THANK YOU NHS
In a herd of horses, no-one is left behind and the wellbeing of everyone is important.
In May 2020 I (Becci) was deeply moved by a documentary demonstrating the impact Covid-19 was having on the National Health Service (NHS).
I saw first-hand the severity of the crisis they were dealing with, the impossible decisions staff were having to make, and the impact it was having on their health and wellbeing.
These were normal people, like you and me, suddenly having to deal with a abnormal situation.
I reached out to friends working in the NHS and they gave me first-hand accounts of what they were going through, and the reality of how difficult it was, and we felt inspired to help.
The therapeutic value of horses
I have grown up with horses. They have seen me through some of my toughest times. They ground me daily and no matter how difficult my life is, they remind me that I've got this, I can do it and to stay anchored in the here and now.
With the help of some wonderful colleagues, we deliver Wellbeing days with horses to NHS staff and teams to help them recover from the pandemic. In them, participants are treated with respect and gratitude, provide with a safe space for them to be fully present, supported to activate their rest and relax systems, shown how to go about their day from this calm space, given useful tools to improve their leadership and communication skills and provide 1:1 horse time for them to fully be authentic, without judgement, with how they are.
We welcome your support. Either purchase one of our services (the profits of which are being reinvested in provided discounted support to the NHS), purchase the When Horses Talk e-book or make a donation via PayPal.
Get in touch here if you are a NHS team interested in booking a Wellbeing day or half day with us.
Wellbeing sessions with horses for NHS
Images from NHS Wellbeing Day's already run in 2022