amber waves coaching
Dear friends and colleagues,
Most people know me as a psychotherapist specializing in grief & loss. After completing coaching courses, I'm currently shifting my focus from therapy to coaching. A simplified explanation of the difference is that while therapy focuses more on the past and insight, coaching focuses more on the future and moving forward toward achieving goals. Instead of being "problem-focused," coaching is more "solution-focused."
Currently, we are experiencing unbelievable levels of stress in a rapidly changing environment and way of life, globally. After contemplating how I can best serve the community, I'm currently offering some pro bono virtual coaching sessions, particularly for healthcare providers and other essential front line workers. As a coach, I can work directly with people who may also be my friends, colleagues, etc., and there aren't geographic limitations, whereas as a therapist, I am much more limited.
If you (or someone you know) are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and like you're stuck and would instead like to have a plan, feel more grounded, more connected to others and to regain control of your life following transitions and loss, please feel free to contact me and/or pass this along.
Thank you and please take care!
I sent this recently to a friend who is struggling with a breakup & depression during this pandemic, but I think it applies to most of us:
On this day, no matter how boring or difficult you may find it, know that you can choose to find ways to make it better. There's always a light in the darkness, though you must choose to see it, or may even need to seek it out. You are not alone, there are people who care about you. Know also that you MATTER...not just for what you can do, but for who you are. Remember that, especially on the grey days. 🤗
The other day, in the midst of this global pandemic, this mantra came to me: "Be visible! You are not meant to remain a best-kept secret."
Come out of the shadows and into the light. Start a revolution if you need to. Lead. Write. Be you. Look forward, not back. Excavate the lessons, take what is useful into the future, leave the rest, release it. Enlist allies, gather support. Be a maverick. Take calculated risks. Don't go it alone, but lead. Be bold. Color outside the lines. Be careful who you surround yourself with. Be a compassionate leader. Let that be your guidance.