Communication

Trust is the biggest business commodity of the decade. Without trust relationships and businesses falter

“The basic building block of good communication is the feeling that every human being is unique and of value” – Anon¬†

Leading over polesCOMMUNICATION
Unlike other domestic animals, like dogs or cats, horses “say” nothing. They rarely communicate with sounds, basing their language on sight and intuition. For us, hearing plays a major role. Although we do absorb information visually, it is through our ears that we “feel” the nuances of a situation. Working with horses helps us to experience a new way of understanding. Horses help teach us to “hear” those unspoken words with our eyes.

Body Language:¬†Movement is the essence of “horse”. Every activity in which they engage– mating, playing, rejoicing, mourning, warning-they do with their bodies. How a horse moves is how he feels. If we pay attention to one another more closely we might find that the same is true of us. Interacting with horses teaches us how to be more in tune to the intentions, thoughts and feelings of others-simply by noticing posture, gestures and movement.

Voice/Eye Contact:
Although we use several forms of communication, voice is our primary form. We recognize one another primarily by speech patterns, and place great value on our ability to communicate well verbally. Horses however, prefer visual “language”. They actually feel when they see, and perhaps because most of what they see is not in focus, they pay less attention to specific details and more attention to the surrounding energy–trusting in what they feel, see and know from their intuition. AHA session participants are given an opportunity to try interacting without verbal communication, and often discover a whole new world in the process!

To listen well and observe has as much power as to talk well. Language helps to create the experience of life. Conversations form relationships, families and businesses and the greater world. However, 93% of communication is non-verbal and without listening and being observant communication doesn’t occur.

Working with horses demands that you be very clear in your communication both verbal and non-verbal. Horses do not understand words and therefore rely on reading body language and energy. You will experience how to align your energy in such a way that your communication becomes clear and concise

What type of world or work environment do you create for yourself through your communication? Is it supportive, inspiring and powerful or could it be improved?

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