Emotional Coaching

What can I do for you?

As an emotional coach I can accompany you on paths aimed at:

 

- making a difficult decision

- overcoming a pounding thought

- confronting a change in your life

- dealing with a moving to a new town/Country

- facing difficulties related to cultural differences in various areas

- overcoming separations or losses

- facing family challenges

- accepting defeats and seeing new opportunities

- overcoming phobias

- finding balance in a conflict

What is it exactely?

Coaching is a developmental approach aiming at learning how to see opportunities where today you only see obstacles. The role of the Coach is to LISTEN, refraining from any judgment, HELP YOU LOOK INSIDE, discovering YOUR RESOURCES and learning to make the best use of them. Thanks to coaching you will be able to identify ALTERNATIVES and modify invalidating BEHAVIORS.

 

Emotional coaching works on emotions, aiming at focusing on positive emotions which are more subtle than negative ones, but we will discover that they are much more frequent and have the power to make us change perspective.

 

 

 

How does a session take place?

HOW DOES A SESSION TAKE PLACE?

 

Contact me using the form .

 

If you live in Luxembourg we'll make an appointment. I work in Merl or as an alternative in the Grund, preferably in the morning and at lunchtime. Other times possible. If you live elsewhere we can "meet" online.

 

On the basis of the coaching concern you will bring to our table, we will decide together the path to take. We will sign a contract where we can fix the duration of our journey. You can change your mind at any time if you prefer of your journey.

 

The sessions are approximately one hour, unless otherwise specified, and they will be dotted with simple but effective questions, called POWERFUL QUESTIONS, formulated according to predefined techniques aimed at bringing out the best in you.

 

Coaching is based on "here and now" and on the future, it addresses the past only in a functional way to define actions aimed at improving your PRESENT and your FUTURE.

 

 The techniques of the powerful questions are supported by specific TESTS and by the tool of CARDS with IMAGES that speak to our EMOTIONAL part, eluding the rational one.

 

Another technique that I use with great effectiveness is the NARRATIVE one:

  • Story Telling,
  • the narration of the SELF,
  • the FAIRY TALE,
  • the projection of our DESIRES,
  • the EPISTOLAR narrative.

Since writing novels is my job alongside the coaching, I use my knowledge of WRITING as technique allowing you to go deep, to look within yourself and to express and objectify what is blocked and limits you.

Expat Support

Abroad or not abroad? And if yes, what next?

DIFFICOULT DECISION: Leaving or staying? 

-Should I take the step?

- Should I accept the job offer?

- Should I leave everything behind?

- What about my family, partner, children?

Going abroad meets more and more often our need to broaden our horizons, to challange ourselves and to satisfy our thirst of knowledge. 

 

 

 

DECISION IS TAKEN: Finally abroad! WHAT NOW?

 

-How do I face new cultures?

-Why do I feel so down?

- Was it really the right thing to do?

- How to support children in their change?

- How to face homesickness?

 

I FOLLOWED MY PARTNER ABROAD. WHAT ABOUT ME?

- What about my job?

- How do I reinvent myself?

- Am I not a bit more than only parent at home?

- How do I find time for myself?

- How do I face new habits?

- What to do of my freetime?

 

 

Abroad with the family: Which language/s?

How to plan your family language approach

Mixed couples (of different nationalities and with different linguistic and cultural backgrounds) are becoming increasingly common and, with the arrival of children, there are new questions to be answered:

 

- What language should be spoken?

- What cultural values should be transmitted?

- Will this cause confusion?

- Will the children refuse to speak one or other language?

- Will they feel different?

- Will it all be too much for them?

  

These are just some of the questions perplexing the parents of multilingual families and mother and father may not always agree. For this reason, a Family Language Policy should be established at the outset or introduced as soon as possible.

 

However, partners and family members may not always be on the same wavelength and it is not always possible to be sure of doing the right thing. Studies by eminent linguists, psychologists and neurologists who have carried out research into the way children and adults learn languages, provide a scientific basis for established practices.

 

My own family language coaching techniques are based on extensive knowledge of expatriate psychology and psycholinguistics. As a Family Mediator, I can help you out if you're stuck with some family issue.

As an expat myself,  researcher in multilingual and multicultural issues, I can help you out with expat life issues

What can I do for you?

 

During the introductory session, we cas assess your concern and decide together a path which in general foresees 5/6 meeting of one hour each. You can decide to interrupt or extend them at any moment and without further explanation.

 

MULTILINGUAL EDUCATION

In a one-time meeting of one hour you can set out your doubts, fears and hopes about the multilingual development of your child/ren.

 

I will accompany you in an assessment of the current situation of your kids' multilingual education and will help you debunk the myths and prejudices surrounding bilingualism in order to ensure that all goes well and that your experiences as a parent are positive and reassuring. Further, you'll receive tailor-made advices in order for you to best cope with your concerns, obstacles and fears. 

There are a number of myths and prejudices that we could examine together in order to meet your specific concerns:

 

- Bilingual children take longer to learn to speak;

- Bilingual children can absorb languages like sponges;

- Bilingual children find it harder to learn other languages;

- Bilingual children get confused;

- There are (no) language limits;

- It is harmful to learn to read and write in minority languages (not used at school);

- Bilingual children do not have an accent;

- Bilingual children speak two languages perfectly.

 

Questions commonly arising are:

 

- What should we do if our children refuse to speak one or other language?

- Why do they react badly if I speak my own language?

- Which school should we choose?

- How should we incorporate a third/fourth language?

- What method should we use at home?

- What should I do if my partner or the grandparents do not stick to the rules?

 

Do you recognize yourself in these questions? If yes, don't hesitate to contact me for support.