Available from Autumn 2019:
MINDFUL LIVING Coaching Programme
Inspired by the workshops I’ve been running for a number of years, I’ve developed a Mindful Living coaching programme, built around a series of 1-to-1 sessions via Skype.
The material is based on ideas, practices and tools I’ve shared in workshops that support people in living more mindfully. These sessions can be thought of as personal workshops, each one lasting 45 minutes.
During each session, we take the theme as a starting point, and I will share some info and ideas on the topic. You can then reflect on your own observations of the material I’ve shared, and how it applies to your own life currently. In the final part of the session, we’ll clarify what you might take away as personalised next steps.
Following each session, I can also give suggestions for related meditation practice at home (if you want – you don’t have to meditate!).
You can create your own programme by picking a theme for each session that fits with what’s going on in your own growth journey, one session at a time – you can let your own path unfold, there’s no need to pick all your themes at once. I can offer suggestions after your first session about what themes might be a good fit if you want to continue.
The first session is called ‘Intentional Living’, and can be done as a one-off, or used to set you up for a series of sessions (no need to decide upfront how many sessions you have). After the first session, you can then pick from the available themed sessions below.
Cost – £35 for each 45-minute session (or £22 per session concessionary rate if you are on a low income – you decide which rate best fits your circumstances). I work on a session-to-session basis, so you can have the flexibility of booking one session at a time, with no obligation to book for additional sessions.
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+). 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.
This programme will be available from Autumn 2019. To book or ask for further information, please email me via the contact page. If you are outside the UK, please let me know as we may need to work out time differences etc.
AVAILABLE SESSION THEMES
‘Intentional Living’ – exploring what mindful living might look like in your own life (wherever you’re at right now!). This session is your first one, then you can pick from the themes below:
General sessions which can be done in any order:
‘Support Your Self’ – Building self-kindness as a positive resource, for greater resilience. Includes a journalling exercise to get you started.
‘Choosing The Positive’ – Using the Approach Mode to move forward when you encounter challenging situations.
‘Just Noticing’ – A mindfulness tool to build a clearer picture of your limiting patterns.
‘Making Meditation Easier’ – What is meditation, and what it’s not! How to make ‘meditation’ more approachable.
‘Relating To Thoughts’ – Creating a more mindful relationship with thoughts, both in meditation and in life.
‘What Is Self-Kindness?’ – Explore what self-kindness actually means, and how you might begin to develop your own self-kindness meditation practice.
‘Calming Our Experience’ – An intro to how body awareness can interrupt reactivity and give us more choice beyond the habitual thoughts and emotions associated with stress.
I will be adding more ‘general session’ themes here shortly.
‘Going deeper‘ sessions which have prerequisites that you need to do first:
‘Finding Freedom’ – Learning a new way to relate to difficulty. Prequisites – either Support Your Self or What Is Self-Kindness?
‘Re-Connecting With The Body’ – Exploring the possibility of deeper body awareness, as a foundation for greater peacefulness and freedom. Prerequisites – either of the self-kindness sessions, plus Calming Our Experience.
‘Preparing For Change’ – Laying a foundation for letting go of habits that you would like to change, by understanding what is really keeping you stuck. Prerequisite sessions – Support Your Self, Choosing The Positive and Just Noticing.
‘The Power Of Willingness’ – Moving towards new possibilities. Prerequisite sessions – Preparing For Change.
‘Exploring With Kindness & Courage’ – Building the emotional confidence for long-term growth. Prerequisite sessions – The Power Of Willingness.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT WORKING WITH ME
“The most powerful thing from sessions with Sheila has got to be my positive mindset changes”
“I have discovered techniques that have really worked for me… to find a greater sense of calm and inner belief and self confidence”
“Sheila has helped me change the way I think… I am much calmer now”
“These materials are really helpful and encouraging. They are really going to help me with my practice over the next months”
“I am more aware of my feelings and thoughts and am responding to issues in my life differently.”