"I help empower women to break free from stress so they can achieve great health and learn to love their life"
HOLISTIC HEALTH COACH & THERAPIST
& CATALYST FOR CHANGE
From chronic stress, depression and pain to healthy, happy and loving life, Julie not only transformed her health and life, she also transformed her career so she could help others transform their health and their lives too.
What I do and why
I empower people to take ownership of their health
What does that mean exactly? Well ....
Too many of us go through life in a state of disconnection - completely dis-empowered, unable to take control of how we feel, how we think and what we want, going round in circles, being "too" busy, constantly exhausted, living in a chronically stressed-out state, creating ill-health and pain.
I know this to be true because this is how I used to go through life.
I was super-stressed!
I didn't take care of my self. I ate rubbish food - Yep! Mars bars and cans of Coke were my "go-to". I drank alcohol, not for pleasure, but to either numb-out or to try to have a good time. I hated what I saw in the mirror, I had little to no self-worth and I spent many years searching for love in all the wrong places.
Life is not always plain sailing. When we experience trauma it creates a layer of stress. Every time traumatic events happen the layers of stress build up and up.
The earliest trauma I recall was my parents divorce. No doubt about it, that event shaped my life. Looking back it most definitely sparked confusion in me about what love was. It also sparked a fear in me that I was unable to communicate and that nobody understood me. I felt alone. I was stressed and in pain which led to depression.
I became invisible
I didn't like being invisible. There was a part of me that wanted to be seen and wanted to be heard but I just didn't know how to express it and being unable to express who I was led to more confusion, more depression and more pain. The layers of stress got higher and higher.
It may seem that I'm implying all this stress was caused by this one event. My parents are not to blame!
We all endure life events that are traumatic and stressful. Crikey, moving house is stressful! But how we cope with those events is what makes all the difference. And because I didn't cope, because I didn't get help, because I believed the stories I told my self - I was way to young to understand the power of my mind - that event became a catalyst for attracting more stress into my life.
Don't get me wrong, I didn't do it on purpose. I was just completely unaware that I had any power and any control to change the way I felt, let alone change the course of my life and jump off the stress-cycle, that's all. So you're not alone! But in 2010 that all changed.
Finally I was seen!
With an interest in Alternative Medicines and a fascination with the Mind-Body Connection I began to explore Reiki and Crystals. Receiving these treatments were a godsend and I could feel my energy shifting. It was no chance encounter then that I met the Therapist whose healing hands would become one of the biggest catalysts for my change.
Upon learning of a family members experience with her I instinctively knew this was for me! I knew it wasn't about the therapy - she was an Osteopath by the way! - but it was about a connection with her that I already sensed and a gut feeling telling me that this was my next step. Perhaps this therapy worked because I had already decided that it was going to - call it a placebo effect if you will, call it mumbo-jumbo, fate, call it what you like - that encounter changed everything!
I experienced an enormous emotional shift. It was really scary, but it felt right.
It was as though I had been set free. As though I was standing outside of myself, able to look in, with a new perspective. Finally, all of my pain, the suffering, the depression, the pain, all of that stress in my life was acknowledged.
I was acknowledged
For the first time, I was able to see myself without judgement or fear, but with love and compassion. My outlook on life and my perspective of my self and my health changed for the better. I could see exactly how I'd been creating my own stress, how I had been allowing myself to suffer unnecessarily and how by changing my thinking I could change my life.
Changing my thinking, changed my life
I had to share this experience with others. I could see so clearly how others were preventing themselves from being heard and being seen - just like I had. I could see how they were keeping them selves their prisoner of pain by the stories they were telling. I could no longer stand back and watch their health deteriorate. I had to tell them that they did not need to suffer like this and that it was totally within their power to change. And so I had to find a way to help them be acknowledged for their pain and suffering, to set them free, so that they too could take charge of their health and their life and experience a sense of connection to something greater.
It was totally within my power to change
So began my journey of self-discovery. I trained as a Holistic Therapist. I became attuned to Reiki. I learnt more about energy and I became inspired by Reflexology. The results my clients achieved were astounding and I was thrilled and honoured to be able to put my experience to such good use.
But I hadn’t quite won the battle. My heart wanted to help others, yet my head wouldn’t allow me to leave my full-time job. I was still stuck, caught in a cycle of stress, unable to change my life and it was seriously making me ill. I realised this couldn’t continue. I had to stop. I couldn’t go on like this, it was killing me and I decided, enough was enough.
My health was far more important to me than anything. I had to listen to my body and I had to be guided by my heart. I had to help others and I had to help myself. So ...
I took a leap of faith!
I left my full-time job and trained as a Health Coach, then Life Coach. It was a massive step and a huge gamble, but it paid off. In fact, it changed everything! At last, all the pieces of the puzzle came together. I felt complete. I had taken my health to a new, higher level. This was when I truly learned to love and accept my self. That was 2016 and I have never looked back.
Truly loving my self changed everything
By working on my self to help others I have learned how to let go of my own stress. By taking ownership of my health I have stepped into my power. It is me that chooses how I want to feel and how I want my life to be.
I choose self-care. I choose to transform my health.
I CHOOSE LOVE!
I provide a unique service that teaches you how to take care of you. That allows in the relaxation needed to allow your body and mind time to heal, the space for you to think clearly and the power to take control of who you are and what you want to experience in your health and your life so you can connect to something far greater.
Life is a continuous journey of transformation
I would be love to be part of your transformational journey.