Why is a Compassionate, Trauma-Informed Coaching Approach Important?
All over the world, more and more people are experiencing unrelenting stress, anxiety, pain, burnout and depression than ever before, causing a cascade of further negative effects in our lives, families, and communities. We have pushed ourselves beyond our abilities to cope.
A term you will be hearing more frequently in personal development and wellbeing circles is Trauma. Trauma is at the root of many of our physical, psychological, relational and spiritual problems and issues. This understanding must be integrated foundationally into personal development and leadership development.
Trauma disconnects us from our Authentic Selves and our wellbeing, and that is at the heart of many of our issues, which band-aid fixes and positive thinking can’t address. It is even likely that trauma is affecting your life, relationships, and career today, without knowing it.
HeartRich is a Trauma-Informed Coaching and Training platform that takes the nervous system and our various defensive and protective states and strategies into account when coaching and working with change in our lives. This shows up in a lot of important ways including bringing greater compassion, acceptance, understanding, patience, trust and belief in the wholeness of each of my clients and helping them learn to do the same for themselves.
This greater Heart Rich approach, helps them feel safe, and as a result, they are able to bring more of their whole selves to our work. This enables them to drive the process from their deeper wants and aspirations, instead of their fears, insecurities and survival strategies (Ego).
Through HeartRich Coaching, I help heart-centered people makes sense of and manage their inner worlds better – their thoughts and mindsets, emotions and moods, even physiological states and behavior patterns. We build capacities that increase presence, resilience, self-esteem and wellbeing, so they can ultimately lead their lives, on the inside and the outside, from their Authentic Self, hence the label Self Leadership.
A Lack of Self & Inner Leadership Drains Our Wellbeing & Resilience
When stressors pile up one on top of another and aren’t resolved, they drain more and more of your energy and resilience each day, making it hard to do everything, which is also a drain.
Self-Critical Inner Chatter
It’s completely normal for the mind to churn incessantly (it loves to think) but we need to learn how to manage the quality of our thoughts because they in turn affect how we feel & behave.
Poor Emotional Regulation
Without cultivating our ability to self regulate (find calm, clarity, inner balance) and process our emotions, we fall victim to disruptive emotional & physiological patterns, and are effectively impaired.
Unfulfilled Essential Needs
When our essential needs aren’t fulfilled effectively (or at all), we are living under constant stress, which drains our physical, emotional & mental wellbeing.
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What People Are Saying
“Through our meaningful sessions, I’ve gained a greater understanding of my own purpose and the things I need to be doing in order to live my life to its highest potential. Guy has the ability to make sense of his clients’ needs and struggles in ways that address the root problems and reasoning for why those inhibiting feelings might be there in the first place – And by simply doing/practicing that, those negative feelings start to dissipate, with a sense of inner satisfaction gained in the end.”
“Whether on the phone or in person, Guy always creates a positive and non-judgemental environment to discuss any topic. I truly appreciate that he knows when to challenge and hold me accountable or when I just need to talk and “vent”. His approach is very personalized and he’s one of these persons whose positive impact in your life cannot be forgotten…”
“Over the last few months, I’ve worked with Guy to develop healthy coping strategies for dealing with life’s up and downs. It has been a big help. I’m currently going through a job transition, and instead of panicking, I’m reacting calmly and thoughtfully. I think my most significant change has been to stop being overwhelmed by worrisome thoughts to focus instead on appreciating each moment and on being thankful for the people and activities that bring me joy. Thanks, Guy! ”
“Within just 2 sessions with Guy Reichard, I started to feel better. My sessions with Guy were invaluable, and a solid investment to all aspects of my life. I will continue to use Guy’s teachings to improve, maintain a positive outlook on a daily basis and to centre myself when things happen – which they inevitably will and that’s ok, as I am now much better equipped to deal with any issues as they arise. I would not hesitate to recommend Guy to anyone, he is truly a beautiful, compassionate, knowledgeable & open-minded soul and I cannot thank him enough for his help and friendship!”