My Approach

‘Courage, wisdom born of insight and humility, empathy born of compassion and love, all can be bequeathed by a horse to his rider’
Charles de Kunffy


‘I am safe with you and I am safe from you’  This epitomizes the most basic requirement of Crystalline Consciousness Technique™,  known as CCT.

My job is to allow your horse to feel safety and refuge in my company – an intrinsic trust that comes from understanding that I will neither allow harm to come to her nor cause her harm.

When I work with your horse, I begin by determining her  level of fear, and feel her connection to the world.  I create a feeling of benign leadership – quietly and confidently moving around her with purpose. Often, I find that brushing your horse will help her become more relaxed and aware of her body as we prepare for a session.  It often allows me to see signs of discomfort or areas of concern.  CCT is non-invasive and non-threatening for your horse. If you would like to see what a session might look like, please see our video below.

Some horses are most comfortable without any constraints – such as halters.  Horses who have issues with confinement or who become claustrophobic in small spaces are better able to relax when they have the ability to move at will.

Most horses recognize a halter as a symbol of human leadership. If your horse is comfortable around people, putting a halter on her will let her know that we are going to begin a journey together, and make her more receptive to our interaction.


What you can do to help your horse get the most from a session:

CCT is most effective when your horse is content and relaxed. 

Your horse should have eaten during the two or three hours prior to her session.  Horses are very ‘food- centric’, meaning they become highly emotional during mealtimes or when they see other horses eating.  Their attention is on food and little else.

If you keep your horse in a large facility with many other horses, it is best to choose a quiet time of day.  As a herd animal, your horse is easily distracted by other horses running or playing, loud noises, and lots of activity.  Mid-morning after breakfast is usually a quiet time for horses.  Often, you can observe them contentedly dozing in a sunny spot.  In the afternoon between lunch and dinner can also be a time of repose for your horse.  She will be more relaxed and receptive during these times.

During summer, protect your horse from flies or other bothersome insects.  If she doesn’t have to deal with the distraction of biting insects on her sensitive skin, she’ll be far more relaxed.


Will  the results be apparent right away?
Every horse is unique.  Some owners report a shift in their horses’ energy level, disposition, or behavior after one session.  Others may take several.  Often, this depends on the horse.  If your horse is gregarious and friendly with humans and takes new experiences in stride, she will be more likely to openly accept and respond to  CCT.

If you have a horse who is sensitive, has suffered from past abuse, or is more high-strung, she may take a bit more time to become comfortable.  My job is to allow your horse to communicate at the level with which she feels most comfortable.  Nothing with horses should ever feel forced.  Horses don’t generally do well with a human-generated timetable, whether in training or communication.  We can be the ‘leader of the dance’, and encourage the horse to open up or to learn –  our job is to build confidence.


How does CCT work?
CCT is similar, but not identical to Reiki and other energetic healing methods.  It includes working directly with the energy of your horse and the communication clarified in that connection. Your horse may use body language to communicate, or may do so through images.  She may stand quietly or may be quite interactive – some horses become very happy when they discover that a human is trying to ‘talk’ with them and hear or see what they want to share.

Horses are adept at communication with images.  Top trainers are acutely aware of this and many use images in their ‘minds’ eye’ to show the horse what is wanted. I similarly receive images from your horse which direct my work where it is most needed, whether to assist physical healing, release emotional trauma, or uncover the possible causes of performance issues.

A CCT session will have three phases; the first creates a harmonic energy field around your horse and releases all non-essential energy patterns. Conscious intent is then articulated.  The third phase encompasses a healing in which old patterns are released and the healthier, new patterns coalesce, and become the new ‘normal’.

The healing is done through the energy which exists all around us, using sacred geometry, color, or movement.  There often are obvious signs of a shift in your horses’ energy, such as a sigh, or softening of her eyes or posture. These changes occur gradually during a session; subsequent sessions will build upon the benefits realized during the earlier work.


‘In the presence of mares, I came to deeply understand why the ancient Bedouins considered them as precious as jewels; why their beloved mares slept in tents as family while the stars kept watch in the vast desert sky’~
~ Frederika Zylstra,  Peace with Horses