What to Expect

What can Performance Coaching really do for you?

Performance Coaching can help you learn to:

  • Relax your mind and body for better riding and improved performance.

  • Dispel negative self-talk and faulty beliefs that interfere with good riding and good horsemanship.

  • Consistently bolster your own confidence and excel.

  • Concentrate your energy to ride your best.

  • Create positive riding visualizations and make them happen.

  • Communicate better with your instructor (and your horse) to learn faster and ride better.

  • Set priorities and goals that help you achieve your riding dreams.

  • Transform obstacles into opportunities for success.

  • Have your physiology work for you rather than against you.

  • Capture the simple, yet profound, joy of riding moment to moment.

Quarter Time

Coaching can take place in person at my office, or on the telephone. For certain issues it can take place at competition venues.  Typically, it is not a long process.  During the first meeting, I like to get a good idea about the riding issues that are important to you, provide you with good information about how to change things, and then teach you several simple and effective strategies that can be used immediately.  During this meeting you will get a very good idea about how I think about things and how I work.  My goal is to assist you in learning to change the things in your riding that aren’t working,  to learn how to become your own source of change and to simply have more fun!

Most riders are strongly motivated to learn and have spent considerable time in learning and perfecting their technical and horsemanship skills.  Their commitment and motivation often make the coaching process easier and shorter.

Coaching is a collaborative process.  Meetings are scheduled and planned in a partnership.  The number and frequency of meetings are designed to fit your personal preferences, your schedule, and your riding issues.

Some riders have solved their problems in two to four sessions.  Other riders like to use Performance Coaching in an ongoing way for a period of time to explore issues more deeply and to have a coach “in the wings” for feedback as they experiment with change.  And other riders like to use Performance Coaching on a strictly “as needed” basis – what I call “curbside consults” – that can take place on the phone, in my office or at shows.

Any rider engaged in Performance Coaching is also provided with a comprehensive packet of written material providing simple and very effective techniques and strategies that can be used on an ongoing basis to augment and support the coaching process.


What Happens in Coaching (in a nutshell)

Whether we are meeting on the phone or in person, you will be learning effective and powerful strategies to quickly change the things in your riding that aren’t working.  You will have the opportunity to build all the necessary skills of thought and action to create success. You will be encouraged to tap into your own innate wisdom to help you reach your riding goals.

The coaching process will be co-creative, flexible, simple, clear, and direct.  It will also be fun!

As a Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, I will teach you how to use the power of your mind to transform negative, faulty thoughts and beliefs that limit your riding potential into positive, affirming self-statements and habits of thinking that create success. I will assist you  in learning how to use positive imagery to your advantage. I will help you learn how to relax your mind and body for better focus, connection and performance.

As a trained Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Body-Centered Therapist, I may also use certain clinical processes and other treatments based on the acupressure system to assist the learning process and to greatly accelerate change. This provides a very unique advantage over simply talking about your riding issues and goals.

These processes include:

  • EMDR

  • Brainspotting Phase 1 and 2

  • EFT

  • Hypnosis

  • TFT

  • Body-Centered Therapy

  • Meditation and Mindfulness Training

  • Tapas Acupressure Techniques

  • Brain Gym techniques

To further optimize success, I work within a Matrix of Change (pictured below):

Working within this MATRIX provides the possibility of the deepest and most lasting change in the shortest amount of time.


The Bottom Line

Performance Coaching can help you:

  • Create balance, harmony and ease

  • Build confidence

  • Refine competitive skills

  • Enhance performance

  • Increase trust in yourself, in others, and in your horse

  • Cultivate patience, planning and timing

  • Have fun

How do I get started?

If you would like to explore whether Performance Coaching is right for you, or to schedule an appointment, you may contact me at windfallfarm@aol.com

You have invested a tremendous amount of time in your horse and horse-related activities. Why not invest a fraction of the time in learning to create your own happiness and success in your riding through Performance Coaching?

Don’t you deserve it?

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