Holistic Life Coaching
What is Holistic Life Coaching?
I like to think of myself as a guide, someone who walks a journey with my clients. I let them lead and walk beside them; or maybe if the brush has overgrown, I’ll blaze the trail for a couple of steps to help them retake the direction.
At the start of a coaching relationship, I have my clients establish a focus for our time together. We meet in person or via Zoom, where they can feel at home and most safe.
I listen and I ask questions that can lead to deeper discovery as they answer, search and share the thoughts that come up for them. I use a variety of question styles from fact finding, clarifying, or those that have a client move out of their head and into the reactions of their body (somatic questions). I offer accountability and if needed, a little confronting with love and kindness for clients who are afraid to admit the truth. We work on creating the positive outcome they are wanting, in thought and in action.
At times we will work through exercises and there are times when I assign “grow-work” to help strengthen our conversation between sessions. But we are constantly moving toward the focus goal.
I am Certified in various healing modalities and therefore I am able to take a holistic approach with my clients. I provide support that looks at the whole person taking into consideration their physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing.
Each person will have a different journey and a path to healing that is influenced by their age, gender, culture, heritage, language, faith, sexual and gender identity, relationship status, life experience and beliefs.
A holistic approach focusses on a person’s wellness and not just their illness or condition.
Some of the benefits of holistic life coaching are as follows:
- Rebuilding your life after a relationship ends
- How to navigate the after effects of divorce and manage your children through it all
- Overcoming limiting beliefs
- Modifying the filters that colour your world
- Seeing yourself and others in improved ways
- Finding your true self and exercise your true potential
- Getting past the sticking points in your life
- Learning to love yourself
As a Professional Certified Holistic Life Coach, I assist individuals in exploring and developing new skills in order to create self awareness, self-acceptance, and balance. I offer all of this in a confidential, non-threatening, supportive and encouraging environment.
Coaching is not Therapy
An important thing to remember about life coaching is that coaches do not diagnose mental illness or treat it. If I felt a client would be better suited to work with a mental health professional, I would work with them to find resources in choosing
one with no hesitation.
I have had both therapists and coaches at different times of my life. The work was similar in some ways but different in others.