Your sleep quality is poor, you often wake in the early hours of the morning and find yourself cycling through all of your potential worries.
Do any of these sound familiar?
If so, you’re in the right place!
How would your life change for the better if you could finally gain control over your stress levels, prevent the burnout cycle and stabilise your energy levels, and what impact would that have on your health, career, relationships and well-being?
How much easier would life be if you had a set of tools and techniques you could use to reduce your stress levels, calm your emotional state and quieten your mind chatter? And how different would life look in the future if you had those ‘tools for life’ for life?
And how much more straightforward would the whole journey be if I mentored you through this process, helping you to avoid the pitfalls, so that you could put your energy and focus in just the right areas, transforming your experience over the next 90 days?
Introducing, The Influence Programme
The 90 day health and life rebalancing programme.
- The Influence programme was designed with the specific purpose of significantly reducing your stress leves, preventing burnout and increasing resilience…
- And then providing you with the tools, techniques and the training you’ll need in order to keep yourself in balance into the future…
- I personally mentor everyone taking part in the programme, so that you can get the personalised help and accountability you’ll need on this life changing programme.
“Initially I started working with Russell as a result of an ongoing health condition, however, as well as helping me through that, fairly quickly our work together evolved to encompass far wider issues than my health. I have worked with him over a period of time and have found our work around my career and ways of working absolutely invaluable.
Russell has helped me get a crucial sense of perspective around work issues that can otherwise be stressful and suck up valuable time and energy. He has taught me an effective set of tools that have become a very helpful part of my life, and together we have devised strategies for me to cope with the pressures that come along with doing a demanding role in a busy corporate environment.
He helps me evaluate my reactions to situations, prepare for challenges and difficult conversations. I find our sessions immensely beneficial, way more fun than I ever expected and they undoubtedly make me feel more confident and able to do a demanding role well.”
London – UK
Let’s just imagine for a moment!
- Imagine how different you’d feel if you could take life’s challenges in your stride, remain calm and collected even when the external pressure is high.
- Imagine being able to go home at night and let go of thoughts of work, be present for your partner or family and finally feel the appreciation for all the good things in your life.
- Imagine being able to sleep soundly at night and wake in the morning feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day’s challenges.
A brief history
I worked for many years with people who’d gone further down this road. People who’d Burnt out, hit the wall, had Adrenal Fatigue, Chronic Fatigue, Post Viral fatigue. There are many different names, but they’re all quite similar conditions. It’s literally like the trip switch blows.
And when that happens, symptoms go to another level, like not even being able to walk up the street, let alone get to work. A lot of these people, before finding me, had tried just about everything out there to try to recover. When things go to this level, these conditions are known as being some of the hardest to treat.
Even doctors don’t really know how to deal with these issues, that’s why I found myself working with a number of medical doctors and helping them to recover from similar stress related conditions – so I became the go-to expert on stress, burnout, etc…
Over the years I worked with hundreds of people in varying states of stress and burnout and noticed some consistencies. These were always similar personality types. I found I was dealing with intelligent, creative, ambitious, people with lots of activity in the mind, they were analytical in their nature, often with some form of perfectionist pattern in place.
These people, before “the crash”, were often high achieving, high performing, busy professionals trying to deal with all of the pressures that come along with that territory.
Avoiding the hole!
The reason I had success where so many others didn’t was in my unique combined approach. I’ve found that we need to address these issues from a number of different angles – The P.E.P. Approach™.
My focus over more recent years has been on helping people to avoid these types of issues. When things get to the level that I’ve just described, it takes a lot of work to bring things back into balance.
It’s a bit like coming across a hole at the side of the road, it’s far easier if you notice it and take steps to avoid it, rather than fall in head first and then have to build yourself a ladder to get back out!
Whatever level I’m working with, I still use the same approach, because it just works. The beauty of learning a set of tools that you can use in this area – is that you’ve then got them for life! Tools for life, for life.
So, what is the P.E.P. Approach?
P.E.P. = Physical, Emotional, Psychological
The P.E.P. Approach, is the method that I teach within the Influence Programme. It’s a training where you learn an effective set of stress reduction tools that are focused in the 3 key areas – Physical, Emotional & Psychological.
When we focus in these 3 key areas there is a synergistic effect that takes place, each area supports and positively influences the others, making the process of change more consistent, easier to achieve and maintain.
Through consistent use of the tools, you are able to release built-up stress from the system, whilst also significantly reducing the amount of stress chemistry produced on a daily basis.
The positive effects of learning and applying this approach can be felt in every area of life, Health, Relationships, Career, Wellbeing etc…
Let’s take a closer look at those 3 key areas!
Within the physical element of the approach we learn to use some simple but powerful physical techniques to release built up stress from the system. These tools and techniques are efficient ways of initiating a relaxation response, so you can actually do something that helps when you’re experiencing that stressed-out feeling.
Within the emotional element of the approach we learn to apply a technique that efficiently releases the charge behind emotional issues. This technique is quick to apply and has a processing effect on the issue in hand, so you can get a real sense of relief from whatever is bothering you at the time.
Within the Psychological element of the approach we learn a process designed to retrain the mind into a healthier state. With consistent use we can literally re-wire the brain, reducing mind-chatter and consistent challenging thoughts, so you can calm the mind and bring about more of a sense of peace and stability.
- Experience The Influence Programme and see an upgrade in your Health, Relationships, Career and Well-Being
- When you focus on all three, Physical, Emotional and Psychological you’ll begin to experience more positive Influence than you probably realised was possible.
- The fact is, we are constantly “Influencing” our own life situation and whilst we’re under stress that “negative influence” will typically show up in the 4 main areas of life.
How is the stress affecting your life?
Most people are looking for help because of the obvious symptoms. That could be stress, anxiety, sleep problems, unreliable energy levels or fatigue, overwhelm, emotional sensitivity, digestive issues, brain fog, and many other issues, but when we take a closer look, the stress and burnout is always impacting on other areas of life.
Primary relationships are often put under strain and even if you do have an understanding and supportive partner, it’s common to feel guilty and frustrated if you can’t fully take part in your relationship. Relationships with other family members are often negatively affected along with those with friends and colleagues.
If you’re under stress and you’re working full time in a busy job, you could well feel like you’re just getting through, and by the end of each work day your system probably feels completely wired and worn out. If that’s your experience then during the time that you are at work you’re not likely to be your most creative, productive and efficient self.
You probably find your mind is constantly busy and you live with a sense of unease. Even if you’re unaware of what’s bothering you, you just feel agitated and distracted. These situations develop over time and become the “new normal”, to the point where you might not remember how it feels to be relaxed and at ease.
So, if you’re ready to invest in yourself and do what’s necessary in order to rebalance your system, the benefits are likely to be far reaching. Former clients have shared that the positive changes go way beyond just resolving the symptoms of stress and burnout.
The opportunity in all areas of life
Through following the programme, former clients have shared that their stress levels significantly reduce, energy returns, sleep improves, emotions stabilise, brain fog clears, digestive issues resolve, mind chatter reduces, along with improvements in many other stress related symptoms.
Relationships typically improve when you have less stress and more available energy to invest. You’re able to play a more active role within your primary relationship and family. Interaction with work colleagues improves and spending time with friends becomes a positive experience rather than a drain on the resources.
Work life becomes easier and more possible as you learn to manage your stress levels. With more available energy, you’re likely to become more creative, productive, efficient and ambitious, leading to increased opportunities, rather than only just getting by when you’re stuck in the stress and burnout cycle.
As you learn to reduce your stress and move through all areas of life in a more balanced way, your sense of well-being will also improve. With a calmer mind and a renewed feeling of confidence and ease, you can then focus more on what you appreciate in life, moving from crisis management to self-management.
The 4 Areas
In this video we take a look at the effects of stress in the 4 main areas of life.
What does the Influence programme look like?
The Influence programme is a 90 day programme that includes both training as well as one-to-one mentorship, coaching and accountability.
The training element is delivered through a six module video-based education that I’ve created based on my research, experience and practice in the areas of stress, burnout and related issues over the last 15 years. Each module has a collection of short concise videos, together with a set of downloadable PDF notes.
Each of the six modules is released every two weeks, giving you practice time in-between the modules for the techniques you’ll be learning. The training is based on my unique P.E.P. Approach™ (Physical, Emotional, Psychological) and is designed to give you all the tools you’ll need to significantly reduce your stress and prevent the burnout cycle.
The One-to-One Element
I’ve been doing this work for over 16 years and over that time I’ve helped many hundreds of people dealing with stress and burout related issues. Through focussing in this area and gaining a huge amount of experience, I’ve had the opportunity to hone my intuition and develop a unique way of working one-to-one with my clients.
During the programme, I’ll provide you with the Coaching, Therapy and Mentoring that’s an essential part of this journey. In these personalised, intensive one-on-one sessions we’ll work together to uncover and resolve the drivers that are likely to be contributing to your current situation.
If that all sounds a bit intense – don’t worry, the sessions are always relaxed and conversational and this part of the programme really is the difference that makes the difference!
There’s really no substitute for the one-to-one element, we so easily get lost in these situations and can become blind to our own issues. So having an objective view from someone outside of your circle, especially someone who knows the territory, can be invaluable!
Oh, and in case you’re wondering, you don’t need to travel anywhere, we’ll use a meeting service for the sessions – so you can take part from anywhere you can get an internet connection.
The one-on-one sessions happen alongside the training modules so you get regular opportunities to get your questions answered, and receive further Coaching, Mentoring and Support throughout the 90 day programme.
“I took part in Russell’s programme due to on-going physical and emotional problems which have bothered me all my life.
At the age of 46, I have addressed these problems through conventional medicine and a variety of complementary therapies, but always with limited success; just enough to keep my head above water, but never really feeling alive and positive in the way I would have liked.
Re-current problems and themes since childhood have made sense to me since working with Russell. Traditional counselling and psychotherapy had made me aware of myself and my emotional problems, but I could never make the leap from awareness to the actual change in my behaviour until now.
I cannot recommend Russell and his programme highly enough. Russell is sympathetic and re-assuring, finding his way to the heart of the problem and releasing past hurt and worries as only someone with a special gift can.”
This part of my work really is my passion and it truly feeds me to witness the positive changes that people are able to make given the right opportunity. This one-to-one element of the programme will provide you with the emotional resolution, accountability, guidance and reflection that’s an essential element within this work.
The fact that I work personally with and mentor everyone taking part in the programme means that there is very limited availability, I can’t work effectively with lots of people, the nature of the work just doesn’t allow for it.
The only way to apply for the Influence Programme is for us to have a conversation. During that initial chat I can learn more about your situation and you can learn more about how I work with clients. We both need to know that we can work well together and that it’s a good fit. I’ll only offer to work with you if we both feel this is the best solution for you right now.
If you’ve made it this far through the content on this page, it’s quite likely that the information is resonating with you in some way. If that is the case and you’d like to set up a conversation with me, just click the button below.
Who is it for?
There are 2 kinds of people I work with in this programme.
I work with high performers and busy professionals who are feeling stuck in the stress and burnout cycle, realise that their situation is unsustainable and would like to address the problem before the possible crash.
People who’ve already crashed or experienced burn-out, who’ve likely tried other ways of resolving their condition and are now looking for an effective, structured, common sense approach at rebalancing their health and life.
By the end of the Influence Programme you will:
Have you tried other things?
You may have tried another form of help, or been on some other stress management course and even felt some form of “temporary inspiration”, only to find yourself slipping back into your old ways again, as if nothing had changed.
My aim with this programme is to go way beyond any other form of Coaching, Therapy or Training and to work with you closely, to make sure we really get to the core of things.
As well as that, during our journey together, I’ll also train you in a set of effective tools that you can then use to maintain your balance for life! So rather than wasting your time with more temporary inspiration, let’s see if we can work together to create some Lasting Transformation!
So if you’re ready to put in the necessary effort to upgrade your life over the next 90 days and would like to discover if this approach is right for you:
Q: I’m too busy already, how much commitment will this take?
A: Some of the techniques you’ll learn will take small amounts of practice time (10-15 mins, 2-3 times a day) during the early stages, whereas some other techniques are designed to be used “on the fly, as you go through your day, if that sounds too much, imagine how much time you’re wasting already stressing about this or that!
Q: Why do I need to focus in the 3 key areas, Physical, Emotional and Psychological?
A: What I’ve noticed, through specialising in these particular issues is that it’s very easy to be subconsciously sabotaging yourself. If we focused purely on 1 of those areas, you could easily be tripping yourself up in the other 2 areas. Through experience, working on these 3 key areas will create the most traction.
Q: I understand you work remotely, surely it’s not as good as face-to-face?
A: I’ve done a lot of sessions in both ways and over time I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s actually more focused and powerful to work with just audio. When you take away visual stimulation, all that’s left is the issue in hand. My clients have also confirmed that they appreciate the anonymity and are more comfortable to share in this way. There’s also the convenience of taking part from anywhere, without having to travel.
Q: When can I watch the training videos and for how long?
A: The training videos are released every 2 weeks. You can watch them whenever you want, day or night and as often as you want in order to absorb the information. You’ll also have access to the videos for as long as you need after the programme has finished, so you can refresh yourself at any time.
Q: You talk about retraining, why is that necessary?
A: The whole process of stress is something that develops over time, to the point where the area in our brain (the limbic system) that’s responsible for triggering a stress response becomes over-sensitive. At this point, the process of stress becomes self-fuelling with even our thoughts and emotional reactions causing further stress. This “stress loop” becomes a neurological habit, so we could say the system has become unconsciously trained to produce stress. So to reverse the process an element of retraining becomes necessary!
Q: I have other plans, what if I can’t be available for 90 days straight?
A: Although the programme is set up to be consumed over 90 days, I realise that everyone has busy lives, other things are planned and things come up. So there is an element of flexibility when it comes to consuming the training element of the programme along with the timing and frequency of the one-to-one sessions that are included. My intention is to make this process as manageable as possible and to avoid causing any additional stress.
Q: I’ve got a good idea of my issues, why do I need the one-to-one work?
A: I’ve found through experience that combining the training with one-to-one sessions is essential to bring about the change that you’re looking for. Without it it’s easy to be unconsciously tripping yourself up or getting in your own way. From being held accountable, to receiving reflection from an objective viewpoint and getting help in resolving key issues, the one-to-one is really the difference that makes the difference.
Q: Is there a guarantee?
A: I don’t give any official guarantees with this programme for 2 reasons. Firstly, you’ll be the one who needs to do the work, I can give you all the tools and advice you need, but I can’t do it for you and I can’t guarantee that you will – that’s up to you! Secondly a guarantee can actually create even more stress. If it was a 30 day or 60 day guarantee, that puts a lot of pressure on things as we approach that milestone. This is why the only way to enrol onto the programme is to have a free “Strategy Session” with me. That way we’ll both know if we can work together and whether or not it’s a good fit! I’ll only offer to work with you if I feel this is 100% the best option for you moving forwards.
“The way Russell works is so different from other approaches. Today I’m back to a social life again, I am the wife I want to be for my husband and I am a mother with energy enough to help my children”.
“I now feel far more relaxed and in control and have learnt a number of very useful tools to use in the future. My work with Russell has given me a clearer perspective. I feel a lot more optimistic about the future”.
“I’m so grateful that I’ve got my life back. Making the choice to take Russell’s course is definitely one of the best decisions of my life, I’m now able to do things I couldn’t even dream about before.”.
“I now have plenty of energy and actually have a life again, one which I think is now in many ways so much better than before. I’m much calmer, I worry far less and that horrible anxious feeling has gone”.
“The techniques were simple to learn and use. But these simple methods gave me a new life. This was a completely different approach, almost the opposite to what the psychologist had advised me to do.”
“Today I am so much better, most of my ME/CFS symptoms are gone. I can read again, I can get my kids from school, I can play with the them, I can see friends, I can go to Qigong classes.”
“I would urge anyone who is suffering from ME, Chronic Fatigue or a similar condition to work with Russell, in hindsight I wish I contacted him 6 months earlier
“My energy levels have rocketed and I am capable of undertaking any reasonable task, this includes riding my bike again over significant distances! My friends and family have noted and commented on these changes”
“I learnt so much, more than I ever expected, and the results have been great. Not long after starting the programme I was back walking and biking and I am now planning to go back to work.”
“I feel much happier with my life now and I have the enthusiasm, motivation and an abundance of energy to enjoy the things I used to. Things are definitely “looking up” now.”
“It seems utterly incredible to me now when I look back over those 15 years of living hell. When that friend first pointed me in the direction of Russell’s website. I’m just so glad I took the leap of faith.”
“Working with Russell is a life enhancing experience and I am very grateful to him. Learning the tools and techniques that he teaches has been extremely helpful to me.”
“I took part in Russell’s programme due to on-going physical and emotional problems which have bothered me all my life.”
“My story is really unbelievable. It is one of amazing success. I couldn’t walk and now I can and I attribute this to taking part in Russell’s programme.”