Who might benefit from our coaching?
You are unique; there is no typical client for us! However, some common experiences could include:
- Day to day motherhood isn’t quite what you expected, in fact it’s pretty tough. The idea of thriving rather than simply surviving really appeals.
- Becoming a mother you feel you have lost your sense of identity, lost enjoyment or meaning in your daily life. You might be feeling restless a lot of the time, have let your own interests or health languish with the busy business of being a mother.
- Returning (or not returning) to paid work is on your mind and you want to work out what might be good options for you and your family.
- You would like help to achieve the holy grail of work-life balance and the juggle of being a mother, partner, income earner, friend and family member.
- Your kids are becoming more independent and you feel ready to reassess your values and how you spend your time.
- You’ve seen or experienced firsthand the impact of depression and anxiety and want to proactively boost your resilience to protect yourself from this risk.
What does our coaching involve?
We work with you in a collaborative and honest way to explore, and support you in enhancing your life experience and wellbeing. We help you achieve goals that reflect the authentic you and align with your values.
Our approach is to find solutions more than analyse problems. We work with you to mobilise your natural strengths and qualities, to enact the changes you are wanting in your life. We help you take action, rather than contemplate your navel!
Despite our interest in Positive Psychology, we do not focus on the positive at the expense of the negative. We recognise negative emotions and problems as natural and important aspects of life.
Can I afford coaching?
- Many of us spend more time planning a holiday than we do planning to live purposeful, flourishing lives
- We often spend more money getting our hair cut and coloured than investing in our personal growth and psychological health
- We’re habitually drawn to pay more attention to our exterior lives – Facebook, Instagram, Netflix, than our internal lives – happiness, meaning, resilience, and emotions – the things that make us thrive.
So maybe consider:
For the cost of a hair treatment, a pair of shoes and a handbag, you can invest in a strengths and self-discovery coaching package to give you a blueprint and action plan to flourish in work and life.
How is Flourishing Mothers' coaching different from other coaches?
We focus on mothers and mothers-to-be, and the challenges that mothers face. We are mothers ourselves and are experiencing the highs and lows of motherhood on a daily basis, just like you.
It is concerning to us that as yet, coaching is not a regulated profession; anyone can call themselves a coach! In contrast, we have completed Masters degrees in Coaching and in our sessions with you we apply the best available knowledge from the related scientific research and practice. We are also aligned to professional associations such as the International Coaching Federation, the International Society for Coaching Psychology and the International Positive Psychology Association. As such we enact the duty of care for professional and ethical conduct, and undergo continuing education.
Our real-world practical strategies and tips are not just our own ideas, musings or experiences, but are drawn from the fast growing pool of scientific studies investigating the impact of positive psychology and evidence-based coaching.
What is Positive Psychology?
Positive Psychology studies what is going right rather than focusing on fixing psychological deficiencies. It emphasises the use of proactive strategies and your own individual character strengths that together can contribute to good mental health and wellbeing.
Positive Psychology is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to develop what is best within themselves and to enhance their experiences of love, work and play.
It is a relatively new area of scientific research, formally launched in 1998, but extremely active with new research published every week. We will introduce you to the ideas we think most interesting and relevant to mothers by way of our blog, group presentations and coaching sessions.
What does Flourishing Mothers coaching not provide?
Some mothers may have mental health issues that make coaching inappropriate or not in their current best interest. We are not psychologists nor psychiatrists; however we have the training to help understand the signs and symptoms and can support these mothers in finding the right professional help.