Hi, I am Clare and welcome to Limeflower Wellbeing
I am excited to be sharing my journey with you and how this all evolved. It has been a long and fascinating journey and one that I am so grateful for.
I have always loved nature, as it gives me energy, lifts my mood and I love learning about the elements and the healing properties of plants and trees. I named my business Limeflower Wellbeing due to this, as the Limeflower aids sleep, reduces stress, improves digestion and overall physical and emotional wellbeing.
I believe that with the right support and guidance we all have the natural resources within in us to heal, make positive changes and reach our potentials.
My career began in 1999 working with diverse client groups in my community with support needs such as learning disabilities, mental health issues, offending behaviour and substance misuse. I have been particularly interested in inclusivity and enabling people to build their resilience, gain a positive mindset and feel empowered.
Although I have loved and found meaning in this work, it can also take its toll. I didn’t listen to my body enough, kept ploughing on and eventually this resulted in ‘burn out’. It’s amazing how our bodies can show us when we are out of tune with ourselves, but often we just carry on and ignore the early signs. I learnt the hard way and when I had to completely stop in 2008, it was time to take stock, listen to my body, and nurture myself in the way I had been nurturing others.
I now see this as a gift, as I actually had time to look into different ways to heal myself and discovered a range of tools and practices that resonated with me. I have always believed in the mind/body connection and I wanted to find something that was natural and hopefully permanent. I found cognitive therapies such as cognitive hypnotherapy, coaching and neuro-linguistic programming to be the most effective tools in my recovery and learning about neuroscience and the impact of stress on the mind and body enthused me.
Through this journey I learnt the real meaning of self-care and the detrimental impact of negative self-talk. I understood the power of reframing our thoughts, perceptions and how by doing this we can change the brain pathways and neurological responses. In doing so, my world changed and opened up to new possibilities.
I was so enthused, that although I continued my career in social work, I wanted to learn more about these tools as my transformation was life changing. I knew these techniques could also help other people and decided to train in these specialisms.
I have found that with consistency, my ‘tool kit’ has become a natural way of life that I implement as part of my lifestyle in a more automatic way and this has changed the way I view the world and myself. I would love to share my insights with you to support you on your journey of wellbeing and for you to go away with your ’tool kit’.
I don’t profess to never have those moments where I dip, but I now know how to pick myself up, get back on track and live my life in a meaningful and balanced way.
I look forward to sharing this part of your journey with you, to regain or discover your natural balance and harmony and wish you all well, Clare.
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty’’
City College Brighton 2002
- Access Course: Mind and Behaviour
Sussex University 2009
- 2009 BA Hons Social Work
Training Alliance Group 2017
- Clinical Diploma in Hypnotherapy Practice CDHP (first class with distinction)
- Diploma In Neurolinguistic Programming DipNLP (first class with distinction)
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, DipCBP (first class with distinction)
- Certificate in Rapid Cognitive, Processing CertRCP
- Certificate in Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT) CertEFT
National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) 2018
- Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD)
Katherine Graves Hypnobirthing 2019
- Hypnobirthing Diploma
Training Qualifications UK 2020
- Life Coaching Diploma Level 3
- 2019 How to stop anyone smoking: Uncommon Knowledge
- 2021 Realising resilience: Positive Psychology
- 2021 Rewind technique for stress and phobias: Uncommon Knowledge
- Accredited member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)
- Accredited Member of Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists (ACCPH)
- Registered with Social Work England.
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