I am filled with gratitude that Julia should want to share this, to encourage other people with depression and PTSD to know that there IS a sweet path forward and out of both conditions.
For nearly as long as I can remember I have suffered from depression and later post-traumatic stress disorder. I have received various therapies both main stream and alternative over the years. These have helped through crisis times, but the under lying issues have not gone away – until Jenny.
The following as an extract from my initial email to Jenny:
“I don’t know where to start – but here goes. I am 56. I live my life in continual fear. I have had a number of traumatic experiences both away from horses and falls from horses and a dog attack to my horse when I was riding. I know that I pass this on to my OTTB mare Grace who I have had now for 7 years. I think of how I used to ride my little New Forrest pony bare-back full-tilt across the countryside jumping and navigating whatever came in our path.”
Jenny suggested I start on the 21-days to quiet mind course, and I have not looked back. I progressed to the Foundation course followed by Fast Track, together with some one-on-one sessions with Jenny.
Physical problems and events, which for 20 years had brought me to tears just thinking about them, have just evaporated like steam from a kettle after my sessions with Jenny. Sometimes there is understanding which is very validating.
The courses have given me the tools and skills to be able to help myself and my horses through any difficult times and build a totally new relationship with them.
It has always been my dream to be able to ride bareback again, and guess what with Jenny’s help I am. (See photo) Not full tilt across the side of the hill, but walking in the brook and walking and trotting slowly up the paddock on my paint quarter horse, Rasa, who I started 2 ½ years ago when she was 6 ½ years, having lived in the herd with no interaction with people until this time. Rasa and I have been learning together applying what I have learnt from the courses. Grace, who has changed with my changes, helps out at times showing Rasa that rugs are OK or the float is quite safe.
For me Jenny has opened the door to a new way of being, being with myself, with others and with my horses. I cope with stressful times much better and Dave, my ever supportive partner, has also been thankful for the changes in me.
Depression and PTSD are a terrible combination to be suffering from. But here’s the thing – they are both fixable. Julia had four healing sessions over a period of months, along with her Fast Track program, where she and her horse were escalating each other’s confidence and healing. Some people take more time, some less – but you CAN move forward from both these conditions and you CAN find your ease and peacefulness and joyfulness again.
I KNOW it’s a big deal. You could start with this free healing meditation and talk to me on the contact form at the top of the page if you need to.