Tame your Mind and transform your life

Frequently Asked Questions

Feel free to contact me if you have a question that these FAQ do not cover

How can you make a difference?

As an integrative practitioner I work with people to break the cycle of internal chaos in their lives using a variety of tools, each with it's own merits and discipline, yet they all interweave beautifully.  The client and I create a plan that is individual and unique to them and their issue(s).

If you're ready to make a change, book a free consultation or fill out the enquiry form today to learn more about how we can support you move forward in life - ideally to thrive.

Do life coaches really help people with their emotions?

Yes, as a life coach I do work with emotions.  The specific focus of a life coach may vary depending on the coach's specialty, yet emotions are often a key element in clients achieving their goals. Here's why:

1. Emotions drive behavior:  Our feelings greatly impact our actions and decisions. By understanding and managing their emotions, clients can make more conscious choices that are aligned with their goals.

2. Emotions impact goal achievement:  Feelings of fear, frustration, anxiety and overwhelm to name a few can hinder progress. Life coaches help clients identify emotional obstacles and help their clients develop strategies to navigate them.

3. Emotions influence self-belief:  Negative emotions can lead to self-doubt and seriously affect motivation. Life coaches can help clients build emotional resilience and cultivate positive self-talk.

It's important to note that the depth to which a life coach works with emotions can differ. Some focus on general emotional awareness and management, while others may specialise in helping clients address specific challenges like anxiety or anger.

At Tame Your Mind our specialty is emotions.  Our approach can incorporate techniques like the Tomatis® Method and energy healing in the form of Emotion Code®, Body Code® and Belief Code® which are all proven modalities for increasing a person's emotional resilience to improve a person's sense of well-being.

Our range of modalities allows us to offer a uniquely comprehensive approach in aiming to increase a client's emotional resilience.

Is it possible to improve emotional resilience?

Absolutely!  Emotional resilience is like a muscle - the more you train it, the stronger it becomes.

As a life coach, I can guide you through exercises to help you identify emotional triggers, such as values, self limiting beliefs, particular words and even patterns of behaviour.  I can also help you understand and update these emotional triggers developed sometime in the past.

Techniques like the Tomatis® Method can help retrain your brain's processing of sound so that certain pitches or frequencies are less likely to act as an emotional trigger.  This is a powerful tool that is likely to improve emotional regulation amongst other benefits.

The Emotion Code®, Body Code® and Belief Code® focus on releasing trapped emotions and limiting beliefs that might be hindering your resilience.

By combining all, some or none of these approaches, you are likely increase self-awareness, manage stress more effectively, bounce back from challenges and achieve your goals with greater ease. You'll be well on your way to taming your mind and achieving lasting peace and happiness.

Why do people react instead of respond?

Sometimes through no fault of our own our brains work against us when it comes to emotional resilience!

For many people when faced with difficulties such as challenges or obstacles on the way to achieving goals, the emotional centre of the brain takes over, sending off alarms that trigger strong feelings. This can be helpful in the short term, but if we lack the ability to recognise, understand and process our emotions, the more logical prefrontal cortex, which is responsible for planning and problem-solving can be affected. It's like the emotional centre is shouting so loud that the logical part can't get a word in edgewise!  This is the difference between a reaction and a response!

Lowered emotional resilience can lead to developing and/or triggering self limiting beliefs, negative self-talk, rumination or worrying on problems and difficulty bouncing back.  Emotional resilience helps us calm the emotional centre and re-engage the logic centre, allowing us to process emotions rationally and navigate challenges with a much clearer mind.

What happens in the first session?

In our first session, we'll work together to: 
1.  Give you an opportunity to teach me more about the issue and how it affects you
2. Make a flexible plan that works for you aiming to reach a point of peace in regard to the issue.  The plan needs to meet your level of commitment to change, availability, beliefs and budget.
3. Begin working towards improving your emotional resilience to empower you to embrace peace and happiness.

Why do you think the tools you use help people?

I have used all of the tools I now use in my professional practice.  In fact I use them in my private life as well.  I have faith in the methods I use as I have seen changes I never thought possible within myself and my family and friends and now clients.

I have turned my life around from a position of victimhood to a place of peace and acceptance of what was.  I no longer suffer from regular feelings of anxiety, an irritable bowel, travel sickness (an unexpected bonus), anger as my default setting, poor emotional resilience, overthinking, inner turmoil, worrying what others think, fear of rejection, inability to finish what I start and low motivation.  

My life is so different now, thinking back it is hard to believe how different my life is now that I am mostly in control of my emotions rather than them controlling me.

What if I don't believe in or want some of the modalities you offer?

That is absolutely fine.  I am not here to force people into anything they are not happy to try or invest their effort into.  People have their own reasons for skepticism about different things including me!

If some of the modalities I use are not within their level of acceptance that is just fine, there are an enormous number of practitioners offering all sorts of modalities available who may be able to assist you in a way that is acceptable to you. 

If none are acceptable perhaps it's just not the right time for them to be working on increasing their emotional resilience for improved peace and happiness.

Do you work with children?

Yes, I do require that a parent or other adult the child trusts be present at the appointment. I have a long history of working with children from my previous career as a Dental Therapist.

Children generally respond very well to the methods I use in my practice as they are very much driven by curiosity and children are generally naturally curious. 
Regardless of who I am working with there is never blame applied to anyone in that person's life, it all just is and we move forward from there.

How much does it cost?

Costs vary depending on the modality or tool a person wishes to engage in.  A person's budget is taken into account when planning as I do not believe there is any point creating financial stress when trying to support a person to increase emotional resilience and find peace and happiness.
For this reason I don't prescribe a number of sessions, rather I leave it to the client to decide what suits their life and budget.

Often motivation to achieve a specific goal will dictate the frequency of sessions which of course dictates cost.

Do I join online or in person?

I offer both online, telephone and in-person sessions. 
Clients choose the option that best suits your needs and preferences. Online sessions are conducted via secure video conferencing software (Google Meet) and offer the convenience of meeting from anywhere with an internet connection.
In-person sessions take place at my office in Hamilton and provide a more personal touch.

I really enjoy working with people online and by phone.  For some people it seems to give them enough distance and privacy to really dig deep in terms of identifying what is holding them back from overcoming challenges and obstacles in achieving their goals.

It is not always possible for people to work with me in person so online or phone work is a great way of moving past the challenge of physical location.

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