By 2006, the “self-improvement” market in the U.S. was worth more than $9 billion. In 2013 it’s estimated to be an $11 billion industry. With so many self-help resources available to us, why are so many people, still so unhappy?
Over the years, I’ve worked with talented counselors on various pieces of my own personal pain puzzle. I’ve immersed myself in media about “Mirrors” and “Shadows” and “Inner Children”, but there still remained a gap between what I understood, and how I lived. I fantasized about one day experiencing a romantic relationship that was not fraught with conflict and I felt ready to close the distance between my immediate family and myself. If change was ever going to happen, then I would need some assistance applying the knowledge that I’d been accumulating. In 2009, I finally found my life teacher and coach, a man whose considerable experience and aptitude made it easy for him to support me in the ways that I needed.
It didn’t take long for me to internalise his helpful prompts and questions and to recognise my own reactive patterns. I learned to take responsibility for my thoughts and feelings and I stopped projecting my frustrations and anger onto the people closest to me. I also practiced creating healthy boundaries so that people would not walk all over me. Almost immediately, the quality of my personal and my professional relationships improved. Though it sounds like a cliché, I could feel myself falling in love with who I am. Since I started working with Paul, I’ve healed lifelong wounds with my family; I wake up every day to a stimulating and exciting career and I‘m able to be present for my partner and for my teenage daughter in ways that I couldn’t before. I understood the value of an experienced teacher and coach, guiding me through this process of change.
My own transformation inspired me to share what I’ve learned with friends and coaching clients. I invite prospective clients, who feel ready for coaching, to a free, 20-minute consultation by phone, Skype or in person. If we decide to work together, then the client is invited to choose from the following three options:
- Individual coaching sessions
- Mastermind Groups
- A variety of workshops focusing on the individual and on our relationship to our environment
While there are no shortcuts to happiness, using this approach, I benefited more from a one-week retreat than I did from 20 years of personal growth work. Philip Be’er
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One of my successful coaching clients was happy to share her experience:
“Through Philip’s gentle, nurturing, and strong guidance, I’ve been able to look for the first time at my dark sides, my painful emotions and shadows without judgment, but rather with acceptance and compassion. Thanks to Philip, I have a better relationship with myself and I have learned to embrace my wholeness, fully and unconditionally.”
Vancouver Yoga Instructor