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Hi, I’m Tamara. Mindset Coach and founder of Keystone Coaching. I am a fully qualified coach with a Master’s in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology (MAPPCP).

Do you ever find yourself saying, "What am I doing with my life?" Or, "What the hell do I do now?" Or maybe you sometimes feel like shouting, "Stop the world, I want to get off!"

Well don’t worry, I can help. I know EXACTLY how you’re feeling because I’ve been there too! Living for weekends/holidays, crawling miserably through the week, and resenting what you do is not a fulfilling way to live your life. I even began to develop a terrible feeling of dread about Monday's which started on Sunday evening, but eventually crept into Saturday and then Friday evening and I just couldn't switch off! If this is starting to sound like you, something needs to change!

Let me guess…you’re probably feeling…

  • Dissatisfied with life and keep wondering if this is it.

  • Confused about what you actually want and how to achieve it.

  • Overwhelmed by the myriad of options. (But what if…)

  • Scared of making the wrong decision.

  • Tired of feeling like you have no control.

  • Like you know something is missing, but you have no idea what it is!

 

But…I have GOOD NEWS!

 

It doesn’t have to stay like that. Using linguistic and behavioural coaching and positive psychology techniques, I transformed my mindset, reprogrammed my inner critic and re-imagined my life into one in which I feel happy, engaged and fulfilled. I want to help you do the same.

 

We all have the potential to take control of our lives, reach our goals, and gain greater confidence and self-reliance. It’s all about MINDSET.

 

I can help you:

  • Build your self-esteem;

  • Find your purpose and passion;

  • Become an empowering, positive and authentic leader;

  • Improve your mental health and wellbeing;

  • Reduce anxiety and stress;

  • Discover your unique strengths and how to make them work for you;

  • Take control of your life;

  • Transform your inner critic into an inner cheerleader;

  • Evaluate your life as a whole and re-engage with mind, body and soul.

 

Whatever you’re looking for, there is a solution and I would strongly recommend coaching as the catalyst for positive change.

 

Why pick me?

In addition to over 10 years' experience coaching and mentoring, I recently achieved a First in my Master's degree in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology (MAPPCP) at UEL. I am a qualified Coach and experienced in several research-based coaching approaches, as well as advanced coaching of individuals and groups in personal and professional capacities. I am also a qualified Mental Health First Aider.

 

As a Coaching Psychologist, I can offer a wide range of cutting-edge positive psychology and coaching interventions and techniques to enable you to reprogram your mindset, reach your goals faster and improve your mental and physical health and wellbeing.

 

After 15 years as a qualified teacher, leader, mentor and coach in education, I recently completed my MSc adding professional, research-based coaching psychology to support my personal experience of the power of a positive mindset. I started my own coaching practice so I can help other people challenge and overcome the mindset that is holding them back and achieve a life that makes them happy.

 

My message to you is; YOU ARE WHAT YOU SAY YOU ARE.

Developing a strong and positive mindset will not happen overnight, but you will be able to achieve it over time. You can start by increasing your self-awareness.

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Reading To Your Dog

What can you do right now?

 

Try asking yourself these questions:

  • What are my core values?

  • How do they support my decisions?

  • What examples do I have of times when I have truly lived my values?

  • What are my top strengths?

  • How do I use them in my life?

  • How could I make better use of my strengths?

  • What do I love to do?

  • When do I make time to be happy or play?

Use your improved self-awareness to write down 3 affirmations to create a strong and positive mindset and remind yourself who you truly are each morning. Keep them in the present tense (I am/I have) and focus on the positive.

Here are some suggestions:

  • I am a strong, centred person

  • I welcome happiness into my life

  • I have the power to control my thoughts

  • I am kind and generous to others and myself

  • I allow myself to be who I am without any judgement

  • I have the power to change my story

Morning Coffee

The first 30 minutes of your morning often impacts the whole of your day, so spend 10 minutes writing down or reading your affirmations when you get up. Focus on the words, close your eyes and visualise yourself living your affirmations. Imagine what you look like, how you behave and what you say. I am confident you will find that there are many ways you already embody them!

 

Creating a daily affirmations practice is a step on the way to improving your mindset, but you must be open to change and willing to work on challenging your negative thoughts. Your mind can’t tell the difference between what you think, and your reality, so remember that you have the power to transform the lens through which you see the world and with it create the life you want.

Coaching For Auto-Immune Disease

When I was 25 I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Over the last 15 years, I've been on several types of medication, have tried herbal remedies, diets and anything I can find to help alleviate the pain and suffering. I now know that I also experienced months of depression caused by my condition and only recently made peace with the loss of the life I might have had. Unfortunately, no matter how amazing the drugs are (and my current biologic is incredible!), they can't take away all the pain and they can't help with the feelings of self-doubt, frustration, anger, and self-consciousness. Nor can they stop those soul-crushing negative thoughts that tell you you are a burden, useless, incapable, or worse, that people don't believe you are in pain just because you force yourself to get on with it.

 

Why am I telling you this personal story? Well, I want you to know that I practice what I preach. Positive Psychology Interventions have been an enormous help in learning how to manage the pain and I dearly wish someone had taught me the link between mindset and physical wellbeing sooner. I now have a much better quality of life, find sleeping easier and have learned techniques to help me through the tough days and focus on the good days. Humour is one of those strategies, so I do hope you enjoy the little cartoon above. It's the little things, right?

So, for those people like me who are living with arthritis or another auto-immune disorders, remember you are NOT your condition. It is possible to strengthen your mindset, build your resilience and take charge of your wellbeing so you can continue to live life to the full. If I can do it, you can! If you feel you would benefit from personal mindset coaching from someone who understands your experience, please contact me to arrange a 1:1 session.