WE ASKED DR. HELEN JOHNSON, FOUNDER OF GODDESS ACUMEN, TO SHARE HER APPROACH TO WELLBEING…
Alongside her academic work on emotions of desistence, Helen trained as a neurolinguistic practitioner, earned a certificate in EFT and mastered hypnotherapy. At heart her true passion has always been to understand people and ideas, and so, Goddess Acumen was born…
Goddess Acumen helps women to find a sense of balance in every aspect of their lives – be that money, relationships, career, wellbeing – and to release any negative thoughts and beliefs that do not serve their purpose. Using holistic techniques such as EFT, neurolinguistic programming and personal coaching, Helen helps her clients reach their full potential.
HOW DO YOU LOOK AFTER YOUR MENTAL WELLBEING?
“I always make sure I have some sort of ‘team’ in place that is independent of my life – people like therapists, coaches, wellbeing practitioners – that I can draw from to keep me on track. This means that a) I stay emotionally healthy (like having a fitness trainer but for the mind, soul, and b) I don’t dump all my stress onto other areas of my life, or worse try to get people/things to rescue me! I might not be working with several people at once but I always have resources I can draw from.”
WHAT IS YOUR NUMBER ONE SELF-CARE TIP?
“At a bare minimum I would say it is to watch your self talk and be kinder to yourself. If you hear yourself being harsh then at the very least try to NOTICE it, even if you can’t bring yourself to correct it in the moment. Seek to be aware and speak more positively to yourself when you can. It’s WAY too easy to be an ar**hole in our own internal monologues!”
One of Helen’s favourite tools – Goddess Archetypes – comes from Jungian Psychology and is about harnessing six different aspects of our femininity and lives as women. Archetypes are ways of thinking about being human; they are templates that help us to understand our relationship to ourselves, others, and the world around us. Goddess Acumen is inspired by this.