About Sharon Shinwell
Sharon owned her own horses for 30 years and bred 3, so she knows only too well the highs and lows of looking after horses, riding them and competing with them.
Sharon's inspiration for this website was her work with Nervous Horse Riders. Having talked to and worked with many riders on the verge of giving up, she realised that something needed to be done to stop this happening and it needed to be done sooner rather than later!
Sharon is co-author of the highly acclaimed book "Ride with Confidence" forwarded by Kelly Marks.
Due to Sharon's success in this area, she was approached by the publishing company, David & Charles to contribute to a book
they were producing to be forwarded by Kelly marks.
Sharon has a Diploma in Counselling. Diploma Hypno-Psychotherapy. Diploma Supervision. Diploma CBT and is a UK trained and qualified Hypnotherapist, Counsellor, Life Coach, Supervisor, and Psychotherapist. Sharon is also qualified to offer Group Therapy, and works for a health authority as a Smoking Cessation Therapist.
Sharon specialises in Equestrian and Downhill Skiing Sports Psychotherapy; Counselling, supporting and helping riders and skiers to help themselves. Although now semi-retired from face-to-face therapy, Sharon is still adding to her range of Meditation and Relaxation Music Titles as well as promoting the use of Hypnotherapy for riders.
Before semi retirement Sharon offered therapy to individuals and couples, helping them with a wide variety of emotional issues such as depression, relationship problems, anxiety, and panic attacks, anger management, low self-esteem, lack of confidence and many more.
She offererd Clinical Supervision to other Counsellors, Hypnotherapists, Nurses, Doctors, Social Workers and others in the caring professions.
Sharon has offered Hypnotherapy (when appropriate), to help clients with their physical, emotional, biological and lifestyle problems, especially fears, phobias, and unwanted habits and behaviours. This form of therapy is great for overcoming Panic & Anxiety attacks, Social Anxiety, Depression and controlling phobias such as the Fear of Flying, Driving and Skiing and Fear of the Dentist.
Hypnotherapy is also useful for relieving the symptoms of IBS, Insomnia, Stress and helping to Lose Weight and improve sports performance.
This is just a small example of the wide variety of issues that Hypnotherapy can help with.
Our Business Philosophy
We want riders all over the world to enjoy this wonderful pastime and get the very most out of it they can, no matter what level of skills you have or where or when you ride or compete.
Whether you ride as a hobby at your local riding school, or just like to hack out on your own horse or pony, compete at local level or county level or even ride as a professional, the feelings of anxiety, panic and tension that can arise when riding, are the same for everyone; It’s how we deal with our thoughts, feelings and reactions that makes the difference.
Our aim is to support, encourage, empower and teach horse riders how to use the power of their own mind to resolve their riding problems, and become relaxed, calm, confident, happy riders, who enjoy their equine friends and all that they bring to their lives.
All our recordings are copyrighted and cannot be copied and resold but you can transfer your download to your mp3 player or burn it to CD for your own personal use.
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