Enhance your life

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Rachel coaches to enhance your life in a range of areas. This can include dating, relationships, communication, dealing with conflict, anxiety and stress reduction, self-compassion and self-care, confidence, problem-solving, CBT, mindfulness, finding your purpose, identifying what is important to you, feeling good about yourself and leading a more fulfilled life!

Rachel has a background in research in social psychology at the University of Oxford, is a qualified and experienced teacher of psychology with a Masters in Psychology, and has training in mindfulness, life coaching, counselling and the Gottman Therapy method for couples.

Rachel welcomes people from the LGBTQ+ community, all ethnic and cultural backgrounds, the neurodiverse, and those with disabilities.

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Useful Links

Below are some useful resources for looking after your happiness, helping you to be more compassionate towards yourself, and developing a reflective, mindful approach to your body, emotions, thoughts and actions.

Crisis helplines by country

Samaritans: UK helpline

NHS mental health resources

MIND

LGBTQ mental health resources and support

Directory of resources for ethnic minorities in the UK

Substance Abuse and Addiction hotlines in the US

General well-being

Rick Hanson’s Being Well podcast series

Your Next Episode with Louise Daniels: podcast series for people in their forties and above

Unlocking us: podcast series with Brené Brown

The Mental Illness Happy Hour: podcast with a comedian

Dr Chatterjee’s podcast

Self-compassion resources

The self-compassion app

The compassionate mind workbook with Dr Chris Irons

Self-compassion courses

Self-compassion workbook with Dr Kristin Neff

Self-compassion test

A meditation for self-soothing and self-compassion when you’re feeling overwhelmed.


Use these positive affirmations to feel connected to others, feel good about yourself, believe in yourself, trust yourself, and like yourself!

 

Happiness

Action for Happinesss website

Action for Happiness videos

Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg

The Happiness Lab podcast

Mental Health & Happiness with Prof. Richard Layard

Resilience

Resilient Wellbeing with Dr Rick Hanson

Mindfulness

The Science of Mindfulness

Fear by Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh YouTube

The Miracle Of Mindfulness: The Classic Guide to Meditation by the World’s Most Revered Master, Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh on Zen Buddhism: Google Talk

Insight Timer app

Healthy Minds app

Finding My Right Mind: One Woman’s Experiment to Put Meditation to the Test by Vanessa Potter

Rachel’s mindfulness journal

Meditate before your date by listening to this visualisation to get you in the right frame of mind.

A loving kindness meditation:

Reducing stress and anxiety

Overcoming shyness and social anxiety by Gillian Butler

Am I stressed?

Rethinking stress video with Prof Modupe Akinola

Anxiety and panic attacks

Understanding the stress response

Overcoming Anxiety with Dr Wendy Suzuki

Unwinding Anxiety with Dr Judson Brewer

Sleep

Optimising Sleep with Dr Nerina Ramlakhan

Sleep meditation with hypnotist Glenn Harrold

Sleep meditations with Mary Maddux

Forest Bathing

An introduction to Forest Bathing

Vanessa Potter’s podcasts, videos and events on Forest Bathing, meditation and more

Healthy relationships

Rachel’s dating workbook

Rachel’s dating diary

Gottman Couples app

Five love languages app

Blog post: Mental Health, Dating And Relationships

Self-Care In Dating And Relationships

Podcast episode: The Art of Relationships

Healthy Dating

Healthy Dating Course

Assess whether your relationship can work

Separation and Divorce Support

The Divorce Club

Guide for helping children through divorce

Your relationship with your body

The body is not an apology

Ten podcasts for a healthy relationship with your body

How to feel confident naked: online course

Somatic approaches

Social justice and somatic transformation

https://positivepsychology.com/somatic-experiencing

Dr Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing method https://vimeo.com/showcase/7098304 and www.somaticexperiencing.com

The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk

For teenagers

Positive spells: mindful affirmation for teens

Young Minds

Mind for Teens

Eating

The Relationship Between Anxiety, Depression, and Overeating