Health & Wellness Mental Health Vlogcast

Overcoming Anxiety to improve Self-Esteem

May 26, 2021
overcoming anxiety to improve self-esteem and self-image

This month I’ve put the focus on Mental Well-being and the last year or so has certainly tested our mental strength and resilience. My guest in Conversation today is Sonya Matthews. Sonya has overcome her own personal anxieties and shares her personal journey. Her mission now is to help other women, in particular, ‘get what they want’ in life.

Overcoming Anxiety to improve Self-Esteem

During the conversation we discussed:

  • Sonya’s personal journey to overcoming her anxiety to the point where she now helps others
  • Self-image is an issue for many women and this certainly can lead to anxiety and low self-esteem.  Suggestions to overcome that negative self-talk?
  • How does having a purpose relate to good mental well-being?
  • Can we change our mindset?  Ideas to help us change from a negative to a healthier mindset
  • The Love Being You Project?
  • Sonya’s response to ‘What does being a Woman Living Well mean to you?’

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Meet Sonya

Sonya Matthews

Sonya Matthews thrives on helping people get what they want. She does this using thoughtful coaching skills and a natural problem-solving ability, as well as delivering education and insights to assist people towards their goals. Driven by wanting to leave the world a better place, Sonya infuses her approach with empathy and encouragement, to enable people to feel good about themselves as they grow and develop.

Because she knows people who feel whole and empowered and know their purpose can live a fulfilled life and contribute positively to the world, Sonya has committed to living her purpose of delivering mindset and performance coaching.

Sonya has a deep-down conviction that one of the most powerful ways to help people is to share with them the mind-body connection and how to master it for health, happiness and success.

Having overcome crippling life-long anxiety and an unhealthy relationship with alcohol (to deal with the anxiety!) means Sonya is in a powerful position to help people through similar struggles.

A devoted and loving mum of 3 sons and happily married wife of 28 years, Sonya started her professional life as a Mechanical Engineer in the civilian arm of the Australian Defence Organisation! Additional technical studies, overseas qualifications and international work experienced over time eventually “morphed” into an intrigue with and talent in Digital Marketing.

Over the past 12 years, Sonya has developed expertise in online business and internet marketing. Having run her boutique digital marketing agency now for almost 5 years, she loves working with local business operators. Helping small businesses get found in search results and successfully grow their client list and revenue is enormously fulfilling.

Connect with Sonya

Sonya loves loooong walks (longest to date is the 55km Oxfam Trailwalker in 2019) and has the Portuguese Camino and Japanese Nakasendo Trail on her ‘bucket list’. In addition to a love of pretty things like antique teacups, dresses and property, Sonya has a collection of 4 cats (some of them antique), 2 dogs (1 an antique, the other a complete crazy) and 9 chickens on the small acreage her family lives on in the Western suburbs of Brisbane.
Of all the twists and turns Sonya’s career has taken to date, the common thread that has driven her – is the love of people.

If you’d like to meet Sonya for a “Virtual” Cuppa, CLICK HERE to make a time!

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  • Reply Donna May 29, 2021 at 06:03

    Thank you so much for sharing this, Sue and Sonya. You provide great support and inspiration to others.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 30, 2021 at 07:03

      Thanks Donna, Sonya shared some valuable ideas which were based on personal experience rather than just textbook thoughts. x

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