I’d never thought to consider before that my belief system had become a potent source of internal stress for me.
Let me share an example of this…….since 2012 (when my daughter was 18 months old) we’d been trying for another baby. We were told in 2013 we were pretty much “infertile” and had little chance of falling pregnant naturally again due to my ill-health, messed up hormones and my husband’s sperm count. We decided NOT to venture down a medical intervention path despite them pushing IVF but instead take our health into our own hands and completely overhauled our diet and lifestyle.
In February 2016, after 4 years of NOTHING, we miraculously fell pregnant. It took me several pregnancy tests and blood tests to actually sink in. I was in shock, because in the back of my mind I had let go of the journey and was just appreciative of having one child.
However, over the weeks I did what most mummies to be do and got emotionally attached to the idea of being a mummy to a new soul again. But at 10 weeks pregnant, something went wrong! After 3 hours of contractions, excruciating pain and a lot of blood loss, our second little soul had decided that now was not the right time.
I WAS DEVASTATED!!
My physical health and more specifically my gut took a downward turn over the coming months as I grieved and constantly questioned “WTF”.
I thought it was the hormones mucking around with my health and causing it to deteriorate once more, but I’ve come to realise that it was my MENTAL state that actually created more stress in my body and thus affected my gut tremendously.
You see, deeply rooted in me was a belief system that “I’m not a good enough mummy and don’t deserve to have more children”. So when my second soul decided to leave, I used that experience to confirm my belief that “see, I don’t deserve to be a mummy”. And ever since then I’ve been subconsciously looking for experiences to place meaning to confirm that belief, like when I’m cranky or get angry or feel guilty for not spending enough time with my little girl. I SUBCONSCIOUSLY LOOK FOR EXPERIENCES TO CONFIRM MY INNER BELIEF!!
It all made sense when I realised that, having had my own mother walk out on me at 6 years of age, my inner belief system reflects a childhood I never had and is now trying to play out in my own life as a mother to a daughter also.
This was a hard pill to swallow and to this day I’m still working on the mental side of STRESS but what I do know is that if you DON’T work on your mindset, and indeed, your belief systems, you are creating unnecessary stress in your body which manifests as ill-health….TRUST ME WHEN I SAY THIS!
I’m so passionate about helping women to be free, not just in being able to live a healthy life without gut issues, but free in their minds and beliefs. We’re all a work in progress but the very first step is awareness followed by knowledge and support.
That’s why I created “THE STRESS CONNECTION WORKSHOPS” and working alongside my amazing man and Life Coach, Michael from Unplugged Success Coaching, we will bring you tools and strategies that will help you overcome limiting beliefs, unrealistic expectations and delusional perceptions that are holding you back from living the life you’re meant to live (and from potentially HEALING YOUR GUT!).
Here’s what others are saying about this empowering workshop:
“My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed attending the stress connection workshop with Michael and Kirsty. From the get go we felt welcomed and comfortable and in a safe space for sharing. Both Kirsty and Michael’s knowledge in their respective topics were invaluable and left us feeling inspired and able to create action in our lives to make room for less stress. Thank you so much” Jorden Tubman, Brisbane.
“The Stress Connection Workshop opened my eyes to how stress can affect your body and got me thinking of how I can change my daily mindset for the better” Alison Castillo, Brisbane.
“The Stress Connection Workshop was very informative and useful. Kirsty and Michael are very inspiring and empower you to take charge of your life and turn it around. For me I walked away with more knowledge I can pass onto my staff and the contents reiterated that, even though I handle my stress quite well, there’s always room for personal improvement. Thank you”. Carla Hudson, Brisbane.
We would love to see you at one of our upcoming workshops.
Yours in good health,