Suddenly, with all this spare time on our hands, we are all discovering new things and diversifying in the best way we know how.
It’s an anxious time and uncertain if, how or when life as we knew it will resume.
But it’s also a great opportunity to embrace online learning, develop new skills, try our hands at making our own, and creating new revenue streams online.
It’s time to start creating the lifestyle and career you’ve always wanted so you can hit the ground running in the months to come.
How about taking inspiration from Carli-Louan’s story below? Your future starts now!
“CNM gave me an incredible sense of meaning and purpose”, says Carli-Louan Foster, who is now a CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine) nutritional therapy graduate.
Carli-Louan embarked on a new, holistic direction and has never looked back.
“After a Master’s Degree in Reproductive & Sexual Health Research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, I worked for a FTSE 100 company and did project work with the head of corporate social responsibility, an ex-auditor who had trained at one of the ‘Big 4’,” she says.
“Her success inspired me, so I obtained ACA qualification and worked in a series of demanding, intense roles in the financial sector.
“But my career was the start of 10 years of chronic stress and working long hours with no work-life balance. It got so bad I was at breaking point, running on adrenaline, not eating properly and experiencing chest pains.
“The turning point was when someone asked me what I wanted my legacy to be. It was a huge wake up call.
“Using exercise to help me cope with the stress, I went to an event my trainer, a CNM graduate, was running on nutrition. I was hooked. I’ve always been interested in health but at that point I was exhausted, stressed, my hair was thinning and I was struggling with acne and a hormone imbalance.
“Working with Keris and Matt transformed my health and perspective on life. I realised the damage I was doing and that I needed to fix it. I also realised I had a huge desire to help other people, but the voluntary work I’d done over the years wasn’t enough. There was no fulfilment or meaning to my life.
“I knew quite a few people who had studied or were studying with CNM so I decided to join. The clinical experience, observing and working with clients was fascinating, emotionally intense and fulfilling. It challenged me, pushed me outside of my comfort zone and gave me an incredible sense of meaning and purpose.
“I love the definition of health from Moshi Feldenkrais as ‘the ability to live your dreams’. I want my legacy to be helping other people live their dreams.
“The CNM course emphasises the need to tackle the root cause of symptoms. This was so true in my life; I needed to tackle the root cause of my stress – being in the wrong career that didn’t align to my core values.
“I feel so happy that I’m now on a path where I’m excited to get up in the morning because I can make a difference to someone’s health and wellbeing. I’m no longer stressed and miserable. I feel like a new person.
“I’ve been able use my knowledge from the course to build a good, healthy foundation for myself. More recently I’ve used this knowledge to prepare my body for having a baby and I managed to fall pregnant pretty much straight away at 37 and now have a beautiful, healthy baby girl at the end of a great pregnancy. I’m planning to specialise in female health and fertility doing what I love, which is making a positive difference in people’s lives.”
So why not do something life-changing? Improve your health, change your career and help others! Study in class or online.
CNM has a 22-year track record training successful professionals in natural therapies, including Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Health Coach & Natural Chef/Vegan Natural Chef, in class and online.
The organisation has colleges across the UK and Ireland and its Natural Chef Diploma Course is accredited by the Independent Cookery Schools Association (ICSA).