The Mind Movement – Move your body for your mind

    We're starting a movement: The Mind Movement

    A movement in the way we, as a society, view mental health challenges. A movement in the way we treat and manage our mental health challenges. And a movement in how we view ourselves, when we are going through our own challenges.

     

    Who should join the movement?

     

     

    People who want to reclaim their lives 

    // yeah, maybe you struggle with depression, anxiety or stress, but that doesn’t have to dictate what you do with your life. Your needs, desires and dreams do.

     

    People who are longing for a place to belong

    // sometimes you just want to be somewhere where it’s ok if you’re not ok.

     

    People who are sick of hiding and being ashamed 

    // if you’ve had enough of this idea that mental health challenges are a weakness, and you want to move towards being out and proud about your experiences and what you’ve learned from them.

     

    People who want to make meaning of their mental health struggles

    // taking medication or using exercise or other strategies just to ‘fix’ unwanted symptoms doesn’t acknowledge that sometimes there are valuable lessons we can learn from our experiences.

     

    People who want to focus on their whole health

    // because moving your body, eating food that nourishes you and taking time for stillness are super important for feeling good in your mind.

     

    People who want a safe place to ‘go there’

    // it’s not always easy to talk about your mental health struggles with people who haven’t experienced similar things. It’s hard to explain to someone who hasn’t felt depressed what it’s like to be in a pit of despair. Being surrounded by others who have been there makes it easier for you to really investigate what’s going on for you.

     

    People who want to change and grow

    // accepting and having compassion for ourselves and our mental health challenges doesn’t mean sitting around feeling shitty about it. It means we still take action towards a meaningful, rich life, but throughout the journey we accept that we will have ups and downs.

     

    Who Am I?

    I’m Louise, and I’m on a mission to change the way we view mental health challenges.

     

    Why? Because I’ve been there. I AM there. I’ve lived with depression for almost the last decade, and I know the pain, despair and exhaustion that can accompany it. I’ve dedicated years to trying different strategies to feel better, and I’ve learned a lot along the way. I want to share what I’ve learned with others, people like you, who are on their own journey.

     

    I’m not ‘cured’, and I’m not here to share how you can cure yourself. Rather, I want to share my story about this topic which is still shrouded by so much stigma and shame, and support other people to share theirs. As Brene Brown so eloquently says:

    Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”

    Want to join me in exploring your own darkness and finding the power of your light? 

    What's in it for you?

    // Instant access to my latest ebook ‘How To Get Motivated To Get Moving’ to kickstart you on your movement journey

    // I will pop into your inbox from time to time with articles about topics like movement, mental health and mindfulness.

    // You’ll be the first to know about my up-coming workshops, courses and other bits and bobs.

    // You’ll be connected to a growing tribe of like-minded people who want to see change in the way mental health challenges are viewed by society – and be a part of making that change happen.

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    Testimonials

    • Katie Barrett

      Since working with Louise, I now exercise every day, and have started doing yoga. I am more aware of the thoughts that affect my motivation and how to ignore them or acknowledge them and exercise anyway. I now have a daily routine, which makes exercising regularly easier. I am also more aware of how exercise improves my mood and usually increases my energy levels.

      Katie Barrett
    • Marg Pontin

      What I enjoyed about our coaching was knowing Louise was ‘watching my back’, just there for me, and having her in that role somehow helped me to take action on things I wouldn’t otherwise have done, and not nearly so many things. I enjoyed her explanations at times helping me to understand what was happening in my body when I felt certain things, and what my body’s responses could be telling me, which helped me push on to more expansive goals. I cannot recommend highly enough to go get yourself a coach, invest in yourself, and enjoy seeing the changes flow!

      Marg Pontin