I’ve helped people get a pay rise, a promotion, the best performance review of their career, deal with depression, navigate the rough seas of divorce, overcome anxiety, dramatically reduce their insomnia, break out of a cycle of toxic relationships to find love and feel a deep sense of inner-peace.
There are an infinite number of ways you could help someone to achieve those results, but my approach in based on helping you practice a few key mindfulness-based skills:
- Bringing the wandering mind back to the present moment
- Being more aware of sensations in the body
- Accepting feelings and all aspects of yourself
- Being kind to yourself and others
- Practising gratitude for your life as it is
We practice these simple but powerful skills during one-hour sessions together, and I ask you to continue practising at home by meditating and writing down things you are grateful for every day.
Another key aspect of the work is talking about the elephant in the room — the issue you are struggling with or anxious about, with someone who is not judging you and is actively supporting you through it (that’s me!)
It’s quite amazing how almost any problem people can be greatly improved if not totally resolved with this approach.
Does this sound suspicious?
How can that be the case? Of course you should be wary of one-size-fits-all magic cures, but if you accept the idea that 90% of suffering is not caused by other people or the outside world, it’s caused by your own mind, then it makes sense that inner work could be the key to unlocking everything.
This is quite a radical truth to accept. We love to blame others because then it’s them that has to change, and not us. But that’s also very disempowering. You can’t change other people, you can only change yourself.
So this is about taking responsibility for your life and your suffering. It requires having at least a modicum of optimism that things can improve and you can feel happier than you do now. And it’s also about commitment. It’s about having the desire to see through a process that might be very challenging despite all the resistance and distractions that might get in the way.
I believe everyone would benefit from having a coach. I think the main reason people don’t have one is they don’t know that they do, so hopefully that’s clearer now!
So is there an issue you would like help with? Are you suffering with stress, anxiety or depression? Would you like to feel more calm, confident, and fulfilled?
Or do you know someone who needs support?
You can book a free 1–2–1 trial coaching session here. There are six appointments left in September.
Here are some testimonials:
“It’s honestly changed my life… it really has.”
- Elena Pearce, PhD Fellow
“I went into this from a position of scepticism, but for me it’s been life changing. For the first time in a long time, my default has not been grumpy, it’s been happy.”
- Peter Green, Bond Trader, Lloyds Bank
“Hey Andy, thanks so much for that. I looked in the mirror today and saw me for what feels like the first time in my life.”
- Ed Vaughan, Psychology Student
“Even in one coaching session with Andy I felt calmer, more settled and clearer in my mind. His ability to put me at ease, his approach and mindful influence made for an environment where new thinking, an open mind and fresh ideas would appear — away from the constant chaos of everyday life.”
- Claire Brodley, PwC
“Fantastic session, Andy. It was like stepping off the never ending treadmill of thoughts or removing a blindfold. The senses come alive and everything seems slower, more gentle and yet open to new possibilities. “
- Samantha Cooper, Partner at ImpactHub Brixton & Islington