Mindy grew up in a Jewish home and found her Messiah. She has the most fascinating story. No horsing around here.....:-)
Mindy Chernoff, MA, provides a novel and innovative approach to healing, using horses as a context for promoting self-esteem and a sense of competence with children and adults of diverse backgrounds. With over 50 years experience with horses and 28+ years in addiction recovery, she brings mindfulness into play with her clients, all the while interacting with horses and the peaceful environment. In her experience with both children and adults, she uses animals to foster personal growth and transformation. Within a safe environment, which she has called “The Resonant Horse,” together with the horse, she explores areas of resistance, fear, discomfort, love and acceptance. Mindy feels every life lesson can be learned in the barn.
Mindy’s primary goal is to build upon each individual’s
positive traits, encouraging a sense of calm, contentment, and freedom to let
go. Her sessions vary in length and focus, depending on the needs and desires
of the client.
Horses, in particular, evoke a strong sense of authenticity
in those who interact with them, and in the horse’s environment a client is
inclined to slow down, notice, feel and heal. By being in close proximity to
horses, under the supervision of a trained mentor, stress levels often
diminish. One typically experiences deep levels of inner awareness of his/her
feelings and desires.
Mindy is a published writer and has facilitated workshops
for diverse audiences, such as teenage unwed mothers, and with the Archdiocese
of Wilmington. She has also presented workshops at Pendle Hill and at an
International Conference in Chicago. Her post graduate training includes study
in mindfulness meditation and executive leadership training.
When not attending to clients, Mindy can be found riding
“Viton” her Pinto Congress two-time champion.