A Mindset Coach is someone who knows the importance of mindset and through powerful questions helps clients gain a different perspective of what drives their thoughts and behavior. Getting to the root of what’s brought you to this point – from that which has supported you and shaped your beauty to things like mental blocks and self-limiting beliefs – is one of the most important first steps when it comes to lifestyle changes. Through a holistic approach, mindset coaches are there to help you gain self-awareness, shape a growth mindset and equip you to be your own best positive reinforcement!
First a quick FAQ!
What is mindset?
Your mindset is how you view yourself, others, and the world around you. It is the mental attitude or filter through which you process life experiences and choose to respond.
What’s the difference between a life coach and a mindset coach?
Mindset coaching uses a holistic approach to guide an individual toward making positive changes in their habits and thought patterns, as well as personal development in their spiritual health, emotions, and relationships. Life coaching focuses on using inner strengths to achieve structured goals.
Why hire a mindset coach?
A good mindset coach can help you determine the root of certain blocks that continually keep you stuck no matter what you try. Through specialized training, they ask powerful questions that help you clear self-limiting beliefs and approach issues with greater clarity and positive mindset.
Read below on the Top 5 Areas for Personal Growth and the 5 Most Common Road Blocks to determine if you need a Mindset Coach.
Top 5 Areas for Personal Growth
Mindset Coaching helps to create an action plan for making positive changes in different areas of your life. Through a client-led coaching process, clients determine the focus of each session making it a safe space for navigating your own personal development.
Though specific problems vary, the 5 areas for personal growth that clients most commonly choose to discuss are:
1. The Mind
This aspect of holistic wellness usually focuses on the thoughts. In psychology, the mind is considered the epicenter of mental health which is comprised of emotional, psychological and social wellbeing. No matter how it is broken down, a positive mindset can encourage you to keep doing the hard work of personal growth. professional growth, and developing problem-solving skills through positive psychology.
2. The Emotions
Since emotions are an area that speaks loudly to us, they are often the first place clients choose to delve in. Whether its purposefully, or just from speaking from the heart, emotions are often a top of mind subject! Mindset coaching helps build emotional navigation skills and adopts practices for expressing emotions the best way for the situation which even though it can take us out of our comfort zone, learning about how our emotions tend to be expressed and where they are rooted leads to better decision-making in remaining three aspects listed below.
3. Physical Wellness
It is not frequent by any stretch that many individuals simply lack knowledge on what to do when it comes to caring for themselves physically. We know that we need a nutrient-dense diet, the right amount of water and enough sleep. And most of us understand how time outside is equally beneficial. But this is often the hardest place to start since so many of us have a fixed mindset on it takes to get the best results.
Unfortunately, many of us also struggle with the mental blocks of not feeling able to exercise effectively or deserving of total wellness. Mindset coaching is a huge help in eliminating resistance to loving oneself and providing self-care through positive changes. Did you know that studies show the exact same activity achieves better results if we feel joy when doing it? That’s why finding activities that bring joy is another first step in a mindset coaching action plan for holistic wellness.
4. Spiritual Growth
If you are a person of faith, strengthening that connection would fall here! Your spirituality also includes the hope within your inmost being that presses you toward becoming the best version of yourself and longs to stay on the right path. A lot of the same mental blocks that affect physical health also come into play with an individual’s spiritual health. Feelings of unworthiness, abandonment, sorrow and resentment can limit one’s sense of hope and desire for a better future.
A good mindset coach will help clients get to the root of these issues and find a course of action that helps put an end to self-sabotage and self-abuse. One of the repeat pieces of advice I have for my Christian coaching clients is that it is safe to love what God loves and that includes you! After some time learning to love oneself and nurture hope for the future, spirituality can feel less foreign and more like a safe space for anchoring and supporting oneself. For some, the positive reinforcement felt in healing the spirit can offer a strong foundation for pursuing healing in all the other areas, too!
5. Personal Relationships
It’s easy to see how releasing negative mindsets in the areas discussed above would result in more positive personal relationships. Finding grace for oneself allows us to have grace for others. By clearing the mental blocks in each of these areas, communication skills are improved. Many report finding a new way to approach or discuss old issues, as well as finding different ways to express gratitude and appreciation in their existing relationships. Building personal relationships also allows you to discuss your mindset coaching in a safe space with those who love you and find support for ongoing personal growth.
“I don’t know what I’m doing, because I don’t do what I want to do. Instead, I do the thing that I hate.” Romans 7:12 (CEB)
Does Paul’s weary response to wrestling with personal blocks and questioning his own locus of control resonate deep within you? You’re not alone! And I can help.
Book a free 15-minute Discovery Call to see how.
5 Most Common Mental Blocks
Within in each of the 5 areas for personal growth discussed above, there are also 5 common mental blocks which routinely limit positive changes.
Some of these may sound like ridiculously obvious, no-brainer things to just fix. As though they shouldn’t even be a struggle to begin with. And that is very true. They shouldn’t! But commonly, due to various life experiences and the emotional programming we either set up as a response or has been influenced by others, these mental blocks definitely exist. It is such a beautiful thing to witness the aha moment when a client connects the what of their thoughts and behaviors to why’s of the past. We cannot release what we haven’t held, so really seeing the block for what it is, acts as a giant first step!
Mental blocks tell us that positive change can’t happen because:
- It’s unsafe.
- You’re not ready.
- You’re not willing.
- You’re not able.
- You don’t deserve what’s on the other side of that hard work.
How does that happen? How does our brain decide its unsafe to heal or that we aren’t willing to be well? A lot of these mental blocks get set in place during a difficult or traumatic time. Also common is that these mental blocks get set in place at a time that isn’t necessarily dangerous, but is a time we still feel limited in our power. This is why these self-limiting beliefs are frequently onset during childhood.
An example of this could be a child trying out for an activity, not making the cut, being nervous to tell their parent but blurts it out as soon as they come in the door, and the parent who was perhaps distracted or upset about something in their own day reacted less than optimally. And the whole situation got coded or programmed in the brain as BAD. PAINFUL. VERY UNINTERESTED IN REPEATING.
Hurts like this one initiate a protective wall to go up that prevents you from putting yourself out there or trying new things. In this very limited approach, the protective wall gets reinforced anytime we experience anything remotely similar in the future, whether it be in our own life or that of someone else.
Whether you know exactly which mental block is causing you to stumble or not, a mindset coach can help you connect with your core values and desires, set healthy boundaries around what’s needed for growth, and overcome the self-limiting beliefs and unhealthy behaviors and thought patterns that have held you back. Untangling the negative beliefs you hold about yourself, others, the world and even God is possible with positive mindset coaching.
Do You Need a Mindset Coach?
Here’s my down and dirty, quick and easy method.
Do you long for growth in any of the areas listed below? Or put another way, are you tired of feeling stuck in one or more of the Top 5 Areas for Personal Growth? As a reminder, they are the:
And within that area, do you struggle with 1 or more of the Top 5 Most Common Mental Blocks? They surround:
As a reminder, these are things that hold you back and tell you growth or healing is impossible due to some issue with doing the work needed.
If you were able to mix and match any of the Areas of Growth with any of the Mental Blocks listed above, a Mindset Coach can help!
Holistic Faith’s Mindset Coaching Model
As a Mindset Coach, Flower Essence Practitioner, & candidate for Board Certification as a Holistic Nutrition Professional, Registered Herbalist, & Wellness Coach, I work 1:1 with clients on self-discovery, clearing self-limiting beliefs and making positive changes in their habits and thought patterns. Laying that foundation of wholeness brings growth to every aspect of life.
The Certification Program I Used
I am a current student in the Holistic Wellness Pathway at Hill College in Hillsboro, Texas. Dr. Lori Rose created, developed, and instructs the program which is celebrated as the most thorough, affordable, degreed wellness program in the country. In addition to learning from such a knowledgeable and practiced instructor, the biggest piece of this rigorous program is that it fully prepares students like me to sit for 3 credentialing exams!
The Holistic Wellness Pathway is an NANP-approved Holistic Nutrition Program, as well as an Approved Health and Wellness Coach Training & Education Program by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC). It also provides the education and clinical requirements required by the American Herbalist Guild to apply and test for AHG board clinical Registered Herbalist status. This means the program not only prepares students to take these rigorous exams, but also includes the research hours, internships and/or clinical hours required by each certifying organization. It’s truly an all in one!
If you’re interested in pursuing a career of your own in holistic wellness, I encourage you to check out the Holistic Wellness Pathway at Hill College.
In addition to the wellness practices I’m learning there, I also came to appreciate several gentle energetic healing modalities.
Holistic Approach and Energetics
Energetics, energy healing, and vibrational healing are often misunderstood terms. These modalities of healing have been instrumental in my own healing, as well as those I’ve had the honor to work with. These terms come into play in sessions where we’re working with certain healing modalities. Most commonly that’ with clients who seek me out for herbal education, homeopathic Flower Essence Remedies, emotional freedom technique or tapping, and clearing stagnant or trapped emotions.
Commonly in herbalism, each herb is classified as warm or cool, dry or moist, and relaxing or stimulating. In my training, I was taught to also look at the individual person’s constitution and their own energetics before looking for herbs to address their complaints. I love this approach as it lets me once again, allow the session to be client led! This is the approach to clinical herbalism taken by my training institution, as well as the American Herbalist Guild.
Energy healing is a holistic practice that works by activating the body’s own subtle energy systems to remove mental, spiritual, and emotional blocks. Breaking through these blocks stimulates the body’s built in ability to release what’s kept it stuck in these areas and heal holistically. The modalities I use most frequently are Christian Emotional Freedom Technique or Tapping and homeopathic Flower Essence Remedies.
Because my blog, Holistic Faith Lifestyle, came long before I began mindset coach certification and other training, and the blog’s focus is on seeking and finding God within all 5 aspects of holistic wellness (mental health, physical care, spiritual growth, emotions, and relationships), many of my clients are Christians. My practice though is far from being limited to serving only those who hold similar faith. My coaching process is client led, meaning the sessions are a safe space for navigating your own personal development. I hope it goes without saying, but just in case, the safe space of coaching sessions with me are available to all persons seeking empowerment in their personal development and goal setting.
A note for Christian Mindset Coaching Clients
Though I see clients from all different backgrounds, I do want to note something specific for potential clients of the faith. The primal brain’s misuse of information (i.e. Limiting Beliefs), causes so many Christians to reject being empowered by the Holy Spirit and to totally negate their own ability to find empowerment within!
The 5 mental blocks discussed previously can be so strong that they may prevent prayer, limit consistency in spiritual disciplines and even diminish faith in what God is ready, willing, or able to do for someone like you who’ve you deemed as undeserving. It is important to remember that it is safe to love what God loves and that includes YOU! Accepting and receiving that message can be amplified through energy healing methods like flower essences and Christian EFT tapping, but isn’t necessary. There are plenty of different approaches to mindset coaching that don’t include these modalities.
What’s the next step?
Book a free 15-minute Discovery Call to see how I can help you change your mindset around personal growth!
What does a Good Mindset Coach Do?
- A good mindset coach can help you determine the root of certain blocks that continually keep you stuck no matter what you try. Through specialized training, they ask powerful questions that help you clear self-limiting beliefs and approach issues with greater clarity and positive mindset.
What to expect in Mindset Coaching sessions
It varies from coach to coach, but in my 1:1 Mindset Coaching sessions, I spend the first appointment asking a lot of questions that just help me get to know you, your conversation style, and what life experiences led you to booking with me.
The sessions that follow are client led, so from that point on, we’ll discuss what feels right to you in your present state!
How can a Mindset Coach help you?
Hey, I’m one of those! And I can help with the following and more!
- Discover how generational patterns, cultural expectations, family stories, and inherited beliefs are limiting or supporting your growth in every aspect of life.
- Determine the roots of what’s been keeping you stuck so you can release old junk thoughts and beliefs.
- Find true motivation to set goals and actually do what’s needed to achieve them.
- Gain the tools to make lasting changes.
And for clients that happen to be Jesus followers, I’m honored to also support you as you:
- Stop striving for salvation and rest in your divine inheritance!
- Really connect with your identity in Christ and who you are purposed to be.
- Get clear about what’s bringing you down so you can lay it at Jesus’s feet.
Book a FREE 15-minute Discovery Call to learn more!