Welcome to my website.
My name is Sarah Wray and my passion is mental and emotional well-being; to help people – whether individuals or within schools and organisations – to enhance their own well-being; to thrive not just survive!
We will all see times when our well-being is flourishing and then times when we struggle, some of us more than others. Well-being affects every part of our lives, including our work or education. We cannot always avoid mental ill health, but we can be better prepared to deal with it.
Our inner state impacts on the way we experience the world and how we live; when our well-being is good, we feel happier and healthy; we feel and function better personally, socially and professionally.
We can all help ourselves to have better well-being; whether there is a specific issue that is holding us back, and we are ready to deal with; or to build resilience to handle the stresses of life better on a daily basis and support us when life throws us a curve-ball!
At times we have no control over things that happen, but we have total control over how we handle it – having the tools to choose how we handle things is so empowering.
We all deserve to live in the best way we can.
"You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf"
My interest has always been people; having been a primary school teacher for nearly twenty years, ten of those as a senior leader and finally headship, I have been privileged to be part of the lives of many children, families, colleagues and communities.
My journey into holistic health and well-being began in 2014 as a way of looking after my own well-being and that of my family. I had meditated since the age of eighteen and was increasing fascinated to learn more about self-development; how we can look after our own mental health and increase our resilience and well-being.
Seeing the positive impact it has had for me and my family, I decided in 2018 to leave teaching and Live Well Consultancy was established. I truly believe in the difference we can make to our lives through developing increased awareness, liberating ourselves from limiting habits, building our resilience and life balance, and proactively looking after our well-being.
Over the years I have gained relevant professional qualifications, including Clinical Hypnotherapy with an Anxiety Specialism, Emotional Freedom Technique Trainer and Practitioner, Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher, Reiki Practitioner, Mental Health First Aider. I am an eternal student and am continually training, and avidly read books and research.
I live in Sheffield and taught in the South Yorkshire region.
I now work with schools throughout Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and nationally.
"Change the way you look at things and the things you look at will change"
Sarah’s passion is mental and emotional well-being; to help people to thrive not just survive!
Sarah speaks with enthusiasm, energy and passion with the aim of high engagement and thinking. She blends the delivery of knowledge, current research and thinking with personal insight, real-life experience and humour.
Sharing her own story, Sarah demonstrates the difference we can make to our lives through increased self-awareness, liberating ourselves from limiting beliefs and habits, and proactively looking after our well-being. She inspires and empowers people to reflect and build new and increased insights and perspectives, and develop the power of positive mindset and resilience.
Having worked and led in schools for twenty years, Sarah brings her experience of developing both staff and children’s well-being as a priority alongside her own journey into holistic health and well-being as a way of looking after her
own mental health and that of her family.