What got me here?
Looking back I realise that I made so many decisions from a place of fear. Anxiety significantly impacted every aspect of my life for well over 15 years.
I was scared of food as I had misunderstood chronic bowl problems, I was afraid of being in trouble, fearful of speaking my truth and terrified of not being good enough!
I had completely lost touch of who I was and I definitely didn't trust myself to look after me!
I spent each day trying to get through it and did my best to cope with the constant distressing mind chatter, uncomfortable symptoms (such as heart palpitations, sweating, migraines and bloating) and exhaustion!
When my levels of internal discomfort were at their worst, I would completely shut down and lose my voice.
I tried to hide what was going on as I felt ashamed and thought nobody would understand. The shame I felt and the grief for my old life wore me down! I was terrified to admit to myself how unbearable it felt.
Back in 2015 I got help from a speech and language therapist, who introduced me to the concept that emotions can effect my voice - it wasn't as simple as the physical.
I went on to get diagnosed with severe Generalised Anxiety (GAD) and depression whilst undergoing cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) but before finishing I moved to Japan for 2 years.
In Japan, I tried a weekly yoga class and soon got hooked and practiced regularly at home as I felt soo much calmer and less tense! This was a new feeling!
Since then I have spent 7 years studying, training (in the UK and India) in Yoga, Ayurveda (the sister science to yoga), nervous system science and other holistic methods.
I always knew I was here to help others
I always cared deeply about people, whether that be friends or strangers.
I began my career in the NHS (National Health Service), worked in Human Resources for a global manufacturer and then retrained at The University of Manchester and worked as a school teacher and college lecturer for 5 years. I always wished my students to reach their potential.
Since I proudly started my wellbeing business in 2017, I've helped hundreds of people to feel healthier in body and mind.
I am most passionate about supporting people with Anxiety, because it took me over 15 years to realise there was another way of living and I don't want the same to happen to you!
My mission as your anxiety relief coach is...
To help you develop an Ayurveda routine so you can manage the root cause of your symptoms, avoid overthinking and enjoy the things you love
~ Location: Derby, UK
~ Loves: Travelling to warm places such as Thailand, deep conversations, being in nature with my dog Tilly
~ Hates: Not feeling seen and heard, Marmite!
~ Favourite treat: Salted caramel chocolate - YUM!
~ Education: Post-Grad in Education, The University of Manchester
~ Ayurveda: Dru Health Coach Diploma & 300 hours Yoga Teacher Training, Ayurveda Massage Therapist
~ Holistic: 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, Yoga Nidra Facilitator