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Enjoy your family life whilst remaining connected to your own sense of freedom and identity

Building Resilience

Are you the parent of young children? Has life has been quite hard recently?

You may be feeling :

  • exhausted from chronic lack of sleep, breastfeeding and giving it all to your little one(s).

  • desperate to have a bit of space just for yourself to remember who you are and what you enjoy the most in life.

  • disconnected from your partner if you have one, or really lonely if you are a single parent.

Well I would be surprised if anyone who has recently become a parent hasn't had these feelings at some point on their journey, as having children is amazing but it also brings new challenges such as sleep deprivation, less personal and romantic time, having to make lots of new decisions together, learning to trust, support and empower each other in the care of the little one... Lots of new adjustments need to happen, and in that context, previously existing issues in the relationship can become magnified and harder to address. The exhaustion of the first few years can at times make us feel like shadows of ourselves with very little energy left to give and to think about what we could do to get back on track.

In order to help couples and individuals navigate this big transition, and create a healthier and more solid foundation for their new family, I offer a coaching programme called Building Resilience. 

This unique 3 day resourcing programme is designed to help you create a renewed sense  of:

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  • identity and personal fulfillment: come back to your family fully recharged and inspired and more equipped to deal with the challenges of life and parenthood. Remember and clarify everything that makes you feel yourself, free and alive and work out how to reintegrate all these things back into your life. Learn powerful techniques to recharge and free up your energy and protect your personal space. 


  • connection and intimacy within your relationship: renew and deepen your connection and attraction to each other by identifying how to make each other feel loved. Understand what you both need to feel truly supported. If you are a single parent, clarify how to create the support network you need and identify the qualities of the new partner you would like to meet. 


  • peace and enjoyment in your family life: Come back to your children with more energy to play and enjoy their company. Learn how to actively listen to your partner and children and communicate with them effectively and peacefully so “tantrums” and conflicts are no longer taking over your life.


"I was feeling lost, lacking control, direction and any enthusiasm. I felt totally burnt out. Julie's course taught techniques to enable me to reconnect, and draw upon the resources that surround me to focus and get back in the driving seat." BECCA


This course is for you if:

  • you have been feeling exhausted, disconnected from yourself as an individual, with low moods and energy levels.

  • you are worried about your relationship, especially if another baby is on its way. 

  • you wish you could enjoy your family life more than you currently are.

  • your youngest child is big enough so you can can leave them for a whole day.  

"Julie's self-care programme really helped me identify practical things I could do to build resilience into my life. I feel like my daily life has been completely transformed after seeing her." ANDREW

The next 3 day Building Resilience group courses will take place in Bristol on:


The course is £245 per person (or £480 for couples) and includes delicious snacks and lunch, course notes, a beautiful framed resourcing poster and a 1-2-1 one hour follow-up session with me.

The workshop is limited to 8 people. and will take place in my house in Greenbank, Bristol BS5 6FB. Places go fast, so book ASAP to register and pay your £85 deposit. Registration will close on 7th January for Jan/Feb edition and 7th March for the March/April session. If money is tight, you can pay in 3 installments over a 3-month period. 

If you cannot make these dates, join my mailing list to receive lovely resourcing tips and be informed about the next courses. 

"A friend recommended me to do the course. I loved the way it was organised and structured…. Really taking the time to think about how I can look after myself was so beneficial…. The meeting afterwards was also incredibly helpful, with your clarity and advise really helping me to get an idea of what I need to do….Thank you so much.”TASHA 

If you do not want to be part of a group, I also run private Building Resilience courses for couples for £550. These workshops can happen in several, flexible formats, such as 6 weekly sessions of 3 hours, or over 3 days. I am based in Bristol, and also run sessions on Skype. If you would like to discuss these options, email me or call me on 07 845 80 40 15.

23rd-24th March + 13th April (8.45am-6pm)
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My name is Julie F. Decarroux. I am an experienced shiatsu practitioner  and resourcing coach based in Greenbank, Bristol. I specialize in maternity, and am the lucky mother of a little girl. I love seeing couples flourish when they become parents and really enjoy creating a family together. But I know from my personal experience that this journey rarely comes without its challenges. My husband and I had a very rocky time in the first year of becoming parents and we may not have made it if it wasn't for the support we received and the resourcing techniques I am sharing with you in this programme. I believe that receiving the right support in this particular time of life can have a tremendous impact on not only preventing couples from splitting up, but also in supporting the potential every family has for more enjoyment and happiness.  Helping parents be happier also has a hugely positive impact on children's well being and behaviour.


To find out more about the resourcing techniques I use in this programme, which are based on 18 years of practicing and teaching shiatsu, click here.  

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"I discovered Julie’s course at a time when life was feeling overwhelming which was causing me a lot of anxiety and stress. I knew I needed to do something to get more control for myself but I didn’t know where to start and found even the thought of tackling this a cause for more anxiety so it felt impossible to introduce change. 

Julie delivers the ideas and subjects in this course in a very accessible way. She helped me to find a language to explain how I felt but more importantly how to treat my situation and how to recognise and deal with the triggers of my anxiety. I am finding myself referring to and exploring the tools that she teaches all the time since I attended the course and I feel confident that this will continue.

I highly recommend Building Resilience to anyone who is looking for better resources to deal with and react to life and its pressures (…) The course focuses on the whole being which is a great way to reflect on yourself (...) It was nourishment for the soul and a really positive step in the right direction to gaining perspective, self preservation and life management“ POPPY

"Fantastic weekend, really valuable and restorative, providing time and space to reflect and gain insights into my life. It  was wonderful to devote a whole weekend to exploring my resources and seeing areas that needed more support. Sharing the workshop with others and hearing their stories and ideas further enhanced the experience and learning. The food was sensational and was a real highlight – such a treat not to have to think about lunch and it felt very nourishing to receive." NATALIE

"I love Julie's approach to supporting people through the challenges of navigating busy lives. Her Resourcing course was invaluable in helping me understand how to build more rest and resilience in my everyday life. I have been going to Julie for shiatsu since my child was tiny and found it helped me feel more deeply rested, grounded and balanced." BG

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