How does coaching help with stress and mental health?

In this episode we discuss how do you deal with stress and mental health in coaching and where does coaching stop and counselling start? We explore how boundaries can be helpful in managing our stress levels and we share a great quote from Brené Brown: “Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves even if we risk upsetting others.”

Listen to this podcast if you are interested in learning about some of the resources we share with our clients such as the four wellsprings of wellbeing which can be useful in determining where to draw energy from; emotions in action which uses zones to examine how balanced your life and work is in terms of stress levels; Harvard Business Review articles, checklists and apps.

Gregor talks about the evolution of shadow and the different stages we go through. We’ve filmed a short YouTube on a key coaching question that helps with one of the most important stages here. He also has a quick checklist he likes to go through just to check that we haven’t forgotten the simple physical elements: Sleep; Alcohol; Caffeine; Hydration.

We talk about three Mindfulness Apps, and the links are here: Headspace, Calm and Insight Timer.

We also mention the four wellsprings of wellbeing, and emotions in action, as well as a great Harvard Business Review article – Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time

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