Don't lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality.
... Ralph Marston 

Carolyn Osborn is fiercely committed to guiding Equestrian teams and Performing Artists to achieve their very best by unlocking their finest performance. By enabling them to find that extra edge to be more successful, while fine-tuning their confidence and performance, she assists them in achieving their desired level, knowing they did their best.

If you are looking for a proven professional who can guide you to address performance anxiety, stress and the ability to keep your focus, you have come to the right place.

For the past 8 years, I have been working with amazing clients with similar worries and concerns, and guiding them to achieve remarkable success.

My mission and commitment is to be your Performance Mentor, by helping you put all the physical, emotional, and mental pieces together that allow you to create your optimal performance.

My path to become a Performance Mentor became clear in college when I majored in violin performance. The expectations were high, the pressure was on. I was considered a difficult student because I asked too many questions and didn’t just do as I was told. I had no idea how to handle my own nerves and keep my teacher happy while honoring my own individual creativity.

Having gone through countless auditions, recitals and various solo performances, I know all about anxiety, nerves and stage fright. My success in managing those experiences gives me the ability to connect deeply with performers dealing with similar issues.

I transferred the skills I learned as a musical performer to my riding, showing horses in both jumping and dressage, and then to supporting other riders to achieve their best performance.

Many of the same principles apply, and the mental preparation is the same. I work with the horse both as a separate entity with his own performance issues, and in conjunction with the rider, bringing them to work as one.

Entering into the Hunter Medals Finals at Foxfield for the first time was a very daunting experience for me. I had major concerns about last minute jitters and my ability to focus during the jumping course. Working with Carolyn helped me to channel my concerns and fears into a more productive and successful thought process. The energy work that we did together facilitated the organization of my thoughts and feelings into a cohesive and positive platform, allowing me to perform at a confident and consistent level throughout my finals. I felt in control of my emotions and confident in my abilities. With this inner sense of calm, I was better able to communicate with my horse, and consequently our rounds were very competitive. I came away from this endeavor and the medal finals with a personal best, and a beautiful ribbon for my display case. Thank you, Carolyn!
Laurie BW Thousand Oaks, CA

The wonderful thing about Carolyn's sessions is that they apply healing to all aspects of life. I came to her specifically to work on how to relieve stress, tension and anxiety when preparing for and playing professional symphonic auditions.
Carolyn's methods taught me how to focus on the most important thing during an audition: the music. Her healing practices helped me tune out all the external and internal white noise that can often get in the way of playing to one's fullest capacity.
Since Carolyn is a professional musician herself, she knows exactly what people go through during auditions, performances and other potentially high-stress situations. She teaches her clients how to identify specific stress areas in their bodies and teaches ways of relaxing - both mentally and physically - to relieve that stress.
I would recommend Carolyn's healing services to anyone who wants to learn how to relax and focus during any type of performance activity: acting and music auditions, solo and ensemble performances, screen tests, and even giving speeches in front of audiences.

Carolyn L., Professional violist and violinist, Los Angeles, CA

My name is Lisa Del Mundo (Pembleton), barn manager for LionHeart Ranch and USDF certified Instructor. My Arabian stallion, Jubilee WGR (aka Jubal) and I experienced a break through moment directly after having Carolyn Osborn do a session with us. Jubal is quite talented receiving scores to 75% in Training level, however our inconsistencies in the show ring due to loss of attention have kept us from displaying our best performances through to First level. We were headed to Region 2 Championships, with a show the week prior with another loss of attention throughout our test. Carolyn worked with both of us separately, then together and the result was phenomenal! The moment we started our warm up he was ultra in-tune and perfectly on the aids. There were no corrections to be made, we felt as if we were of one mind and one body. The true test was if he could maintain this attention in the show ring! With the judge’s comment of “Soft through top line allows for correct ground cover- Well done!” He finally showed off his talents to win all three large classes under two separate judges over two days scoring 68% and 68.8%, his best scores to date for First level!

Thank you so much Carolyn for bringing our energies in sync and creating positive energy for our partnership!!!

Lisa Del Mundo, Agoura Hills, CA

Similar results can be yours when you decide to invite me to serve in the powerful ways that I can to support your success.

What lights me up about this work is knowing that, as your performance mentor, I am helping you unlock and attain your finest performance, so you know you have done your best in any amateur or a professional competition, audition or live performance . As you focus on doing and being your best using my techniques, you will be more successful. Allow you inner star to shine forth!

My services are unique, in that I am able to work with you on a holistic level to bring your body, mind and spirit into a balanced and integrated whole. When all these areas are in alignment, you make the most significant and lasting changes.

You are able to perform at your peak, full of confidence and fun! My job is to take the stress and anxiety out of your performance, no matter how big or small.

So don’t wait to let go of the old patterns of stress and anxiety. It would be my pleasure to guide you to achieve the results you desire together. Call or email and let's see if this is right for you.

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If you are familiar with Greek mythology or astrology, you have most likely heard of Chiron the Centaur. He is a half brother to Zeus, and thus a Demi-God. In astrology, he is a planetoid that has its orbit between Saturn and Neptune, and is symbolized by the "wounded healer". It represents our deepest wound, and our efforts to heal the wound. Chiron was a healer and teacher who, ironically, could not heal himself.

So why am I using Chiron in the name of my business? I am a practitioner of energy medicine of both people and animals (all types).  I am using the symbol of Chiron to represent my practice since I resonate with the apsects of Chiron being a healer, teacher, and the musical and astrological influences he also represents. I love the symbol because I treat both people and animals/horses. He is part horse and man, which to me is a great representation of who my clients are.

A major theme associated with Chiron is the re-integration of mind and body. Centauric consciousness is the capacity for both differentiated rational thought and intuitive awareness of our connection to the unified force field that lies beyond what our senses can perceive.

Thus, my work is about balancing people and animals energetically to their highest potential physically, emotionally and spiritually.

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