Coaching for Self-Care Frequently Asked Questions…
WHY COACHING FOR SELF-CARE?
The idea of self-care has had a revival recently as more people search for deeper meaning and balance and greater happiness in their life. Lives run fast and frantic and awareness of the consequences of stress and anxious circumstances on our health and happiness leads more people to take charge and embark on self-care goals. Many modalities exist to support the quest for balance - some easily accessible, some frustratingly not so. The process and technique of Life Coaching can be completely transformational. It can open your self-awareness, broaden your perspective, and deepen your confidence. It can empower you to greatness you never thought possible before. It can help you figure out why your plans failed in the past, and what you need to do to ensure you support yourself to succeed in your future. It can help you to understand your purpose and what you want from your life. A coaching relationship is a creative and explorative process with a great deal of clever questioning and listening involved. But, coaching can be expensive. When I trained as a professional certified Life Coach (I am accredited with the International Coach Academy and International Coach Federation, and am a committee member of the New York Chapter of the International Coach Federation) the first person to benefit from my education was me. Through my coaching knowledge and practices I made long lasting changes - which made complete and logical sense. BTW I believe the best training any parent can have is professional coach training. But back to the subject, coaching clients is a transformative experience and it has frustrated me for many years that it is not more widely accessible. Professional Coach Training courses are usual around $5,000 - $7,000 - something you don’t pay if you don’t want to coach professionally - it is an amount that makes learning for self-use impractical and out of reach for many. Which is why I developed Coaching Self-Care as an ‘at-your-own-pace’ certificate program to allow more people to learn professional coaching techniques to support themselves in their everyday life. The program is taught in the context of self-care.
HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?
The next Coaching for Self Care Program will begin September 2019. Enrollment for the September program is now open.
WHAT EXACTLY IS SELF-CARE AGAIN?
Sussed Co. follows a non-medical definition of Self Care. As per point 1.1 of the Oxford English Dictionary definition: Self Care is | The practice of taking an active role in protecting one's own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress.‘expressing oneself is an essential form of self-care’ as modifier ‘self-care methods such as meditation’
So, for you this might mean to be happier. Or find more time for yourself, be more mindful, empower deeper self-confidence, stop holding yourself back, start accepting your size/shape/looks, treat yourself more kindly, like yourself more, appreciate your journey while it happens, understand yourself better, stop overindulging, stick to your meditation plan, stick to that diet, be more content, calm down more easily, sleep better, digitally detox, find greater balance in life, connect with yourself better, or stop tuning into everybody else and start tuning into yourself. Maybe to empower your choices, stop comparing yourself, stop snacking, conjure greater joy in life, develop more meaningful relationships, stop being riled by the small stuff, or to eat better. or to treat yourself with more respect, or learn to really listen to yourself….
WHAT WILL I GET ON THE COURSE THAT I CAN’T GET ANYWHERE ELSE?
All manner of exclusives. Starting with the ability to learn life coaching techniques to support your personal self-care. You will also learn several copyrighted exclusive Sussed Co. techniques which are used women on a daily basis in countries that include the United States of America, United Kingdom, Spain and France. The Sussed Co. style incorporates Self-Awareness, Perspective and Confidence boosting idea with storytelling - you’ll find bonus audio files featuring six ‘Case Stories’ - each with an option to choose your own ending - the purpose of which being to reinforce the alternative options in how things can end. On successful completion of the course you will receive a Certificate of Completion.
CAN I WORK AT MY OWN PACE THROUGH THE PROGRAM?
Yes. The Coaching Self-Care Certificate Program is a rolling entry program with modules that you can work on at your own pace.
HOW LONG WILL THE PROGRAM TAKE ME TO COMPLETE?
Each module can be completed in around 30 minutes. The final assessment takes around 25 minutes to complete.
WHAT IF I GET STUCK?
You can reach Sam Smith, CPC, HHC, AADP throughout the course by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
DOES THE PROGRAM EXPIRE?
The program expires 12 months from date of purchase.
CAN I GIFT A RE-BALANCE READING READING TO A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER?
Yes. Please request a Gift Certificate upon placing your booking.
IS COACHING SELF-CARE LIKE THERAPY?
No. This is not a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care, substance abuse treatment, or other professional advice by legal, medical or other qualified professionals. It is your exclusive responsibility to seek such independent professional guidance if needed. If you are currently under the care of a mental health professional, it is recommended that you promptly inform the mental health care provider of your intention to participate in the session.
IS EVERYTHING CONFIDENTIAL?
All direct communication with Sam Smith is bound by client confidentiality. What happens in a session stays in a session, unless agreed by each party or regarded as a serious risk to either parties safety.
I READ ‘SUSS THE SYMMETRY’ - IS COACHING SELF-CARE ALIGNED WITH THE BOOK?
Yes! Coaching Self Care is designed to ‘bring the book alive’ by combining elements of Sam Smith’s book ‘Suss the Symmetry’ with training techniques to create a modern life coaching self-care program.
WHAT IF I CHANGE MY MIND?
If you change your mind you have 24 hours from time of purchasing the session to request a full refund. After that time scheduling will be allocated and we are unfortunately unable to offer a refund.