Wendy Shooter is a chartered psychologist and creator of My PowerBar approach to Whole Human wellness. She is passionate about helping people to better understand what impacts their energy levels and giving them the resources to build the levels of energy they desire.
Tell us about what you do and why?
I have been on a massive journey of discovery about what it means to be human for as long as I can remember. Originally studying Psychology & Biological Science at University, I then trained in Person-Centred Counselling and worked as a middle manager in an ‘unhealthy’ organisation, before undertaking my masters in Occupational Psychology and going on to become Chartered in this field. I believed work should be enjoyable and people behave in a constructive and supportive way to each other, and wanted to help people avoid the difficult times I had experienced.
I originally came up with the idea of a PowerBar inside us indicating how much power or energy we have in any given moment, when I was working with two organisations. I was trying to help them understand what they were doing to each other by being in a constant battle and potentially more focussed on causing problems for each other than delivering the project. I explained how when we create obstacles for others and are unhelpful, it reduces the other person’s PowerBar, though it may give us a temporary ‘false boost’. In order to then regain their power, the person who was depleted often does something negative back, reducing the power of the other and giving themselves a temporary false boost. I then started to wonder how we could boost our own PowerBars in a way which was not about depleting those of others. This is when I but the PowerBar together with the 4 Energies to create the My PowerBar approach.
Why are you such a firm believer in the IQS philosophy?
Quitting sugar is essential for our personal energy levels.
The IQS Team are coming for dinner. What are you cooking us?
Butterbean curry, chilli spinach lentils or homemade fish fingers with sweet potato – all with loads of veggies.
Tell us your number one health tip in under 25 words.
To be connected to how you are, so you can really understand how food and experiences impact on you and make more informed choices about what, and who, you have in your life.
You can contact me if you’re looking to…
…be connected to how you are, so you can really understand how food and experiences impact on you and make more informed choices about what, and who, you have in your life.