Madeleine Eames

- Psychotherapist
- Mindfulness Teacher

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on email
Share on linkedin

What Happens When You Hit Rock Bottom?

Brenda was an accomplished professional who ran a small company efficiently and successfully. She was seen as competent and respected in her community. Her friends and family relied on her to be there for them. She helped employees who were unhappy and negative, as she was seen as a positive, nice person and she felt the effects of a somewhat toxic work environment very deeply.

People called her in the evenings to talk about their problems. She felt a constant tension between her families needs and her work life. She couldn’t let anyone down as she couldn’t bear to see anyone suffer.

Brenda felt more and more unable to keep a smile on her face and felt disconnected from herself and others. There was an inner voice inside her that was getting louder. But she was ignoring it. Until she couldn’t anymore. She was desperately unhappy and often found herself curled up with Netflix or with another glass of wine in her hand.

And just wanted to fly away and live on a desert island.

Then it all crashed. She woke up one morning and simply could not get out of bed. Her body was more than depleted, it was achy, painful and would not move.

She felt like something had broken inside her.

She had been doing too much for others, for too long.

She had been people-pleasing at work and home and even for people who were downright nasty to her. 

Her body had rebelled and said ‘no more’.

The point of no return.

It was scary to move forward as the path wasn’t clear. She didn’t know who she was anymore and her family didn’t know how to help her.

There were 3 key phases I took Brenda through to rebuild her health and her life. We
worked together to uncover her beliefs that kept her trapped in the spiral of giving, to reprogram, rewire and strengthen her nervous system and light her flame again.

It took time but now Brenda has energy, the sparkle in her eye is back, and her body is strong and healthy. She had to rebuild herself again from the ground up. Her True Self.

But best of all, Brenda now gives to her circle from a full cup. She has found a bigger purpose that she throws herself into with gusto and passion and also receives so much more back in energy, excitement and satisfaction from knowing she is
doing what she loves. And guess what, family is amazed at her and benefit from her example.

If this touches you and your journey up to this point in any way, I want to tell you there is a path forward for you.


There is a way to restore your gifts, your strength and your energy, without guilt.

If you are depleted or just know there is something more for you in this life and you are looking for a path forward as a caring, deeply sensitive person, you are not alone.

Even in these times of uncertainty, we can reclaim ourselves. But it has to start from the inside…. and will soon be reflected on the outside.

In these times of physical and social isolation, if old patterns we relied on are no longer working for us, it is a sign that it’s time for a great shift.

Are you ready for a shift? Are you ready to step into something new because the old way isn’t working for your body, your health and your soul?

I would love to know. If you want to, hit reply and let me know if this resonates with you.

I’ll see you in the next email,

Lots of love to you all out there,

Madeleine

4 thoughts on “What Happens When You Hit Rock Bottom?”

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Madeleine's Most Recent Posts

When I Gave Up..

Well, “gave up” is not quite accurate.  More like.. surrendered, sunk into the dep womb belly of my life in this moment, deep into my own body.  I embodied myself.  I wish I could say it was all sunshine and rose, but of course that was not the case.  There

Read More »

Life is Patiently Waiting… This Changes Everything

This will turn everything that you have been taught on it’s head.  I want to tell you about THE most important step that often gets bypassed, that we completely overlook as valuable, and most often leads to all our problems and dissatisfaction.  It is the act of receiving. Not just

Read More »

You are Your Own Guru

If there is one thing human beings are not running short of, it’s gurus.  We have been worshipping idols from the beginning, and it’s not the worshipping itself that is problematic. In fact, it can be wonderful to find a person, character, archetype or God who embodies what resonates with

Read More »

Aging in Seasons

I was in a grocery store the other day and I was eavesdropping in on a conversation between an elderly woman and a young sales clerk. This young man listened intently to the woman and her question, and it expanded into a full conversation about her life, where she lived,

Read More »

Subscribe For Peaceful Insights

Top Posts

Want To Know The Truth About Anxiety?

Madeleine’s Archived Posts