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WELLNESS COACHING FOR PEOPLE WITH EPILEPSY AND CHRONIC CONDITIONS

Epilepsy and Chronic Condition Coaching Services

SUPPORT AND SOLUTIONS FOR THE ADVERSITY YOU ARE FACING

As a wellness coach living with epilepsy, I understand first-hand what it is like to live with a chronic condition. We all have our own circumstances and stories, but I can relate. I have been living with epilepsy from the age of eight and this hidden disability has played a major role in almost every aspect of my life. I have attended countless medical appointments with different doctors, tried many medications and endured multiple brain surgeries. I have also faced many challenges just like you or your loved one and I have also worked hard to find solutions to living the happiest, most fulfilling life possible.

When we visit our doctor or specialist, we spend most of the time discussing our symptoms, narrowing in on a diagnosis and managing medication and treatment options. The big stuff... But what about managing the aspects of our every day life?! We also have to leave that doctors office and live every-day to the best of our ability, managing not only to our day-to-day responsibilities, challenges and successes, but also our condition and all the symptoms and triggers that come with it! It can be difficult to navigate and adjust to such great challenges and changes on our own and begin living a life we are excited about. Sometimes we find ourselves in a state of uncertainty, fear, confusion and/or disappointment, thinking, there must be a better way. Does any of this sound familiar?

This is where coaching comes in! 

 

Epilepsy coaching and chronic condition coaching is all about hope, perseverance and the willingness to try. You are already a resilient warrior, no doubt! While you are on the battlefield, why don't you start training your strength and focus, fighting for a life you can find joy and fulfillment in, too?!

As your Epilepsy Coach and Chronic Condition Coach, I am focused on providing personalized, high-quality health and wellness coaching services for individuals with epilepsy, chronic conditions and caretakers. I use a strengths-based and holistic approach, providing a combination of social-emotional support, nutrition and activity guidance, mindfulness, personal development, and empowerment. I provide the space for my clients to explore their feelings and challenges, as well as develop their unique abilities and strengths to identify ways to heal, improve, and take positive action towards their goals.

 

Every client has their own set of needs when they enter into my program. Therefore, my approach is tailored to the specific goals and needs of each person. Keeping in mind your own needs, throughout the coaching process you can expect to work on the following:

  • Connect with a coach who cares about you and understands what it is like to live with a chronic condition - You are not alone.

  • Explore your feelings, concerns and challenges around your condition as well as gain support throughout your unique journey

  • Set goals together to improve adjustment and management of your condition 

  • Develop a "toolbox" of strategies to help you address and improve all elements of health and lifestyle - self-regulation, diet and exercise, stress, transition, career, spirituality, relationships and so much more!

  • Learn new ways to connect with and understand your body and condition (find new approaches to management through the mind-body connection!)

  • Gain access to new resources in the health system

  • Increase confidence and empowerment!

You are one of a kind and your diagnosis does not define who you are! You are worthy, you are capable, and you are unique. "You are fearfully and wonderfully made." (Psalm 139:14)... and your potential is Beyond Measure!

If you are interested in this service as an individual with epilepsy, a hidden disability, or a caretaker, or if you would like to inquire about a public speaking event, please email me at paige@beyondmeasurect.com for more information and a consultation. I provide virtual services for my clients and travel for events.

 

I look forward to connecting with you!

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MY JOURNEY IN EDUCATION, ADVOCATING AND SERVICE

I have been living with epilepsy for over 20 years. I have been through many highs and lows with my epilepsy and controlling my seizures. Since my diagnosis at age eight, it has been quite the journey, from medications to surgeries, and everything in between. I have always been a health and fitness enthusiast: playing soccer, studying exercise science in college, and coaching in many roles. After undergoing four brain surgeries and a long recovery after college, I quickly became aware of the importance of mental health too. It can be difficult to stay positive and hopeful in times of uncertainty and when others simply cannot understand what you are going through.

From then on, I knew that I not only had to focus on helping people achieve greater physical health, but to find balance between the mind, body, and spirit. I decided to study holistic health more closely and became a certified holistic health coach. I also earned my MSW degree and am now a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), equipped with the knowledge and skills to help individuals with all aspects of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. I feel very fortunate that I am able to use this knowledge and practice to better serve this amazing community.

For over four years, I have been facilitating the young adult support group for the Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut. This group further highlighting the importance of the support and care that we all need. This group continues to grow and these individuals inspire me every month to develop my ability to advocate for the epilepsy community. It is a pleasure to be a part of a group that is so supportive, driven, and accepting.

One of my fondest memories in raising awareness for epilepsy was climbing Mount Washington in New Hampshire, the highest peak in New England, to raise money for a young boy in need of an epilepsy service dog!

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