Life Coaching

Welcome to Self-Compassion Coaching with Diane Linsley. I'm a
certified life coach specializing in self-compassion, life transitions,
and spiritual development.

No matter what challenges you are facing in your life, you can
experience more joy and fulfillment as you learn how to treat
yourself with compassion.

What is Self-Compassion Coaching?

Self-compassion is the highest form of self-love. It's a spiritual skill
that grows stronger the more you practice. 

Self-compassion differs from self-esteem in some important ways. Self-esteem is situational. It is based on what you do and your performance in the world. Self-esteem is important because it largely determines your level of success and your ability to achieve your goals. Your feelings of self-esteem indicate how well you are able to meet the challenges of life. Self-esteem often fluctuates, and it can be affected by many factors in the outer world.

Many of us have experienced having our self-esteem shattered by a traumatic event that leaves us less able to cope with the challenges of life. At times like this, self-compassion can heal us. Self-compassion is not dependent on anything or anyone outside of us. It's a skill that we can practice every day of our lives. Practicing self-compassion can also help us regain our self-esteem.

Self-compassion is more than self-care. It's not just about taking bubble baths or buying gifts for yourself when you're feeling down. And it's not just about soothing yourself when you've been hurt, although that's definitely helpful. Research shows that people with high levels of self-compassion take better care of themselves. But self-compassion is beyond self-care and self-soothing. It has to do with self-discipline and taking responsibility for how you create your own life. It involves deep healing and personal growth work. Anything less than that is spiritual bypassing.

Above all, self-compassion is not self-pity. The processes that I teach require time and effort, along with the ability to think clearly and the willpower to change your habits of thought and action. Ideally, these processes should be practiced every day until they become second nature. The benefits of self-compassion come as a result of doing the work.

Specific Types of Coaching that I Offer

Relationship Coaching - This involves everything from dating to improving existing relationships. Good relationships start with self-compassion. I teach people about assertiveness, setting boundaries, and overcoming codependency. Of course, the most important relationship is your relationship with yourself. I do inner child coaching, as well as spiritual coaching to connect with your higher self.

Success Coaching - Are you trying to attract a soulmate or a new job? Would you like to learn how to be happy and peaceful, no matter what is happening in your life? I teach some very effective processes for setting goals, finding your life purpose, and shifting your energy in order to make it easier for you to attract what you want. I use Law of Attraction processes, along with other success techniques.

Life Transitions Coaching - I work with people who are going through life transitions such as divorce, death of a loved one, career change, or midlife crisis. Self-compassion is very helpful at these times.

Faith Transitions Coaching - My own faith transition and enlightenment involved many years of study and soul-searching, along with a near-death experience. I understand the ambivalence that can accompany a major shift in one's map of reality, and I enjoy helping people progress though the levels of cognitive development

Dreamwork Coaching - I've been a lucid dreamer and OBE-er for many years. Lucid dreaming is one of the most effective sprititual practices that you can do. Clients are often amazed at the realizations that they have during a dreamwork session.

Empath Coaching -  I'm a highly sensitive empath, and I've learned how to work with this natural gift, changing it from something that used to be painful for me into an ability that I gratefully use in all areas of my life. I've spent many years developing my intuition and working with my chakras. I'm not a practicing psychic, but I can work with you to help you develop your own intuitive abilities.

Voice Dialogue Coaching - Do you ever feel like you are being pulled in two different directions, and you can't make a choice? Voice Dialogue is a process that helps us understand the different parts of ourselves (our subpersonalities). This work helps us develop self-compassion and awareness. It can even lead to profound spiritual breakthroughs as we transcend the ego and discover our True Self.

Guided Meditation - I've recorded a series of free guided meditations. I often ask clients to listen to a specific meditation that might be helpful for them.

How to Begin Self-Compassion Coaching

Before contacting me, please read the article called What is Life Coaching? If you feel ready to move ahead with coaching, you can email me for a free consultation.

A hypnotherapist once told me that all hypnosis is self-hypnosis. Likewise, I believe that all coaching is self-coaching. My intention is to teach you processes that you can use for the rest of your life to coach yourself. Once you've learned the basic processes, you can adapt them to any situation.

Check out the articles, guided meditations and guided meditation videos. See the links page for other websites and resources.

Be well,
Diane Linsley

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