My Wellness Toolbox – The Book

My Wellness Toolbox is an innovative and amusing guide on how author and real-life example, Alison Swift, learned to cope and overcome her crippling anxiety. Contained within the book are 26 tools Alison has collected along the highs and lows of her journey. These include: Water, Daily Self Care, NO, Gratitude, and Affirmations.  

These (largely free) tools are tried, tested and still proven daily by Alison and others, from simple everyday worriers to those dealing with serious anxiety and depression, and are discussed in each chapter in a colloquial tone that helps build an encouraging rapport between Alison and her reader. Although Alison’s toolbox may be slightly different to yours, she hopes this will be a launchpad that will propel the reader into a changed and better life. Readers who are battling with their own mental health challenges, as well as those interested in affecting a more positive outlook, will enjoy this humorous guide with its surprisingly powerful tools.

Buy the Book

Paperback - The Paperback book can be purchased directly from Alison by clicking here.

Alternatively it can be purchased from Troubador, Amazon and other popular Book retailers worldwide.

E-Book - The E-Book is available to purchase from Amazon Kindle, Apple Books and other popular E-Book retailers. Links to Amazon and Apple stores are below.

Audiobook - Thanks to the kindness of Solihull Radio there is also an Audiobook version available. This can be purchased by clicking here

Your Wellness Toolbox Coaching

As Your Wellness Toolbox coach I will motivate and encourage you to discover your very own Wellness Toolbox and start filling it with the tools that will help build your confidence to achieve your goals and enable you to live a more positive life. 

All sessions are bespoke and designed to your needs that we will discuss and agree at your first session.

Coaching is available Internationally by Phone and Skype, or face to face in the Solihull & Birmingham areas. Please contact Ali directly for more information.

Click here to contact me directly and book a 121 Coaching session.

Your Workplace Wellness Workshops 

Using my lived experiences and proven tools in the corporate workplace for over 22 years, I have designed a variety of workshops, for your employees, colleagues and teams, to help them manage and maintain their own wellbeing in the workplace.  

I will join you on away days, brown bag sessions, team meetings, events and/or 121 drop-in sessions, on-site, off-site or on-line, to encourage your team to take responsibility for their own wellbeing, start filling their very own Wellness Toolboxes and share the power tools that work for me. 

All workshops can be adapted to meet the needs of Your Workplace. 

Wellbeing Program consultancy also available. 

Click here to contact me directly if you would like to discuss this in more detail.

Reiki Therapy

I was introduced to Reiki in 2014 when I was pregnant, in my third trimester. Struggling with back and hip pain and exhausted from lack of sleep, I found it was very effective for me both physically and emotionally. Since then Reiki has continued to have such a positive impact on my wellbeing, especially throughout the emotional rollercoaster that is motherhood, that I decided to become a Reiki Practitioner, trained in Usui Reiki.

What is Reiki Therapy?

Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) means universal energy, it is an ancient, holistic and complementary therapy that originated in Japan, used for relaxation and stress reduction that also promotes healing throughout the whole body and mind. It is non-invasive and can be used alongside conventional medical treatments. Reiki can help anyone, including adults, teenagers, children and babies. You do not have to be ill to benefit from the relaxing and energising effects.

Clients have reported the following benefits of Reiki:

  • Induce a sense of relaxation and calm
  • Pain relief
  • Restore balance, including hormonal balance
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Improves sleep
  • Relief during the grieving process
  • Relief of colic, wind and constipation in babies
  • Restores a sense of wellbeing

    What does a treatment involve?

    During the treatment you can either lie down on the massage table I provide, or you may choose to sit up in a chair. You remain fully clothed throughout the treatment. Energy will flow through my hands as I place them either on or above your body in a series of hand positions. This will be around the head, shoulders, stomach and feet and other areas depending on your needs. I will work with the energy to help you release any blockages and allow the energy to flow.

    How much does a treatment cost?

    1-hour sessions (approximately 45 minutes of Reiki) start from £40.

    Click here to contact me directly and book a Reiki session.

    COVID-19 UPDATE - Please note that due to current measures and restrictions Ali is offering Distance Reiki only. This is as effective as face to face Reiki. If you would like to learn more please contact Ali directly.

    Keynote Speaker

    If you are hosting an event and would like to motivate and encourage your audience to think about how they can do something today for their own wellness and mental health, I can come and share My Wellness Toolbox and as many tools as you wish.

    Click here to contact me directly to discuss your event.