Kathryn, Accountant, UK

Kathryn, Accountant, UK

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When I started BGL 101, my mind was telling me not to do it! I couldn’t possibly gain anything from it! In fact – I have gained SO much! There’s so much support available from Andrea and through the Facebook Group. I’m actually looking forward to the year ahead and really feel like “I got this!”

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The full story:

I was struggling with EVERYTHING!! I had recently lost my Dad (he had been fighting cancer for nearly 5 years) so I felt chewed up, spat out, and had completely lost direction. I was questioning what I wanted from life (due to being faced with my own mortality). I was having a rough time at work.

I spent the majority of my time daydreaming about what kind of life I would like.

I was also worrying about things I’d done years ago, and what might happen in the future.

I had been following Andrea’s blog for sometime, and always found she hit the nail on the head when it came to being “triggered”. I’m in the middle of my professional accountancy qualification, and had obviously decided to take a break. That was when I saw that the BGL 101 Live program was coming up and I thought it was the perfect opportunity to take the leap and make a change.

There are two main areas that I feel I have benefited.

1. Being able to notice when I’m falling back into my old, daydreaming ways, and being able to bring my attention back to the moment.

2. Being able to notice when I’m triggered, and if I am feeding the emotion. Thus being able to stop myself from being caught up in the emotion and becoming the Wicked Witch of the West.

Andrea is really down to earth and makes the information really accessible.

The online training videos were really useful. It is really helpful to be able to pause and come back, and having Andrea explain the theories in her own language made them so much more accessible.

The group of awesome humans was really really useful!! I don’t know if it is like this on every BGL course, or if I just lucked out, but I loved everyone on the course. Everyone was just so open from the start and then that encourages you to be open too. I also found the facebook group wonderful, and found such solidarity even though we are all faced with different problems. If I was having a rough time, it was good to drop in and say “Life sucks” and everyone was like “Yeah – but keep going!”

Andreas support in the Facebook group was invaluable.

Often someone would post something that (even though may be for a different reason), would describe how I was feeling. I would always look forward to see what Andrea had to say on the matter. There are no words to describe what a difference it makes having someone so positive around.

I loved the live group coaching calls in the end. I was so nervous in the beginning, but in the end I really looked forward to them and to hear how everyone was getting on.

I am actually going to really miss these.

I found the workbooks really useful to fill in along side the videos. It made me engage with the videos rather than “mindlessly” watching them and missing the point of them.

The module resources were really great in terms or “fattening out” the theory. I am sure I will find these useful to dip into going forward too.

When I started BGL 101, my mind (now named Ned) was telling me not to do it! I couldn’t possibly gain anything from it! In fact – I have gained so much! I am still a work in progress, and I’m totally cool with that! I’ve found myself a new job, and honestly believe they wouldn’t have seen the real me had I not started BGL 101. 

There is so much support available from Andrea and through the Facebook Group.

I am actually looking forward to the year ahead and really feel like “I got this!”

If a bloody good friend asked about BGL I would say…Absolutely go for it! I think there is so much to be gained from doing the course, that even if someone was like “Hmm – but I’m ok?!” I think they could still gain so much more from it!

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Gidday, I'm Andrea

I'm a mindfulness advisor and former cynical pessimist.

I used to be an awkward, pessimistic, mediocrely happy overachiever.

Life looked good on the outside, but on the inside things were average.

I was indecisive, I didn't know what to do with my life, I self-sabotaged the hell out of my relationships.

I had a feeling I was going to keep f-ing things up for myself unless something radical changed.

The life handbrake-turn that followed over the next few years came as the result of learning what I now teach in Bloody Good Life 101. Just practical, relatable techniques without any rainbow and butterfly jibber jabber.