Case Study: Julie Bradbury
"2008 was a physically and emotionally demanding year for me. My confidence and self-esteem were at an all time low and I had begun to suffer with panic attacks. I knew how awful my situation was, I could understand why, and I also knew I needed to changes things to improve my life and that of my husband and son. I just didn’t know how to make these changes or who could help me.
During my lowest time, I happened upon an article in my local newspaper about Empowering Mums, a company that supports mums to cope with all the responsibilities we juggle day after day and enable them to live a fulfilled and happy life. Making contact with Tracey has been truly enlightening.
Empowering Mums understands the challenges of motherhood and how easy it is to lose your sense of self. At the start of my sessions with Tracey, it quickly became apparent that I had nothing to fear, only things to gain. My history was evaluated, but only to identify root causes of my suffering and to help me accept it was part of my past and I could enjoy a positive future. Everything was discussed confidentially and the sessions were taken at my own pace.
Tracey has supported me to raise my awareness about all the negative thoughts and feelings I had about myself. She helped me identify how they had manifested themselves and, more importantly, enabled me to overcome each of them. I am now able to recognise, embrace and celebrate my strengths and qualities, which has empowered me to become a confident and happy woman.
In as little as over two months from my initial consultation, the change is phenomenal. I am confident, my self-esteem has rocketed and I feel empowered to enjoy life again! I now look forward to and cherish quality family time and, as a direct result, have a much closer bond with my son.
Life as a mum still poses new challenges but I am able to use my new skills and positive attitude to deal with them. I feel I am in control of my life - even my friends tell me how positive and happy I am!
My journey is ongoing and I am now able to start creating some real life goals congruent with how I really want to live my life. I wish you all the success with yours."
Julie, 40, lives in Cheshire with her husband John and son Matthew.
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