16-24 September 2023
INNER POWER WITH HORSE POWER
The Sun Dance Ranch is organizing unique personal development coaching weeks from 2015 with great succes.
During this week you will discover how you can get the best out of yourself and your life with the help of horse power or as we say: Equine assisted therapy. Are you looking for more balance and peace in your life? Or don’t you feel good in your own body or can you use a bit more self confidence?
Give yourself this amazing present!
Everyone deserves to get the best out of themselves!
If you develop your inner strength then you will experience more peace, balance and space. You suffer less from stress and you can be who you really are. Horses are true teachers in this. We are supported in this week by the inspiring environment of the Sun Dance Ranch where a herd of horses lives in freedom all year round.
During this coaching journey you will discover how to get the best out of yourself and your life with horsepower and horse coaching.
* You’re not feeling good?
* Worry much?
* Do you suffer from stress?
* You can use some more self confidence?
* You have too little energy?
* Are you always there for others but you forget yourself?
* Do you feel that others run over you?
It doesn’t have to be like that…. Everyone deserves to get the best out of themselves.
In Sweden you will discover how you can use your inner power to get the best out of yourself. As a result, you’ll get a lot more rest, space and relaxation in your life. You’ll discover your hidden qualities and how you can use these to feel better. Not only during the trip, but especially afterwards. You’ll get practical tools to use in your everyday life. So that you not only can get the best out of yourself, but also the best out of your life!
Method horse coaching
What is ‘horse coaching’?
Horse coaching is a relatively new method when training, coaching and therapy is used. It comes from America and in it’s called several names (including horse coaching, horse as a mirror, horse assist work and horse as co-trainer).
Horse coaching is a method where you learn by the mirror (feedback) of the horse. With horse coaching you don’t ride the horse, but we work from the ground. When necessary, the feedback from the horse gets translated by a professional coach. The horse coach also helps you to use the feedback in practice.
We’re not only going on a trip to Sweden, we also make a personal progress journey. This is an experience you will never forget. This week is all about your progress. You don’t have to take care of others (in fact, we take care of you!) this week. It’s really all about you. You deserve to feel good and be happy. Not only for yourself, but also (right?!) for the people around you. Because you can only take care of others if you take good care of yourself.
This coach travel provides you with the following:
- You know who you really are and what your hidden qualities are so you can use them in your daily life.
- You have more energy and you know how you can supply energy again and again at times when you need it.
- You’ve noticed what it is to be here and now and use this in your everyday life,
- You have discovered how you can stop worrying and create tranquility in your head.
- You have experienced how it feels if you really are in connection with yourself.
- You know which steps you need to take to get more out of your life.
Act: Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
This intensive coach week takes place in a small group (max 6 participants). You’ll be guided all week by 1 or 2 coaches in co-operation with the horses of the ranch. Normally a horse coaching session takes about 1-1.5 hours. Now you have a whole week for yourself to work together with the horses. A unique opportunity to really work with and on yourself!
During the week we are working in 3 steps that help to boost your inner strength. Every day we offer coach sessions. Of course, we work every day with the horses, but in addition we will also use other forms of coaching and exercises so you can extract as much as possible from this week.
We work according to a structured model that is based on a (scientifically based) psychological model ACT, translated to horse coaching. Although horse coaching is sometimes seen as a shady method but there is nothing shady about horse coaching. You’re going to get started with proven effective methods and principles supplemented with energy exercises and other awareness techniques.
The ACT step-by-step plan with 3 main steps to increase the inner strength in yourself.
1: understanding yourself
2: connecting with yourself
3: dedication to yourself
Anita graduated in May 2015 as a horse coach (with CVPC Centre for Horse Coaching) and has been organizing one or more coaching weeks every year since 2015. Anita combinates ACT methode together with her heart and connection with her horses to guide you throught this wonderful week. She owns the Sun Dance Ranch and an amazing herd of horses.
Of course everyone is different and does not work the same. Therefore everyone follows the same 6 steps, but in their own way. There is plenty of room to experience what works for you and what doesn’t. In this way, you collect tools which you can use at home in your daily life. The goal is not only to grow during this trip but also afterwards, so you can get more out of your life.
The intensive parts of the program are alternated with relaxation so you’re going home full of energy. Because we work in a small group, we can adjust the program to what’s best for you. So you really make your own journey.
You will get the most out of this week (and out of yourself!) if you are someone who:
- you are motivated to work on yourself and believe that you deserve to be happy/happier
- you have affinity with horses and preferably already experienced that horses give you power
- You love nature and you are looking forward to stay a week in nature.
- You are willing to support your group members in their personal process and be powerful together.
- You are someone who like to experience and feel and you are going through things instead of just talk about personal development.
Location Sun Dance Ranch
This coach week takes place at Sun Dance Ranch in Sweden. This is a popular holiday destination for many horse and nature lovers. The ranch is situated on a beautiful location in the middle of the big forests of Sweden. The ranch is owned and run by the Dutchman Anita and the Swede Anders. Together they make sure that you will have a good time and they take you on trips (by foot and on horseback) through the impressive Swedish nature.
We eat every day at the ranch or take a picnic with us. You’ll stay in a traditional Swedish cottage (wooden house). The package is based on a double room with shared bathroom. There are also some single rooms available.
The herd horses at the ranch are perfect for horse coaching because they live all year round in the herd very close to their natural life. The horses are trained on a horse friendly way (through Natural Horsemanship). All horses are ridden bitless and without iron shoes. In this way Sun Dance Ranch provides the horses a life as natural as possible. However, the horses are not “wild” but extremely people oriented and friendly.
The horses at the ranch show us how you can be very powerful in a friendly way. And that’s something you can too!