Hello, Welcome to the very first interview post for my feature “Women Of Wisdom” I am very excited to bring you all these amazing women who have so much talent and advice that they will be sharing with us.
Lets get into it with the lovely Rachael.
- Please Introduce yourself, what is your name, business name, where you are from?
Hi my name is Rachael and I am the founder of Welford Wellbeing. I’m an inspirational speaker, holistic therapist and mental health advocate based in London.
2. What is your business about?
Welford Wellbeing is an inclusive, inspiring space of self discovery. I believe everyone deserves access to their full potential; when we feel better in ourselves we do better things in the World. I’m on a mission to empower people to connect to themselves, to better understand their emotions, patterns and reactions and transform to live life on their terms. To feel better, then go out into the world and do better.
3. What made you get into this line of business?
I had a breakthrough after experiencing burnout and being bed ridden with mental health issues. I woke up one day, in my thirties, in my childhood bedroom being cared for by my parents and thought, “there has to be more to life than this?!”. I started researching alternative health practices, meditation, self help and nutrition and turned my life around. I then felt so inspired and invested in what I had learnt, that I had to share it with the world.
4. What makes you get up and go in the morning, do you have a morning power routine?
The main thing that drives me to get out of bed, as cheesy as it sounds, is my clients and my audience. The messages I get from people telling me about their transformations, what they have learned and implemented and how it has changed their lives, is really amazing! Human courage and kindness really amazes me.
I have a varied morning routine which includes a mix something for my mind, body and spirit.
I try not to get stuck in a solid routine but will incorporate yoga or some kind of physical exercise (usually skipping, hula hooping or kettlebells) meditation and chanting, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique/ Tapping), journaling (either morning pages or a gratitude diary) and sometimes if I feel I need guidance I may consult my oracle cards… if none of these things appeal I resort to lay-ins, brunch and strong coffee 🙂
5. What is the best advice you have ever been given?
“Nothing in this life means anything other than the meaning you have attached to it. I learned this from A Course in Miracles and various spiritual teachings in books I have read. I find this really empowering as essentially it means you are in control of what you worry about.
6. What is a book you would say everyone must read?
You can heal your life by Louise Hay. This book completely changed my life. Louise Hay is a real inspiration to me; she went through such an incredible life and lived without fear.
7. Does your business have any offers on at present or coming up?
Yes I have a summer offer on at the moment. 4 sessions for the price of three on all skype sessions of EFT and distant Reiki.
I am launching a new project called Clear Club in September. This will be an online (plus regular in person meet ups in London) group to inspire, support and educate you on how to practise self care, discover the real you and transform your life. Membership applications are about to open and I would love to invite your readers to become the founding members Welford Wellbeing
8. What One thing do you do to change your mindset instantly?
My go to is EFT or affirmations. They work really well for me to improve my mindset daily and change my patterns.
I also have a great trick of trying not to take myself too seriously. If I find I’m obsessively worrying or freaking out about something (which anyone who owns a business will know happens sometimes), I try to step back and realise how lucky I am just to be here. That I have more chance of winning the lottery than being alive in this moment and that after nearly dying 4 or 5 times already in my short lifetime (I’ll save you the details!) I feel even more blessed to be here!
If all else fails I’ll whack on some disco, swing or old soul and dance or move my body – getting out of my head and back into my body usually gets me out of a head funk.
9. What do you love most about helping others?
I really love watching the transformation in others. I’ve had clients go on to do really remarkable things! It’s a ripple effect, when you feel better, you go on to spread positivity to others and it’s like a wellbeing mexican wave!
10. Your favourite quote?
My favourite quote is from Oprah – “You can not live a brave life without upsetting some people.”
I love this quote because to live life on your terms is brave. To follow your intuition when everyone else is doing other things is brave. To speak up when others won’t is brave. You’re not always going to please everyone, but if you courageously follow your dreams you will live the life you dream of.
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Have a wonderful day.