Are You Ready to Become a Champion For Hope?
96% saw a more Hopeful Future.
In a recent scientific study of the Equine Gestalt Coaching Method 96% of participants were more hopeful at the end of their horse session than before it began.
We are dedicated to supporting both the practitioners trained in the method and recipients who will benefit from the Equine Gestalt Coaching Method (EGCMethod®).
Horse Medicine is Powerful.
Blessed are those who experience
the whispers from a horse’s heart.
Melisa Pearce, Touched By a Horse
The EGCMethod® is an experiential method of coaching in partnership with a horse.
Clients who participate in experiential therapies report more impactful results and longer lasting change when compared with talk therapy. Gestalt has been successfully employed for decades in mental health practices to help clients with everything from PTSD to personal growth.
At the heart of the methodology, Gestalt is about creating wholeness in the present moment. A concept that most modern humans don't learn to practice. We tend to live in the past and the future — not the present.
Horses, on the other hand, are experts at present moment and the perfect partners for a Gestalt coach.
In the EGCMethod, the horse is an active co-coach with the human facilitator. This coaching duo work together to help the client discover, explore, and experiment in the present moment that which the client's body, mind, and spirit determine should be examined.
This unique coaching method was developed by horse-human healing movement leader, Melisa Pearce of Touched by a Horse. Melisa perfected the method in her own mental health practice and then began an intensive certification program to teach others how to effectively combine Gestalt and equine assisted coaching.
All Hope Through Horses coaches are trained in the EGCMethod and have completed Melisa's two-year intensive program.
What we do...
Hope Through Horses, Inc. is a
501(c)(3) Non Profit with the mission to
"Share the Healing Power of Horses and Transformative Coaching
with the World".
We help the EGCM Coaches and their EGCM Clients. We also help the EGCM Coaching Horse Partners.
We offer scholarships to those wishing to become Certified EGCM Practitioners.
We provide grants and donations for Certified EGCM Practitioners to develop or expand their businesses.
We provide grants & donations supporting EGCM clients.
We are Champions for HOPE.
Who can benefit from the EGCMethod coaching?
ANYONE who wants to let go of their past and/or create a positive future can benefit from the EGCMethod. Some common reasons for seeking an EGCMethod coach include:
• PTSD and trauma;
• Unresolved childhood issues;
• Recovery from addiction;
• Life transitions;
• End of life resolution;
• Combat trauma;
• Family and teen counseling;
• Couples and marriage improvement;
• Body image;
• Reinvention of self;
• Conflict mediation;
• Human empowerment;
• Leadership discovery.
EGCMethod coaches come from all walks of life and specialize in a myriad of niches — from dentists to bullying; from addiction recovery to military veterans and PTSD.
Certified EGCMethod coaches must complete an intensive two-year program including:
• Weekly teleclasses;
• Monthly individual coaching sessions;
• Eight 3 1/2 day hands-on workshops;
• Foundation session hands-on workshop;
• Monthly community calls;
• Personal work;
Certified EGCMethod coaches are backed by the EGCM Association and any issues are brought to a appointed Ethics Board to insure the highest quality resolution.