Zeenat Noorani

August 02, 2020 - 04:44 PM - 399 views
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So good morning and welcome to another show here with me. Fiona catchpowle, aka funky cyber grania on funky media radio and today I am telling you the lovely lady who is in the health wellness industry she's going to explain a little bit more about herself is the lovely Zenith noorani Good morning, CNET. Good morning, Deanna. Thank you very much. It's so wonderful to be here. Thank you. And so listen, tell me a little bit about yourself. We've asked you to come on to tell us about how you got in to the resilience well being mentoring and mindfulness and all that kind of inspirational work that you do to help people find and forge their own path in life. So how did you get started?

 Wow. So and as I work around mental health and well being it's a real passion of mine, and so I you know, I started my business off into 2017 but I think a long before that, um, I think it's my past experiences that have led me to where I am. And so I originally started off as a professional figure skater travelling the world. So completely different that that was my life, my passion. But you know what, there was so much excitement in there. But when I look back, there was also lots and lots of challenges around mental health and well being because you have all these expectations of how you need to be or how people need to perceive you as being on stage. Like being a model, I suppose.

Well, the sporting world you've got to have that resilience. How are you and I guess you're in a kind of like a permanent state of anxiety or Most really, isn't it?

Yeah, no, absolutely. And you know what? That word resilience, it gets thrown around a lot. And but it's about really understanding what that means. Because a lot of people think, Oh, I'm resilient because I keep doing the same thing over and over and over again. But it's not about that it's, you know, it's about, you know, if you look at your strengths and weaknesses, and if you don't find the right path there, then you've got to divert and think where else can you go? And I think that's what it was like in my career, is what other channels were there that if you're not succeeding one way, what other alternative routes are there? Hmm, you know, what I achieved so much in my skating career. And, you know, that took me to Spain where I was working there, and I actually stayed there for about seven years. And then you kind of hit a brick wall. And in your life where you're thinking you want more and things aren't happening to plan. Again, it's about reflecting and evaluating, you know, what is your purpose in life? What is it that you truly Really want? And I think this is learning as well, isn't it?

It's that learning process is and I think learning is the key. And people think, oh, you go school, go to university and you stop learning, you know, but I don't think learning ever stops. And you should never want to stop learning because it's part of your growth. And for me, growth is a massive part of, you know, where I am now. And I'm still growing as a person as a coach, you know, in my personal life and in my business as well. And so, going back to where I was in Spain, I eventually ended up coming back to the UK, and I ended up being a primary teacher. Oh, cool. Yeah, I was really excited. Yeah, you get to dress up, you get to be, you know, you know, still kind of the entertainment side of things. And, but it wasn't as I visioned it to be right.

And, you know, I love teaching I love for children. You know, each day is a different day. So there's lots of different challenges. And I love challenges. And I'm the type of person who takes them head on. I don't shy away from a challenge yet along the way, and as I said things didn't go to plan. And it all came down to leadership in schools and I think if you don't have the right leadership, it really can impact what you do. And your you know yourself your self care, your self love. And I found myself that I was started to hit rock bottom. And it affected me what affected my well being and my mental health. So it took me down sort of that kind of dark path, where enough was enough, and I just literally, it's a long story, so I'm not going to go into it after my mental health, which I'm not afraid to talk about and that's an important factor when it comes To what I do in my job around mental health and well being, is you have to share your vulnerabilities. Right? I waive them. It's not about making people feel sorry for you, without touching other people's pain points and saying, hang on a minute, I'm going through those same things in life. I've been affected that way. What is it that I can do? So my journey is to then inspire and help others in this same similar situation. So wheN you found yourself there as the problem school teacher, and I'm realising that actually wasn't quite the thing that you were looking for was that when you decided to train in some of these areas of expertise to

Yes, so I mean, while I was teaching, I trained as a performance life coach, because I thought, in additional skill to have while teaching to support the children, the parents and my colleagues that I worked with, so I kind of wanted to combine the two together, but unfortunately, it didn't work out that way. And Because of the mental health, I went through, and I, am I reside, I've literally just threw in the towel. And because I needed to look after myself, and I think it was, it was there that I was realising when I was going through my counselling, my therapy and all of that. And I was like, Oh my gosh, this is exactly what I want to be doing.

For other people, this is where my passion lies.

And of course, you've got the personal experience of having had those experiences those feelings, so you know, firsthand what they're going through.

Absolutely, yes. And, you know, it's those life experiences. And when I actually reflected back as well on my life when I was all the way to childhood, because that's what my counselling took me through. I was always the people person, the person that people would come to, for help in some way. And it's when you peel back those onions you realise hang on it. This is what I was meant to be doing. This is my life purpose. Hmm, Now, tell me A little bit more kind of or how we could

utilise some of the things that you're talking about here and how how would we expose our vulnerability or talk talk me through the vulnerability aspect of it.

So this is a massive thing for a lot of people and it, you know, it's the fear of looking weak, hmm. And not being in control because we are from a very young age, we are told that you don't share your vulnerabilities. You stand up strong and proud and you know, you don't cry, you don't do this. And it's been able to think about, it's hard and you think sometimes you need to ask for help to help you share those vulnerabilities. So that trust in someone which is what I did, and I, you know, when I was opening up my business because also, all of this was still going on at the same time. I have myself a coach and my coach helped me through personal issues as well as my business. And it helps you with your beliefs, which is a massive, what has a massive impact on the way you think and feel? And the way you do things in life? It helps you think, okay, if I can address those limiting beliefs, that's going to help with those vulnerabilities that I'm feeling and really knowing yourself that

you're actually helping others. When your vulnerability and you getting a bit of an echo, do you find that it's best to have like one person to speak to? So is it better to be speaking to a train professional about this kind of thing? 

I say I would certainly say yes, though, you may feel comfortable with a friend or a family member, but I suppose if they're not in that field to really draw out what's Deep within you, then you do need to seek that professional help. If it's affecting your day to day life, and it's constant, and it's impacting you, and you're changing your personality, the way you behave the way you act, which is what was happening with me. I knew that I wasn't who I used to this bubbly person, the chatty person, the outgoing person, I became very withdrawn. And I'm quite close with my mother and I can talk to about to about anything just about anything. But there are certain things that you just can't, or they just don't understand. And the mother is going to be a mother, after all, and they will always say the right thing. More or less. Moms know best. That's what I tell my children. There you go mom's neighbour. But I think sometimes you don't feel that you're going to be judged. If you speak to somebody else who's a professional.

Of course, I understand. Yes. Open. They're not going to judge you on your part. Or what you've done. They there to help you move forward.

Yeah, judgement is a is a something, I guess would hold people back from actually speaking out,

isn't it? It is. Yeah. And you know, judgement comes with your beliefs, your confidence, your self worth your self esteem. And it's about finding all these things about yourself. So it all starts with yourself. Hmm.

Now that's another word then self self care. So I noticed you put me up on using resilience to to with gay abandon, I understand what you mean. But self care is another one of those, isn't it that we just don't seem to quite get right.

No. And there's a lot of talk about it isn't myself caring for them. But when, you know, you've actually got to do something about it. And there's no magic wand. It's not going to, you know, you do something and it's not going to make you feel better straightaway. But it takes over time. It's making that conscious effort and being committed. It's like anything that you want to learn and change. And importantly, you know, I've actually just recorded my podcasts for next month, and it's about positive attitudes, the importance of it. Mm hmm. You know, it's mindset. It's like how, you know, what's your thinking? What's the negative? How do you flip all of that around?

To make sure that you're feeling empowered?

Yeah. And you said something just a second ago about taking action. It is something you you've got to be proactive, there are going to be lots of changes, and you can't just sit and watch them pass you by. You've got to be part of the process, haven't you?

Yeah, no, definitely. Absolutely. I mean, it's

like, you know, when you have something wrong with you, and the doctor gives you some medicine, that medicine is gonna cure just that bit. But for you to move forward, you need to be doing more. So for example, if you had a heart attack, yes, you have the surgery. They give you the medication, you feel better, but to truly feel great and be healthy. There are other elements to it, and only you can take action to do that, and change those habits.

And the things that we could work with, with you, you know, things that you know, the barriers and things that are holding us back. So you have strategies and things like that, that you can help us with too. Yes, purchase.

So that, I mean, there are lots and lots of structure. So we're working all sorts of different areas in terms of your well being and your health. And so, you know, for me, the main thing is if you're looking at your business, it's really about visualising your business or having that vision board. So I do, you know, master classes on how to plan your vision board, and then we talk about your belief systems, your self confidence, your challenges, so all interlinks together, and also, you know, you've got to try to do this Because, you know, if you don't try, you're not going to succeed and you're not going to get results. It's like I said, it's not a magic wand, it's not just going to happen, miraculously, it you've got to work at it, you know, self care, I look at, you know, the main areas is, you've got to have exercise and that's not mean to be a gym bunny or anything like that, but just getting some movement in your life. Yeah, sleep and food is, you know, the right type of food. And also, you know, asking for help. So in terms of how what I do is, you know, I'm an EFT practitioner and NLP practitioner, I do hypnosis, kinetic shift mindfulness. So I've got lots of tools and techniques behind me to help my clients so you can kind of pick on x if we find that one doesn't. Yeah, we can't get to grips with it. You you've got other strategies. You've got a whole toolkit, I guess. You can say, I do, I've got that tool kit in my back pocket, because one, one size doesn't fit all. And it's so true. Everybody's unique, everybody's different. And as you know, for my job, it's so important to understand the uniqueness of each individual.

Yeah, absolutely. Because we're always looking for a quick fix. And we think there's one single Golden Nugget isn't there, but there isn't and we so we do have to have this this full range of strategies to help us

and you know what, right now is such an important time with you know, the pandemic that we've had. And it's amazing, not just adults, but children as well. And young people who've been affected mentally, their mental health and mental well being and anxiety and stress that they're having that this needs to be addressed. You know, mental health is something that is opening up slowly, but not enough. We've still got a long, long way to go for it to be dressed nicely. Companies need to be putting this at the forefront.

Yes, it does.

Yeah, in the next few months, we're certainly going to see some more changes and things like that, aren't we? But listen, go. So that's very inspirational. Thank you very much for sharing that information with us. So do you have a just a couple of top tips you can leave us with that we could go off on our merry way and feel empowered to do our potentials. For example, what could you give us?

Okay, well, I'm gonna say first of all, don't be afraid. Mm hmm. Okay

fears are great because they will make you move forward. Take action, and ask for help. Okay, ask for help. Yes, there's all the other tips I could give you with breathing exercises yoga, but I think fundamentally, is you need to work on yourself and think right what is it But I want in life, how do I want my life to be? have that vision? And then think about how you're going to get there. And get yourself somebody, whether it's a coach or a therapist or counsellor, somebody to talk to?

Yeah. Well, thank you very much for that. So the big takeaway, ask for help. People can find out more about you on your website, which is Enoch noorani.com. And we will have all the details on our website as well. So I will just say thank you so much for joining me today. And I look forward to catching up with you in the future and finding out more about your work and the things that we can do to help ourselves. So thank you for joining us.

Thank you so much for having me. This is absolutely wonderful. I'm so glad I could share my story. Oh, thank you very much. Lovely to have you here. Bye.

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