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is about moving forward!
Are you ready to move on with your life? Ready for the abuse to no longer be the center of your universe? Is it time to re-build and focus on what's next? If so, I'd love to help you do that.
If you are not ready to work on letting go of the past and moving forward in your life, this is not the place for you. I will always provide a safe place for you to share anything you want, but if you merely want to wander aimlessly through a woe-is-me wilderness week after week after week, I'm not your person. If you don't want to take action to improve your life, but really just want to vent, call a friend. If you want to commiserate with others in excessive anger and have no intention of getting unstuck, perhaps you can find a facebook group that fosters negativity. That may sound blunt, but life coaching clients are people who are serious about changing their lives in a positive manner - people who want to work toward a better tomorrow. I realize that you may not be in a positive mental or emotional place right now, but you WANT to be and you will work hard to get there. You desperately desire to move away from the past, start living in the present and take positive steps toward a promising future!
Life Coaching is very practical with an approach on learning from the past and purposefully creating your future. While we may sometimes talk about the past in sessions, we will never wallow in the past. Life Coaching is about setting goals to create a healthier, happier you. I'm here to coach people who want to MOVE AHEAD in their lives. It's about identifying and discarding the limiting beliefs that are holding you back and taking steps of empowerment. If you are so "done" with the religious abuse controlling you, tired of the toxic whining, longing to be freed from a defeated victim mentality and want to define a new way of living that revolves around joy and hopeful expectation, I'd love to hear from you.
Anger, remorse, guilt, shame and blame are normal reactions for victims of any kind of abuse, including religious abuse. In fact, feeling any or all of those responses is healthy. Drowning in them is not. If you literally cannot escape those dark feelings, I recommend a professional therapist. If you feel like those emotions are loosening their grip on you and you're now ready to immerse yourself in more positive way of thinking, a better way of living...life coaching may give you the tools that you need.
It's your choice. You can choose to allow the past to control you...indefinitely. Or you can choose to move beyond the negativity in your life. The objective is to learn from and let go of the past, fully live in the present and move with intention toward the future. No one can do it for you. It's up to you.
Please note that my credential is as a CPC (Certified Professional Coach). Although I completed extensive graduate work in Counseling, I am not a licensed professional therapist and will never claim to be, nor will I accept a client whom I feel needs professional counseling as opposed to coaching. During the initial consultation, it will be determined if coaching would be beneficial. If serious psychological issues or any type of mental illness is detected, a licensed therapist will be recommended and I will try to suggest a referral. I will never accept a client who is beyond my scope of expertise.
I also do not focus on any type of "spiritual" counseling nor intentionally impose my own personal religious or spiritual views. I certainly don't "ban" talk about God - but I won't impose it. You've had enough of that - that's not what you need right now. Enough pious God talk already. Let's get real.
In-person sessions are available in Southern California. Skype or telephone sessions also available. Cost per session/call ranges from $125-$150, paid in advance.
"Linda is an effective and gifted personal coach on many levels. In the time I spent with her, I found a completely safe place free from judgement and criticism. I felt accepted for who I was and where I was on my journey. She understood without my having to explain a lot. This safe atmosphere helped me to thrive and make much needed changes much quicker than I thought possible. Linda is an incredible listener with a wealth of knowledge and a lot of wisdom from her own life's experience. Having come out of a cult-like church experience, I had to learn new ways of thinking, replace negative mindsets and learn what it means to be authentic. With Linda's encouragement and input, I have moved away from that old part of my life (along with many other negative things), to a life of freedom and genuineness. "
"Linda is an amazing listener, encourager, and life coach. She has a great deal of wisdom and helps me to see things in ways I hadn't seen them before. Having come from an IFB background, I had lots of toxicity to shed and thought processes to be changed. Linda is someone I implicitly trust, she GETS it without my having to explain a lot, and I am already seeing wonderful progress in my life since I have been meeting with her. I have found in Linda the support and motivation to make the changes I need to make as I heal from many years of spiritual and church abuse. She is truly a gifted and wise coach and mentor."