I want to write this as a thank you to Claire. I was having a low chapter in my life and sought help and advice in several directions. I knew I felt I would benefit from helpful tips in the eating area of my life, more essentially, face my sugar cravings!
After consultation with Claire, 6 following sessions were quickly set up. I was very open minded to what I would be learning; finding out about food was not first and foremost!
Claire used her health coaching skills to find out about me from inside and out so to face the issues deep rooted that were causing my sugar cravings and feelings of low self esteem etc.
I discovered through talking and soul searching exercises that much had been locked away and not faced from previous chapters of my life and I was shocked how I didn’t really know myself very well at all! The most worrying thing was that in order to cope with my problems, I was filling my life with such busy-ness and had not no time or space for ‘me’ at all. This had become very painful, but only I could change that pattern of punishment.
During the six meetings, Claire introduced me to mental exercises, physical breathing exercises and pampering routines that she felt would benefit me. Each time we met, I was able to be open and honest. Everything was there to grab hold of and do but only I could make that time and effort. Claire was always supportive and caring and very kind. I could text her if ever I needed to chat about anything.
We set goals over the weeks or should I say – I set my goals. Claire wanted me to decide on my goals, my choices for what we discussed. It was all down to me. After discovering that I had had little control over my life suddenly my thoughts and decisions were all mine. Claire helped me discover the grey areas in my life and encouraged good, positive changes. It was easier to make changes when I knew I would be meeting with Claire in a week or so, but now I stand on my own equipped with good advice, feeling I know myself better and the desire to make time to put me first and give myself time to do what makes me feel happier and stronger.
Thank you, Claire, so much for such support in a world that sometimes seems a little bit short of those who really care about others. I so appreciate you and your coaching.