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Paths of Transformation

I work with people to transform their lives from the inside out in the most authentic, healthiest ways possible. This work leads to healthier mental states and relationships, reduced stress, as well as overcoming addictions and anxiety. Together we: *Heal Core Wounds *Transform Your Mindset *Create a New Relationship With Yourself and Others *Release Negative Habits *Establish Healthy Ones How do I specialize in so much? I specialize in you. My clients come to me for everything from smoking cessation to balancing bipolar and healing eating disorders, recovering from cancer, mental breakdowns, and spiritual crisis. We start with the basics, eating healthy, exercise, developing stress management tools, a mindfulness practice, getting good sleep, and coping mechanisms. As we build trust and the foundation for a healthy mind and body, we dive deeper to get to the root of your challenges; old traumas, unconscious messages, and beliefs that no longer hold true. Once here we apply the tools that work best for you, coaching, hypnosis, guided meditation, journaling, dreamwork, spiritual exploration or creating your own rituals. I've worked with clients on all of these, finding what works best for each unique individual to facilitate their growth. Working with me, the strong behavioral work and the depth work go hand in hand. This makes for powerful transformation in a person's life on all levels. I specialized in: Anxiety, Bipolar, Trauma, Focus & Clarity, Stress Management, Overcoming Addictions, Spiritual Exploration and Crisis, Times of Great Change, Creating a Life of Authentic Self Expression. Reach out if this work sounds right for you!

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What do you love most about your job?

All the ways my clients surprise me.

I was told in training for peer wellness as well as my psyche classes not to expect much change in my clients and certainly not rapid change. Any change for the better is good change, and that's true.

However, in my own practice, I am blown away by just how powerful people's transformation is.

A client and I will have been working on setting boundaries in a particular area of life, let's say work, and the next week my client is telling me how they stood up for themselves for the first time in their lives against a family member who treats them poorly or established a healthy boundary in a codependent friendship.

We'll be working on anxiety and mindfulness and suddenly my client is quitting smoking or dropping another habit that no longer serves them without struggling with it. They've simply fostered a greater care for themselves, a greater mindfulness of their body and mind and so the old behaviors melt away.

From what I've seen, when people commit to total transformation and devote their time, energy and focus to the process it touches their entire life. I love it when it comes out in glorious, new and surprising ways.

What inspired you to start your own business?

In 2009 I had a mental break down.

Decades of chronic depression, undiagnosed bipolar, social anxiety, and trauma finally caught up to me.

I tried medications and therapy but nothing worked. I realized I had to find my own way.

Through all the research, the struggles, the highs, and lows what kept me going was the realization that once I found what worked I could help others.

Now I'm familiar with the structural and chemical functions of the brain as well as the mythic innards of the psyche, and because I’ve lived my transformation I know how it feels from the inside out.

I've healed a bunch of trauma, left my chronic depression and anxiety behind, balanced out my bipolar, took classes and training, and now work with others to heal and transform their lives.

Why should our clients choose you?

Together we'll look into every part of life from the macronutrients in nutrition to practical behavioral changes: ways to manage stress, save time, and increase focus and awareness.

We track down the monsters and wounds that haunt the psyche beneath the conscious mind and practice mindfulness to understand one's mindset and how to transform it.

As a student of the world's many spiritual traditions and a lover of poetry and metaphor, I am able to frame this experience of transformation in a way that speaks to your psyche, to your beliefs in the world.

Maybe it's life hacking, maybe it's your own hero's journey, your relationship with God, the Dao, or your Dharma. For many of my clients, it's a mix of the above.

An act of transformation is an act of storying telling. You get to tell your own.

When I'm not working with clients I take these perspectives and apply them to visions of the world through poetry, stories and the occasional article on Medium.

We need a new vision of our selves. One that is rooted in the acquired wisdom of the past, the breakthroughs of our science, and the lived experience of our cultivated lives.

I work to share my part of that vision and to help others share theirs.

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Your professional life coach will be able to advise you on the full range of coaching available and will be able to help you select the best one to suit your needs. They will also be able to answer any questions you may have. Use Bark to get free quotes and find a trusted life coach today.

You can have as many or as few life coaching sessions as you like. Many life coaches operate over the phone or via the internet so the sessions can easily fit around your schedule. Some people hire a life coach once every few months, some people have a session once a week.

Life coaching sessions will typically last up to an hour. Often after an initial assessment, sessions can be conducted over the phone, face to face, over email, via Skype/Zoom and occasionally through instant messaging.

During the session, your life coach will ask you a number of questions, such as what you want to achieve in life, what areas you're unhappy with and where you'd like to see yourself in the future. Although a life coach will work with you, it’s often up to you to challenge or reflect upon certain ideas you have to help you move forward with your life. You will never be forced to make any decisions you don't feel comfortable with and all sessions will be confidential.

Life coaching is focused on your present and your future. Coaching accepts your current reality and looks to improve your outcome moving forward. Life coaches are not health professionals and they do not diagnose you. By contrast, therapy focuses on your past and looks to delve into past actions and patterns. It is analytical but not action-oriented.

Most mainstream health insurance providers do not cover the costs of life coaching because it is not considered a mental health profession in the same way therapists and counsellors are.

Life coaches do not need to have any formal or academic qualifications but you may want to look for life coaches who possess an industry-specific qualification, such as the Life Coaching Diploma or Personal Performance Diploma (PPD).

You may also want to ask for testimonials of their recent work. You could also look at their profile page on Bark, which shows you reviews from past customers who have used their life coaching services.

A life coach is a trained professional who aims to help and guide individuals to make, meet and exceed personal and professional goals. They support clients on a journey to rediscover their own strength and abilities. This can include excelling in the workplace, becoming happy and fulfilled at home, exploring your potential, managing health conditions and achieving life ambitions.

By harnessing techniques based on core psychological principles and intuition, life coaches empower clients and provide a toolkit of teachings to confidently face difficult challenges and overcome emotional barriers.

Life coaches can specialise in one of these particular areas of coaching: career coaching, executive business, group coaching, health and wellbeing, performance management, personal development, relationships, retirement, spiritual and youth coaching.

Rapport is one of the most important parts of life coaching. If you feel uncomfortable with your professional, you are unlikely to gain much from the session. It is advisable to get in contact before you book a session to meet your life coach so you can gauge how comfortable you are in their presence. It is worth talking to a few potential life coaches and ask questions.

Yes! As long as you have a strong internet connection, then your life coach can deliver sessions via an online video chat platform. Alternatively, it can be done over the phone.

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4.98/5.00

based on 372 reviews

The average rating for Bark Life Coaches in Portland is 4.98, based on 372 reviews.

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