Life doesn’t always give us what we want.
Even if you’re wealthy and successful, things go wrong. Often, in one way or another, we look for pleasure and enjoyment in life. And often, we can come away feeling like the pleasure and enjoyment didn’t really deliver: something was missing…
Pleasurable experiences can come and go. We can’t always control them as we would like: we buy our dream house only to discover that the new neighbours are a nightmare. The holiday was wonderful but all too brief, and only highlights how much we don’t like our job.
The economy, our climate and our health are uncertain. This can lead to increased levels of mental illness and leave us feeling isolated and anxious. Much of the time, if we are honest with ourselves, we are not that happy.
In summary: life doesn’t always seem to give us what we want.
Here’s a list of questions and concerns that people come to me with:
Why aren’t I happy?
How do I find true happiness / peace?
What is my life purpose?
Why do I feel so stuck?
Why can’t I love myself?
How can I reach my full potential?
The Solution – Spiritual Life Coaching
What is Spiritual Life Coaching?
Spiritual coaching is all about finding meaning in life.
Many studies have shown that people who have a clear sense of meaning in their lives are more emotionally robust, more able to deal with set-backs, more creative, achieve more academically and professionally and have better relationships.
Pleasure (and happiness) come and go…yet meaning is something to hold onto: an anchor in the sea of life’s ups and downs.
As a spiritual coach, I will help you find greater meaning in your life: I will help you find your anchor.
Spiritual coaching involves self- understanding: knowing what makes you tick – your own unique world view, background and beliefs. Spiritual coaching will not offer you simplistic solutions or blind beliefs, but will help you to make sense of your life. It will help you to see what’s most important to you, so that you can live from that place more of the time.
Spiritual life coaching is relevant to everyone, whether you consider yourself religious, undecided or not religious.
How Does Spiritual Life Coaching Work?
I use a four-part model that will move you towards greater meaning in your life:
1) Purpose and Vision: finding out what inspires and moves you
Purpose and vision sessions will get you to imagine your ideal life and world. The sessions are purposefully visionary: they get you to contact your ideal life and to reflect on what your ideal life says about your values and purpose in life.
These sessions are about dreaming up possibilities for you and the world around you.
2) Self-Understanding: finding out about the stories you tell yourself
Self-Understanding sessions will help you to look at who you are and where you feel limited in your life. What holds you back? Where do you feel you stuck, unfulfilled and frustrated? How can you find stories that best explain your situation and that help you to move beyond your limitations?
3) Belonging: finding your tribe
Belonging sessions are about recognising that there are other people out there who think and feel similarly to the way you do. This isn’t about being surrounded by those who will simply agree with us and not challenge us, but more about honouring the deep human need we all have to feel like we are with other people who understand us.
4) Transcendence: finding a reality beyond our limited sense of self
Transcendence sessions will help you to recall the moments in your life where you have felt truly free, and help you to explore what led to that and how you might connect with those experiences again. These sessions are about trying to create the conditions in your life so that a state of grace, awakening or creative flow can open you up more and more of the time.
Model Credit: Emily Esfahani Smith, Journalist and Author
Spiritual Life Coaching Services
4 session catalyst programme
One session working on each of the four aspects of a meaningful life
8 session transition programme
2 sessions working on each of the four aspects of a meaningful life
12 session alchemy programme
3 sessions working on each of the four aspects of a meaningful life
Once you have completed one of the programmes, you are free to book-one off spiritual coaching /mentoring sessions to support you on your journey.
Spiritual Life Coach London
I am a London based spiritual development coach with over 20 years’ experience in Buddhist mind training and mindfulness.
I am comfortable working with people from all religious backgrounds, as well as those who see themselves as spiritual but not religious and those who are unsure.
Professionally, I am a freelance London-based life coach with over 12 years’ experience in coaching and mentoring.
My mission is to help you grow into your fullest human potential. I use self-development tools, meditation and mindfulness practices to help move you towards your highest spiritual potential.
A Spiritual Coach is not a Psychotherapist
I am not a trained psychotherapist. If you are suffering from severe depression, severe anxiety, panic attacks including PTSD, phobias, chronic addiction, eating disorders or personality disorders it would be best for you to see a professional who is trained in that specific area.
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Artists, musicians, film makers & fashion designers
3rd sector / charity workers,
My training and skills as a Spiritual Life Coach
I am a practicing Buddhist. I have over 20 years of mindfulness and meditation training and have been mentored myself for the last 20 years.
I have a professional life coaching qualification from the Co-Active Training Institute (CTI). The Co-Active Training Institute is the industry-leading coaching institution, globally.
I am also a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
What’s Unique about the way I coach?
The qualities I will bring to our coaching sessions will be calm, clarity, kindly challenge and compassion.
I am known for my ability to see into the heart of things and for my ability to courageously step into a place where transformation is possible. I care deeply about my clients and will see your uniqueness and your potential.
All enquiries: email@example.com
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