

    There is no riding or mounted activities involved in this program, all interactions are ground based and it's suitable for anyone over 17 of any fitness level.
    WHY IS THIS WORK IMPORTANT?

    This busy fast paced world of outward focus that prioritises head based knowledge, and pushing and driving to achieve, has many people default to being and living in the masculine qualities over the feminine.

    The result?

    Having to 'do it all', so you don't come across as being 'needy', running yourself into the ground, poor relationships, stress, and ill health.
    Traditionally and culturally, showing any vulnerability or taking time for oneself is frowned upon. It is often seen as a 'weakness' and in this constant hustling for worthiness in a culture where “ never enough’ dominates the psyche, and feeling afraid has become second nature, the result is a constantly stressed body mind system.

    It's been shown that an automatic and compulsive regard for the emotional needs of others, while ignoring your own is the number one risk factor for disease.

    The second greatest risk factor is an automatic and rigid identification with your duty or role and its responsibilities, rather than listening to and honoring your own needs.

    Our lack of resilience, the suppression and repression of emotions by stuffing down or dulling them with unhealthy habits and substances, while putting others needs first, actually suppresses the immune system, thus greatly contributing to many types of serious and life threatening illness and disease.

    Burnout, depression, disconnection with self and others, adrenal fatigue, auto immune diseases, heart and gut issues and increasingly, even trauma responses, is rife in modern society.

    It's like the non stop pushing and feeling of having to do more, helps to stave off those feelings of never being quite good enough, feeling unsafe or unlovable.

    This all impacts the body mind systems health and well being because of the distributed and connected intelligence of the body.

    Science has proven that there are so many connections between brain and body, that there is no division, nor is there any division between us, the environment and the universe.

    This program is different to most others because we know that transformation can not be achieved through simply reciting positive affirmations, nor by just thinking or talking about things.

    Your body and nervous system is a finely tuned learning system, as such, the body has to be involved to ensure any lasting shifts or change. A bottom up along with a top down coaching approach is required

    Hence the importance of learning how to listen to and connect with the social and emotional sensing system that is the distributed intelligence of the body. When operating well, your body is the best navigational system to guide you through life. You really do have all the answers you need within.

    The trouble is, most of us have been taught to ignore our needs and suppress emotions, by adaptations we made in childhood that helped us to survive stressful situations along with our drive for close attachments.

    Yet you are not broken and you don't need fixing.
    This program will help you to begin re-communicating, understanding and embracing your body's innate intelligence, along with the gifts of authenticity and vulnerability and its impacts on your everyday life, while also dispelling the myth that vulnerability is weakness.

    In truth, vulnerability is our most accurate measure of compassion and courage. As Dr Brene Brown has shared, by embracing it, it is in fact the birthplace of love, connection and belonging, joy, empathy, creativity and innovation.

    Message us now to reserve your place if this is something you would like more of in your life.

    CLICK HERE NOW TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT & SAVE up to $188
    MORE OF WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE

    You will explore the habitual ways that your body reacts to life and events, your unconscious and habitual breathing, body and re-action patterns - ways of thinking and action that restrict emotion - and learn new ways of being, doing and feeling, so that you can learn to openly expand your capacity for willingly, effectively, artfully and courageously, engage with whatever events or circumstances arise in your life.

    Tapping into the gifts, strengths and power of vulnerability, will enhance your life, leadership, social and emotional capacity and resilience.

    You will feel less stress and be healthier and happier as you become more able to manage and experience uncertainty, risk and the emotional exposure that defines you and helps you to grow.

    This immersion is for you if you are ready to dive deep so that you can shift old un-resourceful patterns and build the capacity to embrace compassion, creativity and courage, while fully accepting yourself and others.

    This is about learning practices so that you can create a resourceful and powerful new way of living in the world. A new way of being where you can courageously show up for YOU, stand up, be seen, be heard and live bravely.

    Just imagine, how would your life be different if you could move from your unrelenting cycle of doing, pushing, driving and grasping for what you want, (which often unknowingly pushes away what you are seeking) and instead cultivate the receptive art of allowing, opening, connecting and receiving?

    That while of course courageous action is required to achieve goals, what if you could also be comfortable and feel joy and pleasure in that space of sitting back and drawing to you what it is that you seek? Whether that be a job, a lover or a partner, or even money or clients.
    WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?

    If you have a deep longing to transform stress, anxiety, burnout, confusion and overwhelm and replace it with greater compassion, love, connection and belonging, joy, empathy, creativity and courageous innovation, then this is for you.

    If you have a tendency to be a controller, overachiever or people pleaser (like I was - getting better and still working on it!), and if you identify with any of the following statements, then this is for you...

    ♥ I love it when I see others open up and are vulnerable in sharing their story or asking for help, yet I find it hard to do so myself.

    ♥ I am a driven controller - no one can do a job to my standards.

    ♥ I'm a burnt out people pleaser, constantly serving the needs of others, yet never doing anything for myself.

    ♥ I feel like I don’t quite fit in; like I don't belong anywhere - I often feel like an outsider.

    ♥ I'm a stressed out overachiever, yet when I reach my goal I immediately move on to something else and don’t actually take the time to receive it’s bounty, nor enjoy what I’ve worked so darn hard for.

    ♥ I just seem to have this aching, this longing for something more.

    ♥ I just don’t measure up and can't shake this underlying feeling.

    ♥ There's so much I want to do, yet I can’t seem to step out of my comfort zone - I keep feeling like I'm somehow stuck.

    ♥ I'm a stressed out workaholic or parent and wish that I could feel comfortable asking others for help or support.

    ♥ I’m a perfectionist - no, actually I'm a procrastinating perfectionist.

    ♥ I find it hard to say 'No!' - I feel so bad when I do.

    ♥ I’ve had a gut full of living my life out of obligation and duty to others - what about me! Yet I have no idea how to even begin finding myself and what I want. It's actually pretty scary.

    ♥ I want to let go of my exhausting need to please all of the people all of the time.

    ♥ I should be happy with my life. I've got everything I need.

    ♥ Do I really need to do anything differently? I’m just a receptionist; just a sales assistant; just a mother/father; just a bus driver; just a teacher; just a homemaker...

    These are some of the shadow aspects of ourselves - with over giving and self-sacrifice being a common way of living that many adopt in order to feel safe, lovable or worthy.

    While this may have served you in the past, and in a way, it has helped you in feeling good about yourself through the eyes of others, you now however realise you can no longer continue living your life this way.

    Complete the registration form  above and be sure to click 'send message' when you are done

    Pre program information and venue details will be forwarded on receipt of your registration and payment.

    Whether you have horses in your life or not, are an equine learning facilitator, therapist or an equestrian, this program is for you if you yearn to connect at a deeper level with yourself, horse or others, and live at a deeper more intuitive level so that you can enhance your skills for contact and connection with others, holding space and ‘being while doing’, in full body presence.

    During this program you will:

    • Learn new practices to enhance your self-awareness and ways of communicating with the wisdom of your body, the wisdom of Horse, the earth and of life
    • Learn how to balance your connection and energy to the intelligence of your body while interacting with the horses and explore what happens when you shift your energy
    • Gain deep insights into your beliefs, thoughts, emotions and often unconscious ways of being and doing, - especially important when living in this fast paced world where connection to intuition and alternate ways of knowing are vital for accessing your innate wisdom.
    • Learn a 5 step full body presencing practice so that you begin to trust in what arises at an intuitive level
    • Learn a core embodiment practice that integrates head, heart and hara so that you can begin to integrate this into your life-man-ship and horse-man-ship
    • Explore and gain clarity on an issue or challenge that is showing up in your life through experiencing an embodied coaching process for greater congruence, alignment and integration.

    Once you are more aware of yourself in each moment, along with the context in which you find yourself in, with practice, you will become more resilient and can act from a place of “heart based authenticity” and be at choice.

    In doing so you release yourself from past conditioned ‘re-actions’ that have you acting like a programmed robot and flow into a whole bodymind living, breathing, attuned being who is guided from deep within.

    This experiential, hands-on learning easily transfers explicit didactic head based knowledge to your implicit body based memory, creating new neural pathways of awareness and success. This allows you to easily take the insights and solutions that arise and by taking action, integrate them into your daily living.

    WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE FROM THIS PROGRAM

    This program brings together The Science, Art and Practice of Embodiment.

    It is about Love, Integrity, Health and Joy.

    It's about learning to be comfortable with the discomfort of not knowing and vulnerability as a path back home to your true self first, because without vulnerability, there is no true connection, creativity or innovation.

    To be brave and to courageously show up and be emotionally exposed when things are risky and uncertain, and especially when you cannot control the outcome, is to be vulnerable.

    It's about shifting unresourceful head based thoughts that keep you anxious, or make you feel unsafe, unlovable and unworthy and immersing yourself into an exploration of what it means to live and be in wholehearted, full bodied life of presence.

    A deep level of Self-awareness, Listening, Mindful and other Communication tools and practices will help you build resilience and enhance your capacity for living in this fast paced and unpredictable world.

    You will enhance your personal and professional development, along with relationship, parenting and leadership skills.

    In this safe space you will:

    ♥ Explore vulnerability, compassion, courage, worthiness, trust and safety.

    ♥ Discover your Core Vulnerability so that you can Love Better - (this is the emotional state that evokes your greatest defenses and what you actually risk to avoid feeling it).

    ♥ Examine and begin to shift your conditioned patterns of thoughts and behaviours that are holding you back from living the life you want to live.

    ♥ Learn the latest scientific discoveries about how the nervous system is a social and emotional learning system, how its functioning impacts your emotional expression, relationships and sense of safety and how you can begin to re-wire it for optimal health and functioning

    ♥ Create new choices and practices to build resilience and emotional regulation, so that you are able to make wiser choices and embrace your authentically evolving self for wholehearted living.

    ♥ Understand and practice what it means to take courageous action while embracing vulnerability.

    ♥ Learn how to cultivate courage, creativity, compassion and empathy for yourself.

    ♥ Develop your capacity to sit with uncomfortable emotions and enhance resilience skills

    ♥ Enhance your ability to deeply know and communicate with yourself, your inner knowing and wisdom, to celebrate all of who you are.

    ♥ Learn how to build the skills to leave use-less aspects of the past behind and to live life with a greater sense of presence, worthiness, love and safety.

    Processes include:

    ♥ Easy to learn, practical techniques that will help you to shift anxious, unproductive and unresourceful emotions around worthiness, or the ability to feel safe, or lovable.

    ♥ A powerful mindful presencing practice that cultivates joy and pleasure, along with the capacity to move through life feeling present, open and connected.

    ♥ Clarification and practical guidance on the often vague concepts and theory of centering / grounding 

    ♥ An easy to use Centering practice that shifts you from emotionally reacting to life to responding.

    ♥ Learn how to place yourself in a state of coherence where you can quickly come back to center when life throws you off balance. This is particularly important in highly stressful situations – conflict, danger, risk, uncomfortable emotions and moments with emotional intensity, distrust or disconnection. With practice, you will be able to wisely choose your responsive actions rather than unconsciously react.

    ♥ Boundary exploration - tighten up or relax your boundaries as required through practices that help you to recognise, create and maintain boundaries. The Heartful Masculine aspects of yourself will learn to say 'YES', to expand and open boundaries up to empathy, compassion and vulnerability to find love.
    The Mindful Feminine aspects will learn to say 'NO', to define and create boundaries to gain security and reclaim her power.


    ♥ A grounding in the deeper principles behind the practical techniques that you can immediately integrate into your life to bring and improve your own happiness, relationships, meaning and productivity.

    You can't change what you are not aware of, so this program is designed to firstly enhance self awareness of your unconscious and conditioned patterns and ways of being, that may have kept you safe as a child, but no longer serve you as an adult and in fact are limiting your growth and development, as well as practical ways in developing communication with your own wisdom.

    With this new awareness and the skills you learn, you will have greater choices and resources so that you can respond with wisdom as you communicate with, align and integrate the distributed intelligence that lies within your body mind system.


    * NOTE - Due to the small group nature of this program numbers are strictly limited

    There are 4 different dates and venues in various states for this event


    Tyalgum (near Byron Bay NSW)  Nov 15-17

    Wilton (near Sydney NSW) Nov 29, 30 - Dec 1 (3 day residential)
    Click here to learn more about Full Circle

    Melbourne (Wandin Nth Victoria ) Dec 13-15th

    Message us for more information and for additional program dates

    Thank you for your interest

    If you have any questions about the program or seek alternate payment details please email Cheryl here
     

    4 different opportunities to attend

    Walpole Wilderness Area Western Aust. Nov 1-3

    Tyalgum, Murwillumbah
    (near Byron Bay Nth NSW)
    Nov 16 &17 Accommodation options locally

    Wilton - Full Circle (near Sydney NSW)
    (2 day residential)

    Melbourne (Wandin Nth Victoria ) Dec 14-15th

    Join this program to learn, experience and practice what ‘true feel’ feels like in the body and what it really means in becoming more ‘horse like’
    - to ‘be-in’ a state of full bodied presence and awareness with ease and grace.

    Horses are innately connected to their full body intelligences and tap into this ‘inner-tuition’ through their inner and outer senses.

    In doing so they provide natural and non judgmental biofeedback, helping you to gently learn about yourself and your inner and outer world.

    With their huge heart and gut, they can help you learn to listen to the quieter wisdom of your own heart and gut, rather than the often over riding voice of the head.

    Learning to balance your communication and connection to the distributed intelligence of your body, your emotions and your thoughts, connects you with non local ways of knowing and promotes the living of a congruent, aligned and integrated life.

    Deeply connecting with your heart based compassion, head based creativity and gut based courage ensures you can be the author of your life, more easily make decisions,find your own answers and take inspired action.


    This is the essence of living an Embodied Life.

    Presence always, always precedes tools and strategies.

    This interactive and experiential workshop will weave transformational experiences with horses, along with other somatic (body-centered) learning, including authentic movement and Taoist practices for grounding, centering.and moving.

    Guided by the gentle herd of horses and facilitated by Cheryl,  you will transverse unfamiliar inner and outer territory and learn new skills that can be integrated into your life, and the way you lead yourself and others. 

    As you practice, you will find you are increasingly able to truly and deeply embody living at Highest Expression, and with greater wisdom to emerge a more grounded, authentic and evolved person.

    About Cheryl Cruttenden

    With a lifetime of horse experience and almost 30 years in nature based education and leadership, Cheryl is generous in sharing her wisdom. She is a certified specialist in equine facilitated learning and coaching, having trained in a number of approaches with USA based leaders in the field.

    She integrates this with her background and formal training and skills in facilitating leadership, outdoor and nature based education.

    Being a Tai Chi practitioner of over 35 years, a teacher of embodied mindfulness and a certified professional multiple Brain Integration Techniques (mBIT) coach and coach trainer, 
    Cheryl's style has been described as warm, generous and engaging, as she keenly draws on both eastern and western principles and practices, along with the latest in neuroscience findings and a trauma sensitive facilitation approach that informs her offerings. 

    As a Gawler Institute trained Mindfulness Meditation teacher, a Values Based Executive Life Coach, Archetype, Passion and Purpose and Matrix Therapies coach, Cheryl creates a non judgmental, accepting and safe space for your exploration and she inspires others through her warm, relaxed and insightful approach to human development.

    Cheryl’s philosophy and approach to human evolution is based on enhanced self awareness and self regulation, so that you deeply understand who you are and how you show up to others in relationship. Only then can you see and make new choices. This all unfolds naturally and gently between horse, human and nature, so that each can join in the sharing of gifts each have to offer and begin to unbridle the human spirit’.

    It's about trusting, inspiring and evolving yourself to live your life at Highest Expression, in deep connection to the distributed intelligence of the body.

    Through this communication, congruence, alignment and integration, you will begin tapping into your emergent wisdom from a place of embodied presence, so as to have the courage to live the life you dream of with passion, purpose and meaning.

    Event Image with heartfelt thanks to Diana Lancaster 

    Why Somatics / Embodiment?

    Somatics or 'soma' is a Greek word meaning 'of the body'


    Science has proven that the body possesses a distributed intelligence and that our memories are both embedded and embodied.


    Therefore, any change process that attempts to simply go in through head based thinking and learning leaves a vast reservoir of untapped wisdom behind.


    We know that the body remembers what the conscious mind does not.


    These non-conscious memories are not written in words - but in the language of felt sensation;

    in our postures and how we shift in response to challenges or triggers,

    in our gestures, and in the way we stand and move.

    It all shows up in the body. 


    Most people are not consciously aware of this...


    Without awareness, we can't begin to change anything.


    Our life history and experiences and it's embodied memories, impact our bodies and this can create patterns that may damage our relationships and our way of being with our partner, our family, and our colleagues.


    Even the way in which we view our relationship to the natural world.


    Because of this, it’s becoming increasingly important for everyone to learn how to communicate with the body’s intelligence and  how our thoughts and emotions affect our physical body.


    In this way we can draw on it and learn how to use the body’s intelligence to create healing and lasting transformation in our lives.


    Once you know how, you really can change the way you think and feel by changing how you stand and move.


    Morning and afternoon tea is included - BYO lunch for non residential programs

    For any questions, bookings & further info about the program please contact:

    Cheryl windhorsefarm@live.com or call 0419 004 222

    Due to the nature of the event, numbers are strictly limited and will be given on a “first in first served” basis until all places are filled

    If you make a deposit, remaining fees are to be paid before commencement of the program  as places are limited.

    To Register - Click Here Now!

    Begin transforming your exhausting habits of over giving, over achieving and the need for over controlling situations, to embracing the art of flowing and allowing, and moving into accepting and receiving.

    Just imagine, what your life would be like if you embraced more feminine energy, and were able to fully connect with what you truly desire, make clear and creative decisions and then take inspired and courageous action when its required, while also actually allowing yourself to deeply receive what it is you desire?

    And to enjoy it!

    And also to not be constantly doubting yourself.

    To not be looking to others for suggestions or advice.

    To be able to know and deeply feel that the path you are on is the right one and is in your highest good, because you have tapped into your inner wisdom?
    For any queries or questions about this program please email
    Cheryl windhorsefarm@live.com

    (If you prefer to make a direct bank transfer please contact us and we will send banking details)

    We will get back to you with confirmation upon payment received and also send a small workshop preparation reflection to enhance your experience at the event.

    * Please note - Your place in this program is not secured until payment is made

    All payments are non-refundable unless the program is cancelled upon which a full refund will be issued. If you are unable to attend for any reason you may offer your place to the next person on the waiting list, and they will be responsible for buying your spot.

    We reserve the right to advertise positions to persons on the waiting list should anybody not make full payment by the due dates. If there is no waiting list for your location, you will be responsible for finding someone to buy your position.

    On occasion, your place may be applied to another program date with agreement from both parties 

    Participant Feedback

    Extraordinary, Transformative, Tender and Magical


    "I first worked with Cheryl when I went to her for horse coaching around my challenges in attracting and maintaining a long term loving relationship.


    Working with Cheryl and her incredible horse really made it clear to me that I surrendered my power in order to gain love and that I didn’t believe that I could be empowered and loved in a romantic relationship. 


    In many ways I was shocked by the revelation.... But my Mum was a single mother and somehow I had come to the belief that you were either a strong, successful career woman and alone or you were a doormat and with a partner. 


    Of course this was not a logical or a conscious belief but it was lurking there in my subconscious mind. 


    My powerful session with Cheryl and her horse made it clear to me that this belief had been holding me back in relationships and I was able to clear that concept and open myself up to a new and loving relationship...


    I really feel my coaching with Cheryl had a major impact on my transformation and the results I gained".

    - Pip McKay: award-winning, best-selling author, internationally certified trainer, transformational coach and media personality and owner of Evolve Now Mind Institute Sydney



    Accepting, Generous, Safe

    "I was really looking forward to working with the horses.  Although a little nervous about them physically I trusted Cheryl and the process.  Having worked with them earlier and getting them to move with “non-touch” communication was amazing and helped greatly.  Generally I was really excited that I might be able to be authentic with them, no secrets.

    Unlike my normal behaviour of always being busy I stayed completely still with the horse.  I didn’t rush my experience as I normally would spending most of my time worrying about the next person.  In this case the next person was extremely anxious for me to finish but that didn’t impact on me at all as Cheryl was very clear in her information on letting things unfold for yourself in your own time and I knew this was a once in a lifetime event that I wanted to enjoy.  I also knew Cheryl had everything under control and the next person wouldn’t miss out.

    I felt a very deep connection to the horse which was unexpected.  I don’t say I heard it talking to me but in the stillness I was definitely able to hear some answers to very important questions. 

    I felt some peace after being with the horse and experienced a sense of acceptance and belonging – a worthiness that perhaps wasn’t there before.  I ended my session wanting to do further work with Cheryl and the horses and to enable friends and family to do the same.

    Without exception people said that working with the horses was amazing but they didn’t know how they could ever explain the experience to anybody else.  I think you have to follow your gut, your trust in the person telling you that it was wonderful and if you can get to have this experience you will be in awe of it as the rest of us were.  Being with someone who has such affinity with horses, is so highly trained and kind as Cheryl will lay the foundation for a great experience"

    Trish Moore - Victoria



    Magical, Inspiring, Peaceful

    "I initially was nervous as I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, I wasn’t sure how the process was going to work, as I understand horses are used to help guide and heal people, however never experienced this myself. so curiosity stepped in and I was looking forward to the experience.

    The experience was very emotional for me and the personal insights challenging. I learnt things about myself that I had shut off, and yet with the gentle nudging, calmness and peace, I was guided and shown the direction. This was inspiring and comforting.

    And the lessons are on going as I come across things in my day to day life  I am able to reflect on what the horses had shown me and it has been inspiring and magical.

    I would highly recommend doing this experience, as it will be unlike anything else you would have ever experienced. If you are looking to explore and expand yourself you cannot go past this experience. When you do this, go in with an opened mind and heart and you will walk away with the most amazing experience  that will change your perceptions on life and open the door to possibilities. 

    Thank you Cheryl this has been an awesome journey thus far

    - Roz MacKenzie



    Engaging, Warm, Approachable, Non-judgmental, Allowing, Informative

    A beautiful safe environment set up by Cheryl. By doing so we were all able to explore the topics and experiences fully and we had fun and many insights into ourselves.


    I learned to get out of my head and be in touch with my whole self.  The value in being an observer to take an overall perspective - to be present and set boundaries.


    Most valued being true to myself and when I come from that place within myself that is present and raw I can thrive even more.

    - Mary Wade Victoria


    Inspired, Insightful, Wise

    The program was well structured and took me on a journey of self discovery and self knowledge which has empowered me.


    I valued the opportunity to focus on myself and learnt more about how I approach things and turn up and how to be more aware of that impact on others

    - Sam Zanker


    Warm, Relaxed, Deep

    "What can I say but ‘wow!’. I didn’t know what to expect but simply trusted ‘my gut feeling’ that said I had to attend this. What a totally unexpected, ‘out of the box’ and inspiring experience. Several weeks later the processing and insights are still arising as I integrate the learnings and new ways of being into my life. I really do feel as if this has kick started the re-wiring of all of my body brains and nervous system so that I now feel that how I show up is the fully authentic and resourced me that I was originally born as". - LM


    Friendly and Safe - enabled my growth

    "This is experiential learning at it’s best and at the most personal level – having lived in my body for 60 years, I thought I knew it pretty well, but I discovered that there is a profound richness in listening to our bodies and sensing how powerfully it informs both ourselves and for others. If only I had known how to really "listen" and use this power in service of my life and ideas and visions years ago, I would have had the guts to take action then instead of only now". BP



    "If you are interested in experiencing more confidence and flow, less stress and a sense of connection with other people or even the animals in your life, then this is for you. (I loved that this was a workshop that included time being outdoors in nature, learning with horses!).


    If you want to evolve your ways of thinking, feeling, being and doing, then this is for you. If you want to make a greater impact and become the leader of your life – to be seen and heard more, to feel and speak with more power and inspire others, or simply to be a better person, teacher or parent, then this is for you". JL