What is holistic life coaching? As with with aromatherapy, holistic life coaching is a wonderful and powerful tool in your healthcare toolkit.
The holistic perspective means that body, mind and spirit are all connected and when one area is out of balance, everything else is as well. You might not realize the extent of the imbalance and that’s where the coaching comes in.
Holistic life coaching is different from counseling and therapy in that I do not have a psychology degree or a license. Where I differ is in the approach I take to the concerns you bring to the table.
To paint with a very broad brush, Western medicine approaches your wellbeing from a pathology standpoint – meaning that your symptoms are addressed but not necessarily the cause of your symptoms.
Much psychology training hinges on the belief that you’re broken and in need of fixing. Most medical professionals aren’t trained to connect the body, mind and spirit nor do they believe you should.
Personally, I believe this is a poor way to treat a human being.
Eastern medicine takes the opposite approach – and this is where holistic life coaching comes in – the body, mind and spirit are completely connected and in addressing one area, you are addressing all areas.
Coaching says life happened, now let’s look at what’s possible.
The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine – nicabm.com – have a wonderful explanation of the body/mind/spirit connection:
By treating an individual as a whole and taking into consideration the “big picture” perspective of care in terms of causes, management, and treatment, Mind/Body Medicine can help repair the damage that can riddle our bodies.
Through holistic life coaching, you and I address issues that show up as patterns time after time in your life. You are not broken and in need of fixing; you simply need a way to reframe your situation.
Holistic Life Coaching and Aromatherapy
I didn’t start out on the path of aromatherapy and holistic life coaching. Actually, the path I created for myself was completely different. When that path didn’t work out, I had to look for something else; I knew I couldn’t just sit on my hands lamenting my poor fate.
Ah, but I did indeed lament my poor fate and kept telling myself the same crummy and depressing story over and over again and that’s how holistic life coaching saved my life.
The opportunity to become a certified aromatherapist happened quite unexpectedly and I’m so glad it did! After earning my certification, another opportunity came across my computer screen – a one hour webinar on how to talk with clients in a short amount of time and get to the real heart of why they are coming to me. It was hosted by Annie Mascelli of Your Spirited Life – she’s a wise and fabulous holistic life coach who teaches deep listening. And deep listening is exactly what life coaches do.
Enter Holistic Life Coaching
Who knew that this 8 month course would be as much for me as the clients I serve? That I would gain much more insight and clarity than I ever had? That the heartaches I have endured would become wisdom to help you?
The word “serendipity” certainly comes to mind.
We all can use life coaching at one point or another to shine a light on some shadowy areas and help us move forward to a fulfilling life. Where I shine with wisdom and experience is for those of you who endured sexual abuse as a child and never had a healthy way to fully process that chapter in your life.
It’s a harsh and hush-hush subject, and to think that things like this simply go away if we don’t talk about it is cruel and fruitless.
The patterns that show up might be overspending, the same lousy relationship over and over again (just a different face each time), sitting in a dead end job, lower back problems, negative self-talk, financial issues, feeling numb inside, people pleasing – not addressing this area can show up in any number of ways.
Through holistic life coaching, I help you see what’s on the other side of your stuck places simply by shining a light on what’s brought you to your current space. I’ve been trained to use specific tools that help you get out of your vicious cycle – help you tell a new story.
In short, I help you get unstuck from every area of your life empowering you to realize the peace and happiness that you deserve is all there within you – we just need to tap into it.
This isn’t a lifetime of therapy or counseling – although they have their place and I’m the first to admit it. We may only need a few sessions together. Then again, we may need several sessions – it’s up to you because this is about you. I ask for a commitment of three session to ensure we get to the heart of – and address – what concerns you.
I can’t heal you, cure you, fix you or change you. That’s not my job. My calling is to show you how beautiful you are and to believe in you when you don’t believe in yourself.
Coaching sessions are $125 and last approximately 60 – 90 minutes. We’ll talk via phone or Zoom, and most importantly, these sessions are safe, confidential and non-judgmental.
Where do you see yourself today? Can you use some insight and clarity into your life? Go here to find out more information about the holistic life coaching services I offer.
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