Designed to help you banish burnout and stress
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Burnout is Chronic Stress and it can seriously impact your body and your brain, not to mention the impact it has on your confidence, self-esteem, sense of self, and career.
You feel like you are broken.
You feel like you've failed.
You feel angry.
You feel confused.
You've lost your energy and your MOJO.
You feel numb, and have a sense of nothingness.
You have no idea who you are, or what you want, or what you don't want, and you freeze, you feel stuck.
One part of you wants the goals, the drive, the passion and the determination back, and the other part of you thinks what's the point?
You want to set goals, because without the big goals you don't know who you are, but the goals now seem pointless.
And you've spent all of that time and energy getting you to where you were in your career, only to now feel like you've lost your entire sense of identity.
You find yourself talking about 'the old me', and you have no idea who the 'new me' is. It feels alien. You don't feel like you, but if you're not you then who are you? And when will you be back to 'normal' again?
I get it. I've been there, twice.
The Burnout Recovery Method is a six-week programme that works with your conscious mind, your subconscious mind and your body to begin to heal the trauma of Burnout.
It's a holistic approach to recovery, using tools and techniques that I've been using since 2015.
You'll start with booking an initial 90-minute session, where we'll talk about where you are, where you want to be six-weeks from now and then we'll get to work. At the end of the session I'll provide you with some tools to help you reprogramme your mind, body and goals.
You may not need the six-week programme, and if you don't we won't pursue it.
If the six-week programme will be of benefit to you, we'll get your sessions in the diary. We'll meet via zoom for 50 minutes a week for the six-weeks. I'll also invite you to complete a morning and evening practice each day for six weeks, lasting no more than 20-minutes at a time. And by the end of the six weeks, you'll be feeling more confident with a renewed sense of clarity and perspective and you'll be looking forward to the future.
Follow-up sessions or coaching sessions can then be booked if required at the end of the six week programme.
Burnout can have the same impact on the brain as Trauma, and the trauma response can thin the pre-frontal cortex of the brain, the body can also store trauma which can lead to health issues and concerns.
The impact of Burnout on the brain can lead to brain fog, a decreased ability to make decisions, fear responses, unhelpful neural pathways, a loss of our sense of self, decreased emotional reactions and an impact on the ability to relate to other people.
The impact of Burnout on the body can lead to mental health issues, auto-immune issues, digestive issues, it can impact sleep, appetite, can lead to increased anxiety and depression, gynaecological issues in women, and other health issues and long term-illnesses.
The Burnout Recovery Method uses techniques that can help to improve brain function, whilst releasing physical trauma from the body and at the same time working with the subconscious mind to create a calmer and more confident you.
In addition to my BSc in Psychology, I'm a qualified and accredited Executive Coach, Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist with a Certificate in Neuroscience, and an MSc in Organisational Change and Development. I'm a qualified Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama teacher, Reiki Practitioner and Breathwork Practitioner.
I've been geeking out daily on Neuroscience, Burnout, and Psychology books, data, and research since 2014.
I designed the world's first Mental Wellbeing for HR Programme in 2015.
In 2016 I was asked to write the book on overcoming stress for the What's Your Excuse story and my latest book Mind The Gap: A story of Burnout, Breakthrough and Beyond launched in June 2022.
I've been coaching burned-out professionals since 2015 and advising Boards and C-Suite teams on how to eliminate burnout since 2017.
I speak to audiences from around the world about burnout, and I regularly feature on podcasts, articles, and radio talking about burnout.
I've also reached burnout twice.
Discovering that my replacement had died six-months into the job and then finding out that I was the third of four HR Professionals in the same company to become seriously ill as a result of burnout, I got curious about why this has happened.
We'd all had coaching, and that hadn't helped. So was there something in our programming that had led us to this point?
I looked at all I'd learned about Psychology and felt there was more to it, and then I discovered Neuroscience. Neuroscience led me to learn more about Hypnotherapy and the subconscious mind, and then I wanted to learn more about Psychotherapy.
But I didn't stop there.
My Mum has always had a number of health issues, and each is treated by one specialist in one area. Whenever one medication for one issues was changed, she would end up in hospital because no consideration had been given to her whole body, just this one specialism. My natural curiosity always led me to ask why this was happening, adamant that if she was admitted to the hospital and taken off all meditation under supervision, with all of the specialists working together, someone would find the cure.
This same thinking led me on a journey of how best to 'fix' burnout.
What is it in our brains that push us so hard that we reach the point of the chronic stress? Why do our bodies react to the stress?
Once I understood more about the brain, the neural pathways and the subconscious brain, I wanted ot understand the impact on our body, our energy body, our emotions and our gut, so more training continued.
The 'second brain' in our gut, triggered by stress and causing digestive issues, also links to our energy body. The trauma that we store in our bodies is stored in the pelvis and hips, and can cause lower back issues, digestive issues, urinary tract issues, and issues with our reproductive organs.
We store stress in our minds and in our bodies and even when we think we've released the stress, or worked through the issues, there are still clues in how we think, interact, behave and move that highlight that we still have unresolved and stored trauma in our body and mind.
And so, this holistic Burnout Recovery Method, works with the mind and body in processing, releasing and then re-programming the mind and body, so that we can define and create our own success without jeopardising our health and wellbeing.
It will work.
The worst-case scenario is that you'll be sleeping better, you'll be more confident and you'll have more clarity.
And, we'll get really clear on discussing your desired outcomes for the six weeks.
I'm not a miracle worker, and I'm not promising you a miracle, I am however promising you healthy progress and some overnight improvements.
You'll get a love of value from the initial conversation, and that value has a price, although honestly, you'll get more than what you pay for.
I'll also be giving you tools after the first session to help you continue to make progress.
And, you may not need the six-week programme, so I'm not going to charge you for something you don't need if you don't need it.
Plus, some people book sessions and don't turn up and this minimises the no-shows, and some people just want to pick my brains and use my work, and this eliminates them too.
This is a 'how long is a piece of string' type of question, and it really does depend on you.
The six-weeks may be all that you need.
More sessions may be helpful.
You might choose to book some coaching sessions instead.
I don't know, and neither do you, how deeply the Burnout has impacted you, and unlike with a broken leg, we don't have an x-ray to show us the extent of the damage.
And then, a bit like a house renovation, the more we dig, the more we might uncover.
So honestly, I don't know. I do know that you can trust me to have your best interests at heart. I will never charge you for anything you don't need. I will signpost you to other professionals who may be better suited to helping you. And I will never do anything that crosses my professional boundaries or has a detrimental impact on your health or wellbeing.
If you show up, it will work. If you put the work in, it will work.
And, in any case, if all you feel is a bit more confident and a bit more calm with a bit more clarity, then my time will have been worth it.
I review all of my prices once a year, and for the Burnout Recovery Method I want to review it more regularly based on demand, the people I'm working with, and the more sessions I deliver, the more I will know if it needs more updating.
The price may increase in June, and it might not.
Burnout research is always providing new information, and I want to help clients as much as possible in the best possible way. Plus, I'm always learning.
So for now, it's under review.
The programme includes weekly, 50-minute sessions via zoom, plus, daily practices that I'll send you.
The weekly sessions will involve a blend of Coaching, Psychotherapy, and Hypnotherapy and the daily practices will involve some breathing techniques, some movement practices, and some journalling. And some weeks we'll use all of these techniques and more, and other weeks we may only use one.
So for you, you'll need to commit to 50-minutes a week, plus an additional 40-minutes ish, a day, up to 20 minutes in the morning and up to 20 minutes at night.
Life happens, I get that. And I've designed this programme using what I know, and what I know is that six-weeks is needed to move you forward in the best possible way, as a minimum.
If you can't commit six-weeks to moving forward from burnout, why not?
50 minutes a week for the one-to-one sessions and up to 40 minutes a day to embed the learning. 20 minutes in the morning, and 20 minutes at night.
Some days you may only be looking at 5 or 10 minutes.
Anyone who is close to, at, or coming through burnout or is feeling stressed.
The programme, whilst based on holistic therapies and techniques, has not been created with support from any medical professionals.
I have not designed it with pregnancy in mind so if you are pregnant I would advise speaking to your doctor before going ahead..
If I think you'd be better suited talking to a doctor, I'll make that clear.
The Burnout Recovery Method uses a blend of holistic (whole body) and talking techniques to help you to acknowledge, release and recover from any stored trauma as a result of burnout.
The techniques work with the conscious and unconscious mind the body and the breath to help you feel calmer and more confident, able to move forward, improve your sleep and release any pockets of tension being stored in your body.
In my coaching, I focus on coaching and ensure I maintain boundaries. The Burnout Recovery Method includes some coaching techniques and a lot of other modalities and techniques to help you move forward safely and effectively from burnout.
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