Gale Falcongreen is a registered Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association, Certified Equine Interaction Practitioner ( EIEP), Reiki Practitioner, Usui Reiki,Certified Sandplay Therapy & Symbol Work practitioner, Graduate Gemmologist, Artist, and Qualified Horse Riding Coach.
Gale is passionate about all sentient beings. She incorporates animals, nature, art, constellations, expressive Therapies, Sandplay Therapy, Symbol work, Reiki and Equine Assisted Therapy in her programs.
Gale continues to develop her expertise as a Holistic Therapist through continual study & professional development to further her education and knowledge base of various modalities.
She believes strongly in Trauma Informed Care and that everything and everyone deserves a second chance and a place to feel at home.
" I do not believe that any deep healing can occur at the expense or power over of another sentient being. All the animals here have a say in whether they participate or not and how that may look. This powerful work has nothing to do with riding horses."
"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are. "
I am privileged to work with many diverse clients; one of which is Zane. He is an absolute inspiration to me and teaches me as much as I teach him. Here is some footage of Zane developing some wonderful connection with Elk. - Gale
A few words from Zane's Mum:
Zane is a wonderful young man with Autistic Spectrum Disorder who is essentially non speaking. Don't be fooled, this doesn't mean that he cannot understand or communicate. Actually he has a great intellect and a cheeky sense of humour. He also has dyspraxia (a movement disorder) which affects a lot of things we take for granted - the ability to speak, everyday tasks such as eating or chewing, using a knife and fork, holding and using a pen, dressing and undressing. It’s the reason he can’t smile on cue for photos. None of these movements are natural for his body and are hard for him to do. It's not an involuntary act for him and is very fatiguing to try and plan these movements. He can develop new skills, despite being easily distracted – it just takes consistency, patience and time. Over the years Zane has had many therapies to improve things he finds difficult. Anxiety is ever present for most autistic people. I looked at how equine assisted therapy has been used to help people with PTSD and wondered if it could do the same for Zane. I knew he needed to be calm around the horses, or they would not be comfortable around him or do as he asked of them. It's been eye opening for us to see how relaxed he is and how his confidence has grown. One day I hope he is able to go for a gentle ride with Gale. This will take a lot of time, patience and Gale's expertise. Getting there will also improve his posture, core strength and co-ordination. I look forward to seeing what he is able to achieve. His dad and I are very proud of him.