Specializing in Personal Development Coaching, Anxiety, Depression and Mood, Adults and Adolescence  

 
Personal Development 

Personal development coaching is for people who are interested to achieve goals related to career, relationships, health and wellness, or general self improvement. Generally, personal development coaching focusses on helping clients reach their potential in terms of who they want to be or what the are setting out to accomplish. 

People who work well with life coaching believe that change is possible and have a strong motivation to make changes happen.For change to happen, there must be a strong belief that changes are possible for anyone who is willing to work at it. People are creative, growth oriented and resourceful which are the ingredients to turn our lives into what we believe is our potential. 

To achieve our goals, it is necessary to become aware of our current strengths and weaknesses to create realistic and achievable goals. Life coaching includes helping people increase their self awareness of values, strengths and weakness to better attain their future goals and dreams.

 
Anxiety

Anxiety is our bodies natural response to stress.  It is a feeling of fear when faced with uncertainty, often when we are concerned with what is yet to come.

It is common to experience symptoms of anxiety when we are confronted by a change in job, moving, life transitions or taking a test.  Often, this form of anxiety can be helpful in motivating us to take the next step to our goals or life decisions.  This form of anxiety comes and goes.

When anxiety persists and gets in the way of things you enjoy doing, it might be time to receive  treatment to alleviate some symptoms and to prevent them from getting worse. 

Anxiety effects individuals differently symptoms can include:  increased heart rate, restlessness, rapid and shallow breathing, trouble concentrating, change in eating habits and appetite and difficulty falling asleep.  Some people may also experience nightmares, panic attacks, painful thoughts and memories that keep recurring, feels like a disconnect between mind and body, or out of control. 

Treatment approaches for general anxiety includes cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness, sound and music therapy, breathing therapy.  

 
Depression 

 

We can all feel sad and moody from time to time depending on what is happing in our lives.  However, some people experience these feelings for a longer duration sometimes lasting weeks, months and years. Depression is classified as a mood disorder where feelings of sadness, loss, anger and hopelessness effects daily life and activities for a longer period of time.

 

Depression is a common condition and is treatable. The sooner a depressed person seeks support, the sooner they will recover. If depression is left untreated, it has a likelihood of getting worse. 

Symptoms of depression include: feeling sad, anxious or empty, feeling agitated, bothered and edgy, loss of interest in things you once enjoyed such as hobbies, crying often, decreased energy or fatigue, difficulty concentrating, moving slowly, appetite changes, weight changes, chronic physical pain with no clear cause such as headaches, digestive problems and cramps, thoughts of death, self - harm or suicide. 

                                                

Treatment approaches include cognitive behavioural therapy, breathing therapy, existential therapy, mindfulness, sound and music therapy and art therapy - Nagomi  pastel art. 

 
Children and Adolescence 

Growing through the developmental stages can be joyful at times and also challenging at times. Children and adolescence will go through changes in moods and behaviours as they go through the new transitions mentally, physically and emotionally making growing up a very individual process with ups and downs. This is a normal part of development and is known as "growing pains".  When a child's development stage matches their age there is no reason for concern. 

As children grow into young adults, they develop social skills and emotional intelligence.  If these skills are developed in a healthy way, this can lead to healthy lives in the future.  Some children and adolescence have developed some behaviours or emotions that can be disruptive to their well being and others. Therapists can help children address these issues as well as help children and adolescence improve on already healthy social skills and emotional intelligence to reach greater potential.

 

It can be helpful for children and adolescence to have a safe place to bounce there thoughts to when they are going through changes in development as well as cultivating their interpersonal skills socially.  Therapists who specialize in children and adolescence use creative techniques such as art therapy, story telling, music therapy and play therapy to step into a young persons world and to help them communicate in ways which are comfortable to them.  Talking and articulating ideas, emotions and mental thoughts and processes are how adults communicate, alternately, young people tend to rely less on discussion.