What is a life coach? How can a life coach benefit me?
A ‘life coach’ is someone who is trained to help you see clearly where you are today, then find ways to move forward towards your goals. They do not tell you what to do, they help you discover what it is you want to do.
Who can benefit from life coaching?
Anyone who wishes to make a quantum shift in their life in order to gain a more confident and stable way of living. Anyone who is stuck at any point in life and looking to seek clarity and direction for the way forward.
How is life coaching different from counseling?
Counseling provides a safe and supportive system to help you gain the strength and clarity to cope with the current issues. Counselors like life coaches want to help you find and create a life you feel better about by providing an atmosphere of trust, non judgement and support but there are crucial differences such as:
What is hypnotherapy? How can it benefit me?
Hypnotherapy is a technique that is used to create a relaxed sleep-like state of mind (theta state) during which positive suggestions and guided imagery can be well received to help you deal with a variety of concerns, issues and habits you want to change. You are completely in control when under hypnosis and don't have to take on any suggestions if you don't want to. A normal human being goes through hypnosis at least twice a day just before s/he fall asleep and just when s/he about to wake up. These are also known as power states in which the subconscious mind is most receptive to positive suggestions.
What does NLP stand for?
NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Neuro refers to your neurology; Linguistic refers to language; programming refers to how that neural language functions. In other words, it is the language of your mind. NLP has no formal induction and both conscious & unconscious mind is involved. NLP is extremely useful for rapid transformation and works particularly well in removing anxiety, fears, phobias and limiting beliefs. NLP helps you to have control over feelings, emotions and behaviours and is based on the following presuppositions:
What does a typical life coaching session look like?
Life coaching sessions will typically last between 60 minutes and 90 minutes. During the initial session, we gather information through asking focused questions then, work with you to establish goals and challenge you to reflect upon certain ideas you have to help you move forward with your life. You will never be forced to make any decisions you don't feel comfortable with and all sessions will be confidential, allowing you to explore your thoughts and feelings privately in a safe space. We offer support and feedback to help you to stay focused on your goals and will occasionally set you tasks and objectives to work on outside of sessions.
What is NNRT and how does it help deal with trauma and other negative emotions?
Negative Neuropathway Reversal Therapy (NNRT) is a stand alone therapy that primarily uses bi-lateral eye movements and it can be used in tandem with Clinical Hypnotherapy, NLP, Coaching and Mindfulness. We guide the client to move their eyes in formulated sequences in order re-set the neuro pathways of the brain so that they then perceive the negative stimulus in a different light. It is proven to be very effective where neuro-pathways are firing and sending off negative messages and is used in the treatment of trauma, depression, PTSD, as well as almost any condition whereby you are ’ stuck’ or can't ‘let go’ or ‘move forward’. The Brain contributes to homeostasis by mediating complex functions through sensory input, integration of new and stored information, making decisions and signalling actions (Tortora & Grabowski) and NNRT works on many levels of the brain to facilitate this process.
Are there any contraindications to NNRT?
NNRT is effective in treating all emotional conditions and trauma such as mental abuse, anger, confidence building, fears & phobias, general anxiety disorders, insomnia, performance nerves, smoking cessation, sexual abuse/rape, weight loss. However in the following conditions NNRT will not be used:
What are my commitments?
Successful coaching requires a partnership between you and your coach. There are rewards and responsibilities on both sides. For a successful coaching relationship you must:
How soon can I see results?
People seek life coaching for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes our clients have specific concerns that they want to resolve, like losing weight, changing careers or developing healthier habits. Sometimes people come for life coaching because they want to feel happier, more productive or more in control of their lives. Most people get what they need out of working with a Life Coach between 4 - 12 sessions. People who are highly motivated “active learners” can go through the process more quickly.
Can life coaching work for children?
A parent is the best resource for kids when they are overwhelmed, stressed or unhappy. Where this is not possible, life coaching is a fantastic, strengths-based alternative for kids and teens. We focus on age-appropriate solutions. 10+ is an ideal age for us to work with kids to engage in life coaching.
What is a breakthrough session?
Break through sessions are structured specially to deal with intense issues such as overcoming smoking addictions. The breakthrough sessions are one to one usually over three-hour. We use a powerful combination of NLP, hypnotherapy and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) to destroy neurological pathways and re-programme your thought process. We identify your smoking triggers and address the cravings. We offer additional support through one hour complimentary top-up session plus phone, text or email support during the six months following the breakthrough session.
What is Virtual Gastric Banding?
Virtual gastric banding is a non surgical non invasive technique that uses the power of focused hypnosis to re-train your mind to be satisfied with smaller portions of food. It alters the way you think about food and gives very safe & predictable results. Ideal candidates for VGB are individuals with 4-5stones over their prescribed weight.We offer a 4session package for virtual gastric banding. For other clients aiming to lose extra pounds, we also offer a structured weight loss management programme.
What kind of fears & phobias can you help with?
We use tested NLP techniques supported by hypnotherapy where required to help you overcome fears & phobias that may be limiting your ability to function effectively on a day to day basis. These may include fears & phobias linked to flying, closed spaces, presenting/public speaking, heights, animals etc.
Can I give up junk food or sugar intake through NLP?
Yes. We can surely help you to stop taking the food & drink you no longer want to and help you get rid of cravings that you are not otherwise able to deal with.
What if I am not based in the UAE or UK?
We can offer support through video conferencing such as Skype.
What if I want to change or cancel my appointment?
We understand that there may be times when you are not able to keep appointments. For a full refund, please inform us of any change or cancellations atleast 48 hours before the scheduled time of the session. Change or cancellation made within 24 hours or less will be charged at 50% of the full session price. In case of no show, full session price will be charged.