What is Life Coaching?

                               So glad you asked

         Coaching, or Life Coaching, is a fast emerging profession internationally, but particularly popular in the Western world. It varies from practitioner to practitioner, with some coaches being without certification and rigorous training, and others, including Vanessa Rae, having multiple professional trainings and regulated certifications.

        For the purpose of Hummingbirds coaching service, Life coaching is a mix of psychological therapy, personal development and spiritual clarity and understanding, to aid, support and guide a client through a transition or to transform an area, or multiple areas, of their life. The spiritual nature of this work does not conflict with any religion. You can be of any religion or no religion. All that is required is the willingness to have an open mind and heart. This work is deep and involves a shift in ones mindset, an examination of ones feelings and an honoring of ones true desires. 

             Sessions mostly involve sitting and talking, with some reflection, journaling, homework and meditation/centering. The role of the coach is to help you get to the answers, solutions and truth, hidden inside of you. common results include a return to clarity, creativity, joy, confidence and a sense of purpose and direction. 

            For added benefit, Vanessa likes to include some healing relaxation time at the end of the session... For in person clients, she lays them on the massage table and administers a laying of the hands, a relaxing, healing and assimilation technique to help ground the changes into the body. For video chat and phone sessions, she asks the clients to lie on the ground while remote energetic healing/Reiki takes place- also to integrate the positive changes. This type of coaching is called Integrative (Life) Coaching and Vanessa's specialty is working with women in need of self-esteem, empowerment, inner knowing and to heal from poor body-image.