We all experience periods of stress in our lives from time to time. And talking things through with a professional and qualified life coach can be a particularly helpful way to access good stress management.
Sometimes the source of our stress can be found in our personal lives. Examples might include managing a difficult relationship or worrying about an upcoming event or test. Sometimes the source can be a tricky work issue, such as a boss who is abusing his or her power.
But at the moment, it is the impact of the Coronavirus, Covid-19, that is proving to be the biggest source of stress for many people. Whatever the source of your stress, talking to a coach can be a great way of easing the pressure and restoring some perspective on the situation.
During this difficult time, Horizons is offering two free one-hour sessions to NHS staff and other essential workers. We see this as our own small contribution to the national effort we are all putting in to help defeat the virus.
The Coronavirus is causing a great deal of stress to many people. Firstly there are the health concerns of you or someone you love catching the virus. These concerns are particularly acute for essential workers on the frontline, unable to self-isolate, and meeting many different people every day. For NHS workers there are then the additional concerns about having to make extremely difficult decisions about how best to treat those with the virus and indeed many other life-threatening conditions. Next are the economic concerns of redundancy, reduced income and an uncertain future. And finally, there are the increased personal stresses caused by isolation, boredom and for some people, an increase in feelings of being trapped in one or more unhappy relationships.
Talking to a coach can't remove these stresses of course. But just being able to talk things through with someone in a non-judgemental and supportive environment can make a real difference. There are also some simple stress management tools that are very helpful to know about and use. To find out more, please give me a ring to arrange a free introductory session. Or you can contact me, using this Booking Form.
Most coaching from Horizons involves set programmes of four, six or eight sessions, that are quite highly structured. Stress management coaching is not like that. The sessions are very open-ended and can go in whatever direction you would like to take them. Nothing is off-limits. If there is something that is troubling you, I am here to listen and to support you. Generally speaking, stress management coaching works best with at least two sessions, the first to set out the issues and concerns, the second to talk through some new ways to manage those concerns.
Because there is no fixed structure or any requirement for me to prepare any reports or plans for you as part of a full coaching programme, the cost of the sessions is much less than other types of coaching.
In line with current social distancing requirements, all sessions are by Skype or telephone.