1. What made you choose to work with me, why did you come to the workshop?
I felt an immediate connection chatting with Rosie at a health & well-being fair, when I considered the nature of my encounters with horses in my life. I needed group support in a safe environment and felt drawn to the involvement of animals in the healing process. I tend to commit intuitively to requiring an experience such as this one and often don’t know specifically why I need to attend.
2. What was your experience of working with me? Describe the work we did on the workshop, the realisations you had and how my approach or the process helped you specifically.
Top of the list – practical boundary work and snippets of information presented in a different language around this. I tend towards people pleasing, but paradoxically I ignore people’s signals when they are attempting to set a boundary. Specifically, I needed to hear the point about distinguishing between fear and vulnerability; trusting my gut that the difficult situation I’ve been in for nearly a year, in relationship with someone in authority, is definitely fearful and I need to get out and find a safe place. Secondly, the body scan work and connecting to the information we hold to release ourselves from emotional or mental bondage through sensation, is a very useful technique.
3. What is your situation since the workshop? What things may have changed and improved and specifically any tangible differences you have noticed.
A month after the workshop, I used the principles of boundary setting to put a one-off, clear proposal to the person in authority and it was accepted in full as the resolution we needed. I am removing myself from that person’s space and we have agreed the terms in order for me to do so. I was very specific to avoid confusion and the boundary is enforceable. I did it without shaming – this is my natural inclination, but it was useful to have Rosie’s reminder about this. I am no longer caught up in the fear in general and specifically in relation to this particular person’s bullying behaviour.
4. What would you say to someone else considering attending a workshop with me?
Take the plunge; relax and see what comes up on the day. As with any healing experience, if you’re drawn to it, do it. The specifics show themselves afterwards.