About Gillian Padgett
It was purely by accident that I discovered first-hand the vital connection between mind and body, and eventually became a therapist.
Nobody seemed to be able to fix my health problems. Traditional and complementary treatments made not the slightest difference. Then one of the health professionals handed me the business card of a counselor and suggested I see them. At the time I considered counseling to be pure self-indulgence, but I went anyway!
Over time, as the therapy worked its magic, my physical health recovered and I became fascinated by the interconnectedness of mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. I studied Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Hypnotherapy, attended two courses with Caroline Myss. I closed my interior design business and opened a private practice in Bath and Bristol in England.
My clients included victims of serious crime and when I realized that they became re-traumatised by pure talk therapy I began to study stress to find ways to relieve stress, and offered “short term therapy for stress related problems”.
Since then, Stress, Burnout and Trauma – Relief, Recovery and Resilience - have been the focus of my work.
To follow my passion and help my clients, I’ve become a lifetime student of mental and emotional health and keep up-to-date with research and development in the ever growing field of stress, and mind body health and healing - always seeking practical and effective ways to transform stress, burnout and trauma into inner peace, vitality and harmony.
We all go through stressful times and I am no exception. Childhood trauma and a recent car accident are just two issues that I’ve had to deal with. After the car accident I was able to work my way through paralyzing fear and flashbacks, which felt empowering once I was out the other side!
I am a Certified Professional Member of the International Stress Management Association (UK). Trained to work with Victims of Crime and Families of Murder Victims, I am a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), a Certified Hypnotherapist (British Hypnosis Research and National Guild of Hypnotists US andCanada), and a Reiki Master.
For around thirty years, in the UK and Canada, I have specialized in stress, working in private practice, within GP medical offices, natural health clinics and for corporate clients – supporting people through stress to wellbeing - one step and one person at a time.
I feel incredibly lucky to have such deeply satisfying work and I am so very grateful to my clients for trusting me to help them get their lives back from stress with renewed energy and vitality.
I have written three books on stress and trauma:
Stress Wisdom – The Holistic Approach to Stress
Let Stress Heal Your Life – Uncover Your Amazing Capacity to Thrive
From Trauma to Tranquility – A Guide to Inner Peace
Stress Wisdom Solutions™ is a holistic stress management method that I have created..
Having travelled widely, I now live in Canada. I love being immersed in nature walking with Zephyr, my dog, reading, sketching, and spending time with family and friends.
I'd love to meet YOU.
Gillian Padgett, MISMA, MNLP, CHT