I was once ashamed to share with others an incident I experienced, an occasion (in public) where I burst into tears, at my wit’s end, having been humiliated after not being able to control my children in the supermarket. It was the tipping point. Managing my family, the finances, the household, my start-up business, my high pressured professional career, my social life and my well-being, I hit my limit.
I felt that if I managed to limit these outbursts of stress, these stress storms, then I was technically not stressed. However, many working women and working mothers operate at a constant level of controlled stress. There is now scientific evidence to show that this stress can contribute to long term physical issues such as cardio vascular disease, weight gain, dementia and more.
I realised that many of my clients were operating under this same kind of controlled stress.
I am a self-confessed stress addict. I am addicted to the rush of adrenalin and stimulation that stress provides but living in this state constantly is not good for my health.
I now help other women, just like me, to take control and to transform their stress into a source of power with proven practical tools and strategies that can be applied for immediate results. If you'd like to try out stress management coaching to see if it's right for you, book in a complimentary session at a time that suits you (bottom right of this screen).
Barbara is a certified Stress Management Practitioner endorsed by the Stress Management Institute.