Steps To Growth
The format is 1-to-1 sessions online (via Skype or Zoom) – for further practical details and cost info, see the main Mindfulness Coaching page.
If you’ve begun to question your usual way of being in the world, and you’re wondering if there’s an alternative, the ‘Steps To Growth’ programme may be of interest to you.
This programme is suitable for those who have attended a session with me in the past. I would usually suggest that this programme is done before Steps To Freedom, but if you’ve already covered that content with me, you may still find Steps To Growth helpful. For those who have not worked with me previously, you can follow the Mini-Programme as an introduction.
The programme covers 4 self-enquiry tools that can help you begin to break out of your usual stress patterns and find a new response. This kind of self-awareness can be an effective foundation from which to further develop the practices of self-kindness and mindfulness.
Over the course of the programme, I share some ideas you can use in your own life, plus some journaling practices to get you started. Meditation will not be an integral part of the programme, but I may make suggestions about meditation practices that are a good complement.
GUIDANCE NOTE: As with all of my offerings, the approaches I share may be helpful for stress, but are not intended to support debilitating mental health conditions, or severe emotional distress (see more info about suitability on the About page).
The programme begins with an Opening Session to help you get the most out of it. Then, we look at the following themes:
1. What Matters Most? – learning to recognise your own values, to support intentional living.
2. Empowering Stories – using mindfulness of thoughts to uncover limiting stories, and possible alternatives.
3. Who Do I Need To Be? – discovering the unhelpful beliefs that keep us stuck in old patterns.
4. What’s Happening Now? – a core mindfulness tool to help you find a new way of being in the world.
5. Tuning Into Kindness – how attuning to yourself can be a ‘way in’ to self-kindness, helping you to meet your own needs.
6. Discovering New Possibilities – putting it all together, so that moments of stress can become an opportunity to further your growth process.
It can be helpful to have a Review Session a few weeks after you finish the programme, to consolidate your learning.
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