I met Sophie at Work of Heart 2019 and was inspired to share the story of Aspen’s Heart with you all.
What is the history of Aspen’s Heart?
I, Sophie Parisé-Aubé, am the owner and founder of Aspen’s Heart, and Equine Experience for the Soul. Aspen’s Heart was established in March of 2018, welcoming clients on beautiful, serene grounds in Greater Lakeburn. Meanwhile, our dedicated team over at Aspen’s Heart headquarters was working hard behind the scenes with the building of an arena along with a 3-stall barn for Aspen and our newest horse family members. Aspen’s Heart Headquarters is located at 1893 Melanson rd. in Greater Lakeburn and will be welcoming clients at our new location this May 2019!
What is your role?
I am certified in Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) as a facilitator. I support others on their inner journey with the help and guidance of the wise horses.
How did you become involved?
I’ve always loved horses. I’d ridden a bit as a child but preferred to be beside them, spending time with them on the ground. There was something about the way they looked at me; as though they could see right through me into my soul. They somehow “knew” me on a much deeper level and could feel what I’d been through. I’d always known I wanted to help others. Following the tragic death of my beloved father to suicide when I was 15 years old, a profound desire for others to know they are not alone upon their life journey was ignited. After many years of searching for what my heart yearned for, I finally discovered Equine Facilitated Learning – partnering with horses in helping humans heal emotional wounds. During the same time, I’d been volunteering at a non-profit organization geared to helping children with various disabilities by offering therapeutic riding. This is where I met Aspen and knew immediately, she was part of our family. Known by many for the unconditional love she offers freely, Aspen’s heart is palpable by all who meet her.
What is the mission of Aspen’s Heart?
The mission is for others to know they are not alone upon their life journey, for others to feel empowered by stepping into their own personal power and embracing authenticity and truth with the help and guidance of horses.
What is the one thing that you would really like the public to know about Aspen’s Heart?
Equine Facilitated Learning services offered at Aspen’s Heart can be helpful and beneficial for (but not limited to) children and adults with ADHD, on the Autism Spectrum, those suffering from PTSD, depression, anxiety, for persons wanting to learn emotional agility.
These confidential services are provided in a safe and sacred space for those of all ages with the help and guidance of horses.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Horses are prey animals; extremely sensitive to the energies that surround them. They dwell in a space of silent, present moment awareness which has kept the horse species alive and thriving for millions of years. They are alert to every nuance in their environment and from a great distance. If a disturbance occurs, they act accordingly, followed by going back to grazing. While human beings sometimes dwell in their mind’s activity (memories of the past, fears of the future) – horse reflect the present moment’s energy, acting as a divine mirror to humans with non-judgement, respect and unconditional love. Horses are incredible teachers; we have much to learn from them.
For more information, visit our facebook page at www.facebook.com/aspensheart for all up-to-date news, such as the upcoming kids camp returning this summer! We’ll also be at the World Wellness Expo in Moncton this Mother’s Day weekend to answer any questions you may have. You can also visit our website at www.aspensheart.ca, we can also be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and by phone at (506) 866-3233
Thank you, Sophie, for sharing your passion with us. We wish you all the best as you continue to help others.