Navigating the trails of life...
with the help of a horse.

Three Horses


ge·stalt   /ɡəˈSHtält/

Gestalt is a German word meaning wholeness. 

Life happens. With or without permission, experiences happen in our lives that call for parts of our personality to show up and get us through. But what happens when fear resides long after an event? Anxiety? Worry? Stuckness? 

What happened to our inner champion? The brave one? Fearless? Courageous? And motivation, where the heck did that go? And this voice, this inner troll, what a jerk!


You may notice others succeeding in life: great career, happy partnerships, joy - while you seemingly catch bad breaks time and time again. You may ask, "What's wrong with me?" 


Gestaltists like me say, "Nothing. You are whole." The answers that you seek are within you. YOU can achieve all the success that you seek. And I have a method for bringing your answers, your truths, your joys from outside of your awareness and into practice in your life. Gestalt is life-shifting and self empowering. 


​Gestalt is not talk-therapy. It's not another list of things "to-do". It's not reading someone else's advice in a regurgitated self help book.


Gestalt is a mind, body, and heart experience. I will not give you band-aids. Instead, I will offer you the opportunity to heal, grow, shift, experience and...and...and... the possibilities are endless.


​The Equine Gestalt Coaching Method® was developed by Melisa Pearce, a core founder since 1989, of the horse to 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.  ©Melisa Pearce




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