Cantering to your leadership
Through your interactions with horses, you will gather some unique feedback about your questions. The attitude of the horse will allow you to decide and to act as leader of your life, that is to say, as someone with knowledge and self-confidence.
In fact, the session will start by a conversation where you will plant your objective. While we are talking, horses will soaked your voice intonations, your body language, your vibes and your cardiac rythme. At the same time, they will feel any emotion or tension in your body.
Horse sense solutions
Then, you will be invited to explore your theme in contact with horses through a dynamic, a ground work exercise or a systemic constellation.
After having conversed genuinely with an animal that can’t lie or manipulate you, deciding on an action plan will be the final step. Ultimately, the next actions will be based on a right and realistic representation of the situation.
Meanwhile, your individual session or your team-building event will allow you:
– to identify the obstacles – unconscious and conscious dynamics in relation to your objective
– to experiment different trails to improve the situation through the equestrian experience
– to seed your action plan
Sarah is single and she wants a romantic relationship. When she is being asked which kind of partner she is looking, she answered with a list of requirements. Then, she is invited to represent this ideal man in the arena with the help of cones and circles. She actually needs to go in this area with a horse called Zayeed but Zayeed stops before getting to the area of the ideal man. It does not want to move any more. In fact, Sarah realises that she has too many requirements. Instead of helping her to filter and to identify the right men for her, her very specific list is not allowing her to give a chance to anyone. Ultimately, she lets her ideal go and leaves with only 2 requirements to start a romantic relationship.
Charles is a manager over 50 years old. In fact, he is the head of a familial company. Gerard, his assistant has been working for the family for many years now. On one hand, Charles is unable to say anything to Gerard when he shows up late, when he makes mistakes in his reports and where he shows a lack of engagement in his work. On the other hand, Charles believes that Gerard has a lot of potential and is able to reach his objectives. Some frustration and anger have started to accumulate and Charles found himself scared to hurt Gerard if he expresses his critics. His coaching session is the perfect time to work on his leadership skills with a horse called Foxel. When Charles is using the rope to walk with Foxel, the rope is loose and is touching the floor. Charles does not notice it and walks on the rope. This movement creates a tension in the rope and Foxel is taken by surprise: he almost tripped over Charles. By letting the rope that loose, Charles realizes that he has created some insecurity for Foxel. After that, Charles decides to change his body language: he opens his shoulder and he is holding the rope shorter. Foxel is like hypnotised by him and is following him without any need of force. Through this session, Charles understands that by setting up a clear and safe framework at work, he can let go of his frustration and provide a sense of safety and stability for Gerard. Back at work, he applies this new code through his body language, sets up some rules with Gerard who answers without protestation and with enthusiasm.
Pablo wants to find a fulfilling job. He has been offered a job in Asia. It looks like a beautiful opportunity for his career. However, Pablo has some doubts if he should accept the offer or not. Pablo has represented his situation in the arena: there is a way and 2 directions, one direction is “staying in Barcelona” and the other one is “taking the job in Asia”. When he goes on the direction “taking the job in Asia” with the horse Bandito, Bandito gets extremely nervous and Pablo almost lost control of it. When Pablo goes in direction of “staying in Barcelona”, Bandito gets calm immediately. Through this dynamic, Pablo got to discover the emotional layer (versus rational) of his choice and finds clarity: he has been living in Barcelona for few years, he loves it and he does want to go. He prefers for another opportunity to come up in Barcelona instead of taking this job in Asia. After the session, he decides to intensify his job search in Barcelona.