Former paramedic continues to help
AFTER working as a paramedic for 10 years, Jaclyn Meier has seen the devastating effects of an unhealthy mind and body.
Jaclyn's experiences have spurred her on to become the latest Healthy Active Ambassador for Gladstone Regional Council's Healthy Active Gladstone program.
Now a holistic life coach, Jaclyn is enthusiastically tackling her new community role by spreading the word about keeping the body and mind healthy and active.
She has big things planned on a local level, including hosting three free information presentations at Yaralla Sports Club on November 15, 17 and 19, teaching people how to meditate, and is offering her services to talk to groups at meetings or functions.
With long-term plans to introduce mindfulness education and organise a research project on the benefits of meditation in schools across Australia, Jaclyn realises she is only at the beginning of this project – a project which would benefit greatly from the assistance of a team.
As a Healthy Active Ambassador, Jaclyn plans to educate the Gladstone community on simple stress management practices and personal goal setting, which she says will improve health and happiness, decrease stress levels, increase confidence, enable people to become more relaxed and have a calm nature.
“Exercising your mind helps you to focus,” Jaclyn said.
“Your attention in the present moment is closer to 100 per cent, which means you are less likely to suffer from illness and injury.”
Studying Holistic Human Development and massage among other alternative therapies, Jaclyn has found that, although the treatments were very subtle, they are extremely effective for long-term results and benefits.