HAPPIER LIVING COACHING
One to One Wellbeing Coaching for Adults and Young People
Would you be interested in one to one coaching to help support your health and wellbeing with an experienced mentor?
Want to work with the co-founder of the Museum of Happiness, who has experience in working with people from a huge range of backgrounds, and has also used a range of happiness and wellbeing skills to support and enhance her own wellbeing and life too?
Would you like to explore ways to look after your wellbeing and boost your self-care and self-compassion?
Want to work with someone who won’t dictate what you should do, but work alongside you on the journey to find what works best for you?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, read on!
Over the last decade, I have dedicated my life to sharing the art and science of happiness in playful ways. I believe in a happier, kinder more playful world for all beings and believe together, we are each other’s best resource. Over the past eight years particularly, I have been teaching, mentoring, coaching and supporting people to live happier, more meaningful lives all over the world. Five years ago I co-founded the world’s first Museum of Happiness in London, with the intention to share the science and art of happiness even further and to support as many people as possible to live happier, more fulfilling lives. I believe this is my passion and calling in life! Through Mindfulness, Mindful Self-Compassion, Acceptance and Commitment Training, and Positive Psychology training and skills, I offer a whole range of evidence-based tools and techniques, so you can explore what is the perfect fit for you and your life. Happiness isn't a one-shoe-fits-all approach and we all want to be happy - yet happiness can be elusive! You can discover ways to sustain authentic happiness (instead of chasing joy), find meaning in the moment, and also ways to rewire your brain to live a happier, more meaningful life - one which makes room for all of your emotions.
The Dalai Lama notes that “Happiness doesn't come ready made, it comes from your own actions”. So let’s not leave our happiness to chance, for weekends and holidays! Let’s live authentic, happier, more meaningful lives right now and be the change we wish to see in the world!
No Mud, No Lotus
One of my favourite sayings by Thich Naht Hahn is “No Mud, No Lotus’, meaning that beautiful lotus can only grow from deep, dark, yucky mud! So whether you’re stuck in the mud, up to your eyeballs in it, or even drowning, I’m confident I can support you in finding your own way out! And most beautifully, you can learn how to make meaning from the mud and use it as fertilizer to grow! Suffering is a part of life, unfortunately, and is actually what unites us as humans. ‘You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf” as Jon Kabbat-Zin puts it so well.
Last year due to a lot of unexpected personal and professional changes, which triggered emotional and physical health challenges, I found myself well and truly drowning in the mud! It was the toughest year of my adult life; however, so many beautiful lotuses bloomed from that deep mud, which I’m so unbelievably grateful for!
Deeper knowledge, insight and wisdom came from that dark, difficult place. This has lead me to follow the calling to try my best to support as many other people as possible grow and bloom from their mud, too!
Although I trained as a coach many years ago, the Museum of Happiness took me in a slightly different direction, sharing the art and science of happiness more through group settings, community events, festivals, schools, companies and in teacher training programmes. I absolutely love running group sessions. However, one of the things I find most meaningful is the deeper connection I share with people, guiding them to best help themselves, helping them to realise their gifts and how to move forward towards their values and aspirations. There often isn't the time to do this with many people at the end of events, so I feel happy to be following my calling to create a more dedicated space for these deeper connections with individuals. I believe in this philosophy so much so, that I even got it tattooed on my arm!
I’ve worked with an amazing coach myself, who really helped to water the seeds of inspiration and wisdom inside of me. He helped me make meaning from the suffering I was experiencing, equipped me with different tools and techniques, and empowered me to make positive changes in my life. He helped me crystalize my own gifts and how best to use them for myself and for the greater good of others. So my work with him helped me see the huge benefit of one on one work.
Is this for me?
Whether you’re stuck in the mud, up to your eyeballs in it or drowning, I understand! I know, and I've been there! And the good news is, there’s a way out! The science of happiness tools and techniques have helped me turn these obstacles into my greatest teachers and really use them as fertilizer to grow. And you can too!
I’ve really witnessed the benefits of having that unbiased, kind and friendly person to turn too. The best thing I ever did was honouring my need to get that little bit of extra help and support!
Seeing yourself as an important project worthy of time and money
At first I danced an interesting dance with my inner critic who would say things like, “You should be able to cope with this!”, “How can you afford a coach?” and “Isn’t this a bit indulgent?” So all really helpful things like that! :)
What I soon realised was that it’s absolutely vital to prioritise my emotional wellbeing and see myself as an important project worthy of time of money. “You can’t give from an empty cup’ as Dr Kristin Neff says. Being stuck in the mud actually affected everyone and everything around me, my mental and physical health, work, family and friends. Literally everyone, and everything! Getting this help actually had a huge positive ripple effect on everyone and everything around me which I’m so incredibly grateful for! In terms of affording this, at first felt like a luxury, but I soon realised it was a necessity! I learnt how to distribute my money much more resourcefully each month to afford the coaching eg. stopping grabbing coffees and pre-packed sandwiches on the go. Ultimately that one less coffee and sandwich was enabling me to afford an amazing coach, which helped me realign my life and be able to give to my job, friends and family abundantly again.
The support I’m offering
I’m grateful to now have a formalised way to offer uninterrupted, deeper and meaningful interactions with people:
1:1 hour-long coaching sessions for adults, in-person or over video conference call
1:1 hour-long coaching and mentoring for young people, in-person or over video conference call
So what now?
If you feel called to work together, let’s connect! :) Just send me an email of why you’d like to work together, and we’ll arrange a short call to see if we are the right fit. If it feels right to both of us, we’ll explore all the others details such as price and meeting plans then.
Email me at Vicky@museumofhappiness.org
Self-Care and Balance
Just a little note to say for my own self-care and balancing this with my other commitments at the Museum of Happiness, I will only be able to work with a very small number of people per week at this stage :)
I look forward to connecting with you soon.
With love and gratitude,