Most of us have a basic understanding on the nervous system. We’ve heard of the term “fight/flight” for instance, and perhaps can even identify how some of our behaviours and responses might arise as a result of operating from that place.
Few of us, however, truly understand just how foundational the nervous system is when it comes to not only emotional and mental wellbeing, but also physical resilience and capacity.
As we move out of the parasympathetic, or the calming nervous system, and into the survival nervous system (you might better know this as the fight/flight system), not only do we experience behavioural changes but the whole structure of our body moves and positions itself differently.
Our nervous system state informs both our mindset (our emotional and mental wellbeing) and our movement; the way that our body is positioned, and the way we physically move through space.
Shifting out of stuck patterns in any of these areas means we also need to change the way our body is moving and understand how our choices, language and perceptions are impacting our experience and reality.
My approach is founded on understandings of the mind and emotional brain, movement education, and biomechanics in conjunction with nervous system awareness.
It assists not only with emotional resilience and confidence but with creating optimal rider biomechanics for ease and balance in the saddle.
A lifelong horse lover and equestrian, Jane’s work has been focused on practices and understandings that promote and increase vitality for both humans and horses.
A desire to understand the deeper workings of the body and mind have led her to comprehensive studies of the nervous system and its relationship to movement and emotions, and she is currently an advanced student and apprentice of the Fajardo Method of Holistic Biomechanics, a movement practice and system that considers biomechanics and wellness through a nervous system lens.
With a background in behavioural science, motor repatterning, and movement education, Jane has worked with both competitive and recreational horse riders all over the world, inspiring them to new levels of confidence, connection and performance.
An accomplished rider and trainer in her own right, Jane is also an enthusiastic writer and creative, weaving in philosophy, the arts and poetry wherever possible in her work.
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