Rachel O'Connor

About me

I didn't think healing was possible for me

Hi I’m Rachel! 
Chronic illness – Ehlers Danlos, IBS, foot pain, TMJ, chronic fatigue, hypothyroid, hormonal issues, chronic constipation and fibromyalgia dimmed the light on my adult life.

Fast forward today and I live pain-free, with abundant energy, feeling healthier, happier and more vibrant than I did 20 years ago.

But just 5 short years ago I was housebound with chronic fatigue, hypothyroid and fibromyalgia and had come to the realisation that I MAY NEVER HEAL.

Even though I had been searching for 20 years for a cure for all my symptoms I became sicker and sicker. After getting my amalgam fillings refilled for my wedding day, on top of the pain, the constipation and IBS the first day of my honeymoon I started to get bone crushing exhaustion. When I returned home I tried to cope by sleeping all weekend and frequent visits to an environmental health hospital so I could keep going with my demanding career. But eventually it just wasn’t enough, exhausted and in pain I had to give up the career I had spent 16 years building!

I told myself that it would only take 3 months to get better and threw money and time into a number of expensive and harmful dead ends. And as time passed and my health got progressively worse, desperation set in and I got more and more defeated, anxious and depressed.

Three years LATER  I hit rock bottom after a death in my family. All my symptoms got worse than I ever believed they could. As horrible as it was this was the kick in the pants I needed to start to work my way out of the mess I was in.

And working my way out wasn’t easy. To start with I couldn’t see a way out.  I was so broken.

ANGRY AND ALONE

FULL OF SELF PITY

GRIEVING THE LOSS OF MY LIFE

FULL OF GUILT FOR WHAT I HAD PUT MY PARTNER THROUGH

NOT BELIEVING I WOULD EVER HEAL

OVERWHELMED BY ALL MY EMOTIONS

FRUSTRATED AND AFRAID OF MY SYMPTOMS

NOT KNOWING WHO I WAS ANYMORE

UNABLE TO SEE A WAY FORWARD – I’D TRIED EVERYTHING

My light wasn’t just dimmed. I felt like it had been completely switched off.

I prayed to God “Please help me get through this, I want to live”.

And it came to me that it was time to stop looking for other people to heal me. After years of disappointment, I needed to really own the healing process myself. And that decision led me on a process of discovery.  I was determined to be open to everything.

A friend recommended Medical Medium, and in the past I would have scoffed, but instead I read it. And I gave it a try. 

Another suggested the Biology of Belief. I read it and then started reading every book I could get my hands on that talked about healing and the mind-body connection.

And something clicked…

I FINALLY UNDERSTOOD THAT THE WAY I FELT EMOTIONALLY HAD HUGE IMPLICATIONS FOR THE WAY THAT I FELT PHYSICALLY. AND THAT MANAGING STRESS WASN’T ENOUGH – I HAD TO GET TO THE SOURCE.

So, instead of continuing to bang my head against a wall seeing the years go by, trying new eating plan after eating plan, panicked online searches and living in fear that I was missing out on something all the time I TOOK THINGS BACK TO BASICS. And a big part of my focus became looking at how I felt, my mindset and my life experiences and how those had taken their toll on my health. And I worked with people who could help me to do just that.

And as I healed my emotions and managed my emotional stress my health improved. And the process of healing my body became easier. Instead of fighting hard to get there, healing became like a gentle, meandering stroll. There were some hiccups along the way but through doing the work and showing up for myself I healed my own body. NO MORE CHRONIC FATIGUE, NO MORE PAIN, NO MORE TMJ, NO MORE CONSTIPATION.

All of the tools I learnt along the way I trained in and started to work with women who are suffering like I was: fed up with feeling sick all the time, anxious and overwhelmed, worried about the impact their health is having on their families, full of grief and regret, not seeing a way out, trying everything and watching their hard-earned careers and the life they’d worked for slip between their fingers, realising that they’ve never felt calm or safe their whole life.

Like you I battled with symptoms my whole life and worked really hard to resolve them and never really knew what would make a lasting difference to support my health recovery. 

I KNOW NOW.

Through this process I have learned and developed skills that support me to get through whatever life throws my way without undermining my health. And, I coach and mentor women just like you struggling with pain and/or fatigue (or both) and seeing no results so you can move past this period of suffering and claim the life that is rightfully yours.

Rachel O'Connor
Rachel O'Connor

About Rachel

Rachel is a coach, mentor and EFT practitioner who supports women to free themselves from fatigue and pain after she has overcome her own decades long health struggle. She uses a unique mix of modalities and her own proven process to take people from fearful to limitless with their own chronic health issues and helps them develop coping strategies for life to finally provide the conditions that their body needs to truly thrive.

Rachel has an exciting new group and 1:1 program coming for January 2023
– Power to Heal to help you to go from struggling and into thriving.

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My qualifications

✔   EFTi EFT Practitioner

✔   NLP Practitioner

✔    Integrated Energy Techniques (IET) Practitioner

✔    Bachelor Psychology

✔    Danielle Collins Face Yoga Practitioner

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