From September 2021 onwards I will be using animals with the coaching on our HSP coaching farm in Wapenveld. Luna my coaching cow will be one year old by then. She is a highly sensitive animal and is a Holstein Friesian/Belgian Blue crossbred. She will be involved in the coaching to help clients reach their goals. She can for example help you feel grounded, so you will learn how to stay in your own energy. Also, she will reflect you by mirroring which will give you valuable insights. Everything will happen in your own pace, which you feel comfortable with.
The relationship between animals and humans is an interesting one. As a child I always felt more connected with animals than humans. Looking backwards most likely due to my highly sensitivity trait. While working as a volunteer on green care farms I noticed the calming effect of animals on autistic children and adults with mental health problems. I experienced how valuable it is to involve animals in the coaching by organising ‘Live your ikigai’ workshops with horse coach Klaske van der Horst.
I have always felt a special connection with cows and therefore, I kept three belted-galloway cows on our lifestyle block in New Zealand.
On the way to my HSP coaching farm: By involving cows in the coaching I am a pioneer. I have a lot of ideas to implement in the future. For example, organising walk-in afternoons for highly sensitive children and organising workshops for HSP adults. Please keep an eye on the agenda for future activities.