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The Get Up And Go Guru is about working with people who have CFS / ME / CFIDS to manage their symptoms and still work towards their goals and live their life purpose.
The Get Up And Go Guru aims primarily to empower people with CFS /ME to still follow their dreams and passions, contribute to the world in ways that are important to them, and manage the illness and pain while also living a fulfilling life.
It’s about learning to work with the cards you’ve been dealt in life rather than wishing you had a different hand of cards.
As the motto says:
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain” – Vivien Greene
The Get Up And Go Guru is all about “learning to dance in the rain!”
Louise Bibby (aka Hocking) (that’s me!!) draws from her academic qualifications, counselling experience and life experience to assist clients to manage the symptoms of their CFS while also achieving their life goals and following their passions.
Having lived with a chronic illness herself for the past 20 years, Louise has experienced the many ups and downs, physical and mental, that come with CFS / ME and electrosensitivity. As well as her psychology qualifications and counselling experience, she has a deep insight into the experience of chronic pain and illness.
“For many years I ‘suffered’ from the illness I have, but I no longer view myself as a ‘sufferer’ of pain and illness. I still have both, but my experience is no longer one of suffering – not because the pain is gone or the illness is cured, but because I have learned to live my life with pain and illness.
“I’ve learned to view my life differently and especially the way I see the pain and illness I experience. They no longer define who I am or rule my life like they once did”.
“First and foremost, people with CFS are human beings, with passions, goals and desires. I want to work with people who have pain and illness so that they too no longer ‘suffer’ with the CFS they have and are no longer victims of an illness or pain. I want to work with them to reclaim their lives, regardless of pain and illness.”
You’ve heard of “Reclaim the Night”? Well The Get Up And Go Guru aims to give you a chance to Reclaim You!
“The Get Up And Go Guru came out of me pondering what to call myself on a business card when I first started consulting.
I have a first class Honours degree in Psychology … but I’m not a psychologist!
I’m a trained and experienced counsellor … but I’m not a counsellor!
I have 20 years’ experience living with CFS and electrosensitivity, and I want to help others navigate their way through this illness a bit easier than I did at times.
But what does that make me? What do I CALL myself?!
In a conversation with a friend in 2011 I joked that I thought I might just go with “Guru” on my business card. She laughed along and started throwing around variations on that theme. Then she triumphantly yelled “The Get Up And Go Guru!!”. Bingo!! Not as my job description (I’m cheeky, but not THAT arrogant!), but as my business name. It’s catchy, it’s tongue-in-cheek, it’s fun, and it’s got great energy – something I’ve searched for for years!!
And despite having CFS and limited physical energy for over 20 years, people who know me would agree that not much gets me down. I may stumble, I may fall, but nothing has kept me down yet – not illness, not pain, not heartbreak, not divorce (twice!! 🙂
If someone asked me what is the essence of me I’d say it’s my Get Up And Go attitude and my Get Up And Go spirit (well, it fits well here, so that’s what I’d say here 😉
And so The Get Up And Go Guru was born!
And now my goal is to give back to the CFS and electrosensitivity community in as big a way as I can. By blogging, by coaching, by podcasting, and anything else I can think of to make an amazing difference in people’s lives. I want to be for people with CFS now what I wish was available for me 20 years ago.”
Enjoy my blog. Stay tuned for my podcast. And Keep Smiling