Horses are powerful, dignified creatures. Strong in their softness, and remarkably willing companions for all the adventures (and misadventures) of their human riders. For people who love horses, there is no replacement for their presence and healing, and the richness of the dynamic relationship of horse and rider.
On today’s episode of The Soft Focus, Corinne discusses the power of horses for healing with Emily Anderson of Embodying Wild. Emily describes herself and her work as an “ever-evolving wild-woman with a gift for reconnecting people with the source of their power. She is an intuitive healer, a spiritual guide and the founder of Embodying Wild, a healing space that supports individuals through online coaching, group retreats, and heart-centered partnership with horses.”
In this discussion, Emily walks Corinne through the principles behind her work, and how she practices somatic techniques with clients, as well as in her own life. Emily graciously shares her own connection to the working ranch in Montana she calls home, how horses bring her back to her true nature in the present moment, and how her practices open her heart to a fuller experience of living.
Emily and Corinne discuss:
- Horses as conduits for healing, and mirrors for the present moment
- The parallels between equine energy and feminine energy
- The trauma in the collective of the horse around autonomy, freedom, wildness, and connection to the body
- The magic of simply *being* with horses, as opposed to operating from an agenda
- Implementing the intention of reciprocity
- The power of investigating “why?”
- Cultural yin/yang imbalances
- Building yin energy in women as a remedy for the epidemic of burnout
- Nurturing the somatic landscape with horses
- Children’s connection to wonderment and how that can be transformational
- Sabine Birmann’s philosophy of Being with Horses
- Emily’s approach of partnering with energy instead of attempting to tame it or contain it
- The practice of dropping the agenda and attachment to outcomes so that a real conversation and experience can emerge
- Emily’s relationship with grief as a teacher, and how she honors it
- Emily’s visceral connection to death in her life on a working ranch
- Accepting the full spectrum of feeling as the gateway to somatic work
- The importance of ritual to connect us to the meaning of the passage of time.
- The beauty in solemnity
- Emily’s experience connecting back to her lineage as a healer
- How to connect with Emily’s offerings
You can find Emily online on her website embodyingwild.com and @embodying_wild.
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