Author Archives: louise

Life Coaching

Life coaching is helpful if:

  • You are wanting to make a change in your life but you are putting it off
  • You have lots of ideas of what you want to do next but are not sure where to start
  • Are wanting to start a business or progress your current one but feel in need of some help
  • You are feeling unhappy, stuck, fearful and are not sure how to get out of this rut
  • Your self confidence and esteem is low and you need some help to feel like you again

These are just a few ways in which life coaching can help. It’s like having a manager but for your personal life, someone to support you, care about your goals and hold you to account for what you say you are going to do.

It’s future focused, it is not counselling where you might talk a lot about the past. In the sessions we will be focused on what you need and want to create. We will look at what you need to do to make that happen and explore what might be getting in your way. These might be things like:

  • Fears
  • Other peoples opinions
  • Self doubt and confidence
  • Behaviour patterns and beliefs
  • A feeling of lack, from money to not feeling good enough

Being a Yoga teacher as well Louise will weave in holistic practices that will support you as well as practical exercises.

Louise also loves to help new teachers in setting up their new Yoga business. She got to where she has from coaching, it was the first healing modality she ever came across before Yoga!

Life coaching is most effective over a series of sessions, Louise offers packages of 6 or 12 which can be spread out every 2-4 weeks. If you have any questions or are ready to commit to making a changes please contact Louise at louise@createyourself.co.uk

Got the winter lurgy? Listen to what you really need

 

I was planning to have a really relaxing Christmas time, a well deserved break after an amazingly busy year. Unsurprisingly it didn’t turn out that way, not really thinking I’d put so much in the diary to catch up with different friends and family, I didn’t actually have any time to stop. Despite feeling tired I kept going.

So I got ill. My body took control and forced me to stop.

Not without a fight. I still dragged myself out of bed to go up to London for New Years, determined not to miss my friends birthday. I was still planning to go on a retreat over the weekend too until I listened to what my body was pleading me to do. To just stop.

The moment I decided to stay at home and rest my body I felt a bit lifted. It was like my body was going ahhhh finally, some rest. Like that feeling when you call into work sick and suddenly feel a bit better! A sure sign I was doing what I really needed.

I was so disappointed to be missing the retreat I’d been so looking forward to, some yoga time just for me. Plus it had cost quite a lot of money.

I prioritised my health first though rather than money.

This was definitely a practice of acceptance, just being with how I was and letting all expectations go. Every time I thought about what I was missing out on or the money I had lost I felt wound up, frustrated, disappointed. Then I felt that gratitude from my body for resting.

So I decided to do my own little retreat at home. I turned off my phone, had a long bath, did a slow gentle yin practice, 2 lots of yoga nidra and read some inspiriing books.

It was just what I needed and now I am on the mend.

Even though I didn’t make the retreat in London I still had me time, I still connected with myself, I did what felt nourishing, I had space to think and just be. That’s all I needed. I feel inspired from this.

I am sharing this because it’s the time of year when lots of us get ill. I know how frustrating it is but it can be turned into something beautiful when you just listen to what you need. When you take care of yourself and don’t try to push on through.

I believe there is a lesson in everything, if you can find it, learn from it and be with it, then there’s your practice, there’s your yoga. It doesn’t always have to be on a mat.

Namaste & happy new year!

Louise xx

create5

A healthy sweet treat

IMG_4751I was eating Christmas cake at the weekend, I “accidentally” slipped a box of mince pies into my basket yesterday…..I hold my hands up I love Christmas treats! If I am not careful my healthy diet could go down hill from here. It’s time to bring out a healthy sweet treat – coconut bliss balls, to minimise the risk of eating mince pies every single day for the next 3 weeks. As yummy as they are it just won’t make me feel very good in the long run.

Coconut bliss balls are still sweet and they are still yummy, they are just good for you as well! Also depending on what you put in them they can be energy releasing too which can really help around this busy time.

I just made a batch, every time I make them I try out a different concoction but this one was particularly tasty:

1 bag of soaked dates – mixed up in a blender

a couple of spoons of almond butter (could be coconut oil/ cashew butter/ cacao butter any thing that will help them “set”)

a couple of handfuls of organic dried cranberries (other berries are nice too as are cacao nibs)

a couple of big spoons of raw cacao powder, and a bit of Infinity Foods energising blend powder too. (just a bit its quite powerful!)

desiccated coconut

linseeds (could put any seeds or nuts in)

I mixed it all together to create a paste that I could then roll into little balls. Which I then rolled in some coconut, then stuck in the fridge to chill and set.

Voila! Simple to make and delicious to eat.

Enjoy!

Louise x

e20140212Om_0126b