About Bridget Edwards – Stress Expert | Author | Speaker 2016-12-22T12:37:48+00:00

Bridget Edwards | Author | Therapist | Wellness CoachAbout Bridget Edwards

Welcome, Namaste, Sawubona my name is Bridget Edwards, and I’m a Stress Expert, Author and Speaker.

I am passionate about helping people overcome their emotional obstacles and personal challenges. I do so through speaking engagements, training (workshops), and private consultations either in person or via Skype.

I am an Emotional Change Catalyst, trained Hospice Caregiver, natural empath, author, speaker and trainer.  I’ve authored two self-help programs, Anger gone! How to Easily Defeat Anger, and Stress Gone! How to Identify and Reduce Stress Easily.  I continue to write self help programs to assist people in dealing with their personal obstacles.

In 2007 I discovered Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), also known as Tapping, and immediately started using it in client consultations with astonishing effectiveness.  No matter what emotional complexity I’m presented with, clients benefit with impressive results from utilising EFT.

Today, the focus of my therapy practise includes Anger Management, Trauma Counselling, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Stress Management, Fears and Phobias, Depression, Grief and Loss.

As the quintessential ‘student of life’ I’ve continued to educate myself over the past 25 years, studying a variety of complimentary healing modalities, metaphysics, meditation and nature conservation too.  This provides me with a unique skill set, and a holistic approach to my work as a Stress Expert. Personal development is also important to me, and I don’t think I will ever stop learning, growing and evolving.

Aside from my therapy work, I’ve lived outside the proverbial box and pushed many personal but adventurous boundaries. I’ve  successfully completed Comrades (89kms) and Two Oceans (56kms) ultra marathons, several standard (42kms) and half marathons (21kms), several Argus Cycle races (109kms), and summited Mt Kilimanjaro twice (the highest mountain on the African continent) – see pictures below. I’ve also successfully conquered Fire Walking too (walking barefoot over a bed of hot coals). A deeply challenging, but highly rewarding experience that I’m grateful to have accomplished. Playing with fire is not something anyone takes lightly.

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A Glimpse of my Travels through Africa, India and Camino

I’ve also been privileged to travel extensively, and enjoyed exposure to numerous cultures across the globe which has been an enriching and deeply rewarding experience.  One of my favourite travel adventures was an overland trip from South Africa through 11 Eastern and Northern African countries, with an old series III Land Rover as our ‘home-on-wheels’ for 10 months.

Other travel adventures include meditating in various Ashrams around India, and walking approx 1,000kms along three ancient pilgrim routes in northern Spain, commonly known as the Camino Francés.

While walking the Camino I stumbled across possibly the only English text in entire Spanish countryside. Written in chalk on an old vehicle ‘leaf spring’ but strategically placed in a secluded shady grove along with a neatly decorated table complete with tea, coffee, biscuits and fruit.  I was completely alone, and felt this message was just for me!  Enjoying the generous offerings, and taking a much needed respite from the unrelenting Spanish heat, I sat quietly absorbing the now ‘haunting’ text, ‘Trust Truth, Truth Trust”.  In the moment I felt a definitive impact, but took the meaning rather too literally.  Little did I know, in time and years later, the deeper meaning would reveal itself, and as if a ‘constant companion’ it would pop up repeatedly when I least expected…

Hard-Hitting Truth

Sounds like I’ve lived a glorious lifestyle, but in truth my life hasn’t been a bed of roses; family tragedies, personal traumas, fatal illness with subsequent financial loss and difficulties have all taken their toll.  In spiritual terms, ‘the dark night of the soul’ has been a harrowing experience, and tough space to navigate, particularly alone.  I’ve had to dig really deep to understand myself, to keep myself together while searching frantically for answers.  Naturally, I repeatedly questioned the meaning of life, and in doing so experienced every emotion under the sun; what a roller coaster ride!  Searching for meaning, or Spiritual Enlightenment as some call it, is not easy, in fact please do everything you can to avoid it!  Truth ain’t pretty.  Truth can be blatant, harsh and unrelenting.  Truth hurts and cuts to the core.  Truth makes one question everything including beliefs, perceptions, attachments, emotions, labels, the past, present and future, even ‘reality’ etc … “Trust Truth, Truth Trust” hasn’t been an easy, nor pleasant teacher but life is certainly making way more sense.

Writing and Inspiration

It was during my darkest hours, and in the depths of despair, that I discovered the ability to write, and haven’t stopped writing since.  I’ve been astounded by these innate discoveries on this rocky journey.  A tiny inspiration that has remained dangling like a carrot is the word “impossible”, which actually means “I’m Possible” has lead me to question “what else is possible”?  These simple words continue to inspire, motivate and drive me to constantly explore inwards, onwards and upwards.

Without doubt, both my exhilarating experiences and equally traumatic ‘depths of despair’ have taught me valuable lessons, life skills and brightly coloured the canvas of my life, shaping who I am today.  This has enabled me to comfortably work with people of all walks of life, and with all kinds of emotional issues they present me with – in most cases, I’ve been there and earned the proverbial T-shirt of experience first hand, and not from some University text book or a Professor’s postulated theory!  Life has been my greatest teacher.  I truly love helping people to better themselves, and there is nothing more rewarding than seeing clients literally transform before my eyes.

And, Here I Am …

Today, I love and cherish all that is simple and natural; the outdoors and calls of the wild, birding, vegetarian food, meditation, sun gazing and walking barefoot in beautiful peaceful surroundings, and of course natural, authentic and sustainable systems of health and well being.

More than living a simple, calm and peaceful lifestyle, I am truly blessed to do what I love doing … my passion and purpose is ALL about my Stress Gone! work;  be it speaking engagements , private 1-on-1 counselling, facilitating workshops, or even interviews … I love my #StressGone! work.

There is nothing more gratifying than witnessing the positive shifts and changes in a client’s face once they’ve shed an overwhelming, stressful or painful emotional burden of the past … that look is priceless, and one I’m grateful to see so often in my line of work.

Let’s Get in Touch…

Now that you know more about me, perhaps you’d like to work with me.  If so, please take the opportunity to Get in Touch.  Let’s work together to overcome those issues, fears, worries or troubles that are possible obstacles in the way of you reaching your magnificence. After all, you were born to succeed, and owe it to yourself to become the best whilst making the most of this lifetime!  Let me help you achieve that and more …

I am here to serve by helping you reduce your stress related issues … let’s chat!

Thank you for visiting my website,

Blessings always!

Bridget Edwards #StressGone signature

Bridget Edwards’ current Biography is available here

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