Would you like to…
- Deal more positively with stress?
- Receive support with a health challenge?
- Increase motivation?
- Change habits?
- Talk through important decisions?
- Develop a better work/life balance?
- Learn meditation and relaxation techniques?
- Find a way to connect to and express your “spiritual side”?
- Create your future, rather than just letting it happen?
- Develop your strengths and resilience?
- Navigate life transitions like divorce, ‘empty nesting’ or a career change?
- Write that book? Get that job? Run that marathon?
- Or perhaps you’re not sure what you want…but you don’t want what you’ve got?
The Life Coaching and Therapies I offer are:-
1. Harness the power of Positive Psychology Coaching
We all face challenges at times and it can be an invaluable to have an ally walking alongside you, really listening to you, and helping you to find the right pathway.
If you truly want to make a positive change in your life, I will be there supporting and guiding you – bringing out your own inner strengths to achieve personal or professional goals and create a life which you manage well, with balance, and where you can thrive.
As your coach I have an unwavering belief in your unlimited potential – a belief that you can achieve for yourself. I see you as whole, resourceful and creative – capable of change and growth. Your path may not be clear to you at the moment, but you have the innate capacity to be who you wish to be – and get to where you want to go…
Recognise your ‘humanness’ – the ability we all have to get stuck, confused, lost, wanting more but not sure how to get from A to B…research shows that, with insight and self-compassion, change happens!
I trained in positive psychology coaching with the internationally renowned “Mentor Coach” organisation in America, and have completed a number of trainings with Dr Chris Johnstone, who specialises in positive psychology and resilience.
While the coaching sessions may last just a few weeks or months, the tools and strategies you will acquire could last you a lifetime.
My approach to coaching
I apply the techniques of “Co-Active” coaching, which means we create a working relationship based on equality, honesty and trust. I can help you find and develop clarity of focus, stay on course, recover from setbacks, address any weaknesses, develop your strengths and become happier and more content.
Together we will set achievable, measurable targets and a strategy for you to achieve them, one step at a time.
I have particular experience in teaching people a variety of relaxation and meditation techniques, which helps to reduce stress, anxiety and low self-esteem – leading to calmness, confidence and better energy and health.
Because of challenges I have personally faced, I have both empathy and compassion for those facing difficulties. I know that to have an understanding, listening ear is the first step to moving forwards: to be heard, without judgement, allows us to be honest with ourselves – and from that point we can begin the journey of change and growth…
2. Cross-cultural music and sound therapy – beyond talking…
Music and sound have been used for thousands of years for health, healing and spiritual connection. By combining coaching or counselling with music and sound, it is a gentle way of resolving issues that goes beyond just talking. The mind and body respond in an intuitive way to sound, and can often lead the way to the root of a problem where talking has not quite ‘hit the nail on the head’. I often offer home ‘prescriptions’ for people to listen to as this can be a way for the body and/or the mind to recalibrate into a healthier way of being. Using ancient techniques in the 21st century is a fascinating and beautiful way to work. I usually weave in meditation, relaxation and silence into these sessions, ensuring it is a gentle and healing process.
I studied “The Therapeutic Use of Cross-cultural Music and Sound” for three years with Pat Moffitt-Cook Phd. of The Open Ear Center, New Mexico, USA, and continue to study with her today.
3. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Matrix Reimprinting – Energy medicine
Known as a “energy psychology”, this gentle therapy was developed from Chinese acupressure, kinesiology and psychology. I have completed both Level 1 and 2 trainings plus Matrix Reimprinting, a new area of development within EFT. Matrix reimprinting, devised by Karl Dawson, is used to clear blocks relating to any past issue whether that be yesterday or decades ago. “Rewrite your past – Transform your future” and “Transform your beliefs, transform you life” are two exciting phrases used within this growing healing modality.
What is EFT Tapping?
“EFT means “Emotional Freedom Techniques” and is a powerful self-help method based on research showing that emotional trauma contributes greatly to disease. Clinical trials have shown that EFT tapping is able to rapidly reduce the emotional impact of memories and incidents that trigger emotional distress. Once the distress is reduced or removed, the body can often rebalance itself, and accelerate healing.
EFT uses elements of Cognitive Therapy and Exposure Therapy, and combines them with Acupressure, in the form of fingertip tapping on 12 acupuncture points. Over 100 papers published in peer-reviewed medical and psychology journals, including dozens of clinical trials, have demonstrated that EFT is effective for phobias, anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, pain, and other problems. ”
quote from eftuniverse.com
4. Meditation & Relaxation techniques – key life skills
Never underestimate the power of relaxation! It is not simply a ‘nice thing to do’, but when you learn to relax, properly, you calm the mind and body, boost your immune system, reduce adrenaline and cortisol in the blood stream, and increase positive chemicals such as dopamine and Seratonin (the Happy chemical!) It also improves sleep, increases energy, boosts your mood naturally, and supports you to live a life of ease, confidence and comfort. In the midst of challenges it gives you a much needed self-help tool
I teach individuals and groups Meditation, Good breathing techniques (Yoga breathing, pranayama), & Self-Hypnosis.
5. Reiki Healing – gentle and natural
Reiki healing is a natural and simple type of hands-on healing, whereby the practitioner acts as a channel for vital life-force energy. The recipient may absorb this energy wherever it is most needed. A Reiki treatment is thought to help clear energy blockages and balance our energy, thereby promoting healing and harmony in all the body systems and on every level. It works with the whole person and therefore is believed to help heal the root cause of imbalances as well as alleviate symptoms. No belief system is required. It is deeply relaxing and one way to regularly take care of your health in a nourishing and nurturing way.
To find out what more might be involved, how I could assist you and an indication of costs.
“Thank you so much for such powerful coaching! Our work continues to reverberate within me. You definitely coached with heart–as well as wisdom and clarity. I really felt your presence in a way that was supportive, encouraging and enlightening. This was so helpful in terms of helping me find my way and propelled me forward to taking action. You are clearly a very gifted coach.”
Dr. Mike Monroe, Psy.D. Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Denver, Colorado U.S.A