Life Coaching can cover all aspects of life including health, family, friends, wealth, spirituality, career, leisure, contribution to society, relationships, personal time management etc.
Life Coaching is a profession different from consulting or counselling. It addresses specific personal issues, business successes, general conditions and transitions in the client's personal life, relationships or profession by examining what is going on right now, discovering what the client’s obstacles or challenges might be, and choosing a course of action to empower them to make positive changes for themselves. The client is in charge of choosing the pace and direction of their sessions. The sessions do not involve delving into the client’s past, unlike other forms of therapy and counselling.
Personal experience and social science research have shown that people are the sum of their genes, their cumulative experiences and the circumstances in which they live their lives. Successful coaching is based on an understanding of all these factors and not just focus on superficial behaviours.
Authentic coaching is based on the following three principles:
i) a relationship of trust, empathy and equality between client and coach;
ii) a desire on the client's part to accept themselves in the present moment, focus on a positive future, while acknowledging the effects of the past;
iii) a willingness by the client to work through challenging issues towards self-empowerment, self-confidence and a happier, more productive life.
Adding a “spiritual” element to Life Coaching adds a whole new dimension to the coaching experience. Spiritual Life Coaching assists the client to live a more conscious life with tools and techniques to raise their awareness and enhance their personal power in the present moment. Working in partnership, a Spiritual Life Coach supports the client in their personal transformation, which can include increasing self awareness and self love, connecting to a higher Source, understanding and managing feelings and emotions in a more constructive way, improving relationships with others/society/the world, discovery of the spiritual path and how to thrive on the sacred journey that is life itself!
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