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Over the years, I have been asked what I do countless times. At parties, events, at the barn, in passing. Alexa, what is it that you do? Umm. well…
Witch doctor. Horse whisperer. That voodoo lady. Oh yeah. I’ve been called those. Then there’s the labels… Equine Sport Therapist, Kinesiologist, BodyTalker, Animal Communicator, Author, Teacher.
It’s a bit hard to explain what I do. One client compared my work to her computer. “I don’t need to know how it works”, she said, “it just works.” And thank goodness it does. Because we all need support, and often much more than we would care to admit. And quantum-leaping energy medicine is just about as supportive, transformative and relaxing as it comes.
What I offer is energy work for real life. For you, for your animals, for your relationships, for your health, for navigating life’s inevitable and sometimes devastating transitions. Because there will be times when you need support. Like when your dog is driving you nuts. Or your teenager. Or your annoying inner critics. For when your horse is in pain. Or when you can’t seem to track down your inner spark. Life can feel endlessly challenging for all these reasons and more. As animal lovers, we are a paradox. We are ridiculously tough (stubborn even) and we are highly sensitive. And we often have a very hard time asking for help and receiving support, even though it might change everything for the better. It took a blown disc and almost a year of recuperation for me to figure this one out.
Animals are inextricably linked into how I work. Thirteen years ago, it was a horse named Dancer that led me to my path as an Equine Sport Therapist, and thousands of animals have been my teachers ever since. I have accepted my life-long obsession as more than that. Animals are, and forever will be, the foundation of my life’s work and of what inspires me to keep creating, learning, growing. My dog Kia lies on all of my clients for sessions, spreading the love. My mare Diva inspires my programs, my books and my dreams. My cat Parker challenges me daily into greater expansion, love and fearlessness. It’s very likely if you’re here that you have a beloved animal or two, and you get it, or you’re at least curious about the potential depths of this partnership.
Who are you? You are an animal lover, a steward, a seeker of a more peaceful, balanced existence. In animals, you see a partner, a best friend, a teacher and much more. Their health and well-being is high on the priority list and you’ve come to the realization that your state of health and happiness has an uncanny affect on theirs. And on a more practical note, you’re feeling more than done with moving through your life stressed out, exhausted, on edge and in a constant state of damage control.
What can I promise? That you will leave your session, course or experience with me a little more whole, a little more at peace, a little more vital and a whole lot more “in your skin” than when you began. That you may have even giggle-snorted in the process. And that your animals will be stoked about all of it.
Alexa and the crew
PS. My home base is the Cowichan Valley, location of my home and clinic, where I see clients year-round. I also travel to see animal clients from Victoria to Qualicum Beach and work at a distance via Skype or phone. Talk soon!
What people are saying…
I am so blown away by the potency of sessions with Alexa. She is very passionate and loves to bring in humour to balance out the wild and weird places that we can go to when we move through healing processes. She brings a lot of animal medicine with her in every session and there is a deep well of experience and wisdom that she shares in all of her offerings. She’s got a spark that lights up the world. Look out for her e-courses. They are so full of goodness. I highly recommend her work.Christy Greenwood
Alexa’s a natural and gifted healer and teacher. She’s passionate about her work, insightful and wise. This bright light shines through all that she offers. She’s also a warm and wonderful human being.Fiona Mayhill
The latest and the greatest from the blog…
Last February in Perth, Australia, at a workshop based on my book, Death Sucks: A Straight-Up Guide to Navigating Your Pet’s Final Transition, two amazing women arrived from Singapore to steal away all of our hearts. And in the process, we learned of Hope, a dog that had been a transformational whirlwind in their lives, the light of their life, the inspiration for their careers, and the focus of their last several years. Her care, her needs, and her very presence were all very big. Hope was, during our time together at the workshop, in the last months of her life before making her final transition. These two women had come to the workshop to be with their grief, to understand how to let go, and to prepare themselves for the inevitable. She had been on the verge of this final transition for quite some time, in the space I often refer to as the peaks and valleys. It wasn’t until several months after they returned home that she finally expressed her readiness to let her very well-used dog body go. With the help of a dear friend and veterinarian, these two women said goodbye to Hope in the most beautiful way imaginable, showering her in love and blessings, rose petals and prayer flags. Hope, a rescue that had seen the worst of the human race, parted this world knowing a depth of love that many of us only dream of.read more
I remember the moment as clear as day. It is that powerful a memory in a brain that doesn’t hold onto many (I always say my brain does regular clear outs of information it deems unimportant).
I’m fourteen or fifteen and I’m riding a lesson horse in a ring. We’re jumping, or we’re trying to. It’s not going well. My instructor is screaming at me. Screaming. My horse is, looking back in reflection (hindsight is indeed 20/20), terrified. He has refused a jump, more than likely because he’s scared of it. My instructor is screaming this at me over and over. “Get it done!” and “Don’t let him get away with it.” Eventually, with much kicking and whipping, he carried his terrified self and mine over the jump. Our heart rates were both racing. We were both scared, bordering on traumatized. Both in a place where we are unable to think or be effective in any way.read more
As I write this my brain feels like it just ran a marathon and needs to sit on the couch for a week watching Netflix just to recover. You see, this horse girl just made her first foray into the world of Deep Democracy (learn more about this amazing work here), arriving at the event with terribly sweaty palms and a racing heart, prepared for a potential onslaught of uncomfortableness and things that I have had the privilege to avoid more often than I’d like to admit, like conflict and feelings.
When something is causing that much upheaval in my unconscious it usually means one of two things: either run far far away OR get a whole lot closer and take a deeper look. This event, when I checked in with my inner guidance system, was the latter, hence my attendance despite some noticeable reluctance. I should probably give you a bit more context at this point on why my palms were so so sweaty. This particular afternoon of Deep Democracy was dedicated to a rather taboo subject matter, which I have already hinted at several times. Yes, we were talking about privilege.read more
To be sure, energy is a big part of my life. Everyday I work with it with horses and other animals as a part of my job.
But the truth is that energy is a big part of everyone’s life, whether you work consciously with it or not. Energy makes up everything that is us, or our horses, or the food that we all eat. In fact it is the very essence of each cell of every animate object and each particle of every inanimate object. Energy flows and moves in different frequencies and makes up our blood, bones, muscles and organs. It is the composer who miraculously creates harmony in our thousands of bodily processes. The fact that to the majority, this energy is intangible, does not mean that it doesn’t exist. We can feel it if we stand in the middle of a crowded city, or if we stand at the edge of a peaceful forest. Most importantly, we can feel it with our horses.read more
My new book, “Death Sucks: A Straight-Up Guide to Navigating Your Pet’s Final Transition,” is out and available on Amazon, Kindle and for bulk orders!
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Need a retreat on a beautiful horse farm in a beautiful healing place? Come unwind at Firefly Farm in the Cowichan Valley. One day and multiple day retreat packages are available from May to October. Contact Alexa for more details.