Life-Coaching Sessions Available

Jul 8, 2021 | Psychology, Healthy Living

I am a life coach certified through the JRNI Coaching Intensive, an approach that combines positive psychology with proven coaching methodologies. As a teacher of mine once told me, “We need to be accompanied.” He meant that on our personal journeys of healing and self-discovery, we need support. We can’t always just go it alone. With this in mind, life coaching provides an empathic, supportive environment. It’s more of a partnership than traditional therapy. The coach and client are considered equals, and the coach is trained in research-based methods to help the client gain self-insight, clear roadblocks, amplify positive qualities, and discover new possibilities. A coach often helps a client create reasonable and doable action steps that set them up for success. Importantly, a good coaching relationship is safe, collaborative, and genuine.

Working With Me

I offer coaching sessions on Zoom. As a guiding framework, our conversation will help you explore where you are now, where you want to be, and what might be getting in the way. Then together we’ll make a plan that helps you on your journey.

I can support you in the following areas, among others:

  • Establishing a meditation practice
  • Improving wellbeing
  • Divorce recovery
  • Relationship coaching
  • Understanding and healing trauma
  • Self-compassion and self-discovery

My training in Natural Lifemanship provides a trauma-informed framework for relationship coaching. In other words, an understanding of how our nervous systems work guides the principles for building stronger relationships. For clients in the Aspen area or those who can visit, I will eventually be offering experiential, horse-assisted learning sessions. This is a deeply powerful way to integrate the work.

The Path of Personal Evolution

Our personal evolution is a lifelong process. The unfolding of our best selves can come through pain and struggle—as well as experiences of feeling truly supported, seen, and held in compassion. Ultimately, we need to acknowledge and heal the hard stuff, and we also need to cultivate and amplify the good in life and in ourselves.

Given these points, I realize not everyone grows up in an environment where therapy is accepted. It’s sometimes seen, unfortunately, as a sign of weakness. I hope we can gradually shift our cultural views away from that notion. Above all, evolving as a person is a sign of strength. I’ve been fortunate to have a lot of wonderful therapy that has helped me on my path. Working with insightful people on your own healing and growth is a gift.

Coaching offers a kind of middle ground for people who may not feel comfortable with the idea of therapy. Coaching can also provide an additional supportive perspective, alongside of therapy. In short, it can benefit anyone. It’s a compassionate space in which to explore your own learning and growth, discovering the strength and insights that are already within you.

It’s important to realize there’s no shame in having things to work on. All humans do. On the whole, what matters is finding the courage to face what we need to work on, learn compassion for ourselves and others in the process, and seek the support we need along the way. It’s a journey of growing awareness and love, connecting to what matters most in life. As a coach, I’m here to accompany you on that path.

For more information, email me at sarah@grappalane.com.

Feature photo by Philippa Davin

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