HOW DO I KNOW IF
coaching is right for me?
The short answer: if you're a human.
But assuming you would like a little more clarification, let me explain.
Our coaches are all trained in trauma-informed care. That does not mean that you need to have experienced a single catastrophic event to use our services.
IN FACT, AN ESTIMATED 70% OF ADULTS IN THE UNITED STATES HAVE EXPERIENCED A TRAUMATIC EVENT AT LEAST ONCE IN THEIR LIVES. THE REALITY IS THAT ONLY A SMALL PERCENTAGE DEVELOP POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER, OR PTSD, THAT REQUIRES THE INTERVENTION OF A MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL.
SO WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR THE REST OF US WITHOUT PTSD?
Trauma is a fact of life.
We all experience it and the debilitating consequences that come with it, regardless of whether it develops into PTSD or not.
And trauma isn't just what we judge as the "big stuff," like war or abuse or natural disaster or loss. It's also the stuff we've grown to normalize, like
growing up in poverty,
bearing witness to domestic violence,
enduring a serious or chronic illness,
having a learning disability that leaves you doubting your abilities,
or parents who are so wrapped up in their own problems that they unintentionally neglect your needs.
The list goes on.
Trauma left unresolved can lead to a life spent in survival mode, afraid to plant roots, to plan for the future, to trust, and to let joy in.
The wonderful news is you can GROW from it and experience true genuine fulfillment. It takes a shift from surviving to thriving, and it's not simple.
But trust me when I say there is more to life than surviving.
WELL, HOW DO I DO THAT?
Even though the adversity trauma brings seems debilitating at the time, it's actually one of most important ingredients to greatness. It's like a superpower you never asked for, but you just have to learn how to use it.
Our coaches can help answer some questions about what might be considered trauma and the ways it could be manifesting in your current life. Very often, trauma takes time to reveal itself, courage to peel back layers to confront our past, and strength to step out of your history and onto the path of your future. Whatever is holding you back from making your dreams come true, we can help. And further, we can help you to change your narrative and use your challenges to be an even better version of yourself.
Plus, did you know coaching allows you to experience REAL & SUSTAINABLE results that you can notice in shorter amounts of time than traditional talk therapy?
Many of our clients come to us after feeling as if they hit a ceiling in therapy and are looking to take their healing journey to new heights.
Because trauma is so pervasive, it may have you struggling and feeling a lack of fulfillment in various arenas of your life, like relationships, career, or parenting. We have the capability to address and guide you through all of these.
HERE ARE SOME COMMON HEALING TOPICS THAT MAY RESONATE WITH YOU:
It's easy to lose direction in life, especially with all of the challenges we face. The process of finding your purpose requires navigating plenty of self-reflection, listening to others, and exploring where your passions lie.
Whether we face abuse from someone we love and trust, in a relationship, or from a stranger, it can have lasting effects. We help take your power back from all types of abuse, including narcissistic, emotional, physical, financial, & spiritual.
It's important to understand the body-mind connection and practice self care regularly. A lot of the time, we set our own needs aside, thinking we are being more productive. Physical wellness and goals are just as important!
While it seems surprising, some people undermine their own good intentions and goals. Self-sabotage occurs when people hinder their own success. It can lower our self-confidence and leave us feeling stuck.
Whatever joy means to you, this feeling can be harnessed in surprisingly simple ways. We tend to have trouble finding joy after adverse events, but it's possibly to remember what being happy feels like!
It's easy to lose yourself in a relationship when you struggle with low self-esteem and self worth. Learn the signs of codependency and how to overcome it so your relationships can flourish!
If you can learn unhealthy patterns, then you can unlearn them too. As you uncover triggers and patterns of behavior, you can begin to unlearn the things that hold you back.
Make no doubt: trauma shakes up our world and forces us to take another look at our cherished goals and dreams. We can't change history, but we can choose to use it as a growth-fostering experience
Do you get uncomfortable when things seem to be going well? When we get used to a chaotic environment, our nervous system believes it to be familiar and comforting. We tend to seek it out when we get "bored" and it can have negative effects on our quality of life.
Social anxiety manifests in various ways, and can look different for different people. When you face adversity or trauma, there is a potential to internalize beliefs about yourself, and if left unhealed, can lead to fears of social situations.