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Edwige Gilbert

Edwige Gilbert

Wellness/Stress Management Coach and Author

Wellness/Stress Management coach Edwige Gilbert is founder of New Life Directions and author of “The Fresh Start Promise: 28 Days to Total Mind, Body, Spirit Transformation.” She has worked with numerous individuals as well as groups, and specializes in combating addictive behaviors. Edwige has taught at prominent health clubs, corporations, hospitals, substance abuse centers, and industry events. Her private clients have included business and media leaders as well as mothers-to-be and adolescents. In addition to a seminar and workshop agenda, Edwige has designed multi-faceted stress management programs for corporate clients, including Citigroup, Verizon, Lehman Brothers, MTV and the Corcoran group.

Sought-after for media interviews on stress and related topics, she has been featured most recently on Lifetime TV ("The Balancing Act"), on national radio, and in American Health, Allure, Women’s Fitness and The New York Daily News, among others.

A native of Cannes, France, she now lives in West Palm Beach, Florida with her husband John. Edwige has had a lifelong interest in the powerful connections between mind, body and spirit. Her impressive list of degrees, certifications and areas of study have enabled her to build upon her natural gift of intuitive healing.

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7 Tips to maintain emotional balance and create joie de vivre…

1. Upon waking - stretch your arms above your head and declare:

  • “I am happy to be me”
  • “I welcome the world of infinite possibilities”
  • “I can. I do. I will”
  • “Victory to me… victory is mine”

2. Upon encountering difficulty - imagine in your hand the sword of fearlessness ... then walk boldly forward to meet your challenge.

3. When experiencing anxiety - gently wrap your left thumb with the fingers of your right hand. Hold for 1 minute… as you do, watch all worries melting away.

4. When desiring calmness - take a deep breath and utter the word “calm.” As you exhale, say “let go.” As you do, imagine your mind at the silent bottom of the sea without a ripple of thought to disturb its surface.

5. When desiring courage and strength - bring awareness to your belly, for this is the power center of your being. As you inhale, gather the earth’s energy and feed that powerful space.

6. When desiring change - forego the will its need to be. Engage, instead, the mind’s capacity to imagine and thus create that which you intend to be…

7. When encountering significant challenges - thank the world for the blessing of their opportunity.

Excerpts from the book “The Fresh Start Promise, 28 days to Total Mind, Body, Spirit Transformation

Edwige Gilbert, New Life Directions, www.edwigegilbert.com

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