Individual consultation: All individual consultations begin with an assessment and goal setting. The number of sessions required will then be determined. Consultation may include in-office viewing of training tapes, coach involvement, on-site sessions and tracking forms. Extended health care benefits or EAP coverage may apply, please inquire.
Phone consultation (with or without Skype): If you are not within office reach, you can obtain consultation over the phone. or by Skype.
Who can benefit?
Any rider, any discipline. Young, or well seasoned! Some competitive riders want to improve their performance skills so they can take their ride to the next level. In office or virtual sessions, including consultations while showing, assist them in reaching their goals.
Many riders approach me to assist them in overcoming their physical fear. Horse sport is not without risk, so accidents can and do happen. Fear also naturally increases as we age but does not have to stop you from enjoying your sport. You can take back your ride, and nothing gives me more satisfaction than helping riders smile in the saddle again.
I have worked with coaches to reach their goals of becoming the best trainers they can be, improve their communication with students, understand learning styles or how to begin to incorporate mental training into their lesson plans.
Basically, anything that impacts your sport (relationships, stress, mental health issues, parenting, depression to name but a few) I can help you or will certainly make sure you are connected with someone who can, if I feel the issue suggests a different fit. As a Psychologist as well as a rider, I am committed to your well-being and success in and out of the show ring.
If you need more information, just send me a note and I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Ready to make an appointment? Whether it is for an in-office or virtual session, your first step is to head to the contact page to fill out your intake form.
Anywhere a plane, train or automobile can take me can be a potential clinic location. Any barn, in any part of the world, can host a Riding Out of Your Mind Clinic. If you are interested in hosting, please contact me for more information or download this information package. Clinics are both mounted and unmounted. Private sessions can be added to the program in some situations.
Also available locally are mini sessions, 1.5 hours in length that cover one topic and can easily be fit into an evening after lessons. Session topics include but are not limited to: managing your inside voice, targeted visualization, confidence boosters and busters, performance nerves and sport parenting.
I prefer to have a consultation with coaches to determine what the priority is for their riders and design a clinic accordingly. Coaches, if you would like to have a free consultation please contact me. To view a partial list of previous clients click here
To view possible clinic dates, please refer to this calendar.
Here are the most common sessions offered:
Becoming a Thinking Rider
Is your most effective riding aid (your brain) not providing you with desired results? In this three hour group session you will learn targeted visualization, how to avoid performance-disrupting mental traps, communicate more effectively with your horse, and manage your self talk and emotional state. Your training will take on a new, interesting dimension that will become part of your daily routine.
Developing a High Performance Mind
Are you ready to expand your comfort zone? Take your ride, your performance to a new height? Becoming tougher under pressure and challenging your current skill level are both very learnable skills. You’ll find these skills just as valuable in your life as your riding. In this three hour group session you will learn how to stay focused and calm in the clutch, recovery strategies to rebound quickly from errors, winning concentration techniques and how to perform in and out of “the zone”.
Riding Through Fear:
Are you a rider who loves to ride but is overcome by fear when in the saddle? Do you struggle with your love for horses and your fear of getting hurt? Has all the fun and joy gone out of your ride? In this session you will learn about the nature of fear, how to tame it and get back to your enjoying your horse. Don’t let fear rule your ride, get back in the driver’s seat today.
Learn from the comfort of your home., or wherever! You can even wear your pjs to class!
Now you can truly be anywhere in the world and take a Riding out of Your Mind Clinic. I wanted to make learning about the mental aspects of horse sport accessible and affordable. So I created an online resource that will continue to grow in the years to come. I hope you enjoy these courses, and if there is a topic you are wanting to see covered, I welcome all suggestions.
All online courses are available at:
Riding out of your Mind Clinic
Do you find your negative thoughts are interfering with your riding success? Learn strategies to get your mind working for you instead of against you. Your inside voice will get a makeover others will soon notice...
Riding Through Fear
Is your fear of getting hurt getting in your way? Maybe you've had a bad fall or are just a little longer in the tooth than before (and unfortunately just a little more aware of what can go wrong). Learn how to manage your fears so you can get back to the pleasure of riding.
The Resilient Rider
Are your toughness skills a little lacking? Could you use some grit in your ride? Learn how to up your resiliency and toughness factor with this course.
The Confidence Factor:
Who doesn't want more? Learn how to develop and then maintain your confidence level not just in yourself, but your teammate as well.
Need some more information about online classes, like what they are or how they work? Check out the FAQ page.