The Benefits of EGCM
EGCM is based on Gestalt (which means wholeness) principles. The process is experiential in nature and deeply tied to somatics (body response). This holistic approach allows for complete release of energy and emotional blocks or pain. Almost all EGCM clients experience permanent resolutions to the issues worked on during their session and find that the process elicits lasting change in their lives.
Individuals from all walks of life and all ages can benefit from EGCM coaching. Some common reasons people seek the help of an EGCM coach include (but are not limited to):
• Human Empowerment
• Life Transitions
• Childhood Trauma
• End of Life Resolution
• Family & Teen Counseling
• Combat Trauma
• Couples & Marriage Improvement
• Body Image
• Victim Recovery
• Conflict Mediation
• Empty Nest & Retirement Adjustment
• Reinvention of Self
• Corporate Team Building
• Leadership Discovery
Basically, any situation where a life change, trauma or incident has deeply effected you or when you want to clear past influences out of your way to growth, EGCM can benefit you.
EGCM is NOT psychotherapy. EGCM can be used with or without a therapy program.
Some EGCM coaches specialize in specific topics or life experiences, others have a more general practice. Visit EGCM.com to find the best coach for your individual situation.
What to Expect During Your EGCMethod Session
There are some things you need to know in preparation for your EGCM session whether you participate in a private or a group setting.
• Wear appropriate clothing (something you don’t mind wearing in a barn).
• Consider the weather when choosing clothes.
• Wear closed toed shoes for safety.
You may also want to bring a journal with you to your EGCM session or workshop. Many people find it helpful to write about the epiphanies they experience during their sessions for later review and consideration. Journaling is also especially helpful when you experience EGCM in a group setting. As you watch others in your group experience the EGCM process, it will often elicit a deep and lasting response within you. In EGCM, we call this Borrowed Benefit™ and it can be truly awesome and powerful.
If you have any questions prior to or during your session, feel free to express them to your coach.
Just so you are aware, EGCM is an “in the moment” process — your EGCM coach will therefore not need personal information prior to your session. It is a principle of the EGCMethod that all of us carry the answers to our problems within us — the EGCM coach and their equine partner are there to guide and facilitate the process of discovery with you.
This video really helps explain how Gestalt, horses and coaching all work together.