HeyI thought as it’s new year and have some lovely new followers I would introduce myself
Hey you, I’m Julie, I’m a proud Mum to my two miracle gorgeous girls, 16 and 10 and my fur baby
My background is working in education for over twenty years helping young people and adults with career, education, achieving their goals and dreams.
I got diagnosed at 18 with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome which caused fertility issues, pain and at times heartbreak and went through a break down whilst trying to conceive.
I love to run, be outside, crystals, following the moon energy, essential oils, candles…basically comfy, cozy wooness is my bag.
I like to make people giggle with my awful jokes and giffs, make people happy, feel listened to, nurtured and cared and loved.
Why Awaken Me?
I came with the name sat on my sofa in my training days to become a Hypnotherapist. I was desperately trying to think what to call my practice and then I thought what do I want to achieve in my practice and it’s just this… to Awaken You. Not change you, to awaken the real you in your core. Awaken the happy, confident, vibrant, individual you are. Awaken you to achieve your goals, your dreams and awaken the fact that you deserve to to be happy, to feel enough, to just be you.
Why did I choose to study Hypnotherapy?
My first plan when I thought I couldn’t have my second daughter was to retrain as a Counsellor. I was all ready to start and then had the biggest surprise of finding out I was pregnant with my second daughter. Obviously then all my energy went into her. When she turned three and on her birthday she was diagnosed Type 1 Diabetic. The year that followed was a full rollercoaster and I was full of anger, fear, deep sadness and guilt that I couldn’t do as what I thought I should do as a mum and fix it and take it away. My daughters both really struggled with the diagnosis and our new normal was beyond harrowing. I just kept going….and going…and “I’m fine” “could be worse” bla bla bla and then boom out of what I thought no where I had a seizure at home witnessed by my girls. Affected my speech, my confidence , lost my driving licence and everything stopped I was forced to stop I physically had no other choice. During that year I learnt a lot about me, my choices, my priorities, what I wanted. From my training and what I know now I had lots of warning signs that my body was telling me but I kept blocking them because I didn’t realise that’s what they were. I knew from my experiences I wanted to help others, learn more about the mind, coping strategies and anew way of managing my new normal. I knew of hypnotherapy as my friend trained in it and I had had it and I knew it was solution focussed .For myself I needed to study again do something to help others as that’s what makes me happy and wanted to help others like me who have had anxiety, depression and been to dark places to help guide them back to them.
What is Awaken Me?
1:1 Hypnotherapy sessions for women
1:1 Guided Relaxation sessions
1:1 Parent and Child Guided Relaxation sessions
Group Guided Relaxation sessions
Group Parent and Child Relaxation sessions
Meditations to purchase
Team Day Relaxation sessions
I practise from Lincombe Barn in Downend on Mondays and Tuesdays
The Group sessions are run at various locations and are advertised on my social media pages and website
My passion is to make my sessions a welcoming, nuturing, happy place to be where you are free to cry, laugh, rant to just be you without judgement
In other posts I will write about what my sessions entail but today I just wanted to pop on, say Hi and welcome you to my page.
I have worked with the most incredible women and children and feel so lucky (sounds cheesy but true) that you choose me. I have had therapy and know how important it is to build a rapport with the therapist, it’s such a personal thing and you need to find your fit and who you gel with so I hope todays post will help see if I’m for you and if I’m not that’s ok, there’s loads of lovely therapists out there and you will find your fit and when you do you will both go on the most amazing journey together, it’s really the most gorgeous thing.