Coaching and Green Space Coaching
I believe that we all have the potential for happiness and well-being to flourish in our lives.
I grew up in Denmark, the happiest nation in the world, according to the United Nations World Happiness Report published on International Day of Happiness, 20th March 2016. The report ranked 157 countries according to a range of measures.
Everyone has the potential to live happy and fulfilling lives; however, we don't always allow ourselves happiness and life satisfaction. The reason for this can be rooted in beliefs, many of which come from others e.g. parents, teachers, work environments and society in general.
Many people come to coaching because they are stuck in one or more areas of life, being it work, relationship, family etc. Coaching can support you to move forward in life, develop a clear vision, gain self-confidence and motivation. People often describe insights gained through coaching as 'lightbulb moments', a moment of sudden realisation, enlightenment or inspiration.
With coaching you will have an opportunity to take the time you need to examine your beliefs, your identity, to work with what no-longer serves you and explore new ways of creating more life affirming beliefs, which supports you to grow into the fullness of a happy flourishing life. You will be encouraged to explore and discover your values, who you are as a person and what you want from life. You may choose to focus on a particular aspect of your life, or life as a whole.
In sessions there is a focus on 'being you'. Who you are as a person and what you want from life, based on discovering and living from your principals. Bringing greater awareness to your life and what's important to you.
My style of coaching is integrative and in particular I draw on the approaches of positive psychology, NLP, mindfulness and ecopsychology. I support you to move towards positive mood, confidence, decision-making, greater resilience, purpose, inspiration and life-satisfaction while you are being firmly grounded in your values.
I facilitate a process, from a systemic perspective, where you can explore how to live life courageously and develop a vision that has meaning, purpose, direction and is rooted in your values. I work interactively and intuitively to facilitate transformation, with a focus on your development, engagement, sense of identity, learning and reflection.
You are encouraged to be curious, to explore what it's like to be human today and to find your direction going forth.
Green Space Coaching
Most of us have a favourite green space, perhaps it is near to where ever we live or work. Places that resonate strongly with us, support us to relax, to unwind and to think more clearly.
I live and work in the South West of England and some of my favourite places include beaches, moors, woodlands and riversides. All of which have very different energies and what they have in common is that they are all wonderfully good for our well-being. Nature is a natural stress buster and coaching in green spaces can be a very rewarding.
Simply by walking, touching the earth, looking around and listening while being surrounded by life and space can make you open up in a different way.
The pace of live can cut us off from and make us feel separate from the natural world, the seasonal energy to which our mind, body and soul are so closely connected. Spending time outdoors and connecting to what is around us through our senses - what we can see, hear, feel, smell - can help us slow down, become grounded and feel spacious inside so we can reflect, generate new ways of thinking, find ideas and solutions.
Here are a couple of examples of what you could experience in Green Space Coaching:
Try the exercise below in a garden, park or other open space:
- Take some time to walk by yourself, slow your pace down and take some deep breaths
- Name 4 things you can see, 4 you can hear, 4 you can feel
- Then name 3 of each, 2 of each and lastly 1 of each
- Check in with yourself - how are you now?
We can learn much from opening up to and connecting with, the wisdom and resilience of nature, as we begin to see ourselves as part of nature rather than separate. Take a woodland for example, trees are rooted and so you can stay rooted in your life. Yet, trees also let go of their leaves in the autumn, allowing for a period of rest while the fallen leaves transform and enrich the soil, allowing for the cycle of renewal.
Have a go at asking yourself the following 2 questions:
- Where in your life do you need to be rooted and wise?
- What have you let go of in the past to allow for rest, transformation and renewal?
Please contact me to explore further and to make an appointment
In person - Skype - Telephone
Cost and sessions
How much will it cost?
One hour: £50
One and a half hours: £70
Making an appointment
I currently see clients in Frome, Somerset. I also practise in The Rooms Complementary Health Clinic in Poundbury, Dorchester.
Call or email to make an initial appointment.
07947 336 915