RIDER STORY - LAURA WALKER
What were the challenges/problems you wanted Helen's help with?
A general fear of riding . From mounting to dismounting and everything in between .
After four kids and a few nasty accidents on horses, I had lost all confidence . I had tried some different approaches but had not ‘clicked ‘ with any, so was feeling very lost and scared with my riding .
How did Helen help?
Helen helped me massively by taking me step by step through every fear and breaking down the problem using different techniques to diminish my deep seated fears .
What were the most useful techniques/tools that you learnt?
The most useful techniques for me personally were the wet lip breathing and the hypnosis .
I saw rapid effect from these and have continued to use them .
How did sessions with Helen help/benefit you?
I felt that my fears were listened to and approached sympathetically but with purpose so each session I came away with new techniques and a new view on my thinking .
What did you achieve as a result of working with Helen?
Having gone from being terrified of even putting my foot in the stirrup I am now jumping small courses, going for lessons and generally loving riding . I was also having problems during lessons where I felt I was being pushed into exercises that I didn’t feel comfortable doing and Helen helped me to be confident enough to speak out and say when I was uncomfortable . This has also helped me massively as now I can push myself but at my own pace!
What would you say to a rider thinking about working with Helen?
I would highly recommend Helen to anyone as she is gentle and sympathetic but at the same time has a focus for your problem and a plan, that you can easily follow to facilitate your journey to confidence .
I’m truly delighted with the results and feel empowered .