Welcome to the First Aid for Stress Coaching Program

First Aid For Stress is a simple yet profound explanation of how your body & mind work.

A blueprint for activating change and remove discomfort and pain bringing more joy to your life.

Living with Chronic Stress and or Anxiety

You’re already taking the first steps!

Empower yourself with the knowledge you need to heal from stress, burnout and chronic fatigue. The First Aid For stress program can help you make the shifts that are required to change your life for the better.

Dawn takes a no-nonsense approach to transformation and healing and knows what it takes to truly transform for the better, having gone through the same journey herself. This program is the advice Dawn wishes she had had as she learned to manage and recover from Stress, Burnout, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / M.E.

How First Aid for Stress Helps

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1:1 Coaching with Dawn Symons

Dawn will help you consider your relationships, environment, body, mind, finances, and so much more across the board of your life.

She will teach you emotional literacy and healthiness and how to use your brain as a problem- solving machine. To create happiness and space in your life AND she will help you methodically raise your mindset, to help you set your intention, learn something new or to re-learn and re- apply.

Dawn will raise your awareness to notice things in your life that are unhelpful or automatic AND highlight areas that you’ve never paid attention to or have avoided.

You will look at your mindset to see how it impacts your life. You’ll have a bunch of aha moments, which can be sobering but can also lead to the breakthroughs and transformation you are looking for.

They help you forge ahead with the action steps; those are the very things that will result in success and change.

What’s included in our online coaching course?

We can now empower ourselves to break the cycle of unhealthy stress. We must learn to manage our stress & also find healthy ways to communicate, set boundaries and deal with the other people in our lives healthily.

From financial worries to sleepless nights…


You are a slave to your negative thoughts. You are experiencing long-term worry and chaos. As a result, you occasionally/ regularly experience anxiety (attacks) and/or a low mood.


Struggling with stress in your relationships? Have you ended up attracting toxic or emotionally unavailable partners OR struggle to hold boundaries with friends or family members.


People pleasing can become a dangerous habit that leaves you stressed. Are you saying yes to avoid conflicts? Do you need to stop putting the needs of everyone else before yours?


Addictions come in many forms, from ditching cigarettes to staying off social media. Perhaps you use these “tools” as comfort and reassurance during stressful times – it’s not a long-term fix.


Are you feeling under pressure with tight deadlines? Do you feel overwhelmed working from home and can’t switch off? Are you looking after a family too. It needs to be addressed.


Stress can lead to long-term problems, e.g. difficulty falling asleep, insomnia and waking early. You may be counting sheep, suffering from nocturnal panic attacks but FAFS can help.

Start your recovery by taking our stress test

The stress test is the first step on that journey. Complete the stress test by answering 10 questions and get your instant stress score and interpretation.

The first step of every healing journey is to figure out where you are now. You can also access our six part mini series.

We can now empower ourselves to break the cycle of unhealthy stress. We must learn to manage our stress & also find healthy ways to communicate, set boundaries and deal with the other people in our lives healthily.

First Aid For Stress is not a technique.

It’s not mindfulness & it’s not counselling

First Aid For Stress is a simple yet profound explanation of how your body and mind work. A
blueprint for activating change. Dawn knows this information will emotionally detox your DNA,
relieve physical symptoms of discomfort and pain and bring more joy to your life.

It all started with Dawn’s recovery from stress, burnout and ME. After this recovery, she wrote
her first book, it’s all about ME and has expanded this information to cover everything you need
to know to heal. First Aid For Stress is a 9-set series of workbooks and videos. It’s like returning to school to learn about your body and mind.

Mental & Emotional Health + Wellbeing

Together we grow resilience and fortitude


Together we create new ways of behaviour and self-love


Together we regain control and flourish

Relaxation & Fun

Together we consider and implement activities which enrich a our life and bring some humour

Physical Health + Wellbeing

Together we get stronger and fitter

Spiritual Purpose & Peace

Together we experience stillness and recognise absolute truths

Food & Nutrition

Together we learn what to add to our body to get maximum benefit


Together we reduce toxic elements in our life

Start taking steps towards your recovery using our stress test & 6-part mini series – learn more


First Aid for Stress - Program Modules

The blueprint for FAFs designed by Dawn which allows you to easily follow and learn step by step

An Introduction to Stress​

To begin, we’ll introduce ourselves to stress, a completely natural human function that can cause an outstanding number of problems. In the unit, we cover:

– What stress actually is.
– What causes stress.
– The signs of stress.
– The different types of stress.
– Where stress becomes unhealthy.
– How stress develops.
– How to deal with stress and panic attacks.

Understanding how stress manifests itself (and what we can do to control it) is vital to our recovery. The subsequent units will then deal with common conditions caused by stress.

Adrenal Fatigue and Burnout

In Unit 2, we tackle two big subjects. The first is Adrenal Fatigue, a condition I believe serves as a link between long-term stress and a range of severe conditions including Burnout and ME. Whether you’ve hit Adrenal Fatigue or not, this unit will guide you in understanding it more. Then we move onto Burnout, a syndrome that presents itself as utter physical, emotional and spiritual exhaustion. The unit covers:

– An introduction to Adrenal Fatigue.
– The causes of Adrenal Fatigue.
– Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue.
– Dealing with Adrenal Fatigue.
– An introduction to Burnout.
– The types of people susceptible to Burnout.
– How Burnout happens (and how your job
might be contributing to it).
– Burnout symptoms.

How to deal with career burnout.
Hot tips for Burnout recovery.
Identifying differences between Burnout, stress, insomnia and fatigue.

Sleep, Insomnia and Fatigue

Unit 3 tackles a problem many of us face whether we’re suffering from long-term stress or not… a lack of sleep. Getting a good night’s rest is a vital part of maintaining good mental and physical health, but many of us simply aren’t getting enough. To help you improve your sleep, we cover:

– An introduction to sleep.
– The causes of sleep problems.
– Easy ways to enjoy better sleep.
– Symptoms of insomnia.
– An introduction to napping.
– How to maximise your naps.
– How your internal body clock works.
– Your diet – an essential part of a goodnight’s rest.
– Healthy eating guidance.
– Your new bedtime routine.

Making Sense of ME

In this unit, we study a condition beyond stress, exhaustion and insomnia. This condition is known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or ME. There is a lot of confusion around ME, but in this unit, I will look to answer your many questions and guide you on your road to recovery. To do that, we will cover:

– An introduction to ME.
– The (many) symptoms of ME.
– My experience living with ME.
– A deeper look into ME.
– The causes of ME.
– Early years stress as a contributing factor to ME.
– ME triggers.
– Coping and recovering from ME symptoms.
– Recovering from Fatigue.

Understanding Your Body

In Unit 5, we get to grips with the physical impact of your thoughts. I believe that understanding how your body is impacted by thought is absolutely fundamental to reducing stress. In this vital unit, we will cover:

– An introduction to how your brain works.
– An introduction to thoughts.
– The effect of thoughts.
– The origin of thought.
– About triggers.
– Tips on how to deal with stressful beliefs andthoughts.
– An introduction to your body and emotions.
– Your Optimal Default Setting.


Everyone can benefit from improved relationships, but many simply don’t have the tools to do so. In this unit, we take a look at how to deal with bad or toxic relationships. Most importantly, I will teach you how to spot someone trying to take advantage of you plus give you some tips on keeping them out of your life. The unit covers:

– An introduction to relationships, good and bad.
– Defining toxic relationships.
– Installing boundaries.
– The science behind predators.
– Dealing with being duped.
– Upgrading your relationships.
– Maintaining boundaries.

Physical Implications of Stress

In Unit 7, we take a look at the physical impact of stress on your body. Many of us suffer from weakness and general misalignment of the muscles, and it’s this that Unit 7 aims to improve. We cover some widespread problems including:

– Working a desk job.
– Wrist tendonitis.
– Eye strain.
– Bad backs.

For each, I will also provide you with the exercises and tools needed to prevent or improve physical pains.

Dealing with Addictions

In the final unit, we take a look at addictions. The aim is to help you ditch the addictions that are harming you. Whether it’s alcohol, drugs, cigarettes or legal stimulates such as caffeine and sugar, we should all know how to spot and deal with the addictions. In this final unit we cover:

– An introduction to addictions.
– How addictions are forged.
– The science behind addictions.
– Smoking, alcohol and Cannabis.
– Quitting your addictions.

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