The world around us has changed dramatically in just a few short weeks. There are many uncertainties and much that we can’t control. There is, however, one thing we can control, which is now more important than it ever was before, and that is deciding how we want to manage our own self-care.
When I suffered a severe bout of eco-anxiety in June 2019, it felt as though the world collapsed in around me. I felt mentally distant, physically ill, and my normal day to day routine became impossible overnight. Everything stopped. But as I began to recover from the initial shock, I realised that there were still a great deal of things still in my control. Initially long term planning (beyond the next 10 minutes) was difficult, but moment to moment I recognised I had a choice. I could choose whether to lie in bed or sit up, I could choose whether to remain in the dark or open the windows, I could choose whether to stay in the house or sit in the garden and I could choose whether to reach for chocolate and crisps or reach for the fruit. Somewhere inside, despite the fear and anxiety, there was a fighting spirit. As I took each individual small decision I began to feel better and my plans became grander: Yoga every day, take up a new hobby, look after the garden, start cooking family meals. Whether it was the actions themselves, or the sense of control it gave me, the structure I began to put around my days gradually helped me to recover and adjust to my new world view.
I see many similarities between my experiences then and the changed environment we face today. I understand the fear, anxiety and grief that people are feeling, and yet my fighting spirit remains. It is possible to come through traumatic events and begin to adjust and accept even the most dramatic changes in life. Taking care of ourselves, and hence our ability to take care of others, is not just desirable, but essential. Creating our own self-care plan can help move us forward through difficult times, both protecting our wellbeing, and providing a sense of purpose too.
In this workshop you’ll learn:
To structure your own self-care plan based on your own priorities and needs,
understand the huge impacts that small steps can have
and be supported by a like minded community
What People are Saying
I had a coaching session with Diane earlier in the year and it was really useful in helping me identify why I like to be active and how to create more opportunities to do so.
I’ve just completed the Find What Feels Good course with Diane, and it has been excellent. I went from someone ‘who doesn’t exercise’ to someone ‘who is becoming active, and enjoying it!’ 🙂 The course came at just the right time for me, so if it’s something you’ve been thinking about, stop procrastinating and get on with it!
Diane is lovely, helpful, encouraging and sympathetic. I never felt judged or put down by my experience, in fact quite the opposite.
About Diane Brown
Diane Brown is a Wellbeing and Fitness Life Coach who specializes in helping women enhance their relationship to fitness and exercise. Like many others, Diane has experienced difficulties with her ability to begin and sustain a healthy, active lifestyle. Despite this she has conquered many athletic challenges including Ironman UK in 2011, and the Haworth Hobble Ultramarathon in 2018. Following years riding the fitness roller-coaster her ambitions are now more modest, but no less challenging, in maintaining a consistently active lifestyle and being a good role model for her son. Diane’s mission is to empower women by helping them be more active so they can experience improved physical and mental wellbeing, and gain a sense of freedom from modern day stresses.
How Does It Work?
The next workshop takes place on Thursday, 2nd April at 4pm. You will receive a welcome e-mail with suggestions for pre-work, followed by details of how to connect to the workshop by Zoom (online). During the workshop you will be able to interact by video and audio link, but you can also switch these off to simply watch and listen if you prefer. The workshop will last one hour, after which you will receive a follow e-mail to check in if you require extra support.
Get Started Now
I am offering this workshop with the option of selecting how much you want to pay. No matter how much you pay, you’ll be getting the same workshop as everybody else. I simply trust that people are honest and will pay whatever they can afford. And if you are not 100% satisfied, I will refund your money.
How much do you want to pay?
This is the total amount for a group coached session, with a maximum of 6 participants.