I agreed to attend Horsethinking to see if it would be helpful as I hit periods in my life when I struggle. Having lost a son to suicide, the impact of his actions will live with us for forever. His death was sudden and we had no warning or idea he was feeling this way.
The sessions I have attended have allowed me to think about how I “manage” and how at times I become “stuck” in the world of grief. The times I have spent attending horse think in have made me really “THINK”.
I really can’t explain how, or understand what happened during the times that I have spent at Horsethinking. Jo and Angela and the horses have allowed me to enter a world that was safe, supportive and at times a little scary, as facing fears from parts of my life was something I needed to do.
Throughout life I think we all have things that impact on us good and bad. I know my son’s death changed our lives forever and we had no control over that. My time at Horsethinking allowed me to really look at how I like to take control and end up doing everything I want doing on my own, as I have control then. I know now I can’t control EVERYTHING in life ! And even that allowing others to take control can help me to remain mentally and emotionally grounded rather than mentally and emotionally worn out.
I attended as I was inquisitive and also a little sceptical as to exactly how and what this would do to help anyone, but I am so very glad I did. I understand more about me and it really made me think and look at how I deal with life and some of things that made me who I am and who I can be.
My family have seen a positive difference in me, and how I look forward to my time with the amazing horses and Jo and Angela at Horsethinking.
My only regret is that it’s the last week. I have found my journey and time spent here so helpful, sad, funny and thought-provoking and will miss my Friday afternoons spent surrounded by the peace and beauty of both countryside and these magnificent horses.
From the bottom of my heart – Thanks.