The science of wellbeing

from fear

to courage

Understanding and overcoming what's holding you back through the science of wellbeing.

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The science of wellbeing

from fear

to courage

Understanding and overcoming what's holding you back through the science of wellbeing.

GET MY QUICK STRESS BUSTING VIDEO FOR FREE

Uncover your inner wisdom

When stress, illness, past trauma or overwhelm are in the driving seat.

When the warning light is flashing, but you keep going; telling yourself it will be fine. When you know you need to make a change but have no idea where to start.

It’s time to take back control.

Trauma, life events, chronic stress, pain and chaos keep you in a state of survival. You’ve been told it’s normal, it takes time, it will get easier. But it hasn’t.

Unlocking the link between your mind and body is key to shifting your physical, emotional and mental state. It’s the missing link you’ve been looking for (and it’s where the magic happens).

Through courses, coaching and workplace training, Emma will help you unlock the knowledge, tools and inner wisdom you need to heal, recover and thrive.

Change is tough.
Staying where you
are is tougher.

Why? Because the body keeps score.

Your poor sleep, mood swings, hormone imbalance, sore muscles, dysregulated gut, that general feeling your health is out of control is an alarm going off. And you can’t keep pushing the snooze button. It’s time to switch off auto-pilot and listen to what your body and mind are telling you.

Ready to shift your state of being? Time to transform with a little help from the science of wellbeing.

Hi, I'm Emma

I have helped thousands of stressed-out, sick and overwhelmed people bring back the calm in their life. Through The Breath Effect, I can help you reset your life by resetting your health.

Through my work as a clinical physiotherapist, professional development coach and stress expert, as well as my own life experiences, I have created a formula for release and transformation.

My coaching programmes are a practical and science-based deep dive into the mind-body connection. The strategies and tools we use are designed to help you make the physical and emotional shifts you need to avoid reaching breaking point and instead achieve joy, success and wellbeing.

You can expect a safe and supportive space when you work with me. While I am known for my big energy and enthusiasm, I also know everyone is unique. I am here to guide you through your emotions, habits and limiting beliefs to a place of calm, joy and connection. A place where your intuition can shine through. All I ask of you is that you stay open and committed, and I have no doubt you will rediscover that fire in your belly and the joy of space and connection.

I know first-hand the impact of illness, overwhelm and stress on the body. My mission is to help you shift out of constant thinking and stress and discover the profound wisdom you have within.

Read Emma’s story here

Hi, I'm Emma

I have helped thousands of stressed-out, sick and overwhelmed people bring back the calm in their life. Through The Breath Effect, I can help you reset your life by resetting your health.

Through my work as a clinical physiotherapist, professional development coach and stress expert, as well as my own life experiences, I have created a formula for release and transformation.

My coaching programmes are a practical and science-based deep dive into the mind-body connection. The strategies and tools we use are designed to help you make the physical and emotional shifts you need to avoid reaching breaking point and instead achieve joy, success and wellbeing.

You can expect a safe and supportive space when you work with me. While I am known for my big energy and enthusiasm, I also know everyone is unique. I am here to guide you through your emotions, habits and limiting beliefs to a place of calm, joy and connection. A place where your intuition can shine through. All I ask of you is that you stay open and committed, and I have no doubt you will rediscover that fire in your belly and the joy of space and connection.

I know first-hand the impact of illness, overwhelm and stress on the body. My mission is to help you shift out of constant thinking and stress and discover the profound wisdom you have within.

Read Emma’s story here

"Your breathing and the way your body reacts to outside influences is a window into the disconnection between your body, mind, and emotions."

From chaos to control

My techniques for helping you feel safe,
connected and thriving

Change your mindset

Change your life

Based on science, backed up by compassion. Emma’s coaching, workshops, retreats and courses are here to support you at whatever stage in life you’re at.

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Hear what others are saying...

“For 3 years I have had a persistent cough. All the tests showed there was nothing wrong with me but I still had this amazing chronic cough. When my doctor referred me to Emma. was sceptical because how was this physio/breathing coach going to help me with a persistent cough that I’d had for over 3 years. Now, since working with Emma I’ve had a fantastic outcome to the point where I’m able to talk to people and to go meetings and the cough has disappeared – along with the anxiety and fear that was causing it. I then joined Emma’s Empower Mastermind and now 3 months in my life has changed dramatically for my own well-being and for my ability to share my time where it’s actually needed, as opposed to where I think it’s needed. I don’t worry about being selfish anymore and I’ve learned how to deal with my inner self. I feel that anyone looking into joining the Empower Mastermind might be nervous, that you are sharing your experiences, your self with another set of women, but I can tell you now, going through it, I wouldn’t want it any other way. The group of women that are involved in the Empower Mastermind are absolutely phenomenal people and it’s amazing how much when you talk as a group of women, how much relevance each of you have to each other. The meditations, the breathing exercises, the thinking outside the box, the thinking of things you would never in your life fathom that you would think about, and sharing that experience with other people, has been absolutely amazing. If you’re actually looking at wanting to do something that can make a change. This course has been life-changing for me. You won’t regret it.”

“I had a series in the last year of quite traumatic events happen. Lots of changes going on in my life. And I felt like things were progressively spiralling out of control and I ended up having bouts of depression. Life had just got on top of me.

I started talking to Emma and then I decided that I wanted to start taking control of my life again. Control of my thoughts, control of my reactions to situations so I signed up for the Empower Mastermind. It’s changed my life in such a huge way and I think that everyone in my life would testify that.

I’m quite a different person now and the goes especially in my relationships and also my work capacity.

Taking on techniques that we’ve learned in the course has really helped me, especially the breathing. I’ve often been someone who reacts quite erratically to heightened situations and so the breathing has been huge for me and given me clarity in the moment to calm down. It’s completely changed the outcomes I’ve been getting.

The group sessions were a bit daunting at first but I’ve found them really beneficial and a really good way to connect with other people and to not feel like you are alone feeling these thoughts, this stress, this overwhelm.

It’s been life-changing. It’s been amazing meeting other women who are going through stuff that you just can’t even imagine.

If you are in a situation in your life where you feel like things are getting on top of you, where you feel overwhelmed, where you don’t know how to grieve or know what to think or feel, I would highly recommend joining the Empower Mastermind course. Even if it’s just a way to connect with other women.

The biggest word I’ve got out of the course is CALM. No one would have ever described me as a calm person but all of a sudden something’s just clicked and yeah, I would like to say that I am a pretty calm person now.”

“I am currently 3 months into Empower Mastermind and am already ready to recommend it to others.
I have found it to be a safe space to be supported and encouraged in healing.  Emma is helping me to grow a positive mindset, develop better breathing habits and embrace things that nourish me.
The big deal is that I have been able to hold hope about the future and my ability to navigate grief and trauma for the first time in a long time.
 
Emma really makes it what it is.  She has a way of speaking and listening without judgement, and without labelling the things you are experiencing negatively, which helps with self-blame and the self-critic.  Her knowledge and the way she shares it helps you to see the connections between everything in your body and mind, and helps you to believe it is manageable to practice calming the nervous system down.  When you are stuck in overwhelm and exhausted, this is really useful.
 
Joining something like the Empower Mastermind can be scary, especially as it requires a bit of vulnerability; deciding to join, being on Zoom, and contributing to a Facebook group.  But it has enabled me to become more comfortable with vulnerability which is important in the healing process.  It also feels good to show up for yourself and convince yourself you are worthy.  The group of women that sign up all want the same things, and it becomes a powerful, safe and non-judgemental space to be.”
"After hearing great things about Emma, we decided to engage with her services to provide support to our team members after a challenging year from the impact of Covid. We are a well-known business with a busy environment based in Queenstown and to have Emma’s support to help our team members in dealing with stress, breathing techniques, aches and pains and be that person for people to talk to has resulted in some amazing changes. Team Member Feedback – “Emma's been great, she made me feel super comfortable in all of our sessions even though I was a bit nervous about going. She's given me some things to work towards which I think are really helping to keep me focused. I've definitely seen a change in the way I react to stress, as well as a change in some other colleagues.” Team Member Feedback – “The breathing therapy was very eye opening to me. I’d never done anything like this before and proved to be very beneficial to take forward with me. Thanks for all the help” Team Member Feedback – “Emma has really helped me to get a better relationship and communication with my work colleges and how to control my stress levels. I have learnt how I can have a good life balance between work and family.”
Hannah Mathieson, Group Human Resource Manager for Ferg Foods Queenstown
"With in 2-3 weeks of starting Transform I had some real improvements. Now 5-6 weeks later I am almost fully back to my pre covid exercise levels. What I liked about the course was the videos which I found amazing. I liked to sit and quietly go through them and do the breathing exercises. I would highly recommend Transform course to provide you with the opportunity to deal with any challenges you have."
David
"Bodybuilding is a unique but transformative sport, and it attracts women from all walks of life. Emma took the tools and skills for managing stress and adapted them into a workshop that was specific to the challenges our athletes face.

The learnings they took from the conversation will help strengthen their mindset in the lead-up to their competitions but also prepare them for once the shows end. We know that with Emma's support, our athletes are able to help ensure their bodybuilding experience is as successful and enjoyable as possible."
"I noticed huge benefit with Transform. The course has been a real gift. It helped me change habitual patterns which were ingrained, probably for many years. Doing the course has relieved a lot of physical pain and helped me look at bit deeper at emotions. By making a little time for yourself you will reap the rewards. I highly recommend Transform."
Matt
"I started theTransform class with the expectation of learning to breathe properly. I was not aware of the depth that this journey would take me. During the time of this course my inner emotions were brought to the surface and I let things out that have been tucked away and eating at me for many years. I have found this course, and Emma, very helpful and as a result have now enrolled for the Empower Mastermind 6 month class."
Lynece

Hear what others are saying...

Courses & Coaching

Empower mastermind
Your six-month Mastermind course on releasing, healing and nourishing your mind and body for a successful life.

Identify the fatigue, stress and trauma that’s holding you back in life. Unlock your inner wisdom and become EMPOWERED to thrive.

Be guided and nurtured in a safe, intimate group coaching environment online with other like-minded women. Empower is for women committed to being the catalyst for change in all aspects of their life

Transform
An eight-week group coaching course to retrain the mind and body with the help of the nervous system.
Dive into the gremlins that hijack your health and create new habits instead. TRANSFORM teaches you how to change your mindset and inner dialogue to find clarity on what’s serving you and what’s not. Transform is crafted for men and women who need to refuel the energy tank, recharge sleep (get on top of snoring!) and find balance in hormones and mood. Grounded in the science of stress, Emma uncovers the link you are missing to help you move into recovery mode.
Flourish
One-on-one Online Coaching to awaken your inner knowledge and intuition, learn how to relieve stress and keep calm

Create transformation and uncover what’s holding you back. With Emma’s knowledge and compassion guiding you, create a road map to move from survival to recovery and finally thrive.

Work directly with Emma to transform your wellbeing, relationships, and career by unlocking barriers between your mind, body and nervous system. Flourish is for men and women who want to dive deeper into understanding what’s going on and ultimately want to experience vibrant health and wellness.

Thrive
A practical and enlightening professional development workshop to help teams deal with workplace stress, boost productivity and supercharge communication.
Unlock the secret to thriving teams and better workplace wellbeing. Workplace stress is one of the leading causes of sick leave and staff disengagement. Learn how to get your team THRIVING again after uncertainty, chaos and the impact of Covid. Led by Emma Ferris, Thrive workplace wellbeing workshops combine the science of stress with behavioural change, communication and mindset to empower staff to take control of their wellbeing and choices. 
Nurture
TOGETHER WE RELEASE, REDISCOVER AND TRANSFORM INTO OUR MOST GROUNDED, CONNECTED, REJUVENATED SELVES.

Nourish your soul and reconnect with your body and heart by joining one of Emma and Sarsha’s highly sought-after retreats. An experience created to nurture, nourish and give you a much-needed sense of quiet and calm.

Designed to make you stop, nurture your soul and take a break from the stresses women face in our everyday lives. NURTURE is for you if you’re running on empty, feeling disconnected and need an enforced pause in one of the world’s most beautiful destinations.

Keynote speaking
Emma Ferris is a speaker, personal coach and passionate advocate for understanding the mind-body connection.
Exuding more enthusiasm and energy than most, Emma’s speaking events and training are a no-holds-barred dive into the reality of stress, illness, mindset and past trauma. Emma’s practical, science-based approach has made her a popular facilitator of workplace wellbeing workshops.

Courses & Coaching

Empower mastermind
Your six-month Mastermind course on releasing, healing and nourishing your mind and body for a successful life.

Identify the fatigue, stress and trauma that’s holding you back in life. Unlock your inner wisdom and become EMPOWERED to thrive.

Be guided and nurtured in a safe, intimate group coaching environment online with other like-minded women. Empower is for women committed to being the catalyst for change in all aspects of their life

Transform
An eight-week group coaching course to retrain the mind and body with the help of the nervous system.

Dive into the gremlins that hijack your health and create new habits instead. TRANSFORM teaches you how to change your mindset and inner dialogue to find clarity on what’s serving you and what’s not.

Transform is crafted for men and women who need to refuel the energy tank, recharge sleep (get on top of snoring!) and find balance in hormones and mood. Grounded in the science of stress, Emma uncovers the link you are missing to help you move into recovery mode.

Flourish
One-on-one Online Coaching to awaken your inner knowledge and intuition, learn how to relieve stress and keep calm
Create transformation and uncover what’s holding you back. With Emma’s knowledge and compassion guiding you, create a road map to move from survival to recovery and finally thrive. Work directly with Emma to transform your wellbeing, relationships, and career by unlocking barriers between your mind, body and nervous system. Flourish is for men and women who want to dive deeper into understanding what’s going on and ultimately want to experience vibrant health and wellness.
Thrive
A practical and enlightening professional development workshop to help teams deal with workplace stress, boost productivity and supercharge communication.

Unlock the secret to thriving teams and better workplace wellbeing. Workplace stress is one of the leading causes of sick leave and staff disengagement. Learn how to get your team THRIVING again after uncertainty, chaos and the impact of Covid.

Led by Emma Ferris, Thrive workplace wellbeing workshops combine the science of stress with behavioural change, communication and mindset to empower staff to take control of their wellbeing and choices.

Nurture
TOGETHER WE RELEASE, REDISCOVER AND TRANSFORM INTO OUR MOST GROUNDED, CONNECTED, REJUVENATED SELVES.

Nourish your soul and reconnect with your body and heart by joining one of Emma and Sarsha’s highly sought-after retreats. An experience created to nurture, nourish and give you a much-needed sense of quiet and calm.

Designed to make you stop, nurture your soul and take a break from the stresses women face in our everyday lives. NURTURE is for you if you’re running on empty, feeling disconnected and need an enforced pause in one of the world’s most beautiful destinations.

Keynote speaking
Emma Ferris is a speaker, personal coach and passionate advocate for understanding the mind-body connection.
Exuding more enthusiasm and energy than most, Emma’s speaking events and training are a no-holds-barred dive into the reality of stress, illness, mindset and past trauma. Emma’s practical, science-based approach has made her a popular facilitator of workplace wellbeing workshops.

Free resources

Whether you want to beat stress, learn to breathe better or change your mindset, take a look at Emma’s hand-picked selection of free resources to help you get started.

15-minute Stress Relief Video

Your 15-minute stress-relieving class to help unwind the muscles that take the full brunt of being stuck in stress mode. A gentle movement sequence to connect you with your body, release tension, improve bad breathing and create calm in the body.

Empower Masterclass

Join Emma on the next Empower Masterclass. In this 90-minute group coaching session, you'll learn to Identify the fatigue, stress and trauma that's holding you back in life. The best person to take control of your life is you - gain the confidence to make it happen.

Test Your Breath

Take the simple breathing quiz today and take the first step to connecting your mind and body. When it comes to stress, learning how your breathing pattern can be the catalyst for keeping you in autopilot mode is a game-changer.

My Top 5 Books

FREE Book Recommendations Want to learn how to heal from stress, grief, anxiety and pain but don't know where to start? Start your own journey to clarity and healing with this collection of amazing books from my favourite authors and researchers.