Are you a great communicator? It doesn’t seem to matter if it’s a family member, a significant other, a friend, or even a boss, communication is hard work for some people. It takes a great deal of effort to be able to convey your thoughts and desires.

Communication difficulties affect all different kinds of people, no matter their age, race, or background. If communication is an obstacle, it can be difficult to resolve a problem, both personally and professionally.

Many people in relationships can find it a struggle to get their point across if they’re not a good communicator. It only takes one person in a relationship having a problem communicating to send the relationship down the wrong path.

The same thing goes for a work environment. When a boss or a manager isn’t able to communicate effectively to their staff, things can go very wrong. With a lack of communication, it leaves room for mistakes to happen and the potential for a major breakdown in the workplace.

Poor communication skills are not just limited to these two areas. When someone isn’t able to communicate properly, he or she is making themselves an obstacle for anyone trying to communicate with them. This can be incredibly painful for someone wanting to communicate effectively. He or she might not intend to frustrate or hurt other people’s feelings, yet they will likely end up doing so.

Believe it or not, one of the best and most effective ways to develop a strong set of communication skills is to learn them from a four-legged friend– a horse. Equine Gestalt work offers all kinds of experiences and ideas that are crucial to the development of communication skills.

Energy: Horses are extremely sensitive beings– they play off of one another’s energies, as well as the energy of the people that are around them. The struggle of a person who has difficulty communicating can be quickly picked up by a horse. The horse can sense the tension and stress of the people around them. This stress, even if it is unspoken, can off-set a horse, raising red flags for the horse. When a person with communication difficulties learns this, he or she can start to find ways to release that negative energy in a positive manner, allowing them to cleanse their energy of built up frustration around their horse as well as their friends, family, and co-workers.

Training: Whether in the saddle or on the ground, learning how to train a horse requires a strong communication between the horse and the trainer. You are not just able to ask a horse to do something and expect them to do it. However, if you begin to adjust your energy and use your natural forms of communication, such as hand movements, touch, and tone of voice, to direct your horse they will begin to understand.

The skills learned in equine gestalt work can play a crucial role in teaching someone how to communicate with other people. It is a discovery process to help you uncover things you might not have otherwise known. Not only does it allow you to learn about yourself it also allows you how to be a better communicator. It encourages you to take accountability for your shortcomings and work towards improving yourself for better relationships. Call for a FREE consultation to find out how you can come and learn from the horses at 970-682-4405 or email me at andrea@witherswhisper.com. Check out our one on one sessions, our weekly series, or weekend events.