They are just what kept you safe. My coaching approach recognizes that each person has a true essence that can never be touched. However because of trauma and socialization, this essence can get ‘covered up’ by protective patterns and coping strategies.
In our attempts to stay safe, we engage in patterns such as:
What you call self-sabotage, I call self protection. All this self protection can lead to a dysregulated nervous system and eventual burn out. It can leave you feeling:
You’re SO READY to stop feeling:
‘Trauma is not what happens to you, it’s what happens inside you because of what happens to you.’ – Gabor Maté
"I would highly recommend Lisa. Her ability to actively listen and steer a conversation to clarity is very impressive. We worked together on a number of personal and professional growth areas, swiftly bringing them to conclusion with action plans. Her knowledge and passion was evident throughout and I'm looking forward to working together in the future."
"I didn't know what to expect when I started my sessions with Lisa. I was feeling totally overwhelmed by recent financial issues. I couldn't seem to get on top of things. I struggled to clear every bill in the month and was dreading things like wedding invitations from close friends and other things which I should have been excited about. Through our sessions, I was able to cut out some of my financial bad habits, and greatly diminish the harm of others. We talked through many more things that have had knock-on benefits that I wasn't initially even thinking about. I now have a healthier lifestyle too. I would recommend Lisa to anyone!"
"I went to Lisa for life coaching as I felt some areas in my life needed more focus. I found Lisa non judgemental, encouraging and helpful. She helped me to see and believe that with the right mind frame and by tapping into and utilizing the tools you already possess you can be in charge of your life's direction. I felt so comfortable and at ease to open up with Lisa. I really enjoyed my sessions and it's important these days to slow down and take opportunities such as this to check in with ourselves and Lisa is superb in guiding you on that journey"
"Lisa's a great listener, which is great as I'm a bit of a yapper! From the first session I felt totally relaxed and accepted in her company. The sessions we had together really helped me to face and challenge various obstacles in my life. We focused on a couple, and with Lisa's support I began to both face and challenge certain beliefs and behaviors around issues I'd been having. All in all it proved to be a really valuable experience for me, time well spent, and I'd definitely recommend it."
"Before working with Lisa I was struggling with confusion, lack of clarity, overwhelm, brain fog and "frantic" energy. The coaching calmed my brain and validated my experiences with logical explanations that normalized my feelings and reactions to all the external noise. I'm now practicing the art of looking inward for answers and trusting myself. I'm also more aware of the self sabotaging behaviors I was engaging in that were getting in the way of my success. I'm giving myself more grace and the same level of kindness that I pride myself on giving to others."
"I was so stuck and paralyzed by fear before working with Lisa. Now I truly can say that I feel incredibly confident in setting boundaries with friends and family. With her guidance and support I have achieved personal goals that have totally transformed my life. I have learned how to reframe my fears and unreasonable thoughts around my need to people please and have gained tools on how to let go of feelings of guilt and selfishness. Working with Lisa has really helped me build confidence in myself and take action from a place of true alignment. Her calming personality, empathy, and ability to create a safe space made it a comfortable space to learn, grow, and heal."