- Equine Facilitated Learning
- Accredited Career and Life Coach
- Celtic Soul Facilitator and Mentor
Hello and here is a little bit about me . I am is passionate about whole person health and personal awareness and empowerment . We need to do what it takes to live from an authentic and soul filled self. I decided to leave the business world and return to her top two passions; the first being horses, the second personal empowerment and moved to the beautiful Westport, County Mayo, where now runs equine facilitated learning and therapy programs in the form of one to one -sessions, day retreats and weekend events for both professional and personal development for indiviltuals, couples and groups
I am Accredited Professional Life Coach with International Coaching Federation. In addition, she has studied the Epona Now method of Equine Facilitated learning and Parelli programs in Natural Horsemanship. She is a Relax Kids Coach and runs workshops for young adults, business professionals in Ireland and Internationally. Allied with over 40 years extensive horsemanship experience, her Equine Assisted Learning Facilitation skills, as well as her business acumen, Mary offers transformative and exciting work for people both in their professional and personal lives. Poetry, another passion of Mary’s, resulted in the book “ On Earth “ with soul inspired writings to imbue and enhance presence.
Nature and been in Nature has always been my cathedral and teacher. Its seasons and rhythm has helped her stay connected to her own innate cycles.
From a young age I had an ability to perceive other realities in and through this world. She grew up in the Golden Vale of Ireland in a place called Knocksounsa, meaning the Hill of November. It was said that on November eve Oct 31st, the land and the hill she lived beside, was left without livestock, so that the little people of sacred hill, could come out and play and celebrate the Celtic New Year.
The Retreats bring these influences in the form of times in nature and allowing nature in the form of megalithic and nature sanctuaries with her equine assistances are teachers and guides. There are also exercises with attunements, journaling and body centering that assists people connect to their innate essence and rhythm
Horses have always been part of my life since age 2. When I ran 2 businesses in Dublin, I would regularly go out to Wicklow to ride and just be with these awake and aware beings. “I would come home feeling more relaxed, less speedy in my mind and more creative and calm in my business decisions.” “Their pure essence helped me come more back to my true self,” she said
In our world of high tech, I have perceived that people are becoming more and more disconnected from themselves and their innate essence. The Corporate world does not allow time for empathy or soul nourishment, but marches to a mechanical beat rather than to a living flowing harmony.
I understand that people need to connect more deeply to themselves before this society becomes overwhelming and stressful. She sees that getting away from the digital world, being in nature for periods of time is the first step. These dynamic times demand dynamic approaches to authentic empowerment and the renewal of creativity and inner connection.
I now am following my passion in facilitating retreats and one to one sessions for young adults, business entrepreneurs, individuals, couples and groups. Her unique approach has proven to be an exciting new force in personal self-development, conscious empowerment, leadership skills and compassionate action in today’s climate. These dynamic times demand dynamic approaches to authentic empowerment and the renewal of creativity and inner connection. Mary Equine Facilitated Learning Therapy programs are in the form of one to one -sessions, tailored retreats and weekend events, for both professional and personal development.