What I Offer
Gestalt Coaching Method© (GCM) is taking the world of self-development by storm and I'm one of only a handful of certified practitioners in the world.
Through a deep, experiential process I offer you a new way of knowing yourself. Of becoming deeply in touch with the parts of you that guide you to your biggest dreams, plans, and visions.
My philosophy is that people are whole. YOU are whole. Through this unique method I stand with you, shoulder to shoulder and heart to heart as you silence the trolls and empower your inner guides.
At Beyond the Horse, clients experience the life-shifting power of Gestalt through Individual Coaching Sessions (with or without the horses), Phone Coaching, Couples & Family Sessions, Workshops, Dream Theater, Job Site/Team Building, and Cowgirl Retreats. Learn more.
I began my journey toward what is now Beyond the Horse in 2014. I had this dream...to combine self development with the most amazing creatures on the planet: horses.
After a long study of every equine-assisted program out there, I didn't think I would ever find what I was looking for. I built my "Arena of Dreams" and the universe quickly stepped in and dropped the field of Gestalt in my lap. Funny how that works, right? Ready or not, here comes your next chapter.
Gestalt combines my core beliefs: that we are whole, we all have our unique answers within, and nothing feels better than authenticity
What is Gestalt?
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
To learn more about the method, please visit the Touched by a Horse website.