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Hello there! I'm Vicki...

Pausefully started out to hold a safe space for you to feel seen, heard and understood whilst providing the support you need, and deserve, to empower your journey with endometriosis.

My mission is to advocate, educate, and support, while breaking stigmas and promoting inclusivity.

 

With 30 years experience of the challenges, I am deeply committed to raising awareness about the condition, enabling women to prioritise and manage their emotional wellbeing, as well as access the help they need sooner, and ultimately have improved health outcomes.

I hear you, I see you, I'm here to listen.

 

Years of my life have been spent being dismissed by professionals and feeling ignore when it came to my endometriosis, fertility and IVF journey or perimenopause.

In my teenage years I started with heavy, painful periods. I was sent away with the pill to help even though I didn’t want it.

By my twenties I was unable to live my life to the full due to chronic pain, fatigue and extremely heavy blood loss. I asked for help and got told “that’s normal for periods.”

When nearly 30 I had been trying to conceive for years and still told there was ‘unexplained infertility’ which eventually led to my IVF journey. I asked to be sent for more tests and told “the results came back normal.”

 

In my late 30’s the pain, fatigue and ‘flooding’ each month had taken its toll. I was also experiencing perimenopausal symptoms and asked for help. I was told “you’re too young” to be menopausal.

At the age of 40 after years of fighting I have finally had the diagnosis of stage 4 endometriosis but the gaslighting, dismissive attitude and lack of empathy had taken its toll - I
 felt disempowered, t
riggered, struggling with anxiety, feeling lost and invisible. 

Who am I and how can I help you?

I was using unhealthy coping strategies to help with the symptoms and keep the negative emotions away. Knowing I needed to make changes, I began my journey of self-love, soul searching and nurturing my holistic wellbeing.

 

Alongside my lived experiences, I trained to become a certified coach, specialising in endometriosis and emotional health I hold qualifications in NLP life coaching, reiki, mindfulness stress reduction, journal therapy, EFT (tapping) and mental health first aid.

 

I recognise everyone has different life journeys and experiences but know that we thrive when we're empowered. The Pausefully Hub was created because I love to bring people together knowing how important social connection is for mental and emotional support.

I recognise the good that comes from women embracing their power

 

Everyday I feel honoured that women trust in me, allowing themselves to be vulnerable and rise up to reclaim their power. I'm able to offer guidance that aligns to each woman I am working alongside.​ My professional training, personal experiences and passion equip me with all that's needed to support you.

 

It's time to prioritise yourself. I am committed to supporting you in turning your struggles into strengths. Together, we will transform your overall quality of life, helping you become the best version of yourself.

This is my story and what inspires me to help you make a difference to your life

Get to know me

Quote of the day:

''Everything will be okay in the end.

If it's not okay, it's not the end.''

 

Go to journal prompt:

How am I feeling today?

Star sign:

Taurus

Crystal of choice:

Clear quartz

Most used emojis:

😂🙏😘

Guilty pleasure:

Ice-cream!

Proudest accomplishment:

My twin daughters

Passions:

To pay it forward and women empowering women

Credentials

BA (hons) Applied Social Sciences & Health Studies - Lancaster University

Accredited & Certified Life Coach - The Coaching Academy

Accredited & Certified NLP Coach Practitioner

Mental Health First Aid - MHFA England

Certified Menopause Specialist - Dr Newson Health & Fourteen Fish

EFT Practitioner (Emotional Freedom Technique/ Tapping)

Certified Journal Therapist 

Certified Mindfulness Teacher

Reiki Practitioner - Level 2 Usui Style

Chakra & Crystal Healer

Homeopathy Home Prescriber

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