Life Coaching for Parents

with Torie Henderson

(coronavirus special) Teaching kids to stay safe without teaching them to be scared.

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Hi Supermoms!

These are some crazy times we are living in!

Schools closing, sporting events and activities cancelled, adult kids moving home from college.

Life coaches are trained to help you navigate uncertainty. If you are thinking now is a good time to get support so you can be the best version of yourself, go to www.LifeCoachingforParents.com and sign up for a free discovery call.

I’m going to be offering more webinars and challenges coming up to help support Supermoms so be sure to join the Supermom is Getting Tired Facebook Group.

On today’s podcast, I am sharing a visualization – meditation that is designed to help you step out of crazy brain and connect to the calm stillness within. Listen to this whenever you need to drop into a state of calm peacefulness.

Ten years ago, I taught a workshop called “Teaching kids to stay safe without teaching them to be scared.” It was filled with the first and most important lessons I learned from life coach training. It seems like now would be a good time to offer this workshop again.

Before I discovered life coaching, I thought the only way to keep kids safe was to worry about them. Worrying seemed like good parenting. I would point out all the things they should look out for and do, until they internalized my fear and did their own worrying

I thought worrying meant I was a good and responsible parent. But it made me miserable. I was scared all the time. Constant triggering of the fight or flight response created anxiety. Anxiety, for those who haven’t experienced it, sucks. You put your ability to feel safe into the hands of others, making you feel like you have to control the world in order to feel better. It’s a terrible way to live.

We are currently living in a time with huge amounts of cultural fear. This Coronavirus is something that, in my twenties and thirties, would have sent me into a tailspin of anxiety. I would have worried, stockpiled toilet paper and made my kids crazy trying to get them to be as freaked out as I was.

With the life coaching tools I have in my tool belt, I know how to take responsible action from peace instead of fear. I used to think if I wasn’t worried, I wouldn’t do the right things to stay safe. I thought I had to be scared in order to motivate me.

Having high empathy makes me really susceptible to feeling the emotions of others but I have learned how to manage my brain in times of fear and I’d like to teach you.  If you also struggle to stay peaceful and joyful when others around you are scared, please sign up for my free class “Teaching kids to stay safe without teaching them to be scared.”

This Thursday, March 19 at 9:00amPT / 12:00pmET.  If you are listening to this after the 19th, you can still sign up and watch a recording of the class.

SIGN UP FOR THE FREE WEBINAR

Along with helping you teach kids to be safe without teaching them to be scared, this class will help you….

  1. Feel relaxed and at peace during these uncertain times.
  2. Understand worry and anxiety and turn it into love.
  3. Make the most of this global event by tapping into your higher self.

 

Understanding what was happening in my brain helped me take charge of it, and not pass my worries onto my kids.

I am offering this class, “Teaching kids to stay safe without teaching them to be scared” for free this Thursday, March 19th.  Go to www.lifecoachingforparents.com/webinar

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