Life can be overwhelming, particularly when dealing with menopause or other health issues. Symptoms such as stress, anxiety, digestive troubles, insomnia, brain fog, mood swings, and hot flashes can be exhausting. While conventional medicine is important, it may not provide a one-size-fits-all solution. Some people may prefer a more holistic approach or require additional support alongside hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to feel their best.
Over the past decade, I have studied and worked with both Western health coaching and Eastern practices such as medical qigong, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) nutrition therapy, mindfulness, and yoga nidra. By learning to connect your mind and body, you can find ways to become stronger and healthier. True health extends beyond managing symptoms.
My own journey involved chronic anxiety, insomnia, high blood pressure, and other issues. It has been a long process of self-discovery, focusing on a holistic approach that determines what works and what doesn't. The greatest joy is being able to help others reignite their energy, establish healthy lifestyle habits, and witness their transformation in ways they never thought possible.
Transformation takes time, but it brings lasting changes to your health and well-being.
It can be tough to navigate through menopause, and I understand how overwhelming it can feel. That's why I'm here to offer my holistic guidance to help you through this stage of life.
During this time, it's common to feel disconnected and uncertain, but please know that you're not alone. I'm here to support and guide you through this sacred time in your life journey. Together, we'll explore your innate wisdom and find the best path forward.
If you're interested in embarking on this journey with me, there are several options available to you. You can choose to work with me one-on-one, or you can participate in my LIVE online offerings or self-paced programs that allow you to work at your own pace and convenience. Whatever your preference, I'm here to help you every step of the way.
Clarissa holds a doctorate in neuroscience, and an honours degree in food and nutrition from London University. She is a published mindfulness author, health and wellness coach, and experienced mindfulness and qigong teacher. Clarissa's offerings reflect her extensive and varied expertise.
Clarissa teaches classes, and workshops. She is a regular speaker at conferences, on podcasts and at summits around the world. Her podcast Thriving Thru Menopause is ranked in the 2% in the UK, US and Australia
She has undertaken extensive training in holistic menopause health coaching through Burrell Education in the UK under the guidance of world-acclaimed integrative medicine practitioners.
Her Medical Qigong instruction under Dr Peter Caughey, a doctor of TCM and founder of Forest Rock Qigong, has comprised over 200 hours of study. Her training comprised movement, sound and breathwork practices along with a foundation in TCM, diagnostic skills and energy healing practices.
She has been personally mentored in women's specific Qigong with world-renowned teacher Daisy Lee and is a certified practitioner of Radiant Lotus Qigong a unique women specific practice.
Her training in food and nutrition includes diplomas in food as medicine from Monash University and Chinese Medicine Nutrition Therapy with Dr Jennifer Raye which gives her the ability to provide a holistic nutrition approach tailored to the individual and the modern world.
Clarissa studied over several years to become a certified Breathworks mindfulness teacher in Mindfulness for Stress and Mindfulness for Health. All her work adheres to the BAMBA Good Practice Guidelines
Clarissa keeps her mindfulness techniques up to date and relevant by attending annual professional development and has completed in-depth training in Compassion Therapy and Trauma Informed mindfulness practices.
She has completed her level 1 iRest Yoga Nidra teacher training under the guidance of Dr Richard Miller and incorporates these healing deep rest practices into her work with clients.
Clarissa holds a certification in AromaPoint Therapy (APT) a simple yet powerful practice that utilizes high-quality essential oils applied to specific acupuncture points. APT is especially effective in treating trauma, grief, anxiety, and emotional imbalances.