Suzanne Smith

My journey of discovery

Before the Crash

Sometimes a number of events happening at the same time create a big change in your life.  That’s certainly true for me… 

One moment I was on top of a mountain: in full health, a successful management accountant, a wife and mum of teens skiing in style in the French Alps.  

The next moment I had caught an edge, crashed ungracefully, and torn two of the ligaments in my knee.   

A couple of days later I was back at home and house-bound for 6 weeks.  Even simple stuff like going to the loo and going to the shower were complex operations so that I didn’t jostle or bump my knee and make it sore.  The damage was extensive and I eventually had an operation to replace both ligaments.  I was off work for a further 8 weeks.  All in all, it took me over 12 months to recover full use of my knee joint and to trust my body again.

Whilst I was off work, there was a re-shuffle and change in values as the company prepared to outsource to Lithuania.  When I went back to work, all of my productive work relationships had been broken up and it was clear that further disruption was on the way.

A Whole New World

For a few months I battled on at work but it no longer felt right.  I was sad about the loss of really important work relationships and unhappy with the direction my work was going in.  Eventually, I left my Management Accountancy job.

About three years earlier, I had come across Health Kinesiology quite by chance and was fascinated by the whole idea of being able to “talk” to the body.  I decided to find out more and enrolled on the first level training course and that was all it took – I was hooked! Over 3 years, I completed all five levels and qualified as a health kinesiologist.

My energy started changing as a whole new world opened up.  I did a lot of learning!  In the 12 months after leaving my management accounting role, I completed five training courses so that I could become a member of the FHT the Federation of Holistic Therapists.  I learned more in that year than ever before and I loved every minute of it.   

Joining the Silver Web Centre in Clay Cross and setting up my therapy practice were big steps.  I found my place amongst a group of like-minded therapists, all working positively with their clients’ energy to help them feel physically better.

A Different Direction

As I worked with my clients, I became more and more aware that fatigue was a common theme underpinning many physical issues.  I was really intrigued by what drives fatigue.  I now understand how closely physical health is tied in with life experiences, emotions, thoughts, stress levels and how we respond to all of these different aspects.

Finding the Chrysalis Effect gave me a bigger toolkit to support my clients.  I now combine health kinesiology and wellbeing coaching with route map and process for addressing chronic fatigue.  It’s a way of working that feels really in-line with clients who recognise that their chronic fatigue is worse when they are stressed or anxious but who are stuck and don’t know what to do next. 

Post-script

I am now in a position to look back on my own journey and those that my cleints have taken.  I can see how my move from Management Accountant to Chronic Fatigue specialist has been a serious of events with decsions taken over a period of time, step by step.  I love supporting my clients as they uncover what’s going on for them and take small, manageable steps that lead then to getting their life back.  

 

Since starting my business four years ago,  I can now confidently say that I have a 100% success rate in supporting clients as they improve their health and wellbeing.

If you would like to read more about some of my clients and the journey's they have been on, click the link below.

I am always happy to have a conversation with you to understand more about what is going on for you and whether I can support you on your journey.  You can contact me here

Credentials:

I am a specialist in recovery from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). My focus is on helping recoverers to raise their energy levels and get their life back.

I am a member of four key organisations -The Chrysalis Effect, Health Kinesiology UK, The Federation of Holistic Therapists and the Kinesiology Federation.

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