The eyes are the window to the soul

The origin of this well known saying is misty, but the metaphor is clear. It expresses the idea that the eyes of a person give you an insight into their inner world – their feelings and thoughts. This rings true for me, as I have been studying and practicing an emerging therapeutic model called IEMT.

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Sarah Jane Woods – Coach for women

Leaning into nature

In times of trouble I have always turned to nature to cope. I first became aware in my adult life of this strategy when I was a single mum, bringing up my beautiful son who is on the autistic spectrum. Times were tough. Really tough.

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Opening Sunflower by Maureen Wiswall

Give yourself a break

As human beings, we are very good at beating ourselves up! In fact, when we try to relax, I would go as far to say that our brains actually look for things to beat us up with… When I watch and listen to the women around me and indeed, observe my own thoughts, feelings and behaviours I think that the lockdown has amplified this in many ways.

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Sarah Jane Woods – Coach for women

Flourishing through adversity

There has never been a more important time to nourish ourselves so that we can flourish through this rapidly changing world. As we all face the pandemic of Covid – 19, how we think, feel and behave through this will make the difference to how swiftly we can adapt to life changes after this storm has past.

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Sarah Jane Woods – Coach for women

5 things I learnt from a Death Café

I often say there is nothing more certain in life than death, taxes… and change.
As a life coach, my primary mission is to help my clients, who feel stuck, to move forwards from emotional changes to lead a joyful flourishing life. A large part of being able to do this, is to help them to identify and remove their emotional blocks.

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Boundary by iris Vallejo

Boundaries and reframing

We all have things in our lives that we would rather not do, or feel we need lots of willpower for. When we use our conscious brain to force ourselves to do things, this is where negative thoughts like frustration, anxiety and anger can come from.

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