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Introducing Erik, ACC | CAPP

Erik is passionate about empowering people to enhance their holistic health & well-being and to flourish in all aspects of their life.

Human functioning and mental health is complex, multi-dimensional and person specific. To understand and positively influence it, we need to look at it holistically, ask different questions and go beyond current accepted thinking.

Erik therefore combines and integrates a range of sciences and approaches to optimally support and enhance his clients’ well-being. He is an internationally certified coach with qualifications and expertise in positive psychology, neuroscience, nutrition, mindfulness, resilience, stress and physiological functioning.


 

When to partner up with me

I work with both youth and adults of all walks of life who all have two things in common. Firstly a strong desire to make positive changes in their life and enhance their overall functioning and well-being and secondly a recognition that they need clarity on what that looks like and support to make it happen.

Some clients consider themselves to be languishing - they are neither ill nor well. They often describe not feeling ok and not fully engaging in life and, for example, talk about lacking vitality, enthusiasm and energy, about having challenges with their mood and / or anxiety, about problems sleeping, about being inactive, not eating a well-balanced and healthy diet and lacking positive social relationships. They are generally worried about where it may lead if they don’t take action.

Other clients say they are going ok(ish) - they are functioning in society and meeting their (often wide ranging) responsibilities and obligations (to others). However they report feeling chronically stressed, their performance being sub-optimal, rushing from one thing to another, feeling guilty when they take time for themselves and often describe a sense of constant imbalance in their life - a sense that their life has become more complex than what they can manage effectively. They have typically put self-care at the bottom of the priority list and often talk about a deep realisation that their fulfillment and purpose lies somewhere else. They generally have this nagging sense that they might be at risk of burn-out if they keep going like this.

Other clients specifically want to focus in on adopting a healthy lifestyle to support the recovery from, prevention or treatment of physical or mental health challenges / illness. They are already being supported by their GP or other health professional and want a health & well-being coach on the team! Someone who understands “lifestyle medicine” as well as how to support people making positive and sustainable changes that set them up for better health, well-being and longevity.

Whichever description resonates with you the most, our goal together will be the same. To get you to a state of flourishing by looking at your life holistically and putting in place a personalised programme that empowers you to create the life that makes sense to you, that aligns with what you need to flourish and that leverages all the insights available to us from modern science.

By the way, the definition of flourishing I like to use: “Flourishing encompasses both feeling highly satisfied with your life and also functioning well in it, learning, growing and making contributions to others and society.”

Obviously the detail around flourishing looks different for everyone but it provides a useful outline of what is possible!

Clients describe working with me as a collaborative, restorative and transformative experience, which is exclusively about them! They value being listened to and to be really seen as who they are and who they can be. They appreciate having quality time for reflection and having a professional that can look through many lenses instead of just one and asks them “What matters to you?” instead of “What is the matter with you?”

I am trained and qualified in facilitating you through a process of self-discovery, reflection, new thinking, insight, expanding horizons, goal setting, taking action and being accountable to propel you towards this state of flourishing! I offer you a personable, confidential and action-orientated space dedicated to just you, your well-being and your important life goals.

I work intensively with client and therefore take on only a limited number of clients at a time. Engagements typically involve a range of sessions over a period of four to six months or longer. If you are interested in working with me please use the button below and provide a brief outline of your current situation and what your desired outcomes are.

We can then organise a complementary 30 minute discussion in person, via Zoom or over the phone to talk in more depth about what you want to achieve, how we could work together and to answer any questions you may have.


 

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How we partner together

Step 1 - Intro

You book in a complimentary introduction session where we explore your aspirations, the challenges that stand in your way and what us working together would do for you. When we both agree there is a good match, we set up a coaching engagement.

Step 2 - Discovery & Assessments

We begin by getting a thorough understanding of all aspects important in your flourishing. This typically includes a goal & discovery questionnaire, a lifestyle & physiological functioning / stress assessment and other assessments as appropriate (e.g. a strengths profile). These provide baseline measures (so we can objectively monitor your progress), may expand your thinking about areas of focus (so that your goals cover everything important to you) and provide valuable insights (so we know exactly where you are at currently and make sure we put our efforts where it is going to count the most).

Step 3 - Goals & Personalised Flourishing Plan

Collaboratively we review your desired goals and the insights from the assessments to create a Personalised Flourishing Plan. We also delve into more detail about what we need to specifically work on together to realise your goals. This personalised plan serves as an important guide, whilst it is flexible enough for us to make adjustments along the way.

Step 4 - Transformation

We meet and engage regularly for a sustained period of time to work on your specific goals, maintain motivation, energy and accountability for positive change and to celebrate progress. This can take various forms and is often a combination of regular 90 minute coaching sessions, shorter in between check-ins via Zoom or in person, email exchanges, specific biofeedback or mindfulness sessions, nutritional reviews and provision of resources and information.

 

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