I call my consultation room ‘the quiet room.’ It is where I conduct one on one sessions. If you can’t make it in person and have a comfortable chair in a quiet space, then you can connect with me worldwide via video link, such as Skype or Zoom. We could even use the good ol’ telephone!
Getting Your Mindful Practice Started
Most people only need One session to get their mindful practice off to a flying start. The session includes a relaxing mindfulness exercise that clearly demonstrates what a mindful practice actually feels like. The exercise connects you to the present moment and clarifies what mindful awareness is all about.
Intuitive Life Coaching
My role as a life coach is to help you overcome fear and self-doubt. Your greatest gift is your uniqueness. I use unique methods so that you can create a life on your terms. Just One session is guaranteed to shift your perspective and close the gap between where you are now and where you desire to be.
I have an excellent track record helping people overcome addictions. I use a combination of mindfulness coaching and hypnosis to embed key thoughts in your psyche. Just One session is needed and then it is always up to you!
I use psychological methods rather than medical or pharmaceutical ‘bandaid’ treatments for mental disorder. I specialise in ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) which is a simple mindfulness based therapy. As the name suggests, it is a process of acceptance and making a commitment to take values guided action to create a rich and meaningful life.
I see myself as a modern day Shaman. Shamanism pre-dates all religions, the original meaning of the word shaman is ‘one who knows’. I went through many trials to finally come to the realisation that I have a gift that enables me to be a bridge between the shamanic world and the modern world. I have successfully worked with people who have been incorrectly diagnosed with mental ‘illness’. Please feel welcome to contact me about spiritual crisis or emergency.
90 Minute Sessions
1-to-1 Session Normal Price AU$120 or Concession AU$80 (Approx. US$87or58 EUR76or50 GBP66or44) Your ninety minute session includes a copy of my book Mindful Actions. (mailed worldwide) Pay cash, bank transfer within Australia (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details) or simply click the PayPal button below. I will contact you within 24 hours to arrange a suitable time.
People naturally come up with all sorts of reasons as to why therapy won’t or can’t work for them. For example: I’ve tried before, I can’t do it, it’s too hard, this is bullshit, I’ve always been this way, this is who I am, I’m too depressed, I’m too anxious, I’m an addict, I’ve been diagnosed with X, my life is Y, other people are Z, I’m too A, I’m not B enough, therapy is useless, it won’t work, you can’t help me because of CDE, I have disorder FGH, I’ve got no motivation (or energy, or willpower, or discipline), I’ve got an addictive personality, I’ve been permanently damaged by IJK and can never recover, etc. etc.
These type of thoughts are your mind trying to look after you, trying to do you a favour. Your mind is trying to save you from something that might fail or go wrong or be unpleasant. What your mind is actually saying is: ‘Are you sure you want to do this? You might be just wasting your time, money and energy. This might even make things worse!’ And you know, the truth is, there’s probably nothing I can say that will stop your mind from doing that. It’s just doing its job – trying to protect you.
There’s a part of me that really wants to reassure you; to say, ‘This will work for you!’ But the truth is, I can’t guarantee that it will work, and if you ever go to any type of therapist who guarantees ‘This will work!’ – my advice would be, don’t go back – because they are either lying or deluded. The fact is – no one can ever guarantee that! But there are two things I will guarantee. I guarantee that I’ll do my very best to show you way. It is then up to you! I also guarantee, if we give up because your mind has doubts, we won’t get anywhere. So even though your mind will keep coming up with reasons as to why this can’t or won’t work for you – can we go ahead anyway?
Mindfully Yours with Confidentiality Always! – John