Hi, I'm George
As Carl Jung said: “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” This is where everything starts. And so the first pillar of my practice is awareness. I will help you start or deepen the practice of building your self-awareness, and raise your emotional intelligence.
But awareness is not enough. Most people already know what they should be doing, but they don't know how to get it done. Our natural tendency is to blame, to find the reason we’re not successful. Best case scenario, we blame ourselves: “I’m too direct”, “I let people boss me around“, “I freeze under stress”. With blame, we give away our power and our responsibility to change. Luckily, curiosity—a real-life superpower, and the second pillar of my coaching philosophy—allows you to move past the blame and towards growth and learning.
Last but not least, once you are aware of the problem and know what to do about it, it's time to act. Consistently, and in alignment with your values. Or what psychologists call a valued engagement—the third pillar of my practice. If you've never thought about your values in a structured way, we'll spend some time exploring that area. There's usually a lot to uncover there.
My coaching toolbox
Tiny Habits Coach
Tiny Habits® is a breakthrough behavior change method developed by BJ Fogg, Director of the Behavior Design Lab at Stanford.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is a modified Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It incorporates mindfulness practice to help clients identify and modify dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and negative or irrational beliefs and thoughts. I will teach you how to break away from negative thought patterns that are often the cause of a downward spiral.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) stems from traditional behavior therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Clients learn to stop avoiding, denying, and struggling with their inner emotions and, instead, accept that these feelings are appropriate responses to certain situations that should not prevent them from moving forward.
Mindfulness Meditation Coach
Mindfulness meditation is unique in that it helps us become aware of what is already true moment by moment. It teaches us to be unconditionally present with whatever is happening, no matter what it is.