How can horses help you reduce your anxiety and depression

Choosing a therapy is a challenge for most people as you don’t know in advance what kind of therapy is going to suit you. Some people react better to talking therapy while others prefer the experiential approach. It depends entirely on the person.  You are probably wondering how is it possible for horses (or any … more

Dealing with Shame

Treatment for shame  When shame takes root in your life, it can alter how you look at yourself, lead to disconnection from others, contribute to mental illnesses such as depression and/or lead to drug and alcohol abuse. Shame is false self-belief with the following associated behaviour: Despair Blame Projection Suicidal urge Bullying Emotions attached to … more

What is Guilt ?

Guilt is an emotion that applies to actions, whereas shame applies to people. Someone who cheats a friend or causes an injury through carelessness may feel bad about what they have done (guilt, connected to remorse) as well as feeling bad about themselves (shame). Some people feel guilt more acutely than others, but its impact … more

7 Symptoms of Fear

Fear can be sudden and dramatic or long-term and pervasive; like a nagging wound or paralysing in its force. Symptoms of fear are Worry Anxiety Confusion Dulling of senses Panic Terror Dissociation The message fear is giving you Fear is an intuitive, focused awareness of something that is a threat to your physical, mental or … more

Coping with Anxiety

PTSD Anxiety triggers Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) anxiety can be triggered by any of your senses – a sight that reminds you forcefully or even obliquely of the traumatic event, a loud noise, a smell that takes you back, the jostling of a large crowd … Sometimes the feeling will build slowly, sometimes it feels … more

Dealing with Anger

Dealing with anger issues Symptoms of anger are: Rage Fury Deflection, sometimes dragging in an innocent bystander Boredom or apathy, masking anger that you feel unable to deal with openly The message anger is giving you Anger lets you know your emotional, physical or psychological boundary has been flouted, sometimes by a person you feel … more

What have horses got to teach us about group dynamics and leadership?

This article tells the story of a new and very different member joining the herd and invite  us to consider what horses may have to teach us about group dynamics and leadership.  The existing herd consisted of  Phil the leader, Colin who is next in line and previously held the position of leader,  Ed who … more

Inspire Young Leaders With Equine Leadership Training

Equine Guided Leadership is the latest corporate training innovation to hit the UK and despite the fairly small number of companies offering the service, Great Britain is already considered one of the top countries in the world for one-to-one training with a horse. In the business world, leaders use Equine Guided Leadership to develop a … more

Let Equine Guided Leadership Shape your Management Style

The best managers think outside the box and one way to do just that is by embarking on an equine guided leadership training course. Whilst other company leaders are sitting in a stuffy conference room desperately trying to stay awake whilst an expert drones on, you could be out in the fresh air enjoying working … more

The Benefits of Leadership Training for Small Businesses

Small business owners are often reluctant to spend their budget on training, especially with the current state of the economy. But leadership training can have huge benefits for small business and be well worth the money it costs. If you’re considering training for your staff then take a look at just how leadership training could … more

Collaboration with other leadership training experts

Thursday 28th February was a really good day for Equinox Coaching. Performance -1  came to my centre to experience my horse led leadership training in East Sussex. Performance 1 are a forward thinking Leadership Consultancy for whom integrity, authenticity, trust and respect features highly in their training. Performance1 was founded in 2000 by Jonathan Males. … more

Leadership Skills that you can learn from Horses

What makes a great leader ? Most of us would find it hard to define the subtle mix of skills required – and with very good reason. The majority of human communication is non-verbal and the most successful leaders have honed their skills to be able to say what they need to say without even … more

Five Leadership Lessons you can learn from Horses

If you’ve ever sat down after a leadership training day and wondered whether what you learned was really worth the money you spent, then you simply haven’t thought out of the box when it comes to training. Believe it or not more than 90% of human communication is non-verbal – which is why many of us … more