Healing with horses

Equine Gestalt Sessions

Horses and Gestalt

Gestalt is an experiential therapy that leads to greater self-awareness and wholeness. Loosely translated as “flowing into full form,” the aim of Gestalt is to restore an individual to a sense of balance and integrity within themselves.

As an Equine Gestaltist™ and certified coach, I create a safe space so you can go deep and find greater clarity around any areas that may be holding you back from living your full potential. In our work together, the horses will coach beside me as we explore and unwind negative beliefs and behaviors that do not align with your true values. In a co-active process, we explore with curiosity and openness any past challenges or traumas that may still be locked into your psyche and release any emotional residue using a somatic-based approach. The horses will support you on an emotional level as well as energetically as they tune into your vibrational field and balance your energy field through this healing process.

In our sessions, we may explore family dynamics, temperament, and other coaching tools to unlock the healing potential within yourself. These sessions are meant for anyone looking for support on their journey towards greater mental health, personal transformation, and freedom.

I offer individual and group Equine Gestalt Sessions for youth and adults. I also offer phone and zoom coaching as an adjunct to the personal work we do with the horses at the barn.

Equine Gestalt Sessions slots are available starting in July 2024. Please contact me for more information and to learn how the horses can support you on your healing path. You can reach me at (203) 356-5144 or via email at natacha@herdmiracles.com.

See below for more information on the Equine Gestalt Coaching Method®.

The Equine Gestalt Coaching Method®

The Equine Gestalt Coaching Method@ was developed by Melisa Pearce, a core founder since 1989, of the horse-human healing movement. The experiential nature of the method involves the horse as an active partner with the coach in the client’s exploratory process. The integrative approach of the equine’s interaction combined with positive coaching, somatic awareness guidance and Gestalt methodology, assists the client in examine their life and choices made with a focus on designing a positive future.


Agreed they felt better about themselves at the conclusion of the Equine Gestalt Coaching session than at its beginning.”


Would participate in this coaching program again.


Agreed they felt more hopeful about their future at the conclusion of the Equine Gestalt Coaching session than at its beginning.


Natacha is very present when she works and helped me stay with a very difficult session so that I was able to resolve and let go of the hold my mother had on me. Because of her ability, I feel like I can finally breathe and I am so much more free than before our work together.

Sue K

Grand Rapids, MI

From the moment I sat down with Natacha, I was met with patience and understanding. She led me through an experience where I gained a lot more clarity about myself. I left with greater confidence about my life purpose and calling. I couldn’t be more grateful to her! 

P.S. The way the horse participated in the work blew my mind and was so affirming!

Joanna H

Waxahachie, TX

Natacha was amazing. She held space for me while I came to awareness around a cycle of bad behavior I was inflicting on myself. She assisted me in finding my light bulb moments and I feel lighter.

Kristin G

Mitchell, SD

Natacha Streiff
Herd Miracles LLC
Fairfield County, CT
(203) 356-5144