My first session with Claire had me completely convinced that this was what I needed. The price was right and most of all the timing could not have been better. I was in a rut – physically and emotionally. Although I had been practising meditation for a while, and had gained some amazing clarity doing so, I still felt disjointed and unmotivated.
With Claire’s guidance, I started to address all the areas of my life that I felt needed a make-over. Bit by bit, my life began to piece itself back together and I was soon learning how to listen to my body. The more I listened, the closer I got to “me”, and the closer I got the more I actually started to like being me.
I looked forward to my sessions with Claire because I always walked away feeling happy, inspired and full of knowledge. Even if I had slipped up a little between sessions, I was never afraid to “confess”. Claire never made me feel bad about myself and I never cancelled a session for that very reason.
One of the most amazing things I have discovered through Claire is that practicing gratitude can not only make the bad things good, but can make the good things great. My life was never, by any means, bad. I have an amazing family, awesome friends and a very cool job – all things I will always be truly grateful for. Shifting my focus in that way has been a life changer.
So thank you Claire! I am grateful to have met YOU – a true confidant and someone I credit for helping me to bring “me” back to life.
In hindsight, it feels like my journey with Claire was all pre-destined, for her to come into my life firstly as one of my yoga teachers, then shortly after, and more importantly as my Wellness Coach exactly when she did. I had a pretty good idea of the areas of my life I thought I wanted to improve or change, but needed someone to gently push me along and keep me motivated and educated and focused, and that was only one of Claire’s roles as my Wellness Coach! The other “roles” seem more intangible, but no less crucial, as in my 6 months of Coaching some big and sometimes surprising changes and mental shifts occurred. I have been frequently complimented on how well I am looking, and that is in no small part due to my work with Claire – and of course, I’m FEELING well too, which is the major shift for me.
The six months coaching with Claire have been some of the most profoundly positive and life changing. I am honoured and grateful to have had Claire Obeid to guide me on my journey.
When I first caught up with Claire I was depressed, abusing alcohol and drugs, a smoker, on medication, eating poorly, fatigued, paranoid and self-conscious. I needed help and at that stage I finally truly wanted help. And luckily there was Claire…
I now write this glowing reference completely happy, whole, healthy, medication free, confident and excited about life. I proudly drink alcohol only occasionally (despite me telling Claire in our first session that she was not to expect me to stop being a ‘drinker’) and I’ve quit smoking.
Most valuable for me, Claire was there to listen to me each fortnight talk bluntly and honestly about my thoughts, feelings and bodily functions. Every single detail was listened to without personal judgement or shallow antidotes (as our friends and family will often innocently provide which help keep us in our bad habits). Claire would then select information and ideas that were relevant. She didn’t instruct me what to do, rather made suggestions and provided necessary tools to encourage and assist my choices.
My experience of The Wellness Project always focused on moving forward and making change that was relevant on a week to week basis. The aim was progression, not the past.
I undertook the Circle of Life exercise three times during the program. My initial and last are shown below. These are the best testimonial for Claire’s work and I am truly and wholeheartedly thankful for her professional time and support
In the past I had considered myself to be relatively healthy but had developed a bad relationship with drinking and food, namely I was dealing with an addiction to sugar, over the previous 18 months. I was unhappy within my work situation and home life and therefore that was affecting my overall self-worth. I decided that I wanted to change that and get out of the rut I had found myself in.
When I entered the program I had just commenced Dry July. I also got involved in an internal fitness challenge at work. During the program I secured a new role and also moved to a new apartment so there was a lot of change going on for me both personally and professionally and I was thriving on it. People started to notice the changes within me and commented on how good I was looking. At first this came as a bit of a shock as I guess I hadn’t realised how completely drained I was previously. I recall looking in the mirror one morning and thinking that my skin and eyes were so clear and bright, it made me realise what others were noticing. Around the half way mark I was feeling great and was extremely motivated to stick to my new balanced approach to my health and well-being. I am now determined to keep educating myself and those in my life about the wonderful benefits of living a healthful life.
Utilising the information provided and Claire herself to feed through the amazing knowledge she has was integral to my success. Claire was always very supportive and provided great information and guidance throughout the duration of the program. I can happily recommend (and have done so already) anyone to get involved and take the step in the right direction to be completely healthy both within yourself and your life. It is a fantastic course and I am so grateful to have been able to experience it for myself. I hope that others can also benefit from such amazing transformations and find the balance that I have.
As I got older, and more consumed with everyday life, I lost the connection with healthy living, and along the way with myself. After letting career, relationships and unrealistic expectations of myself cloud my judgement, and not being content with the outcome I came to a crossroads with myself and made the decision to change my ways..
That’s when Claire turned the lights on in my world, she provided me advice on nutrition and exercise and educated me with the knowledge and understanding on things I had been misled by all these years. With Claire’s expert advice I managed to kick my sugar addiction and learn to LOVE (good) fat! I took the very first step in learning to cook smarter food choices , and even lost 4 kilos along the way!
Claire I thank you for being my sounding board, box of tissues, green grocer, chef, believer, mentor, motivator and friend through my journey, THANK YOU for believing in me, and reconnecting myself to believe that anything is possible. You truly are inspiring!
I have had the pleasure of being coached by Claire over the past six months. Prior to the course I didn’t think I would benefit much from coaching. Already into exercise and knowing my good fats from my bad fats, I believed I had a fairly firm handle on my very busy and sometimes chaotic life. Fast forward to the end of my course and I can honestly say that Claire’s health coaching is the single most beneficial thing I have ever done for my health.
I tackled issues I didn’t realise were effecting my everyday performance, deepened my knowledge of nutrition and health as well as the body and mind. I achieved both short and long-term goals that were put in place at the onset of the course and have set myself up for a shift in behaviours that will see my future benefit forevermore. I cannot speak more highly of Claire’s coaching ability, knowledge and ‘bed side manner’. This course quite literally changed my life.
I first met Claire when I working in PR and Claire started as an account manager in the same agency. When I caught up with Claire late in 2012, I couldn’t believe the difference in her. She was absolutely radiant – she was calm, relaxed, happy. It was obvious that she’d made significant changes and I wanted to know what and how! I knew that she was the right choice for me. I have had food intolerances for a few years now but felt resigned to the fact that I would just always feel like crap. Claire took me through an elimination diet and worked with me to understand what foods were irritating me and why, but mostly, she helped on a holistic level and made me look at lifestyle, environment and food as a whole.
I can’t thank Claire enough. I feel calmer, happier and have a more positive outlook on life, not to mention a sound understanding of my body and what I’m putting into it. She’s also made me appreciate the people I love a lot more and I’m looking forward to a healthy and happy 2013 and beyond
I went to see Claire after a friend highly recommended her to me. Initially I wanted some guidance on nutrition and how to increase my energy levels, however I was pleasantly surprised at how much more our sessions gave me. Whist nutrition and learning more about what I consume was an important part of what we discussed and what I learnt, Claire opened my eyes to so many other life influences and goals I didn’t even know I had. She has a unique way of tapping into fears, passions and hesitations I didn’t realise I had and acted as an amazing support and mentor throughout my journey of discovery. She congratulated me on my wins and helped me realise where I had gone off course and how I can correct it. I still have more to achieve however am really grateful for the direction Claire has given me and the encouragement that I can do more for my mind, body and spirit. I can highly recommend her to anyone who wants to put their well-being first and make some positive changes in their life.
I initially contacted Claire in order to receive some professional advice as a health and wellness coach myself. What I received was so much more.
Claire, with her guidance and support helped me on both a professional and personal level in more ways than I could ever have imagined. After completing our work together I feel centered and strong and have peeled back the layers of self doubt that were getting in the way of achieving my goals.
Claire is an intuitive, authentic angel. Her knowledge and passion for all things relating to health and spirituality inspired and empowered me to take charge of my life
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