Refining Women

What women can learn from horses:

  • Reconnect with true self and be all God intended her to be.
  • Learn non-verbal and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience emotional fitness free of anxiety.
  • Create healthy boundaries with others.
  • Be in good relationship with themselves and others.
  • Improve self-esteem and self-awareness.
  • Improve concentration and focus.
  • Develop trust and respect.
Refining Marriage

What couples can learn from horses:

  • Quality time that leaves a lasting impression.
  • Learning as unique and personal as each couple.
  • Inspiring and supporting core values that lead to a strong partnership.
  • Learning that challenges couples to be authentic and enhance communication.
  • Experiencing the power behind attitude and intent and how it affects your spouse.
  • Learning to read the messages behind emotions.
  • Exploring forgiveness & reconnect.
  • Acquiring insight to nonverbal cues and the affect on marriage.
  • Learn each others tendencies while at the same time improving emotional health, behaviour and communication.
Refining Youth

What youth can learn from horses:

  • Effective techniques to strengthen relationships.
  • Not every relationship is painful.
  • What it means to be present and listen.
  • Patience and love.
  • Honesty and trust.
  • How important each role is in the family.
  • How body language is often more powerful than words.
  • The art of giving, not just taking.
Mobile FEEL Program

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Emotional Intelligence

Horses Refining Heart’s approach teaches women and families to develop sensory awareness in order to read the intention of others and ask powerful questions in order to understand self and relationships coherently.  The real value of Emotional Intelligence is that it allows us to more accurately portray the love of Jesus. 

Horses are masters of awareness and they can help us become more aware of our emotions. Fear of feeling, blocks self knowledge and true connection.  This feeling will leave if you treat emotions as information.  To horses, emotion is simply information.  These lessons translate directly in our relationships in the human world. Once we’re aware of our emotions, we get better at understanding others.

“Emotional Intelligence describes the ability to understand one’s own feelings, and that of groups, and how these emotions can influence motivation and behavior.”

Emotional Intelligence has four parts:

  • Self-Awareness involves being aware of your emotions and your self. When and how do your emotions affect you? What are your strengths and weaknesses? How self-confident are you?
  • Self-Management is all about managing those emotions. When they surface, how do you handle them? Do they help you or hinder you? How good are you at using or changing destuctive emotion into something that will benefit you?
  • Social Awareness is the third compnent of EI. How empathetic are you? How long does it take you to figure out that someone’s had a bad day? How well do you navigate through family dynamics?
  • Relationship Management deals with how you manage relationships with others. Can you inspire a shared vision for a project or improvement? How well do you resolve conflict? How do you develop a team? Collaboration or competition?

“We human beings are extremely complex. Our emotions are only one aspect of our being, but they are a very important one. Actually, it has been said that emotions are the Christians number one enemy because they can easily prevent us from following the will of God. I think emotions have been a mystery for most of us Frequently we simply just don’t know why we feel the way we feel. We let emotions confuse us, and later that often leads us to making decisions we later regret.” — J.Meyer

"Very good program. Helped me look at my life in a different perspective and get through a tough time in my marriage."

W. Ataide

"I had the opportunity to experience 3 sessions of this program. Each session had me doing different activities with different horses. I really found the sessions very helpful and surprisingly revealing. Each session was so different but all 3 sessions had some significant lessons for me. At times, during the activities, I had to deal with anxiety towards interacting with the horses. Crystal was amazingly patient and gentle with me during these times and never insisted on me doing anything I didn’t want to do. It was definitely a worthwhile and beneficial experience for me. After each session I felt encouraged to reflect upon what I had learned about myself. I truly was blessed by my time with the horses and would highly recommend these sessions."

M. Seiler

"Recently, I was excited to be invited to experience some of the exercises involved in this new and excitign therapy. As a coach my interest was tweaked and I wished to find out if and how this new technique could help people in my practice. One of the first things you notice is that Crystal has an incredible relationship with horses, which allows her to work with and read them so very accurately. Being led through this wonderful program by her was a most enjoyable experience and one I will not quickly forget. Standing quietly with these wonderful animals in itself was incredibly peaceful and the insight gained from such an intimate connection with the horses, was truly unique and of great value. I found the experience insightful, exhilarating and calming all at the same time & can see how effectively this would work as therapy, especially around relationships & boundaries. I have no problem recommending this & indeed Crystal. Thank you Crystal, it was an honour."

Coach Lin

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(416) 520 - 3805


Innisfil, Ontario