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EXPERTISE
Health, Medicine & Wellbeing
Mind & Body
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BIOGRAPHY
A creative and engaging speaker, Sarah is passionate about improving people’s health and wellbeing; ensuring that in our busy lives we do not neglect to pay attention to what is good for our bodies, our relationships, and our families. Sarah delivers presentations and training in stress management, resilience, health and wellbeing. Her talks are thought provoking – encouraging her audiences to make small changes that can have a positive impact on their health and wellbeing. By making small changes and investing in yourself in positive ways today, you will ultimately be creating a brighter future for yourself.

Sarah delivers training and presentations on Stress Management, Resilience, Work-Life Balance, Rest & Relaxation, Improving Sleep Patterns and Wellbeing, and has delivered enrichment talks on several cruises – including P&O and Princess.

“A huge thank you for your information, and also for the excellent and life changing talks on board”

“We both have very full on, stressful jobs, and we learnt so much from your talks about how to wind down, relax, and not allow work to overwhelm us.”

“We very much enjoyed your talks and I am using your relaxation techniques already and I must say they are helping”.
TALKS
1. Coping with Pressure
Understand the difference between stress and pressure, understand your responses to stress, how your personality type impacts on your ability to cope with pressure, and learn to use coping strategies to improve your ability to cope under pressure.
"There cannot be a stressful crisis next week. My schedule is already full." Henry Kissinger

2. Food and Mood
It's generally accepted that how we feel can influence what we choose to eat or drink (mood to food). What is less well known is how what we eat can affect our mental functioning (food to mood). Find out more about which foods are having the greatest effects on our moods.
"A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools." Spanish Proverb

3. Rest and Relaxation
This workshop teaches powerful breathing, relaxation and visualisation techniques to help you unwind, switch off and recharge your batteries.
“The time to relax is when you don't have time for it”. Sydney Harris

4. Positive Thinking
Think positive and take control of your life. This presentation discusses the differences between optimists and pessimists and explores ideas for changing the way in which we think.
“The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude”. William James

5. Health & Wellbeing
Wellbeing can be defined as our physical, mental and emotional state – i.e. our happiness, confidence, physical condition and general outlook on life. This talk offers advice to improve your health and wellbeing.
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. World Health Organization, 1948

6. Improving Sleep Patterns
An estimated 25% of the UK population suffer from some sort of sleep disorder that results in excessive daytime sleepiness. An estimated 50-70 million US adults have sleep or wakefulness disorder. This presentation provides some helpful advice for improving your sleep patterns.
“A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow”. Charlotte Brontë

7. Balancing Your Life
A balanced life is one where we spread our energy and effort between key areas of importance. This talk includes activities and exercises to start that thought process.
“There is more to life than increasing its speed”. Gandhi

8. Putting the ‘Me’ Back in Time
As demands of daily living grow, more and more of us feel there just aren't enough hours in a day to do everything that needs to get done. This talk offers tips on how to incorporate "me" time into your lives.
“Time flies. It's up to you to be the navigator”. Robert Orben

9. Developing Resilience
The ability to handle adversity and the associated stress are signs of a resilient person. This talk includes understanding the characteristics of a resilient person and practical ways to improve your own resilience.
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall” Nelson Mandela

10. Mindfulness
Often we go through life on automatic pilot. Rarely do we stop to pay attention to what is going on around us. Mindfulness helps us to see clearly what is going on in our lives.
“In today’s rush, we all think too much — seek too much — want too much — and forget about the joy of just being.” Eckhart Tolle
CRUISE HISTORY / EXPERIENCE
I have delivered a total of 10 talks on 2 P&O ships, and 4 talks on Princess cruises, from 2010-2016.