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    2011 - 01.30

    Liz Morrison – based Hampshire  / Wiltshire border

    Liz Morrison is a Sports Coach specialising in supporting riders through advanced coaching techniques and sports psychology.  She  BHS-SM, BHSII, ICF-PCC is a NLP Master Practitioner and Advanced Modeller who applies the powerful techniques of NLP in her work with riders and teams.

    She first became aware of the importance of mental attitude in sport when she was awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship to Australia in 1993. She went to find out how the Australian teams were able to win so many equestrian medals. What she found was an openness about their need to improve and willingness to adapt their approaches that led to their success. Upon her return to the UK she researched the area and started training in NLP and the newly emerging techniques of coaching..   She has trained in depth with the original developers of the subject, and has assisted them on their trainings. She was one of the first coaches professionally accredited by the ICF in the UK .

    In her work as a sports psychologist for riders, Liz Morrison  found that a focus on learning and self awareness  is the core to building confidence as her clients work towards goals.  For when you start to think about  ‘how you know what you don’t know’  you build the humility and openness that horses need from their riders….

    She is passionate about horses, the connection to nature that they offer, and what they can teach us about ourselves. Her courses about applying NLP to riding have been attended by hundreds of people and she is a frequent contributor to equestrian magazines. Her book, Simple Steps to Riding Success is a great success around the world, and has already been translated into several languages.

    She is also co-author of ‘The Veterinary Care of the Horse’ with Sue Devereux, published by JA Allen. It has sold over 156,000 copies and it set a new standard for clarity and ease of use in the stable yard.

    Earlier in her career she worked in Marketing and Consultancy at Nestle, Mars, Rank Holidays and Accenture. She now runs experiential workshops and is an executive NLP coach for companies.

    She lives near Guildford , and ‘owns’ a group of horses with whom to play, train and sometimes compete in affiliated dressage and show jumping.  She is highly approachable, with a lively sense of humour and loves to work with people who want to experience their relationship with horses more successfully.

    Horses have led her through some deep learning experiences and she is now focussed on helping  those who want to work at a similar level.

    Liz is also a director of Safeguarding Matters Ltd following her work organising the Vetting & Barring Scheme (VBS) Roadshows in 2009/10 for central government.

    Jo Cooper – based Leicestershire

    Jo Cooper is a highly experienced NLP Trainer,  and she and Liz  studied together with the developers of NLP.  She is developing the field of Thought Field Therapy for both horses and humans with excellent results.

    Understanding  NLP qualfications

    Other specialists who can help you with your horse and riding


    Working with an experienced and well trained NLP Sports Psychologist will help you set achievable goals, clear blocks, learn from negative memories and so help you motivate yourself. Above we provide the names of people we have personally worked with who love and understand horses and are well qualified to help individuals apply NLP Sports psychology to their personal situations. In the first instance contact us and we will forward your details to the practitioner closest to you . Prices are likely to be similar to those outlined in ‘ Working with us’ but need to be agreed in advance.

    Please remember that the people we recommend above are usually not qualified or insured to teach the techniques of riding and training horses. They will work alongside your riding instructor to help you on the mental aspect of riding. We do however have some suggestions for finding a good riding instructor

    Tips on finding a good riding instructor

    Liz Morrison leads Positive Riding, and she is establishing links with other  experienced NLP Practitioners who also have extensive equestrian experience and can offer support to riders around the UK. Please contact us for details of  trainers in your area, or if you would like to be an Associate.

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