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MINDFULNESS COACHING

Online mindfulness coaching, 1-to-1 via Skype or Zoom

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“The most powerful thing from sessions with Sheila has got to be my positive mindset changes”

Mindful Living Coaching Programme

Inspired by the popular workshops I’ve been running for a number of years, I offer a 1-to-1 coaching programme you can access via sessions on Skype or Zoom.

An integral part of living mindfully is learning to support ourselves through difficult times, and opening to the positive in life: my sessions offer practical ways to discover how to do this.

My coaching sessions are based on ideas, practices and tools I’ve shared with hundreds of people (both in groups and individually), to support them in learning to live more mindfully. To get a sense of the benefits, you can visit the Mindful Living page, and see the client quotes throughout the website.

“Sheila has helped me change the way I think… I am much calmer now”

I have two different programmes available:

The ‘Steps To Freedom’ programme is suitable for mindfulness beginners, aswell as those with some experience – and you don’t need to be interested in sitting meditation, that’s optional (I don’t lead meditations within these 1-to-1 coaching sessions).

The Steps To Embodimentprogramme is for those who already have a mindfulness practice, and want to develop further.

To read descriptions of the session content for each programme, click on the links above or in the site menu.

What happens in a session?

I start by sharing some info and ideas on the topic. I will then support you in reflecting on how the material applies to your own life. It’s a space where you can come up with your own ideas to experiment with at home, or receive suggestions from me if helpful. At the end of each session, we’ll create your personalised next steps to take away. Where helpful, this may include a suggested plan for home practice. We don’t do meditation in the session, but it can be a space to discuss your experiences if you practice meditation at home.

Why is 1-to-1 coaching helpful?

Coaching provides personalised support that is responsive to your individual needs. It can be hard to find this kind of space in everyday life, to discover your next steps towards growth, without your own instinct being drowned out by other influences. As a coach I can not only provide you with tools for positive change, but also support you in investigating your own particular way of being in the world – and finding new possibilities, especially if you’re feeling fed up of hitting the same old stumbling blocks.  It’s also a private space, where you can reflect on your own experience in confidence.

Cost and duration

**I am currently operating on a donations basis, given the financial challenges so many people are facing.**

The usual rate is £20 for each 45-minute session (for 2020, I am offering the concessionary rate as standard; this may increase in future). I will send payment info when you contact me to enquire or book. The rate applies to all sessions, including Starter Sessions.

Practical details

We can use Skype or Zoom for our sessions. You can choose if we use video, or just audio so it’s like a phone call. I offer evening and weekend slots, so you can fit it around other commitments.  If you are outside the UK, please let me know as we may need to work out time differences etc.

How do I book?

**I only work with a limited number of clients at any one time, and I am currently fully booked. If you would like to go on the waiting list, email me and I will recontact you when a slot becomes available. If you would like to discuss if my approach is suitable for you, I can schedule that in, but we may not be able to commence sessions immediately.**

Both coaching programmes begin with a Starter Session, to help you get the most out of the process. To book a Starter Session, or ask any questions, please email me via the contact page.  Before contacting me, please ensure you have read the Important Info at the bottom of this page to check suitability.

Do I have to commit to lots of sessions?

You only need to book your Starter Session to begin with – at the end of that session, we can discuss whether you want to continue with one of the coaching programmes.

I usually work on a session-to-session basis, even though they are organised into programmes – so you can have the flexibility of booking one at a time, working through them at your own pace, and with no obligation to book for additional sessions.  I would suggest a minimum of one week between sessions. Some sessions can be done as a stand-alone, or in a different order – please do email me if you want to ask more about this.

How can I get a taste of your approach?

If you want to get more of a sense of me and the approach I share, you can explore the resources on this site: blogs, tips and meditations. You may also like the info and videos on the Mindful Living page.

“I have discovered techniques that have really worked for me… to find a greater sense of calm and inner belief and self confidence”

IMPORTANT INFO:

These sessions are helpful for stress, but are not intended to support those currently experiencing a debilitating mental health condition, or severe emotional distress.  They are also for adults only (18yrs+). You can read a bit more about suitability at the About page. If you are unsure if my sessions are suitable for you, I’m happy to have a short phone chat – to arrange one, please get in touch via the contact page.

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