We Are The Resilient
Build your resilience, Up-level your life with Emma Curtis
For People Who Want More Out of Life
You have an amazing capacity for resilience.
Even if you feel anxious or overwhelmed you can turn things around by thinking, feeling and acting in ways that build resilience.
Together we’ll build your resilience.
We Are The Resilient.
Build resilience and well-being with confidence-boosting stress management, assertiveness, grief work and resilience training.
For people who want more out of life.
Stress Management and Resilience Training
Resilience looks different to each of us because it is based around two very important factors: a person’s ability to adapt to circumstances (stress management) and their core values. Your ability to handle stress depends on how able you are to adapt to the circumstances in which you find yourself, not on the severity of the situation itself. It’s about how you manage stress, how good you are at problem solving when you feel under pressure, and the tools that you use to cope. Resilience is also built upon understanding deeply held beliefs. There is no one-size-fits-all. You are a one off, and so your resilience is to be found in values and strengths that are unique to you.
Together we will look at all the factors that affect you when you are stressed and figure out what resilience looks like for you. Then we build your resilience and your confidence until you feel stronger, more capable, and happier in the world.
Grief Counselling and Resilience Training
I’m so sorry if you are here because you are grieving the death of someone who has been important to you in your life. You have come to the right place. We cannot simply push grief away and hope it will lessen, and there are no stages to follow. We learn to walk with grief, reconcile with it and build resilience so that we can once again find enjoyment and pleasure in life.
Some people also experience important non-death losses, and often suffering can come from losses that we have experienced that maybe we didn’t recognise or give time to.
Our losses and griefs affect the way that we cope. Whether you are experiencing grief as the result of a death or another significant loss, time alone does not heal. Time plus attention heals grief. If grief is affecting your daily life then it’s time to do some work together. Here you can encounter your grief in a safe environment with someone who can understand and support you.
Developmental (Childhood) Trauma and Self-esteem
If you have experienced trauma in childhood, sometimes it can be hard to find a practitioner who understands the ways in which this affects your life. Developmental trauma changes the brain and the body – it changes the way a person navigates life. Here you will find understanding of developmental trauma and CPTSD, and how it can influence your sense of self and how you feel in the world.
Anxiety (including covid-19 anxiety) and Depression
Anxiety can really impact on our self-efficacy and our energy, whether it is anxiety about covid-19 and life after lockdown, or social anxiety, panic attacks, death or health anxiety, or a general sense of anxiety that doesn’t seem to go away.
I work with a person-centred cognitive behavioural approach to anxiety and depression supported by relaxation training and hypnotherapy, bringing together the ways in which thoughts, feelings and actions interact to affect our lives. This means that we work together collaboratively to find approaches that feel right to you, helping you to reduce anxiety, and discover and maintain a feeling of well-being
Voice Training and Performance Confidence
The voice is very much a part of who we are in the world and how we present ourselves – it often reveals how we feel in ourselves. Many of us don’t feel as confident as we would like about the way that we sound or appear – this can be an issue in daily life or at work whether making presentations, teaching or as a professional performer. For performers a drop in confidence or ‘mojo’ can threaten a reputation. I work with you to improve your feeling of confidence, and build your resilience and ability to cope with performance anxiety or stress, while understanding the technical issues that you face as a presenter or performer.
End Of Career Support for Performers
Retiring from the stage or concert platform, for whatever reason, can be very challenging. It can take time to adjust, we can experience a loss of purpose, and sometimes we can experience genuine grief. I know from personal experience how to navigate this often difficult or painful transitional time, and support you as you adjust and discover a renewed sense of purpose and joy
GGSM, DipCBH, DipSMRB
Hello, I’m glad that you are here. Resiliency can be learned and we can manage stress, grief and anxiety in order to get more of what you want out of life. I offer a person-centred, multi-modal approach to help and support you. I am trauma-informed and welcoming of diversity. I specialise in working with people who struggle with low self-esteem, grief and developmental trauma/CPTSD. Please be reassured that you will not be judged for your challenges or choices, you will be taken seriously.
I’m a certified cognitive behavioural hypnotherapist, death and grief specialist (thanatologist), stress management and resilience specialist and breathworker. I’m also an award-winning celebrant, ceremonialist, and pastoral counsellor. An opera singer with thirty years experience as a soloist on international stages, I also offer my therapeutic skills together with voice and performance coaching for presenters and performers seeking to build their confidence and resilience.
I’d Love to Help
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Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PH
Open air appointments available in Claygate and Kew
Online or Phone appointments also available
Mon – Fri: 12pm – 9pm
Weekends: 1.30pm – 5.30pm