In this episode, I introduce you to Kiara Moore. Kiara is a Clinical Social Worker and Equine Assisted Therapist in Queenstown, New Zealand. She offers traditional room-based counselling and nature-based counselling. She runs her own private practice called Aspiring Therapy and is most passionate about supporting women who struggle with their mental health find a sense of belonging.
Many of Kiara's clients were disconnected from themselves and nature, and she started developing 'walk and talks.' Integrating horses into her therapeutic practice has been amazing, as many of her clients say they connect with animals more easily than humans. This led her to become trained as an equine therapist.
Connecting with animals is such a great bridge for people struggling to connect interpersonally. Having that outlet to connect to an animal and having that animal help you connect back to yourself.
Horses have this ability just to be non-judgemental and accept who you are.
So many women, when they're navigating change, they're re-learning to be that partner in their own life and trust themselves.
If that's where you are, then this is your invitation to press play on today's episode.
Kiara cuts right to the chase with this piece of wisdom:
"Many of my clients form a strong bond with the horse in the first session. They release a tremendous amount of emotions in that first session because of the self-acceptance and non-judgemental nature of the horse."
I had my first horse experience this past September at 41 years old.
You don't have to be a "horse person" to tune in.
Wisdom and grace are always close at hand in conversation with Kiara.
It's my pleasure to share her with you.
Here's how you can connect with Kiara and learn more about the tools and resources she mentioned in the episode:
Website: https://aspiringtherapy.co.nz/--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bloomnotesinbloom/message