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Holding A Light While You Navigate Through the Night

Hello!  I’m Heather, the owner of Silent Moon Coaching Services. I provide life coaching to hipster moms and their children who love the arts, nature, animals and traveling.  By co-planning your creative path and utilizing your talents, you will learn tools to embrace your artistic gifts while also being available to your children.  Some mediums that I use in coaching are painting, song creation, jam sessions, journal writing, vision boards, memoir writing, morning pages, walk and talk©®  nature sessions, horses, and creative movement. My personal framework is based on democratic relationships between parents and youth with a focus on creativity and nature.

As a mother and painter, I understand the constant balancing of our children’s needs and our own love of creativity. I help artistic moms and their youth find their creative paths and more family time by strategic planning of goals and time management. Through our coaching, moms learn the intricate balance of creating and parenting by mindfully designing a life that includes what is important to them.

What is Life Coaching?  

The International Coaching Federations definition of Life Coaching is “partnering with clients in thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. ICF(coachfederation.org).

Co-Active Life Coaching helps people through personal transitions, personal development, overcoming limitations, developing plans of action, and creating outcomes for satisfaction and fulfillment.  Coaching focuses on your strengths and honors you for the knowledge you have.  You design your unique coaching sessions to tailor what you want to achieve whether it be personal, educational, creative expression, career, starting a business, world travel with your family, or managing your time.  Coach Heather will shine a light while you navigate in the night©® .  As a coach, it is my duty to hold space for you while you design what you want to get out of coaching. Is your child/teen struggling with social distancing?  Would you like to see him/her feel empowered, at choice, and feel like they are still part of their social network?  We can work towards his/her goals also.  Whether it be planning for college, work force or travel, transitioning between childhood to teen or teen to adulthood can be difficult to navigate.  We can work together to get your youth on track to feeling empowered and actively at choice. 

I work with all pronouns!

    If you are ready to make shift happen, please email me at heathler1@gmail.com, or by scheduling an appointment on my calendar at https://calendly.com/silentmooncoach/coaching-session .  Thank you so much for investing in yourself, you are worth it.

Heather Leigh                                           IMG_1304

C.E.O. and Founder of Silent Moon Coaching Services
 Co-Active Life Coach, CTACC, ACC
B.A. Creative Healing in Human Development
A.S. Human Servicescertifiedcoach
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Silent Moon Mission and Vision

Mission:

Silent Moon Coaching Service’s mission is to help people take an inward journey to find their own answers that will create a life in which they feel authentically at choice, empowered, fulfilled and in charge.

Vision:

Silent Moon’s vision is to use natural places, the arts, writing and animals to help people connect with their truth, their voice, their talents and communities through Co-Active Life Coaching.

Philosophy:

Creativity is the forest of our humanity. Art and music help us connect with our roots and horses accompany us on our journey, carrying our burdens and providing companionship. Throughout history, horses have lifted us through myth, guided our sub-conscious mind in dream time, assisted in the construction of cities, provided transportation, and chaperoned in peace and war. They have patiently waited on the sidelines of dancing campfires throughout history while humans played drums, sang, and painted life with ancient story brushes hoping to imprint future generations with acquired knowledge and skill. They lead us into creation with the cadence of hoof beats that sound like drumming, summoning wisdom and connection to the divine. Silent Moon’s creativity based Co-Active Life Coaching service’s are for people that want change and are ready to step into making their dreams manifest. Human’s are natural beings part of the environment, not separate from it. Silent Moon seeks to use nature based mediums to assist you on your journey to create a life that brings you joy, fulfillment and positive challenges that will empower and inspire you.
My philosophy was born out of growing up around horses, getting lost in art, and traveling with Renaissance Festivals around the United States in the 1990’s.  Just out of high school, I was lucky to be hired by an artist who I traveled with and made a decent living at.  During these travels, it was the community that changed my life completely through campfire conversations, drum jams, developing trust with each other through rock climbing, river rafting, relying on each other when our vehicles broke down and learning the language of natural rhythms of water, air and earth.  From the desert in Arizona to the waters in Florida, the community grew my curiosity about life and experiences that made me that life path can be changed at any time.  I bring these gifts to youth who may not know what the next step is after high-school graduation, or who may have many interests and unsure where to put their time and energy.  I also coach parents who want to support their youth but are over-burdened with responsibility or discouraged by their relationship with their changing youth and are looking to make changing actions to better their relationships with their teens. Please see my bio for other major life transitions that lead me to where I am now but as far as philosophy goes, living in nature and traveling are my passion from which I coach from.

Coach Heather

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Travel Therapy

Traveling set in my soul at a young age.  There is a certain magic that comes with transporting to new surroundings and landscapes. Maybe it’s a type of escapism, but one thing I know is it brings people together who experience it with each other.  Even if my daughter and I go somewhere locally, the act of going into a new surrounding clears our slates and brings us back together in connection.

In June, we set off for a great California adventure.  We stuck to our budget, replacing the huge costs of Disney and Universal Studios with the wax museum and learning how to handle waves in Huntington Beach.  We manged to see all of the possible landscapes that California has to offer driving from Ontario up to San Francisco through the dry valley and taking the 1 back down from Cisco to Big Sur, then cutting across back over to L.A. and down to San Diego.  We made it through fatigue, seeing the realities of the city, being accosted in Venice Beach by a group of men, teaching daughter how to deal with people from all walks of life, how to stay safe in general in different situations and then how to stay safe specifically as a female.  We learned how to determine what areas of town are safe, how to pick up on shifts with people, how to avoid certain situations and how to express loving kindness through all the chaos and confusion.  Being that I come from a background of advocacy for people experiencing homelessness and mental health, it was a rare gift to be in a state that is so replete with homelessness so that I could teach her the ins and outs of what it means and how to navigate through it. We talked about how to deal with life in a sober way, tools that help us get through our struggles, what happens that causes someone to loose housing, what possibly causes are behind chronic homelessness, racism in our system and how to advocate for what is right and the hugest part we learned was loving others no matter what their circumstances are.  After the hard life lessons we had a lot of fun at the Boardwalk on Santa Cruz, watching sea lions, visiting with friends, how to book and stay at Air b n b’s, how to ride waves and many other experiences.  I just want to touch on the therapeutic aspects of traveling there though.  The beauty of traveling is connection.  Not only the connection that happens with the people we are traveling with but connection to the earth and the inhabitants of our planet.  When we experience the life of a subject versus reading about it, we embody a piece of that subject.  For instance, we can read about homelessness all day long but to be in the middle of it, to being sharing space with a whole street of people living in tents, you now are a part of it.  It changes you, you can feel for someone when you are in the same space as them.  If there is any interaction at all, that becomes a real situation.  When we hung out with the wild sea lions at the dock in Santa Cruz, we watched their behavior,  We saw them basking in the sun and saw the mother of a pup worry about the pup and leaped across four other grown sea lions to get to pup.  We learned about their capacity for caring for one another, that they like to sleep during the day in the sun, heard their alarm systems and saw how each other responded to each cry.  Had I read about this on the internet, I probably wouldn’t be talking about it right now but seeing and being with them in their space, i now know a few things about sea lions that I will always remember because I experienced watching them with my daughter, we had a discussion about them, laughed at their funny calls, and shared our time in that moment.  Traveling took us out of our heads, provided us with real time, novel moments, provided topics we could ponder together and revealed our hearts to each other.  We both got lost in the moment, shedding doubt, fear, clinging to the past, etc.  Traveling is like meditation that way, you let go of ego to experience what is.  You keep coming back to the present moment of what is happening to you now.  I suggest traveling when ever you get a chance.  Just go and experience life.

Heather

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*Silent Moon Coaching Services* Holding a Space of Light While You Navigate Through the Night.

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Spring is like a perhaps hand

E. E. Cummings, 18941962

          III

Spring is like a perhaps hand 
(which comes carefully 
out of Nowhere)arranging 
a window,into which people look(while 
people stare
arranging and changing placing 
carefully there a strange 
thing and a known thing here)and

changing everything carefully

spring is like a perhaps 
Hand in a window 
(carefully to 
and fro moving New and 
Old things,while 
people stare carefully 
moving a perhaps 
fraction of flower here placing 
an inch of air there)and

without breaking anything.

TM

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Below are some amazing resources for Equine affiliated healing. I urge anyone interested in how horses help heal us on our journeys to check out the resources. Happy reading!

Susan Richards, Chosen By a Horse
The horse Susan Richards chose for rescue wouldn’t be corralled into her waiting trailer. Instead, Lay Me Down, … http://www.audible.com/pd/Bios-Memoirs/Chosen-by-a-Horse-Audiobook/B002V8MM3W/ref=a_pd_Bios-M_c2_tweet
Linda Kohanov, Tao Of Equus
The Tao of Equus: A Woman’s Journey of Healing… Reply w/ #AmazonCart to add this http://www.amazon.com/dp/1577314204/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_B0uaub0CWX215 via @amazon

TM

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Angela Masini, Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy in Clinical Practice

Angela Masini, PhD Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy in Clinical Practice http://goo.gl/q8aKBJ #healio

Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
October 2010 – Volume 48 · Issue 10: 30-34
DOI: 10.3928/02793695-20100831-08

Online Resources

•For a list of abstracts for juried articles and articles from non-juried publications on Horsemanship & the Horse, Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies, Hippotherapy and Equine Assisted Mental Health & Learning

Click to access horses6.2010%20Feb.pdf

Carissa Brandt, Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy as a Complementary Treatment Intervention
The Practitioner Scholar: Journal of Counseling and Professional Psychology 23 Volume 2, 2013

http://www.thepractitionerscholar.com/article/download/11108/782

A wonderful website that I found while doing research for my own paper is http://www.spiritreins.org. Also, the director is willing to chat and I like her work she has done on the subject.

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Noticing Process.

My current situation: I’m learning that painting is my go to for solving the super deep dilemmas at the soul level, the doodles fill in the quiet moment spaces, digital fractal art is for helping my eyes refocus and get clear on new ways of seeing things, creating music goes to my intellectual core and community connection space, writing reaches the most vulnerable and sweet places within me and creative movement like Zumba, helps me connect to flow and higher flow that connects us all to the divine. It’s so beautiful being able to see the depths of all that is within each medium or process. This is the essence of my healing journey and the premise from where I teach and walk from.

H.Leigh

TM 2017

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I miss this guy.

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Be Kind To Yourself!

Nothing can be gained by regret.  Learn and move quickly from your misstep and try again harder today.  If unseen forces outside of you are pulling at your psyche, do what you can to move through it as fast as you can and turn your day around to make it the best you can for today.

Peace.

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Don’t Forget!

You are worthy of love, of respect, and of your desires manifesting!  You matter!!  You are beautiful, courageous, and a survivor!  You are alive today.  You made it.  How will you celebrate this very important day?

With Honor and Integrity,

H. Leigh

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Reaching Goals

What are your goals for this summer?  Are you looking to lose weight?  How much? By when? Do you have a trainer or someone to work out with?  Here are a few tips; keep your workouts exciting, do them often (three times a week cardio is what is recommended but I will say five to 6 times a day is more beneficial), and integrate weight training into your cardio.

Are you looking to produce more art?  Do you have a schedule mapped out? What times of the day are more productive for you?  What inspires you for new material?  What values are you trying to create in your art?  Political messages? Emotional?  How do you get to the visions you have in your head from where you are right now, today?

Are you a parent trying to get your child to cooperate but don’t know where to turn because you are short on time and support?  Do you wish you had more time with your children but are working too much and would like to change it?  I could assist in whatever goals you have with your children that will allow you to show up and be present with them and can give you daily tools to use to keep you focused on your parenting goals.

Do you have a burning desire to write that book you have wanted to write?  Do the ideas get caught in the wheels in your head and you get confused where to start and end up frustrated?  I could assist you with getting through the beginning stages of putting your ideas together and design a plan of action.

The mediums I use are of artistic origin and occasionally equine origin.  We can coach on the phone, in person, or with horses.  I am offering two sessions for the month of July for $10.00 because I believe in coaching, that it helps people shift, and that everyone should have equal access to personal coaching.  Whatever you strive for, I would love to help you realize your goals.

Create a Life From Passion Not Regret

©H.

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Mid July Spot Open

I still have  a weekly hour session available at the twofer one price for the remainder of July.  If you know a youngster that could use some motivation with help through the arts, or a single mom who could use some self nurturing through creative movement, or a musician that has reached writers block, or a care-giver that is looking to re-create himself/herself and transition to a new career, they may benefit from having a personal Life Coach.  Life Coaching is an amazing gift to give someone you love.  Life Coaching is not therapy, it is similar to a sports or singing coach only I hold space for you while you design goals that you would like to reach in the areas of personal development, action plan, living according to your values, and orchestrating a balanced life. This is my passion, I love to help people reach their full potential through the arts.  I am an artist.  I live and breathe art and I go through blocks just like many others do.  I have tools that can help create shift and get you moving towards your passion and fulfillment.

Create a life from passion not regret!

H.bliss

 

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