Working yourself to the point of exhaustion can often feel like the only path to success. Saying "yes" to every little task at work, even though you really don't have the time or the resources, is just how the world works.
Stress is a normal part of life. A little bit of stress here and there keeps us motivated and proactive.
A little bit too much stress, coupled with more management or coping strategies, is often the catalyst to burnout.
Burnout can not only derail your mental health and career, but it also has the ability to increase inflammation in your body. Increased inflammation can lead to the development of chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, plus a host of others.
No one wakes up one day feeling "burnt out." It creeps up slowly and as a result of not listening to the warning signs your body has been giving you, often for months!
I have spent close to 10 years as an Exercise Physiologist and Wellness Coordinator, working with some of the largest allied health organisations in Brisbane.
Stress was part of the job. It was a way of life, part of the culture, and it was making people sick.
The more unpaid hours I worked, the more credibility I earned.
The less I slept, the more my colleagues respected my work ethic.
If I skipped breakfast and lunch so that I could see more clients, it then became an expectation.
I watched as the mental health of both myself and my colleagues deteriorated, watched as our relationships broke down, watched as our once burning passion for the job and physical health crumbled and all because we were pushed to breaking point by a work culture that didn't recognise the effects of burnout.
"I can’t thank Rachel enough for the help she gave me recently ... Rachel straight away knew the best way to work with me. She made the sessions informative & fun and I would definitely recommend her."
"Rachel is amazing! She understands your body, listens to what you want and helps you get to where you want to be."
"I came to Rachel after years of high-stress and pain, and she was a miracle worker. She was able to identify the source of my problems and work on a program that helped me get back in control of my life! I cannot recommend Rachel enough!"
Generally, the initial consultation goes for 45-60 minutes and follow-up consultations will go for 30-45 minutes.
I use Zoom to work face-to-face with my clients. You will get an email from me at least 48 hours before your appointment containing the video link. I recommend that you trial this link prior to your appointment, as you may require an app or add-in. When you sign in, please allow computer or phone audio and turn your camera on. If you need to adjust this you can click down in the lower left-hand corner of the screen.
You will be required to pay a $50 deposit when you book your appointment to hold this time for you. This price will be taken out of your consultation fee.
You will receive an invoice via email with the amount owing and payment details. The invoice amount is due within 5 days.
The frequency of your appointments will be discussed in your initial consultation. As a general rule, I like to see clients at two to four week increments initially, and then see this space out until you no longer need me.
An initial consultation is $249AUD, and follow up consultations are $199AUD.
Absolutely! As face-to-face consultations take place online, you can work with me no matter where you are in the world.
If you are unsure whether I will be able to help you, book in a free Stress Strategy Session here. I believe in only working with people I genuinely believe I can help. If this is not you, I can help you find someone who may be better suited to help you instead.
Things happen! If you have to cancel or reschedule your appointment please do this via email at least 24 hours before your consultation. This will allow someone on the waitlist to fill your spot.
If you would like some more information, or if you're looking to reach out for some extra motivation, please get in touch and we will do our best to help you!