Lynne talks about the misperceptions about Equine Therapy and the unique approach offered at Beachwood.
The story of how Lynne and Rajah became partners and what he taught her about being chosen.
Lynne describes why horses are uniquely positioned to help us heal from stress and stress related illness,
Sam discusses the reasons horses are unique as healers.
Lynne describes how she began to understand the power of horses to help heal humans.
Why Beachwood? What's the mission?
Lynne describes for Reuben how horses help us heal.
Sam talks about why people are crazy about horses.
Lynne talks about how we respond when we are triggered, and how horses can teach us to change that response.
A bit about understanding the ways our minds protect us from our childhood trauma
Lynne talks about the problem of stress and how to prevent stress related illness.
For the past 20 years, I have experienced first-hand the healing powers of the horse.
That immediate feeling of peace and serenity that would envelope me as soon as I breathed in that sweet mixture of horse, hay, and pine shavings and wrapped my arms around the neck of a sweet horse was hard to describe as anything other than magical. I felt as though my worries and fears would dissipate the second I looked into the eyes of my calm, trusting horse.
I was fortunate enough to grow up around horses. To own them, love them, and compete them. I always felt deeply connected to these animals and no matter what kind of day I had, I needed to share the good and the bad with my horse. I knew he would always listen in his safe, non-judgmental way and I would find peace in his counsel. Having that relationship with my horse allowed me to get through some of some of the hardest days of my life. Horses were more than just the accessory to my sport, they were my trusted friends, confidants, and warm shoulders to lean on.
As my life took many different turns, horses remained the constant in my life. They were there to remind me that I always had the power within me to remain true to who I am and live my best life. As I finished up my master’s degree, I again began to ponder where my life would take me next. I tried to picture a way in which I could make a living with horses to help people heal, whether it be physical or mental. I wanted people to have access to what I had experienced all those years. Not long after these thoughts began ruminating, a request for a student to help with data collection for a local equine therapy center came across my desk. Not knowing what this volunteer position would eventually bring, I reached out to the professor handling the data, and set up a meeting with her. We began streamlining the data collection process and created an online database. I began to look into the therapy itself, and I met Lynne.
Upon meeting Lynne and learning the story of how she figured out this unique and beautiful process of healing with horses, I realized she had found a way to make available to anyone the healing process that we as equestrians had experienced; exactly what I had begun quietly wishing I could do in the back of my mind. I wanted to experience the therapy myself, so I began as a client, working with Lynne and Rajah; one of Beachwood’s incredible healers.
I knew immediately that this work was something I needed to pursue and that this would be the next step in my life. I began intensive training with Lynne and the horses, learning every day new ways of intentionally connecting with horses to allow them to help us heal. I felt incredibly lucky to be able to learn the Beachwood method and to be able to be a part in this new way of allowing people to unburden their pasts and shift their perspectives to live into the greatest versions of themselves.
I am now a few months into working with my own clients and I am continuously reminded of how incredibly lucky I am to be able to do this work every day. Horses are magnificent healers, and they do so without expecting anything in return. A horse does not care about the clothes you wear, the car you drive, or the job title you hold. They only care that you are free and able to be your aligned self. Watching them selflessly perform the healing they do every day is both humbling and magical, and I’m truly honored to participate as a partner.
Lynne shares a bit about how horses help us heal.
Beachwood is throwing open the barn doors!
We have been named one of RI’s “Coolest Companies” for our innovative approach to helping people heal with horses.
Come and meet our herd, tour the farm and learn how your participation can help someone in our community overcome anxiety, trauma, grief or another one of many stress related illnesses
Thursday, September 27, 2018 5:00-7:00 pm
2150 Tower Hill Road Saunderstown, RI 02874
RSVP (401)788-9110 firstname.lastname@example.org
by Courtney Gabrielson August 21, 2018
Perhaps one of the loveliest trends in the startup world — besides driving change for the better, duh — is the increasingly crazy ways companies make their cultures incredible.
For some, it’s a beautiful environment. For others, its snacks, parties, cool trips and other swanky amenities that make ping pong tables look like relics. And then there’s those who, while they may have an awesome culture, it’s really their wild mission that sets them apart, or their heart for giving back to the community.
Regardless, we asked the Rhode Island startup and entrepreneurial community for input on which in-state companies were the coolest — and it answered the call. Together, with editorial insight, we developed a list of nominees.
You’ll notice we used the term “companies” loosely. There’s some awesome nonprofits and other entities on the list, but hey — cool doesn’t discriminate.
We’ll celebrate said nominees and debut the winners at the Coolest Companies Fest event at Sprout Coworking in Providence on Sept. 20. Haven’t gotten a ticket yet? Jump on that now.
And without further ado, our Coolest Companies nominees are (in alphabetical order):
- ALEX & ANI
- Beautiful Day
- Beachwood Center for Wellbeing
- Blazing Editions
- The Box Office
- Care Thread
- Doctor’s Choice
- Eat Drink RI
- Feast & Fettle
- The Floral Reserve
- Giant Shoulders
- Hope & Main
- Hope’s Harvest Rhode Island
- Isle Brewers Guild
- The Lady Project
- Medley Genomics
- Millennial Rhode Island
- MindImmune Technologies
- Mighty Well
- MLR Artist Management
- Nail Communications, Inc.
- New England Tonic & Syrup
- Pepper’s Closet
- Polaris MEP
- POP Uprise
- Power Docks
- Práctico Innovation
- Raising Readers
- Raskin Resources Productions
- RedDWG Library
- Social Enterprise Greenhouse
- Spire Space
- Sprout Coworking
- Starburst Labs
- Tech Collective
- Virgin Pulse
- Vitae Industries
- The Wellness Company
- Willie’s Superbrew
- Women in Leadership Nexus
- Your Heaven Audio
Don’t see your name on this list? Email us and let us know why your company deserves a spot.
Photo Credit: Carina Knig / EyeEm, Getty Images
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