Address: St Stephens Crescent, G73 5NA
Hi, my name is Ashleigh Malone and I am your local LAR Coach.
is Ashleigh and I am your LAR Coach for Glasgow and Central Scotland. Becoming an LAR Coach is massive achievement for me, after suffering with severe anxiety and recovering using The Linden Method. I have over ten years experience in Beauty, Spa and Holistic Therapy, I am deeply interested in all things health and wellbeing, so becoming an LAR Coach was the next step for me to go above and beyond to help as many people as I can.
My anxiety started one night in 2012; I experienced a massive panic attack. It literally came from nowhere, completely unexpected; I had never experienced anything like it. After being reassured by my husband that an ambulance wasn't necessary, as I wasn't having a heart attack or stroke, this is when I knew this was something else and that's what began my journey with anxiety.
I spent years trying out different ways of getting rid of my anxiety, nothing worked. Every road I took it just seemed to lead to dead ends. I'd endlessly search Google trying to find new therapies, remedies and self help advice. I became so knowledgeable about my anxiety that I could explain every symptom, every feeling. I was like a walking dictionary of anxiety and yet I still had no answers. The more I learnt about my anxiety, the more I realised that I had experienced high anxiety spells throughout my childhood.
I've never been one for unnecessary medication and that was something I stuck to throughout my journey with anxiety, so I tried everything else under the sun. Books, affirmations, meditation, therapies, diets, cutting out caffeine, gluten, alcohol and I think I managed to visit every 'ist' possible. The list of attempts to rid myself of anxiety was astounding and yet nothing helped me. If anything, it only ever made me feel so much worse. I'd go through spells of thinking I was normal, that everything was fine and then my symptoms would manifest into something else, another emotion.
I kept my anxiety a secret from most people, only my husband and mum knew. I was ashamed to let people know I was suffering, I'd force myself to attend social events, I'd travel for work and speak in meetings, however underneath the forced smiles I was suffering immensely. I would spend most nights in tears, worrying endlessly about my anxiety, suffering with panic attacks all night long, only to wake up the next morning and have to pretend as if everything was fine.
I was suffering so badly that I was no longer able to hide my symptoms, my family were very aware that there was something wrong and they were so desperate to help. My dad searched the Internet endlessly and that is where he came across The Linden Method. After researching and discussing, we decided that the best choice for me would be to attend the Four Day Retreat. This is where I finally began my journey to recovery.
TLM changed my life massively, and I am so pleased that I made the decision to let them help me. It was daunting but the best decision I ever made. I became aware of how much my anxiety stopped me from doing things when I had my daughter one year after TLM. I've become an LAR Coach so I can help others who were like me to become anxiety free. Recovery is so simple if you just trust in The Linden Method. If you are ready to get your life back, I would love to help, so please do get in touch.