Hi, I'm Rachael Welford
Founder of Happy Habits Club, Highway to Happiness & Higher Level Happiness.
This is my Story
Growing up in a small seaside town, I often found myself sitting on the sidelines wondering why I wasn’t like everybody else. I always knew I was unusual, my brain seemed to work differently from others. I spent years trying to be "normal" & looking for happiness in all the wrong places.
Unlike most children, from the age of 11, I had a dream. A vision of my future. I knew what I wanted to be and I knew it was achievable. If I worked really hard and put my mind to it, maybe I could make my dream a reality.
Ever since I was slipped a pirate radio cassette tape of a jungle rave set* outside maths, I knew.
I wanted to be a raver! And, that's what I did.
I spent years partying and living the work-hard-play-hard lifestyle. My life was pretty epic! From travelling the world, meeting and hanging out with actual rock stars like Ronnie Wood and The Libertines to running 30,000 people events in the BMX and Snowboarding industries, I really LIVED!
I was a raver and misbehaver and I thought it would never end. But it did.
In 2014 my life changed forever. The party was over. I woke up one day and couldn't stop crying. This went on for a few days before I realised. Something was wrong. Something was really wrong. Little did I know I had been covering depression and anxiety my whole life. This work-hard-play-hard persona I had created was so I would never stop, never be alone with my thoughts and never have to face what was going on underneath. I had worked and danced myself into the ground. I was bed-ridden and burnt-out. I admitted defeat and moved home with my parents to be looked after.
I spent the next three years piecing my life back together. It was a long and slow process with many ups and downs, medications and a metric sh*t ton of therapy. Anyone who has experienced mental ill-health will know, it's a terrifying place and the healing is not linear.
However, what I learned is that healing is possible. You can have anxiety, depression and PTSD and still find happiness, who knew?!
I'm now a happiness champion! I have dedicated my life to helping people just like you to feel happier no matter what is happening in their lives. Rumour has it that you learn self-love and happiness by osmosis if you hang out with me long enough!
I'm highly qualified having studied with some of the most incredible teachers around the world. Learning not only the art of happiness but also meditation, sound therapy and energy psychology. Which now make up my varied tool kit.
I've worked with some of the biggest companies in the world to teach their staff my stress beating resilience strategies and meditation techniques, saving thousands of employees from burnout and stress-induced illnesses. Companies like Transport for London (TfL), Reuters, Spotify, Tik-Tok, Havas, House of Vans, The Soho House Group, The Ministry and Weetabix, so you know you're in good hands.
Now I welcome you to come on a journey of self-discovery with me. I will teach you what I have learned about happiness and how to access it daily. So come with me and say YES to happiness.
* Pirate radio is an illegal radio station. Cassette tapes are what people used to listen to music on before MP3 was a thing! Jungle is a type of fast-paced dance music.
Find your happiness with Rachael
The Happy Habits Club
We're waiting for you inside! Join this feel-good female (or anyone who identifies as such) community which will help you learn and embed daily happy habits for a more fulfilling life!
Highway To Happiness
If you need a little more help with discovering your happiness and connecting to it, this 6-week signature course is for you! Find your happiness sat nav and hop on that highway for the adventure of a lifetime!
Higher Level Happiness
Maybe you're fully ready to embrace happiness. You are all about levelling up and want a personalised programme with more one on one guidance and support. Then HLH is the programme for you. With 3, 6 & 12-month options.
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