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Unlocking Peak Equestrian Performance: Does Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotherapy work online?

Updated: Sep 23, 2023

Equestrian sports demand more than just physical prowess; they require a strong and focused equestrian mindset. BUt that’s often easiest said than done.

Many face those pre competition nerves, fear walking the course or a feeling of anxiety at the collecting ring. Sound familiar?

Achieving peak equestrian performance often involves conquering mental barriers and overcoming anxiety. In this blog post, we'll explore the remarkable effectiveness and benefits of online Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotherapy for equestrians, supported by industry statistics that demonstrate its efficacy compared to face-to-face therapy.


The Importance of Equestrian Mindset

A winning equestrian mindset is the foundation of success in the saddle. Whether you're a competitive rider, an enthusiast, or a professional, your mental state significantly influences your riding performance. Key aspects of the equestrian mindset include:

  • Confidence: Believing in your abilities and your horse's capabilities is essential for peak performance.

  • Focus and Concentration: Staying mentally present during rides is crucial for precise and effective communication with your horse.

  • Coping with Anxiety: Overcoming anxiety and fear, particularly after a fall or during competitions, is vital for a confident ride.

Enter Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy combines two powerful therapeutic approaches to help you optimize your equestrian mindset:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): Identifies and challenges negative thought patterns and beliefs that hinder your performance.

  • Hypnotherapy: Induces deep relaxation and provides positive suggestions and affirmations to boost confidence and reduce anxiety.

The Benefits of Online Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy

The beauty of online Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy is that it brings these transformative benefits directly to you, wherever you are. Here's why it's a game-changer for equestrians:

1. Convenience and Accessibility

Online therapy sessions eliminate the need for travel, allowing you to schedule sessions that fit your riding routine. You can receive therapy from the comfort of your home or even at the stable. Studies have shown that online hypnotherapy is as, if not more effective due to its focused nature.

2. Privacy and Comfort

Online therapy provides a private and comfortable environment where you can openly discuss your equestrian challenges and goals without the potential discomfort of a face-to-face meeting.

3. Industry-Backed Effectiveness

Now, let's dive into the statistics that demonstrate the effectiveness of online Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotherapy:

  • According to a study published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, online CBT was found to be equally effective as face-to-face therapy in treating anxiety disorders.

  • A review published in Psychotherapy Research found that online therapy had significant positive effects on anxiety and depression symptoms, with effect sizes comparable to traditional in-person therapy.

  • The American Journal of Psychiatry published a study showing that online CBT can be more effective in reducing symptoms of social anxiety disorder than face-to-face therapy.

These statistics underscore the credibility and potential of online Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy as a powerful tool to enhance equestrian performance and mindset.

In conclusion, equestrian performance and mindset are inextricably linked. Online Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotherapy offers a convenient, effective, and accessible means to boost your mental game in the world of equestrian sports. Supported by industry statistics that rival face-to-face therapy, online therapy can help you overcome mental barriers, build confidence, and achieve your equestrian goals. Don't let your mindset hold you back; take the reins of your equestrian journey today.


Get in touch for an obligation free chat to discuss potential treatment plans or find out more on our website.


Embrace the power of online therapy, and ride towards peak equestrian performance with confidence and focus.

Fresh Focus Therapy combines hypnotherapy & CBT to positively change thoughts & behaviours. We are an online Hypnotherapist specialising in professional & equestrian performance. With years as a horse rider & owner, as well as a qualified hypnotherapist, we are in a unique position to help you face, overcome and truly address your fears, nerves and anxieties. From happy hackers to top eventers, we can work with you in a judgement free and solution orientated approach.


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