Testimonial for Life Coach Lorraine Meisner.
Some time back I discovered an ugly truth about my husband’s behavior and fell apart. My troubles where great and I felt I was losing control of myself when in company of friends and realized this has been going on for a while. My ability to communicate when things are wrong was non-existent and I was bottling everything up resulting in hurting the people around me. I got to the point where I felt I needed help and finally reached out; this was to a therapist while at work. After hearing part of my story Lorraine suggested that it would be very beneficial to me if I have her help as a life coach next to the therapists help.
My first meeting with Lorraine I felt scared and out of place, soon that all fell away when introduced to the horses. During this first session I felt something I had never felt before in my life, I felt loved, protected and home. After this first session I realized that this was going to help me overcome some of the hurdles that my therapist was suggesting I take. Through all of my sessions and even outside of them Lorraine has truly been a mentor to me. With the new found knowledge about myself and the world around me, and knowing that Lorraine and the Horses are always there for me I am changing my life day by day bit by bit to become a better person.
My experience with Lorraine and Circles of Nature was very positive, insightful, and impactful and it was due to Lorraine’s calm, positive energy, the gentle way she guided our sessions, and the safe and comfortable atmosphere she created at every session.
Each session began with meeting Lorraine at her home where our sessions were conducted. Before moving into any work for the day we started with simply talking about the week and what was going on in our lives and I felt Lorraine was genuinely listening and present. Moving into the activities for each session Lorraine remained calm and positive throughout and allowed the activity to naturally occur in a way that was comfortable for both myself and the horses we were working with. She did not force any activity that we both weren’t ready to engage in.
It was essential for these sessions that they were allowed to progress in ways that were natural and comfortable for all involved and Lorraine’s gentle guidance was also a key factor to their success. We moved from activity to activity throughout the session in a calm way but timely manner, ensuring I got the most out of each session.
Perhaps most importantly, Lorraine created a safe atmosphere where I felt comfortable discussing my feelings and experiences; If I had not felt so comfortable I would not have been able to have such an insightful experience. Lorraine was never judgemental and was always presently listening and responding and our conversations following the work with the horses were incredibly helpful.
My experiences with Lorraine were positive and showed me how much I had to learn from the horses about myself. Lorraine’s attitude and knowledge were perfectly suited for the work we were doing and I got a lot out of our time together.