My first question to a new client is usually: “How can I help?” So I thought I’d start an occasional series that answers the question: “How can coaching help me?” The broad answer is: pretty much anything that’s bothering you about your life, except if you’re suffering from trauma, addiction, eating disorders, grief or depression, in which case you need therapy or counselling. The type of coaching … [Read more...] about How can I help? #1 – physical needs
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Do you believe you have a soul? Or is the idea of “the soul” too religious for you? Then you might be attracted to the work of philosopher Alain de Botton, founder of the School of Life, who wrote in his blog yesterday about how we fill the gap left by the demise of the priesthood. For centuries, he says, priests took care of your soul from birth until death, attempting to make sure it was in … [Read more...] about Do you take care of the needs of your soul?
I’ve just been reading an article on the Psychology Today website which says if you want to be happy, make sure you keep your brain happy. Because being happy means more to your brain than you might imagine. It seems that the brain is primed to respond to pleasure in a way that reinforces pleasure, therefore it rewards happy thoughts. Every thought you have releases brain chemicals, so … [Read more...] about Happy thoughts, happy brain – is it that easy?
I was lucky enough to be invited by Dr Mark Atkinson, founder of the Academy of Lifestyle Medicine and creator of Human Potential Coaching, to assist on his first workshop of the year. This was my first opportunity to co-facilitate, and what a privilege it was to witness the personal breakthroughs made by the individual participants. By the end of the fourth day everyone had reached a … [Read more...] about Deep listening with the ear in your chest