Name Aideen Schweppe
Business Description Lymphedema Therapist & Patient Educator, Yoga Instructor and Personal Trainer
Business Category Health & Fitness
Business name Beautiful Life
Favourite Quote “You don’t know what you don’t know!”
Mind Expertise I’ve been teaching Yoga and Meditation for 15 years.
I’ve been teaching Yoga for 15 years and Personal Training and Fitness Coaching for 2 years. I also participate in various sports, so I’ve always had an interest in nutrition, movement and fitness. I am also a Massage therapist and MLD (Manual Lymphatic Drainage) therapist with 16 years experience.
Outside of my work I have spent much of life deep-diving into my soul, my beliefs, my conditioning. Always learning and growing and attempting to help others do the same. The more I learn, the more I know I don’t know!
Products and Services Offered
Online: 1:1 Consultations, Tutorials, and self-study online courses in the Lymphatic space.
Training for other therapists in the post-cancer space. Live-streamed Yoga classes (private sessions also), Corporate classes and Workshops.
Personal Training and Fitness for individuals and groups.
Lymphedema Therapist and Educator, Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor, Yoga Instructor.
My Greatest Achievement To Date
Surviving and Thriving on this mad planet! Leaving everything behind and rebuilding and reinventing myself and my business(es) many times over, in the pursuit of a beautiful and meaningful life.
Unique Selling Point
Filling in the gaps between cancer treatment and what happens as a result of that treatment. Empowering survivors to thrive.
Who is my Ideal customer
Other therapists who want to understand the damage caused by cancer treatment, to better serve their clients and students. Those who have been through cancer treatment and want to understand the impact on their lymphatic systems and take back control of their health.
Online MLD consultation: I found the session to be extremely beneficial and informative. Great introduction to the management of lymphoedema. Individualised client-centered approach was used to empower and educate for self-management. I would highly recommend Aideen for practical evidence based information that you can incorporate into your daily schedule. Aoife Divilly
This is a comprehensive and holistic hands-on practical course on how to take charge of your lymphedema and your own body and health. It will help you understand, what lymphedema is, how it can affect you, how to prevent or manage it simply, effectively, and most importantly by yourself. The practices are simple, don’t require big time or money commitment and can be integrated into your daily life to ensure your lymph system can perform its vital role optimally. From proper hydration, and good uncomplicated nutritional advice, to simple lymph drainage techniques, exercise, breathing, meditation, and even yoga for the lymphatic system thrown in, you really have all the bases covered in this course.
Delivered by Aideen Schweppe, who is passionate about empowering people to take charge of their health and well being. Aideen has vast experience and knowledge of the body and lymphatic system, with a strong emphasis on fitness and holistic health, and wants to get this information out to as many people as possible. She has the perfect combination of skills to help you. More details on the course here. Anne Roche Roches Wig Centre, Dublin
Aideen is a wealth of knowledge! I appreciate her time and willingness to share info about managing lymphedema, keeping stress low, and sharing yoga practices to live your BEST life. You can’t go wrong by hearing what she has to say, highly recommended! If you have lymphedema, she can definitely help guide you. Easy to understand, friendly, a great resource. ❤ Book an online consultation HERE Roxy, USA
I just want to highlight how incredible this course is! As a cancer survivor with full lymph node removal, I am high risk for lymphoedema, which I have already had the pleasure of experiencing! Aideen has taken a lot of care to produce a beautiful and an easy to understand, detailed guide, with videos which is exactly what I love! I never knew about home-care techniques and they are fantastic, which I have been doing and thankfully no lymphoedema currently which is great! (more about the course here). Donia Youssef, UK Author, UK
Here Are 10 Tips To Help You Through These Challenged Times
My top 10 tips for getting yourself into the zen zone. Everything works better in your life when you are in the flow. It’s not always easy to get into a state of flow or to stay there once you do get there. And that’s OK, that’s life. But here are my day to day tips to help support this process and create a beautiful life:
1) Accountability – remember that you, and only you, are responsible for your happiness.
2) Gratitude – start every single day with thoughts of gratitude. On the darker days it can be as simple as: I’m grateful I had a roof over my head last night. On the brighter days, list everything: I’m so grateful for my bed, I’m grateful I slept well, I’m grateful the sun is shining, I’m grateful the rain has come to water all the trees. Everything you can think of.
3) Check yourself – yes you can hum the tune to yourself for this one: “You better check yourself, before you wreck yourself” by Ice Cube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aAbOgdbTbM). Take a moment to check in with yourself, how are you feeling today, mentally, physically, emotionally and energetically (in terms of energy vibrations or aura).
4) Positive Mindset – firstly let me say that I’m not a fan of toxic positivity. Nothing good comes from denial, from burying our pain or problems deep down inside of us, or from ignoring them to ‘look on the bright side’. And if you say ‘there’s always someone worse off than you’, I’ll scream! No! What I’m talking about is acknowledging what’s going on, allowing yourself to feel it, so you can process it. AND making a conscious effort to meditate, use affirmations or gratitude to help us stay afloat and get through the hour, the day, the week. If times are hard, we need to look for solutions and ways to get through it or get out of it.
And then be super gentle with yourself while you are dealing with it. If you catch yourself spiralling, or wallowing in negativity, make a conscious effort to switch your thoughts. On the good days, make it a conscious practice to notice your happy thoughts, train yourself to tune into these happier thoughts.
5) Trust your Intuition – your gut never lies. Listen to it. If you feel confused about whether it’s your instinct or fear that’s taking over, then seek out ways, activities, therapies and teachers that can help you develop your intuition and deepen your connection with yourself. Like the muscles in the physical body, our intuition needs to be used and trained in order to be strengthened.
6) Watch what you are consuming – I’m talking about what you eat and drink, what you watch and listen to, and what energy you allow near you. If you want your body, mind and spirit to function like an expensive car, you’ve got to treat them, fill them and maintain them like one.
If you treat your body, mind and spirit like a broken down car that you’re embarrassed to drive because it’s spreading nasty smoke all over the neighbourhood and is so eaten alive by rust that you can’t even trust it to not fall apart at any moment, then that’s the way you’ll live your life – stressed, waiting for disaster, knowing that you’re about to break down any day now. The choice is yours. Every single day.
7) Put your own oxygen mask on first – it’s a big cliché, but please, please fill your own cup first and take care of yourself first and foremost. You cannot pour from an empty cup, and you’re no good to anybody if you suffocate in the process of helping others, because you didn’t put your own oxygen mask on before trying to help. I would even pose the question if it’s wise to help someone else if you’re hangin’ on by a thread yourself. You could cause more damage than good. Know your limits, and that leads nicely onto number 8.
8) Have healthy boundaries – it can be a lifelong process, learning about and setting healthy boundaries. Seek out opportunities to learn and reaffirm!
9) Move your Body – this is a bit of a no-brainer, but movement at its most basic level is essential for life. Walk, if that’s all you can manage in difficult times. When you can, get exercising and playing sports. Find lots of ways to enjoy movement, so you have lots of options and never get bored. Get the endorphins flowing! You’ll feel better (it’s basic chemistry, you literally will have more happy hormones in your system), you’ll breathe better, you’ll have a healthier appetite and you’ll sleep better. Just be careful if you have an addictive personality that you don’t use exercise as a way to replace other addictions. Addiction requires a lot of therapy, don’t skip the therapy part!
10) Do more of what brings you joy – this could be related to number 9, it could be art, writing, singing, spending time alone, spending time with friends. Explore, and find what brings you joy, and do more of it!
Get in touch!
Telephone Number +353851528969 (Whatsapp Only)
Book your online consultation or tutorial here: BOOK NOW
I’m delighted to be part of the YHA family and I look forward to meeting you all and collaborating where possible.