What is Intuitive Coaching/Counselling?
Intuitive coaching/counselling explained
In October last year I received a Diploma in Intuitive Coaching/Counselling.
The reason I decided to do this course was because I felt I needed more skills to support my clients with their emotional and mental health, together with their physical wellbeing.
Food is central to health but you can’t see it as a separate entity. One needs to consider all aspects, which include physical, environmental, emotional, intellectual, social financial and spiritual. Early on in my career as a Clinical Nutritionist, I realised that food was just one of the pillars of health and wellbeing.
Freud’s view is that we have a conscious mind, which is all about our current reality and serves as a scanner. Depending on what we ‘see’, information will stored either in the unconscious or subconscious mind where it can be later retrieved.
Our subconscious is like a waiting room. The information is there for us to access as needed, such as some ones name or telephone number. It also contains recurring thoughts, behavioural patterns, habits and feelings.
The unconscious mind is where all our memories and past experiences reside. Some may have been consciously repressed, others simply forgotten. It’s from these memories and experiences that our believes, habits and behaviours are formed.
Intuition is about our inner knowing, our higher wisdom, our connection to the truth and what feels right for us. Intuitive coaching/counselling can help to access unconscious information and bring it to our conscious awareness in a safe way at the right time.
Intuitive coaching/counselling can be seen as a journey in self-discovery and self-development. It can help you to recognise what you want from life, whether you are in the right career, how you can build on your relationships with others, what might be holding you back, how you can manage your illness and/or whether your beliefs are based on childhood conditioning or from your own learning and experiences.
Intuitive coaching/counselling is not about focusing on the past, unless you would like to. It’s more about concentrating on the now and empowering you to make meaningful and positive changes to your life going forward.
You will be supported in unravelling your own thoughts, views, beliefs and feelings in a safe and non-judgmental environment. Having a coach/counsellor is like having a personal trainer that focuses more on your emotional, mental and spiritual needs, than your physical needs.
The beauty of intuitive coaching/counselling is that it provides you with tools to assist in focusing on the positive aspects of life and managing your emotions in a more balanced way.
What are the benefits of Intuitive Coaching/Counselling?
- Self-development and empowerment.
- Helps you to make wiser life choices.
- Gives insight into yourself and others.
- Support you to reach your true potential
- It can help you to overcome habits, conditioning and negative behaviours
- It provides practical tools/techniques to help navigate life and deal with stress.
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
Intuitive coaching/counselling can benefit anybody, no matter what age, background, culture or position in life. It is suitable for professionals, families or those seeking spiritual guidance. It can be beneficial for those that have physical, mental or emotional health issues.
Life throws us many curved balls and along the way we make certain choices. They may not always have been the right ones but they make you who we are today. We can change the way we see things and leave the past behind us through acceptance and forgiveness. It’s our choice at the end of the day.
Humans have a strong spirit and have a great sense of intuition, if they allow it to be. Trust your gut feel. Accept yourself for who you are and in acceptance lies change.