Episode 11

Harnessing the Healing Power of Horses: An Insightful Journey with Belle Shook

Published on: 7th May, 2024

About this episode:

In this inaugural episode of Shift Shift Bloom's second season, host Kristen Cerelli delves into the transformative world of equine therapy with Belle Shook, a former professional counselor turned equine guidance expert. Belle shares her journey from conventional talk therapy to founding Equine Guidance, a unique ranch in Arizona’s Verde Valley, where American Bashkir curly horses aid individuals in healing and personal development.

About our guest:

Belle Shook has trained in the science of healing, and is also an intuitive therapist and coach who focuses on personal development, clarity after trauma, and spiritual interconnectedness. Pioneers in the field of equine therapy, Belle and the herd of Bashkir Curly horses, Salsa, Penny, and Mimi, assist people in accessing and developing their potential for living lives of greater health and happiness.

Where to find our guest(s) online:

Belle's Website

@equine_guidance on Instagram

@BelleEquine on Twitter

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Shift Shift Bloom
A TCOM Podcast About People and Change
Shift Shift Bloom is a podcast examining how people change, why they change, and how they sustain the changes that are most important to them in their everyday lives. Our guests consider themselves change makers, change embracers and change resistors — we’re all somewhere on that spectrum at different times in our lives, aren’t we? Conversations with host Kristen Cerelli explore the impact of mindset, personality, life circumstances, communities of support and sources of inspiration on the process of transformation. Illuminating how change can be both deeply personal and profoundly universal is the show's guiding principle.

Shift Shift Bloom is produced by host Kristen Cerelli and audio engineer Timothy Fall at ActuallyQuiteNice, a full-service media studio. They develop the show in collaboration with Dr. John Lyons, Director of both The Center for Innovation in Population Health at The University of Kentucky, and The Praed Foundation, which supports the development and dissemination of systems improvement strategies called Transformational Collaborative Outcomes Management, or TCOM. Online at https://praedfoundation.org, https://tcomconversations.org and https://iph.uky.edu.
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Kristen Cerelli

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Host Kristen Cerelli created Shift Shift Bloom in collaboration with Dr. John Lyons of the Center for Innovation in Population Health at the University of Kentucky. She's also an actor, singer-songwriter and performance coach.

John Lyons

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John S. Lyons, Ph.D. is the Directory of the Center for Innovation in Population Health and a Professor of Health Management. He is a luminary in mental health policy and practice, and the original developer of TCOM and its associated tools and approaches.

Timothy Fall

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Multimedia producer Timothy Fall creates Shift Shift Boom alongside Kristen Cerelli at ActuallyQuiteNice Studios, where they make podcasts and films and music and dinner.