Eleanor

Eleanor at the activity room table.

'I've often felt stuck. I think it's almost as though I get to a point where there's a chasm, metaphorically. And it's a huge one, you can't just kind of jump over or you feel that you can't easily. And so I just don't know how to navigate. I'm not sure how to get through that point or to push through. So anxiety starts coming up and things from the past.'

'I've often felt stuck. I think it's almost as though I get to a point where there's a chasm, metaphorically. And it's a huge one, you can't just kind of jump over or you feel that you can't easily. And so I just don't know how to navigate. I'm not sure how to get through that point or to push through. So anxiety starts coming up and things from the past.

'My husband had been off work for a number of years through an injury and it was at a point where he was getting some work again. Previously to that he was helping me quite a lot. And so at that point I thought I needed to get the help that I need to push through some barriers I had in the past.

'So I found out about Steps to Wellbeing and I thought “what a godsend, that's just what I need at this time.” I was introduced to my coach Sam which was beautiful and just enjoyed going through about six sessions or so and getting a lot out of that.'

'It's almost as though Sam held my hand in a sense. And so my confidence didn't go downhill. I've had those times in the past where you go down again and it's very hard to keep climbing back up all the time.'
Eleanor and Sam at the activity room table having a chat.
Eleanor and Sam

'Sam came up with strategies for thinking about things differently. That was extremely helpful. I think straight away I felt comfortable or welcomed and at ease. I think we had a rapport and I felt understood. And those interesting reflections that Sam gave me to think about something differently. It just opens up a wider world.

'That idea of wellness coaching, I think that's a really great concept. Because really our mind it's almost like our engine for our life. Once that’s in gear and we're changing the gears smoothly, it's like we can drive a lot better. And enjoy the journey.'

'I'd like to think that anyone can come to a point of flourish within. However they feel that's best achieved.'

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Steps to Wellbeing Participant Ilario in the garden at the Heidelberg site.
'When I came to Steps to Wellbeing and met with my coach, for me it was a breath of fresh air, it was light shed on my path.'
Read Ilario's story

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