rider story - Áine McGarry
What were the challenges/problems you wanted Helen's help with?
Lack of confidence mostly with jumping
How did Helen help?
Therapy sessions 😆 seriously though talking it all through figuring out when and why problems started and most importantly methods to help. We did a few hypnosis recordings tailored especially for me and they were a massive help. The final one Helen made me, I still listen to when I feel I need a boost
What were the most useful techniques/tools that you learnt?
Breathing techniques, hypnosis, self awareness and being kinder to myself in my thoughts.
How did sessions with Helen help/benefit you?
Massively! I felt I had tools to turn to and use when things got difficult. She gave me a real insight to myself as not only a rider but the type of person I am
What did you achieve as a result of working with Helen?
I found a calmness and quiet confidence that I never had before with riding. it gave me strength to make my own decisions on what way I wanted to learn and made me realise I can take more control by believing in my abilities. My horse and I are out out competing regularly at Riding club and finally having fun.
What would you say to a rider thinking about working with Helen?
I would say don't hesitate.. go and ring her asap you will never regret it, I certainly haven't . She is not only brilliant at what she does but also a genuinely lovely person to boot.