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Compassionate Horsemanship teaches us about honoring and supporting the whole horse, and through working with them, we gain powerful insights into our own character. We increase our self awareness and learn to align our body with our mind and spirit. We work to create clarity, calm and consistency. Most of all, compassionate horsemanship teaches us to become much better listeners. To ourselves, to others, and to the universe.
The Equine Gestalt Coaching Method furthers these benefits by helping us to resolve unfinished business from our past and remove roadblocks to our well being. By identifying where we might be stuck and creating a clear path for freeing ourselves from our own limiting beliefs we pave the way for greater health and happiness.
Christina is a certified Equine Gestalt Coach and a certified Reach Out To Horses Trainer. Her mentors, Melisa Pearce and Anna Twinney have provided two complimentary expert approaches to understanding the inherent healing nature and the silent language of horses. It is through their unique insights and raw unfiltered feedback that horses can lead us to wholeness and healing. Through helping us cultivate a greater awareness of ourselves and others we can learn to tap into our own inner wisdom - our intuition, more mindfulness and more authenticity.
Christina and her husband Bart own and operate Airy Hill Stables in Chestertown, Maryland. Christina offers coaching sessions for individuals, couples, families, groups and corporate leadership and team-building. She also hosts private and personal retreats for anyone looking for renewal.
"Christina's dedication, love and belief in her profession, her horse and me, was contagious and inspiring. She made our session real, she made it fun. Christina and Jade helped me find a simple answer to my challenge. Together we developed ideas that have exponential value and helped me to show up as the very best version of myself." ~ Jaclyn M.
"Christina is such an amazing coach. She made me feel safe enough to open up about something that I have never opened up about to anyone. I feel as though a huge weight has been taken off my shoulders and that this will no longer rule my life. Thank you so much for all of your support." ~Lyndsey S.
"Christina expertly helped me tap into my own wisdom as I negotiated a major life change. As I squirmed and struggled with my inner conflicts, Christina guided me to a solution that felt absolutely right to me. She then helped me create a plan moving me forward from inner strife to inner peace. Thank you Christina for mid-wifing me through this transition! Your patience, humor and steadfast commitment to my highest good made this process both successful and fun!" ~Emily G.
"I have worked with Christina in person at a workshop and also have had Christina as a phone coach. Christina offers a unique gift to the world, to me: her presence. When I am working with her, I feel seen and heard. She offers compassion and wisdom while encouraging me to find what's right for me and my journey. By assisting me in tapping into my own innate wisdom, I have found clarity, focus and forward motion. And healing. Christina has been instrumental in helping me make peace with parts of my past. Parts which had been causing me much pain. I am truly grateful to have such an amazingly powerful personal coach. ~Vicki J.
"Spending time with my horse, Jo, at Christina's Power Of Connection Workshop strengthened my bond with him. The subtle energy I used to connect with Jo during the practice allowed for more room in my heart to listen and love. Thank you Christina for giving us space to remember such profound communication." ~Erin H.
"All of the work Tera has done with Christina has given her an amazing and solid foundation. This incredible base will help Tera manage all the challenging facets of her life with strength and the confidence that she can handle whatever she encounters."
"Christina is a masterful guide who imbues the whole experience with confidence and a warm healing presence. An hour with Christina and the horses and the natural beauty of the land does more for me than a week's vacation. Stress dissolves and I leave happy, open and joyfully alive." ~Marlene Z.
"Christina has helped me so much. My attitude about life has totally changed since working with her. I feel like a huge burden has been lifted off my shoulders and I am so much more positive." ~Amy M.
"Christina is nothing short of an amazing coach! Her work with our group of public safety professionals brought our effectiveness as a team to a whole new level. As a licensed mental health professional attached to this specialized unit, I found her coaching insights, skills and abilities to be of superior quality. Christina's synergistic partnership with her horses created a supportive environment where beneficial change happened. For that, we are deeply grateful!" ~Dr. T.
"Christina offers a wealth of experience and knowledge for creating and facilitating equine assisted programs. Our counseling center trains intern psychotherapists and Christina authored an amazing agenda to help our team with self-awareness, holding power, leadership and attunement. It was a pleasure to work with Christina and be in the beautiful setting of her ranch." ~Andrew Rose, LPC, Director, Boulder Emotional Wellness