A MIND coach has finished a new self-help book during lockdown, that she says addresses the 'anxieties of a society in crisis.'
For Wirral resident and author Alison Blackler, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, alcohol and substance abuse all formed part of her daily experience in a quarter of century working for the NHS.
Now, with millions of people cooped up at home, the transformational mind coach fears the social fabric will be pushed to its limits.
This period of huge social disruption also sees the publication of Alison’s debut self-help book – A Path Travelled.
Wirral Mind Coach Alison Blackler
Speaking to the Globe, she said: “A Path Travelled is a book exploring how we are shaped and influenced by the lives that we lead and then how this can play out in terms of our thinking and behaviours, both positively and negatively.
“By understanding where your feelings stem from, you can learn that you can choose how to manage them and change your response to life’s obstacles”
“We have phases and milestones in our lives which can reveal our true selves. In the book, I have brought together much of what I have learned and experienced in a palatable way for you.”
Alison worked in the NHS for 24 years and during that time, her roles included supporting people who had suffered domestic abuse and drugs and alcohol addictions. She also gained extensive experience in public health, managing projects for young people, and latterly as a lead for safeguarding.
During her career she has trained as a counsellor and CBT therapist, a Master NLP Practitioner and a Clean Language Coach.
By 2010 a yearning for a change in direction saw Alison leave her role with the NHS to establish her own business, 2minds.
She said: “A Path Travelled is designed to fast track your thinking and behaviours so you can have happiness and fulfilment.
“I hope to enlighten and inspire you, so that you realise that everything does happen for a reason – and that reason is personal growth.”
A Path Travelled is available now from Amazon.com