Mental & Physical Health

Self-validation and improved mental health


Self-validation is a way through life in which a person accepts, trusts and loves themselves. If you have not yet found this path then I can help you get there. It is through self-validation that a person experiences confidence, continuity and balance in their lives. Each of these elements are fundamental to living a life of fulfilment. Happiness and sadness, success and failure – these states come and go for all of us. Balance and fulfilment, on the other hand, are sustainable in both good and bad times. I have many tools and techniques to set someone onto the path of self-validation. It is a life-long journey and one that brings incredible joy and satisfaction. The state of your mental health is a key factor in the way you feel about yourself, your family, your friends, your work – everything in your life is affected by the state of your mental health. Through mentoring we can assess the current state of your mental health and see what areas could use improving. Self-validation is possible for anyone. Let me show you how to get on this path to a more balanced and fulfilling life.

Physical fitness and a balanced life

Physical Fitness

The state of your physical fitness is also a reflection of your mental state. If you are in good physical condition it is likely your mental health is also robust and positive. Conversely, getting your mental state in order should involve getting into good physical shape. I am a strong believer in physical exercise as a means to improved mental health. Let’s discuss your current state of fitness and the things that you would like to see improved. Many people say they lack the time or the motivation or the environment to achieve good physical health. It is my belief that any person who desires to improve their physical health can do so – whatever their life circumstances. Together we can look at your goals and the paths toward physical fitness that work for you and your life routine. There is no reason to let your physical fitness fall apart as you improve other areas of your life. Being physically fit can be a key factor in your sense of self-worth. Let me help you devise a plan to improve your physical and mental health at the same time. I can also recommend the services of a fitness expert to help you make a concrete plan for an improved state of physical fitness. You deserve to feel good, look good and think positively about yourself and life. I can help.

Nutrition and sleep hygiene for healthy living


What you put into your body will determine what you are able to achieve. Our food is our fuel and what we burn will dramatically affect the way we experience life. Poor nutrition is a major contributor to depression, low self-esteem, lack of focus, low energy, poor sleep, memory problems, mood swings, reduced sex drive, aggression – the list goes on and on.

Let’s talk about your diet and how we might improve how and what you eat. Working with a professional nutrition expert, let’s work out a healthy diet for you that both gives you the fuel you need but also satisfies your appetite. You don’t have to give up all the things you love to eat a healthy diet. Moderation, good choices and variety are key to a healthy and satisfying diet. To be your best you need to eat smart. I can help you understand exactly what that means for your body.

Sleep Hygiene

Sleep hygiene, in the simplest terms, is the habits we follow to try and maintain a healthy sleep routine. Sleep is as essential as nutrition to good health and a fulfilling life. Our sleep hygiene includes pre-bedtime activities and our sleeping space (bed, pillow, lighting, ventilation). But many other factors can also affect our sleep including general stress levels, exercise, sexual activity, self-esteem, anxiety, over-working, etc. Optimizing your sleep schedule, pre-bed routine, and daily routines will help to optimize your sleep. A good night’s sleep will mean a great start to the next day. There should be no underestimating the importance of sleep in performance in every area of a person’s life. Let’s look at your sleep hygiene, if it needs improving. It can make a huge difference in your experience of life.

Controlling your inner dialogue

Inner Dialogue

Whether you notice it or not, inside your head is a running dialogue. Life is a series of decisions you make and your inner dialogue is one of the key factors that determines your choices. Have you ever looked closely at your ongoing inner narrative.

Very often we see ourselves in a negative light. We tell ourselves we are lazy, indecisive, ugly, a bore, a burden, uninteresting, disorganised, etc., etc. Most people never really look directly at this ongoing dialogue and how it affects their path in life.

We are what we think – literally

If you think you are full of problems, it is very likely your life will reflect this. I have worked with hundreds of people to help them see, understand and change their inner-dialogue for the better. Many of us just see life as something that happens to us. This is not the case. You can be the pilot of your life, but you have to take the wheel. If life is not going in the direction you would like, then it may be because you are setting yourself up for failure with a self-destructive inner-dialogue. I can help you recognize and change the loops of negative thinking that may be holding you back. Each individual should be his or her own strongest supporter. If you are not being supportive inside your own mind, then you are doing yourself a huge disservice. I can help you change that. And it can make all the difference. The state of your inner dialogue can mean the difference between a life of fulfilment or a life of disappointment.