Kelly Louise Swain
Founder and Director of National Online Wellbeing Services, (NOW's the time for change.)
I have had a lifetime of emotional, mental and physical conditions. I grew up with mental health struggles from the age of 4 years old due to problems within the home; domestic violence, sexual exposure and addiction.
I grew up with no confidence or self esteem through my school years and younger adult life with insecurities, I suffered in silence with my mental health struggles.
I went through postnatal depression with my daughter in 2011, I was put on antidepressants and put forward for counselling with Therapy 4 U. I went for 1 session and found that it wasn't for me and didn't go back for any further sessions. I carried on suppressing my feelings and intrusive thoughts.
In 2014 I hit rock bottom after delivering my Son due to complications and internal injuries. I had a mesh implant in my bowel that lead to major chronic pain as soon as I had the operation 2016. I was put on 5 types of heavy pain medication and antidepressants, unable to walk from chronic pain, and in a wheelchair. I wasn't able to function as a person or be a mum to my two beautiful children.
It was because of my Children that gave me a wake up call to be a better mum and person, to improve my state of mind to make changes to my emotional, mental health and physical conditions. I didn't want to be on the heavy medication anymore as I could not function with everyday life.
In 2017 I started to plan my recovery and cut down on the heavy medication. I searched into many holistic therapies of which were more of a positive impact to my recovery in the most natural way, self help books to change my mindset, Reiki therapy, sound therapy, relaxation massage, guided meditation, emotional freedom technique to release trauma in my mind and body. I am advocate of Holistic therapies, they do work and have no chemical side effects like a tablet does!
They really worked and I started to feel a lot better and had the tools to manage chronic pain and challenging times.
I trained and qualified as an NLP practitioner in December 2018 ( NLP creates new pathways in the mind, creates positive habits and behaviours!) My passion is to coach and mentor clients and children to create new pathways, create positive habits and behaviours, learn positive language, build up self esteem and confidence, create new beliefs, self worth, self values, changing mindsets overcoming fear, phobias and addictions. Overall leading to a positive outcome in both mental and emotional wellbeing. Supporting tools to overcome life's challenges. I am a advocate from NLP transformation within my mental and physical health.
I am qualified Reiki 1,2 & Master level 3, I teach and educate Reiki to families and the community with this alternative therapy.
During the time of me working on my mindset and having holistic therapies to help my chronic pain, I finally got to be under the top surgeons in the UK to remove the mesh from my bowel, I had the major operation in 2019 and now have a stoma bag for life. This has given me a better quality of life and to be active with my kids again!
I am passionate about supporting emotional and mental health and wellbeing for all ages.