HOW IT WORKS
I’ve had Depression for decades and guess what – no-one knew. If you met me now, you’d probably still not know. It is there, hiding away in the back, but I’ve learned not to be afraid of it, and that lack of fear is what I’d like to share with you. I believe passionately that Depression needn’t stop you from getting on with living it. Even at its most severe, there are changes you can make to lessen its severity. I don’t presume to replace medication, counselling or psychotherapy, my role is to support you in making beneficial changes.
The way I work can broadly be covered under two headings – Learning and Doing:
Learning encompasses my learning about you, your Depression, its causes and its triggers, and what you’ve tried to date, before moving to you learning how to manage your Depression, and how to make positive changes.
The Doing begins with you putting supportive lifestyle changes into effect, before I share with you skills on building resilience and harnessing the positive power of your own mind. Only once I'm confident that you have strong foundations in place, will I switch the focus to you making any big changes in order to address people, places or situations which may be contributing to or causing your Depression.
Let's get you living your best possible life.
Life Coaching is all about change. How to react when change happens to you, how to decide what change to make, how to make it. A Life Coach helps you navigate that process by asking the right questions.
It wouldn't be life coaching if we didn't set goals and if there wasn't action being taken to achieve those goals, but the caring way means you'll feel enthusiasm instead of pressure.
There's no magic involved - it's simply knowing the right questions, and caring enough to ask them.
NLP, or Neuro Linguistic Programming, is generally described as the study of excellence, but my preferred view is to think of it as a user manual for your mind. Let’s start by breaking it down into its component parts first …
Neuro stands for the brain – in this case, your mind.
Linguistic stands for language (in all its forms, not simply spoken) and how your use of it can provide clues to what’s going on in your mind, either consciously or subconsciously.
Programming relates to how your behaviour is based upon what you’ve learned from your experiences to date – and how that can be changed, should you choose to.
NLP can be beneficial across multiple areas of your life …
By providing you with tools to handle negative emotions such as anxiety and stress
By enabling you to call up positive emotions such as confidence and self belief when you need them
By building your understanding of others, it enables you to improve difficult relationships
By teaching you how to handle fear and phobias so they no longer limit your life
and so much more …
NLP offers much to those seeking development - my personal favourite is the strategy to fully dream your dream, then plan how to make it happen.