- Equine Facilitated Learning
- Accredited Career and Life Coach, Relax Kids Coach
- Celtic Soul Facilitator and Mentor
Mary Berkery has from a young age been passionate about whole-person awareness and making informed, empowered personal and professional life choices. She left the business world and return to follow her passion one to being horses, the second personal empowerment, and now lives in the beautiful Westport, County Mayo in Ireland West. She runs equine-facilitated therapy programs, professional life coaching, and educational events in the form of 1-1 sessions, 1& 2-day retreats for individuals, couples and small groups, for their professional and personal development.
Mary is an Accredited Professional Life Coach with the International Coaching Federation, a Relax Kids Coach, Therapist, and have studied the Epona Now method of Equine Facilitated learning and Parelli programs in Natural Horsemanship. The retreats for young adults, business professionals run in Ireland, and Internationally. Mary offers transformative and exciting work for young adults. Poetry, another passion of Mary’s, resulted in the book “ On Earth “ with soul-inspired writings. We live in dynamic times. Marys expertise and unique gifts offer you tools and experiences to access your courageous heart and take consious action to live a joy and fulfilled life.
Nature and by being in Nature has always been my cathedral and teacher. Its seasons and rhythm has helped her stay connected to my own innate cycles" Mary says
From a young age, Mary had the 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 the 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 Marys life since age 2. When she ran 2 businesses in Dublin, Mary 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 and now Post COVID Lockdown, Mary 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.
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.
She facilitates 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.