I’ve been on a new journey since my last blog – adding to my existing NLP tools – I’ve now become a Practitioner of Time Line Therapy™ and Hypnosis!
It’s been an exciting journey with new experiences, new destinations and plenty of revelations and laughs along the way. Being a life coach means being equipped to help my clients find the right path for them. Facilitating the changes they choose to make. NLP, TLT™ and Hypnosis are wonderful set of techniques – or tools for my ‘coaching tool bag’!
I guess prior to 2004, I had so many limiting beliefs, so much ‘stuff’ was holding me back – I didn’t know what to do for the best, I felt truly ‘stuck’ in life… it felt like I had no options, hadn’t a clue what to do to push forward. During that dark time one of my best friends Helen, told me about an interview she’d heard on LBC radio station. A guy called Andy Harrington had been speaking about ‘creating the life you desire’ and she’d chosen to go to an event called Fire Your Desire – similar to Antony Robbins UPW. I was so excited to hear how well it had gone for her and how she had had some huge emotional shifts and had made some positive decisions about how she was going to live the rest of her life. I was excited for her and felt compelled to go on the next event for myself! I had no idea what coaching or NLP was at that stage, they weren’t words in my world.
On the 3 day FYD in London we (200 people) all worked on our own ‘stuff’, with Andy guiding us through each day and really playing hard ball with our resistance at times. We all chose to walk a 25 feet fire walk – which was an awesome experience – and showed as all how we could survive stretching our ‘comfort zones’ and make a choice to live a bit more on the outside – in our ‘adventure zones’. Many of the techniques were used that long weekend were NLP and Coaching… wow… it began to wet my desire.
From that moment, my world expanded. I began to choose what I did, and began looking at the world through a different pair of eyes. I can’t say that by going on a 3 day workshop I was completely changed or that I made better decisions generally, but I did choose to learn from the feedback of those decisions and not repeat them! I also learned that you need to take responsibility for what you have in your life – you have attracted all you have by the thoughts you have. By one or two things changing… it was like the domino effect… other things began to shift. Sometimes I would shock myself by the way I reacted to something said or experienced – I would realise I’d handled it in a completely new way – and give myself a metaphorical pat on the back! :) It also helped me to have a friend who was also on this journey of personal development, someone who encouraged me to be positive, make choices and take responsibility for those choices – good or bad – she was my coach.
Life isn’t always easy, but that doesn’t mean we should lie down and take it… we need to change our strategies for success and push through the pain barrier. It’s so worth it.
So now in 2009, I am now able to work with clients on a one to one basis (workshops coming in the new year) helping them to ‘un-stick’ themselves, helping them to design the life they would really like to have, breaking down the invisible barriers of thought that have kept them down or prevented them from having what they really want. Supporting and championing them, listening to them carefully and then asking the questions they have not asked themselves (or have not wanted to answer before). Sometimes, we keep doing the same things, getting the same results and think we don’t know how to do things differently. Coaching speeds the process up, releases you from the cage you’re trapped in…
This is an exciting time – what would you like from 2010? It’s not far away now… if you are wanting more from life, or have a goal you want to achieve but could do with someone to encourage you – believe in you – contact me. If you have a negative voice in your head telling you ‘I can’t do it’ or words to that effect – contact me, we can change that voice for something far more empowering!