Voice Dialogue Facilitator, Living Tantra Graduate, Graduate of a Year of Polyvagal with Deb DanaCall Now
I support people to enjoy wellbeing, confidence and happiness, in kind, healthy relationships, in both personal and professional life. I’m a relationships coach and trainer/facilitator of 19 years experience. I’m deeply commitment to living what I teach, and to bringing my ongoing learning and life experience to my work. I’ve experienced many of the relationship challenges my clients face and have healed dysfunctional relationship patterns that I had, at times, believed would never change. This enables me to offer solid support and guidance from a place of deep understanding, for my clients to move toward experiencing the relationships they dream of.
I work with Voice Dialogue (a parts work model), inner child re-parenting, body awareness, mindfulness, the polyvagal theory (regulation of the nervous system), attachment theory/styles, non-violent communication (NVC), guided meditation, menstrual cycle and menopause awareness and a wide range of experiential exercises and models that support greater self-awareness, deeper self-connection, learning and growth. My coaching approach is both inner-process oriented and action-oriented. It is practical and includes homework or homeplay that will help you to practice what you learn and discover in our sessions and integrate it into your everyday life.
In my early twenties I took a masters degree in community development and began my professional career supporting the empowerment of local communities, soon realising that community empowerment was impossible without the individuals of those communities becoming personally empowered in their own lives and relationships. Realising that life is all about relationships, I began offering an assertiveness course. I loved seeing how people’s lives transformed when they learned how to listen to themselves and say No and Yes clearly and kindly. Many reported being newly empowered to speak up and handle difficult conversations at work, communicate better with their partner and set healthy boundaries with their children and other family members, feeling freer to be themselves, happier and more at peace. The personal relationship challenges I’ve faced and worked with in my own life led me to seek out training that would equip me to navigate them with more skill, love and kindness, and to support others to do the same. This includes training with Jan Day, Voice Dialogue training with Transforming Dialogue and a Year of Polyvagal with Deb Dana. The huge shifts I’ve experienced in difficult relationship patterns means my life is now much happier, healthier and more fulfilling than I ever thought possible. I’ve learned and discovered a great deal since my early thirties that I wished I’d been taught at school; I believe life would’ve been so much simpler, happier and more peaceful. I have a huge passion for sharing with others what I have found most helpful, with a deep wish for us all to experience what we most long for in our relationships with ourselves, with others and with life.
- Emotionally Focused