Overcome the Overload - Coaching for Mums

Overcome the Overload – Coaching for Mums

Do you feel:

Burned out, overwhelmed or stressed out?

You are juggling too many plates – children, work, family, relationships?

Constantly drained and as though you can’t get on top of things?

Lost yourself completely?

Anxious and worried all the time?

Completely fed up as a mum and cannot be bothered?

Resentful that you are carrying the load?

Guilty about making time for yourself?

Like you are never nailing motherhood?

That you want to be happy but don’t know how to make it happen?

If you’ve answered yes to any of the above and you are now ready to feel more relaxed and thrive as a mum, then you’ve come to the right place.


Do you ever feel overwhelmed by all the possible actions you could take and end up doing nothing?

Wishing that someone would just tell you what to do to start to feel better?

Well, wonder no more.

We cannot change the stress that’s around us but beating overwhelm isn’t doing that – we need to work on ourselves.

I pulled together a typical ‘profile’ of what someone who is severely overwhelmed might be feeling/experiencing compared to someone who has overcome overwhelm and thought it might be really helpful to share.  This is by no means perfect as we are all unique, but it illustrates my ‘average’ clients profiles and can help to understand what differentiates between someone where overwhelm paralyses them and someone who is able to cope with the every day stresses of life.



Severely Overwhelmed Overcome Overwhelm
Emotional state Can be angry or sad very quickly Calm vast majority of time
Reaction to stress Erupts May react but is quick to regulate self
Ability to regulate self None Most of the time
Experiencing more serious mental health illness Yes No
Insight into why they feel the way that they do No insight Great insight
Physical symptoms of overwhelm (tension in body, heart racing, dizziness, migraines, legs like jelly, knot in stomach etc) Many physical symptoms or numb When physical symptoms arrive know how to support self and what’s going on
Energy levels Either very alert/anxious or very low/can’t get out of bed/lethargic Generally in the zone of tolerance – relaxed, able to take in information and communicate easily
Tools and technique Utilises no tools even if they are aware they have them Regularly uses tools and approaches to keep themselves well
Help and support None Accesses help and support that they have access to and utilises
Professional help None Yes when needed and preventatively
Takes responsibility for everything Yes – 100% mental load of house and life and work Takes responsibility for what they choose to and let’s go of everything else
Prioritisation Everything is of equal importantce Prioritises well
Is focussed/gets things done Busy doing but often not achieving Is focussed and get things done
Tolerance of others Poor Tolerant
Acceptance of others behaviours Critical Knows others are trying hard
Compassion to self Blames self Compassionate
Compassion to others Blames others Compassionate
Relationships Has poor relationships and communication Good relationships and communicates well
Boundaries Can’t say no Good boundaries
Priority of/investment in self Won’t prioritise their own needs and doesn’t invest time and/or money in themselves Knows the importance of meeting needs and invests regularly in themselves both in time and money


None of us are machines and an exact science – it’s likely that you’ll be somewhere in between but some of these will resonate with you.


Therapeutic coaching can help you.  With the right plans, tools and strategies, you can Overcome Overwhelm and feel much calmer and more relaxed.


Why do we feel the way we do?


There are so many reasons that we feel the way we do.  It can be down to how we’ve always behaved and we’re stuck in our approaches, beliefs and values about how the world works and how we are in that world.  It can be linked to our lifetime experiences. It can be linked to the environment we’ve grown up in or are in now. It can be because we believe we ‘should’ be doing more, achieving more, be better at.  It can be the people that surround us or the situation we are in. There’s a whole host of reasons and everyone of us is different.


My approach:

There are THREE KEY AREAS to focus on –

  • INSIGHT – Insight as to why we are reacting in the way that we do (through knowledge, input from our body such as the knot in our stomach, and pattern matching ability to how we react to situations).  These are often based on past experiences/memories/situations and is deep work to identify how we function.
  • REGULATION – How quickly we are to regulate ourselves – do we have ways to regulate ourselves when we are challenged? How can we support ourselves? Can we stop, breathe, think, compose and then REACT? Can we take a moment? How is our nervous system?
  • COMPASSION – how we’re able to actually be compassionate to ourselves about why we may have reacted in a specific way and forgiven ourselves.  We are our own worst critic and it’s often that conflict within ourselves that can be so much behind those feelings of exhaustion, burn out, anxiety, worry and fatigue.  It can leave us feeling very powerless and stuck.


This therapeutic coaching programme will make a huge difference to your life.  I will work with you intensely over 3 months to help you identify what the issues are and support you to see the changes you can make to your own life and make you accountable.

Session will be a fusion of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), Solutions Focussed Coaching, visualisations, meditations, breath work and more.  It is likely that you will be given exercises to do between sessions.

Throughout we will measure progress in your wellbeing and happiness against your goals.


What you will gain?

Calm – you will feel calmer and more relaxed from our work together

Insight – you’ll understand why you feel the way you feel, why you react to certain situation and you’ll then be able to process what’s happening in such a way that these feelings will come and go much easier

Time – feeling happier, more regulated, and calmer will give you back time meaning you’ll have time to do all the things you want to and need to do

Focus – you’ll be able to focus again on what’s important and what you want to achieve

Compassion and acceptance – you’ll notice that you’ll be much more compassionate and kinder to yourself, your kids and others

Improved relationships – you’ll notice how much better your relationships are

… and more….


“Working with Tricia has been a great experience. I feel lucky to have met someone who is so good at her role. She is so easy to talk to and I never once felt judged. The EFT itself was amazing. I still can’t believe how tapping helped me work out what my triggers where and why I react in the way I do. The insight has helped me to focus on some problem areas and see improvements. I have recommended the coaching course to friends and will continue to do so.”


What’s covered in Overcome the Overload Coaching Programme?

Each session will have a specific theme and we will explore together what the issues are so that you can gain clarity, insight and identify where you want to go.  After each session you will see improvements cascading into your life.
  • What are the symptoms you are experiencing most?
  • Why it is you feel that way?
  • What’s telling you that’s how you feel?
  • How can you tune into yourself and you emotions?
Digging deep
  • What are your beliefs and values?
  • What are the stories you are telling yourself about your role as a woman, partner (if relevant), mum, in your career/family/friendships etc?
  • What are the programmes and cycles that you want to break?
  • Where have they come from?
  • What are your past experiences and how are they showing up now?
  • What do you need to start making change?
  • What do you need to regulate you?
  • What triggers you?
  • What resources do you need?


  • Where is you want to be in your life?
  • What do you want to do more of and less of?
  • How can you be kinder to yourself? What’s that inner critic saying about you?
  • How is it you want to feel about you, your relationships, your career, motherhood?
  • Define who you want to be – how would that look and feel? How is that different to now?
  • Develop a plan together to support you to live the life you want as a woman and as a mother
  • Implement systems to help you to manage the life that you want
  • Identify what the blocks are that are stopping you?
Future proofing
  • Measure your progress over the previous weeks
  • Set clear goals over the next 1, 3 and 6 months where we will together measure your progress
  • Define a strategy to ensure that you can continue to implement and evolve your plan in the future on your own

This programme is for you if:

  • You want to feel much calmer as a mum
  • You don’t know where to start
  • You feel you don’t have time but you need to feel better
  • You have children aged between 0-16
  • You’ve had enough and are ready to look at solutions and the future rather than going over old ground
  • You prioritise your health and wellbeing



Tell me MORE


Sessions take place in my home in Edinburgh or online (Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, WhatsApp)

How many sessions and for how long:

We meet twice a month and have regular contact between sessions

& 3 follow up calls at 1 month, 3 months and 6 months post programme


£750 (payment plans available)

included is lifetime membership to the Overcome the Overload Community


Please contact me or book in here for a brief telephone consultation to ensure that this is the right programme for you.

You may also be interested in Overcome the Overload membership community.

Got a question about one to one that I’ve not answered here? Feel free to get in touch. No question is silly!

How overwhelmed are you?Take this screening tool to get an assessment

How overwhelmed and burned out are you?  This screening tool will help you to assess exactly what symptoms you are experiencing as a result of overwhelm and help you identify where your life is feeling out of balance.