A new study has found that just one session of hypnosis could significantly improve rider’s confidence, according to research conducted by Sherree Russell Ginger, a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Riding Instructor.
“Our findings showed that confidence can be increased by up to 51% with just one session of hypnosis,” said Sherree.
To date, there has been very little scientific research specifically into horse riding confidence, so the primary aims of this study were to examine the effects on riders, of a single hypnosis session, designed to increase sporting confidence.
21 female volunteers, aged from 20 to 62, from novice to professional riders, took part in this study.
Participants were randomly assigned to two groups. One group received a single session of group hypnosis. The other group were given an educational presentation about fear, anxiety and confidence.
Data was collected from questionnaires completed by the volunteers before, and 2 weeks after their interventions.