Helping Nervous Horse Riders
Building Confidence - Removing Fear
Boost your Confidence with our 'Confident Rider Series' of Hypnosis Downloads and CDs,
especially made for all nervous Horse Riders, beginners to professionals
Created and Produced by Sharon Shinwell. Clinical Hypnotherapist
Due to Sharon's success in helping Nervous Horse Riders she was approached by publishers David & Charles to contribute to a book forwarded
by Kelly Marks.
Sharon is a Co-Author of the highly acclaimed book "Ride with Confidence"
I've lost my confidence and I feel so nervous and fearful...I feel like giving up...what can I do to change things?"
A question I am asked many times, but don't worry...there really is something you can do!
By using Self-Hypnosis you will understand that you do have options; Hypnotherapy can help you overcome your fears and anxieties and stop all those "...what ifs...?" that run through your mind and make you freeze, hold your breath or want to get off your horse. Instead your self-talk will change into a new mind-set that says.... "I can cope..." "...I will cope..."
You may not become the next Whittaker, Carl Hester or Lucinda Green but you may enjoy the delights of hacking down a country lane or popping over a clear round course or doing an unaffiliated dressage test. For many of us, this is as big an accomplishment as receiving an Olympic Gold Medal... it is to these people that I dedicate this website. Here you will find everything you need to know about our Self-Hypnosis Audio mp3 Downloads and CDs, which are all designed to help nervous horse and pony riders whether you are a beginner, returning after a break, or a seasoned campaigner.
My Hypnotherapy sessions are designed to boost your confidence, stop those nagging, negative thoughts and help you to overcome those feelings of anxiety, panic, fear and tension, no matter what the cause or how long those feelings have been around.
- Have you lost confidence riding or handling your horse or pony?
- Did you have an accident some time in the past and now you are nervous about something similar happening again on perhaps even a different horse?
- Have you started riding late in life, and the amount you need to know feels daunting?
- Have you just bought your first horse or pony and it seems very different to perhaps the Riding-School horse that was so familiar?
- Have you just returned to riding after a long break, and your confidence is not what is was and this makes you tense?
- Do you feel that you are not achieving all that you and your horse are capable of, or you have lost your motivation to keep trying?
- Do find yourself making excuses as to why you can’t ride today, tomorrow, in that area, or at that time?
...if your answer is yes, this website is for you...
The power of your own mind holds the key to reaching your goals; change how your sub-conscious mind thinks using Hypnotherapy, and you can change how you feel, think and react in any given situation... I can help you.
People come to horse riding from all walks of life, sometimes it‘s the realisation of a childhood dream, sometimes the re-kindling of a long lost hobby, or the interest arrives by accident, often through cross contamination... "if you can't beat them, you might as well join them", but we all have different stories to tell about our fears and anxieties and how they have affected our lives as horse riders.
The fascination we have with the horses is so embedded and entrenched in our psyche as human beings, that often it is hard to explain to someone who has never been bitten by this bug, why those of us who have, are prepared to put ourselves through so much anguish, financial hardship, anxiety, fear and often discomfort to achieve our goals. Giving up riding altogether when things seem hopeless is often not a perceived option. In an attempt to hang on to a way of life that we feel lovingly entrapped in, we will continue to keep our treasured four-legged friends as companions or pets, acknowledging inwardly that we feel frustrated with ourselves and helpless to make changes, but not knowing where to turn to so that we can begin to try to make those changes.
Each day we hope that for some reason, something has changed, we live in the hope that just one day, the feelings of fear, and dread that prevents us from riding with confidence, will somehow disappear from our minds and bodies whilst we sleep through the night. We imagine the change could happen because the sun is shining on us, the wind has died down, the road works have finished, the litter has all been collected, that blooming dog is indoors; the jumps are more inviting; the poles are more solid; the cross-country ditches are shallower, the ground is good, or the fences not so high; the dressage judge will miss that spook, you will remember to breathe, the horse strikes off on the right leg, or better still, the horse has read the dressage test beforehand!
The Confident Rider Series from