EDUCATIONAL & INSPIRATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMMES AND TALKS.
HELPING YOU TO BECOME MORE RESILIENT AND TO MOVE THROUGH STRESSFUL SITUATIONS RATHER THAN GETTING STUCK OR DE-RAILED.
SUPPORTING YOU IN SETTING AND ACHIEVING GOALS TO IMPROVE YOUR MENTAL WELLBEING.
FOR INDIVIDUALS, FOR IN THE WORKPLACE, OR FOR YOUR COMMUNITY.
We all have to face stressful situations, earning money, paying bills, finding a job, pressures at work, illness, bereavement, family problems, the list is endless……
Most people put a band-aid on their problems, bottling them up, pretending everything is fine when deep down you’re actually struggling, using coping strategies such as caffeine, alcohol or drugs to just keep going, or to numb the pain.
In the end, it’s impossible to keep sweeping your problems under the carpet or too keep the lid on the pressure cooker; eventually things will become too much, and that’s when the real problems start.
Through my Keynote talks and ‘Living a Life Without Limits’ programme, I can help you to answer three simple questions.
A key area I focus on is ‘Neuroscience‘! Learning the science of the brain may sound complex, and hard work, but trust me, it was key in helping me understand my situation better, and I know it will help you too.
I share information on the key parts of the brain that are linked to anxiety; show you why anxiety doesn’t always make logical sense, and that along with depression they are natural responses not weaknesses. You will also learn how habits are formed through a process called ‘chunking’, and how addiction can occur. You’ll see how powerful our thoughts are and why it is important to try and think positively, even if it’s just for 5 minutes a day! Most importantly you will learn about Neurotransmitters, chemical messengers in the brain that control our mood levels and our physical responses.
Armed with this knowledge (and much more) you will be able to manage your mental wellbeing better; you will be able to spot the effects of stress earlier, and have tools in place to help restore a healthy balance in your mind and body.
You will also learn the WHY, WHAT & HOW of different therapies and treatments, so you can understand them better, and be able to figure out what works for you, and what doesn’t.
“The more you know about the way something works, the deeper its meaning for you.”Heal – Kelly Noonan Gores
I’m not a scientist, a doctor, a psychologist or a counselor, but I have lived my own battle with mental illness, which means I can relate and empathise with what you may be going through. I include examples of my own lived experience in my talks and presentations, as well as other real-life examples, so this stuff is not just theory, it’s practical as well. I am a Mental Health First Aider (MHFA England), so I can offer a level of support, and help you with finding additional support, if needed.
My talks and programmes are for everyone; you don’t have to be struggling with your mental health to find value in them. We all struggle with stress, so it is good to have tools in place so you are prepared to fend it off. It’s all about helping you to become more resilient, and to move through problems and stresses with greater ease, rather than getting stuck.