The following comments were taken from a client upon completion of a health and performance coaching programme.
1. Describe what your wine drinking situation was like before working on it with Linda. eg. how strong was the need to drink wine, how often did you need to drink wine, at what times & how much, why the need, how was the wine affecting your emotional & physical health and your life etc?
I believe that alcohol has become a part of a lifestyle today and involved in much of our lives. It became a ritual that of an evening my husband and I would have a drink in the evening as a means of taking time out to talk, and relax. As my stress levels increased, the alcohol became some sort of a salve to take the edge off things. I believe that starting to focus on managing what I came to recognise as stress (I simply hadn’t realised I was so stressed) and finding alternative and better ways to manage it, removed the need to seek alcohol as the solution. It also highlights the need to relate to each other outside of that ritual aspect and find other ways of relating. What started as a social pastime, became a habit. Alcohol obviously dulls the mind, has a physical impact on the body and well being, which then only adds to the problem rather than assisting. Recognising in every moment you are at choice, and as you might going to a cookie jar, it makes all the difference to become aware and start noticing what is REALLY going on.
2. At what point in your personal journey with Linda did you decide it would be a good idea to break the wine cycle/craving?
Upon recollection it was about 8 weeks into our sessions. When one recognises the triggers there becomes an opportunity to address the core problem rather than to mask it.
3. What specific benefits are you now receiving? eg. how do you feel now health-wise compared to before, do you have any craving/desire for wine now, are you clearer in your mind, do you have more energy now, are you more in control of yourself now etc?
I have learned better ways to control my state and my stress levels. I still enjoy a glass of wine, however I can choose it or not. Health wise yes, more energy and clarity.
4. Who would you recommend Linda’s services to?
Linda is a great person to work with. I believe that often when working on your own personal development, that the issue you are working on isn’t actually the issue, its what’s driving the show. So that when you really start to explore and become conscious about things, whilst starting with the initial concern, you get to see a much wider perspective and the underlying reasons as to why you have the issue in the first place. Linda is always patient and allows you to discover things for yourself and the whole exploration becomes a much bigger and exciting journey than you ever anticipated. It will actually change your life.
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