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Becci: from deflated & lost to confident & armed!

 Becci and I have been friends for a couple of decades;  a friendship that can be put down and picked up without feeling that time has passed in between.  I was so happy to hear from her after a quiet period and even more delighted to be able to support and help her achieve her happiness and life goals.  Her is her story, in her words:

 

Before I started my programme with Ali, I felt deflated, confused, lost and uninspired and that is why I approached her.  Having finished working with Ali I feel hopeful! More purposeful - in a mindful way and more sure of myself & who I am.

 

My top three goals upon starting the programme were self-confidence, stem the worrying, take the first step forward. Ali was able to help me work towards these goals by building up my confidence and self belief and worth - teaching me techniques to cope with these challenging times.

 

The biggest tangible change I have noticed since beginning the program...

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Jane: From Feeling Flat to Being Radiant!

Jane came to see me after being referred by a mutual friend;  she had been struggling with some health issues and as a result was feeling very 'flat', unlike her usual positive self and was concerned about her future and her purpose going forward.

 

Jane and I met every 2 weeks to discuss her feelings and thoughts and I used talking therapy to allow Jane really say what she needed to say;  we worked through several different exercises and techniques that allowed Jane to really connect with herself, to work through blockers holding her back from moving forward and finally, she found the diamonds within.  In her final session with me, she was radiant.  She was full of energy and smiles and ready for her next chapter in live.

 

When I first approached Ali and started my Heal Yourself Happy Transformational Programme, I was feeling quite lost had lost my mojo - knew that I needed to find my way again but didn’t know where to start. I felt quite rung...

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What's your story? Mine's a love story...

Everyone has a story.   The story of your life.  There will always be high times of joy and light and laughter and regardless of what Disney would have us believe, alongside them, there are the low times, the darker times, even the desperate times.

However, when we tell our story, we can choose whether to write ourselves in as the victim or the heroine (or hero if I am to be PC).  We have the choice.  We hold the pen over the blank sheet of paper.  We choose the words to fill the open silence.

So despite everything, I still write my my story as love story. And as with every good love story, there is heartache, heart break, long nights of despair before the dawn of a new hope, the promise of new life and the journey of healing. 

I hadn’t seen Vicki in 5 years when we were reunited at Castle Howard in October last year on Vicki’s second book tour date in York.  When we’d last met, we were both speaking at the...

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Moving on: writing the prologue in order to understand the epilogue

2 years ago, I was in a very different place to where I am now.  I was holding on to those last few strings that attached me to the past and I was desperately trying to forge a way forward. 

I found writing a very therapeutic way of getting my ideas and thoughts out of my head;  it brought me clarity.  On this day 2 years ago, this is what I wrote and I haven't looked back.  I am sharing my words here as it is just one of the techniques I use with my clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression or worry.  The thoughts they have are holding them back from a life they want to live.

This is what I wrote:

There comes a time, when you have to start moving forward and looking ahead, rather than revisiting the past or replaying the painful showreel of the trauma that devastated you.

This will take time.  But as with anything, it is the first step that counts.  It is the decision to focus more on what you want the next chapter to be.  And...

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Clare: From darkness in to the light

Clare and I first met 3 years ago as part of a life coaching group and remained 'friends' on social media.  At the beginning of this year, Clare contacted me while she was at a very low point in her life and asked for help.  This has been tough journey for Clare, but I had the privilege to watch someone face into their darkest moments with dignity.  I love how Clare describes that she now wakes up each morning delighted to see what the day may bring.  She has moved from the darkness and in to a beautiful light that she has created herself, with an opportunity to manifest her life by design. And yes - it will include Clare & Ali Cookery Days - watch this space!  Her story is below:

 

My top three goals upon starting the 6-month program were to find my joy in life, try and have less fear about moving forward with my life & less procrastination and to make some order of the car crash of a life that I unexpectedly found myself in.

Ali was...

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Louise: from burnt out corporate lawyer to finding safe harbour, her sanity and peace

Louise and I have known each other for a few years now through mutual friends. Through coaching, Kerry opened up and her vulnerability was the catalyst to her transformation from burnt out, strung out working mum with the world on her shoulders to a corporate lawyer going to the top of her field having found a new routine that nurtures her and puts her self respect at the top of the list without any compromise to her work of family life. A truly inspirational woman... and someone who I am now so proud of to call my beautiful friend.stress, lonely, lost.

I started working with Ali, when honestly,I was in a time of crisis. Don’t get me wrong, I have a blessed life and am lucky in so many ways, but for a period of time, I literally felt I was hanging on to my sanity with my finger nails. My stress levels were through the roof, I spent days shaking, with my heart pumping, nights unable to sleep, plagued by graphic and violent nightmares which seeped into my day, I felt manic,...

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