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This blog post shows how my guidance for managing emotions—which puts you into that relaxed concentration needed for peak performance— is important in business interactions. It's not about being a hippy; it's about relaxing, clearing your mind of clutter, and leaving space for your deeper, more creative parts of your mind to give you access to what you already know.

Career Coaching: Burning candle at both ends

Willful versus willing

To reach your goals, you have to be willing to work on them. On some days, that can be more challenging than it sounds! As a Life & Career Coach, I coach my clients about how to put themselves into a more willing frame of mind, helping them to achieve peak performance. It's a great example of how emotion management plays a key role in reaching goals.

"Do you do Mental Health Counseling or Psychotherapy?"

No, I am not a Mental Health Counselor or Psychotherapist. I am a unique type of Life Coach.

When most people say "Counseling" or "Psychotherapy," they mean the type of counseling offered as part of medical treatment. With this type of health-care service, people find a state-licensed provider, they usually use their medical insurance, the counselor diagnoses a disease or disorder in the patient, the counselor develops a treatment plan—often without much active participation from the patient, and the counselor provides medical treatment.

Mental Health Counselors and Psychotherapists often say as little as possible as a way to analyze their patients' impressions of them, they analyze past conflicts patients had with parents and lovers and others, they encourage patients to vent emotions in the session, and they support the patient's current emotional state without teaching clear and specific skills for feeling better soon. Even if a medical provider wants to apply a different style of counseling to the sessions—for example, CBT, it all feels the same: there is a doctor and a patient, you should obey doctor's orders, and talking for an hour or filling out a worksheet at home is supposed to be like "taking a pill" for your "disease."

I don't work with patients, and I don't think in terms of diseases and disorders. Instead, I provide guidance for personal-growth projects that make life more fun, peaceful, and interesting. My clients are generally doing OK; they just want some coaching to reach peak performance with their chosen projects. They care about deep life satisfaction and are willing to put time, resources, and effort toward it.

My Life & Career Coaching method uses teaching-learning, skill-building, and habit-changing approaches that get you to:

  • Reach your personal goals
  • Feel good and peaceful every step of the way
  • Feel deep, consistent satisfaction about how your life is going

I think that Psychotherapy is great for many young people and for any adults who are unaware as to how their childhoods affect them to this day. It also provides helpful medical care for people with serious psychiatric diagnoses. Finally, I think it's always important to have a sympathetic ear and to feel supported. However, I work with people who are focused on learning skills for building a better future, and I do not work with people focused on revisiting their past or who want emotional support without working to change.

Clients of mine transitioning from psychotherapy often remark that, although they appreciated it and cared for their therapists deeply, they now prefer my practical advice, skill building, and focus on building a better tomorrow.

Moving forward always feels good, doesn't it? So, why not get started now? Give me a call at 1-410-949-7888 or email me to set up an appointment for a free, half-hour online consultation!

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