How can you enhance emotional safety and deepen lasting transformation?

Arenas for Change (ARCH) is a gathering place for professionals, students and learners worldwide who want to learn and be part of an amazing, values-driven, thought-provoking community.

In ARCH, we discover, explore and apply concepts in facilitating learning and change through story. Applied in environments with horses, animals, and nature, as well as in the office and virtually, ARCH facilitation impacts lives in meaningful ways.



Mental Health

Organizational Development

Personal Growth

ARCH was created by a group of seasoned mental health, coaching and organizational development facilitators who looked at how we could:

Deepen and accelerate the process

Increase emotional safety

Enrich the great work professionals are already doing

Through that creative journey and exploration, a facilitation framework based on values and keystones was born called SEEN™.

The ARCH online platform teaches, shares and applies the SEEN framework of facilitation, where clients feel seen and heard. SEEN is the thought process we are going through as we interact with and support those we serve.

The SEEN™ Keystones

Through utilizing ARCH’s four keystones, SEEN, facilitators  support clients feeling emotionally safe, seen and heard during learning and transformative experiences.

The four keystones include:

Sense of Self (SOS)

Empowering Mindset

Externalized Story

Natural Flow

Stay in touch and download a brochure to learn more about the ARCH facilitation framework called SEEN.

We are all learners and all teachers.

SEEN Foundation Training 

The starting place to learn SEEN

SEEN through Virtual

Online SEEN sessions

SEEN through Horses

Applying SEEN in sessions with horses

SEEN through Coaching

For sport, life and business coaches

Personally SEEN 

For personal growth

Generally SEEN

Deeper dive into the SEEN keystones

More topics to come!

Values as the Foundation

ARCH is founded on values.
Our values identify who we are and purposefully strive to be in all we do.
If this aligns with you, join our community!

Creative continuous learning.

It is about lifelong learning with creativity! In order to be creative and learn, you need to be in a state of constant flow. The flow of brainstorming, stretching ourselves, and openness to other perspectives. It is constant because even when blocked, we keep wrestling with and working on it – questioning, pondering, and digging deeper to expand our thoughts. We are willing to build on one another’s ideas and end up in places we don’t initially imagine. By setting a stage of constant flow and creativity, we keep on learning and growing every day.

Serving others based on respect.

It is accepting others for who they are, letting go of our personal agendas to truly be open to the other. Listening and “yes, and’ing,” we build a culture of collaboration. This requires that we are willing to be vulnerable and explore our SOS (Sense of Self) as that impacts our actions and relationships. We recognize others for who they are and look to add value to their lives at every encounter.

Lighthearted humility.

It is having the courage to see our truth and then add a balanced touch of humor (grace), let it go, and try again. While we do serious work, and we are professional, we also know how to be genuine and not take ourselves too seriously. This combination sets the stage for acceptance, and emotional safety, which allows us to be who we are. This is why we can be authentic.

Integrity while trusting and enjoying the process.

It is being honest with ourselves and others, and no matter the situation, sticking to our values, even when difficult. We trust that if we stay aligned with our values, it will work out. We want to both trust and enjoy the process. We strive to have a positive focus and cultivate a growth mindset. With shared values, we uplift one another and find joy in the journey through relationship and connection.

Who’s Who - Behind the ARCH scenes:

ARCH Producers

Lynn Thomas2

Lynn Thomas

Chief inspirational Leader


Kara Staheli

Chief of all things that keep us going


Jacque Baumer

Chief of expanding our horizons


Janet Crandall

Chief financial everything

ARCH Creators Team

Sharon Boyce

Sharon Boyce

Loves the literature


Fred Bueltmann

Deep thinker

Amanda Graham2

Amanda Graham

Wise presence


Ulla Frederiksen

Highly Sensitive Artist


Lynn Moore

Always trying it out


Annie Ricalde

Quiet strength and brilliance

We look forward to connecting with you in the ARCH community!

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