s well as working as a Learning & Development Consultant, I'm a Natural Life practitioner,
working with individuals to discover and develop their 'natural self'.
Natural Life coaching will support you to:
- gain a deeper understanding of your 'natural self'
- develop a vision of a more natural life
- work creatively towards your vision
- live a life more congruent with your values
I hold an OCM Diploma (with Distinction) in Professional Coach/Mentoring, and an Advanced Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling. Although I bring my own unique approach to my work with clients, my work is largely influenced by the teachings of Satish Kumar and the work of Jenny Mackewn. I bring a warm and non-judgmental approach to the flaws of being human, and extend an invitation to celebrate all that we already are.
Length, frequency and duration of sessions vary. These are agreed and reviewed frequently.
We'll have an initial conversation about the length and frequency of sessions that might work best for you, and we'll review this as we go along, adapting as we go.
Typically coaching might consist of six one hour sessions.
However, a single session of an hour may be enough for you to achieve the shift you wanted. Or, if there are many or complex issues that you are keen to work on,
sessions might last longer, and/or could be up to 24 in number. Frequency of sessions is usually not more than weekly, and not less than monthly.
Clients in the south west: we'll agree what location will work best for our sessions: outside is always a good option! For further away/international clients, sessions are held on Skype or by telephone, depending what you prefer.
I operate a scale of charges according to each person's resources:
High Income: £70 per session
Medium Income: £50 per session
Low Income: £30 per session
I'm also very happy to discuss skills swaps.
'Gill provides the prefect combination of intuitive guidance and straightforward practical advice taking you through a process that allows you to attain your goals seemingly effortlessly. Life changing work.'
(JCK Niala - Writer, Osteopath)
I've recently run a series of free workshops around the UK, in collaboration with the Resurgence Trust.
These workshops are now available on a voluntary donation basis. This depends on a community's resources;
I believe strongly that the workshops should be available to all who would like them, as humanity is currently in a time of great need for
a space in which to explore the issues and heal some of the disconnects between us and our natural lives.
The workshops include working in pairs and small group discussions, time for individual reflection, some outdoor activities wherever possible and a
little theoretical input. The workshops provide a space for people to explore individually and together how we interact with the planet itself, plant and animal
species with whom we share the planet, and our fellow human beings.
There's also some time dedicated to how people can carry forward their inspirations and insights from the day -
the intention is to support people in thinking or acting differently in large or small ways, to promote the health, wellbeing and joy of all life on earth.
Day workshops take place from 09:45-16:00 approximately, and there is a shorter version for evening workshops.
'There was a clarity and rigour in her thinking which
was unexpected, for me - and a truly unexpected angle of compassion & non-judgement,
which I found really exciting. And I was surprised, too,
at what a difference it made to share this experience,
and be with others in a way that guided and structured our thinking. And then, what brilliant material came up!'
(Judy Hindley, Children's Author)
Reasons for embarking on this project
I believe that all life on earth is interconnected - earth is life. I believe that when we hurt something else or someone else, we hurt ourselves. I believe that we have become disconnected from our past as a species - we have lost touch with our natural selves and many of us live at deep division from the rest of the world and often at deep division with others and ourselves.
There has always been conflict, and nothing has ever been perfect, but there is a lot of evidence to show that some of the world’s ‘poorest’ people are the happiest and healthiest on earth. These are not people who live in modern poverty, but those indigenous peoples who are still connected to the world, each other and themselves.
I believe that many of us are unhappy, or disconnected, because we cannot live our vocation. Some of us may have lost touch with our own vocation, and others may know it perfectly well, but today’s society doesn’t enable us to fulfil it.
My own vocation is increasingly emerging as one of enabling others to live more natural lives - in whatever way that means for them: whether it’s reconnecting with nature, living more in accordance with their own values, discovering their own innate potential or relating more consciously with others.
I believe that we can come more fully to our natural lives through qualities such as awareness, compassion, respect and authenticity. And I believe that somewhere we each hold our own answers - and that sometimes we need a little help, or the right space and company, to help us discover them. Whilst nothing has ever been perfect, I believe that through becoming more fully our natural selves there is abundant potential for joy, creativity and wellbeing. I also believe that through helping ourselves, we help someone else or something else.