Coping with The Winter Blues

This time of year is tough for many people. Short days cold, wet weather are a long way from the colours and warmth of summer, often leading to depression, or SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder).

Useful tips: What would you enjoy on holiday? Curling up with a good book,  cooking colourful meals such as stir fries, or a spicy curry?  Having time to chill out, or maybe to try a new form of exercise? Try bringing some holiday activities into your day, even for a short time- maybe look at a favourite photo during a coffee break. Lifting your mood by dong something you really enjoy- singing along to a song on the radio, or dancing to a favourite holiday tune.

 

The weather may be grey, but bringing colour into your life can give you a break from the endless greyness of winter and lift your mood. Wear something colourful for fun, brighten your make-up, paint your nails, wear comedy socks! Dig out your holiday photos for some happy memories and to remind yourself that summer will come- soon!

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/seasonal-affective-disorder-sad/#.WoQ2AyOLQxc

 

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The Equestrian Counsellor-Your Horse and You

In our sessions, we will  focus on gaining a better understanding about your horse and about yourself. Sessions will include ‘talking therapy’ without the horse, to gain understanding about yourself, and issues going on for you. We will also work with your horse, to improve how you function together.

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!

We can 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!

I can offer a ‘package deal’ of 6 sessions, for example, starting and finishing with you on your own to notice and understand the change in your relationship with your horse.

50 minute sessions cost £40 each in the ‘package deal’ (travel costs may apply)

 


 

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