Well, well, well
Addressing your wellbeing can be a complicated matter. Establishing where you are and where you want to be can be the first step towards a better lifestyle
Wellbeing, whether it is physical or psychological, has gained prominence in modern times due to our hectic lives. It can be a complicated subject as so many factors in our lives can contribute to our overall wellbeing. However, the positive way of looking at this is that there are so many opportunities to make small changes in our lifestyles, habits and mindset that can contribute to an improvement in our overall condition.
Identifying your issues, whether they are stress-related, linked to anxiety or general lowmood can be hard and therefore difficult to address. Poor diet, a lack of exercise, a stressful career and hectic worklife or relationship issues can all have a contributing factor to your wellbeing. The answer could be seeking the help of a lifestyle coach.
The Well Nest in Whalley was founded in autumn 2018, by Sara Dewhurst who has a background in health psychology and set up
the centre with the aim of helping people from all backgrounds with a one-to-one service that can address a variety of issues and help them achieve a healthier lifestyle.
The objective is to encourage people to make healthy lifestyle changes and this is achieved through a bespoke wellbeing support programme that is tailored towards every client’s needs through the use of cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness and setting personal goals and targets.
The initial sessions involve learning about your background and current situation and then establishing where you are in your life, where you want to be and how you can achieve this through the changes you make that will ultimately initiate personal development, both psychologically and physically.
Although people may be keen to make changes for the better, there are many barriers that may prevent them from doing so. One common barrier is a busy life which prevents people from even seeking assistance in the first place.
Sara has addressed this by giving her clients the option of conducting their one-to-one counselling sessions face-to-face in her consultation room in Whalley or either online or over the phone, all of which maintain the strict confidentiality you would expect.
It is often said that a healthy body promotes a healthy mind and The Well Nest is based within PLM Health and Fitness which means you can look after the physical aspect of your wellbeing as well as the psychological side.
Sara offers a gym buddy service that provides support in taking up physical training and help clients attain the selfconfidence and motivation to take up exercise which is another vital factor in improving your wellbeing.
The team at PLM Health and Fitness can offer dietary advice and physical training expertise and the added bonus is that the facilities have low-level lighting and do not contain any depictions associated with body image, so you can train freely without feeling self-conscious.
The success of The Well
Nest has also encouraged Sara to branch out to provide her services to companies who wish to promote wellbeing within their workforce.
To find out more about the service on offer at The Well Nest, visit wellnestribblevalley.com.
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Sara Dewhurst of the Well Nest in Whalley
The gym at the Well Nest in Whalley has low-level lighting