Some health problems are just plain bad luck. But many health problems today are down to lifestyle – the way we live.
We all know the basics of what we should do to look after our health – don’t smoke, go easy on the cakes and alcohol, eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, exercise regularly, get enough sleep and remember to floss regularly. In theory these are things you can control but how about in practice?
If living healthily were easy, nobody would struggle with giving up smoking, losing weight or going out for a run. But they do struggle and no wonder – old habits die hard, especially when you try to change them on your own. New habits need time and energy and enduring motivation to take root. They need practice.
Most people would like to sort out at least one of these areas in their life:
- Losing weight
- Stopping smoking
- Getting fitter and stronger
- Sleeping better
- Having more energy
It can be more effective and more fun with a coach to help you create new healthy habits. You will be surprised what a lasting difference it can make.
To start living more healthily, get in touch. In the first session (no charge) together we will find out what you need and how you can achieve it.
On the face of it you may have everything you need to feel positive about yourself and about life. We live lives of unprecedented comfort and ease. We have constant affordable access to food, drink, water, clothing, heating, light, travel, communication, entertainment, health care and a lot more.
Yet just like millions of adults round the world you are likely to experience bouts of negative feelings such as stress, tension, anxiety and/or depression. In fact the World Health Organisation regards depressive disorders as “a leading direct cause of the global disease burden” (source). In the UK, between 8% and 12% of the population experience depression in any year (source).
There are plenty of quick fixes such as “retail therapy”, “self-medication” with food, alcohol or drugs, watching a lot of TV or surfing the Internet for hours. You may have tried some of them. The trouble is they don’t work for more than a few minutes. In fact they make you feel worse in the long term.
If you are like most people you would like to sort out at least one of these issues:
- Feeling tense or stressed
- Feeling overwhelmed – never getting on top of things
- Feeling worried or anxious
- Lack of fun and enjoyment
- Compulsively doing things to distract yourself
- Self-criticism, self-doubt
- Feeling isolated
It’s hard to overcome them on your own, and hard to find others who can help out. Other people tend to be bluntly unhelpful (“get over it”, “stop moaning”, “pull yourself together”), pushy (“you should do X”) or mushy (“you poor thing”). There’s a world of difference between chatting with well-intentioned other people, and getting to the heart of things with a skillful coach.
Can you start enjoying yourself and your life more with just one conversation? Get in touch and find out. In the first session (no charge) you will feel the power of talking with someone who really tunes in to you. You will get a taste of how much fun it is to take charge of your life.
Who wants to live a meaningless life, like a zombie? They look like humans but they’re not. They’re lost souls rushing around brainlessly. They have uncomfortable parallels with the lives millions of us live.
You may not be interested in finding out the meaning of life. But how about feeling that your work and your life mean something to you and maybe to others too? Many people get a decade or two into their working life when they realise that they’re just cranking the handle, running on a treadmill and going through the motions without really meaning it.
Sooner or later you will face at least one of these issues in your life:
- Loss of motivation
- Feeling that what you do doesn’t matter
- Working just for the money
Can you really (re)connect with what makes your life vivid, vibrant and meaningful? Get in touch and find out. >> In the first session (no charge) you will experience the power of talking with a person who really tunes in to you. You will get a taste of how much fun it is to take charge of your life.
Following a fascinating coaching session with Stuart, I have learned how to recognise the impact that my thoughts and feelings have on my body, and he has helped me to develop simple strategies that will really enable me to be more productive. I highly recommend you contact him to explore how he can help you!Jane HattonFounder and Director, Evenbreak
Stuart’s coaching is smart, attuned, professional and at the same time very creative and generous. He goes to the heart of the matter in a graceful and skillful way. Stuart doesn’t shy away from holding a client accountable and that was essential for me–and he moves well between very deep, very meaningful–and sometimes potentially emotional for the client–thoughts and the joy of metaphor and embracing all aspects of yourself. He is very good at dealing with issues linked to professional resilience and making sure that however engaged your mind is, the body is its essential accomplice.Laurence BordeFounder+ Chairman, Media Tree Group
Stuart Harris is a superb mentor, support and coach. he is an excellent listener, effortlessly pulls out the key points and helps me crystallise my own thoughts. he is such a genuine pleasure to work with.Naomi TroniChief Global Growth Officer, Lowe and Partners Worldwide