Distance Learning and Support.

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I have been working on ways to support students more and to provide some remote learning opportunities.

This has taken the form of :-

  • A Facebook  page
  • Lessons with Mel – Facebook  support group for students who have recently attended courses with me.
  • Webinar DVD coaching – private coaching sessions


Facebook  page

A way to connect students to each other, to provide  inspirational quotes  and educational savvy tips and to keep people informed and up to date  about courses and activites. If you would like to stay connected go and LIKE the page. Louise Campbell has been helping me with this page and took many of the beautiful photographs that are on there. So far we have received amazing feedback, and are inspired to keep going with it, as we we have had posts on there shared and viewed by thousands and are receiving  feedback from all over the world. Here is the link.
Connecting with Horses & Riding with Synchronicity.

 Lessons with Mel

This a closed FaceBook group for students who have done courses with me.  The idea of this group is that like minded and committed students can connect as well as being a supportive and educational group where students can ask me questions. Since most people often have similar questions, sharing the answer among everyone in the group is very helpful.

If you have done a “Connecting with Horses & Riding with Synchronicity” (CHRS) course with me and would like to join the group  here is the link . Click the join button and then I can add you in.

Video Coaching

REMOTE LESSONS VIA WEBINAR

There are group or private webinar lesson options available.

In between courses and as a support when I can’t come to you and you can’t come to me there is VIDEO COACHING  via webinar !!! This is an INVALUABLE LEARNING TOOL.

Here is how it works.

You send me a video, in the mail or  you can send it via Youtube and keep it private (change the setting for that video to UNLISTED  then you can send me a link)  and then no one else can see it. We set up a time and via a webinar host, we view the video together. I can control the video on both my computer and yours and play, fast forward, pause or rewind the video etc. as we talk and discuss the video. The feedback from this coaching has been that it was extremely insightful and helpful. Even in some of the live courses I have been using video coaching or even just using still shots of photos to help students and they always comment that it is a very powerful learning tool to be able to see themselves and get feedback. The visual image can really help things click. Seeing the picture and then matching it to the feeling accelerates learning manifold.

The cost is $88 per private session. (4o minute web call and you submit up to 20 mins of video). I will watch the video first and make notes and then we go through it and watch it together.

Group webinar sessions

We can also do group webinars if people are open to sharing their video learning with others  and all on the live call can ask questions.

Advantages of webinar lessons

No travelling time and expenses, do it in your own time frame when it suits you, get together with study buddies and film each other and stay focussed and progressive. The webinar coaching is  perfect to be used as a support system in between the courses. When I only see people every 6 months or  sometimes less, it is a long time in between getting feedback and coaching. Bad habits can sneak in or you are not progressive enough for your horse or yourself and I have heard it said that when we are not going forwards we are actually going backwards, and I think there is truth in this.

Uploading to YouTube:

The default setting for the time length of YouTube videos is 15 mins.  You can extend the length of your upload for free. Go into your YouTube Account and go to  SETTINGS>ACCOUNT>YOUR ACCOUNT> VIEW ADDITIONAL FEATURES>LONGER VIDEOS and enable longer videos.  On the individual video (as opposed to the general settings) under VISIBILITY change the setting to UNLISTED if you don’t want anyone else to be able to view the video and then you just send me the link.

What you need:-

  • You will need a fairly fast internet for our webinar lesson – if you can easily watch YouTube videos you should be fine.
  • You will need to download TEAM VIEWER – it is free and what I am currently using for the video coaching.
  • A headset with a microphone so you can talk unless your computer has a built in microphone OR we can also just talk over the phone as we are viewing the video. This has often proved to be better sound quality.
  • Note paper  – you may like to take some notes as we are viewing and discussing the video.

N.B.If the YouTube option is too confusing then you can put the video on a DVD disc and mail it to me, or if you are familiar with drop box you could send it via drop box after minimizing the file size a bit which can be done via Quicktime.

*****The better quality the video, the better quality feedback I can give you. This is not about the quality of the camera but about keeping zoomed in on you and your horse so you are not a distant speck in the background and keeping the camera as steady as possible – ideally using a tripod. Make sure the footage is given to me in real time not slow motion, without music and with as minimal editing as possible. This way you will get the best feedback for yourself and from me.

To book a video coaching lesson

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Video Coaching Lesson $88.00 

 

Phone Consultations

If you would prefer to just do a phone consultation without doing a video of yourself that is also possible.  They are $44 per 1/2 hr. Email me to arrange a time.

Email  Mel to book a session

For  direct deposits make payments to :-
Synquest Pty Ltd Sales Acc.
BSB 082 842
Acc.# 189 434 768
(please put your name in for the details)

 

Testimonial from Paisley Walker

“Whilst I am very fortunate to have Mel teach at my property twice a year, I still find it very helpful to get video coaching in-between clinics to keep on track and get feedback on any new developments that may have arisen.

Whilst some may find videoing daunting, it is a great way to keep a record of your progress and to watch back and get another perspective on how you and your horse are looking. Often when I have questions or issues and make the effort to get someone to video me, in the process of watching it back I already have a deeper understanding of what is going right, and what might need some adjustment.

The footage can be posted to Mel, or uploaded unlisted onto YouTube, which is what I do. Then through the ‘power of technology’ which I don’t pretend to understand, you can arrange a time with Mel and she will pop up on your screen and talk you through what she can see whilst you watch the video back together. From there you can trouble shoot and make a plan. I am often amazed at how much detail Mel can see from a short video which is sometimes taken at a fair distance. She is still able to pick up on all the subtleties, like if you’re unknowingly blocking, pushing or leaning to one side – and it’s hard to deny what is on the screen 😉

Definitely a valuable resource to help you progress with your horsemanship and riding. “

 

If you have any questions please contact Mel 

 

 

 

 

 

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