Life isn’t just for living, it’s for thriving.
You want to slow the breakneck speed of life, to not feel responsible for everyone and everything, to get off the hamster wheel and take a breath.
You want to feel lighter, calmer, freer and confident that you can cope with whatever's round the next corner.
You want to go to bed each night feeling okay about what you did or did not do and secure in the knowledge that your overthinking mind didn't rule your day.
You’re not looking for every day to be filled with rainbows, unicorns and starbursts but you do want your million-thoughts-a-minute brain to slow and quieten down.
You want to lighten the load of expectation (including your own) of trying to please everyone, of feeling responsible for the happiness of others, of worrying what people think of you, of doing All The Things.
You want to feel the real, long-term, bone-deep contentment and joy that comes from feeling like you have a say in your own life, from keeping worries in perspective, from appreciating the simple things, from having moments where you feel at peace, from making real connections, from not getting swallowed up in drama and stress, from knowing that you’re living life as you choose.
Living a calm and contented life is not about pretending everything’s fine and perfect, and it’s not about denying difficult feelings.
You no longer need to feel like you’re struggling through life, having to do it all, trying not to feel overwhelmed, living up to others' expectations, attempting to keep a grip on everything and waiting for when it gets good in the future.
Your life is for finding joy, ease, fulfilment and connection now. Your life is yours to live as you want, whatever that looks like, and it’s entirely within your reach.
You can stress less and enjoy life more.
As a lifelong overdoing overthinker I have spent years learning, experimenting and practising the teachings of positive psychology to discover how I could feel calmer, more in control and enjoy my life more.
It's because of this research and direct experience, along with training to become a certified life coach, that I've been able to devise strategies and actions that I share here to empower you to feel calmer, more confident in yourself, better able to cope and enjoy your life more.
Here’s what I have to share with you:
If you're ready to take action to free yourself from your overdoing and overthinking, to move towards living the life you want, to work on your specific challenges in your unique life with someone who understands and hears you, take a look at my one-to-one coaching services here.
The Calm Mind Club
I've created a safe, supportive online space where overthinkers find calm, confidence and community. In The Calm Mind Club you get live teachings, expert interviews, recordings, downloads, printables, resources and bonuses, as well as a community of like-minded people who really get how you feel. Find out how you can become a member here.
Through my range of online courses I've helped more than 1,500 people to lose the stress and find more joy. Take a look at the Courses I’ve created to enable you to live the joyful, contented life you want.
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• I’ve lived in Maryland and Pittsburgh in the US, and Southampton, Leicester, Manchester, Oxford, London, Dorking and now the Brecon Beacons in the UK
• I can’t bear cauliflower but love peanut butter and jam sandwiches
• My longest job was deputy editor of a children’s newspaper and the shortest was one night flipping burgers
• Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery is my favourite fiction book
• I’m spookily good at remembering numbers but rubbish at remembering what I went upstairs for
• I’m an introvert, an HSP and an INFJ Myers-Briggs personality type
…reading for hours … walks in the woods with my husband, Colin, and pooch, Georgie … hearing my nieces and nephews laugh … tea and cake … starting a new notebook … sharing a meal with my friends … singing along to my favourite songs very loudly … the smell of freesias … Italy … feeling the sun on my face…
I'm a certified life and positive psychology coach having studied life coaching with the Beautiful You Life Coaching Academy and positive psychology coaching with the Wholebeing Institute. I have also studied mindfulness with the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University and I’ve completed the Brain Science and Wellness Education Program with the Neuroscience Academy.
“Gabrielle's deep knowledge of how we think and positive psychology is a breath of fresh air. Everything she shares is authentic, uplifting and genuinely helpful.”