Stress Less program

Learn how to reduce and manage your stress levels, and improve your overall mood.

Do you feel like your stress or anxiety is taking over your life? And that you’re saying “Yes” to everyone else while your own needs are constantly pushed aside?

 Maybe you’re:

  • always on the verge of a meltdown
  • struggling to keep your breathing under control
  • feeling exhausted
  • feeling overwhelmed
  • overeating or emotional eating
  • experiencing tears and erratic mood swings on a regular basis
  • suffering from bloating or diarrhoea

If any of these sounds familiar, our Stress Less program is for you!

With all that fight/flight adrenaline running through you, it’s not just your mental health that’s affected. It’s also your physical health.

So if you’re having tummy issues right now, it all makes sense.

 

Rebecca and Fiona – Our Nutritionists

We’d love to help you.

The 6-week online Stress Less program introduces various strategies to help you reduce stress and anxiety, improve your energy, and support your overall physical and mental health.

We believe in a holistic approach, focusing on your stress, anxiety, and lifestyle factors and how these may affect your gut health.

Our group program provides the opportunity to learn techniques to improve your wellbeing, as well as receive support from others sharing your journey.

 

Here’s how we are going to help you reduce your stress

  • A 6-week program run in a private Facebook group by Fiona and Rebecca, our experienced nutritionists. (Fiona is also a holistic counsellor and life coach and is currently studying Mind Body Eating).
  • The Stress Less e-book which includes a workbook featuring energy and nutritional strategies.
  • The Food and Mood e-book.
  • The Strategies for Managing Emotional Eating e-book.
  • Live educational talks every Tuesday and Saturday.
  • Weekly Q&As to answer all your specific questions.

The live talks (videos) will be be available to watch in the group at any time so you can watch/or listen at your convenience. So no need to be available at any particular times. We have created this program with overwhelmed busy people in mind, it won’t take a lot of your previous time. It will however make a big difference to how you feel, if you incorporate some of the strategies into your life.

It’s time to do something for you.

It’s time to regain some control, good health and balance in your life.

Take the first step and enrol now.

 

Our next group runs from Monday 1 March 2022

 

 

“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” –


Hippocrates

This program is perfect if you’re:

  • a woman aged 18 and over (but men are also welcome)
  • tired of feeling tired all the time
  • suffering from anxiety or stress
  • always cranky or crying
  • experiencing tummy troubles
  • keen to improve your physical and mental health
  • an action taker who will commit the time to follow our strategies and methods

 This program is NOT for you if you’re:

  • under 18 years old
  • completely in control of your emotions and stress levels
  • likely to sign up and never take any action
  • looking for a personalised plan (this is a group program only).

About us: Fiona Kane and Rebecca Varcoe

Hello.

Let us introduce ourselves.

Fiona is a nutritionist, holistic counsellor and transformational life coach. And Rebecca is a nutritionist and healthy food expert.

Together, we operate Informed Health Nutritional Wellbeing.

We live and breathe all things nutrition, and regularly connect with our community by speaking about health and nutrition on the radio and in workplaces, gyms, and schools.

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Our approach to our client needs is unique. We firmly believe the body and mind work together, and focus on this connection in our programs to provide the best outcomes for our patients.

By the way, we’ve both travelled the path from uncertainty to good health ourselves. So we understand the journey you’re about to embark on, and will help you achieve your desired outcomes in a caring and professional manner.

After working with more than 1,000 clients with varying health issues, we know what works and how to get results. We don’t judge, there is no competition, and our clients are always treated with respect.

If you’re aiming to boost your physical and emotional health, we’re here to partner with you to make it happen.

Here’s some more information on Fiona’s personal journey from stroke to strength.

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Our e-book is a core part of the program, and is referred to throughout our educational live and Q&A sessions.

The contents include:

Chapter 1 – Mood and Food: Discovering the nutrients needed to regulate your mood and energy levels

Chapter 2 Self Talk: Busting the self-care myth and reviewing the (untrue) stories you’re telling yourself

Chapter 3 – Managing Stress: Understanding how stress affects your digestion and immune system

Chapter 4 – Emotional and Stress Eating: Learning to listen to your body and become a ‘natural’ eater

Chapter 5 – Energy: Reflecting on exhaustion as a status symbol and how to set boundaries

Chapter 6 – Relationships and Social Connection: Finding ways to become part of something bigger than yourself

Who is this program for?

This is is a general program aimed to help you learn skills to reduce and manage stress and anxiety, and generally improve your mood.

It’s aimed at women aged 18 and over. However men are also welcome. 

The Stress Less program provides nutritional and lifestyle tips, and gives you the opportunity to review the stories you’re currently telling yourself – and start creating new ones. 

While Fiona is a holistic counsellor, this program is not therapy, does not include one on one consultations, and is not a diagnostic course. 

If the course brings up any emotional baggage, we recommend you see a mental health professional to work through your issues in a one-on-one environment. You may choose to work with Fiona, who is available for individual consultations, or perhaps a psychologist. Talk to your GP for the best steps forward.

Who this program is not for

This program is not for treating complex and severe eating disorders and/or mental health issues. 

If you are unsure, please contact us to clarify. You can email us at info@informedhealth.com.au or phone (02) 4722 2111.

When does the program start and finish?

You’ll find the start and finish dates for our next round at the top of the page. 

We run this program regularly throughout the year, so if those dates aren’t suitable you can add yourself to the waitlist.

We’ll let you know when the next round opens for enrolment.

What will I receive when I enrol?

After your initial enrolment, you will receive confirmation of your booking. Please let us know if that isn’t the case. 

The links for the e-book and our private Facebook group will be in the confirmation email. 

The Facebook group gives you access to regular talks, Q&A sessions, general discussion, support, and information throughout the 6 weeks.

Do I need to read the e-book?

Preferably yes. The e-Book is referred to throughout the program and many of our live videos will discuss the featured content. 

So if you wish to get the most from the program, we highly recommend reading it. (We promise it’s an easy read.)

How long do I have access to the program's Facebook group?

While the program itself runs for 6 weeks, we’ll keep the Facebook group going for approximately 2 weeks following the end date. 

Afterwards, we’ll encourage you to join our bigger group.

Is there an eating plan provided in this program?
No. However, you’ll receive some dietary guidelines and advice to support both your mental and gut health.
What’s included in the Facebook Live sessions?

We’ll conduct 2  Facebook live sessions each week, normally on Tuesdays and Saturdays during the program. 

During these sessions we’ll go through the tools and strategies outlined in the e-book and answer all your questions. 

You can get involved and ask lots of questions or simply observe. It’s totally up to you. 

What if I can't watch the Live sessions?

If you can’t tune into the Facebook Live sessions, that’s okay

They’ll be saved into the group, so you can watch the replay whenever it suits you.

How much support will I receive in the program?

Every week, we’ll provide educational session on the Tuesday, followed by a Q&A session on the Saturday. The Q&A session gives you the opportunity to ask all your questions. 

We’ll also regularly check in and interact with the group to ensure everyone has all the information they need. 

Please note: As this is a group program, we won’t be providing individual therapy of any kind.

Is there an exercise component to the program?

No. We are nutritionists and aren’t qualified to give specific exercise advice. 

However, exercise is important for physical and mental health. We recommend you aim for 20 minutes of movement each day. It’s up to you whether you prefer walking, running, dancing, swimming, yoga, going to the gym, or something else. Just get that body moving.

What if I have a mental health condition?

We are not psychologists or psychiatrists, so we won’t be diagnosing or treating mental health. This program does not replace therapy, and may potentially trigger issues for people with mental health issues. 

It’s best to do a program like this if you’re already having therapy and are ready to discuss what you learn in a safe therapeutic space.

Is the program covered by Medicare?

No.

Is the program covered by health funds?

Health funds generally don’t cover online nutritional programs or telehealth video consultations. It is best to check directly with your health fund.