and Equine-assisted Wellness Retreats for Cancer Survivors
Are you struggling with a compromised immune system, the fear of a cancer recurrence, brain fog, and a whole new body and identity to get used to? As a cancer survivor, so many aspects of your life have to be recalibrated to experience wholeness again.
Our mission is to empower cancer survivors to take charge of their health and well-being. We believe that everyone has the ability to improve their physical, emotional, and mental health, and we provide the tools and resources to make that happen.
"Hello and a heartfelt Welcome to
Southwind Wellness Consulting!
I have worked with many clients over the years and truly enjoy supporting them in gaining more health, resilience, success, and happiness. As a licensed health care professional and a cancer survivor myself, I understands the importance of a holistic approach to health. With over a decade of coaching experience, my passion is to educate and support clients on their journey towards optimal wellness."
- Sabrina Schell, Founder at Southwind Wellness Consulting
Within the framework of the WholeHealth Alphabet, Equine-Assisted Personal Development is a "double-dipping" activity: Horses provide natural opportunities for connection, mindfulness, and movement. Through their instincts as prey and herd animals, we can gain a new sense of calmness and empowerment.
The horse's way of reacting to our emotions and body language is always immediate, honest, non-judgmental, and benevolent. The connection to a horse is like no other relationship, and at the same time it will reflect the patterns in your life perfectly. Horses can help us see ourselves more clearly. Horses are always part of our retreats and are obviously the stars in our Pony Positive Program.
Fun Fact: Southwind Wellness Consulting got its name from Sabrina's rescued ex-race horse Southwind.
Individual Health Consultation
A truly holistic approach to wellbeing
Adults who suffer from chronic illness or stress may benefit from our holistic and strength-based approach. Sabrina considers it most important to offer you opportunities to heal and thrive, so you can achieve your goals, develop stress management skills, increase your resilience, and resolve depression and anxiety.
Learn how to
...identify the best integrative health habits
...discover a whole new empowered you ...increase your resilience and energy
...implement positive body-mind leadership
...identify the best integrative health habits
...go from surviving to thriving
Pony Positive is an equine-assisted counseling program designed specifically to support cancer survivors. Equine-assisted counseling has been well researched over the last few years in terms of its effectiveness in treating PTSD, teaching mindfulness skills, and helping clients feel connected.
During the 6-week group program, you will have the opportunity to experience the therapeutic human-animal bond in combination with psycho-education specific to managing depression, anxiety, and stress in survivors of any type of cancer. Activities include supportive talk circles, mindfulness theory and practice, horse observation, horse grooming, and other semi-structured horse interactions. All activities are goal-oriented to encourage emotion awareness and regulation while also providing the opportunity for a safe connection with the horses, nature, and other survivors.
Retreats and Workshops
Are you a female cancer survivor ready to unplug, gain new strength and perspectives, connect with other survivors, and leave your worries behind for a week of renewed clarity? Then you'll fit right in!
Retreats will fully immerse you in an environment designed for healing and growth. Each retreat week is set in a beautiful exotic location and features daily dynamic meditations, skills and support groups, and equine-assisted personal development. Enjoy clean meals, time in nature, and inspiring connections.
What our Clients say...
There is something very powerful about convening with fellow survivors that understand your journey, particularly in a setting like this, designed to help you heal and thrive after a cancer diagnosis.
The retreat was recommended to me by my therapist and I'm so glad that I went. The experience was absolutely amazing.
I have prior experience with horses but this therapy gave me different perspective on horses and myself.
Sabrina Schell, founder and supervising coach at Southwind Wellness Consulting, is a licensed and experienced psychotherapist. She holds degrees in Medical Laboratory Science, Health Management, and Mental Health Counseling as well as certifications in Integrative Wellness Coaching, Equine-Assisted Therapy, and Brain Health Coaching.
As a cancer survivor, Sabrina devoted her professional life to the science of integrative health and resilience. She decided to switch from counseling to coaching to better serve clients who benefit from an integration of clinical skills and holistic wisdom.
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