HEART Foundation Course,
Client and Workshop Testimonials
HEART Foundation Course Testimonials
"I was thinking of taking up riding again after a long break. Wendy's Holistic Horse & Pony Centre had been recommended to me so I went onto Facebook to find out more.
I found some great information and lovely photos about the Riding Centre but what really caught my eye was a post about a forthcoming Foundation Course - a unique kind of self-development course where horses were teachers!
Although I didn't know it at the time it was just what I needed. I had been feeling overwhelmed, anxious and "afraid to be me" for a long time. I really was in need of some help and direction. Within 5 minutes I had called Wendy and booked myself on the course. I didn't find the course - the course found ME!
During an amazing 6 months (1 weekend a month) I learned - amongst other things:
that it's ok (actually more than ok) to fail
that I could speak my truth without fear
that I could communicate my needs clearly and unapologetically
Along with Wendy's amazing foresight and gentle support, seeing the horses reflect my own beliefs and blocked emotions back to me was amazing.
I've come a long way.
I'm a work in progress.
And I'm very happy with that."
Grace, Foundation Course Student
I had no voice, I had no control, I spent all my time feeling so sad, I just wanted a way out and no idea how to......
My relationship with my partner slowly over time developed into a toxic one. I had become a shadow of the woman I once was, l had lost all self-esteem, self respect, just everything, I didn't know who I was anymore. My children watched their mum hopelessly crying all the time, it was just an awful time, I knew they too were now suffering at the expense of my demise, Then one day...this Almighty Hand grabbed hold of mine and offered me a way out. It belonged to Wendy Price.
I have two little boys who joined the Holistic Horse and Pony Centre to learn to ride. Initially I was searching on the internet for regular lessons but when I read it that was holistic it grabbed my attention because my boys were going through difficult times and I felt this would be ideal for them. My boys were passionate about their time riding and during this period my relationship with Wendy grew. She became a dear friend and somebody I felt I could trust hugely. When she told me about the HEART Foundation Course (which was starting the next day), I sought permission from my boys because it would mean we would have to make sacrifices in order for me to gain. They gave me the biggest cuddle and said “yes mummy, you must do this”.
Well, it was the turning point of my life and definitely the best self-investment; I only wished I had known all about this “stuff” years ago. During this course, although initially it was to improve my relationship, I soon realised and discovered who I truly was and began to see myself for the first time in a whole new way. This of course not only improved my relationship with my partner, but also with family and friends. To be honest, all the relationships in my life improved, but most importantly my relationship with myself. My finances blossomed, I came to understand what my skill sets were and used them. I was driven, motivated and just happy for the first time in a long while, it felt great. At the same time, I quit my old job - I had hated it for years. The day I walked out gave me the biggest empowerment I had ever felt and, because I was so aligned with my true self, a new door opened. I am now in a career I am really passionate about and I’m working with people I love.
One of the greatest revelations I learnt above all.........was to find permission to love myself. I truly found out who I was from the inside out. Now I have self-worth and I am able to give myself the self-respect I deserve.
Thank you Wendy....for helping me discover who I am x
Sarah, Foundation Course Student
Hearing from others who have potentially started out with similar stories, around their personal pain and barriers is very reassuring for those who are new to The Heart Centre.
Some people have come on taster mornings, one of our many pain point focused workshops, on 1:1's with Wendy, or they've joined us for one of our well known courses.
The journey often taken is from Taster, to Workshop to Course... with personal shifts taking place at a comfortable pace along the way. Personal shifts, don't only impact the individual, but all their relationships be it family, a relationship, work or other.
Each and every journey is personal to you, and the shifts are what we aspire to help enable, with our amazing herd is in that moment. One profound experience is from Jane a 1:1 client, happy viewing :)
I'mperfect as I am
'This workshop has cemented my belief that I really am worth being me and that I can remain focused on my own needs despite what's goes on around me as a result.'
'Life changing workshop.'
'Wendy & Cynthia are wonderful to work with - very supportive, knowledgeable and caring. The day is informative, deep-reaching and fun.'
'A very innovative way to help people accept themselves the way they are.'
'Brilliantly facilitated, safely held transformational workshop. I was able to drop into some core fear that was holding me back from being in loving relationships & move into my personal power, with Wendy, Cynthia and the horses support!. Thank you so much for this gift x.'
'It's amazing that each time I do some personal development with horses, I learn something new about myself and who I am in the world.'
Finding me now
'An interesting way of finding me. A very helpful and useful course. I loved the work with the horses.'
'Would recommend anyone to partake in a course like this. What you discover about yourself can be quite profound, whether you like horses or not! A big thank you.'
The Secret to getting your needs met
‘I found it really good, really enjoyable and really helpful. It was fun with the equal time in the class room and the fields.’
‘Really enjoyed the workshop day. I would highly recommend working with Wendy, Cynthia and the horses. Was a great group, pleasant sharing and working team together!’
‘I found it really good about thinking about how I feel and how thinking can change so many emotions.’
‘Great day to learn about myself and horses. Helped me improve my understanding of how to meet my needs and be kind to others helping me get needs met.’
‘I loved it all.’
‘It was a pleasurable day and I enjoyed the day. Thank you for the experience.’
Confidence to be you
‘This workshop has been an amazing, uplifting and insightful experience to me. Thank you, Wendy, Cynthia and the horses for these blessed 2 days.’
‘I have learnt to just accept that these sessions help and not question how. It is always surprising and enlightening and takes such unexpected turns. A young girl recently said “A difficult road leads to peace’ and I always feel a sense of peace alongside excitement in how I will utilise my new found self, following a day at The Heart Centre with the wonderful horses.’
‘Loved working with the group, Wendy and Cynthia and the wonderful horses.’
‘Excellent workshop which was very interesting and memorable.’
‘This workshop helped me acknowledge the patterns that have held me back in my life and more importantly “change them”.’