Hello and welcome. First off I love working with people who aren’t like everybody else and perhaps you’ve landed here because you’re not either. Kindred spirits! I’m motivated to work with people who aren’t conventional because I spent decades looking for answers to questions; due to not being comfortable in my own skin, not fitting in, being overly sensitive, thinking differently, being misunderstood:
I wanted to be appreciated as long
as it didn’t involve being noticed
Why didn’t I have a partner, kids, do all the usual things with all the usual suspects in all the usual ways? As an oddball, a misfit, an outsider I’d have been able to walk a different walk : talk a different talk and celebrate my difference sooner. Instead it held me back.
Now my nieces drive me to be a role model for aging driven by a desire to see them enjoy all of who they are and have the potential to become much earlier. I moved from Manchester to Kent when they were kids to be part of their upbringing and firmly support the – it takes a village to raise a child – philosophy all of which happened way before my Stress Coaching practice emerged.
they call me aj – maj on occasion
a joke nickname conjured up when they were little
still warms the cockles
With the benefit of hindsight, foresight, and my mother’s intuition I know that stepping into all that we have the potential to be through overcoming the demon inner voices of not-feeling-good-enough is better unraveled sooner than later. Life is a slippery little fucker and it’s dark sense of irony will bite you in the arse if you’re not up-to-speed on your own shenanigans.
Carving out a life that really means something to you is paramount on life’s shopping list
I was a Youth Trainer for a decade and took a degree in my late 30’s. I began my current practitioner trainings in early 2004 on the back of a Hypnotherapy course my brother took with Richard Bandler for a masters he was taking in AI where studying the human brain took on it’s own fascination.
“Have a look at the site” he said, so I did. Taking Bandler & McKenna’s NLP training unexpectedly launched me into a decade of developing a practitioner hat in all things:
personal development . mindset . behaviours . emotional neglect . how we tick . the mind and body connection . healing health symptoms . releasing trauma . private laboratory testing . it’s all connected
Check out my Stress Coaching professional trainings here
Now as an older peep I’m comfortable being me and open to life. Prior to this I worked in a tourism call centre for almost a decade where they sent me on long haul reccy’s to China, Malaysia, South Africa, Dubai, the Maldives and a Kenyan Safari. Independently I’ve travelled round both islands in New Zealand, and I took a trip to Antarctica, camping in the snow, kayaking among seals and penguins (see below) with a group of fellow-adventurers, then continued round Patagonia catching some Argentine Tango in the streets of Buenos Aires. I loves me some dancing (it’s in the genes).
Today I help unconventional people make smarter choices
where my programmes promise to de-stress the stress, find more energy and make compatible life choices
In my spare time I’m attempting to write for the small screen, enjoying the process and seeing where I can take what I’ve gleaned from the personal work I’ve undergone. Life is not about what happened to us in the past but how we use those experiences to forgive, learn and grow from.
Currently writing one that celebrates my mother, and the difficulties she came to grips with. My foray into all things personal change has mostly stemmed from my wonky relationship with her, and doing the work in turn sends out electro-magnetic ripples down the ancestral line. The beat goes on.
In 2018 I ditched alcohol and started tweaking my eating. Having been a Catering Youth Trainer for a decade in the 1980’s I left to take a science degree in Home Economics at Manchester Metropolitan University. Now stepping back into my passion for all things real food and cooking as I let go of the emotional stress that bloated my body is more fun than ever with the plethora of fab ingredients we have at our disposal today.
My new obsession is Tarot which I’m loving as an intuitive tool for positivity, focus, direction and success
If you have an area in your life that’s driving you to distraction, not understanding how the pieces fit, then I’d love to get some of the information I’ve discovered into your hands to support you in finding a better way of being comfortable with all that you are and have the potential to be.
If you can’t love yourself how in t’hell you gonna love somebody else
– RuPaul Charles (Drag race) –
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