Episode 13

Helen Boyle - How self recovery and resilience has helped her overcome a severe brain injury and PTSD caused by her time working as a Police Officer.

Published on: 4th April, 2021

Today we hear from Helen Boyle. Helen is a full time Police Officer, an author, and also the co founder of iX Global. Helen has been through a lot of personal difficulties both linked to physical and mental health.

In this episode Helen takes us through the journey of her life where she says the first 20 years were close to perfect and the next 20 years seemed to go from one major trauma to another. This left Helen with severe PTSD but she is now in a place where she feels content and happy with life.

Helen lost her mother to a brain tumour when her mum was only 43 years old and after Helens daughter was born she started developing headaches. To her shock and disbelief Helen also has a brain tumour in the same place as her mum. Thankfully Helen's tumour is benign and not related to her mums tumour in anyway.

Helen suffered a traumatic brain injury after being struck by a Police baton whilst on duty at a music festival in Manchester and this left Helen needing neurological rehabilitation for 9 months.

Helen shares how her life events have shaped her and what she’s learned along the way. Helen has taken control of her own healing on several occasions. When she discovered Dr Joe Dispenza that helped her take control of her own personal healing journey after suffering PTSD after years as a Family Liaison Officer for the Police. We discuss how one size does not fit all when it comes to recovery from physical and mental health trauma.

Helen is cofounder of iX global. It is primarily a financial education company that also encourages self development and personal growth. They offer in-depth beginner to advanced Financial Education Courses in Forex, Binary, Crypto, & Equity. They also offer a network marketing scheme for those interested in growing their own business.

Helen is co-author of an exceptional book, 'She Is Unstoppable." with a group of outstanding female authors who have risen through adversity and became true inspirations to all. The book uncovers the lives of 12 global leading influencers, thought leaders and change makers by stripping back the glitz and glamour and deep-diving into the real, authentic rollercoaster, the wonderful and the heart-breaking moments of their lives. If you’re looking for inspiration, a shift, a change in perspective, the motivation to take action, then this is a must-read for you. 'She Is Unstoppable,' is available on Kindle and Amazon.

Helen is truly an inspirational woman and I know you will really enjoy hearing her tell her story. Please remember to subscribe to the show and share with someone who you know will enjoy hearing these uplifting and inspirational stories.


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Tipping The Balance
Mental health and happiness is not as simple as arriving at a destination. It takes work everyday. How can we help to tip the balance in favour of our mental health?
We can all admit to wishing we had more balance in our lives. How many times have you said, "I just don't have the right balance at the moment." Maybe you think you need to work less, have more (or less!) time with your children, get outside more, exercise more, eat more healthily. What ever it is you and almost everyone else has an idea of what balance means to them, their lives and their mental health.

'Tipping the balance,' explores these concepts with a range of different people. Parents, business owners, people living with grief, overcoming abuse, mental health specialists. We have it all here and I hope you can listen to these shows and feel in someway you have spent time tipping the balance in favour of your own mental health.

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Katie Hickey

I am a birth doula, podcaster and vet! All my areas of work bring together elements of balance, growth and self-development. I am a convert to the slow living movement and live in rural Devon with my family. I love hearing from other people how they strive to find balance in their lives in order to live intentionally and maintain a positive tilt on their mental health.