My name is Leonie Stewart, and I am a fully qualified counsellor, sports coach and mother of three grown-up children. I work five days a week helping clients see what they do and say and feel and believe and why they do and say and think and believe these things. I regularly give them strategies like the 12 pausing exercises to help them have quick, useful and practical ways to settle themselves in real life. I also work with my athletes to help them be the best version of themselves.
I love the things I do.
I have often thought about how I can help more people, and the obvious answer is to put these practical "life-skills" online and impact more people in beneficial ways.
One of the good things about being in my 60's (just) is that I have experienced life and gained some wisdom and accumulated "life-skills." I want to share those skills with you.
Of course, experience and wisdom don't exempt me from worries about the past and concerns for the future. However, they do support me.
And yes! My life sometimes still trips me up. Just like your life does I imagine.
But, I have been able to build inner resources and resilience. And I can help you do the same. The "life-skills" I now practice, enable me to respond instead of reacting in unhelpful ways. As corny as it sounds, I am currently on a mission to help more people, like you, have ways to settle yourself when your life gets bumpy.