I am Clare Downham, ‘Your Wellbeing Guide’ of Unique Journey and I guide stressed out, anxious professionals on a unique journey to true wellbeing through one-to-one sessions, group programs, business workshops and keynotes.
Wellbeing has become a buzz word in the last few years and when you look at what is happening in the world it is easy to see why. Statistics say that stress causes or contributes to 70% of illness! In recent years, tackling this has become a priority for many businesses and individuals. The realisation that absenteeism, staff turnover and presenteeism are affecting our businesses’ bottom lines has led a search for the answer to how to reduce the stress of our workforce. This has felt even more urgent as more of our workforce have begun working from home.
But what if our attempts to manage stress and improve wellbeing were making things worse? What if, the whole basis on which we have built our stress management and wellbeing systems has been built on a misunderstanding of what is at the root cause of stress.
Whether you are seeking help for yourself or your team, my one-to-one sessions, group programs, business workshops and keynotes help people understand the truth about wellbeing; where it comes from, what is going on in your body and mind and how little we need to ‘do’ to feel better. Armed with this knowledge you will be able to take stress-management off your to-do list and be able to start doing the same for your team.
All work with me starts with a complimentary discovery session available via zoom. https://calendly.com/uniquejourney/true-wellbeing-discovery-session
One-to-one Wellbeing Sessions
Group Wellbeing Sessions
The Truth About … Wellbeing Workshops
The Truth About Stress
The Truth About Confidence
The Truth About Resilience
The Truth About Communication
Keynote - The Truth About Wellbeing
I was a Headteacher when, in March 2015, I walked out of work and never went back. A year after burning out, I resigned from my 20-year career in education and began my journey to become ‘Your Wellbeing Guide’.
For the last 4 years, I have been helping individuals and teams manage stress. Focusing on using tools and techniques like Hypnotherapy, NLP, Mindfulness and Traditional Coaching, my workshop, ‘Stress to Success Habits’ gave participants a set of tools and techniques to help them manage stress and improve wellbeing.
Over that time, I became increasingly disillusioned with this way of helping people. It seemed that ‘managing wellbeing’ was not the answer as it appeared to increase the things people needed to do. As I was having this realisation, I came upon the truth of how human experience is created which I now share with individuals and in workshops.
This understanding has transformed the way I help people both individually and in teams. My focus now is on delivering powerful sessions which help to reduce the amount people have on their minds rather than add more. In this way they are able to access True Wellbeing.
See customer reviews below!
Samantha Horn, May 2020
Clare has a very calming influence, my first session was insightful and even though we had never met before Clare made me feel completely as ease from the moment we met.
Splat training, May 2020
Hebden Bridge (online)
I've just spent an hour with the wonderful Clare Downham - Transformational Coach. My shoulders are about 2 inches lower than they were at 9am. Stuff I didn't know I had came pouring out of my eyes (I mean tears) and I've just reclaimed Splat for myself. I'd really recommend getting in touch with Clare
TM, Sep 2019
Clare was amazing. When I first went to see her I knew something was wrong, but couldn't put a name to it. With her help and skill we were able to work towards a path that helped me find clarity, purpose and get my mojo back. I could not have done this without her help and her understanding, without any form of judgement, gave me the tools i needed to learn to love myself again. Thank you Clare and I would highly recommend.
Lynn Barrett, Nov 2020
I've recently worked with Clare having had anxiety/low self esteem for years & been to various counsellors over that time. She made me understand my thoughts & feelings in such a simple way & great in between sessions sent videos for further understanding. Would really recommend Clare & her work.
Nikki Morris, Mar 2020
Leeds (in person)
I have known Clare for a couple of years now and as well as being a lovely friend, she is also great at what she does! Clare helped me so much with overwhelm and anxiety, she helped me gain clarity on how I could get myself out of overwhelm and in to calm and measured decision making. She also helped me to understand where some of my thoughts around self belief had stemmed from which continues to help me today. I would highly recommend Clare and no doubt will call upon her expertise again
Bianca Vickers, Sep 2020
I am extremely grateful for the time Clare spent delivering hypnotherapy sessions to me. Whilst I was in another country Clare made the sessions accessible via a video call. She was able to work to my schedule and made everything so easy to organise. I was a little unsure about how the sessions would go at first but Clare put me at ease and made me feel relaxed about talking to her. I was able to express everything without any judgement and complete understanding and acceptance of what was going on in my mind. It was a breath of fresh air speaking to Clare and exactly what I needed at that point in my life to help me with my mental health journey. I will be forever grateful for the time and dedication Clare took into understanding me as an individual and making me feel comfortable explaining everything to her without judgement. Clare has a lovely approach and shows care and concern throughout the process. She is available to contact whenever you need to and she checks-in to see how you're getting on even after the sessions with her are finished. Clare is a wonderful person to work with and I feel it really helped having someone who could understand what it is like coming from an educational background too.
Thank you thank you thank you for everything you have done to help me on my journey Clare. Wishing yourself and your future clients all the best
Bethany Jane, Nov 2018
Leeds (in person)
I saw Clare talking about her experiences and her work at the Huddersfield Wellfest. She came across as such a genuine, caring, positive person and I knew that she would be the person who could help me to overcome some problems I have with my self confidence.
I'm so glad I met her! I have had four sessions with Clare, working towards changing my negative thought processes and increasing my confidence. It has been a really helpful process and at the end of my treatment, I feel much more positive and able to manage with the challenges that life throws at me.
If you're feeling skeptical, go for the initial consultation and have a chat about it. I can say that it has definitely worked for me!
Sophie Regan, Jul 2020
I met Clare through an online networking event, BDN, and we booked in for a virtual 1-2-1 as we hadn’t had the opportunity to speak more closely. Last year, I suffered from a lot of anxious thoughts and in just one hour, Clare unexpectedly gave me more tools and ideas to combat those thoughts than any other professional I’ve liaised with! After a very rough day, I felt like I could take on the world again and I feel so much more in control. Huge thank you Clare! Would recommend to absolutely anyone.
Judy Parsons, Jun 2020
I had a fantastic coaching session with Clare. It was a lovely experience. Clare listened as I tried to articulate the particular issue I was struggling with and by being able to talk it through with Clare, who asked some very illuminating questions, I found a resolution and a different way of looking at things. I highly recommend Clare - she has a offers you a very unique perspective.
Ian Vogan, Dec 2018
Pontefract (in person)
Clare gave a fantastic presentation at the last business@breakfast meeting at Ackworth School. Presented with humour and an insight into her personal experiences she passed on knowledge and tips in a very easy going way. The Q & A session afterwards clearly demonstrated how engaged the audience had been. Well worth getting up for.
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