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Let’s face it, no one wants coaching because their life is non-stop butterflies and roses. You’re here because what you've been doing isn't getting you where you want to be.
Maybe you’ve mantra-ed your mindset to within an inch of its life and are sick of playing whack-a-mole with the voices in your head.
Maybe it’s the chocolate & potato chips. The mindless scrolling on social media. The Netflix binge. The keeping so busy there’s no time to listen to those pesky voices. Our coping mechanisms work… well, right up until they don’t.
Oof, if like me, that hits a bit hard - I've got you. Let's dive in to the nitty-gritty!
Q: You keep talking about inner voices and parts. What’s up with all that?
A: I view the world through the lens of the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model. In a nutshell (aka from Wikipedia) “IFS posits that the mind is made up of multiple parts, and underlying them is a person's core or true Self. Like members of a family, a person's inner parts can take on extreme roles or subpersonalities. Each part has its own perspective, interests, memories, and viewpoint. A core tenet of IFS is that every part has a positive intent, even if its actions are counterproductive and/or cause dysfunction. There is no need to fight with, coerce, or eliminate parts; the IFS method promotes internal connection and harmony to bring the mind back into balance. IFS focuses on the relationships between parts and the core Self. The goal of therapy is to create a cooperative and trusting relationship between the Self and each part.”
Q: Ok, so what’s the Self?
A: According to IFS creator Dick Schwartz, Self is “the core of a person, which contains leadership qualities such as compassion, perspective, curiosity, and confidence. The Self is best equipped to lead the internal family.”
Q: So, what does all that mean in terms of your coaching?
A: This model serves as the foundation of my coaching process. A basic understanding of it is important to the work we’ll do together. However, often, the terminology may not even come up in sessions. I have a large set of coaching tools that I draw from. Each client, and each session are unique and require an open, creative approach. What resonates with one client may not work for another. It’s always a co-creation. I have a list of resources to help you learn more.
Q: What are some of the coaching tools you mentioned?
A: Yay! This is where we really get to have some fun! Sometimes we’re having a conversation and I’m asking questions. Other times it could be journaling, drawing, playing with puppets, clay or Legos. It could be movement like dancing, walking, or shaking it out. Or it could be singing, a meditation, even applying your Harry Potter house strengths to a current problem – whatever works best for you and your parts!
Q: This all sounds great. What do I do now?
A: Fantastic! Let’s schedule a Consult Call – 30 minutes to get a feel for whether we’d be a good match. If all signs point to yes, I’ll send you my coaching agreement and payment link, we’ll set up your session calendar and start our journey together. If your system needs a little more reassurance, we can do a no-obligation single paid session first. ($150)
When you’re ready to commit to coaching, we’ll meet over 10 sessions/6 months. We follow your system’s lead and pace. It may be fairly linear, or it may look like a bowl of spaghetti. ($1500 or 3 payments of $525).