Sheela, what type of coaching do you offer?
First of all, I get to know a client first before deciding which technique to use with them. For example, someone may approach me and say they need help to feel more confident at work to give presentations. In the first session together, I will get as much information I can about the client’s lifestyle, history, challenges and aspirations.
If it turns out the client only needs to enhance presentation skills, I will offer brain-based coaching. However, if the issue is more deep-rooted, for instance, it stems from a past event where they had faced embarrassment or ridicule for speaking, I will switch to emotion-based modalities. Or a combination of both, where needed.
My coaching style is solution-focused yet eclectic, with a good mix of logic and intuition. I work with people from all walks in life, mainly entrepreneurs, care-takers, executive managers, coaches, scientists, healers, medical practitioners and those from IT industry. Ultimately, my job is to stay flexible and resourceful for the client’s benefit.
What made you take up coaching & regression therapy?
A string of events, including a combination of medical issues, the loss of twin babies and the search for meaning of life led me down the path of researching alternative therapies. Two of the most useful methods I benefitted from was hypnosis and regression therapy. In the process of wanting to heal myself, I learned those techniques and ended up facilitating for others. I know now my purpose is to accompany seekers on their inner pilgrimage towards soul knowing at their own pace.
What kind of trainings have you completed? How long have you been coaching?
My initial professional training was in law and I practiced for a couple of years as a litigation lawyer in Malaysia before switching to the recruiting field. These experiences still influence the way I strategise and coach my clients. In the early 2010s, I went through a series of certifications in various coaching and therapy modalities, including the Brain-based Coaching course with NeuroLeadership Institute USA to cater for clients who prefer the left-brain approach. However, my passion is soul work and I have been trained and certified in hypnosis, regression therapy and spiritual regression techniques under Past Life Regression Academy UK.
I specialise in regression therapy and spiritual regression to help clients work through emotional and spiritual challenges. In addition, I offer holistic life coaching to help clients find work-life balance and inner fulfillment. My coaching career started in 2011 and I have been privileged to work with clients from diverse backgrounds and life experiences from all over the world.
What is the difference between coaching and inner journeying?
Coaching is for those seeking pragmatic solutions to their dilemmas and we approach it through goal-setting and finding the pathways to the objectives in a logical way. For example, a client wanted to redefine herself after being a housewife for 16 years. In our first session, I sat down with her and did a personal inventory. Based on her existing skills, aspirations and financial resources of the client, we drew up a list of short-term and mid-term goals. Within 6 months, the client went from being a housewife to becoming a personal coach in her chosen field.
Inner Journeys are for seekers who want to work with their deep memory and the unseen world. It often involves light hypnosis and guided visualisation to help the client focus inwards for solutions and healing. As an example, a father was grieving for his deceased daughter and it was causing endless emotional stress. Brain-based coaching would not have been the best route here as he had already done grief counselling elsewhere. I suggested he try out Inner Journeying. In the session, the father was guided into deep relaxation and asked to create a space in which he could invite and speak with the soul of his daughter. The father eventually connects with her and this leads to an outpouring of sadness and pent-up anger. The client was offered various options to release the long-held grief and to find the closure he was seeking. He did, after having a conversation with the daughter and reviewing their soul contracts.
How many coaching/therapy sessions would I need with you to solve a problem?
My clients decide for themselves based on their needs, commitment and progress. The advantage of working with me is that I can switch between coaching and therapy techniques seamlessly. I have had clients who benefitted greatly from just one session to clients who do a few in quick successions to those who do once in a while. If a client requests, I will put together a customised plan. Otherwise, one can easily combine or convert any of my services, which is what most clients do.
The brain-based coaching sessions are sought out by those needing guidance in planning out the next steps in life especially with studies, career and entrepreneurship. The majority of my clients take 3 sessions.
Inner Journeys are popular with folks seeking spiritual inspirations and emotional enhancements. Issues covered here include pregnancy challenges, adverse childhood experiences, mid-life crisis, phobias, relationship entanglements, grief, inner-world mapping, life purpose and end-of-life preparation. Here, sessions are booked on ad hoc basis.
What’s do I do next, Sheela?
You can call or text me and make an appointment for the free 15-mins Discovery Chat and ask all those questions I have not addressed here in FAQ.
On my part, I would want to know what your recurring challenges are and if there is a pattern to it. If I feel I am not the best facilitator for you, I will recommend other options. For instance, I do not take on clients who are on heavy medication, have addictions or have been diagnosed with severe mental health disorders.
With depression, it is sometimes difficult to draw the line and whether or not I can help you will be based on what we find out in the first session. In any case, you can still contact me for an obligation-free consultation and we will figure out a way to get you some form of assistance, be it from me or someone else I recommend.