The Touched by a Horse Podcast

Today on Touched By A Horse, Melisa talks with us about her book, “Eponalisa”. Listen in to hear about the inspiration behind the book, some of the lessons learned, and what readers have to say! Plus, Melisa gives tips for those looking to publish their own books. Listen in! 

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Today on the podcast, we welcome good friend and EGC graduate, Coach Jane Salko. Jane chats with Melisa about how she helps industry professionals fight burnout, her upcoming retreats, and how she met the love of her life…her horse, Paul! Listen in to hear about how YOU can work with Jane. 

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Welcome home, Melisa and Dane! And welcome back, listeners. Today, our favorite couple gives us the rundown on their month-long European adventure. Listen in for tales of planes, boats, Beatles, and more! 

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In life, it becomes easy to get so caught up in taking care of others that we forget to nurture ourselves. Does this sound like you? Today Melisa chats with us about nurturance and what has helped her to better nurture herself. How will you nurture yourself today?

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Do you have a negative self-belief, and you’re not sure why? Today Melisa delves into “introjects” and how moments from our past can hold us back in the present. Listen in to hear how Melisa has worked with previous clients to overcome this challenge. 

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Many of us have heard of and even sorted ourselves using the Myers-Briggs Personality Test to better understand ourselves and our partners. But did you know you can now test your horses? Join Melisa and Dane today as they break down the meaning of their own Myers-Briggs results and how Melisa translated this understanding into her book, Equusology, co-written with Caroline Fitzpatrick. Typology helps us better understand and get along with others, so why not apply it to our equine relationships? Listen in to learn how you can do just that! 

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Today we are revisiting Melisa's fascinating lesson around horses and somatics! We learn about Melisa’s journey into this work and how public interest in the subject has evolved over the years. You could say her talks on the topic went from “come again?” to standing room only… Join us to learn the importance of not only understanding our own chakras but our horses’ as well. This energetic exchange is a crucial part of healing through horses so perk up those ears and get ready to learn! 

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Today, we welcome Monica Hendrix to the podcast! Monica is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an EGC graduate. Listen in as Monica tells us about her work with first responders, healers, and why it’s so important for those in service of others to keep their cups full. You won’t want to miss this impactful conversation. 

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Dane is back on the podcast today! Join us as Melisa tells the story of the very first time she rode a horse and how it changed her life forever. Melisa also pulls this week’s card from her Whisper’s From a Horse’s Heart card deck. Will its wisdom bring you solace? Tune in to find out.

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Tiffany Sedorus, EGC graduate and Army veteran, joins Melisa on the podcast today! Listen in to hear about Tiffany’s journey to TBAH, how she specializes in Gestalt work for other veterans in need, and why this approach is different than any support they’ve been offered before. Veteran in need? Be sure to reach out for a free consultation with Tiffany. 

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Equine Gestalt Coaching Method™

Melisa developed the Equine Gestalt Coaching Method™, where there are two Gestaltists present with the client—one human and one equine. Together they provide a therapeutic approach to deep-process emotional healing through the experiential nature of Gestalt work. Contrary to talk therapy, Gestalt work is experiential in nature and offers one of the most efficient means of working with past trauma and finding wholeness.

As of early 2019, there are close to two hundred certified Equine Gestalt Coaching Method™ practitioners worldwide from countries as far away as South Africa and Singapore. These graduates, along with their equine partners, help their clients find positive futures and personal happiness. 

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