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Riding Into Your Mythic Life: Transformational Adventures with the Horseby Patricia Broersma
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Broersma, a certified therapeutic riding instructor, combines her understanding of body-based healing modalities with her grasp of the power of myth in this guide for therapists, seekers, and educators. She explains the role of myth in building an engaged and fulfilled life, the purpose of making one's self a hero, and the capabilities of horses in making the quest. With each section she offers experience-proven exercises designed to prepare for change, develop an "imaginal" body and walk into mindfulness. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
By their very nature, horses are mythic creatures that represent the human journey at its greatest. In Riding into Your Mythic Life, therapeutic-riding instructor Patricia Broersma invites readers on an experiential journey of transformation through these amazing animals. Drawing from her 40 years of work with horses and her studies in mythology, body-based healing modalities, and healing touch, Broersma offers readers the opportunity to explore and expand their potential through powerful experiences with horses and mythology. She uses the stages of the heros journey first elicited by Joseph Campbell as a framework: each stage is presented with a discussion of its particular mythic aspect along with exercises that develop compassion, intuition, leadership, and more skillful methods of communication. Through these exercises, readers learn to reframe their lives into a larger vision, allowing even painful events to help perpetuate a life of renewed commitment, joy, and enthusiasm.
By their very nature, horses are mythic creatures that represent the human journey at its greatest. In her book, therapeutic-riding instructor Broersma invites readers on an experiential journey of transformation through these amazing animals.
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