These things have helped me (purely anecdotally) physically and mentally. There were a lot of good herbal things that didn’t mix with my meds, so I haven’t included them. I’ve found what is good for me also helps the horses, and vice versa…

Tai chi and Qi Gong. I learnt Elemental Tai Chi with Robert Joyce who also teaches seated exercises in Nursing Homes

Pilates. I began in 2004 with Body Control Pilates and later changed to a mix of Pilates and Feldenkrais movement.

Magnesium. Liquid oral drops mail order from Bronze Age Nutrition

Epsom Salts baths, soak for 15 minutes a few times a week. I buy food grade salts in a 10k tub on eBay

Radionics is a remarkable form of distance healing, which also works extremely well with animals.

Reiki healing and Reiki training course. The Stage 1 course took a weekend, and the Attunement was really beneficial.

Acupuncture. I’ve been with the same practitioner for 28 years.

Turmeric (do not take if you are taking blood thinners). A good resource for learning, info and support is facebook Turmeric Support Group

Homeopathy I buy my pills from Galen Homeopathics, Lewell Mill, Dorchester DT2 8AN 01305263996

Kinesiology muscle testing

Macmillan Cancer Care is an excellent centre of reference and support.

Mindfulness Based Stress Relief (MBSR) course. I did a course with Penny Nicholas and learnt simple new ways to deal with anxiety, and to be more present for myself and others. I later did a Loving Kindness course which was equally enhancing.

Dorset Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF) help with grants costs like hospital travel, equipment etc. Easy on-line application form, and a brilliant information source .

MARK RASHID began the seismic shift in my approach towards horses, and riding.

ANNA BLAKE showed a way of horsemanship that deepened changes within myself, my thinking, and my writing (she taught me how to edit all three!)

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