Endometriosis and Me : Helen’s Story

The following article was written by Helen Taylor and originally posted on the InsideOut Wellness Centre website. Helen has worked closely with RHG partners Kate Morris-Bates and Mandy Laing, from InsideOut, who have provided ongoing support, including acupuncture, coaching and nutrition therapy.

 

Helen Taylor first started her wellness journey in November 2017. She came to us after the loss of her precious Ivy-Rose; a baby girl who was tragically still born after 20 week of pregnancy. As if this was not enough she has been through multiple miscarriages over the years, and suffers from severe endometriosis.

Helen is a courageous lady who wanted us to tell her story to inspire other women to take their self-care seriously, whatever their situation. She believes that making her self-care a priority has been the key to her recovery. And a new way to Thrive.

We invite you to Read and Watch Helen’s story told in her words.

Helen’s Story

I first started working with Kate not long after I lost my baby girl, Ivy-Rose. Even though I had lost pregnancies before, this one was the one which took a chunk of my heart, soul, hope and happiness away. I needed some coaching support to help me cope. Just survive really.

I suffer with Endometriosis and I truly believe this is the root cause of my fertility problems.

My symptoms were sleep problems, lots of waking in the night, being overweight. Feeling low, and not at all myself. I felt like I had lost my way.

Coaching

Kate is a beautiful, very insightful, compassionate and giving soul. She will stretch you into the depths of yourself and bring you back to centre. She will help you take ownership of what ever area of your life you want to resolve, and take to a whole new level.

Kate supported me through a trauma in my life when I could not think straight, guiding me by giving me the tools to move forward in a more positive way. I’m feeling balanced again after so long. I feel very blessed to have met her.

Watch this video which I filmed with during National Endometriosis Awareness Week (March 2019) about my experiences. And the advice I would give to fellow sufferers. This film was shot with Kate (founder, wellness coach and holistic therapist) and took place in the beautiful wellness space of InsideOut Wellness Centre, Mold.

Acupuncture

After my coaching sessions with Kate, she advised me to try Acupuncture with Mandy Laing to start a more physical approach to balancing my mind, body and spirit.

Mandy listened to my story and focused on treating my spiritual wellness over the weeks. Balancing me. I have become more myself, more positive, more confident.

Happier than I ever thought I would.

I remember my very first treatment, Mandy put a needle in my back and it felt like she had turned up the “happiness dial” inside me.

My sleep is better and I feel stronger and able to think of other things. Like losing weight, eating healthy exercising, thinking of myself and my self care.

It is amazing how quickly I found the effects working for me it was instant for me.

I find the 5-Elements treatment fascinating and so effective and recommend it to everyone and Mandy as a therapist.

I have enjoyed learning about the treatment that I have been receiving from Mandy. She is a beautiful soul ,caring, supportive and really knows her stuff.

I still have treatment with Mandy on a monthly basis and always will just for me and my self care.

I can’t thank Mandy enough for what she knows. I’m overwhelmed and grateful to have found her and to be treated by her.

Timeline Therapy

I also found the Timline therapy I had with Ruth Dive amazingly powerful as a way of working with my unconscious mind to heal my emotional traumas. It also helped me get rid of unwanted thoughts and emotions. Self-sabotage with the occasional cigarette when I was feeling down. One session with Ruth cleared me of this unwanted habit.

I would recommend this therapy to anyone who feels they are bogged down in past memories, or have unwanted habits. Ruth is an amazing practitioner.

Nutrition Therapy

And finally, perhaps the biggest noticeable positive change to my endometriosis has been changing my diet and my relationship with food.

I used to be a sugar monster. Comfort eating refined sugary foods and beige carbs. The weight had piled on. Following Kate’s advice and with the support of the team at InsideOut, I started working with a nutrition coach to help me change my poor eating habits.

2 stone in 2 months has slipped off me, without really trying. I cut out refined sugar overnight, started eating proper foods in proper quantities. My periods, which used to cripple me have smoothed out, I didn’t even know I was coming on. If you are an endometriosis sufferer, you will know what an amazing thing this is.

However, the key thing is, I had to be ready to address my eating habits. 12 months ago I would not have entertained the thought; sugar was a comfort reflex. I needed to do all the other things I had done with the InsideOut team before I was ready to work with the nutrition coach.

I feel better now than I have ever felt in my life, and I look and feel my best self.

It’s a funny thing – when you concentrate on self-healing and not on your weight, how easy it is to lose.

Helping Others

I am now ready to reach out and start supporting others with their endometriosis journey. So, I’m starting a private Facebook Endometriosis Support Group through the InsideOut page. Just so we can talk and support one another in a safe space. You can find the link here.

If you want support with managing your endometriosis or other fertility issues, I would have no hesitation in recommending Kate and the whole team at InsideOut.

Much love, with warmth and light, Helen x