empowerment-coaching

An Intro To Empowerment Coaching

It seems like our environment has a lot to do with our mental health illnesses and how we deal with life, and the inconsistency of our societal norms, telling us to be ourselves but to a certain point. Telling us to express our feelings, but not too much, you don’t wanna be called crazy, do you? To share our thoughts, but not too freely or else you’d get someone offended and that’s the end of discussion.

Freedom of speech is an illusion. And as the Joker said, “the worst part of having a mental illness is people expect you to behave as if you don’t.” For example, I can’t quite get my head around the idea that choosing to drink to the point of fainting is socially acceptable, but asking for help, talking to somebody to understand why you were drinking in the first place, and eventually stop drinking  – is still quite a taboo.

Abnormality and normality is a social construct. There’s no right or wrong. We create the issues and the solutions. We are the illness and the cure of our own kind. We manufacture our struggles and decide who gets to be helped and who’s not worth the support.

Well.. do you know what? I am here to help.

What is Empowerment Coaching?

Empowerment coaching is a holistic approach to life coaching. This therapeutic process is focused on the empowerment of the individual and their personal development. This kind of coaching is also about self-actualization and transformation. Empowerment coaches help develop people who want to make changes in their lives but don’t really know how to. They offer ideas and resources to build up people’s self-confidence and self-sustainability so that they can achieve their goals.

Life coaching in general is a profession that has gained prominence in the past few decades. The need for this type of coaching has also increased due to the increasing awareness about mental health issues, and the isolation that the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has generated.

Life Coaching vs Therapy

Life coaching is a different practice from therapy. While life coaches are not mental health professionals, they might be able to provide support and guidance to their clients for problems they have been successful in solving before. In contrast, therapists are trained to provide counseling and psychotherapy for mental health issues.

  • Life Coaching: Life coaching is focused on helping clients improve their lives by identifying and achieving personal goals and working towards a positive outcome.
  • Therapy: Therapists can help people with therapeutic techniques such as psychoanalysis or cognitive behavioral therapy while life coaches use motivational techniques like goal setting or positive thinking.

I don’t care where, when, or how your problems started to get in the way between you and your sense of contentment. That’s what Psychoanalysis focuses on. I focus on the practical side of things. There’s something going on in your life right now, or within you, that’s preventing you from living the reality you want, or create that project you had in mind, go for your dream job, etc.

As your life coach, I will provide a safe place for you to share your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment or criticism. I won’t tell you what you should do. Instead, I will help you come up with your own solution.

Benefits of Empowerment/Life Sessions

The benefits of empowerment coaching are abundant – it can be applied in all areas of your life including work, relationships, hobbies/interests, spiritual well-being as well as diet and exercise.

The benefits of empowerment coaching include:

  • Developing a sense of self-esteem and self-worth
  • Developing a specific plan for success
  • Building resilience and dealing with change more effectively
  • Gaining insight into the way you think about yourself, others, and the world

Why I became a Life Coach

Life is supposed to be enjoyable. Problems will come eventually. There is no need to already go through life with a negative predisposition that, regardless of whether we create it consciously or subconsciously, is affecting our quality of life, and sometimes our desire to be alive in the first place.

There’s such a stigma around mental health, and whether it should be hidden, or treated with pills, as opposed to taking it for what it is: a consequence of being human. We are all human, we all go through struggles and even though not all of us have the tools to overcome whatever obstacles come our way, we are still made of the same shit, and we all want the same things. Love. Connection. Whether it’s a partner, pet, friend, family member. We know that we are not perfect and yet we keep pretending that we are. What are we really afraid of? What’s the worst that could happen?

I am not a psychologist, and so there are a few limitations as to how far I can go with a client, and when it’s time to refer them to a professional. But I know what it’s like to feel powerless, to lack motivation, to feel frustrated and discontented with my reality. I suffer from a few mental health illnesses myself, such as PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder), Anxiety, and Depression. I can relate to how you feel because I have been there myself. I go to a psychologist, I asked for help when I could no longer carry on with my own set of tools. And that’s OK.

Thanks to that I am here now trying to help you, even if I am just the link between you and a mental health professional. I don’t care. I want you to live your best life, and to realise how lucky we are to be here. How beautiful life is, and how much good you can bring to the world by just being yourself, and pursuing your dreams. Sounds cheesy, but it’s true.

I created a podcast, I started therapy, I started writing on my blog… I created this website. All of it to raise awareness around mental health, to normalise what it’s seeing as a stigma, and to spread some love and support. We are all in this together, nothing lasts forever, and we are all going to die. Why not enjoy the ride then?

Is this right for me?

Life coaches are more affordable than therapists, as they usually charge by session rather than by the hour. However, therapists can provide one-on-one care whereas life coaches might need to work with many people at once. Therapy is often more structured than life coaching, but both can be used for various purposes.

This is not only for the rich people but for anyone who wants to make positive changes in their life and achieve goals they never thought were possible. You can enjoy your life and not worry about what others think of you because you feel empowered enough to do what you like and give yourself permission to be happy. That’s what this is all about. Try to live your best life.

As a life coach, I help people who are unable to achieve personal goals because of low self-esteem, lack of support, lack of motivation, etc. The sessions teach the individual how to live a healthy lifestyle with intentionality. It also helps them build confidence by teaching them how to embrace their strengths and weaknesses. The sessions also help the individual balance work life with personal life which makes them more efficient in both areas.

Let’s work together

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