about Sharon's hypnotherapy & a sample of
coaching articles by Sharon published on the Mind
True life story - Helping
you think about your life
By Robert Frische - Bracknell News
AS a reporter, I’m trained to approach interviews
with a healthy amount of scepticism, and it was
no different when I was offered a life-coaching
Life-coaching started in America as help for
athletes, who realised they could achieve more
if they clearly defined their goals and removed
any mental obstacles.
Sharon Juden MA (Hons) is an accredited life
coach and holistic therapist and she offers life-coaching
the Natural Health Consultancy in Crowthorne.
Her reassuring and calming manner (combined
with some extremely comfortable armchairs) set
me at ease immediately and before I knew it I
was spilling out my hopes and fears.
“We start by defining your values,”
Sharon told me in her lilting Irish accent. “A
lot of people end up feeling frustrated and unsatisfied
with their lives.
“This is often because they don’t
know what their values are, and they end up living
with the values of other people, typically their
Sharon explained that when it comes to working
out what my values are, it’s important not
to think too much (which comes as a huge relief)
and just go with my gut instinct.
So, even though I know it’s probably irresponsible
to put having fun as my number one value, it goes
right up there at the top of the list, just nudging
out freedom and having good relationships with
friends and family.
But it also turned out to be an analytical business
this life-coaching, and I was soon attempting
to answer a Cartesian Quadrant.
The easiest way to explain this is that it’s
a set of questions which engage different sides
of the brain. The right side of the brain is the
creative side, while the left is more logical.
So in order to employ the logical side, and
mine rarely gets any exercise, the questions were
phrased in a way that made me think twice.
Example: – “What do you NOT have
in your life at the moment that you are happy
with?” Hmmm...I put debt and ill health
for this one, once I had worked out what the question
The next phase was The Wheel of Life. This involves
giving aspects of your life, such as your relationships
and lifestyle, a mark out of 10.
If they are not a 10, then you work out what
it is that you can do to reach the magic number.
It sounds simple, but what this really does is
help you to actually think about your life and
focus on what you can do to make it better, rather
than just taking the easy option of drifting along.
Rather than spoil any more of Sharon’s
techniques, I wholeheartedly recommend paying
her a visit at the consultancy in 188 Dukes Ride,
ever stopped to wonder why you do
the things you do?
you ever noticed the little voice
inside your head that seems to be
on a constant loop?
Is it possible
you have created a certain impression
of someone or some situation based
on other people’s thoughts and beliefs
rather than on your own?
many times have you said “yes”,
when really you wanted to say “no”?
do you use that could be holding
your life so busy that you have
forgotten to listen to your inner
you do today to improve one aspect
of your life?