life coaching

Five Simple Tips to Achieve a Work-Life Balance

One of the main goals I hear in coaching is the desire to achieve a work-life balance. A lot of the time people have already realised that there’s something out of sync, and they know that they want to change something. It’s difficult when you’re in the middle of a situation sometimes to achieve full clarity around what to do and coaching can be exceptionally helpful for this. My approach to life coaching is a holistic one Read more…

By Sarah, ago
Reiki

What is Reiki and how can it help me?

What is Reiki and how can it help me? Some FAQs about Reiki “The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually ‘spiritually guided life force energy.’”- Reiki.org The International Centre for Reiki training defines Reiki as, “a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.” More to the point is that it is a type of energy work. Read more…

By Sarah, ago
self-development

The Comfort Zone: How uncomfortable do we need to be to grow?

Comfort zone  noun a situation where one feels safe or at ease. a settled method of working that requires little effort and yields only barely acceptable results. In our comfort zone, can we grow? The definition suggests it might not be possible. To officially grow we might need to step outside of our comfort zone and do something that might not feel as easy as our day to day routine. Something that requires more effort might Read more…

By Sarah, ago
psychology

Exercise Your Positivity!

Positive Psychology has been defined as: the scientific study of positive human functioning and flourishing on multiple levels that include the biological, personal, relational, institutional, cultural, and global dimensions of life – Seligman and Cziksebtmihalyi (2000) and more simply put by Christopher Peterson (2008) it’s the scientific study of what makes life most worth living Those who practice positive psychology will be familiar with holding a positive attitude, particularly in the areas of one’s life which are of the most Read more…

By Sarah, ago
life coaching

10 Tips to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

As we approach the end of 2017, many people begin to think about New Year’s Resolutions. I like the idea of new beginnings. Also, people taking the opportunity to start fresh in an area of their life that they might not have before. New year’s resolutions don’t necessarily have to be about giving up something. They can also be about taking up something new, something that will benefit you overall. This could be in the Read more…

By Sarah, ago
life coaching

Why do people seek out a Life Coach and what can you expect to achieve from going to one?

People decide to seek out a Life Coach for numerous reasons, and really, there is a LONG list. The main thing that these people have in common is that they want to change something in their lives. Most people are usually working towards achieving a goal but that is not always the case. The International Coaching Federation has conducted numerous studies on the effects of Life Coaching and the reasons why people choose to go Read more…

By Sarah, ago
self-development

The Effect of Confidence on our lives.

If I asked you, ‘What do you think of yourself?’ Would it be a difficult question for you to answer? Or do you find positive adjectives words flow out of your mouth with ease? Time and time again, I ask this question to clients with the response being one of bewilderment. Most people don’t know how to say good things about themselves. Most people also don’t feel that it’s okay to say good things about Read more…

By Sarah, ago
psychology

Positive and Negative Selfishness: When Being Selfish Isn’t Always Bad.

selfish adjective (of a person, action, or motive) lacking consideration for other people; concerned chiefly with one’s own personal profit or pleasure. When people talk about the word ‘selfish’, they usually mean it in a negative way. Selfishness isn’t seen as a desirable trait, while people that put others needs before themselves, irrelevant if it has a negative impact on them, are seen in a positive light. This one-sided view on ‘selfishness’ doesn’t consider the importance Read more…

By Sarah, ago
wellness

What is Wellness and how does it relate to Coaching?

So what exactly is Wellness? We hear people talking all the time about the importance of wellness and well-being. So many ‘wells’, but what do they mean? The World Health Organisation defines wellness as an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life, a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. If we look at our own lives, Read more…

By Sarah, ago