Please Go Through Everything Before Your Session
1. How do you usually work with clients?
My goal is to help you relieve stress, overwhelm and burnout. The way I do this is by being a supportive guide and resource to help you identify and reframe your limiting beliefs, give you tools and techniques to reduce stress and anxiety responses, establish sustainable work-life boundaries, and celebrate your wins (the big and the small) along the way! We will be working together in a holistic fashion so that you achieve balance, clarity and creativity in your work and daily life.
2. What can I expect from the call?
During our Burnout Breakthrough session, we’ll be analyzing where you are (mentally, emotionally & physically) right now, what your goals are for moving forward and the next step you can take to help you reach them. We’ll also be seeing if we vibe together as coach & client. In coaching I know how incredibly important it is to have a good connection and rapport, which is why this is a key element to our first call together. Even if we decide not to continue on together, I’ll still point you in the direction of resources that can help you.
3. Who is Tess Jewell-Larsen?
For a long time, I knew I was in a job I didn’t particularly like. I found it stressful, with hours all over the place, very little support, and little to no appreciation for the time and work I put in. But, it paid the bills and I liked my colleagues, so I thought, ‘It could be worse; just deal with it, Tess.’ And I did… for 7 years.
Since I was a kid, I’ve struggled with anxiety, an invisible negative force that never goes away, just managed better or worse depending on life’s circumstances. But when the pandemic hit, it all came crashing down on me and I fell to pieces. I was constantly snappy and moody with my husband, friends, colleagues… even my clients. I would fall into random—sobbing in hindsight perhaps not all that random—sobbing messes curled up on the kitchen floor, choking for breath, mind-wheeling. My relationship with my husband was fraying.
When I reached the lowest point of my burnout, after talking it through with my husband, we decided it was best for me to quit my job and try to make my way as a yoga teacher.
When I started out on my own, I dove into ways to get myself back on track: healthy and happy. I studied yoga for pelvic health, working to get my body back. I studied yoga for mental health, learning how to stop myself from reaching the same spiraling black depths. I became certified in mindfulness coaching, learning how to best catch my limiting beliefs and reframe them. I trained in Yoga Nidra and meditation, learning how to rest and heal the body from the inside out. And I started training to become a certified yoga therapist so I can better holistically support myself and my clients.
Through my own experiences with anxiety and burnout, and my years of study, along with working with others who are also struggling with similar issues, I have developed a vast toolkit of tried, tested and science-backed techniques that I know will also help you step out of your own negative cycles of stress, anxiety, and burnout.
If you’re ready to make the changes and do the work to rise above the ashes of your burnout into a life of balance, joy, creativity, and, ultimately, success, I’m here to help you thrive.
-Yoga Therapist C-IAYT [in progress]
-Certified Mindfulness Coach
-Experienced Yoga Teacher E-RYT 200
-Mental Health Aware Yoga Teacher
-Yoga Nidra and “softer-side of yoga”
-Pregnancy Yoga RPYT and Advanced Postnatal
-Yoga Teacher training in Mysore, India
Ready to get started right away? Read my article, “Be a Rebel and Love Yourself” in OM Magazine’s June 2022 edition!
Some People I’ve Worked With
“Due to a difficult period in my life, lots of stress and burnout at work, plus some problems in my personal life, this year I have struggled for the first time with anxiety, this negative, life-changing force that once you have experienced it, changes it all (for the worst).
Tess helped me in a very difficult moment, teaching me some techniques to control my body, my mind and to balance myself. It helped me so much, and still does. I learnt how to breathe, how to control the panic attacks and how to approach the situations that were causing me this feeling and it really helped me step out of my own cycle of anxiety, sadness and negativity.
I cannot recommend her enough! Thank you, Tess!!
“I first started taking part in Tess’ group sessions for Yoga Nidra. The main reason I joined was to help and support some medical conditions I have. In the last few months, I have been working one on one with Tess who has been helping coach me to deal with a lot of stress and overwhelm I’ve had in my life lately. Tess has a very calming and relaxed personality that makes you feel relaxed within minutes. She has helped me immensely to manage my stress and get my voice back in my life. I will continue to work with Tess, and join in on the weekly group Yoga Nidra sessions, because working with her has been instrumental in helping me reduce the stress and overwhelm in my life, helps me relax for the weekend and sets me up for the week ahead. If you’re looking for someone to help you manage your stress and help you through your healing journey, I highly recommend working with Tess!”
County Board Vice-Chair
“The techniques I have learned from Tess have been very beneficial, relieving my stress in my work and daily life. I’m 69 years old and try to challenge myself with new projects and volunteer opportunities. Several years ago I was elected as a county board official and am now the newly elected vice chair of our 29 member board. When I feel stressed, or have a new board responsibility that I feel unsure about, I am able to use the de-stress tools Tess has taught me on my commute to the meeting. It helps me to slow down my breathing and heart rate and thoughtfully reflect on the big picture to process possible solutions.
I also go to the gym regularly for a 30 minute high-intensity interval workout on the treadmill. When I was doing the brief bursts of intensity, I was finding that my heart rate was getting quite high. I found I can use those same de-stress tools, like the “hum” breath technique she taught me, to reduce my heart rate significantly during the intense bursts.
Tess is calm, gentle in her approach and is great at encouraging me. “