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Ride more, and work on body positioning. Get the Mastering Mountain Bike Skills book and read it to learn a bunch of proper technique. Then, ride even more and practice.
One trick I like is to take a flat, easy piece of trail, and ride it without brakes. No matter how slow you have to go, ride it without brakes. This will give you a good feel for controlling the bike. Then you can bring the speed up more and more... Then eventually start using your brakes where it's really needed, which'll be far less than before.
this book from the sidebar is highly recommended.
there's a lot to it, but you can read further and further as you get more advanced, there's no need to read more than the first couple of chapters right away
This came up in another thread today.
Basically, you want to lean your bike (not your body), look through the turn, and put all of your weight on your outside pedal, which should be at 6 o’clock.
There’s a great section on cornering in the book “Mastering Mountain Bike Skils”
Good luck, and ride fast!
Buy this. Get an older/used copy to save money if needed because this really does have a lot of useful info: Mastering Mountain Bike Skills 3rd Edition https://www.amazon.com/dp/1492544493/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_cnyKzb0K9MYZ1
That's terrific! Comfort her and be patient. Let her cry and be there for her. Sometimes it just has to get out. It sounds like you are already doing just what you should be.
Can I give you some advice for you and your girlfriend? Sorry but I'm long-winded :)
This is an excellent book-lots of folks here recommended it. I'm reading it now and it's helped me a lot.
Go on your own. Have fun. And read this at your own pace. https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Mountain-Bike-Skills-3rd/dp/1492544493 Great book for all skill levels.