Morning to you all.
Hope you have had a good week. I admit this week has been a challenge, that is why there has been a lack of posts. Chronic illness can impact you on a completely different level some days. But I’m nearly back to my usual self.
So, a question for you all?
How do you like to get creative? How does it feel?
Maybe you can share an example for all of us, there is no embarrassment or judgement here.
Sailing and learning to trust the process.
If you can remember learning to walk you are fortunate, but I want you to sit there for a moment and think of something you have learned that has challenged you.
Keep it in your mind and replay the steps, what becomes apparent to you? After a while come back to the present.
Learning a new skill is hard but worthwhile, remember that we all see things differently and what may be easy for some, it could be difficult for another.
For me, sailing was like that and has other challenges like learning where which halyard is and where goes where. But I learnt to trust the process and become present to it.
So, if you are learning a new skill be aware of how much you achieve and note how far you have come. Learning to trust yourself is a difficult task and as a coach I can help you with that.
Visualise the end goal and be aware of how it feels, looks, smells and write it down. Manifestation is a wonderful thing to trust in.
As always, you can always message me.
Good evening to you all.
We have a 1 in 4 chance of suffering from mental health issues throughout our life and yet there is still the stigma and confusion around it; am I mental? Am I sane? Do I need to be institutionalised?
There are many causes of depression and anxiety but there is no wrong or right way to treat it. Medication can really help, I see it as you are stuck in a hole in the ground and the medication gives you the materials of a ladder to get you out of there but you still have to do the work. That is when therapy can help, it can be difficult to find what works for you.
Yet, there is a lot of peer support out there. When I first experienced mental health issues there wasn’t much out there for me but I was to find that the internet was great at offering me this peer led support. This level of support allows you to be aware of others that are in a similar condition and develop better strategies of dealing with things.
You are more than your diagnosis and it does not define you as a person. It may influence how your version of the world looks and how others look at you but being honest and open about your experiences not only helps others it helps you grow as a person.
That’s why I am writing my memoirs and I hope to share my insights with you and help you realise you are not alone. I experienced bullying and other trauma during my teenage years that impacted me as a person and those experiences morphed my view of the world leading to some quite poor strategies that did not help. By writing my story it helped me heal and grow.
If you require any support do not hesitate to reach out for help. There is lots of support out there, reach out to someone you trust and tell them how you feel. If you are a concerned family member, don’t be afraid of asking how someone is; this can be a big relief, the person may not respond immediately but they will know that you are there for them.
So, as a coach I still need coaching. I struggle with self doubt and negative self-talk. One thing that came up was I need to visible in this field.
So, I’m giving you a chance to decide what I talk about tomorrow evening at 7pm UK on a Live.
I want you to share this and I can let you hear what I think and how I can help you. All I am asking is a share of this post.
After this Live I have some exciting news and a great offer.
See you all tomorrow