What I Offer
My lifelong experience with horses and my interest in personal development, together with my passion for developing relationships between humans and horses is the foundation for my work. I offer Equine Facilitated Learning, Wellbeing coaching and Riding coaching.
Equine Facilitated Learning
Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) provides a combination of reflective and active experiences with horses, coaching, theoretical discussion and creative activities; to develop intuition, flexibility and a healthy balance between mind, body, emotion and spirit. My underlying intention is to help you to access your own inner wisdom and allow it to inform and inspire you so that you can live a more peaceful and fulfilling life.
Horses have no agenda and do not judge. They simply exist and respond in the present moment. Time spent working with them or even just being in their presence can help us to relax into a similar calm state of mind. They encourage us to let go of our stories and our mental chatter and to connect with our real intentions and feelings.
- Tune into yourself and honour your true feelings
- Overcome anxiety and access inner peace and calm
- Set clear, consistent, and healthy boundaries
- Communicate clearly and effectively
- Build confidence and self esteem
- Develop focus and clarity
- Create honest and authentic relationships to yourself, others, and your community
- Reconnect to your sense of purpose and direction
In a peaceful setting, with sensitivity and integrity, I create an authentic and safe space in which to open up, explore and experiment.
Some people prefer the privacy and flexibility of private sessions, either instead of, or in combination with my group workshops. This offers the opportunity to explore topics that are of interest to the client and enables each session to follow the natural rhythm of their progress.
I also offer inclusive packages which combine EFL sessions with coaching calls, so that clients can reflect upon their discoveries and integrate the learning into their lives.
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All my group workshops are themed, and the pathway that runs through them reflects the underlying philosophy of all my work – that your relationship to yourself is the wellspring that feeds all your other relationships. They provide the opportunity to deepen your self-awareness and to enhance your relationships with self, others and the wider community.
If you want to find out more about my approach and experience some of the benefits and revelations firsthand then maybe start with my Discovery Day – a short day course which which provides the opportunity to ‘dip a toe’ into the water of EFL.
If you are ready to dive in then the first step of the journey is the 3 day Connect workshop, which provides a wonderful opportunity to stop, reflect, refresh and reconnect to your authentic self. After completing this introductory workshop you qualify to attend the 4 day Trust workshop or apply for the more intensive two-part NOW Programme.
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I am a qualified Life Coach and I love to help people to find a new, authentic way of living and being. My philosophy embraces the wisdom that I have learned from horses over the years and also the teachings of Linda Kohanov, author of ‘The Power of the Herd’.
Using mindfulness and body awareness techniques, and by holding a safe space for reflection, I help clients to respond, rather than react to their emotions, and to overcome limiting beliefs about themselves and the world around them. By finding this balanced perspective they can gain a clear idea of what is really important to them, so that they can uncover the joy of being true to themselves.
Wellbeing Coaching helps you to:
- Gain a clear perspective
- Recognise what is important and what you really want in life
- Identify and move through limiting emotional and mental blocks
- Listen to your gut instincts and trust your intuition
- Develop self confidence & well-being
- Integrate practical skills into your everyday life to help you enjoy life’s journey
I offer a safe non-judgemental environment, empathic listening and genuine support in pursuit of true fulfilment. This can be in person, by phone or by Skype. You are welcome to book an initial free consultation so that we can get to know each other and establish if it can be an effective coaching relationship.
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Relax & Regenerate
Enjoy a morning of wisdom and Personal Development with Rosie and the horses followed by a relaxing afternoon of pampering with Vanessa Withey.
Vanessa is fully qualified in Beauty and Complementary Therapies, such as massage, facials, manicures and pedicures. Simply visit Vanessa’s website, choose treatments totalling 1hr 30mins, then Contact Rosie to book.
10am to 1pm: Personal development with Rosie
1pm: Light lunch
2pm to 3:30pm: Pampering with Vanessa
3:30 pm to 4pm: Tea and a review of the day
Riding Coaching – private sessions and group training days
I had a natural affinity with horses as a child and I loved the benefits of the relationship that I was lucky enough to experience with all the horses and ponies that passed through my care. I was taught by my Mum and I competed from a very young age in all disciplines.
In my 20’s I decided to change career and I trained to become a BHS Instructor. I gained my BHSAI in 1986 and my BHSII in 1990, which was also the year that I opened Hartley Wood Riding Centre. Throughout the 13 years of running my business, I developed a keen interest in the training of the horses and students and the connection between horse and human. When I sold the business I pursued my interest in personal development training in Reiki, Radionics, Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching and Equine Facilitated Learning and also expanded my study of horse training with the Tellington Touch, Connected Riding and Philippe Karl’s Classical training.
I now bring my lifetime love of horses together with my experience and training to help riders with their own horses to develop their relationship and training in a way that fulfills their own aims and desires.
My holistic approach is based on the fundamental connection between horse and rider and I respond to each unique partnership.
Before the session, I take the time to chat with my clients to find out what their personal aims are in terms of developing their relationship with their horse and their training ethos.
I help riders improve self-awareness, posture and confidence; the balance and suppleness of their horse and to develop a way of training that suits both them and their horse.
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Group training days
If you prefer to have a group experience these training days are an ideal way to improve your confidence riding in a group or to bring a new, young or green horse for a lesson in a calm, friendly and non-judgemental environment.
Flatwork and Jumping sessions offer you the opportunity to communicate clearly with your horse and build confidence in your partnership.
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