Are you sick and tired of going round in circles with the same old issues?
If any of the above resonate with you, know this...
you are not damaged
you are not broken
you are certainly not alone
you absolutely can change
Many of us are struggling in life because our PAST EXPERIENCES have shaped our brain in ways that make it difficult to thrive.
Science has shown that difficult circumstances in our childhoods can create problematic patterns of thinking, feeling and acting that become deeply wired in our brains.
These habit loops or 'schemas' as we call them, trip us up time and time again, getting in the way of our dreams and goals for a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life.
They have become so deeply ingrained in the automatic part of the brain that they are very resistant to change.
You might have tried all sorts of things - read a lot of self-help books, had therapy, practised meditation, been on retreats, gone to seminars, or tried medication.
And while you might feel better or do things differently for a while - the change doesn't stick.
Because here's the thing..
knowledge alone doesn't help us change.
If it did - you wouldn't be stuck.
The only thing that will help you to move forward with your life is to
actively change these patterns in your brain.
And this is EXACTLY what
"Retrain Your Brain,
Reclaim Your Life"
will help you to do.
This 12 module online coaching programme will guide you through a practical, systematic evidence-based process that will help you to identify and eliminate the specific schemas that are stopping YOU living the life you want. You will also learn how to manage your thoughts and emotions - ESSENTIAL skills for achieving success in any area of your life.
The course is based around cutting edge information, techniques and strategies from the fields of Schema Therapy, Trauma, Neuroscience and Mindfulness.
The programme consists of 3 Phases
This phase is all about building your brain's capacity for change and identifying the patterns that are keeping you stuck.
The focus is on mindfulness activities and neuro-science strategies to 'wake up' and strengthen your pre-frontal cortex.
This is the part of the brain that helps us to push through discomfort to achieve our dreams and goals and maintain lasting change.
You will also create a clear vision of where you want to be in life and start training your brain to work towards getting you there.
This phase focuses on internal change - actively changing your schemas at the brain level.
You will understand how to connect with your true feelings and needs and start clearing the emotional baggage from the past.
You will practice techniques for re-wiring the self-limiting beliefs and unhelpful behaviours that you identified in phase one.
You will also start working with your emotions - learning how to manage and process them effectively so that they don't keep sabotaging your attempts to create lasting change.
In this phase, the focus is on external change.
You will learn the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships and what it really means to be emotionally connected.
You will learn how to set and maintain healthy boundaries in your relationships, how to communicate assertively and effectively and how to express your feelings and needs in a way that allows others to hear you.
At the end of the phase you will create a unique 'blueprint' to help you continue to navigate your way to the life that you deserve and desire.
Basically, you will 'become your own therapist' - learning essential psychological, emotional and relationship skills that will benefit you throughout your life.
Here are some examples of how people's lives have changed by going through the process.
Portland, US / Physician
"Working through the schema process with Christine has been life-changing! I cannot describe how different my life is, how different I am, how different I feel. Before working with Christine, my life felt like a life-sentence.
Working with her helped me to free myself from a number of soul-draining situations.
Now I have all kinds of happy things going on and feel so excited about my life ahead. I gained so much insight through schema therapy, and that insight has translated into compassion for myself and the conviction that I can be different. I have a newfound sense that I am the master of my own ship. I learned that I get to choose! And, that I'm brave enough to follow through with decisions.
She supported me when I didn't yet have this ability, by helping me clarify issues and by teaching me to manage my fears and confusion so that I could keep moving forward. I also have a brand new awareness of emotions and how to manage them-- how not to let them drive me to behaviours that keep me stuck. I also feel less buffeted by external influences. I feel solid, like even when it's hard, things feel good.
And the most amazing thing, the thing that gives me the most confidence, is that schema therapy has given me the ability to trust myself-- trust that I know what is good for me, trust that I can make decisions that move me forward, not back. I am forever grateful to Christine for guiding me through a very difficult time in my life and into this new place where joy is a regular occurrence!"
"After breaking up with my boyfriend, I hit rock bottom. To me it was crystal clear: I was the problem. I'm a person who no one can be with. I'm a commitment phobe who destroys all love around me (her?) and a psychological mess on top. I even thought I had BPD, as I did some research on the internet and the shoe seemed to fit.
Finding Christine and her schema therapy online was a true blessing. Not only was she able to identify very quickly what schemas were troubling me, but she also easily ruled out that I had BPD, which was a relief in itself.
Christine is a highly trained and exceptionally sensitive counselor who goes the extra mile to help you work through your schemas and become the healthy and stable person you truly are deep inside of you. Ever since working with Christine my well-being and zest for life have improved significantly - and I even found true love again."
How does the programme work?
The programme is totally online so you can work through the process in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace. It can be done one module a week for 12 weeks or you can take longer if you need to.
For each module you will get
We all know deep down that change takes time - there are no quick fixes.
The course consists of 12 modules but experience shows you are likely to need an absolute MINIMUM of 6 months to see any significant change and it might take MUCH longer- especially if you have a trauma history. You might want to spend longer on certain parts that are particularly relevant to you. You might also want to go through the process a few times, dealing with a different schema.
And, sometimes, life gets in the way. So even if you don't have the time to work through some of the modules, you can take a break and start again where you left off when you have more time.
How will this programme benefit me?
Your life will change in so many ways!
You will finally be free from the chains of the past