How a painful experience led me to my path of helping others…..
This picture is of me in Italy, my favourite holiday destination.
Life appeared perfect to all those around me but inside I knew all was not well.
The truth was that I was hurting and fearful.
This is what post traumatic stress looks like.
I live on the atlantic coast in beautiful Galway, Ireland.
Galway is a city of culture, full of artists and traditional Irish music.
I love Galway because it is a buzzing city yet is also surrounded by beaches & amazing natural beauty.
This is a photo of me with my son and husband during a family holiday to Donegal, Ireland in 2020.
These two are the most important people in my life!
They keep me grounded and make me happy.
As a little girl, I wanted to be an Aid Worker.
I ended up working as a care worker for 20 years supporting vulnerable adults and children.
Today I work for myself helping female leaders and their Teams reduce overwhelm and stress.
Individual Stress & Pain
In my twenties, stress would manifest in lower back pain.
In my thirties, the pain was so bad I could not walk for months on end, requiring medical attention.
In my forties I hit rock bottom when I struggled with Post Traumatic Stress after a violent work incident.
I was a senior care worker with numerous wellness qualifications yet was completely unprepared for the effects of Trauma on my Body & Mind.
I reached out for help, studied evidence based stress reduction techniques and slowly regained my health..
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Women & Overwhelm
Many Women have to juggle family, their own needs & their work. On top of that, women are often in leading roles that are quite demanding in nature ( eg care or social jobs). It is important to be mindful how all these demands may impact on our mental health.
When we are chronically stressed it can affects us, those around us but also our quality of work.
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