I am Sarah Hunter
I am Sarah Hunter. I support high achievers to feel calm, in control and to create change. My coaching integrates deep subconscious healing modalities to help you uncover the root cause, create solutions and move forward in a really powerful and positive way.
I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Breathwork practitioner, Meditation teacher and Inherited trauma trained. I use both a scientific and holistic approach in all of my work to create real change for the clients I work with.
I usually work with clients who have tried other forms of therapy or coaching and are still searching for a solution. Rather than just looking at the symptoms, my integrative method of coaching allows us to get to the root cause, so that we can create real solutions and transformation.
I have had many experiences that have shaped my own journey, from a fractured spine and divorce to leaving a high pressured career and creating my integrative coaching. I love to support my clients to release old behaviours, create real change and to bring calm into their life.
Originally from Bristol, I am now based in Harrogate and work with my clients online. I love to travel and usually spend my weekends hiking.
1. Physical and mental signs of anxiety
In this video I discuss the physical and mental signs of anxiety, and also offer a simple breathing exercise you can use when anxious feelings arise.
1 in 6 of us experience anxious feelings each week, although those figures are rising in our current situation in the world. Anxiety is one of the more talked about mental health concerns, however it does manifest differently depending on the person.
Anxious feelings can show up as headaches, extreme fatigue, shortness of breath, upset stomach, loss of libido, difficulty concentrating and also an increase in blood pressure. It can affect each major system in the body which has a real impact on a person’s overall health and wellbeing.
However anxiety can also show up in other ways, in what is called high functioning anxiety. This manifests as a high achieving personality, the person is very organized, they tend to be very helpful and they appear to be very calm.
However this person also tends to overthink, have a fear of failure and are concerned about disappointing others.
However anxious feelings manifest for you, it is important to become aware of which situations trigger an emotional or physical response from you so that you can support yourself.
2. Self-care for mental and physical well being
In this video I will be talking about the importance of self-care and how you can integrate various practices into your everyday life, no matter how busy you are.
Self-care should no longer thought of as indulgent, or selfish. In this video I will be talking you through the benefits, not only for your physical wellbeing but also for your mental wellbeing. There are many forms of self-care, and finding a practice that suits both your lifestyle and your needs is important.
I like to have a selection of self-care practices that can choose from. When I’ve checked in with myself and understood what I need in that moment, I can then know how to support myself.
Try this simple exercise as a way to practice checking in with yourself. Take in a couple of deep breaths, close your eyes and just ask yourself how are you, what’s on your mind, what can you do for yourself to feel supported in the moment. Watch the video for a demonstration of this.
You can ask yourself, do you want to feel more calm, more relaxed, do you need to feel safe or supported. What ever it is you may need, you can choose the practice that will help you. There are so many ways you can look after yourself and your needs, here are just a few:
Hot bath - Add magnesium salts and a few drops of your favourite essential oil.
Move your body - Whether it’s a walk, a workout or simply a dance in your kitchen.
A meditation - You can download for free on my website.
Breathing exercise – Feel calmer and more connected
Create a morning and evening routine - Set yourself up for the day and to unwind at night.
Read a book – Take time away from screens.
If you are short on time then I would suggest combining a self-care practice with something you currently do, such as when taking your morning shower or driving to work, so that it becomes a part of your morning or evening routine that you carry out automatically.
3. Meditation and it’s benefits.
In this video I explain various types of meditation and the physical benefits of having a meditation practice. I end the video with a short body scan meditation and describe how it can help you fall asleep.
There are many forms of meditation, from mindful walking, guided, body scans and chakra. There is no ‘perfect’ way to experience meditation, there are no correct or incorrect methods, only what works for you.
Meditation is a place where you can disconnect from the attachment we put on the thousands of thoughts in our mind. So rather than trying to think of nothing, it’s about allowing the thought to come up and then simply letting it drift on by.
It’s about connecting with your body rather than always being in the logical, analytical part of your mind. Taking time for yourself, even if for only a short amount of time.
Take time to explore various methods, finding a practice that resonates for you and for how you are feeling in each moment. It can be a beautiful way of looking after your physical and mental health.
There are many benefits to this practice, from improving your cardiovascular system by reconnecting you with your breath, to boosting immune health and aiding your digestive system.
It can increase brain function and improve focus as well as lower blood pressure and reduce pain. The psychological benefits include building self-awareness, reducing loneliness and feelings of stress.
You will see improvements in your relationship satisfaction and your feeling of connection with others, as well as boosting your creativity and intuition.
It only takes a few minutes of meditation to feel the powerful benefits, and it is a practice that is accessible no matter where you are. I love to include a short practice in my morning routine to visualize how my day will go, but it is also a beautiful way to end the end to relax and unwind.
You can even use meditation as a way to support your sleep by using the body scan meditation I show in the video.