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Referral by a doctor or looking to improve your lifestyle in general?
From “just coping” to feeling like yourself again
Health coaching for mums
Imagine taking care of your child without feeling overwhelmed and exhausted all the time. Imagine waking up in the morning with energy and not dreading the day ahead. It’s time to take action so that you reclaim your life.
Is this you:
You feel like you are "just a mum"
You feel exhausted when you wake up in the morning and throughout the day, but the doctor says that everything looks fine
You're afraid you’ll go into burnout if things don’t change, but feel stuck
You are relying on coffee and sugar to get you through the day and feel bad about it because you know you shouldn’t
You are always on and have no idea what "self-care" might look like for you right now
I know EXACTLY how that feels like. Even me, a health coach, felt completely lost, overwhelmed and exhausted when I became a mother. I felt like a half-version of myself, without the strength or headspace to follow my dreams and live life fully.
What if you could be a mum but also feel light, happy, healthy,
more like yourself?
When you joined the motherhood club, that didn’t mean you automatically had to join the “exhausted 100% of the time until the kids go to university” club. The truth is that many things we do or don’t do impact how we feel. And while we can’t influence runny noses and tantrums, we -yes, even us mums- can work on nourishing our bodies and minds in ways that benefit our wellbeing.
I’m here to help you get from ‘just coping’ to feeling more like yourself again, without guilt.
Here's how you can work with me
One-on-one 10 week coaching programme
Sessions take place online, on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Together, we work on all aspects of your lifestyle that might be influencing your wellbeing. We find ways to apply strategies and routines that unique to you as a person and to your personal situation. For those that want to go really deep.
8 week online programme
Self-paced 8 week online programme covering everything that could be influencing your energy levels and overall wellbeing. Modules include 5-10min audio files and workbooks. Normally includes a weekly live Q&A coaching call with me together with other mums. This is suspended for the time being as I am on maternity leave. The programme is offered at a lower price for this reason!
Your investment (lower price because of the temporary absence of live coaching calls):
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"Thanks to Annie my relationship with food, dieting and physical workout has changed to the positive. She gave me lots of practical exercises and established new eating routines that I found easy to stick to. The results are striking. For the first time in four years my estrogen levels have reached a normal level again – and I have come much closer to making peace with my body. I would recommend Annie’s method of functional health coaching to anyone who wants to improve their physical and mental wellbeing."
"Two things about Annie - initiative and adaptability. Annie's method stands out in that she does not limit herself simply to the goals or obstacles with which the client comes in. Annie takes an active interest in learning who it is she is working with, and does the groundwork needed to modify one's approach to the individual case as it comes in. She positively empowers those she works with. I found Annie to be of solid help and great insight to my journey"
"I loved working with Annie as my coach. She is a very encouraging and compassionate coach. She helped me find more appreciation for my strengths and find ways to use them improve the areas I was struggling with. She was great at keeping me accountable without making me feel pressured. She gave me practical tools to use that didn't take much time from my busy life - I still use the breathing technique she recommended. Annie is passionate for what she's doing and it shows in her work."
"Even though I worked with Annie for a short period of time (only 5 sessions) she helped me not only to clarify and prioritize my objectives but also to get to know myself and my strengths better, embrace who I am and get the results I craved for. And it was all an easy proccess that didn't feel like a constant struggle with myself to do things.Thank you, Annie, for being such a warm hearted, understanding teamplayer."
"Annie’s natural style and friendly approach immediately made me feel at ease. It was the first time that someone had probed my inner thoughts in a non-judgemental way where I felt comfortable and able to be open and honest. Annie has helped me to see that it is entirely acceptable to explore all avenues to find the solution that works best for you as an individual."
"Annie was exactly what I needed to help support and guide me during the process of doing an elimination diet. As opposed to focusing on what I couldn't eat, she helped me to see all the other possibilities I had. Her friendly and non-judgmental approach made it very easy to be coached and kept me accountable. We worked not only on diet but also stress management, relationships with others as well as to one's self. Thank you Annie!"
"Annie was a great support during a time where I was experiencing a lot of stress at work, which was taking its toll on my mental and physical health. Through concrete skills and tricks, Annie helped me through a tough time. She also discovered that I might have celiac disease, which later was confirmed by a diagnosis. Thanks for everything Annie!"
"I really enjoyed my time with Annie. I was impressed by her empathy, professionalism, compassion and deep insight. During my journey with Annie, she really took the time to understand who I am, what I needed, and was able to empower me with the right tools that I need to optimise and sustain my health. I left each session feeling completely energised and empowered; knowing what to do and how to do it. What I most honoured was that Annie truly embraces an full circle holistic approach, which totally resonated with me and allowed me to finally connect the dots. I cannot recommend her enough. She is a gem!"
"Annie is a great and very knowledgeable coach, who approaches health through various different lenses. She is also a great listener and firstly takes into consideration the individual person, and his situation, needs and preferences. In doing so, she also helps people gain a better understanding of what might be hurting them and how to benefit the most by making the least, most affordable, and sometimes most easily accessible changes."
I’m Annie, a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach and the mum of a toddler.
I became a health coach after my own health struggles doctors couldn’t really help me with. My period was MIA and I was dealing with severe acne and digestive issues. After going from doctor to doctor and trying ever remedy there was to try, I realised that it was my lifestyle that was majorly responsible for how I was feeling. That’s how I got well again: by sleeping better, managing my stress levels, eating well, working out less (yes, less!), reconnecting with myself and the people around me. I also had to grieve the early loss of my mum, a childhood event that left scars that I had to deal with (I’m also a grief companion).
Then my daughter was born, and all of these things flew out of the window. I started to realise how much new mums were in need of support and finally understood the meaning behind “When a child is born, so is a mother”. There really isn’t much support out there for us; neither on a mental nor on a physical level. The leap between pregnancy and motherhood is so huge, but everybody seems to ignore it. On the contrary, we are expected to function as well as before, or even better!
All around me, I saw toddler mums “just coping” like I was. Exhausted, running on empty. Putting on brave, happy smiles.
Do you want things to look different for you? Do you want to make your mental and physical health a priority but don’t know where to start?
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Graduate of the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy (FMCA). Programme developped in collaboration with the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM).
Clinical Certification for Stress, Anxiety and Self Regulation