Good emotions and bad
Although part of my work is encouraging people to move away from labelling emotions as good or bad, that’s often how they describe how they’re feeling. Maybe you’re feeling overwhelmed by what you consider to be bad emotions right now?
When life is going as it should, you occasionally experience strong emotions, such as stress or fear. But they’re in context and they can even help boost your performance. Take an athlete or an actor. They both suffer extreme emotions before a race or performance. For them it’s par for the course and without that adrenaline rush they’d never win golds or Academy Awards. But the problems come about when those strong feelings get out of context or become so overwhelming that things get tougher than you can deal with.
Modern day life is hard. I’m sure cavemen would say we have it easy. But the fact is that we still have the instinctive ‘fight or flight’ response that our cave-dwelling ancestors had, but without the same life-threatening consequences to face. This often means that emotions build up, become overwhelming and throw us off course.
When bad emotions take over
Dips in motivation, lack of commitment, questioning beliefs, fear, worry, overthinking and anxiety can hit anyone, at any time, for any reason. Things like illness, death and divorce are triggers that justifiably make us feel bad. But when there is no trigger we often feel ashamed at not feeling right. Unfortunately, society does that to us. Sometimes the people around us put us under pressure without meaning to. But it needn’t be that way.
I work with clients who want to take away the feelings they are experiencing but don’t know how, or even believe they can. I work with them to create a path to finding or re-finding the inner calm and happiness they’re looking for.
Finding the right solution
It may be that you’ve tried lots of things in the past. You’ve possibly read a load of self-help books or tried counselling? It could be that you know the theory and you’ve tried to fix yourself but to no avail. This doesn’t mean that you can’t be fixed. If you want things to change, they can. Together we can find the right solution.
No matter what your background, profession or domestic situation, life can be challenging from time to time. Friends and family are a great source of help and support, but sometimes they’re not enough. There is of course the option of speaking to your GP or a psychologist, and in some cases that is the best route and it’s what I’ll recommend. But more and more people are finding the coaching approach the right approach for them.
Reach out and start your journey
If you’re in a place where you’d rather not be right now, for whatever reason you’ve found yourself there, I can help you decide if coaching is right for you. Then, if we’re a match to work together, I will proudly accompany you on your journey to discover where you want to be and help you get there.
Nothing will shock me, I’m completely neutral and won’t ever judge. What I want for you is what you want for yourself. And I’ll do all within my power to help you get it. All you need to do is email me or call me and your journey can begin.