Maureen Fearon is a Behavioural and Emotional Specialist based in Stockport, UK. She has over 30 years’ experience working with individuals and groups of all ages, designing hundreds of learning programs for education, large multi-national businesses, SMEs and the general public.
As a leading authority in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), a trainer/practitioner in Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), and the MBTI personality profiling, Maureen has a wealth of knowledge in how to overcome many of life’s challenges, such as stress, anxiety, depression, grief, damaged confidence, low self-esteem and addiction. Her proactive attitude of “Let’s see what is possible…” starts the process of positive outcomes, even where people have been told there is no hope.
Also an expert on dating and relationships, she’s known as the ‘Love Guru’, featuring regularly on radio stations across the UK. On air, she shares profound wisdom on many matters, including relationships, behaviour and mental health issues, and provides deep insight into dealing with bereavement and grief.
In 2020, Maureen released her first book, Shoo: The Destructive Demon Within. It has a thought-provoking story along with a valuable collection of behavioural practices, which have helped many in understanding the power of language to self-protection and help others, offering guidance in the recovery from mental health issues, and increasing self-worth.
Her book aims to reveal empowering guidance to make the wisest choices, moving forward in life, and understanding the power of loving ourselves in a safe and beautiful way. “Let’s learn how to be our best and most fulfilled, no matter the challenges of life, isn’t that a good idea?” says Maureen.
How did you get started as an Emotional and Behavioural Specialist?
I’ve been coaching unintentionally from the age of 17 when I first started work. People would come to me for advice and that continued during my 20 years in management.
In 2004, I trained in NLP which was life changing. I became a relationship and dating coach with a regular slot on BBC radio before moving into corporate training. I assisted businesses with employee performance and team building, as well as working one-on-one with clients in private consultancy and running public workshops.
Can you tell me a little bit about Shoo?
Shoo is my first book released in 2020 and it’s all about self-love. I use a lot of metaphors in my work, and this book was born out of one metaphor I often use to demonstrate the way we treat ourselves, depending on our own self-worth.
It’s incredible hearing feedback about Shoo and how it’s genuinely making a difference in people’s lives.
How did you get involved with the PHA?
I was introduced to the PHA by Tania A Prince, a leading EFT therapy master. PHA is so needed within our communities, and I was happy to get involved, taking part in Zoom wizards, co-hosting talks and also contributing to Wellbeing Wednesdays.
What is the vision for your local PHA hub?
I think local hubs are so important to the community. My vision is to have a building in the centre of the village, open 7 days a week, offering a wide variety of services. These would include mental and physical health assistance, and educating people on independent prevention and recovery in the most natural of ways. Donations would cover costs and pay for practitioners who want or need an income.
When the time is right, I know this will happen for my local hub and I’m excited to see other hubs grow around the country.
During your many years of guiding and developing others, what has been your biggest challenge and your greatest achievement?
Surviving the knocks of self-employment has been a challenge, but I’m still here! Having the methods and skills to self-work has meant that during difficult times I’ve been able to stay clear of medication (for stress, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma etc.), and rely on natural modalities instead. EFT is incredibly powerful, and I can always book in with Tania Prince if I need help to bounce back from whatever life has thrown at me.
My biggest achievement has been banishing my own inner critic so I could go on to help others empower themselves. I was told from an early age that I’m insignificant and a nobody, which I accepted as fact. I heard repeatedly “Who does she think she is” and was ridiculed by those closest to me whenever I tried to do something different. At school I was told I had no imagination and was poor at English. But despite all that, my desire to help people drove the effort and broke the spell.
If you could give a piece of advice to anyone struggling with their own mental health right now, or in supporting a loved one, what would it be?
It’s important to remember that mental health problems CAN be temporary, depending on what we learn and the choices we make. Focus on how you would like to be feeling instead and do what makes you laugh. Laughter is a great medicine.
Learn about energy psychology and how to heal your own mental health, then you’ll have the tools which you can use for the rest of your life, wherever you are.
You can also learn to gently guide others to feeling better, understand their current state and allow them choice. “Would you like to feel better? What can we do right now to make you smile?”
What offerings do you have currently and if someone wants to work with you, where can they find you?
My main aim is to teach people – NLP, EFT and emotional recovery. You can find lots of information on the Web and from podcasts too. Of course, I do work one to one with people ready for positive change and emotional healing. People can find me via my website www.maureenfearon.co.uk or just search my name online.