Looking after your health and taking responsibility for yourself shouldn’t be an act of rebellion. But in the world of quick-to-medicate and not taking some responsibility and looking at diet, exercise and lifestyle, it is. Your body, your choice – I am going to encourage and guide you to do everything YOU can.
That’s why I am The Healing Rebel.
This is what I believe in life to be true.
Information changes all the time, ‘facts’ are most often, opinions backed with biases. Science is always changing, and just because something works for some people (research is never 100% in favour of a result), it’s up to you to test it out on yourself IF it feels right and DON’T if it doesn’t. This is where listening to your body comes into play.
I am big on doing as much as I can to look after my own health and only going for medications as a last resort. You need/want to take medicines – cool, it’s your body, do your own risk/benefit analysis, and make an informed choice. Currently, I am on medication that has potentially serious side effects and risks. But, not taking it right now, the risks are much higher. I am still doing everything I can to support the health of my body through diet, exercise and lifestyle habits.
I don’t drink alcohol. I haven’t since 2014. There are zero positive benefits to drinking alcohol, only risks and negative impacts on your health. From destroying your gut microbes, which damages your immune system – greatly increasing your risk of many cancers. Dysregulates hormones – greatly increasing your risk of infertility, PMS, menopause symptoms, anxiety and depression. It increases your waistline – which increases your risk of heart disease and diabetes. It also disrupts your sleep and increases inflammation in your body… So, it’s a no from me. But, I fully respect you as an individual and there is no judgement from me on your life choices.
I think I know things. I have definitely experienced things. I share what is true for me and invite you to explore if it’s true for you too – and if it’s not, that’s okay. We will continue to explore until you find what works best for you. There is no magic pill, and no one-size fits-all – which is where I believe the medical system truly fails us.
My belief is strong that we have the power to heal ourselves. We just need to find the path, truly believe and be accepting of the journey ahead.
‘Doing the work’ on yourself is hard. It’s simple, but HARD…. and I mean BLOODY HARD!! Just when you think you have a handle on everything, the next thing comes along and shoogles you up again… It doesn’t sound like fun, does it? But it is… The journey of discovery, letting go of the things that don’t serve us, getting stronger, and feeling healthy is epic. A whirlwind, a roller-coaster, but epic.
Well, I can say, hand on my heart, I would rather be on this roller-coaster than still back there, numbing myself, trying to escape and basically being on a path of self-destruction. I had unhealthy relationships with alcohol, food, exercise, and relationships.
It came down to an unhealthy relationship with control – whether trying to hold on too tightly or not having any at all – is destructive. The sweet spot is where you control the controllable, and let go of the rest.
My approach to helping you on your journey of healing is to meet you where you are today, not where you hope to be in 6 weeks/months/years’ time. We work on what is realistic for you. We find your controllable and let go of the rest.
Nature has all the answers we need & it’s important to remember that we are part of nature! How much can you live with the rhythms and cycles of nature?
Our bodies are constantly sending us signals, calling for our attention, and we need to learn to listen, to reconnect, to respond. Do you ignore your thirst or hunger? Hold a pee in until you are desperate. Fight through when you need a rest?
Bypassing the body’s signals is a recipe for potential long-term health complications.
That means creating strong boundaries. Stop people pleasing (I know, I know THIS ONE!!), and start to honour ourselves and our needs as a priority!
In my book 9 Rules to Sort Your Shit, I talk about not being able to offer a drink from an empty cup – that’s what happens when we people-please. We give all the water away, and if we don’t stop to refill, there will be none for us – and also none for anyone else.
It might be that you are not unwell, it’s that you are conscious that you are not HEALTHY, and if you want to be there to help others (you can still do that while not being a people pleaser!), you need to have the best possible health you can.
It could be a parent, a child, a grandchild, partner that you want to be there for.
In Ayurveda (the ancient medicine of India), there are 6 stages of dis-ease. Stages 1-4 are generally reversible without much medical intervention (possibly painkillers or antibiotics at stage 4, but nothing serious). Those stages can be helped predominantly with lifestyle changes, including listening to your body and honouring its needs.
If you are feeling unhealthy and are committed to making changes to your lifestyle, I am committed to helping you find simple, time-efficient ways to improve your health and help you on your healing journey.
My favourite methods include:
Coaching – having those honest conversations to learn where you are and what is realistic for you to make changes. Then working on implementing them. Taking a step back and looking to see what is possible. Small changes can make a big difference.
Movement – simple, gentle, and enjoyable that can be part of everyday movements, an essence of exploration and playing. Pilates & Yoga are my primary modalities, but I am also a qualified personal trainer and have a broad interest and skillset in movement. I love barefoot work – you need strong foundations.
Connection – meeting different energy centres in your body to connect to your needs (in Yoga these are often referred to as Chakras). Can you feel grounded and centred? Do you lead with your heart? Can you communicate in a useful way? Are you connected to your intuition? Do you use your knowledge and be open to learning?
Nutrition – hydration, fibre, variety, ‘real food’ not processed, removing toxins; excess sugar, artificial sweeteners, alcohol. Listening to how your body responds. Eating seasonally and locally where possible and cooking from scratch. Being aware of what you put on your body – many laundry, hair and skin care products are full of hormone-disrupting petrochemicals and artificial fragrances.
Reiki – awakening the healing energy within you. It’s such a simple, yet powerful energy healing system that was developed in Japan over 100 years and is used around the world.
Access Bars – quieting the chatting mind to give you space to think in a place of deep relaxation. A gentle touch is applied to 32 points on your head to induce relaxation.
Lymphatic work & Massage – moving stagnant energy & fluids to release tension and support your natural detoxification system.
Sound Healing – lifting energy, moving stagnant energy, deepening relaxation. Stress, illness, and environmental toxins can cause dysregulation in your body and by using the vibration of sound, balance can be restored.
Depending on your needs, I may suggest other beneficial modalities such as EFT/Tapping, Hypnosis, Trauma Therapy, Herbal Remedies, Acupuncture etc. These modalities I am not qualified in but would be able to point you in the direction of trusted practitioners in these areas.
- If you read this and are keen to find out how to work with me – scroll down to Work With Me, or use the drop-down menu to select a specific method and let’s get started. If you know you want to work with me but are unsure where to start, book a 15-minute consultation. Click here >>> https://bookme.name/iamjenwilson/11-consultation
- Something(s) has interested you, but you are not quite sure. You want to explore a bit more. Options here: follow me on social media Instagram, Facebook or YouTube or maybe you can explore my free courses www.iamjenwilson.com/free5day
- You are just not ready… That’s absolutely fine… You will know when you are ready; you can reach out then.
- Nope, not for you… That’s totally fine too… You will know the teacher you want to work with when you meet them.
Work With Me
Having read my philosophy, you are thinking I’m the coach for you… My all-singing, all-dancing, holistic mind-body-soul coaching programme for Women over 40 is exactly what you need.
Bring your A-game to everyday life then Healing Rebel Coaching is for you.
For information on applying to work with me 1:1 or start your journey of self study, go HERE.
If moving better is your priority right now then I offer Pilates & Yoga Live Classes, On Demand Library. If you are not sure what the best option for you is, please book in for a free 15 mins 1:1 consultation HERE
For the current timetable and booking for Pilates & Yoga live classes please go HERE
1:1 sessions are ideal if you have specific mobility issues or want to gain confidence in your movement before joining group classes.
For more information, go HERE
Being able to move better, feel healthier, build confidence, reduce stress, and enjoy life includes therapies. I offer:
Massage Therapy (females only)
Based in my private home studio in Springburn, North Glasgow – massage sessions include; warm oil massage, Swedish massage, lymphatic work and Cupping. 30mins or 60mins sessions available. For availability and booking please go HERE
Energy healing to help you relax and quiet the mind in my private home studio in Springburn, North Glasgow.
For availability and booking Reiki please go HERE
For availability and booking for Access Bars please go HERE
Sound can help us relax on a deeper level than we imagine.
Everything is energy and sometimes the energy in our body can become stagnant.
For group events please check HERE to check availability.
If you would prefer a private 1:1 sessions please check HERE
Special 3-hour sessions to really help you reset, realign and take time away from the outside world.
Take proper time out for yourself, and choose from a menu of treatments to tailor the session just for you; Movement, Massage, Reiki, Access Bars, Mindset Coaching, and Meditation.
These are held in my private home studio in Springburn, North Glasgow. For 1:1 Mini Retreat Days availability and booking go HERE
My debut book, Become a Warrior Woman, 9 Rules to Sort Your Shit – the tasks in this book are excellent to help you take a step back, work out what you want your life to look like, and create a plan to get you there. Basically, sort your shit.
Pilates Fundamentals goes along with the 4-week beginners course, but you don’t need to be on the course to get the most out of the book. I have taken 20 of the most common exercises I teach in class and teach you the basics from the book (there is even a couple of links to videos for you to follow along).
Also, I have created a couple of prompt journals to help keep you on track.