COUNSELING & PERSONAL GROWTH
FOLLOW THE QUEST . . .
TO TRANSFORMED RELATIONSHIPS & WELL-BEING
Illuminate Your Pathway
Horse wisdom can help us be better humans. Navigating your personal and business life and living your full potential calls for the clarity of vision and purpose directed by a well-tuned inner compass. The horse’s unshakable authenticity can illuminate your pathway to a clearer sense of purpose, stronger relationships and greater self-awareness.
We offer individual, family or couples Equine Experiential Learning and Counseling sessions to promote healing, well-being, self-awareness and the skills to thrive. As an EponaQuest™ instructor and a licensed professional counselor (LPC), Lauren Loos integrates evidence based counseling strategies with the unique wisdom and talents of her equine colleagues to facilitate lasting change in her clients.
Equine Experiential Counseling
Equine Experiential Counseling is a healing modality accomplished in collaboration with horses. Using the EponaQuest™ approach, clients learn the meanings behind their emotions and how to set personal boundaries. They learn the importance of their own innate wisdom and how it informs their interactions with other humans and the natural world.
Individuals experience increased emotional health and well-being after participating in our programs. Couples, partners and families experience relationship breakthroughs and strengthened partnerships.
Equine Experiential Counseling differs from Learning sessions in that a problem or issue is defined, a treatment plan is completed, followed and adjusted as necessary. Equine Experiential Counseling may be used a an adjunct to traditional counseling or psychotherapy sessions.
Many concerns can be dealt with in partnership with horses. Equine Facilitated Counseling Sessions can address a number of mental health and human development issues including; depression, anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders, behavioral issues, attentional issues, relationship and communication problems. Those carrying scars left by trauma, including Veterans of the Armed Services, may experience emotional healing through guided interactions with horses, as well.
Our sessions feature non-riding activities in a safe and comfortable combined classroom/outdoor environment at various locations in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area.
“. . . even the gentlest mares and geldings will become noticeably agitated when the handler wears a mask of confidence and well being to hide anxiety. . . The body language of someone who is “putting on a happy face” is incongruent with . . . the emotional energy transmitted involuntarily by that individual who is actually afraid, frustrated or angry. . . Horses often mirror the precise emotion being suppressed, and then calm down the moment the handler simply acknowledges that feeling in himself - even if the emotion is still there. "– Linda Kohanov, Eponaquest website