To help yourself and others overcome pain and suffering, you must first admit you need support and knowledge about what is happening.

Emotional Nourishment is a Counselling, Training and Consultancy provider based in Barrow in Furness. Supporting individuals, businesses, and organisations to develop more understanding and knowledge about different aspects of Mental Health, Communication, Wellbeing and Trauma.

Through a compassionate, bespoke and none judgmental service, counselling and training sessions are tailored to the your needs. With the time and space to express how you feel, learning more about yourself, and how to manage and overcome emotional and physical stresses that cause internal and external conflicts, which could impact your personal and professional relationships.

Counselling

Counselling and therapy helps you to develop greater understanding and awareness, improving your wellbeing with the freedom to say what you need without judgment.

Talking about how you feel is scary, you may not even know the words to use, but do not let this put you off. Counselling and therapy can help you find the words, You do not have to be sad, scared and empty inside any longer.

It can help you learn to stop telling yourself it was your fault and you deserved it.

You can, and will be able to express how you feel without shame or guilt, having comfort in the world around you and confidence in yourself to be who your are.

Having the space and time to go into the feelings that you may avoid or be too scared to face, gaining confidence let go of trauma.

Emotional Freedom

Emotional pain comes in many forms such as abuse (Physical or Verbal abuse, Sexual abuse, Domestic violence,) from childhood that you may have witnessed or been subjected too. It can also be from constant thoughts that make you feel worthless and not good enough.

These feelings can come out as anxiety, depression, addiction, anger, thoughts you can’t control and other factors that impact on your wellbeing.

By understanding your emotions and learn to accept them, not holding on to pain from the past, allowing yourself to explore, and move though areas in your life that you may not have thought possible, you will find emotional freedom.

Connection

Connection to yourself and others is one of the most significant factors in maintaining good mental health and wellbeing. By creating a support network that can support you in difficult times, this could be friends, partners, family, and colleagues, but most importantly  ourself.

But if you don’t feel you are good enough or that others cause you emotional or physical pain, relationships become difficult and eventually destructive.

You may start to avoid relationships and use drug, alcohol, porn or sex, sport, isolation to avoid the vulnerability relationships ask for.

As you develop a closer relationship with yourself you can start to feel more confident in building relationships with others. Finding confidence to have relationships that align to your needs and boundries.

Communication

How do you communicate how you feel? Do you blame others for how you act or avoid saying what you think or feel, for fear of conflict or causing upset to yourself and others?

The more you understand about your needs, the easier it is to build a wider vocabulary to express your needs and feelings, helping other fully understand what your feelings are and why they are important to you.

Emotional communication helps you express how you feel and consider others needs, helping you find common ground.

Being able to tell others how you feel also involves listening to what others are saying, developing these skills allows you to engage in conversation without the fear of judgment and assert what you need.

Physical Awareness

As you experience trauma, emotional conflicts, intrusive thoughts, stress, depression, anxiety and trauma your body starts to hold emotional pain in its nervous system.

Developing your understanding and awareness about your body you will be able to reduce overwhelming feelings and physical sensations, giving you more control over your emotions and how you react to the internal and external world.

If his goes unmanaged or expressed for too long your body can start to hold too much and you can become overwhelmed, seeing more and more things as a threat, cause you to eat more, have illness and trouble sleeping.

This can come out as excessive exercise, drinking, alcohol, self-harm, eating, and other habits or behaviours that can seem to be part of your life but start to be ways of coping from past traumas and experiences.

Self Acceptance

Do you struggle to find what makes you feel good about yourself, or constantly tell yourself you are not good enough?

This is a normal response when you have experiences and traumas that have made you feel lesser than. This could be bullying, abusive relationships, brake ups, work or family even health.

It can also come from feeling the need to do more, create more, be more than what you are. when this feeling starts to take hold, you can start to compare yourself to other and how you are not as good.

This is never the case, you are good enough, but it takes time to accept and understand this for yourself. Self-acceptance is something that takes time to grow and must for you to truly believe in yourself.

Training

Improve your understanding and awareness of mental and physical health, communication and listening skills. Learning to support yourself and others to become more effective and comfortable in talking, managing and helping others that are displaying signs of destress.

Training ranges from 1 to 6 hours and is available online and face to face. Sessions are designed to be interactive and promote thought and ideas that help everyone develop their own ways of managing destress and wellbeing.


Consultancy

Support and understand how you can engage with your team, become more empatetic as an orgonsation and communicate with them more effectivly.

Putting your audience first allow you to develop greater understanding about how you engage them, increases productivity, reduce sickness, encourage a happier , healthier and open workplace.

We can also work with you in a crisis to support your team and help them overcome any adverse events.

About

Richard Cupid

Founder of Emotional nourishment

I have worked with individuals and groups since 2014 to improve their lives, by helping them understanding more about who they are and what helps them find nourishment. I understand how difficult it can be to ask for help and how difficult it can be to overcoming pain and suffering.

I started my career in engineering, working in operations, installing equipment etc, I then moved into project management. But there was always something niggling me that this wasn’t the right place for me, this lead to anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts, all of which have that impacted on my career, relationships and feeling about myself.

Because of this I have dedicated myself to understanding what impacts our wellbeing. This has taken me on a journey looking into aspects of food and mood, physical movement, mediation, environments and relationships.

This has become the core of the what I do.

Looking at multiple aspects of your life and the ideas or behaviours you have, helping you grow and develop, we are never set at one point and we can always shift in new ways. Therapy offers you the chance to grow in the ways you may not have thought possible.

Experience

Victim Support

Group development and facilitation – Working on Turning the Spotlight, focused on helping individuals and couples understand their behaviours, emotions and communication styles, building stronger relationships and awareness of how their actions can impact on themselves and their families.

The Well communities 

Working with people that are overceoming their addications to drugs or alcohol, helping them manage past trauma such as physical, sexual or verbal abuse.

Samaritans

I was privilaged to volunteer as Lead rainner, training new volunteers to become Samaritans. And as a Listerner, listening to people needing support during hard times in their lives including being actively suicidal, hearing voices, workplace stress, intrusive thoughts, anxiety and depression. I was also the lead trainer, training new volunteers to become Samaritans.

Qualifications

  • AIM Awards Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • AIM Awards Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Practice
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences Awareness

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Find Us

Located in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

Less than 30 minutes from Ulverston.

1 hours outside of Lancaster

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