Trust is a necessary component to any happy, healthy relationship, yet if we have a difficult time trusting, it can destroy a relationship. It doesn’t matter if it’s a relationship with a partner, a family member, or a friend, if we don’t have trust we can’t fully experience a healthy relationship.

While some people may be able to recognize that they have trust issues, others may experience difficulty in relationships and not know what the cause is. A few signs that you may have some trouble trusting include:

  • Invading someone’s privacy by looking through their drawers and checking their text and email messages, as if they are hiding something from you.
  • Feeling insecure and becoming jealous of other relationships; feeling that you are not worthy of having something special in your life.
  • Imagining scenarios of something happening that didn’t actually happen or believing that your loved one is lying to you even when they are telling the truth.

Trust issues develop for a number of reasons including sexual assault, physical or verbal abuse, and abandonment.  Distrusting others doesn’t have to be a way of life. It is possible to overcome these issues and start trusting. And Equine Gestalt Work can help.

Horses are naturally shy animals; they take a little while to warm up to someone new, much like someone with trust issues. In order to get the horse to begin trusting you, you have to be willing to reach out and establish a bond. This process can help relieve you of any fear you may have of opening yourself up to people and worrying about getting hurt.

As a bond starts to develop, both you and the horse slowly begin to trust each other; teaching you that trust can be earned and not always something that causes hurt.

Developing a trusting relationship with a horse can be easier for many people than learning to trust a therapist. As the work with the horse continues, you will notice that your inner strengths and weaknesses are being revealed to you so that you can begin to work through them. And more trust begins to grow.

Slowly, you will find yourself more able to understand why you don’t trust people and learn to begin trusting just as the horse begins trusting you. By opening yourself up in this way, you will see things as you haven’t been able to see them before and find a clearer understanding of what you’re experiencing.

Equine Gestalt Work is a wonderful, and peaceful, way to begin dealing with your trust issues and overcome them once and for all.  Call for a FREE consultation to work through not only trust issues yet other issues that may be impeding your relationships at 970-682-4405 or email us at andrea@witherswhisper.com.  Let the whisper of the horse echo the spirit of the soul!℠