Frequently Asked QuestionsSeptember 6, 2022 2023-11-25 13:45
Frequently Asked Questions
answers to your frequently asked questions about intuitive coaching sessions with me
Prospective Client Questions
I draw from a wide range of techniques from many different modalities, and approach coaching as a means to teach you methods for overcoming the root causes of challenges you might be experiencing while also guiding and supporting you.
In a session there are countless things we might do together and each session is always guided by your intentions. Some examples are:
- Limiting belief work
- Exercises to release trauma from the body and bio-energetic field
- You may receive energy healing for certain blocks that you are experiencing
- Guided visualization or meditative exercises
- Exercises to address ancestral or intergenerational patterns
- You may learn writing exercises
- Shadow work, inner child work, and parts work
No. Coaching and energy healing services do not involve the diagnosis or treatment of mental disorders as defined by the American Psychiatric Association and coaching and/or energy healing are not to be used as a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care, substance abuse treatment, or other professional advice by legal, medical or other qualified professionals and it is your exclusive responsibility to seek such independent professional guidance as needed. If you are currently under the care of a mental health professional, it is recommended that you promptly inform the mental health care provider of the nature and extent of the coaching relationship agreed upon by you and your Coach.
Traditional therapy is designed to help you talk through and manage challenges you are experiencing, address diagnosable mental health conditions, and help you develop coping mechanisms for the challenges you experience.
While there is some cross-over between coaching and therapy, namely exploring the origin of challenges you may be experiencing, the methodology used for coaching is different from therapy. The coaching and healing methods I use as an intuitive coach are meant to help you actively make rapid changes in your whole self and life and are more goal-oriented in nature. Additionally, the techniques I use are based on energy healing and intuitive guidance which are not methods that therapists are legally licensed to use.
My goal is to use my gifts as an intuitive and energy healer to help you fully release imbalances that prevent you from living your best life, and the methods I use for this are based on spirituality, energy work, and body-based healing rather than working with the mind. I am here to help you overcome your challenges, access your own intuition and inner wisdom, and teach you tools to empower yourself and improve your life. I am not here to give you coping mechanisms, I am here to help you create the change you desire using methods not used in traditional therapy.
As a coach, I do not diagnose or treat mental illness, which is what your therapist is for.
While you are not required to schedule coaching sessions with any specific frequency in order for them to be effective, it is helpful to have sessions with some regularity in order to maintain growth and momentum. This could mean weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly. We will discuss how often you would prefer to have coaching sessions during your discovery call based on your budget, schedule, and intentions.
No! You can start with a single session if you wish, and a lot can be accomplished in one session. We will typically assess after your first session whether you would like to continue on a regular coaching schedule, or schedule subsequent sessions based on what you are looking for support with. Please know that you can end or pause your coaching sessions with me at any time for any reason.
This being said, I do offer discounts if you choose to pre-purchase multi-session packages from me.
Unfortunately, health insurance plans generally do not cover the cost of coaching or energy healing services.
I often give homework for you to work on between our sessions. The homework I give is directly based on your intentions for growth and healing, as well as what we have worked on in a particular session. I do not give pre-formatted homework assignments to clients (with the exception of special coaching programs), as I believe that each person is on a unique journey and therefore needs to do unique work in their own time. I will draw from my training, experience, resources, and intuitive guidance to assign homework to you.
Some examples might be:
- Doing a guided meditation that I provide to you in MP3 or written format
- Completing writing exercises or a self-exploration worksheet
- Practicing techniques learned in our sessions and reporting on your results via email
- Doing physical activities to anchor changes into your life
I require all new clients to register for a free 15-20 minute discovery video call with me. This allows us to get to know each other and to determine if we would be a good fit to work with one another. You may ask any general questions you have about coaching or myself during your discovery call, and we will discuss your reasons for seeking coaching.
Please note that I am unable to accept all requests for new clients. Acceptance of your request to work with me will be based on my availability at a given time.
No! I have worked with clients across the United States, Canada, and Europe. Sessions will be performed via video call. The only requirements are that you are able to speak and understand English and be available during my regular business hours, regardless of what timezone you are located in.
While I do work within a spiritual container and find it helpful for my clients to be open to spiritual and energy-based concepts, my clients are not required to have a certain background or understanding of spirituality, a particular religion, or energy healing.
I draw from concepts and energy healing methods found in many traditions from around the world and my own healing techniques developed through years of practice. I believe that everything is energy and everything starts with energy. Energy-based healing is my primary area of expertise, and therefore it is a significant part of my practice and the methods that I use to assist my clients.
While I have my own language and terminology to describe what could be considered “spiritual” concepts, I strive to work within the belief system and terminology of each client. My role is never to change your terminology or beliefs into mine, but rather to work within your own spiritual tradition and terminology. We will discuss your spiritual background and preferences during our initial discovery call.
As always, if there is anything I share within the realm of spirituality or otherwise that does not resonate with you, trust your inner wisdom over my words and throw out what doesn’t feel right to you.
Wherever you have challenge in your life or feel stuck, intuitive coaching with me can help. I offer techniques for shifting blocks and limitations affecting you on a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual level. All of my sessions are both guided by my intuition and supported by decades of training and experience in energy-based healing modalities, mindfulness and meditation exercises, somato-emotional release, and other holistic techniques. Things we might address are:
- Shifting limiting beliefs and ancestral patterns that block your growth and happiness
- Releasing trauma from the physical body and bio-energetic field
- Aligning you with changes that you’d like to make in all areas of your life
- Aligning you with your inner wisdom and sense of purpose
- Intuitive development and becoming your own best teacher
- Relieving physical pain and imbalance by working through the core energetic causes
- Spiritual support and guidance
Technically, the coaching techniques I use in sessions result in energy clearing and healing. This being said, I do not offer one-on-one energy healing sessions at this time. I have learned through 20+ years of energy healing experience that change and healing is most effective if the individual receiving the healing is the leader in their own growth. I use energy-based methods and a variety of mind-body methods to support your healing during coaching sessions, however my primary goal is to bring your attention to blind-spots you might have, help you become your own energy healer, help you develop self-awareness, and to teach you methods that you can use long after our sessions are over to overcome past, present, and future challenges that might arise for you.
As the old proverb says, “Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach a person to fish and you feed them for a lifetime.”
Current Client Questions
All online sessions will be performed using whereby.com which is a secure and confidential platform for video conferencing. You may access your appointment using the link provided in your appointment confirmation email or at https://whereby.com/rootedwisdom
A microphone, strong internet connection, internet browser, and video camera are required for sessions. You may access your sessions from a computer, tablet, or mobile device.
Yes! I encourage my clients to email me with updates to their progress and experiences between sessions, especially if our scheduled sessions are more than one week apart. A lot can change in a short time, and I like to stay up to date prior to our scheduled sessions so that we can use our face-to-face time together for active work and healing rather than for playing catch up.
While I will attentively read and acknowledge receipt of your emails prior to our next session to keep myself updated, please know that I will not address the content of emails between sessions. Should you like to discuss anything you have emailed me, we can do so during your session.
If your email is for scheduling or administrative purposes, I will of course address those emails accordingly.
If you are purchasing a package of sessions at a discounted price, upfront payment for the full package amount is required prior to your first session.
If you are purchasing one session, payment is required prior to or the same day as your scheduled session.
I use Square to accept credit card payments from clients. I can send you an invoice for each session that you can pay securely online, or I can keep a credit card on file for you and automatically bill your card after each session.
If you need to cancel a scheduled session, a minimum of 24 hours is required to cancel, or I will need to charge your full session fee. Late cancellation fees are waived in case of serious illness or emergency only. No shows will also be charged. If more than 2 no-shows occur, we will discuss whether life coaching is an appropriate service for you at this time.
Prior to your first session, you will provided with two forms that you must read, sign, and return. The first is the Coaching Services Agreement and the second is the Coaching Commitments. These must be returned prior to your first session with me.
For your session, you will want to come prepared with water, a notebook, and a pen.
You will also want to think about what environment you want to be in for your call with me. As our sessions will be done over video call, it is important to have a quiet, calm, and private place to be for our session.
You will also want to make sure that you have a working camera and microphone on the device you will be using for our call, as well as a strong internet connection and headphones for privacy if you prefer.
All of my one-one-one coaching sessions require that you apply for a free discovery call with me first. You can access that form here: https://rootedwisdomcoaching.com/discovery-call-request/
Your discovery call will be approximately 15 minutes and you can ask any questions you have about working with me, and I will go over my process and policies. There is no obligation to schedule an appointment if you book a discovery call. I always use my higher guidance to determine if it is appropriate for me to work with an individual at a certain time, so the discovery call helps both of us decide if working together is a good fit and in the right timing.
The methods I use help to rapidly clear imprints from past challenges, repressed emotions, and give your mind and bio-energetic field new templates that are in alignment with your authentic truth. As a result you may experience many different things during and after sessions including, but not limited to:
- Tiredness or soreness
- Emotional release
- Inability to return to former toxic thinking patterns
- Change in different areas of your life
- Old patterns ending and new outcomes in familiar circumstances and interactions
We will discuss the specifics of what you might experience after each session is complete, and I will provide instructions for self-care when needed. If you struggle with integrating any of the changes that occur after one of our sessions, please reach out and I will provide options for self-care or work with you to schedule another appointment.