More About Lizzie O’Halloran
Lizzie O’Halloran is a marriage counsellor and personal development coach, specialising in couples and mothers with young children. Lizzie has spent the past 10 years researching and studying self-esteem, health and happiness. She has presented at conferences, coached and mentored staff and worked extensively in therapy with clients and training groups to achieve healthy, happy and balanced lives.
Lizzie is a mother of 2 young girls and lives in Melbourne with her husband of 10 years. After receiving her graduate training in psychology, Lizzie gained extensive professional expertise working with a range of counselling techniques such as Neurolinguistics Programming, Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which have ensured she has an innate ability to empathise and develop rapport with clients to achieve their best results.
In addition to her counselling career, Lizzie has been working and performing in the wellness space for over 20 years. She has competed in Ballet, Callisthenics and IFBB Fitness competitions, representing Victoria and Australia in National and International Titles. She is the author of Refresh Your Life, a 30 day weight loss program which works by improving motivation to be healthy long term. In this capacity she was the Melbourne 3AW Health expert with Denis Walter and helped many live callers with personal health issues.
Lizzie is also the author of Perfect Mums – a guide for new mothers and pregnant mums-to-be. This guide has been recommended by COPE (Centre of Perinatal Excellence). It is designed to support new mothers to be mentally and physically ready for parenthood. It supports mothers to feel confident in their parenting, return to work without feeling guilty, enhance personal relationships and improve personal health and happiness too. Lizzie provides regular free talks to mothers groups across Melbourne to support them in their new journey into motherhood.
Being a Great Mother Means Looking After Your Needs Too
Being a selfless mother, does not mean ignoring your own needs. In fact, when you ignore your own health and wellbeing it becomes very difficult to be an effective and successful mother. Making your health and wellbeing a priority in motherhood gives you the strength to handle the stress that comes with parenting and juggling multiple roles and also ensures you are a positive role model for your child.
Returning to work is a critical time for mothers
When mothers return to work after maternity leave they are no longer ‘new mums’ and hence others assume they are coping well. However, most new mums returning to work will tell you they are experiencing a range of emotions which can cause significant detriment to their overall wellbeing if not addressed.
Over the years I have seen the same pattern in mothers who suffer in silence when they return to work and then spend years feeling guilty, overwhelmed, disorganised, depressed and like failures in almost every aspect of their lives as they try to be perfect mothers, partners, friends, family members and professionals. In order to support new mothers returning to work, I created The Vibrant Mum Program to empower new mothers with the self-confidence, social network, financial stability and health needed in order to be effective and happy parents, professionals, friends, family members and lovers.
To Find out more about The Vibrant Mum Program, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org