Testimonials

 

Confidence Camp:  I have had a wonderful weekend with my horse.  I have enjoyed every aspect of the camp.  Amanda you are SO positive and calming and gave me new found positivity.  Thank you SO much, hopefully see you again soon.  Anne Michie x  Ellon, Scotland.

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Confidence Camp:  Can't wait until the next one!  Please put my name down!  Thank you SO much, I hve learned so much.  I have found new confidence and can't wait to get going at home too!  Amazing camp, absolutely loved it!  Don't want to go home!  Thank you x  Jemma Campbell, Ellon, Scotland.

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Confidence Camp: I found the camp very useful in understanding my hose better, connecting with her and realising that I can ride her.  Structure of the weekend was well paced with lots to do and lots to think about.  Thank you!  Gillian, Ellon, Scotland.

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Confidence Camp:  The information on this camp was fantastic and explained very well.  I have really enjoyed the whole weekend, and will definitely use the things I have learned with my horse.  Laura Mannall, Ellon, Scotland.

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Confidence Camp:  I really enjoyed camp.  enjoyed time with my horse and meeting others who feel the same.  Enjoyed the positivity and relaxation and talks.  Feel proud of our jumping and dressage, Thank you!  Lisa Gordon, Ellon Scotland.

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Confidence Camp:  Very Enjoyable!! No matter how little or much you/I ride, the whole experience with your/my horse has totally brought us forward in confidence!  Jayne McGarvie, Ellon, Scotland.

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Confidence Workshop:  I've found the workshop to be extremely beneficial. Being given the tools I need to remain in a positive mindset has set me up for future challenges that I can now embrace.  The hypnotherapy was very relaxing and a great way to start off the correct mindset.  Thank you very much!  Sophie Nichol, Gloucester.

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Confidence Workshop:  Very much enjoyed today, thank you!  Lots to think about and lots of useful information.  Tara, Gloucester.

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Confidence Workshop:  thank you for an enjoyable day.  Going away with some things to work on and a plan to move forwards.  I will never look at the cross country course the same again! Beth, Gloucester.

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Confidence Workshop:  thank you for a really useful workshop, it has given me some very useful food for thought.  Maybe I won't give up riding just yet as I have nothing to lose by trying out these techniques.  Thank you for helping me rationalise all my muddled thoughts!  Rachael McCooey, Gloucester.

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Confidence Workshop:  This was my second workshop and was an amazing reminder and I also learnt new techniques.  Thank you again and looking forward to the camp in Shropshire.  Liz Mason, Gloucester.

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Confidence Workshop:  Fantastic course, very informative, has given me a starting point and a way to plan going forward.  Very supportive group environment and looking forward to the future.  thank you for your time x.  Julie Checkley, Gloucester.

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Confidence Workshop:  Lots of things to think about and plenty of exercies to try.  Feeling very positive for my future.  Thank you.  Sarah Carter, Gloucester.

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Confidence Workshop:  Thank you, a very positive day with lot to go away and work on.  Clare Daniels, Gloucester.

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Confidence Workshop:  A very, very useful day.  I feel that I now have the tools for a way forward and feel much more positive and I'm starting to realise how I need to retrain myself.  Caroline McCormick, Gloucester.

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Confidence Workshop: What I have learnt today reinforces things I have learnt int he past, I found it very easy to relate to your way of teaching and felt it helped in all aspect of life, not just riding.  Would recommend to anyone and would also be interested in coming to another one.  Emma Miles, Sussex.

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Confidence Workshop:  I very much enjoyed the workshop today.  It was good to meet people who also have confidence issues.  I liked the guided hypnosis sessions and can't wait to start deploying the many strategies discussed.  I look forward to joining the FB group.  I found the whole experience inspiring.  Thank you.  Lisa Gartside, Sussex.

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Confidence Workshop:  Really enjoyed today's workshop.  I've now got some more tips to help me with my riding fears.  I shall be using the trance to aid me.  Michelle Surridge, Sussex.

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Confidence Workshop:  I feel today has pushed me in the right direction and given me steps and techniques to work with.  The exercises Amanda did with us made sense and helped me to understand the problems we may face and suggestions to overcome these.  Kelly Petretta, Sussex

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Confidence Workshop:  Very clear and helpful advice.  I have already made some progress and now have a clear understanding of what I need to do now and the speed I should expect to proceed to develop my and my horse's progress and training.  The outlook is much more positive now and I feel much more relaxed and happy.  Very many thanks, Steve Mansfield, Sussex.

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Confidence Workshop:  thank you for a nice day, it has opened my mind to a whole new world to deal with confidence.  Charlotte Lotton, Sussex.

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Confidence Camp:  Brilliant weekend.  I came away with loads to work on and think about.  Talks were really interesting!  Thank you so much!  Amy Louise Forbes, Aberdeen.

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Confidence Camp:  Great weekend.  Found my confidence grow.  Guest speakers were great and the massage was excellent.  I feel that I rode the best I ever have.  Fiona Carnigie, Aberdeen.

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Confidence Camp:  Amazing camp.  Made me feel so uch better about myself and what I am capable of.  Thank you so much.  Anne Harper x, Aberdeen.

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Confidence Camp:  Thoroughly enjoyed the camp.  I did things that I thought I would never do - poles/wee jump/medium canter.  Came away with key learning processes to turn thoughts into positives! - Long legs, - Soft hands - Longer necks!  Pam Mclean, Aberdeen.

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Confidence Camp:  Thoroughly enjoyed myself.  I feelmuch more confident about riding this horses.  I feel I've been given 'tools' to deal with him, and I will be able to use them on all my ponies.  I look forward to taking him out and about!  Michele Helliwell, Aberdeen.

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Confidence Camp:  I was expecting a 'fluffy' course with lots of softly, softly...however, a kick-up the bum later, I realise I can ride to the level I want to.  I do know what's best for my horses and to trust my instincts.  Lynne Fraser, Aberdeen.

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Confidence Camp:  I found this whole experience very enlightening, informative and most of all, fun!  I feel equipped to deal with situations that may arise now in a clam, confident manner.  Thank you Amanda.  Vicki Glasgow, Aberdeen.

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Confidence Camp:  A great weekend that has boosted my confidence and helped give strategies to overcome several of my difficulties.  My horse loved it.  Facilities, food and people were great.  I have left full of ideas for going forwards.  Liz, Cornwal

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Confidence Camp:  this was such an awsome course and I learnt so much about myself and how my thinking influences my riding and my horse.  there is a huge amount to take away, reflect on and put into practice.  My hope is to keep the momentum going from Day 1 on my own and really continue to move onwards and upwards.  A massive thank you, this course has been a huge changing point in my life. Julie Lewis-Thompson, Cornwall

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Confidence Camp:  I enjoyed the team spirit which really evolved over the weekend.  Although my confidence problems are not so related to a physical thing, I still took lots away from theis course.  I would like to be able to bring my sharper horses as I think this would be a great experience for us.  Thanks.  Debbie, Cornwall

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Confidence Camp:  I enjoyed the lessons and the people in my group.  It was nice to meet people in the same situation as myself.  Must practice in being positive and not negative.  Sarah Manley, Cornwall

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Confidence Camp:  enjoyed the easy going way of gaining confidence and learning to be positive.  Having 3 schools to play in between lessons was great.  Jill Harris, Cornwall

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Confidence Camp:  I really enjoyed it.  I would have liked longer in the evenings to natter and do activities.  I learnt a lot about myself and Indie and I was pleasantly surprised by both!  Ani, Cornwall

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Confidence Camp:  I loved this weekend - lots to practice when I get home (little steps!!).  I know this is hard - but I would have loved longer lessons - Thank you xx.  Wendy, Cornwall

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Confidence Camp:  I have taken a lot of tools home to improve my confidence.  I feel elated to have reached this in 3 days.  Thank you Amanda, I will see you in the follow up camp.  Antje Pinkney, Cornwall

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Confidence Camp:  A brilliant and informative course.  From being a bag of nerves when I arrived I have learned a lot about myself and my ability.  I feel much happier about my riding now.  Thank you SO much.  Vicky Berry, Cornwall

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I just wanted to share with you how incredibly helpful I have found your course. It has absolutely transformed my riding and confidence.

The last two lessons I have had, my regular instructor said ‘Wow! You look like a different rider. You won’t be needing me soon’. The second instructor (who I haven’t had a lesson with for quite a while), when I spoke to her about the course and its positive effects, said ‘Gosh, I’d completely forgotten that you used to be nervous’.

Delighted too that I am one of the last people to get the personalised recording and very much look forward to receiving it.

We are moving yards on Thursday, so obviously a bit nerve wracking, but also exciting. It is on the Dorset/Devon border and I have booked onto the Bicton Arena Dressage camp in June.

A new chapter awaits!

Many, many thanks again for the course. You are doing a wonderful thing - you need to franchise it. Anytime you want a testimonial, please do not hesitate to contact me. I have nothing but praise for you and the course.   Katherine Locke

 

Confidence Workshop:  Really enjoyed today's session.  For me it's about remaining relaxed in order to remain effective.  I feel the techniques we explored will support me in this.  Thank you.  Debora Adamson, Glasgow

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Confidence Workshop:  I feel the various exer4cises have given me much more confidence.  The visual exercise helped me believe that I can achieve my goal and this was also helped by the NLP exercise to try and get over past traumas.  Ellie Gallacher, Glasgow

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Confidence Workshop:  I really enjoyed today.  Having had real confidence problems in recent months, I now feel like there is a positive way to overcome them.  I've learnt lots of interesting new skills, which I'm looking forward to implementing to help me become the rider I want to become.  Kerry Cowan, Glasgow

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Confidence Workshop:  Really interesting exercises.  I think the most powerful one was at the end where we stood on our timeline, looked ahead 10 years and then told our younger selves some good advice.  That gave me the motivation to really get on and enjoy my "perfect" riding.  It reminded me that life is short!  Hazel Hiram, Glasgow

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Confidence Workshop:  This was an amazing workshop.  It was very well presented.  I especially enjoyed the relaxation and listening to other people speaking about their experiences.  I am very much looking forward to putting everything I have learnt into practice to make me the best rider.  Claire McColl, Glasgow

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Confidence Workshop:  Really enjoyed today (first time ever done anything like this).  Look forward to putting it into practice.  Thanks.  Fiona Glenesk, Glasgow

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Confidence Workshop:  amazing day with some "lightbulb" moments.  Learned some useful tools for moving forward to attain a more relaxed, confident fun ride.  I had "forgotten" what fun I used to have with my horse, and this has (hopefully) kick-started my journey back to that.  Joanne Hendricks, Glasgow

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Confidence Workshop:  I found the techniques very simple to understand and visualise and look forward to putting them into practice to enhance my confidence when out with my horse.  Lara Chisholm, Glasgow

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Confidence Workshop:  Lots and lots to think about at home, really enjoyed the day.  Looking forward to using the various techniques.  Rachel Spensley, York

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Confidence Workshop:  Have found today very interesting and that I really feel I will use the exercises to help me when jumping and in my warm-ups in small collecting rings.  I felt the relaxation and colours and feelings were great helps.  Paula Gundill, York

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Confidence Workshop:  today has been an eye opener.  It has made me think outside the box, but I've enjoyed it and would be interested in coming again.  Marie Rodgers, York

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Confidence Workshop:  Really enjoyed the day.  It was great to have a day with people who enjoy horses and learning techniques to help me and my horse succeed.  Things I learnt today will work really well with the work I am doing with an IH instructor, and I'm looking forward to having loads of fun.  You have helped me make some very difficult decisions.  Lynn Hawdon, York

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Confidence Workshop:  Thoroughly enjoyable, very thought-provoking and self-reflecting.  Very useful exercises/tools to take away.  Made me think about not being too hard on myself.  Jackie Hall, York

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Confidence Workshop:  I really enjoyed today although I didn't expect to be so emotional.  Thank you for helping me see that I need to leave the past in the past and stop feeding my fears by re-living bad experiences.  Stephanie Peplow, York

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Confidence Workshop:  I have enjoyed today, meeting new people, listening to different scenarios.  I feel like I've been empowered and I'm hoping to put everything into practice and that I can enjoy my horse again.  Enjoy the upcoming summer.  Kerry Crookes, York

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Confidence Workshop:  Very good.   Wendy Harrowing, York

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Confidence Workshop:  I enjoyed the course.  I see it will take practice to put it into practice!  Lots to think about!  Thank you.  Isabel, York

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Confidence Workshop:  I very much enjoyed the course.  I feel I will take away a lot learned!  Very pleasant approach.  did not seem like a long day!  I will take the warm and fuzzy feeling in my chest home and on horseback!  Thank you.  Alison Brown, York

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Confidence Workshop:  Really enjoyed today.  I feel very positive and excited about my future, both in my personal life and with my love of horses.  All my issues are now firmly in the past.  Thank you Amanda for finding my "safe place" and showing me a way of moving forward.  Jayne Coulthard, Kent

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Confidence Workshop:  I found today incredibly useful!  The different exercises and skills that I have learnt today I will use as much as I can to assist me in moving forward with my horse!  Amanda was great and really personalised the workshop to ensure she got to the origin of any issues.  I would recommend Amanda to anyone struggling with their confidence as she has really helped me.  Sophie Sturgess, Kent

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Confidence Workshop:  Very interesting and informative.  Good eye opener to new skills for helping with confidence issues.  Looking forward to trying them out.  Emma Forster, Kent

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Confidence Workshop:  Lots of good re-remembering and new remembering yet to become "me".  Good use of analogy!  Thank you.  Stuart Attwood, Kent

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Confidence Workshop:  Thank you for a wonderful day of learning.  I feel excited about practising everything I've learnt and seeing the results which I know I will achieve.  Liz Mason, Cheshire.

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Confidence workshop:  A very good course, I came in feeling tense and emotional with an 'I'm not sure I will ever ride again' feeling.  I am leaving feeling I want to get out there and plan how to get going again.  Thank you very much!  Judith Williams, Cheshire.

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Confidence Workshop:  An absolutely fabulous day, full of ideas, techniques to help me achieve my dreams for Bella and I.  Louise Glover, Cheshire.

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Confidence Workshop:  I really enjoyed today, the hypnosis was excellent and I feel that it will be a real benefit to me.  A good day's info.  I feel I have the tools to help me move forward.  Thank you x  Debbie Firth, Cheshire

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Confidence Workshop:  I really feel glad I came!  I feel like I can finally start to get over my fears and enjoy my horse without being dependent on others to give me confidence.  C Godden, Cheshire

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Confidence Workshop:  Very interesting.  Lots of helpful advice, tips and strategies.  easy to follow instructions, which when applied, will surely help.  Many thanks.  Alison Chapstick, Cheshire

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Confidence Workshop:  Fantastic workshop.  Thoroughly enjoyed it and learn't lots to take home and work on/put into practice.  Faith Kay, Cheshire.

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Confidence Workshop:  Excellent day.  The trauma exercise was hugely useful.  Really enjoyed learning hot to be positive again!  Sally Wheatman, Cheshire.

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Confidence Workshop: I feel all the activities are really going to help and work for me.  I enjoyed my day and would recommend it to anyone!  SophieLee, Cheshire.

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Confidence Workshop:  I have enjoyed the day.  It was good to meet a lot of people with the same thoughts and feelings that I have.  You have given me 'permission' to go back to the basics to learn how to enjoy my time with my horses again.  I will use self hypnosis to focus on the positivity of riding again.  I will make my plan for the future.  Gill Bebbington, Cheshire.

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Confidence Workshop:  I have really enjoyed the clinic today and hope to put into practice the techniques that we have learned about.  Lesley Simmons, Cheshire

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Confidence Workshop:  Very useful and interesting day.  Gina Rossdale-Smith, Surrey

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Confidence Workshop:  Excellent workshop, great follow up to the workshop on the 14th Oct 2015.  Pleased that the session was different, helped me a lot last time and I'm sure this one will build on that.  Perfect location!  Lynette Kemp, Surrey

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Confidence workshop:  A very enjoyable course, lots to take away and work on.  Looking forward to a 2nd day to consolidate knowledge and progress.  Helen Bates, Surrey

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Confidence Workshop:  A really thought provoking day with some helpful exercises to practice.  I look forward to using the additional materals and working towards results.  Fabulous location.  Venue is always important.  Thanks for a great day.  Sam Pelling, Surrey.

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Confidence Workshop:  Very helpful, looking forward to using the new tools I have been given.  Thank you Amanda.  Deborah Woolford, Surrey

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Confidence Workshop: Very useful advice and information.  'Exercises' worked well.  Good techniques for the future.  Jill West, Surrey

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Confidence Workshop:  Lots of food for thought, and useful tools to take away.  Many thanks, Amanda, Surrey

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Confidence Workshop:  The start of new, positive thinking - being 're-born' to riding.  Found the course very, very helpful and positive.  Caroline Earle, Surrey

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Confidence workshop:  Lots of useful tools that can be used in a variety of situations.  Good to have the information provided by an experienced horsewoman who can relate and understands the specific fears experienced by horse riders.  Course was interesting and keeps you attention.  Information given at a good pace.  Handouts are good for later reference.  Irene Sutherland, York

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Confidence Workshop:  Some brilliant ideas and strategies for changing a negative into a positive.  Puts a different perspective on what to do should things go wrong.  Very well presented.  Thank you.  Gill Northern, York

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Confidence Workshop:  It was lovely to meet like-minded people and to see that I am not alone in my anxieties and fears.  I'm looking forward to having the chance to put some of the exercises into practice...and hopefully finally moving forwards!  Many thanks 🙂  Sarah Newstead, York

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Confidence Workshop:  I have tried many books int he post, however, to have Amanda put the words into practise was great.  And also to know I am not alone as LL the ladies in my group - well we all had very similar issues.  Thank you for coming this far North!  Elizabeth Robinson, York

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Confidence Workshop:  Thank you for an amazing day!  I had no idea of just how much there was to discover to help me with my confidence!  Lots of exercises and explanations, detailed information pack, well paced and great to actually do something that helps, rather than just read another book or magazine article.  Helen Simmons, York  

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Confidence Workshop:  Very interesting and informative.  Has certainly given me a plan for the future.  Especially enjoyed the self-hypnosis.  Margaret, York.

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Confidence Workshop:  Great course, many thanks, lots of practical and useful ideas to take away.  Well paced, good presenting - I like that you're very impowering, not namby pambying (in a good way).  Perhaps put some of the ideas into the folder so that we have a reminder.  I know we wrote them down but perhaps if they're already written we can write about our feelings/feflections, etc.  Thank you.  Vicki, York.

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Confidence Workshop:  Really enjoyed the day today.  Lots of really useful tips/techniques and information that I can draw on to help me with my anxieties.  Laura, York

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Confidence Workshop:  Very interesting and enjoyable.  Great course, opens your mind to new approach/skills.  Now feeling a lot more positive.  Thank you.  Carol Bradford, York

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Confidence Workshop:  A good introduction into giving myself the best chance of overcoming my lack of confidence.  I see I have a lot of work to do and you have given me the tools to get there.  You are so engaging and reassuring.  I'm going to look after the little girl who loves to ride horses and say and do things which will encourage and nuture her.  Thank you 🙂  Judith, York

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Confidence Workshop:  Really enjoyable, looking forward to putting all this into practice.  Lots of breaks, good to let the 'brain' process.  I have the hacking CD but the extra techniques I think will really add to this.  I plan to use the Schooling one now.  Many thanks.  Tracey Bellas, York

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Confidence Workshop:  Very enjoyable and reassuring to know there are others out there with issues too.  amanda has a lovely delivery and made me feel at ease.  Very interesting and definitely recommend to others.  Thank you 🙂  Val Spearman-Marr, York

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Confidence Workshop:  Enjoyed all aspects, would attend again to see how far I have come.  Sheila O'Donoghue, York

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Confidence Workshop:  Enjoyable, Fascinating, thought-provoking and daunting!  A challenge (can a leopard change its spots?!), but one I am looking forward to dealing with.  Very well delivered and clear presentation and I felt Amanda really understood our predicaments.  Alison Garlick, Herts.

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Confidence Workshop:  An incredible journey in such a short space of time.  Particularly enjoyed the trance and hypnosis - felt completely relaxed and took a while to come back/ground.  A beautiful experience and now I am feeling so positive and keen to plan, visualise and go forwards with enjoying my riding - feeling confident and proud to be so privileged to be 'as one' with my horse.  Samantha Wise, Herts. 

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Confidence workshop:  Very informative, not rushed, feel everything was at a good pace.  Have learnt some positive ways to change my thinking and am already feeling more positive and confident I can overcome any anxieties when riding and everyday life.  Thank you!  Amanda Mansbridge, Herts.

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Confidence Workshop:  This has made me realise I'm not alone in my riding anxieties!  Excellent tips and techniques to pactice at home.  Leaving feeling really positive and excited about what the future holds for me and my horses.  Will make sure I think and speak in a positive way and am careful not to dwell on the past.  Looking forward to seeing Postman Pat in his van!  Debbie Askew, Herts.

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Confidence Workshop:  I really liked the technique of giving yourself a major confidence 'boost'.  Also the weekly habit of meditation.  Thank you, a super day!  Fiona Aspland-Robinson, Herts.

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Confidence Workshop:  I loved the workshop and am looking forward to putting my new skills into practise.  Maybe during the trance exercise your voice (if you minded) could be recorded on people's phones?  So they could take that away and listen to it again?  Ursula Batkin, Herts.

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Confidence Workshop:  A really helpful day.  I enjoyed the exercises and the fact that you summarised them afterwards.  I liked the fact that the day was largely interactive and practical rather than going through a lot of theory. Kathryn White, Herts.

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Confidence Workshop:  Enjoyed the workshop.  Not attended anything before so had no idea what I was signing up for, but found it really useful.  Thank you.  Jane Wighton, Herts.

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Confidence Workshop:  Lots of helpful ideas to help confidence, looking forward to trying them out and seeing how best they will work for me and the improvement that will come.  Thank you.  Beckey Wighton, Herts.

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Confidence Workshop:  Thank you for an enjoyable day.  all the experiences were new to me and I hope that over time, with practice that my confidence will continue to improve and I will achieve my goals. Carole Noble, Herts.

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Confidence Workshop:  Was a very enjoyable day.  Some good tips to improve confidence - quite a lot to take in. Looking forward to putting it into practice.  Her's to a great year! x  Melanie Marks, Herts.

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Confidence Workshop:  Introduction to self hypnosis was interesting.  Will help me use the tools to help build confidence whilst riding.  Debbe Knott, Herts.

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Confidence Workshop:  Fantastic day - thank you very much.  It was a really good refresher.  Look forward to seeing you again next year.  Nicky Etherson, Aberdeenshire

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Confidence Workshop:  Found it really useful, very easy to listen to and easy to understand.  Definitely like to do a camp.  Thank you so much x  Sandra Smith, Aberdeenshire

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Confidence Workshop:  This gave me a great deal of food for thought.  I now feel inspired to go home and try out these exercises in my mind.  I feel a lot more positive and prepared to plan what the horse and I need to do.  Many thanks for a great day. feel good about planning for the future.  Linda Robertson, Aberdeenshire

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Confidence Workshop:  Lots of great exercises - looking forward to doing these at home.  Makes a lot of sense.  Thank you x.  Carolyn Tough, Aberdeenshire

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Confidence Workshop:  Thoroughly enjoyed the workshop from both riding and also a personal perspective.  Many thaks Marlyn Eynon, Aberdeenshire

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Confidence Workshop:  Enjoyed today, looking forward to putting what I have learned into action and seeing the results.  Vikki Rae, Aberdeenshire

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Confidence Workshop:  enjoyed today, lots to take on board.  Looking forward to trying it out and expanding my comfort zone.  Thanks Amanda.  Carol Scott, Inverness

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Confidence Workshop:  Really enjoyed this course.  It gave me all I need to start to enjoy riding again.  Would love to do another.  this also helped me to understand the book I bought on NLP.  Thanks.  Val Nelson, Inverness

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Confidence Workshop:  Was relevant to my own situation.  Day went at a good pace and I'm excited to go home and make a start on re-programming the old hard drive! Thank you so much for a great day, I just wish it was 2! Alison Day, Inverness

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Workshop:  I really enjoyed the day,it went very quickly.  Well explained, easy to follow and precise.  I am sure a lot of what we have done will be relevant to my own situation and I will look forward to putting it into action.  Hopefully will be out hacking in the not too distant future.  Thank you.  Lisa Welsh, Inverness

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Confidence Workshop:  Really enjoyed today.  Feel that I can use the skills back home and move forward with my riding and other daily life events!  Abigail Gray, Inverness

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Confidence Workshop:  I found the self hypnosis interesting.  Ann Rose, Inverness

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Confidence Workshop:  Great group of like minded 'horsey' people.  Venue good!  Hoping to use techniques provided to improve confidence.  Definitely going to book lessons with my daughter!  Lynn Main, Inverness

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Confidence Workshop:  Wonderful Workshop.  Feeling positive for the future.  Hazel Adams, Inverness

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Confidence Workshop:  Positive and useful day full of easy but powerful exercises to use and bring out my jumping skills. 🙂 Fay Caddye, Inverness

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Confidence Workshop:  Thanks for a great day.  I feel a lot more at ease with riding and you have helped me see more positive things rather than worry about the bad.  Megan Lewis, Inverness

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Confidence Workshop:  An interesting workshop, which fulfilled my expectations.  An interesting follow on from my recent Stage 1 Reiki training, part of the path I'm now following.  Kathy Hill, Inverness.

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Confidence Workshop:  I really enjoyed today's workshop.  I particularly enjoyed the box & baloon trance work.  I will certainly be able to go home and try the self hypnosis.  Kayleigh Morrison, Inverness

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Confidence Workshop:  It was beneficial to me as I now know how to put myself into a good place and mindset when I am nervous or anxious.  Amanda was very welcoming and friendly and put my mind at ease as I was a bit nervous of coming to the workshop.  Alison Milne, Inverness

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Confidence Workshop:  Very interesting and helpful, will be putting things into practise when I get home.  Trainer very easy to listen to and understand.  enjoyable day.  Thanks.  Liz Welsh, Inverness

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Confidence Workshop:  I thoroughly enjoyed today's workshop.  It was alot of information to take in, but I am going to take the methods away today and keep testing them out.  I have come away from the workshop feeling calmer and content and I am hoping the exercises prove effective in my future.  Thank you very much.  Jessica Pyne, Inverness

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Confidence Workshop:  I really enjoyed today and I feel these skills will help me to achieve my goals with my horse.  Rebecca Higgott.

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Confidence Workshop:  It's been a great day.  Already I feel more confident and can't wait to put the exercises into practice.  So glad I came.  Cathy Morgan, Dartford, Kent 

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 Confidence Workshop:  Really enjoyed the course.  I got some great tips which I will be using when riding.  I'm looking forward to my future riding.  Sarah Goddard, Dartford, Kent

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Confidence Workshop:  Thoroughly enjoyed today - thought provoking, lots of helpful tips.  Good to have the exercises to do at home.  Suzanna Helme, Dartford, Kent

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Confidence Workshop:  I really enjoyed the whole day and I feel much more positive.  I found the anchoring idea really helpful.  Laura Shave, Dartford, Kent

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Confidence Workshop:  Extremely informative day with many exercises to take home and apply to everyday riding.  Claire Cherry, Dartford, Kent

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Mini Camp:  A lovely note from Carol-Ann Clarke day after the camp:
What an AMAZING day yesterday in Worthing at Confidence Camp !! So much fun - Amanda you are truly amazing! I just can't believe the difference in my brain/attitude/approach! So great also to meet such a great bunch of people - Juliet, Bev, Anita and Kelly! Best thing of all was feeling ELATED after jumping instead of the terrible shaking I've experienced for the last ten years+. Thanks Amanda for a wonderful day - you've made my year! :0)  Dartford, Kent

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Confidence Workshop:  I have really enjoyed the day, feeling much more positive about the future.  The exercises are fantastic, simple and easy to do.  Looking forward to the future.  Justine McGarvey, Dartford, Kent

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Confidence Workshop:  Thank you Amanda.  It was great to be at this workshop with like-minded ladies.  I now have the tools - next the plan - soon a confident rider - I can see her!  Lucy Phelan, Cork, Ireland

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Confidence Workshop:  I have enjoyed today.  It helps to know that others have much the same confidence issues.  I have learned to change the way I think i.e. in the positive instead of negative.  Sheila Winters, Cork, Ireland

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Confidence Workshop:  I've got more confidence to move outside my comfort zone.  Martina Sheehan, Cork, Ireland.

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Confidence Workshop:  Tools to take home which were brilliant especially the NLP Anchor.  Thank you very much Amanda for a fab weekend.  Lisa Pyne Collins, Cork, Ireland

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Confidence Workshop:  Left the day itching to et on my horse and try the techniques.  Structure of the day was very good, not overloaded with info but plenty to work on.  Thank you!! Emma Robertson, Cork, Ireland

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Confidence Workshop:  Great to get so may tools to cope with my anxieties when riding and to meet like-minded people.  Very approachable tutor.  I'm coming away from the day feeling very determined and positive!  Cathy Hawthorne, Cork, Ireland

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Confidence Workshop:  I enjoyed the short trance, self hypnosis and the cartoon work.  I really feel the cartoon work on the past event a very valuable exercise.  And feel the past event is dis-enpowered now and I can so leave it behind and move forward positively.  Karina Kerrigan,Cork,  Ireland

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Confidence Workshop:  I enjoyed the whole workshop, especially visualization and self hypnosis.  Looking forward to putting them into practice the new tools.  A practical workshop in the future.  Katherine Keane, Cork, Ireland.

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Confidence Workshop:  A very enjoyable day.  Amanda has such a lovely way about her and I feel I am leaving with lots of new techniques to apply. Thanks Amanda.  Dee Cotter, Cork, Ireland

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Confidence Workshop:  Very well structured course, plenty of tools to take home.  Thank you.  Leonora Falcon, North Devon.

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Confidence Workshop:  A great day with many tools to get me on Zebedee and enjoy my riding.  Thoroughly enjoyed the cartoon exercise, very emotional for me but now visualise fluffy marshmallow land!  Margaret Doggett, North Devon.

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Confidence Workshop:  Super course - thoroughly explained in easy to understand way.  Thank you.  Zoe Gaines, North Devon.

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Confidence Workshop:  It was a fabulous workshop.  I learnt a lot and feel I have the tools to start working towards my goals.  The most valuable thing I have learnt is to not focus on the negative, replace with positive thoughts/images.  Thank you.  Jo Goddard-Watts, North Devon.

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Confidence Workshop:  Enjoyed the day very much.  Have a lot more tools for my tool kit so I can go forward to happy riding.  Thank you.  Shelli Silcock, North Devon.

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Confidence Workshop:  I now have a plan to work towards and can go home to work on the things I need to.  Suzy, North Devon.

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Confidence Workshop:  Great day, really useful, very supportive environment.  I realise it's not about having a magic wand - I need to do some preparation and homework and take this one step at a time!  Thanks!  Caroline, North Devon.

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Confidence Workshop:  I have loved every moment of this workshop , very helpful and met some lovely people.  Tina Corlett, North Devon.

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Confidence Workshop:  Really enjoyable and very helpful.  Can't wait to put it into practice.  Thank you.  Emma Hiley, Shropshire

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Confidence Workshop:  I have really enjoyed the day and I am excited to start putting all of the processes in place.  A really friendly relaxed day.  Thank you x  Sarah Alderson, Shropshire

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Confidence Workshop:  A very interesting day.  Thank you, I'm sure I can put all of what I have learnt to good use.  I would attend more courses.  Thank you again.  🙂  Amanda Cook, Shropshire

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Confidence Workshop: The hypnotherapy exercises have helped me feel relaxed and calm and I leave today with a positive attitude to continue to ride. I need to follow up as advised and practise.  Paula Underwood, Shropshire

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Confidence Workshop:  Enjoyed the workshop!  Lots to take away and feeling positive.  Jane, Shropshire

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Confidence Workshop:  I have really enjoyed the workshop, thank you, especially the exercises which I feel I can use and practise to keep me going forward with my horse to overcome our remainaing issues.  I feel more inspired to tackle some of my issues now.  Judith Yates, Shropshire

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Confidence Workshop:  Everything explained really well and I feel more positive having spent the day on the course. Pat Bray, Shropshire

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Confidence Workshop:  I really enjoyed learning practical ways to improve my calm and confidence.  It's giving me something I can take away and learn from.  Leigh Ann, Shropshire

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Online Confidence Course:  Dear Amanda,  I just wanted to share with you how incredibly helpful I have found your course. It has absolutely transformed my riding and confidence.

The last two lessons I have had, my regular instructor said ‘Wow! You look like a different rider. You won’t be needing me soon’. The second instructor (who I haven’t had a lesson with for quite a while), when I spoke to her about the course and its positive effects, said ‘Gosh, I’d completely forgotten that you used to be nervous’.

Many, many thanks again for the course. You are doing a wonderful thing. I have nothing but praise for you and the course.  Katherine Locke, Aberdeen

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Confidence Workshop:  Excellent, Amanda...toally understanding and helpful.  Thanks, Kerry Davis, Sussex

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Confidence Workshop: Very positive day and occasionally personally emotional.  Enjoyed how to segment my thinking as well as re-train my thinking.  I will practice this lots.  Many thanks.  Chris Baveystock, Sussex

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Confidence Workshop:  Very enjoyable, thank you.  Lots of helpful exercises to try at home.  I'm definitely feeling more positive and not so much like giving up!  Amanda Walter, Sussex

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Confidence Workshop:  I really enjoyed doing the practical exercises and have lots to take away with me!  Jenny Kavanadh-Midwinter, Sussex

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Confidence Workshop:  Excellent course - definitely helped!  Jane Cordell, Sussex

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Confidence workshop:  Very much enjoyed the course.  Some fab coping strategies and I need to remember 'baby steps'!!  Angela Stenning, Sussex

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Confidence Workshop:  Very useful.  Lots of positive information and tools to help me to achieve my goals.  Thank you.  Ann Lytynski, Sussex

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Confidence Workshop:  The workshop was well run and covered everything really well in the time allocated.  Perhaps follow up sessions would be probably be a nice idea.  Sarah Ribbans, Sussex 

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Personalised Recording:  Dear Amanda, I think your amazing , I have been riding Bobbie daily and feel very confident , you have given back my dearest wish that I treasured so much ,to be able to ride my horse wherever and whenever I wanted to. Thank you again.  Jenny Ashpole

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Confidence Workshop:  Really enjoyed great day - can't wait to do exercises.  Denise Duffy, Co. Cavan, Ireland

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Confidence Workshop:  Very good and useful day.  Good balance of practical and theory.  Def. some techniques I can use myself and take forward into any level of riding.  Everything was simple and clear - Realised I did not need to delve into past trauma to deal with my confidence!  Thank you.  Catherine Quee, Co. Cavan, Ireland

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Confidence Workshop:  I really enjoyed thinking positively about riding and having fun.  I'm actually  looking forward to riding!  Thanks.  Catherine Morrison, Co. Cavan, Ireland

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Confidence Workshop:  Very interactive course.  Really feel like it will help me in the future.  Michelle Doran, Co. Cavan, Ireland

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Confidence Workshop:  Very much enjoyed the clinic - the visualisation and hypnotherapy sessions were very useful - Lots of ideas and work to do at home on your own, also on the horse.  Cara Gilheany, Co. Cavan, Ireland

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 Confidence Workshop:  Very good and excellent therapist.  Made feel very welcome and at ease.  Very, very friendly and gave me plenty of exercises for me to do and I feel this will definitely help with my confidence.  Sharon Mathews, Co. Cavan, Ireland

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Confidence Workshop:  I have enjoyed this workshop.  I am going away with a new outlook, and I fully intend to use what I have learned to improve and enjoy my riding.  You have given me the information and techniques - now it is up to me to put them into practice.  Thank you.  Elma Lockhart, Co. Cavan, Ireland

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Confidence Workshop:  Loved every second, thank you.   Roxanne Brown, Sussex

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Confidence Workshop:  Very new to us, and thank you - it has helped us both.  We will use the techniques to help us.  Wendy & Charlotte Purdie, Sussex

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 Confidence Workshop:  Really good day.   Particularly enjoyed the trance/hypnosis and giving me different ways (more positive ways) to think about things.  Karen Fieldwick, Sussex

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Confidence Workshop:  Really enjoyed the hypnosis, having never done it before and I can see how it will come in useful in keeping me positive.  Loved the technique with using cartoons and that will definitely help me put my demons to rest!  Kat Evans, Sussex

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Confidence Workshop:  Thoroughly enjoyed course.   The exercises were long enough and easy to understand.  Good facilities.  Great teacher!  Emma, Sussex

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Confidence Workshop:  Really enjoyed the day and feel that I have benefited from all aspects.  Most of what I have learnt today I feel will help me address the problems that I am having with my riding.  Now feel that I want to put into practice a.s.a.p.  Having the various exercises explained and practiced was great.  Can't fault in any way.  Thoroughly enjoyed.  Sue Mertens, Sussex

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Confidence Workshop:  Lovely and relaxed.  Enjoyed the hypnosis and visualization.  Thank you.  Sandi Dwyer, Sussex

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Hi Amanda,
I just wanted to touch base and tell you how much I have enjoyed the MP3 you made for me. It was beautiful and so powerful. Even now as I type I can picture the images you conjured up, especially the canter and the jumping through the woods. This sounds weird but during the recording my hands felt as though they grew really huge and heavy and there was no way I could have moved them. Afterwards I felt really light and happy and went to have a swim in the sea. I watched all the little yellow fish and it was wonderful.
Thanks so much. I am not back in the UK until August 2015 but I know that when I ride my horse again it is going to be brilliant.
xRuthx

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Confidence Workshop:  Hi Amanda,  Just thought I'd give you an update on my progress since I did your course in Ireland.  The hunting season has started here and I went to the very first meet and had a great day! There have been 3 hunts so far and I have been to 2 of them. I surprised myself the first day how relaxed I was, I never before realised just how much my horse absolutely loves hunting! He is a machine and is giving me so much confidence and I trust him to do his job. I have had him for over a year but as I was always fearful of being out of control we never even made it to a fast canter in a field. IMG-20141109-WA0000Well that has changed!! Last Sunday we had an amazing gallop across stubble fields!!! He was in his element and I had a huge smile on my face. Although at the start of the second day I was feeling a little less confident I have to admit I did the jumps that I was comfortable with and came home with a lot of positive feeings.

On another note just got my 3 year old homebred back from being "started" in her education. I could not wait to sit up on her and we have been up at my riding club poping some little jumps, I also brought her on a charity ride and she was great.

I just wanted to thank you for all of your help! It was just what I needed. I have attached a pic of myself on my horse Apollo ( he's about 17.1 or 2!) and my husband Nick with his horse Rubin at the start of the hunt. I bought Apollo after I got hypnotized for my fear of heights!!

Looking forward to the next hunt!

Thanks Again.  Elaine Foley, Ireland

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Schooling Download:  Hi Amanda,   Soo after a complete mental breakdown on my lovely Josie (horse) yesterday. I nearly got off of her and burst into tears yesterday with nerves.( and that was only in a walk). I went to sleep listening to your hypnosis. I can honestly say I've never slept more sound. I know there's more to it than just one session, but I walked, trotted AND cantered today.. Thank you Xxxx  Geri Haldane

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Confidence Workshop:  Excellent - lots to think about and put into practice.  Thank you.  Lynn Scott-Cockle, Aberdeenshire

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Confidence Workshop:  Enjoyed the hypnosis sessions and learning how to channel myself and negative into positivity.  Look forward to putting it into practice.  Tracey Parker, Aberdeenshire

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Confidence Workshop:  I really enjoyed it and hope you will come back so I can bring my horse next time.  Keren Guthrie, Aberdeenshire

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Confidence Workshop:  Very worthwhile day.  I can feel my self-belief increasing already.  Found the final hypnotherapy session most worthwhile.  I'm excited about the future now!  Susanne Shepherd, Aberdeenshire

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Confidence Workshop:  I did enjoy the workshop and I think that I will get a lot out of it; just need to put it into practice.  Thank you.  Marlene Ralley, Aberdeenshire

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Confidence Workshop:  Enjoyed the day, will definitely do the exercises.  Had hypnosis previously but felt that I did not get much out of it.  Enjoyed this session.  Coleen Foster, Aberdeenshire

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Confidence Workshop:  Enjoyed the day, particularly the exercises - feel like I have some useful tools to support my riding.  Julie Bradbury, Aberdeenshire

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Confidence Workshop:  Enjoyed the course and have a lot to go through at home, which I look forward to doing.  I felt very relaxed with the self hypnosis and hope I can anchor my 'confidence' when riding.  Many thanks.  Debbie McRonald, Aberdeenshire

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Confidence Workshop:  Enjoyed being in a lovely meadow and riding my horse through the woods and along the beach.  I want to use this to feel relaxed and do what I want to do with my horse.    Fiona Simpson, Aberdeenshire

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Confidence Workshop:  Very much enjoyed the day and feel that I have been able to pick up a few techniques that I am going to try.  Very interesting topic.  Thank you.  Adeline Ross, Aberdeenshire

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Confidence Workshop:  Venue good. Provided some good tools to work with.  Well explained.  Nice size of group.  Thank you.  Shona Stewart, Aberdeenshire

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Confidence Workshop:  Great explanations and exercises.   Self-hypnosis really worked, along with visualisation.   Kirsten Binnie, Aberdeenshire

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Confidence Workshop:  Very interesting and thought provoking.  I now need to go away and practise the exercises.  Julie Gage, Summerhouse.

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Confidence Workshop:  A really enjoyable day - fun and friendly.  Thank you.  Heidi Kellerman, Summerhouse

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Confidence Workshop:  I enjoyed all of the day, felt that I could go away and work on things.  Linda Hayne, Edinburgh

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Confidence Workshop:  Lots to take away and try.  Caireen Tosh, Edinburgh

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Confidence Workshop:  Have really enjoyed the whole day.  I feel that I have some "tools" to use now and fully intend to put them to use and practice them.  Onwards and upwards!  Thank you.  Nicola Jolly, Edinburgh

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Confidence Workshop:  An excellent workshop, thank you.  New stuff to think about, and good reminders of previous help I've had.  Thank you.  Anne Currie, Edinburgh.

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Confidence Workshop:  Really enjoyed the cinema NLP.   Debbie Esslemont, Edinburgh

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Confidence Workshop:  Thank you for an enjoyable workshop.  Has given me lots to go away and work with to improve my confidence.  Gillian Greer, Edinburgh

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Confidence Workshop:  Enjoyed the workshop and have been given some tools to help me relax.  Sharon Mains, Edinburgh.

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Confidence Workshop:  Very open and relaxing environment making it easy to ask questions and clarify.  Lots of different ways of adapting the exercises to suit your own way of thinking.  Really enjoyed the workshop and feel confident using the tools in the future.  Jennifer Neill, Edinburgh.

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Confidence Workshop:  I enjoyed practising the colour and breathing as I had struggled with this previously.  I found the balloon and box self-hypnosis very effective.  I'm also looking forward to using anchors to help me.  I also want to reflect on my comfort zone and how to step out of it without stepping too far too fast.  Helen Rennie, Edinburgh

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Confidence Workshop:  I really enjoyed the anchoring exercise and remembering a time (which I had forgotten about) when I felt brave and relaxed.  I think I will definitely use this trigger.  Charlotte Rennie, Edinburgh

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Confidence Workshop:  Thoroughly enjoyed the day.  I feel I am going away armed with the tools to conquer my fears and move forward into the future.  Fiona Keenan, Edinburgh

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Confidence Workshop:  Found all the sessions helpful/interesting, also the discussions around them.  Looking forward  to put them into practice.  Alison Greig, Edinburgh.

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Confidence Workshop:  A very enjoyable day - thank you.  Learnt some very useful lessons and strategies to deal with issues.  Enjoyed the hypnosis and learning NLP techniques.  Maggie Sellers, Edinburgh.

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Confidence Workshop:  Today was a very enjoyable experience and all at a level I could understand, which was brilliant as I did not expect so many ladies (of all experiences) to feel like myself, with a desire for confidence to horse ride with CONFIDENCE!  Many thanks.  Jo, Sussex

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Confidence Workshop:  I have really enjoyed today.  I have plenty to work on.  I would also be interested in doing the second level workshop.  Thank you.  Georgie Brittan, Sussex

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Confidence Workshop:  Great workshop, lots to take in and go away to work on.  Thanks a lot.  Sarah Lizarders, Sussex

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Confidence Workshop:  Yes, I did enjoy the workshop.  Enjoyed the NLP the best.  This I feel will work for me.  You are very easy to listen to and calming.  Thanks.  Vanessa Harrington, Sussex

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Confidence Workshop:  I really enjoyed the workshop.  I found the exercises very helpful because they enabled me to see "scary" situations in another light.  I felt I could really relate to the other people.  Thank you.  Georgia Baker, Sussex 

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Confidence Workshop:  Great workshop.  Very useful skills taught!  Clearly explained, with lots of options given.  I feel empowered.  Thank you.  Debbie Baker, Sussex

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Confidence Workshop:  Great course - I know this will help me. All practical stuff that will make a big difference.  Many thanks Amanda.  Carole Whittall, Sussex

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Confidence Workshop:  I found today very informative and helpful.  I enjoyed the visualisation exercises.   Thanks.  Leanne, Sussex

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Confidence Workshop:  It's been nice to meet people with same "problems".  also to hear that there is no "right or wrong" way to ride.  What suits you is best for you.  I can see light at the end of the tunnel.  Helena Geer, Sussex

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Confidence Workshop:  Very enjoyable and inspiring.   Value of being with like minds really helps.  Would like even more on hearing others' experiences.  Maggie Newman-Rose, Sussex 

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Confidence Workshop:  Very interesting and the set-out f the day is quite well balanced.  I am sure it will be a great help.  Bev Wadge, Sussex

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Confidence Workshop:  I found it very informative, it definitely cheered me up that I'm not alone in my worries and fears and there are ways to overcome them.  Anita, Sussex

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Confidence Workshop:  Enjoyed today - probably more useful than I expected.  Sandra Bartlett, Sussex

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Confidence Workshop:  I very much enjoyed today's session.  Lyn Kemp, Sussex

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Confidence Workshop:  I really liked the structure of the course and the mix of the practical exercises.  Lynn Morgan, Sussex

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Confidence Workshop:  Lovely day - thank you.  Really enjoyed the exercises and reinforced the bits I have done on my own.  Looking forward to practising and I think I might hop on tomorrow!  Solveig Grover, Sussex

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Confidence Workshop:   Enjoyed the workshop and feel it will be very useful for improving confidence. Helen Dennis, Sussex

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Confidence Workshop:  Thank you for an interesting workshop with a few tools to take away to apply in real life. Karen Mitner, Sussex

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Confidence Workshop: Lovely course.  very positive and helpful.  Looking forward to seeing a difference in my riding.  Helen Fletcher, Sussex

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Confidence Workshop: I loved the day not only given me a lot of tools to work with but a lot of practical common sense incorporated.  Looking forward to keeping up contact with the group!! 🙂 Sobhan Pringle, Ireland

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Confidence Workshop:  I enjoyed the anchoring, breathing/colour.  Enjoyed it all and all my issues were covered.  Fiona Wood, Ireland

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Confidence Workshop: Really enjoyed the workshop.  Learned a lot of great tips and tricks.  Hypnotherapy was a great experience.  Would love to come to another workshop in the future.  Edna Roche, Ireland

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Confidence Workshop: Really excellent and useful workshop.  I feel like I was on the right track in terms of taking small steps but from the workshop I feel I have the tools to keep myself on the right tack.  Thanks a million! 🙂  Laura Murtagh, Ireland

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Confidence Workshop: Thank you so much, I enjoyed everything and felt very informed (things started making much more sense!).  Look forward to your facebook group.  Georgina Lavelle, Ireland

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Confidence Workshop: I really enjoyed today, it made me think about how I approach things with my horse and how just thinking in a different way can change the whole experience for me.  The exercise are do-able and I feel you have given me the tools to go one step at a time where I want to go.  Thanks!  Gillian Veale, Ireland

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Confidence Workshop: I feel I got the clarity on what I was looking for.  Many parts of it didn't apply to me but I think everyone got their bit, so keep doing what your doing because as a group, you covered it all.  Thank you.  Laura Murphy, Ireland

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Confidence Workshop:  Brilliant Day! Thank you xxx Deirdre Martin, Ireland

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Confidence Workshop: Hi Amanda,  Just wanted to drop you a note to let you know that after a month off in April and then May jumping small little 80 and 85 cm classes we jumped our first British Novice double clear this weekend at Weston Lawns! Super happy and feeling like we are very much back on track, I try and use a lot of the visualisation techniques we went through and have swapped instructors to one that is a little less pressurised and so far so good! Kelly Haupt

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Confidence Workshop:  Very informative and enjoyable day.  Lorraine Hodgson, Aberdeen

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Confidence Workshop:  BRILLIANT! Terry Flanagon, Aberdeen

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Confidence Workshop:  Really enjoyed it!  Loved the ridden session.  Caroline Patton, Aberdeen

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Confidence Workshop:  Enjoyed all of the course.  Carolyn Steel, Aberdeen

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Confidence Workshop:  Very helpful and easy to fit into riding life.  Moyra Ann Hart, Aberdeen

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Confidence Workshop:  Found it very informative and helpful.  Lots to think about and lots to work with.  Well worth the money.  Wendy McGregor, Aberdeen

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Confidence Workshop:  Really enjoyed the day.  Going home to dig out my body protector and do what   I   want to do with my beautiful boy! Fiona Fox, Aberdeen

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Confidence Workshop:  Realised I am not alone in the 'what if's'!!!  Kay Stevenson, Aberdeen

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Confidence Workshop: I have come away more confident and determined.  I'm determined to be able to email you later in the year saying positive things.  Thank you for coming up.  Luise Milne, Aberdeen

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Confidence Workshop: Today was great, I have a lot to think about and I feel like I know what to work on now.  Thank you!  Emily Gill, Aberdeen

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Confidence Workshop: This has given me much to work on.  Thank you very much!  Linette Cormack, Aberdeen

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Confidence Workshop: Enjoyed the workshop very much.  I think that the hypnotherapy sessions will help a lot.  I also like the NLP technique to help in periods of stress.  Linda Forbes, Aberdeen

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Confidence Workshop:  Very enjoyable course - I learned a lot that I will be able to work on at home and develop the skills I learned even further.  Lisa Reid, Aberdeen

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Confidence Workshop: If anyone gets the chance to do a workshop with Amanda Kirtland-Page then take it. Any horserider would benefit from it.  Ronnie Weedle, Dublin

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Hi Amanda. It's been 7 months since the confidence workshop, kind of shocked me when I worked it out and then how much me and Daisy have accomplished since then, the saying time flies when your having fun comes to mind, it's been a long hard road and still a long way to go but I'm getting there, I still listen to the self hypnosis and they help me alot, I love the hacking one and recently downloaded the show jumping . Anyway just wanted to say thank you xx  Vicky Symmonds Seager, Glos

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Confidence Workshop:  Techniques very useful, I will practice like mad before my horse comes home.  Great to feel part of a group - not on my own!  Made me feel really keen to get back on and ride to practice the tools!  Thank you again Amanda, its been enjoyable and helpful, Helen Archer Nottingham

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Confidence Workshop:  thank you!  A very informative, thought provoking, enjoyable day.  Lots of information and tools to take away and already have a 'mind' courage pill!! would love a follow up mounted session to 'top up'.  Thank you again!  Sarah Rhodes

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Confidence Workshop:  I have really enjoyed the day and having discovered the benefits of hypnotherapy previously feel that being able to do this myself and tailor it to my requirements alongside using the jumping mp3 will have a positive effect on my riding.  I am now looking forward to putting the techniques into practice!  Gemma Larby

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Confidence Workshop: Great day, thank you Amanda.  I now feel that I have some solid techniques that I can practice to allow me to enjoy riding my horse again.  Very inspirational.  I particularly felt the hypnosis section was very helpful. I will keep you posted on my progress.  Amanda Miles

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Confidence workshop:  Enjoyed being able to talk about fears and confidence issues in a supportive environment, which is so important!  The tools you have explained to me will definitely help me change my mindset - I just need to ensure that I practice them!  Feel very positive about the future and am looking forward to putting my new learning into practice.  Thank you 🙂  Tanya MacKay, Sussex

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Confidence Workshop: Hi Amanda! I know its been ages since I came to your confident riding clinic so I thought I should let you know how I've been getting on, before yesterday I hadn't actually competed since before I saw you due to various complications but I hunted a lot over the winter with my pony. I didn't realise the hedge was quite so huge but I think this helped our confidence greatly and I have been practicing imposing this hedge in front of showjumps which helps my confidence, also he has been kept in quite a lot due to the weather so has more energy which has helped our way of going and again our confidence. Yesterday I competed for the first time since October although not on my own horse as he has been out of work,it was only small but the horse I was riding was very different to my own and had only ridden him 3 times and so it was a bit scary I have been using the colours and imagining how I want things to go though and as soon as I thought of my "calm colour" I felt fine,I had no worries going round about forgetting my course or anything else that I normally panic about and the horse I was riding really took me so this was a challenge for me and again helped my confidence, we got a double clear (my first in ages) and have qualified for some showjumping championships so I am chuffed to bits, I'll send you a picture of that when they're up:) I am hoping to start competing my own pony again in the near future and I hope I will feel as calm as I did yesterday, maybe all I needed was a bit of self reassurance but either way the methods I learnt from you have done wonders! So thank you very very much for all your help,I'll definitely be reccomending you to anyone who needs help with their riding nerves! Thanks, Josie, Glos

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IMG-20140427-WA0001Confidence Workshop:  Hi, thought I'd get in touch and give you a quick update. After IMG-20140427-WA0000attending your course at Moreton Morrell college about my absolute fear of riding in open spaces I've recently managed to ride my new loan horse in the field and, more surprisingly, around the pond where I had the fall which created my issues. I've even managed ride out on the road a little, going over the scary motorway bridge!
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Confidence Workshop:  I truely enjoyed our day and your confidence workshop.  This is my start to my new, positive and confident future.  Many thanks for everything!!! Ines Lehmann

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Confidence Workshop:  Amanda, it was very helpful.  I found the workshop really useful.  It has helped me realise and address an issue I did not realise I had and I will definately use the techniques shown and move forward with my horses.  Thank you.  Becky, Derbyshire

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Confidence Workshop:  You have given me lots of tools to help me on my way forwards with my riding.  Thank you! x Sarah-Jane Saull

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Confidence Workshop:  I found the whole day to be fab.  The exercises were interesting and put in a way to understand and remember so I can use it when I get back.  At the end of the day, I felt confident that this will improve my life.  A big thank you!! Paula Cox, Birmingham

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Private Confidence Workshop:  I cannot believe how much we went through and how much of my life was affecting my lack of confidence.  Thank you so much for all this Amanda, I loved it. I have been out in the school and Ruby and I seem to be getting on really well.  I have gone through all the steps you laid out in my Action Plan and using all the exercises you taught me, which has helped loads!  I found the hyposis amazingly relaxing and it does seem to have made a difference 'somewhere' in me, can't pin point exactly where, but I find when I'm around Ruby, I forget to be anxious!  How strange is that?  I'm not questioning it really, just enjoying this new me.  April Landerson 

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Confidence Workshop:  I really enjoyed the course and I feel really equipt to try and manage to exceed my own goals.  It's also nice to be with like-minded individuals who have similar issues.  Lara Williams

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Confidence Workshop:  I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop today!  I feel Ihave a lot to take away and work on!  I aleady feel less anxious about situations and enthused to get out there and go for it!  Many thanks 🙂 Melissa Rawlins-Burles,  

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Personalised Hypnosis Recording:  Hi Amanda, thank you SO much for this recording!  I cannot believe the difference it has made so quickly.  I was really thinking I would have to give up riding altogether and was so frustrated at this after having ridden for so much of my life.  I went out on Blue after the third day of listening to the recording and hacked him around the farm, which I never thought I would get to do.  Over the past two weeks, we have done so much more and I even cantered him in the school and you know how I was dreading that! All is good and moving forwards, I'm so pleased and cannot thank you enough!  🙂 Susan Richardson, Norfolk 

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Eventing with Confidence CD:  Hi Amanda,  I just wanted to drop a line to say thank you very much. I had a similar issue with confidence after a bad fall and whilst I enjoy eventing my horse it often lead to disaster because my nerves got the better of me. I have been listening to your recording on eventing and even though its only been two weeks I already feel the difference and I am very excited about what it may lead to. Thank you again, Anne-Marie Hannon

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Confidence Workshop: I have been jumping a number of times now I have used your mp3 to listen to the guided meditation on jumping and I seem to be coping well... I have jumped about 2ft3 straight pole which felt great ... 🙂 I stay in my comfort zone and I don't let anyone push me and then I find that I want to move the height or style,   I haven't done much with the NLP to be honest but I do use visualisation and picture the person I admire jumping and would like to feel like which all seems to be working for me. I feel confident riding other horses and I jumped one at the riding school where I have to ride for my NVQ and they were shocked with how I jumped as the last time I had a melt down.  All in all I'm having a fab time working on my jumping and I'm now able to look forwards to my next jump instead if dreading or avoiding it.  Thank you so much Amanda, Sarah Jane Saull, Birmingham

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Confidence Workshop: Hi Amanda,, I have been putting your techniques into practice and last week I was able to go for a walk in a large, open field on a strange horse! I did have someone walk alongside me and I was terrified but at least I was on. Yesterday I managed to take another horse into the school and do some trotting and even a couple of small cross poles! The last time I attempted to ride this horse I froze so I am feeling extremely pleased with myself. Yesterday felt like some sort of breakthrough and I could feel the fear lifting as I went on. Onwards and upwards from here on!  Thank you so much for your help,  Faye Gissane, Birmingham.

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Wow! My personalised recording is amazing.  I listened to it last night before going to bed, it was really good.  It was well worth buying & I shall enjoy listening to it again.  Thank you very much & when I compete I shall be looking forward to the benefits I am confident it will bring.  Best wishes, Claire Spearman.

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Confidence Workshop: Enjoyed the theory and putting it into practice.  Also very useful to watch others (riding).  Felt more confident at the end of the lesson.  Lisa Gunner, Glos.

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Confidence Workshop: Really helpful visualization techniques to employ and practice.  Good to have a practice session in the afternoon (riding).  Good to have reassurance and to 'have' skills before hacking out.  Thank You! Liz Hall, Glos.

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Confidence Workshop: Very enjoyable day.  Have learnt some great techniques to build on for the future.  Would love a follow up session to do more but this has been very interesting and very helpful.  I would definitely start putting it all into practice.  Thank you very much.  Katie Nairn, Glos.

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Confidence Workshop: Excellent course.  I have tried some techniques before but this was much more tailored to specific needs.  Couldn't believe the difference by taking a positive attitude.  Would enjoy more ridden sessions to continue to put things into place for different issues.  Will certainly continue to develop using these approaches.  Thanks so much.  Amanda Townsend, Glos.

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Confidence Workshop: It has given me ideas of what I can do to start positively moving forward with my riding instead of feeling stuck.  I will definately practice the techniques shown.  Jayne Davies, Glos.

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Confidence Workshop: Thank you, I have really enjoyed today and have learn't a lot. x Karrie Robertson, Glos.

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Personalised Hypnotherapy CD:  Many thanks for the CD, I received it on monday.  I was mindful that my friend was coming over today  with her horse so we could go out for a ride ( I haven't ridden for 2 months) I listened to the cd again this am before getting up, & in all honesty I was not at all apprehensive whilst tacking up, my husband stood for me whilst I mounted ( mounting block very slippery not good) will have to sort that, & we had a great ride just walking we went up a byway which runs along the side of some woodland it was a bit slippery but again I felt in control, calm & didn't once feel tense or scared. Doris was a bit sprightly which would be expected after not going out for a while plus we were riding with her " boyfriend " 🙂 so a bit of showing off was to be expected I.e who's going first etc..... But I had a great time we did a bit of trotting at the end Doris wanted to canter but I kept her in trot.  I am now looking forward to going out on my own to see how I fair. I'll continue to listen to my cd I thought I'd do it each evening for a week or so & take it from there.  Thank you Amanda so much I already feel I'm going forward now & looking forward to more beautiful rides & just enjoying my beautiful Doris!  Sue Gillard, Manchester.

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Confidence Booster Workshop: Very new to us and thank you, it has helped up both.  We will use the techniques! Wendy & Charlotte Purdie, Sussex

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Confidence Booster Workshop: Loved every second, thank you! Roxanne Brown, Sussex

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Confidence Booster Workshop: Really good day. Particularly enjoyed the trance/hypnosis, and giving me different ways (more positive ways) to think about things.Karen Fieldwick, Sussex

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Confidence Booster Workshop: Really enjoyed the day and feel that I have benefited from all aspects. Most of what I have learn't today I feel will help me address the problems that I am having with my riding. Now feel that I want to put this into practice asap.  Having the various exercises explained and practiced was great.  Can't fault in any way.  Thoroughly enjoyed the day. Sue Mertens, Sussex

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Confidence Booster Workshop:  Thoroughly enjoyed the course.  The exercises were long enough and easy to understand.  Good facilities.  Great teacher!! Emma Amy, Sussex

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Confidence Booster Workshop:  Lovely and relaxed.  Enjoyed the hypnosis and visualization.  Thank you! x Sadii Dwyer, Sussex

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Confidence Booster Workshop: Really enjoyed the hypnosis having never done it before and I can see how it will come in useful in keeping me positive.  Loved the technique with using cartoons and that will definitely help me put my demons to rest! Kat Evans, Sussex

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Vicky-and-DaisywebI first contacted Amanda in July, 2013 after realising I needed some help. I'd lost my confidence when riding and was getting to the point of thinking of selling my pony, Daisy.  I felt like I wasn't good enough for her.

I booked a clinic for the end of September and whilst waiting for the course to come round, I brought the Self Hypnosis confidence download "Hacking". I have to say it was fab, although I still couldn’t hack on my own, I could at least enjoy a hack without my heart in my mouth.

Anyway, September came and our confidence workshop was due. I was so excited about it and have to say I think it's one of the best things I've done for myself. A week after seeing Amanda, Daisy and I had our first ever ridden dressage show and it was great! I wasn't nervous, instead I was excited and the day went smoothly. Since then we have been to another dressage competition and even came away with a rosette!

I am now able to hack out on my own and enjoy it and have also started cantering as well as jump work. The change in myself has been massive and it’s down to Amanda.
Thank you so much, you have been wonderful and me and Daisy now enjoy each other. It’s amazing what positive thoughts and experience do for you 🙂   Vicky Symmonds-Seager, Worcestershire

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Confidence Booster Workshop:  I was so lucky to have been able to have this as a private day.  Thank you so much Amanda, it was absolutely brilliant!  Not only have I learn't so much about how I think and how to change that with the exercises you showed me, the hypnosis seems to have quite a dramatic effect in such a short time!  I have been riding Zac out now, cantering around the farm and even popped over a log!!  I would have never thought that would have been possible before the workshop.  Thank you once again.  Tess Cold, Tiverton

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Confidence Booster Group Workshop:  The workshop has been very informative and interesting.  I am looking forwards to putting some of the techniques and structures I have learn't in place!  Josie Williams, Glos

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Confidence Booster Group Workshop:  Great day, you obviously have oodles of experience!  Will keep you updated with our progress!!  Nicki Warren, Glos

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I just thought I would email and let you know that last night my friend and I took our horses for a good canter up the stubble fields near our yard. I was not frightened at all and I even pushed my horse on towards the end. It was completely fabulous and really good fun. I had been listening to your hacking mp3 and I think this has really helped and I will be recommending it to friends.
Thanks so much. Anna Wilby, Wantage. Oxon

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Confidence Booster Group Workshop: Excellent day.  Looking forward to 'positively' riding my horse 🙂 Thank you x Sandy Cherry, Birmingham.

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Confidence Booster Group Workshop: Really enjoyed today's session.  Feeling inspired and much more positive.  Would love to follow this up with a mounted session.  Thank you so very much.  Caroline Gilder, Winchombe, Worcester.

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Confidence Booster Group Workshop:  Facinating, this day has helped me so much to start to address my confidence issues...thank you!! Emma Stuart, Worcester.

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Clare and Happy

I was talking to my friend and telling her how I would like to have lessons, but was worried about getting the right sort of teacher - I am in my forties and have ridden most of my life, but since becoming a Mum my priorities have changed and my fears have been magnified by the "what ifs" and the negativity of others relating to my mare.  I wanted a teacher that would be sympathetic to my horse's needs and mine, but at the same time totally honest with me.  My friend suggested Amanda who had taught her daughter to jump.

I had a look at her website and saw that she had a varied combination of experiences and qualifications that interested me.

The confidence booster day looked ideal, I liked the idea of the hypnotherapy, as I knew a lot of my concerns could be resolved with some positive thinking and reassurance.  The lesson part was something I knew I really needed to do for the sake of myself and my mare and the final overview would be the moment of truth -  someone eles's opinion of my riding and whether my mare was suitable for me.

Prior to booking online, I spoke to Amanda and sent her an email giving her some history about myself and my mare.  We also discussed the pros and cons of where to have the day, we agreed it would be a lot less stressful if she came to me.

Even though I was nervous before Amanda turned up, within 5 minutes of us chatting, I felt relaxed - she is very good at asking the right questions, without being judgemental and her understanding and empathy towards me and my previous experiences was reassuring.  I was dreading the lesson, as my mare can be flighty and spooky and neither of us are used to schooling.   Amanda remained calm and talked me through everything, she never pushed me out of my comfort zone or baffled me with technical terms.  Afterwards, we went over the lesson and for me this was the moment of truth. At the end Amanda asked me how I felt, my answer was ...relieved!  So relieved that I had booked the day, found  the right teacher and wasn't wasting my time with the wrong horse.

I now have a lesson once every 4 weeks with Amanda, she does push me a little more each time, but I know have the confidence to do this, I am much happier knowing I have her support and advice and believe that our partnershp can go from strength to strength.  Clare Dakin, Braunton, North Devon

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Victoria Reid

Victoria and Sam

 

Sam is my first horse.  I bought him six months ago as a 50th birthday present to myself.  When he arrived, I was quite nervous and a little scared of him.  Jeanette Garrett has been giving me riding lessons and recommended your CD on Schooling.  I was extremely sceptical however, having listened to it many times, I've changed my mind completely.  When I'm riding Sam, I find myself visualising or recalling your coaching, without effort and I do feel calm and confident - amazing!  My riding has improved beyond recognition and I'm convinced your CD has contributed to this.  It's also incredibly relaxing.  Thank you.   Victoria Reid, New Zealand

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Confidence Booster Workshop:  I attended a workshop with Amanda because I have really been struggling after a fall a year ago.  I thought I might as well sell my horse Teddy as I could not even manage to get on him. I fell of a friend's horse and found very quickly that I lost my confidence completely although Teddy has never done anything bad.  I loved this day and would really recommend it.  It seemed to change how I felt and have given me hope again!  Thank you for all your support as well since the workshop, I feel like I really have someone there to help.  I am riding my handsome horse again and loving every minute of it!  Helen Oakley, Barnstaple.

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I am a private student of Jeanette Garrett who kindly passed your Hacking CD to me.  I have listened to it on four occasions so far and found it excellent.  Admittedly the first three times I slept soundly through the majority of the track.  However, on the fourth attempt I managed to stay conscious all the way through and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.  Today I applied the breathing and the flexing when out hacking and had a very successful and relaxing hack around our surrounding area.  My horse had not been ridden for two weeks and was a little bit of a handful for the first 10 minutes but once he realised that I was not going to buy into his behaviour and that being sweet was what was required, he complied and was very pleasant for the majority of our ride. Many thanks. Anne Carey, New Zealand

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I have found the CD 'Hacking' of great benefit - I lost my confidence after 3 falls in a row when I first got my horse and it has taken me this long to gain enough confidence to start 'properly' again.  I am taking my first riding lesson in decades on Sunday - another positive outcome from the CD suggestions. As a direct response to your CD, I have been able to locate a teacher and say 'this is what I want' rather than timidly ask someone to consider me...!!!  I have an 8 year old Freisian who is a stunning mover.  But I have begun to think differently and I think we both have you to thank for it.
Helen Fargher, Isle of Man

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I purchased a self-hypnosis mp3 for Hacking and it has made such a difference.  I still really cannot believe it!!  I did what it said and I have been out on two hacks now and what a difference for me and my horse.  I would definately recommend using this to anyone who has serious confidence and anxiety problems when riding.  I will continue to use it as I still have a long way to go, but well worth every penny.  I am very happy.
Caroline Raishbrook, Kent

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Lisa Verney"I had a very nasty fall and lost all my confidence, so much that for years I wouldn't even look at a horse on the TV. I eventually started hacking at riding schools, but was still so nervous it wasn't an enjoyable experience. I did want to beat it as I love and missed horses and riding.
I found Confident Horse Rider on the internet and got the CD 'Showjumping' to build up my confidence with self-hypnosis. I played the CD quite often at first, less so now, but It was a real break through and the rest, as they say, is history! My progress has been huge and I have now got my own horse again (ex-racer) who I show jump and we are both coming along nicely. I would recommend this to anyone looking to regain confidence - I literally had none before this. Big thanks - Lisa & Rocky"
Lisa Verney, North Devon

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"After a bad riding accident which shattered my confidence I sought help with Amanda to try Hypnotherapy and NLP. Amanda's wealth of horse experience, together with the caring and professional treatment has completely changed my life and I am now thoroughly enjoying riding again.

Amanda has also worked in the arena with myself and my horse and has successfully helped me to regain confidence in my riding and trust with my horse and to achieve the unimaginable. I have no hesitation in highly recommending Amanda."
Samantha Fretwell, Chumleigh

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Emma Jeffs"If you had told me a year ago that I would now be competing at dressage competitions, I'd have thought you were mad. Returning to riding after having 2 children, I spent 2 years of weekly 1 hour lessons but still felt terrified of riding outside the arena, let alone competing.

Now, after 6 months with Amanda, I have a completely different outlook on my abilities. Amanda has given me the confidence to move forward with my riding.She soon recognised my inhibitions, and has literally inspired my riding, to the point where I now am looking forward to dressage competitions and want to get to a higher standard. I know that with Amanda teaching me, I will achieve a lot more than I ever thought that I could or would."
Emma Jeffs, West Buckland

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"I was due to take my BHS Stage 3 and decided to attend a hypnotherapy & NLP coaching session with Amanda. During the session, we ran through all my negative thoughts and feelings, and found ways to turn these around, so much so that I passed the exam confidently. I would definitely say that the hypnotherapy has helped a great deal, so much so that I still use it successfully for all of life's tests . In all, I would happily recommend working with Amanda."
Libby Vander Borght, Bishops Nympton

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"I organised an evening with Amanda entitled "Riding with Confidence", and being a fairly small Riding Club I wasn't entirely sure what the reaction would be - it turned out to be one of the best attended demos of the year. Amanda was very easy to listen to and the audience were entirely captivated. It's always a give away when people don't rush for the door at the end of the evening, in fact I think it ended up quite a late night because people were wanting to hang around and chat about it. Thank you Amanda."
Susie Girdler, Shipton Riding Club

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"On behalf of the club members, I would like to thank you for such an interesting talk and from the feedback, I think a lot found it very helpful.  I do know that one or two of our people have had nasty experiences whilst riding, so now they know how to begin to overcome their fears.  As you are aware, horses are unpredicatable beasts and at any time we can come to grief, so its nice to know that people like you are around to help us.  Once again, many thanks for giving us a very entertaining evening".
Jill Wiltshire, Secretary, Shebbear & District Riding Club

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"I don't think I'll ever be able to thank you enough for your help, I love riding again!  Things have been progressing slowly but with every lesson and hack I go on, I improve.  I'm now cantering out on the common, even slipping into a full out gallop occasionally and feeling nothing but happiness that I am lucky enough to be there.  Having lessons without stirrups and working on getting the horse bending and relaxing into a contact might not seem like much, but with every success, my confidence is growing.
I have booked in to do an adult riding camp on the 13th of Sept to the 16th, something I've always been too worried about doing.
I always finish riding with a smile on my face and although there has been a few tiny confidence wobbles, the techniques you taught me come into play and I can put it behind me rather than dwelling on it. Thank you again."
Stacey Fairbrother

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