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How Hypnotherapy works for Riders.

How great would it feel to tack your horse up ready to ride,  without those nagging feelings of anxiety, tension or fear? 

 

How good would life be if every time you rode, you felt relaxed, confident, calm, happy and at peace with your horse?

 

This can be your reality by using Self-Hypnosis as your support system. Learn to become a more confident, relaxed rider by using the power of your own mind because 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...
 

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 some how 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!

How long does Hypnotherapy take to work?

The impact of hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis varies from person to person, just like other therapeutic approaches. While some experience immediate shifts, others may need more time. Even when progress seems subtle, you might be surprised by the changes that emerge when you reflect on your state before starting self-hypnosis. Trust the process and avoid forcing it. The more you practice, the easier it becomes to reach a deeply relaxed and beneficial hypnotic state.

How and why does Hypnosis produce results?

 

The Power of Hypnosis: Unlocking Change:

The effectiveness of hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis is unique to each individual, mirroring how people respond to different therapies. Some experience immediate improvement, while others require more time. Don't be discouraged by a seemingly slow start. When you reflect back on your state before self-hypnosis, you might be surprised by the progress made. Be patient and trust the process. The more you practice, the easier it becomes to reach a deeply relaxed and beneficial hypnotic state.

Unveiling the Mechanism: How Hypnosis Works:

Hypnosis works by accessing the subconscious mind, a realm receptive to new ideas without resistance. This openness allows positive suggestions to be readily absorbed, leading to faster and more enduring change compared to many other therapies.

For riders battling fear and anxiety, hypnosis can rewrite those "worst-case scenario" movies playing in their minds, leading to a calmer and more confident approach. In health applications like reducing stress, hypnosis can even influence bodily functions. By focusing on specific biological aspects while hypnotized, blood flow can improve, heart rate can slow, and the immune system can be strengthened.

The Hypnotic Journey: Relaxation and Renewal:

Self-hypnosis recordings guide you into a progressively deeper state of relaxation, allowing tension and stress to melt away. As your body relaxes, so does your mind. This deep state distracts the conscious mind, creating an opening for positive suggestions to be delivered directly to the subconscious.

With the subconscious mind receptive, unwanted behaviors or experiences become more amenable to change. Hypnosis sessions can also equip you with "post-hypnotic anchors" – triggers you can use in your waking state to activate the desired changes. These could be simple techniques to bring back that calm, relaxed, and confident state you experienced during hypnosis.

  
How often should I listen? 


For best results, commit to daily self-hypnosis sessions for the first week. After that, continue listening whenever you feel the need to solidify your progress or recapture that sense of calm confidence. Remember, there's no such thing as "overdoing" self-hypnosis. Since horseback riding can be unpredictable, regular "top-up" sessions can be incredibly helpful.

A Relaxing Experience: What to Expect:


Our self-hypnosis recordings are designed for ease of use, free from gimmicks or subliminal messaging. You'll be guided by a calming female voice with a British accent, leading you into a state of deep relaxation.


When should I listen to my Hypnosis session?

While you can listen to your self-hypnosis session whenever it's convenient, prioritize safety. Avoid using it while riding, driving, operating machinery, or during any activity demanding concentration. To maximize the benefits, choose a quiet and peaceful environment where you won't be interrupted. Ideally, set aside 40-45 minutes to fully immerse yourself in the experience.

Will I be in control at all times? 

Absolutely! You remain completely in control during the hypnotic state. You'll still be able to hear everything around you, respond to others, and be fully aware to address any needs that may arise.

What if I fall asleep? 

Even if you hear the countdown at the end, it doesn't mean you weren't in a receptive state. Your subconscious mind is still capable of absorbing beneficial suggestions throughout the recording. However, if you're completely unaware of the ending, a lighter sleep state might have occurred. In that case, the information delivered before falling asleep would have been received, but not what followed. To optimize results in the future, try listening while sitting comfortably in a well-lit environment when you're feeling well-rested. While some relaxation is natural, it's a myth that information is absorbed while fully asleep. So, next time, aim for a deeply relaxed yet conscious state.

What if I want to buy different Hypnotherapy sessions? 

While you can combine our hypnosis sessions, it's best to space them out. Leave at least an hour in between to allow your mind to fully process and integrate the information presented. Focusing on one issue at a time is even more effective. Tackling multiple concerns can overload the mind, potentially reducing the benefits of each session.


Are there any people that should not use Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis? 

It's important to note that hypnotherapy may not be suitable for everyone. If you experience schizophrenia, paranoia, psychopathy, or any other form of psychosis, or have violent tendencies, please consult with a medical professional before trying hypnotherapy. Additionally, if you have uncontrolled high or low blood pressure, it's crucial to seek guidance from your doctor or therapist first, as hypnosis can influence blood pressure.. 

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