Online mindfulness coaching, 1-to-1 via Skype
“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 also run a 1-to-1 coaching programme you can access via Skype sessions.
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.
The sessions are 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 programme is 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”
You can choose from two series of sessions – these are:
(click on the links or site menu to view full session descriptions)
The Starter Session can be done as a one-off, or to begin a series. It includes some tools to help you move towards intentional living.
If you’ve already done these sessions with me and have some experience of mindfulness, a 1-to-1 session might include revisiting selected material to go deeper (especially around breaking free from habits), or personal practice review, to help you keep developing.
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 handout sheet and suggested home practice plan – which can include ‘informal’ practice (ways to be more mindful in your day) and resources for building up your meditation 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
£20 for each 45-minute session (for 2020, I have decided to offer the concessionary rate as standard; this may increase in future). I will send payment info when you contact me to enquire or book.
You can choose if we use Skype with 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?
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 either of the series, or book any other session as a stand-alone.
I usually work on a session-to-session basis, even though they are organised into suggested series – 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. Most of the sessions can also be done as a stand-alone, or in a different order if you prefer – 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 follow my blog to receive an email when I post new Monthly Tips and articles – use the button at the bottom right-hand side of the screen to do this (if it’s not visible try scrolling, or approve the cookies banner if you’re happy to do so).
“I have discovered techniques that have really worked for me… to find a greater sense of calm and inner belief and self confidence”
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.