019 - Going From Being A Stay At Home Mom With Depression To Becoming A Thriving Coach And Mentor

In today's episode I talk to Ursa Swensen, a Integration Mentor. Ursa is passionate about self-care, healing, and personal growth. Her life experiences and business analyst background, along with certifications in women’s wellness, equine-facilitated coaching and personal integration mentoring, are now the foundation for facilitating the transformational process for others.


Going From Being A Stay At Home Mom Suffering From Depression To Becoming A Thriving Coach And Mentor With Ursa Swensen - The Art of Following Your Heart Podcast

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Two years after of having her 3rd child, Ursa found herself still very depressed and burned out, barely functioning. A woman who she follows online and teaches women's health and wellness, was offering a certificate course for what she was doing.


A woman, who she follows online and teaches women's health and wellness, was offering a certification course to do what she was doing. This created a spark that told Ursa she finally found something that she wanted to do, something that interested her again. It gave her hope and a dream.


It took a year. She got some nutritional support along the way that helped her with her depression. The course was about healing and learning how to take care of herself.


She dipped her toe in the entrepreneurial world but any little thing would set her back and she would take it personally.


Her daughter was going to college and her horses would stay behind. Ursa needed to find the justification to keep them so she ended up taking an equine-facilitated coaching program.


While taking that course she unexpectedly learned how much the wounding that she experienced as a child was still running her life and that was why it was so hard for her to put herself out there in the business world. As a child shed had to learn to be a people pleaser to keep the peace.


Ursa explains that as an equine coach, the horses are the ones doing the work. They are prey animals and are always assessing the energy around them for survival. Through their body language, they reflect our energy