MIND-BODY-CONNECTION -- Horse or Human
Our program affects lives.
When the Program ‘study’ is emphasized, and we work toward a particular objective, --we find that the client/student pays closer attention to what they are expected to do. They’re usually surprised that we care --they get the details, -and --understand them.
By not rushing through, --taking the ‘necessary’ time to understand, clients exhibit even deeper interest, at the puzzle presented to them.
We 'slow' them, --one more peg, to pay ‘mind’ to what their ‘hands’ are doing, -while the mind, hands, the eyes, and body language, and 'our 'feelings' --are all performing what seems to be ---their ‘Own’ tasks.
Humans often function, --like ‘wound-tight’ steel, --springing back to its familiar --nest of confusion.
Slow the client a third peg, and they look at their complexities, ---one at a time.
The real work begins, --taking control over any un-wanted or un-desirable behavior, -and we do this in fractions.
Untangling a web of emotional turmoil (steel-wool), without doing damage, --is a very delicate process, being careful not to snap or break ‘anything’, --especially the very fragile memory, that could become volumes of stored hurts, and pain.
as we go along, -We aim to encourage a ‘search’ for details..
We work at --asking the ‘right’ questions, to gently guide a client through the maze of memories, -being careful to stop them, or give a detour, when they approach a too delicate 'place' or dead end, that could be terribly frightening for them. Distraction is now strategy.
As the client walks, -through, and to --a ‘place’ you know will ‘stop’ them, ---we can gently prepare them for what might be ahead, giving continued support, as they near the questionable area.
‘Reading’ people, is an art learned from the ‘Soft Touch’ horsemanship -portion of the Program. the horse will represent a personality, or a challenge that must be met or conquered.
The MBC Program, --is not for inexperienced persons to coach, however, -knowing pain, and getting through the forest, learning your own lessons well, (by experience) may be more valuable, to someone who can ’feel’ -that you understand. Been there, --done that, is worth many degrees. often --what has been 'book' learned, ---must be ‘ditched’ –to ‘listen to your gut feelings, and--your ‘heart’.
simply –close the book, --and learn to 'feel' and 'listen.
MBC looks at a ‘page’ in one’s life, --as ‘they’ --open it to us. knowing -what is at hand, -as discussed with the client, --will gain their trust, with a shared direction, while giving the client the power, of making small decisions, and --setting their 'own' goals.
It is very important that the client is informed that
STH/MBC are ---‘Strategy oriented’ programs. This will give the coach a wider range for experimentation, without telling the client, exactly, --what you are trying to do ‘for’ them. This is again, a delicate line to walk, to keep client trust & faith.
experienced coaches recognize more than a client wants known.
STQH-MBC forms a very powerful team, --Working in adjunct with mental health & Delinquency agencies. clients love, --that you are not a ‘professional’ in 'their' eyes, --after ALL, --you just teach riding!
when they 'catch on' --to your 'strategy', --and what THEY ARE 'REALLY' GAINING --FROM THE PROGRAM, --you just share a smile.
the beauty of mbc, --THE details of painful situations do ‘not’ need to be discussed. we SIMPLY mention body language, and guide them towards wanting to know –‘why’ –they do that, OR WHERE DID THAT BEHAVIOR COME FROM? Perhaps --it reminds you of someone else's 'issues'...
The seeds are sown early on, and can take time to germinate.
There is usually, --a waiting time.
there is, --a time to be concerned about the outcomes, and,
there is, --a time for the client --to see THEIr accomplishments.
like new grass, -growing beneath the clients feet.
hope must be realized, --felt, and -then, it starts growing!
As the colors turn from 'gray' --to green, --joy is experienced, faith builds, and the fields are no longer too big, --to cross.
progress becomes addictive!
It's good to CONTINUE TO support OUR clients, --keeping them, -on fertile ground.
STQH-MBC helps to eliminate un-necessary medical or psychological treatment, --by helping the client find the 'root' cause of their symptoms, -that we believe are stress related!
TREATING SYMPTOMS -- ISN'T GOOD ENOUGH --for us!
Isn't it time we stop blaming others (including the horse) for our (riding) issues?
Isn't it time to also give the stigma of '
Mental Health' ---A Break?
Personal 'ISSUES' -we live with daily, if left un-attended (due to circumstance), -cause the symptoms that must eventually be treated --IN MIND-BODY-EMOTIONS-FEELINGS, YOUR ENERGY-or SPIRIT.
Stress CAN become a friendly habit.
We get addicted to living with it, and then don't know what to do, or how to live, -without it!
We make excuses, -get confused, --believing everything, or everyone else -is wrong!
We just don't understand STRESS and ALL it does to us.
We want to believe we need medicine, or therapy. We know 'something' is wrong. IF we don't get well, we can BLAME IT ON THE MEDICATIONS, --can't we? That way, we don't have to get to those DEEP 'ROOTED' ISSUES, that need our attention! --Right?
Sometimes, ---MEDICATIONS CAN OFFER YOU A COP-OUT!
GET CHECK-UPS, -TAKE BETTER CARE OF YOURSELVES!
We too often treat the acquired `symptoms' of accumulated stress, -not stress itself!
Doctors, therapists, etc. -are trained to search for, -and treat SYMPTOMS, not to find the CAUSE.
What comes first, -Symptoms or Stress?
SO, ---what are you going to do about YOURS?
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