We all know how difficult it is to change. Yet the world is shouting at us to do exactly that. And we want to change. Many of us yearn to change –we’re tired of the old ways of doing things. But we feel constricted, bound by our programming. By the time we’re adults, most of us have habits deeply etched into our neuro-programming and many of them are on automatic.
How, then, can we evolve ourselves to become our best selves, and live lives that are respectful of all other sentient beings on the planet?
This is where coaching can truly make a difference. Here’s why why it works:
1) As the famous writer Anais Nin once said, “We don’t see things as they are, we see things as WE are.” Therefore, we imagine that what we see out there is “reality” rather than just a projection of our own consciousness. Good coaches know this and help us to work with our perceptions. They help us look deeper than the issues we’re presenting and work with our patterns. Most importantly, they get us excited about seeing things differently and expanding our thinking in ways that catalyses us in exciting new ways.
2) Making changes usually feels uncomfortable. We love our habits, even if they don’t always serve us. Some people expect new behaviours to feel good right away and tell themselves “this doesn’t feel right” when they take a new action and as a result, slip back into the old ways. A good coach can help us understand the process of change and helps keep us on track and stay steady until the unfamiliar becomes familiar.
3) A coach will tell us things that family members and friends usually won’t. Also, because feedback is being delivered by someone with no agenda other than helping us be our best. This helps us to hear it more deeply and work with it without resistance.
4) Most of us have a far easier time breaking agreements we’ve made with ourselves than those we make with others. A coach can hold us accountable until we learn more how to do that ourselves.
5) Coaching gives us the experience of having someone truly believe in us and our ability to create what our hearts yearn for. Coaches work hard to help make that happen. And perhaps most importantly, they believe in us even when we have lost belief. This can be a game changer.
I have worked as a personal development coach for over 30 years so I’m very experienced in helping people change. My mission is to help people be fully in charge of themselves. I want to help more people do that. To that end, this spring, I’m offering something new: training sessions on specific tools. I’m calling the series, TOOLS FOR TAKING CHARGE.
Some may be offered as a group experience, but most will involve a 1-1 training that will give you an hour of training in a specific skill-set to help you manage your energy and put you in charge of how you think and feel about a challenging situation in your life. The sessions will be over the phone or Skype, or Zoom–your preference.
I will be offering a different ‘tool’ each newsletter for the next few weeks. Because I want to encourage people who’ve never experienced coaching with me before, I’m offering these 1 hour sessions at a “Gosh, I can’t resist that” price.
This week’s tool for taking charge is: Tapping.
Maybe you’d like to become more confident, or get over an upset feeling you have with someone, or want to handle a nagging health issue more resourcefully. Tapping can be effective with any issue that is causing you stress. It works by freeing up stuck emotional energy by stimulating specific energy points in body’s meridians. (These meridians are the same ones that acupuncturists use.
In this one hour tapping training, I will explore the physical and emotions symptoms of the situation you want to work with. I will then formulate a series of powerful statements that will target the physiological and psychological issues and after demonstrating the location of the points, I will take you through the protocol using these statements. (The specificity of the statements is important. Without this, the protocol has limited power as some of you might have experienced if you’ve tried to do it yourself.
At the end of the three-round process, you will be able to assess the change that’s taken place.
And the “Gosh, I can’t resist” price is $99.
I will give a full refund if you aren’t pleased with the outcome.
Please send me an email if you’d like to have one of these sessions or if you have questions.
That’s it for this week.
As always, I’m your biggest fan.