Therapeutic Life Coaching Services
Life coaching with a blend of therapy and holistic practices. Be ready for action and not just talk therapy
" I feel unfulfilled, and unsure about the direction of my life. I'm doing what I am supposed to do but I don't feel happy."
We strive to become successful and to be acknowledged for our achievements. Why is it that even after these accomplishments we still feel as if there is something missing? Shouldn't we feel happy about what we've done with our lives thus far? A void remains because we often grow up or reach a point in our lives where we are just surviving. We get stuck with an external locus of control that pushes us to do what our parents, spouses, family, or friends want us to do. We become entrapped by the expectations of others. We buy into the self-image that others have created of us, and we lose connection with our authentic selves. Our internal dialogue that serves as a guide is silenced by the noise of the demands of others leaving us feeling disconnected from our true calling in life. Living in that projected image of self can lead us to choose careers and partners and make other decisions that do not truly align with whom we want to be. Do you know whom you want to be? Coaching with Keiana Ashley can help facilitate a deep self-exploration process that gets you reacquainted with you are by using motivational interviewing, identifying existing values and how they may conflict with who you want to be, exploring your passions, and using visualizations to picture your goals clearly. Revisiting an earlier version of yourself and reconnecting to the inner child may help jog the memory of the version of yourself that was untainted before the world began to shape you into its' liking. Learn to live authentically and feel happier living a full life for you while still being true and loving to those around you. It's never too late to be who you really want to be. Do not let another second pass by without you living you the way you CHOOSE to live.
" What I am going through is not as bad as other people. I shouldn't be having a hard time when other's have it worse than I do"
If you have not heard this already, then let me be the first to tell you.......if it bothers you, then it matters. We need not play the who has it worse game as it teaches us to minimize our own life experiences. This is called downward social comparison and according to some studies this illegitmizes a person's feelings and pain points as they go through a very real experience that causes them a level of discomfort. This can also lead to increased levels of depression symptoms and lowered self-value in future comparison situations. Your reality and how you are experiencing it is your own. If it bothers you, get help or talk to someone who can support you. Life is full of uncertainties and unexpected changes. Those stressful life transitions can put strain on our psychoemotional bodies. We may not always have the answer to handle what life throws at us. We lose, we gain, life happens and let's face it, no one gave us a manual to help us tackle the obstacles we are faced with. Which is why it is perfectly ok to ask for a little help. Whether you are going through a difficult divorce, have acquired a disability, have lost or gained a job, became a new parent or maybe your children have left the home and you're trying to figure out what now. Does any of this sound familiar? Are you feeling challenged by the changes happening in your life? Booking a coaching session will help you navigate through whatever life is testing you with at this phase in life. You will receive empathy, support and strategies that help you to adjust. Coaching sessions with Keiana Ashley can look like: helping you prepare for expected changes, setting reasonable expectations for what is to come, developing goals, adjusting thinking patterns to welcome acceptance and understanding and practicing self-compassion.
"I am just feeling 'stuck.' I don't know what to do."
Life situations and circumstances can make it feel difficult to move forward. Especially when there are unresolved traumas that create shame, guilt, sadness, anger and grief. These emotions tend to override the ability to press through when there is a level of uncertainty involved. Uncertainty is fear of what awaits on the other side or uneasiness of not having the confidence in oneself to deal with whatever is to come. It also stems from the fear of of responsibility as we are forced to face the to do list of what needs to be done before you make it over the hump. Perhaps you are overwhelmed, overworked, experiencing fatigue or even burnout. A loveless relationship, unfulfilling job, or just a general sense of indifference can produce stagnant emotions. Self-sabotaging behaviors, unmanaged psychoemotional conditions, limited support or resistance to change can all contribute to how well we interpret we are doing or coping with life. In a post-covid world, there is a heightened sense of uncertainty, scarcity, fear and seeking of truth for many people. You are not alone. Recent research shows that nearly 70% have reported feeling stuck more than twice in their life. Out of that 70%, 3 out of 10 reported feeling happy with their various aspects of their lives. However 'stuck' shows up for you, understand that there is a power in your choice to decide to move on. The first step is speaking with your coach and being your authentic self without fear of judgment or feeling foolish or weak. With such a supportive environment, your coach will use motivational interviewing and existential modalities to help you dig deep into your thoughts and psyche. You will safely travel through understanding in depth your existing beliefs, worldviews, and concepts about self by exploring the 4 worlds (physical, social, personal, spiritual). It is through this lense you will form, define, or delete assumptions, ideaologies, attitutdes and expectations that may be preventing you from living the ideal life you deserve and being the version of yourself you've always imagined.
(4) 60 Minute Sessions
(1) 90 Minute Session
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How Holistic Wellness Coaching Will Change Your Life
Holistic Wellness, as a lifestyle concept and an approach to overall health, has become increasingly popular. The phrase can be used in a range of contexts and encompasses numerous alternative health practices, so it can mean a variety of things. For the most part, it is understood that wellness—or being well—is something most people generally aspire to. But,
What Exactly is Holistic Wellness?
Holistic wellness strives to bring a person’s mind, body, environment, and spirit into balance.
As a lifestyle concept, holistic wellness is all about achieving optimal health in mind, spirit and physical wellness through a variety of methods that revitalize the whole person while also addressing specific issues or problems. Holistic wellness has become increasingly popular as more and more people strive toward balanced wellness, self-care, intentionality, and living a better life. Generally, as the name implies, holistic wellness is about striving for being well in a way that utilizes every part of a person’s life, including the body and mind, emotional wellness and mental health, spiritual and social wellness.
Holistic means knowing and valuing the interconnectedness of all the parts of something. So, rather than just focusing on symptoms or specific issues, the concept involves how every aspect of a person intersects to influence their overall wellness, including even their personal relationships.
The concept of holistic wellness, self-healing, and the importance of treating the entire person rather than just a specific illness or condition goes back millenia and has roots in many ancient cultures. Eastern medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, and traditional Chinese medicine are all based on this holistic, interconnected approach.
The term holistic comes from the Greek holos, meaning whole. Combined with wellness, you get the whole person approach to health, healing, and happiness. Ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, who is considered the father of medicine, was also a proponent of this approach to health care.
Ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu (also called Laozi, which translates to Old Master) is also considered a pioneer of this way of thinking. He promoted the idea that mental, physical, and spiritual health intertwine. Lao Tzu, who was the founder of philosophical Taoism, advocated for a slow, mindful approach to wellbeing, which is encapsulated in this saying that’s attributed to him: “The journey of a thousand miles starts with one step.”
Why Is Holistic Wellness Important?
The Interconnected perspective promoted by holistic wellness allows for a deeper understanding of the root causes and underlying issues that may be contributing to physical and mental health conditions or general malaise.
Additionally, this holistic care philosophy hinges on the idea that untangling the issues that are preventing someone from living their best life is the key to achieving balance and optimal health in all areas.
Holistic wellness can be achieved through a variety of methods. In fact, it is often necessary to approach striving for overall wellness by pursuing many avenues of change in one’s life. Consulting holistic wellness centers and practitioners is a good place to start. You can work with a range of providers to make a plan that will foster spiritual and emotional growth as you finetune your mind and body.