Our Mission & Who We Are
Note from our founder – Michelle Holling-Brooks
In September of 2008, I founded Unbridled Change, a non-profit organization with the mission to provide full time out-patient Mental Health sessions utilizing Equine Partnered Psychotherapy and Coaching. Click here for a video to learn more about our program!
I have been in the field of Equine Assisted Therapies as a certified professional since 2000, and a lifelong equestrian from a young age. After a life threating illness in my early teens, I was left forever changed. The trauma to my brain ripped me of control of my body, wiped my sense of self, and left me retreating from life. I didn’t trust humans, but I would trust a horse. Horses gave me a safe place to discover all the pieces of self – body, mind, and spirit–I had lost. Through their support I was willing to embark on the journey of self-healing and transformation.
Since then, I have been dedicated to creating supportive environments for all beings to find their path to connect to their true self – humans and horses. In 2018, I co-created the model of Equine Partnered Psychotherapy and Coaching designed to fuse together the leading therapy models and relationship skills to address the whole being – mind, body, and spirit. I have over 20 years of training with a number of organizations in the field including: EAGALA, PATH, and Natural Lifemanship. In 2019, I wrote down a few of the stories of how horses can help us regain hope in the book, The Horse Cure – True Stories, Remarkable Horses Brining Miraculous Change to Humankind.
One of my core values is to always be learning and deepening my own growth so I can have more tools in the toolbox to serve my clients; this included certifications in Mindfulness and Life Coaching, I’m a Reiki Master, and studies/training in Trauma, PTS, and attachment work. Founding Unbridled Change provide me a chance every day to serve my life’s purpose of supporting others in finding their true authentic self!
Sending you light and love on your journey!