GOYM Book Club

Meet Vibrant Living Ambassador Rebecca - she's GOYM's official book worm and we are thrilled to have her book club here for you all to get involved with and enjoy! You can join book club and find all her coaching wisdom by following her on insta @dreamtimecoaching 


Hi all! I am a trained life coach and energy healer. I started my personal development journey around thirteen years ago, when I joined my first yoga class - and I haven’t looked back,, you will also find me each week on the mat at a GOYM class. Around seven years ago I decided to train as an energy healer and then as a life coach. I had experienced first-hand, as a client, the benefits of each and I knew I wanted to use them to help others in the same way that I had been helped. 


I’ve decided to set up a book club as there is so much wonderful literature out there which can assist us all to unlock our potential. 

The Dreamtime Coaching Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of every other month. We’ve just chosen our next book, which is Unwell Women - A Journey Through Medicine and Myth in a Man-Made World, by Elinor Cleghorn. Here’s a synopsis which I have taken and edited from The Economist:


“When Serena Williams struggled to breathe after giving birth in 2017, she knew something was wrong. She also suspected what it was. Six years earlier the tennis champion had endured a pulmonary embolism, or blood clot. But a nurse thought she was delirious from pain medication. Instead of the CT scan Ms Williams wanted, a doctor did a fruitless ultrasound. Eventually the scan was ordered - and revealed clots in the arteries of her lungs. 


In “Unwell Women”, Elinor Cleghorn shows that Ms Williams’s problem—not being listened to—is as old as medicine. The author began stitching together the history of women’s health after being diagnosed with lupus in 2010; her pain had been dismissed for seven years. The result combines her own story with a feminist history of illness and a plea for better listening. It shows how centuries of ignorance and condescension led to failings that endure today….


...As Ms Williams’s example shows, birth can still be botched and hazardous. “Unwell Women” calls for improvements in women’s care in reproduction and beyond. The pandemic has demonstrated what medicine can achieve with the right resources and incentives; it is an apt time to shine a light on the stubborn gaps in understanding of women’s bodies.”


Our next meet up will be on the 29th September at 20:30. We’ll choose a novel for our next read then. After that, our next book will be non-fiction again. To give you a flavour, some of the suggestions for the next non-fiction book are Glorious Rock Bottom by Briony Gordon, Happiness by Design by Paul Dolen, If I Could Tell You One Thing by Richard Reed and Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig. If you’d like to join us then please get in touch - and maybe bring some ideas for our next novel!