What is Stress?
Stress is your body’s way of responding to threat. When the brain senses danger, the body’s defence mechanisms kick in.
This stress response is a way of protecting us.
Stress is good, but in small amounts, as it enables us to stay focused, energetic, and alert.
In emergency situations, stress can save your life, by forcing you to make quick decisions.
Stress can also help you rise to meet challenges. It’s what keeps you on your toes with your goals, what helps you power through scary events and nerve-wracking challenges, it’s also what pushes you to work hard towards your goals instead of sitting back slacking.
But beyond a certain point, stress stops being helpful and starts causing major damage to our health, mood, productivity, relationships, and your quality of life.
If you frequently find yourself feeling frazzled and overwhelmed, it’s time to take action to bring your nervous system back into balance.
You can protect yourself and improve how you think and feel, by learning how to recognize the signs and symptoms of chronic stress and taking steps to reduce its harmful effects.
Who am I?
My name is Emma.
I am a Mental and Physical Well-being Coach.
What is one of those I hear you say, well I am a Coach who specialises in STRESS, helping my clients identify, reduce and manage stress better, preventing burnout, through life and mindset coaching, hormone balance, lifestyle change, exercise and healthy eating habits. All to improve overall mental and physical health and well-being.
I have many professional qualifications and a huge amount of personal experience in these areas. Ove rthe past 15 years, I have helped people overcome huge barriers in their lives, which were previously causing them to be unfit, unhappy and unhealthy.
After the first 7 years of being in the fitness industry and owning my own gym, I realised there was something I was missing with a few clients who just weren’t achieving their goals, even though they were taking on board all of our advice.
After many courses and workshops, I began to realise that there were underlying issues for many of these people, and most of those issues stemmed from stress or even burnout.
I decided to train to become a Life and Mindset Coach, which would also help me massively on a personal level, as I had suffered from depression myself for many years.
I grew my business to become a huge success, building a reputation for caring, supporting and going above and beyond to help our clients lead fitter, happier, healthier lives.
I had my own lifestyle programme on Swansea Bay TV, as well as a weekly talking spot on Swansea Sound Radio station, advising on mental and physical well-being.
After selling my gym, my business grew online as-well as my new role as Well-being Coach within businesses, where I present workshops, seminars and coach 121 senior, executive staff members who have very stressful roles.
Why Should you attend the Stress Workshop?
If you are sick of being unhappy, constantly feeling tired, moody, miserable. You feel like you’re ill or run down more than you’re well and life just seems to be a constant battle for you.
If you feel that you finally want to live a happier, healthier life and you are ready to make changes to do so, then this workshop is for you.
Within the workshop, I aim to teach you how to identify your stress and how to manage your lifestyle, food, emotions and behaviours better to reduce the stress and become mentally and physically healthier and happier.
A healthy, happy mind, means a healthy, happy body.
How can stress effect your body, mind and life?
Well, where do I start?
After years of learning and dealing with stress myself and with many clients, I believe stress is actually a huge umbrella of feelings, emotions and even illnesses.
From my 14 years experience of coaching people with stress, helping them to manage it better in order to lead fitter, happier, healthier lives, I have come to realise that stress is a huge barrier for people achieving any goal. I have Also seen that it presents itself differently in us all.
Many people feel mental overload, pain, poor gut health, fatigue and eating disorders, I could go on. But also many people, actually so many more than we really realise, suffer mental health issues from chronic stress.
Many people who suffer from some of the above symptoms, will tell you they aren’t stressed. However, they may not be feeling the emotional effects of stress, but some of the other symptoms instead.
It is possible to be happy and stressed, for example a new mum is extremely happy, but is under a huge amount of stress with disturbed sleep and eating patterns, concern over the new baby, and possibly fear of making mistakes.
The brain and body can only take so much, as amazing as they are, we cannot keep punishing them and putting them under threat, which is exactly what stress is. They will survive, but at the detriment of overall health.
Many people believe their unhappiness is external, due to them being so unhappy with their body or looks, so they start to over exercise and crash diet to improve this, but don’t get the results they want, due to the added stress they are now putting on their body.
“Emma was appointed as a key member of the team for a role that I needed intense training for. We researched for instructors in the area and Emma was definitely the best around to understand my needs as a woman in training. We had a few weeks to put a plan in place and Emma was not only a trainer but she cared and went over and above to make sure that I hit my goals in weight, looks, nutrition and health/fitness. She also completely kept me on track with her mindset coaching and helped me manage my busy lifestyle better. Her programmes are amazing and she is so experienced and knows her field so well that I would highly recommend her for any goals you have big or small”
Actress / TV and Film producer
“Emma is a fabulous Life Coach who has helped me through very difficult times in my life – both in my work and private life. She is always on hand to chat, even if she is busy, and is genuine and true to herself and her beliefs. It is important to engage with someone in this profession who always has the client’s welfare at heart, and that is what makes Emma unique and different. She is doing this because she is passionate about helping us improve our lives for ourselves, and I can say that this is true of the support Emma gave me, and continues to, whenever I may need it”
Plaid Cymru MS