Note: The three articles below on EFT for horseback riders are posted on Confident Rider, the website of popular nervous-rider-blogger Jade Salpietro. Each article is prefaced by an introduction from Jade Salpietro, CR blogger.
Releasing Riding Traumas, Part 1
In the wild, animals have life-or-death experiences on a regular basis, but aren’t troubled by the post-traumatic stress symptoms we humans are so familiar with.
This article describes what happens in our brain/body system when we experience trauma. Beyond the fight-flight and freeze responses, it’s the absence of something called the “discharge response” that leaves us with recurring fight/flight symptoms. EFT and other energy psychology techniques mimic the benefits of the discharge response.
The article is framed for equestrians, but the principles are the same for all traumatic expriences. It is posted on the website of nervous-rider-blogger Jade Salpietro, with an introduction by Jade. Go to article.
Releasing Riding Traumas, Part 2
In Part 2, more light is shed on why people in similar traumatic circumstances are impacted very differently (i.e. have or don’t have lasting negative symptoms). Understanding this helps those who have struggled with pounding heart, sweaty palms, and other signs of distress realize that their difficulty has nothing to do with a lack of courage or will power.
Again, the article is framed for equestrians, but the principles are the same for all traumatic experiences. It is posted on the website of nervous-rider-blogger Jade Salpietro, with an introduction by Jade. Go to article.
Releasing Riding Traumas, Part 3
Part 3 tells the story of Amy Thompson, a lifelong rider who, following a bad fall, was left with debilitating fear. Even the simplest situations, on a calm horse, caused highly uncomfortable fight/flight symptoms. After a lengthy struggle with this situation, Amy discovered EFT and reclaimed the joy of riding. It is posted on the website of nervous-rider-blogger Jade Salpietro, with an introduction by Jade. Go to article.
Persistent Fear of Public Speaking?
People who dread the spotlight marvel at those who don’t. For every one of those bold souls there are droves who would rather cut three acres of tall grass with a push-mower than address an audience. And among those droves are people who would rather cut the three acres with a pair of scissors – small, dull, scissors – than stand in front of a group and talk. This article is for the scissor-snippers.
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