Manage chronic fatigue and take back control of your life

With a structured mind-body therapy

You’re here because you feel frustrated, overwhelmed and exhausted

  • You used to be a capable, driven and ambitious woman juggling a successful career and an active social life but then you started to feel more tired than usual.
  • At first, you brushed it off as stress from work and your poor sleep but as weeks went by fatigue became overwhelming.
  • Then you experienced a major stressful event, a breakup, the death of a loved one or you lost your job. Perhaps you got an infection like the flu, glandular fever orCovid and it tipped you over the edge. It was never the same again.
  • You experienced bouts of fatigue where it was like a switch being turned off and you had no energy at all. You knew it was much more than tiredness and you started seeking medical help but were only offered medication that is not making a difference (sleeping tablets, pain killers)
  • Each time you felt better you threw yourself back into life only to fall off a cliff again. Each time it got worse and took longer to recover. You also started to experience muscle aches, headaches and digestive issues.
  • The only way to cope has been to limit your lifestyle and let go of the activities you enjoyed doing like socialising with your friends. 

You’ve done your own research and you’re now thinking that you suffer with chronic fatigue or you've finally been diagnosed with a fatigue-related condition and you’re not sure how to deal with it.

woman who is sad and fatigued

You feel low, misunderstood and lonely

Woman who is exhausted and unwell with fatigue
  • You know there is something wrong even if all medical tests are coming back normal
  • You feel ashamed of being perceived as weak or lazy when you know you're very capable
  • You feel guilty of letting people down 
  • You're looking into alternative solutions to improve your energy levels
  • You’re making lifestyle changes like stopping caffeine and alcohol, taking up on yoga or even seen a therapist but you’re frustrated because you keep crashing and feel you’re back to square one
  • You've started to read or listen to podcast about anxiety, trauma, nervous system regulation, etc... you're wondering about these concepts but it's overwhelming
  • What you'd like is a pragmatic solution to help you practically manage fatigue so that you’re capable of functioning more normally in your daily life
  • You want techniques that are not requiring too much time, effort or energy, that you can use on your own, anywhere in any situation
  • You're ready to give yourself the time and space to learn these techniques and you like the idea of being guided through a step-by-step process

You can learn simple techniques, easy to incorporate in daily life, requiring little time and energy but which are very effective when practiced on a regular basis. You can experience a new way of living and enjoying your life. 

Imagine waking up feeling hopeful and capable of managing your energy levels

Imagine feeling back in control of your life

  • What a relief it would be to have simple tools at your disposal so that you can manage your energy levels
  • Imagine being capable of doing more of what you love because you’re more tuned it
  • You’re able to respond to your needs and respect your boundaries
  • You feel a lot less anxious and have what you need to manage your stress and emotions
  • You feel more switched on when you start your day
  • You’re back in the driver seat of your life
  • You’ve found new confidence, feel empowered and are living your life in a more conscious and purposeful way
  • You have more energy to spend on what really matters to you, your career and your family
  • You experience a new sense of wholeness, balance and peace within yourself
  • You feel thrilled that you’ve embarked on a journey of self-discovery and healing and  you feel optimistic that the positive shifts will continue.
  • You feel empowered, uplifted and optimistic about your life and the future
Happy woman who has overcome burnout

I can help you

Audrey Zannese - chronic fatigue management and chronic pain management

Hello, my name is Audrey Zannese, mind-body therapist at Step Into Sophrology

I’m here to help you get back into the driver’s seat of your life, no matter where you are on the fatigue spectrum. I'm a chronic fatigue specialist who will help you manage conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME), Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS). I can also help you with burnout recovery if you've crossed the red line and are struggling to recover your energy levels.

I was introduced to sophrology after it was recommended to me by a French neurologist and it has helped me manage my health with MS.

I love teaching exercises in a way that is accessible and relevant to my clients so that I respond to their needs. I offer a safe space for you to learn and experiment.

I pride myself in taking a no nonsense approach. I work in very pragmatic and practical way. I’ll support you in implementing the changes you need to successfully manage your symptoms and feel better and empowered.

I'm based in Leeds, West Yorkshire but I offer sessions online via Zoom, allowing you to get treatment from anywhere in the world.

How does it work?

1 - Get in touch

2 - Book an appointment

3 - Let's work together

My Clients' Success Stories!

I have been better able to cope with situations which would have been more overwhelming and exhausting before.  I do have confidence in the exercises and approach, which is giving me hope! The most positive impact has been the sense of empowerment and control. I now have simple tools I can use and have a positive impact. From feeling powerless, hopeless and that I'd run out of options, I now got all these exercises that I can turn to to manage my energy. Little things that fit in everyday life. I love how pragmatic it is.

Sarah, Bristol

Chronic fatigue

I feel I’ve become a better version of myself. I feel empowered and that’s it’s OK to take ownership of my health. There are things in my control that I can do to feel better or have a positive effect. When I was hit through the intervention by a major personal upset, without realising, I put into practice the information and techniques you shared and taught me. It minimised the stress flare up and let me feel at peace despite the turmoil of the situation. I have grown as a person and it was nice to discover a strength in myself.
Practicing Sophrology has allowed me to reduce pain medications and reduce side effects from others. It has also helped my brain fog moments and I feel much more switched on and aware.

Heather, Merseyside

Pain management

Working with Audrey has been a complete "game changer" for me. Taking things at my pace, has seen me release/reduce daily pain, gain more control of my day, and change my perspective to focus on what really makes the difference. The short accessible practice, and her supportive approach (materials and guidance) has encouraged me and ultimately changed my daily experience of life! If you have any doubts, put them aside and contact her!
 

Alison, Yorkshire

Chronic fatigue

This course reminded me how important it is to take time to focus on myself and acknowledge how I’m feeling. I realised how ‘tense’ my body is and how it exacerbates my pain levels. Learning tools to relax some of those tensions was really useful on bad pain days and helped me cope.
When I joined, I felt hopeless as I can’t take real pain medication. I felt stuck, like it was going to be like this forever and I was powerless. Sophrology taught me ways to improve my mood and manage my pain better.

Jayne, Yorkshire

Pain management

I was close to burn out when I contacted Audrey! Not only she answered my voicemail within the hour but also she was able to provide me the very next morning with my first sophrology session. Sophrology gave me tools to start relaxing! It was great reassurance to feel supported straight away. Since I am practising the daily exercises which help me focus and calm down.

Celimen, Nottinghamshire

Burnout

I am less anxious and feeling more confident. Through Audrey’s gentle, structured approach I have learned exercises that re-establish positive outlook and reduce anxiety. Audrey is completely professional and the sessions are fun to do; she makes Sophrology very accessible!

Janet, co Durham

Anxiety management

I started Sophrology when I was living in France. But, I can say, I really discovered and enjoyed Sophrology when I met Audrey. For me, she is the best you can have. She knows exactly how to work with every personality and needs. When I arrived in her group session, I was stressed by many things, she definitely helped me feeling better and confidente. Every session was absolutely wonderful, a good way to relax and work on your issues. I definitely recommend working with Audrey whether you are a complete beginner or not. Thank you so much Audrey for listening to me and for helping me in some many ways.

Happy practice (as you would say!!).

Marion, Yorkshire

Anxiety management
5 start testimonials from happy clients

You can also see more reviews on Step Into Sophrology Google Business page and Facebook page.

Free, No Obligation Consultation

 

 

To find out if I'm the right therapist for you I offer a free confidential, no obligation consultation, either via phone or on Zoom.

This is your opportunity to ask questions and finding out how working together could help you. If you prefer to contact me directly,