One to One Coaching

I offer free 30 minute telephone/Skype consultations for people wanting to find out more about coaching on the 'baby decision'. Email me at mailto:beth@ticktockcoaching.co.uk and assistant Laura will respond and arrange an appointment with you. Visit http://www.ticktockcoaching.co.uk/ for more information about my coaching services.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Women having children later in life

The average age that women have their first child is increasing. This article talks about this and how women are making a conscious choice to delay motherhood.  

Monday, 28 April 2014

Just one conversation to decide not to have children?

New research carried out by Middlesex University shows that 1 in 3 couples who decide not to have children have just one conversation about it!  This is not surprising as if both individuals are in agreement, not much discussion needs to be had.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

How coaching can help

I recently received this testimonial from a client who had coaching with me for just over 9 months.

'I originally went to see Beth to help me decide whether to start a family. As our sessions progressed it became clear that my life was seriously out of balance and was over dominated by work. Beth helped to guide me through some decisions which though difficult, have ultimately helped me to re balance my lifestyle and to improve my health. I would recommend Beth's service without hesitation to others looking for help.' - Cora, 37, England

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Practicing loving kindness and compassion to ourselves

One of my clients sent me a link to this blog post called 'The Awesome side effects of practicing self love'  It discusses importance of practicing loving kindness and compassion to ourselves.  She found it very resonate and moving.  This is such an important thing for all of us to be able to do - but it is particularly important when you are under alot of stress and pressure - which is the experience of many of my coaching clients.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Leadership Embodiment Fundamentals workshop London , UK

In addition to my life coaching work,  I also run Leadership Embodiment workshops in London, England. This is an approach which can help you deal with stress, develop your confidence and find ways to recover to your centre. My next workshop is running on June 6th (day one) and July 4th (day two) - for more info and to book go here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leadership-embodiment-conscious-embodiment-workshop-fundamentals-tickets-10971755817

Thursday, 17 April 2014

When the holidays are difficult


If you are struggling with the decision to  have children or be childfree, holidays such as Easter which tend to be focused on children and families can be difficult.  Clients report that they can feel marginalized at family occasions if they don't have children and for those people who do want children but feel that their circumstance prevents this, it can be painful to have people at family occasions ask when they will have children.   I work with clients to find ways to deal with these situations - usually through finding ways to 'recover to our centre'.  This can be done by simple breath work and through imagining that there is a little more emotional distance between us and whatever is triggering us to feel badly.  If you are going to be at a big family gathering this weekend, take a moment and imagine that you are surrounded by a bubble of energy.  Anytime some distant relative asks an intrusive personal comment, imagine their words are landing in the bubble - not in you!   And make sure you arrange some time over the weekend to do something you enjoy - that creates space for you to look after and nuture you!

Monday, 14 April 2014

Exploring adoption

I recently worked with a client who said that, while she had never had a strong desire to have a baby, she did often think that she would love to have older or grown up children around her when she is older.  One of the options we explored was adoption and fostering.  You can adopt and foster as an older person - indeed you can adopt over 50 as long as there is no more than 10 years between you and the child you adopt.  In the Uk, there is a moving TV programme about adoption.  It is definitely an option well worth considering.  For my client, knowing that this could be possible in 10 years time, made her current situation (where having a child would be difficult due to circumstances)  http://www.channel4.com/programmes/15000-kids-and-counting/4od


Wednesday, 2 April 2014

It's not often that the shadow side of motherhood gets talked about but many women who do decide to have children find the early years tiring and tedious. This article talks about the reality of parenting a young baby.  In my coaching work, I think it's invaluable to look at all aspects of motherhood - the negative side included. 

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/01/lily-allen-babies-children-boring-parents-need-support