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Hypnotherapy for Horse Riders

by | Oct 15, 2022 | Equestrian Coach, Rider Confidence, Rider Mindset | 0 comments

What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnosis is simply a form of deep relaxation. When our minds and bodies relax, the conscious mind, the analytical mind is distracted and we can gain direct access to the unconscious mind. Communication with the unconscious works best in the medium of images, dreams and metaphors. Hypnotherapy uses imagery and indirect suggestions via metaphors to bring about the changes you want.

Does Hypnotherapy work for everyone?

Hypnosis is quite an individual experience. Some people may go into a deeper trance more easily than others. Some will experience light trance. For your hypnotherapy to work, a deep trance is not necessary, you don’t have to feel like you’re asleep. Each time you practise hypnosis, however, as you become accustomed to the process, you may drift a little deeper into relaxation.

I’m not sure anyone could hypnotise me, can they?

Hypnosis is quite an individual experience. Some people may go into a deeper trance more easily than others. Some will experience light trance. For your hypnotherapy to work, a deep trance is not necessary, you don’t have to feel like you’re asleep. Each time you practise hypnosis, however, as you become accustomed to the process, you may drift a little deeper into relaxation.

Who should not use Hypnotherapy?

Those suffering from medical conditions such as epilepsy or those with psychiatric conditions (for example, psychosis, personality disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar, hysteria) should not engage in hypnotherapy.

People with life-threatening diseases should consult their GP/doctor before using hypnotherapy.

For anyone who suffering from highly traumatic or repressed memories, other techniques such as Time Line Therapy™ are more suitable and I’d advise against using hypnotherapy beforehand. Anyone who is unsure about whether hypnotherapy would suit their issue/medication can be put at ease by consulting their GP/doctor.

What can I expect from a Hypnotherapy session?

During the initial part of the session, your body is encouraged to relax, then your mind, using gentle suggestions. This switches off your conscious mind (the analytical mind) and allows you to enter a day-dream like state. Your unconscious mind becomes more receptive and suggestions are added. The suggestions and metaphors are designed to speak to your unconscious mind and may seem unusual at times! In this vein, your mind relaxes and is more accepting of change. At the end of the session, you are brought gently back to being fully awake.

Can I get stuck in a trance?

No, absolutely not. You are in control at all times, as such you control not only how deep your trance state, but also when you want to come out of trance. Nobody can force you into a trance or make you stay there, that’s impossible.

How long does it take for the results to be evident? Are the results immediate?

Not always! Everyone is different, you may notice changes quickly, you may need to listen to the recording several times. You may not notice the changes at first. Then, presented with a certain situation, you’ll act differently and realise that all the change work has come together!

How often and when should I undergo hypnotherapy?

The session time is around 30-60 minutes, this is the optimum time for frequent use; any longer and finding the time to listen tends to become more difficult. The more you listen, the more the hypnotic suggestions are embedded in the unconscious mind. Repetition is good for the unconscious mind and new ways of thinking turn into new habits. If you’re accessing a hypnotherapy recordings, as included in my Crack the Confidence Code Membership, I suggest listening as regularly as you can… every day, every other day, every week… for about a month to see and feel differently.

What happens if I fall asleep or don’t remember much of what was said?

Your unconscious mind is listening all the time and remembers all that is said, even if you don’t and even if you fall asleep. So don’t worry, rest assured your hypnotherapy is having a positive effect.

I’ve tried hypnosis before and I just couldn’t relax

Relaxation is actually not necessary, the suggestions will enter your unconscious mind whether your muscles in your body relax or not! The hypnosis is, however more beneficial if you can learn to relax.

If you’re interested in exploring how hypnotherapy can help you overcome your lack of confidence, nerves, anxiety or fear around riding, then you can book your 1-1 hypnotherapy session with me right HERE.

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