I have been working with 3 clients over the past month providing stress coaching and wanted to share with you my experience of this.
It has been amazing to see the difference in my clients, who I have seen grow, become stronger and more empowered with the changes that they have begun to instigate.
Stress coaching is not for wimps – you can’t just turn up, talk for an hour and then go home – then turn up for your next appointment.
Stress coaching is about effort – your effort to put your heart and soul into the sessions. This is the winning formula that will help you instigate positive change and self transformation to allow you to learn how deal with your stress .
On the face of it, the above might sound like some clap trap, but honestly, having worked with clients, I know that it makes a remarkable difference.
So rather than doubting, being cynical about the process, try it out. I can guarantee you will be delighted that you did.
The below is a case study of stress coaching, with one of my clients. If you have any questions about how I can help you, then give me a call or email me. The 5 minutes you decide to take out of your day, can be the beginning of your change.
I first became aware of the stress training during the Mind, Body and spirit week at Manchester Metropolitan University. I attended the session and found it to be very useful as I have been experience stress in the form of Anxiety.
I became a case study For Lubna for 5 weeks.
I particularly found the breathing exercises and relaxation techniques useful.
Rapid relaxation does not take up much time at all when I found I hadn’t got time to do the total relaxation exercises.
It does require effort to do these techniques but the results speak for themselves, so would advise anyone to really make an effort and time to do these.
Aside from this I have found the external reasons for my anxiety more challenging to overcome. However I feel I am making small steps in this direction as I realise there is no overnight solution to these. I am using the cushioning technique to try and ease the anxiety.
Overcoming negative thinking is something which takes time but a little reminder to yourself about possibilities does make you think more rationally.
I became anxious whenever I was in the car a passenger. However since using relaxation techniques I feel I am conquering this slowly, hence I recently was a passenger in a car for 9 hours on a return trip from Cornwall. I found I was able to concentrate on other things other than the long journey.
I did some reading along the way and also some puzzles on a kindle which I found also beneficial. Listening to calming music also helps. I did pity my husband for the long hours he drove but found my calmness helped him overcome the stressful long journey as at times he felt like he wanted to explode!!
I would recommend these techniques to others but stress to them that you really need some time and effort to get results.
I return to work at the MMU this week after a long break for summer so will be putting the techniques into practice in times when I am feeling stressed.