What is coaching?
In a broad sense, coaching is helping you get from where you are to where you want to be. My area of focus relates to your inner life, you heart and soul, and helping you align your inner and outer life so that you feel more peaceful and fulfilled. As equals, we explore ideas and your personal intentions through honest conversation and meditative journeys in a confidential and unbiased container. At the core of coaching is a belief that you are resourceful, and have what you need within you. We just need to uncover that and get you reconnected to yourself, connected to your heart and soul, so that you can make choices that align with that.
I am neither therapist nor mentor, although I may teach from time to time. I have different experiences and insights from being on my own path of personal self-discovery for many years, and have taken numerous trainings to better know myself and to help others know themselves. This enables me to reflect to you what I see in you, and to give you tools, both practical and spiritual, to connect to the wisdom I know you already have within.
No matter what our education and opportunities, many of us in this complex world find it challenging to feel like we are on a path that feels right for us. It doesn’t have to be “the” path, there are always many possibilities. In fact our path may keep changing as we grow and become more self-aware.
And often we (yes, me too for sure!) get confused with the idea of creating a life with heart and finding a sustainable occupation that makes us a living. (I will confess right here that I still haven’t got that one under control, so I will never coach you about how to make money or run a business!) Sometimes we may have to accept that there is money work and heart work, and one feeds the other. And that’s okay too.
But what I DO know for sure is that there are so many people walking around living lives that do not feel like their own, and I have, in the past, been one of them, both in terms of career and relationships. You may be operating on automatic pilot. It is natural, as we grow up we become inculcated with the views and beliefs and habits of our childhood caretakers, our peers, our society, our media. Often we just adopt these and adapt, because we all want to belong and feel connected and accepted.
Kyle Cease says we are like an iPhone 10 working with the operating system of a rotary dial phone! That is, the programming is outdated, inherited from previous generations and just passed on. It is not ours. So for many of us there comes a day when we start to wake up, and get the uneasy feeling that maybe we haven’t been quite “ourselves” for a long time. In fact, we may not be sure what our “self” is, just that it feels like something is missing in our lives.
It might be a longing to create or express something. It might be the need to play. It might be the need for that sense of connection to something “greater”. It might be the need to connect to the greatness inside ourselves. It’s all there, we’ve just forgotten. If this sounds like you in any way, then I am here to help. As I am not a therapist, I am not going to analyze you and tell you what your “problem” is, nor will I tell you what “caused” it. We do not work in the space of problems. While some insight into your past can be helpful, we work facing forward, finding out what drains you and what jazzes you, and we start creating.
As a coach I create a safe and accepting space for you to express yourself and be heard; and…
- support your highest vision for yourself, without judgment;
- listen deeply for the truth under your stories and question you to gain insight and clarity;
- help you figure out what you really want;
- help you see your blind spots & limiting beliefs, that might be holding you back;
- can help you cultivate new habits as well as your sense of self and empowerment;
- work with you on your mindset, and managing your energy to move forward;
- elicit from you your own strategies and solutions, trusting in your own resourcefulness;
- healthy, of sound mind, and ready to make a real commitment to yourself;
(Coaching is NOT therapy or advice-giving!)
- someone who wants to grow, find more peace in your life, and/or live more in alignment with your values; and/or
- someone seeking to connect with or explore your own kind of personal spirituality; and/or
- someone seeking to start or complete a project, to be creative, to find your passion or express yourself; and/or
- someone who wants to step into their power in some way, with the impact of improving your relationships, productivity, or creativity.
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Our First Session:
In our first session we will chat and explore what’s on your mind. I have an intake form with detailed questions that will in itself help you to gain some clarity through self-examination. We will discuss that and may explore by way of a meditative soul journey, card reading/coaching, or just through a discussion.
While I draw from a number of methods and strategies I have learned over the years, the following are some specific processes from my Soul Coaching® training that can be a “one-off” kind of process or experience that you can book as a single session (other than the Soul Coaching course) to examine a particular issue. In a longer coaching relationship we may also use soul journeys, past life journeys, and /or card readings as a part of our continuing exploration together as questions arise, along with other coaching tools, to help get you further along your path.
“Soul Journeys” are individual sessions to answer a question or find general guidance from your Soul or Spirit guides. These may or may not be used in a regular one-to-one coaching session unless specifically requested. Read more here...
“Past Life Journey” sessions offer perspective and insight into recurring themes we experience, explore possible past lives our soul may have experienced, with a view to asking “how can this inform my life NOW?” They can also form part of general one-to-one coaching but may be requested as a specific experience. Read more here…
Oracle Card Coaching is kind of “speed-coaching”, where you pose your main issue or question and we draw clues and insights from the cards, and our intuition to help you find clarity and tap into your own wisdom. I do not predict any futures, I coach you in discussion with the intuitive insight we get from the cards. I sometimes use a couple of cards in a regular coaching session but you may also specifically book an oracle card coaching session for a more in-depth reading. Read more here…
Soul Coaching® as a body of work, created by teacher, healer and author Denise Linn, is a particular motivational and inspirational blend of coaching, meditation, and other creative, experiential techniques. They are designed to get in touch with who you really are, clear the clutter of your inner and outer life, and help you find your own truth.
I offer a 6-session Soul Coaching® Program based on her book “Soul Coaching ~ 28 Days To Your Authentic Self”, and also integrate various Soul Coaching® methods in much of my work. The Soul Coaching® program is detailed and fairly intense but can be adapted to the time you have available to commit. Of course the depth of your experience in it will be proportional to how much you invest yourself in the various exercises. This program is generally offered as a group program over a series of 6 sessions (weekly), but can also be facilitated as a private coaching program with more customization to your personal situation. Read more on the program here…
Please be advised, Life Coaching, Soul Coaching®, Soul Journeys and Past Life Journeys, Creatively Fit painting workshops , and Reiki healing treatments are not therapy, I am neither a therapist nor a licensed counselor, and these processes are not intended to replace or be a substitute for medical or psychological care. I do not diagnose, treat or prescribe for any condition, physical, mental or emotional. If you are under the treatment of a therapist or other mental health practitioner or on any medication for emotional or mental conditions you may be asked to obtain permission from said practitioner to embark on these processes, and if not being treated you will be asked to kindly sign a waiver stating so. –Mary Dixon