Great News! I am a member of the Therapist Team at Life on Top at The Healthy Life Co.
Well, a funny thing happened yesterday. I was in the garden, watching a squirrel with a hazelnut in his mouth, perched on the fence. He seemed to be contemplating a good place to hide his find. He froze, motionless as he noticed me. I stood very still, and became aware that my heart was really racing. ‘Funny,’ I thought- ‘I have just walked up the steps, but I can’t be that unfit!’
As I looked at the squirrel, I noticed that his little chest was quivering. I had a strange sensation that I was sensing his heartbeat fluttering in my own heart. I calmed myself by slowly and consciously breathing. As I felt my heart beat return to normal, the squirrel twitched his nose, and lofted a front paw. He stayed put, but no longer seemed to be afraid. This was a very precious moment of connection with such a pretty creature until he was frightened away by a passing dog walker. I see him each morning, busy in the garden, so hopefully we can meet up again.
My husband restores old cars. He has been at a loss recently with an MG which refused all attempts to start it. In desperation he asked me to ‘have a go’ at reiki with it.
I tuned in, and felt the car was neglected and un-loved. It was just taking up space in the workshop, and had no purpose, and no future – a sad MG.
I was aware of the energy around the car shifting into something much more positive and happier.
The next day, I asked my husband to keep a more positive outlook towards this car himself, and, to his amazement, he turned the ignition key, and it started first time!
Was this a pure coincidence, or had an energy shift moved things on?
A friend of mine had a new horse. His stable was in an old farm building, and since he had arrived, he always stood at the back of the box, and avoided the middle of the bed.
The evening I visited, he showed early signs of colic, and was very quiet and subdued, with no movement in his guts. The vet was called, and he relaxed after a while, and back to eating his hay.
Thursday 14th September 2017 9.30-4pm
The Claire Lilley Training Centre, Forest Road, Melksham SN12 7RB
The day focuses on gaining a better understanding about the horse and about yourself.
No ridden work is involved, but there will be the opportunity to observe them from a distance, and to work more closely with them from the ground if you wish.
Horses mirror our feelings and our unconscious processes – being with them and developing a relationship with a horse is very special. Taking time to really notice what is going on for you in relation to the horse develops self-awareness and helps you to understand how you function.
Learning about how you “come across” to a horse can influence your own life skills: in relationships for example, how you cope with stressful situations, perhaps in work or sports environments. The possibilities are endless.
Horses are very aware of non-verbal communication- our body language, how calm and confident we are, or not. This applies to all aspects of horsemanship – whether we are riding or handling them, or simply in their presence. They pick up things about ourselves we are not even aware of!
There will be opportunities to ask questions and to discuss what comes up for you, and time will be spent on common issues that can turn horsemanship from a pleasurable experience into a nightmare!
Understanding the Horse
- Psychology of the horse – how horses think and react
- The horse’s senses
- The horse’s body language
- Relating to the horse- how the horse sees you
- Self awareness
- Body language
- Posture and Movement
Price £60 per person including beverages. Please bring a packed lunch, and, as we will be outdoors as well as in the stables and the classroom, wear clothing to allow for all types of weather!
B&B available locally if accommodation is required.