As a life coach, I have had clients who spend a considerable amount of time talking about their husband/wife/girlfriend/boyfriend/partner/question mark and trying to understand the decisions their significant other is making that could be hurting the relationship.
My role in this scenario, is to help you understand how to manage your expectations and be a stronger communicator with yourself (which will in turn help you communicate better with your partner). When we work on your relationship, our main focus is on you and how you are communicating and communication tricks you can use that will allow your partner to communicate in return and help you understand the decisions they are making.
Essentially, I will give you the tools so that you can figure it out on your own. Without having your partner present in your session, I couldn’t (nor should I) even try to explain your partner’s actions. Through relationship coaching, though, we can figure out what needs to be added to get you there. It’s the same method I use in non-relationship coaching, when helping my clients figure out how to deal with any external force affecting their lives which seems beyond their control. The secret here is that the answer is inside your heart 🙂 and I can help you find it.
This is asked a lot and the differences are huge! But to simplify it, here is what each profession works on:
The Psychiatrist: While a psychiatrist does have a deep understanding of the mechanics of the mind, their focus is more on the physiological chemistry of your body and how it affects your mental well-being.
The Therapist: Their focus is completely on the mind and how the past has affected its mental state.
The Life Coach (that’s me!): A life coach’s focus is on the heart and empowering that heart to move the entire body forward into the future through self-love.
Could a client benefit from having all three in their life? If needed, absolutely. But my goal is to help you strengthen your heart so that we can work from the bottom up and (hopefully) heighten your mind to its full emotional clarity!
Today is, of course, a day of thanks. Normally, many families come together and spend time reflecting on what it is they are thankful for. Most often, this is done in quiet reflection.
Take time and communicate to those closest to you how much you are thankful for them being part of your life.
But also, don’t forget about yourself. Be sure to make some time to look in the mirror and thank yourself for how far you’ve come. If the relationship you have with yourself is less than positive, it’s time to identify that. At least identify your strengths, and be thankful for those.
If you’re not able to look yourself in the mirror and have an honest loving conversation, it may be time for us to talk about Life Coaching.