In our recent post, “When Your Fear Is More Than a ‘Confidence Issue’” Laura Strassman examines her personal struggle with fear and anxiety while riding and the strategies that she’s found personally effective in learning to cope. One of those strategies includes her work with Doris Worcester, a sport therapist who is also an equestrian herself. Here, Worcester shares a handful of tips to help you keep your riding fears at bay and get back to enjoying your time in the saddle.
About the Author
Doris Worcester is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist who holds an MSW in Clinical Social Work from Boston University School of Social Work. She is a former Senior Fellow of the Hendricks Institute Mastership Program where she was intensively trained in Body-Centered Therapy, Conscious Relationship Transformation and personal and professional change. As a counselor, therapist and coach, Doris has been helping people transform their lives for over 25 years. When she’s not coaching riders or offering equestrian seminars and workshops throughout New England, Doris is showing and having fun in the hunter/jumper division with her Irish Sport Horse, Quarter Time. For more on Doris Worcester, visit her website, The Performance Edge.