So, this is the short version...
I'd suffered from anxiety bouts for as long as I could remember but, in January 2019, one was so bad I lost a stone of weight, slept about ten hours a week for three weeks, and even turned a shade of grey.
Something had to change.
Thankfully, that was my last major one. A lesson I've learned is that anxiety isn't going anywhere - it's part of life - but I now see it as a 'positive' signal that something's not right in my life and I have a well-tested toolbox to be able to take whichever road of change is needed.
My journey of experimentation started a few years prior to 2019 - it was one of the experiments that caused 'anxiety-gate 2019', actually. That journey also led me to founding Plight Club, becoming a certified integral coach, and ultimately feeling so much more connection in, and to, my life. It highlighted my purpose; to help people (re)connect with themselves, feel what they need to feel, and realise their potential in whatever form that takes. Talking about my feelings was the key...
I know what it's like to be trapped in an anxiety spiral and doing everything possible to take your mind off the acidic feeling just under your skin. Feeling like you're going to burst into tears at any moment, your thoughts not leaving you alone even for a second. Through my experimentation, and now coaching, I've learned that the answer lies in feeling more, not less. It sounds counter-intuitive but the reward - the eventual feeling of freedom and purpose - is huge.
BUT, the journey to feeling more is a rocky road (to say the least!) that involves a lot of unknowns, breakdowns and breakthroughs. It's taken about nine years for me to figure out what's really going on. Learning to witness your emotions, rebel through the feeling of vulnerability and step into the unknown takes a lot of courage. That's where my experience can save you a lot of time and help you live the life which that little voice in your head knows is possible.
I'd be honoured to help facilitate your journey of change.
It starts with us having a coffee (in person or on Zoom) to answer any questions you may have. It's free so, if you'd like to make change in your life, this is the first step and it won't cost you anything but 15 - 30 mins of your time.
Let's speak soon