Professional Development: Not a Box Ticking Exercise

The last year or so, I’ve been working more and more with people who are coaches and practitioners themselves, and doing that kind of work always gets me thinking more about how it is I show up for the people I work with, and how important doing the work yourself really is.

The thing is, as a coach or a practitioner, the person you are working with is always going to look to you to decide how to feel about something. My reality- how I view life, emotions, horsemanship- is playing out on my face, in my expressions, in my body language, in my everything. Consequently, every person I work with is experiencing the reality of how I see myself, and how I view the world, and that, in turn, shapes our experience together.

If you are wanting those you work with to be more accepting of different states of experience; if you are wanting them to be more understanding of the temporary nature of feeling, sensation, and emotion; if you are wanting them to develop more responsiveness and curiosity, then those understandings have to be anchored in your own body first.

Not as a thought. Not as something you have read in a book. But as something you feel. Something that is so true for you that when you are met with discomfort, or questioning, or concern, your body and experience feels back into their space with a sense of stability and non-judgment.

“Professional development” is not a box that you tick. It’s not a meeting you show up at. It’s caring enough about the people you work with and the shared experience you create to do your own work. So, when the big questions or moments come at you, you can catch them, hold them, and reflect back to them different options that give them more choices about how to create a different reality for themselves.


❤️ Jane

The Mystery & Magic Of The Body With Alexa Linton

A little while back I was interviewed for the Whole Horse Podcast and for the first time “properly” had a chance to talk to the host of the show, Alexa Linton. I found our conversation before and after the interview so fascinating and enlivening that I knew I had to turn the tables and invite Alexa to speak to you all on my own podcast!

Aside from being one of life’s inspiring and engaging people (two of my favorite things!), Alexa is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to all things body-based; from the energetic to the nuts and bolts mechanics, she has spent over 14 years working as an Equine Sports Therapist, is in the final stages of studying Osteopathy for humans, has a degree in kinesiology and extensive experience in the energetic and healing arts.

Our time together is a winding discussion on horse and human connection, exploring the body from the skeletal to the emotional, sharing personal experiences of both, and highlighting just how incredible this structure is that we call the human form.

You can tune your listening ears in here 👇

And if you want to find out more about Alexa, the best place to find her is on her website:

Happy Listening!

❤️ Jane