If you have had a heart attack, heart surgery or live with a heart disease diagnosis, this group is for you. This community is for people who have experience of a cardiac event and is having difficulty managing the emotional side of rehabilitation. This group is a safe and nurturing place for you (and your partner) if you have had heart-related problems such as a heart attack, heart surgery, transplant, cardiac arrest or have been diagnosed with heart disease etc.
The purpose is to support each other to adjust to our lives during a time of shock, panic, anxiety, sleeplessness, anger, fatigue, lack of energy, sadness and confusion. There are many changes that are needed to be made to your life. I help you create the mindset that enables you to make the necessary lifestyle changes that reduce your risk and most importantly manage your thoughts and feelings. This group is for people who want to learn the art of feeling happy despite heart disease.
You want to live a healthy and empowered life, with freedom from anxiety and stress. You want to feel understood, connected and supported. You want to live life happy. I believe that through acceptance, having hope, creating energy, finding your purpose, growing confidence and taking action in the right direction you can love the life you live.
In this community, we can have real conversations about how you feel and how you can change your thoughts and therefore your feelings. I will be sharing my 15 years of experience in the field of positive psychology (aka psychobabble). This will include real-life stories from my own and others experiences. I will be sharing tips and tricks, have Q&A sessions, and have rehabilitation experts from other fields that will help you take back responsibility and change how you feel about life, inspiring you to take action and reclaim your life and live to your full potential.
I am passionate about this because of my own experience, I went from being someone that had such a passion for life and people, had energy and vibrancy, worked full time, was a single mum and exercised regularly to someone that was scared to leave my own home and wished I hadn’t survived my heart attack. I was not the old me, and I didn’t know who I was anymore.
The answer for me was quite simple but maybe not easy at first, I just had to walk my talk. In this community, I will share my talk with you. I know, that you can think and feel differently, you can feel good now.