At Life Practice St Albans, we take time to discuss what your individual issues are and what may be stopping you from achieving your own personal wellness; whether that be being able mange your levels of stress and anxiety, learn to be mindful, overcome your fears, achieve your potential and personal goals, lose weight or stop smoking, we tailor make our sessions using some or all of our skills to ensure you get the best possible results
We use a variety of coaching and therapeutic methods in our sessions including:-
Life Coaching & Mentoring
Life Coaching deals with all areas of life, professional and personal. It’s not just for people with problems, in fact it’s more about how to empower those who want to do something new, something different or something better.
We all have potential but sometimes life just gets in the way,we get derailed and sometimes stuck in places or situations we don’t know how to change. Life Coaching provides a way of clearly identifying your goals and helps you focus on your potential.
Sessions may involve a combination of the following (Neuro Linguistic Programming), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness and Cognitive Behaviourial Techniques.
NLP looks at the way in which we think and process our thoughts (Neuro), the language patterns we use (Linguistic) our behaviours (Programming) and how these interact to have a positive or negative effect on us as individuals.
NLP uses extremely powerful techniques which provide clients with the ability to make deep and lasting positive changes in all aspects of their lives that they wish to change, quickly and easily. To put it simply, we learn certain behaviours, for example a fear of spiders maybe. We’re not born scared of spiders it is something we learn at some point. NLP works on the assumption that if we can learn behaviour we can also unlearn it and learn a new one in its place, in this instance not being scared of spiders.
Hypnotherapy – a deep state of relaxation
Hypnotherapy is a natural, calming and focused technique that offers healing by using a deep state of relaxation to access the subconscious mind. The subconscicous mind is like our engine room, it’s where we store all our information and memories and where if we want, we can suggest new and different ways of behaving that our subconscious mind will accept (if our individual belief systems allow) without hesitation.
During the hypnotic experience you will experience being in an altered state. This is a natural state that we enter many times a day. Have you ever been so engrossed in something you haven’t heard your name being called? That is an altered state. It is an insightful, deep feeling of relaxation. At the same time, throughout the whole process, you will remain in complete control of your thoughts and actions. This level of relaxation will open up your subconscious mind allowing positive suggestions and affirmations to be absorbed at a deep level and enable changes to be made.
Cognitive Behaviour Thinking – thinking, feeling, behaving
Cognitive Behavioural Thinking focuses on understanding the relationship between our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. By distinguishing between our thoughts and feelings and challenging our thoughts, we allow our feelings and our behaviours to change.
How we THINK about events has a powerful influence on how we FEEL about them and then what we DO (“behaviour”) about them. By changing the thoughts, the feelings and the behaviours naturally follow.
Think about someone who wants to lose weight, they may believe (cognitive) that they’ll never be able to lose weight because they never have before, so they feel disheartened and turn to biscuits and cakes (behaviour). If we change the belief (cognitive)so that they do lose some weight, they now feel (Feel) motivated and now exercise regularly (behave) and the more they exercise the more weight they lose, the better they feel and the more they believe they can do this.
Mindfulness is a way of maintaining a moment to moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and surrounding environment. This has been scientifically shown to reduce stress, anxiety and depression and to enable general wellbeing. The practice of Mind fulness brings about a deep stillness, which is relaxing and restful
Life Practice St Albans runs Mindfulness workshops. Please contact us for details.