Rebecca Winn MA, LPC, NCC, GEP
If You Were a Horse, What Kind of Horse Would You Be and Why?
If I were a horse, Iv would be a Morgan Horse. Not many are familiar with Morgan horses and as I have learned about them I have seen that they reflected me in being gentle in nature and yet displaying strength and groundedness. They are versatile in various disciplines and athleticism and are always eager and willing to help their people, making them easy to get along with. Morgan horses many times are willing to roll with whatever is needed and willing to pick up a learn something new for their people.
A Little About Yourself As A Counselor
I earned my Masters in Counseling from Colorado Christian University. My heart’s passion over the years has been working with a variety of populations. I have grown to love working with helping professions, first repsonders, and veterans. I have seen the amount of time each individual and their families have given and devoted to serving other people and I want to give to them. I have seen the implications of trauma in many forms and how it can create disconnection and discord within the world that we live in. I want to help those that help and serve people find a little more choice in connection and harmony.
I have studied a bit about trauma and understand how a myriad of experiences and circumstances can shift the way we view ourselves, view people, and the world we live in. We begin to lose the core of ourselves and our values through vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and constant giving of ourselves to others. This has always been a big part of my “why” in doing this work. I love watching people rewrite their stories to create (and continue to create) endings they can stand on.
Why Horses and Healing For You?
Horses have always been a passion and a dream for me. Mostly a dream, I dreamed my whole life about owning my own horse. Now I have a whole herd (dreams can come true!). I have always marveled at their power and beauty. I remember visiting neighbors’ and friends’ horses and feeling like there was no where else in the world I would rather be. I remember I felt safety, I felt ok, I felt understood, I felt stillness, I felt home. Something that felt lost for me. I just remember the feelings and how nothing else had ever really connected to me like the horses I got to encounter along my life’s journey. Once I chose my career path (which I always knew I wanted to be with animals just didn’t know how) I found the avenue to bring horses in and begin to live my dream and share the power of the presence of horses so that other can have an experience all their own.