The Horse and You

The Horse and You Day Course

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

Understanding yourself

  • Self awareness
  • Body language
  • Posture and Movement
  • Mindfulness

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!

Book a place

B&B available locally if accommodation is required.

hen and george field web

 

http://clairelilley.com/the-horse-and-you/

Mindfulness Example

Find a quiet moment, and take a look at this sunset. Notice if you are in a hurry, impatient, just have a quick look and think there are better ways to fill your time.

Look again, sitting comfortable, breathing calmly, and give yourself a couple of minutes to take in what you see- the colours and shapes of the clouds, the trees in shadow, the last glow of the sun, for example.  Focus on calmly breathing, relaxing, calming your mind.

After a couple of minutes, stretch and move, look away from the photo and notice your own world with fresh eyes. Notice how you feel now- hopefully calm and relaxed!

sunset-melksham

Welcome to Wiltshire-Wellbeing.

I have two practices that I work from- one at my garden studio in Market Lavington, and the other at my Wellness Centre in Melksham, either in my classroom or outdoors.

My aim is to provide a variety of options to improve both physical and mental health- a holistic way to feel good and to be, and to promote calmness and relaxation. Animals can play a very important part in developing self-awareness, so my horses are very happy to help you, if you wish. Being outdoors can be very grounding and healing- connection with nature can promote a sense of calm and serenity, even if the weather is bad! Nature is powerful and profound and can be refreshing for the soul.

I can offer:

  • Meditation and Mindfulness
  • Movement and Exercise
  • Reiki
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Equine Assisted therapy

 

Please contact me for further details on any of the above.