How are you feeling this week?
What have been your biggest wins?
What hasn't gone so well? What lessons have you taken away from these experiences? Are you ready to let them go now?
Today, I am going to be answering more of our most commonly asked client questions.
Let’s start with the most frequently asked, “how can I be more confident?”
Of course, there are many ways to answer this question. However, if this is asked by a young person, we would break our response down to what it is, why some people seem to have more of it than others and what they can do to be more confident…
So, what can you do if you want to be more confident?
Firstly, learn to understand who you are… Then, accept that version of yourself.
Here’s a quick tip on how to do this!
You could journal daily, reflecting on the things you have done well and the things you wish to improve. You can then finish this daily reflection task with a repeated mantra, such as, “I accept myself as I am”. Practice this for 30-days and see how you feel!
Next, I wanted to answer a question on one of the biggest reasons why clients come to HappiMe...
How can I feel less anxious?
If I was discussing this with a young person, I would break this down into a few stages…
Would you like to know one of those helpful strategies?
Working to take back control of your mind starts with being mindful of your current thoughts and feelings, and not being frightened of them. Mindfulness is a great way to work on this.
When you’re next brushing your teeth, zone in on your senses. How does it feel? How does the toothpaste taste? What actions are you doing?
When you’re next in the shower, do the same thing. How does the water feel? Is your sponge soft or rough? Do you like or dislike the smell of your soap?
The more you practice mindfulness throughout the day, the better you’ll be able to manage any anxious spells.
Lastly, and this is also a big one…
How are therapy and coaching so different?
Well, let’s start with coaching…
HappiMe’s coaching sessions are goals-driven, short-term, activity-based and super informative.
Clients can expect fun sessions where they will set goals, learn new strategies to help them get to where they want to go, and open discussions about what might get in their way. They will also have things to do between sessions!
What about therapy?
HappiMe’s therapy sessions are client-driven and longer-term.
Clients can expect to feel in control of these sessions, where they can share as much or as little as they wish, focusing on whatever issues they want to explore. A strategy may be offered at the end of the session, but only when this is appropriate.
And... That's it from me for another week!
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Abby and the HappiMe Team x
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Each week, HappiMe's Lead Children's Coach, Abby, shares her advice on a new topic.