Back to Light and Laughter
a transformative programme for women who are longing to overcome depression
Back to light and laughter
a transformative programme for women who are longing to overcome depression naturally
What is Back to Light and Laughter?
Back to Light and Laughter is my one-to-one online programme for women who have truly had enough of the darkness and pain that come from living with depression.
It is based on my 3 step method that really tackles mental health from as many angles as possible. That’s what has worked for me and what is working for my clients. It’s one-to-one, just you and me.
My 3 steps
1. Assess the causes
Uncover physical root causes with assessments and lab tests that help explain why you feel the way you do.
2. Support the brain
Support your brain and overall health through nutrition, movement, relaxation and sleep.
3. Nurture the mind
Learn how to deal with negative thoughts, reconnect with joy and passion, and develop a positive mindset.
Who it's for
Together, we'll do all we can so that you
Together, we'll do all we can so that you
Why listen to me?
Having suffered from depression once myself, I know the pain of just trying to get through each day. But I also know that you can indeed fully recover.
Now a qualified nutritionist and positive psychology coach, it’s my mission to help other women overcome depression too. With Back to Light and Laughter I want to offer the kind of support that I myself was longing for in my own times of darkness.
And if you decide to work with me, you’ll get a coach who’s authentic, good at offering pearls of wisdom, and who well and truly believes in the power of hope.
This is what you'll get
Right at the start of the programme, you’ll complete and send off laboratory tests to investigate physical root causes of your symptoms. These will check your gut health, your digestion, thyroid health, nutritional deficiencies, neurotransmitters and more. Test, don’t guess!
I will also send you a detailed health questionnaire and food diary to complete. Again, this is to get as good a picture of your health and life story as possible.
Our first meeting will last 1 1/2h and will be all about your health, your story, and your goal for our work together. We will review your health questionnaire together, and I will take time to truly listen to you and try to understand you as a person as best as possible.
Underneath the dark veil of depression lies a unique and whole individual with unmet needs and wishes after all!
Together, we will then come up with an initial plan-of-action so that you can leave the first consultation with something new for you to try- whether we’re taking small steps or big steps will entirely depend on you.
Whichever way, your healing journey can begin!
We’ll also get you set up on a wonderful online client management platform where we’ll store all your forms, tasks and my recommendations.
Following our initial consultation, we will have 11 1 hour long coaching calls either via video chat or via phone if you prefer. These calls will either be weekly or every two weeks – you choose what’s right for you.
Back to Light and Laughter is tailored to your unique needs, so what we focus on during each session depends on what is best for you. You can be in charge and set the direction as much as you like.
I will coach you using positive psychology tools and empower you to take action towards greater happiness. We will keep reviewing your progress and make sure you’re on track to your desired goals (and figure them out first if needed too!). Simply having somebody check in with you once a week and holding you accountable can be extremely powerful and a real game-changer.
Based on your needs and test results, I will advise you on the best foods, supplements and other natural remedies all with the aim to support your brain health as well as your overall health. (In my work with clients we also address any other symptoms not directly related to mental health.)
You’ll also have my full email support between sessions from Monday-Friday. If you’d like me to just simply check up on your progress every few days, then just let me know. I’ll be there to support you 100%.
Based on where you are in your healing journey, I will send you worksheets that will help you to discover more about yourself and about what you need to thrive in life.
Most importantly of all, our time working together will give you the chance to truly commit to greater wellbeing, to really focus on getting better and to do so with a 100% caring and supportive coach. I know how unbelievably painful depression can be and I’m fully committed to helping you feel better.
Here's what others have said
I would definitely recommend Claudia’s programme. Not only have I beaten depression but also become a more positive and energised person. The tests were really worthwhile, and I particularly liked the weekly contact and tasks we always agreed on. For the result I’ve got it’s worth every penny.
Every woman should know about this programme.
In a nutshell, as a coach I help you to get from where you are to where you want to be. It’s about helping you to grow and to learn, rather than teaching you how to do something a certain way. Coaching is very much about taking action and moving forward.
As a coach, I also wholeheartedly believe that you’re already whole, creative and resourceful. You’ve got all or certainly a lot of the answers within you, but particularly when you’re dealing with depression, it can be hard to access those answers. I’ll help you to find that inner voice and to be your best again.
There are some similarities, but coaching differs quite a bit from counselling. As a coach (and nutritionist), we won’t spend a lot of time going over things that have happened in your past. We will certainly take them into account and you can always talk to me about things that have happened to you, but my role is not to help you “sort them out”.
Counselling is often about processing what happened in the past. Coaching, on the other hand, is all about what you can do in the here and now to get you to where you want to be in the future.
You can absolutely do my programme alongside counselling and I’m very happy to collaborate.
If you think that your current mental health problems are mostly trauma related, then my programme might not be the best choice for you.
Positive psychology is the scientific study of human thriving. Rather than focusing on what makes humans ill, it looks at the many factors that help individuals lead meaningful and rich lives. It’s often described as “the science of happiness”. I love it!
Occasionally I recommend a different set of tests depending on your symptoms, but usually they include a stool test, a thyroid test and a urinary organic acids test. All these tests are run by independent laboratories and give a great insight into what is happening inside your body on a functional level. These tests look at things such as your gut health, your microbiome and your digestive function. We also look at your thyroid function, and check for nutritional deficiencies, your metabolic rate, your energy and your neurotransmitter production.
Depression can stem from imbalances in other parts of your body and by using these tests we can help identify why you feel the way you do. Most importantly, we can then try to address these root causes with the aim of you feeling better quite quickly. It’s fascinating!
This will vary depending on the tasks you’ve set yourself. Sometimes it might just be an hour here and there per week, other times you might want to commit to an hour or more every day to work on your wellbeing. It really varies and ultimately is completely down to you. You set the pace. This programme is about your wellbeing, and that’s something that never wants to be forgotten about.
In my experience it works incredibly well. My clients often tell me how convenient this way of working together actually is. And if you don’t fancy seeing yourself on video, then we can also run our sessions via the phone. Again, this works really well too, and a lot of my clients actually prefer it that way!
Depression and anxiety often come as a pair. I’ve had quite a few clients for whom anxiety was probably the more troubling issue, and we were able to calm down the nervous system and find better ways of dealing with all those unwanted thoughts and feelings. So yes, I also deal with anxiety.
I created the Back to Light and Laughter with one goal only: to help you feel better. If you repeatedly find that you cannot stick to the tasks you’ve set yourself, then we’ll reassess them. We’ll make sure they are truly aligned with your deepest desires. We’ll make sure that they’re feasible. And I’ll increase my support and role as an accountability buddy for you, if that’s what might make the difference.
This programme won’t finish with a pass or fail grade at the end. The whole aim is for you to feel healthier and happier. We will work towards that in whichever way is best for you.
I can’t guarantee a particular outcome. The programme is something that is very much about something that you and I do together. By that I mean that I will do my part, but you’ll need to do your part as well. Supplements and other natural remedies are not the answer alone, neither are the tests. They are all tools.
As you might be able to imagine, making lifestyle changes often lead to the biggest improvements to your health and sense of wellbeing. And that behaviour change can be hard but that’s also where I’ll be your true support and cheerleader.
In my experience, the clients that do really well are the ones that put in the effort. They are truly committed to the programme but more importantly they are truly committed to getting better. They will try lots of different things and won’t give up. It’s all about taking action.
back to light and laughter
Functional testing worth £650
12 coaching sessions
Full email support Mon - Fri
Workbooks and exercises
Ready to head back to light and laughter?
If you’ve truly had enough of suffering from low moods and fatigue, and you feel ready to your time and energy on your health and happiness, then I’d invite you to arrange a free phone call with me.
Let’s talk for half an hour and see whether my programme might be right for you. I look forward to hearing from you!