The Touched by a Horse Podcast

Welcome back to the Touched By a Horse Podcast! Today Melisa shares with her beloved, Dane, an excerpt from her book, “What the Heck is Gestalt?” Take a listen and learn how Melisa was first introduced to Gestalt,  how her horses came to be involved in the practice, and how her life, professional and personal, was changed forever. You don’t want to miss this! 

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It’s GIVING TUESDAY! And what better way to celebrate than by hearing more about our favorite non-profit and partial sponsor of the podcast, Hope Through Horses? Hope Through Horses provides funding for organizations and individuals committed to and involved in improving the lives of individuals and horses partners through the Equine Gestalt Coaching Method® and other Touched By A Horse® horse-human healing methods. We are so lucky to be joined by Kelli Lanphere, Co-Founder, Director & President, who talks us through where it all began and how YOU can help those on their journey to healing. 

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The Brady Bunch may have made it seem pretty simple, but in reality, creating and growing a blended family takes patience, love, and one heck of a sense of humor! Today Melisa and Dane are chatting about their experience as a blended family and raising their children together. Through big laughs and difficult times, listen in as this dedicated pair shares stories that will simultaneously make you laugh and warm your heart. Welcome to the family! 

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Welcome back, healing herd! Join Melisa today as she talks with dear friend and EGC graduate Adrianna Alexander. Adrianna is a Certified Equine Gestalt Coach, lifelong horse girl, and owner and founder of Exquisite Strides. She and her horses work with women to help them overcome their toughest challenges and achieve their highest goals. Listen in to hear about the fantastic work Adrianna is doing! 

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Welcome good friend, colleague, and graduate of the EGC program, Kim Beer to the podcast! Kim is a gifted photographer, entrepreneur, podcaster, and teacher to many. Today she and Melisa discuss their journey together as well as Kim’s journey to healing with Gestalt. You won’t want to miss this inspiring story. 

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Gather around the metaphorical campfire for an old-fashioned catch-up with your dear friends Melisa and Dane! They’ve got some updates on the status of their “International Peace Site” and some additions to the farm that you’re just going to love! Get your marshmallows ready and listen in about what’s happening back at the ranch. 

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You know the expression, “It takes a village”? Well, today on Touched By a Horse Melisa and Dane sit down to talk about the importance of theirs. Hiring and delegating to a staff you can trust is an absolute must for any entrepreneur. Listen to hear about who is on the team, as well as highlights and mistakes Melisa has made and learned from along the way! You might even hear her talk about you!

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Hello again, Healing Herd! Today on the podcast we welcome good friend and EGC graduate, Evie Rose! Evie Rose is the owner and founder of Voices From The Scars, an international speaker, certified Equine Gestalt practitioner, and Brainspotting facilitator. Listen in as these two healers discuss Evie Rose’s journey with Gestalt, the incredible programs she leads, and the way she’s healed herself through this practice. 

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Another incredible Summit Weekend come and gone, and Melisa and Dane are sitting down to share it all with us! Tune in as they detail the moments of laughter, some bittersweet reflections, and the overall accomplishment of this year’s graduates. You won’t want to miss the incredible gift bestowed upon Melisa and Dane this year! Take a load off and listen.

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Hey there, Healing Herd! Today we welcome EGC Alum Nancy De Santis to the podcast! Nancy is a Resilience Coach, a certified Equine Gestalt Coach, and the Founder of Wisdom Way For Warriors, a holistic coaching program available at Crossed Arrows Ranch through Horses For Heroes. Today Melisa and Nancy discuss her work with veterans and the healing power of horses. 

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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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