So, you know you’re feeling a bit stressed out. You could go take a city break somewhere… maybe that’ll help? I’d like to suggest a different journey. One that takes you to a peaceful place, one you can visit anytime you choose – without even having to book holidays off… I’m going to show you how to get to this place and how to stop getting on trains of thought that take you to places you’d rather not be – know those trains? 😉 How we deal with our inner world drives everything. Every aspect of how we love, how we live, how we parent and how we lead. Changing yourself, you change your life, into the kind of life you don’t need to take a holiday from. The coaching method I use to empower my clients to prevent and manage stress is based in the very latest branch of psychology called Meta Cognitive Therapy, breaks the worry cycle that leads us to becoming stressed.
The method is quite revolutionary in that we do not need to go diving deep into the content of your thoughts in order to bring about big change. We don’t need to dig up your past or examine your childhood or go over all of your problems. How do we do it then? By working with your thought processes, challenging your thoughts about your thoughts and through developing detached mindfulness. In just a few sessions, debilitating psychological pain, from stress to anxiety to depression, can be alleviated.
Metacognitive Mindset Coaching can help with
- unspecified stress
- workplace stress
- family stress
- relationship stress
- emotional stress
- anxiety and/or depression
Through our work together you will find quick relief of your stress symptoms and be equipped to handle and prevent stress in the future.
Stress Coaching – the Process
What I offer here is quite unique in that I will not let you go until your stress levels are down and you feel confident in your ability to prevent stress in the future. For most this is within five sessions. Once finished with your process, I offer a guarantee, meaning you can return for a tune-up within 30 days should you have any persistent stress symptoms. A single session costs 800kr and lasts around an hour. This is fine if you’re just looking to gain some quick tools to use to keep your stress levels low. If you are under a lot of stress then I would always recommend the full programme. This is five sessions about a week apart and will give you transformative results. Sessions can be in my therapy room in Lyngby, North Copenhagen, or online via Zoom. For a no obligation chat, just contact me to arrange a time.
Course of 5 sessions: 4495kr inc VAT (around US$675)
Single session: 995kr inc VAT (around US$150)
Did you know that according to the latest research by Harvard University, we have about 60,000 – 90,000 thoughts each day? The majority of these (around 90%) however, take place in our subconscious mind. When we engage in thoughts that make us worry, it can potentially trigger stress – the body’s fight or flight response (which I have a feeling was a lot more suited to when we humans were running away from sabre-tooth tigers than it is to today’s needs). Stress is the reaction we get when we spend too much time and energy on negative concerns. The characteristic of worries is that they do not contain solutions.
Having mindset coaching with me, you learn simple and effective techniques to control what thoughts you engage in, thus avoiding stress.
Is stress dangerous?
In recent years there has been much coverage of the many dangers of stress. In fact according to the World Health Organisation, stress will be one of the major sources of disease by 2020.
But is our understanding of stress correct? The latest research brings hope and a new understanding of stress. Harvard University conducted a study where they examined how our thoughts about stress affect our physical reactions and hence our health. The study clearly shows that if we think our stress responses are healthy for us and help us meet challenges, our body reacts more appropriately. Our cardiovascular system becomes stronger and works more in a more supportive way than if we did not experience stress. In addition, our cognitive properties become better through, among other things, enhanced memory capacity. The conclusion is that we are created to benefit from stressful situations and that the crucial element is how we think of stress (J Exp Psychol Gen. 2012 August; 141 (3): 417-422).
The University of Wisconsin has a similar study of 30,000 people, combining stress reactions and our thoughts about stress with risk of premature death. The study shows that if we experience stress while thinking that stress is dangerous to us, there is 43% greater risk of premature death (Health Psychol, 2012 September; 31 (5): 677-684).