Do you have goals and dreams you want to achieve?
Do you find it hard to mute the eternal 'chat room' in your head?
Are you suffering from chronic illness, insomnia, anxiety, stress, depression or anything else that stops you from being the person you would like to become?
Do you want to lose weight, gain weight or give up smoking?
"We need 4 hugs a day for survival, 8 hugs a day for maintenance, and 12 hugs a day for growth."
- Virginia Satir
Unique Coaching: Specialising in the area of health and well-being
I offer bespoke sessions using NLP, empowerment coaching and Reiki, as separate therapies or combined.
What makes me unique?
No preconceived ideas
Listen to your needs
Go with 'gut' feel on how best to address your problems (...we call this 'out of head and into body')
Programme specifically tailored to your needs
Build rapport and trust
Use my experiences to help you build yours
From Surviving To Thriving!
Hi, my name is Sam and I run Unique Coaching!
Here's my story...
My life has changed so much.
14 years ago, I was a healthy, active woman, working as a teacher and a make-up artist. I also performed in shows, as a singer and dancer.
Then I fell pregnant and, whilst being the happiest person alive at the thought of becoming a mum, I started feeling fatigued all the time, being dizzy lots of the time, being in pain all the time and having insomnia - to name but a few ailments!
Doctors told me it was normal to feel extra tired with a new born baby!!
However, after three years I finally got diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
As the years went on, I found I had to start dropping out of being in shows, I could push through and still do things, but I would then crash for a few days to a week and so the cycle went on.
Despite having my son being my trigger, I then had another baby!
I continued to struggle through life and pushing myself to do so much that people assumed I was fine. And as what I had was an 'invisible' illness, I looked fine!
I gave up on GPs and tried all sorts of alternative therapies. Nothing really seemed to help. In fact, one GP told me that I would 'always' have Fibromyalgia, so I just carried on pushing and then getting worse, as I still wanted to be able to live my life to the full, despite having limitations.
After having the conditions for 9 years, I had an operation which raised my Fibromyalgia and CFS to extreme levels. I could barely walk for ten minutes with sticks before getting too exhausted to carry on.
I was desperate. I was on the verge of registering disabled, as I wanted to be able to be there for my children and be a proper mum. I found a body mind course online, which was based on NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), and my aim was to get back to how I had been before the operation.
I was sure that I could push through, even though the GP had told me I would always have Fibromyalgia!
On the 4-day course, in February 2016, I improved greatly, learnt lots of techniques.
I could push through again, but I found it hard to stay in the present moment and I still lived in my head. However, I gradually started getting worse again. I knew NLP was my answer, but I decided I just needed a different kind of course. A year after that first course, I knew I had to try again. I had to become totally positive and believe I could do go all the way.
I attended a further 2-day NLP life skills course and that kickstarted my recovery again! I still had Fibromyalgia and CFS, but I gained more techniques and shattered more limiting beliefs and I started going to Zumba again! Yes it wiped me out and I could only do it with 30% of effort, but I could actually do it again! My belief that I could fight this had come back.
I had already decided that if I recovered, I would become an NLP Practitioner. Over the next 3 months I improved greatly and I metaphorically threw chronic illness out of the window on my last day of the course! I had finally recovered from Fibromyalgia and CFS!!! I had shattered many limiting beliefs. I was positive, calm, confident. The living in my head had stopped.
I then went much deeper into my learning and my development on my master practitioner course. Since then, I am discovering the ‘new me’ all the time.
I now have a choice! I now choose to be happy, healthy, and live life to the full. Oh, and as well as Zumba, which I engage in 100% and still feel fine afterwards, I also now do 2 hours of 5 rhythms dancing once a week, pilates and walking!
So I’m grateful for having had fibromyalgia and CFS because I wouldn’t have found the true me or be helping others to do the same.
Sam on screen
See my latest video by clicking HERE
See my latest blogs by clicking HERE
Sam in print
See my latest article published in the online Focus on Health & Wellbeing Magazine: 'NLP set me free'!
Whichever service you choose, you will find me down-to-earth, relaxed, friendly, informal but entirely professional.
I can help you believe in yourself and become the person you really want to be.
So go on... take that first step towards creating the life you dream of... today!