Over the last 5 years, I have gone from struggling with c-PTSD, depression and anxiety, to being authentically happy (and no I haven’t won the lottery!)
During that time my work as an illustrator has changed and now I create products designed to help people find their happy. For example, I have been creating body positivity art prints, including custom portraits to help women love their bodies. I have created cyclical living kits to help people live in sync with their natural rhythm. And I’ve created winter well-being boxes, that harnessed your senses, to help people find calm and joy over the darker months.
Now I want to use what I’ve learnt from my own mental health journey, and start happiness coaching. I have found the ICF accredited coaching course I want to do, which includes assessments so I can be absolutely sure that the coaching I offer is effective. This will enable me to offer 1:1 coaching, group coaching, online courses, workshops and increase my offering of illustrated mental well-being products.
I’m a single parent on a low income, raising and home educating my two wonderful boys. And over the last 12 months I have been unable attend markets with my illustrations due to covid-19. This means that I’m unable to fund the course myself, however the value of gaining this qualification would be huge for myself, my children and clients.