Based in Austria, Liz is incredibly busy running a Bed and Breakfast in the Austrian Alps with her husband. Liz wanted to reconnect to herself, find a way of carving out a bit of me time each day, because she recognised that continuing to be as busy as she was and not listening to her body's warning signs was unsustainable.
''It’s taken me a long time to finally realise, that even working from dawn till dusk, I would still not get everything done that was on my ‘to do’ list. I’ve always worked hard and strived to do my best … but mentally and physically I’ve been aware more recently that it really is not sustainable. I was so fortunate to re-connect with Claire, and she has been a strong and friendly voice of reason, support, encouragement and advice''.
Since liz isn't even based in the UK, the first step we had to take was to establish a way of connecting. We have successfully managed to find a regular time each fortnight to speak via Skype. The first thing we did was complete a client form and then I interviewed Liz on Skype to understand what her goals were, and what her limiters were.
We quickly established that Liz was going to find it hard to make space for herself each day, but that she was desperate to find a way to. Our first session was all about winding down and relaxation. We took it slowly and I focused Liz on breathing, looking inwards and reconnecting with her body. Her reaction at the end of that first session was 'wow, I haven't felt this relaxed in years!' - Bingo!