Episode 11: Train Your Brain with Tracey Chew
Listen to the podcast here:
Episode 11: Train Your Brain with Tracey Chew
Are you someone looking to relax and calm your brain so you can think clearly, focus and make wise decisions on command despite facing stress and pressure from life’s challenges? In this episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with experienced life coach, Tracey Chew, who can help you do just that.
I’m very excited to speak with coach Tracey Chew, who can help you learn to train your brain so you can achieve your goals, enjoy better relationships, improve your ability to communicate and overcome fears and limiting beliefs. Tracey, welcome. It’s great to be speaking with you.
Thank you, Lisa. It’s exciting to be here. I’m excited about what you’re doing with The Coaching Connector and I’m really happy to be a part of it and have this opportunity to connect.
Tracey, I thought we’d start by having you tell our audience a little bit about yourself and your own journey here?
This is fresh on my mind because I wrote a book chapter for the book called The Courageous Self-Love Journey. In writing my own self-love journey, I got to look back at my life. Just in a nutshell, I started off with a lot of drama and trauma at an early age and some pretty significant things including getting hit by a car that happened. I started a chronic illness. I started being very sick at a young age, around age eight. A lot of disruption, a lot of broken trusts and a lot of health crisis responses. That just put me on a journey for three decades trying to be healthy. In my quest to be healthy, I wasn’t getting better. I was focusing all my energy on it and I was still chronically ill. I was learning a lot about myself.
I was learning about the importance of diet and exercise and sleep and stress management, but I wasn’t getting better until my 30s when I discovered how to meditate. I took it to heart. I jumped all in. A ten-day meditation retreat was my first experience. I have never been the same. I’ve never been healthier. Discovering meditation and mindfulness and the two of them together and they just led me on a journey. I keep discovering more things to help me stay healthy and also happier and more focused and more productive. All the things they say, I am a living proof that it’s true. I feel I’ve turned my drama and trauma around and to a real Cinderella story. That’s my life in a nutshell. I’ve been a nonprofit executive, a Peace Corps volunteer. I’m a life of service, but my service is helping people, helping leaders lead and create the life they love.
That’s certainly wonderful work that you’re doing, Tracey. In terms of the journey that you’ve been able to discover in your own life and I know that’s really what you’re trying to bring to as many people as possible. I agree in terms of the power of meditation and mindfulness to absolutely change one’s life. One of the things I find too is that some people, they’ve heard mindfulness, they hear about meditation, but they’re not quite sure what that actually means. I was hoping you can share at least your interpretation of what mindfulness means to you.There's a price to pay when we're pushing ourselves past our limits. Click To Tweet
I get this question a lot and I distinguished between the two. For me mindfulness, when we’re being mindful, it is a conscious decision to pause and check-in, stop what you’re doing and take inventory. It doesn’t take very long, but you are mindfully not thinking, you’re not on autopilot, you’re mindfully slowing down to assess what’s going on, “Why am I doing this? Have I finished the last thing I started? Where am I?” All those kinds of good questions can come into your awareness when we mindfully pause to check-in.
Mindfulness for me is very much putting us out of the doing mode and into the observer mode. Once we’re in the observer mode, we can get into the being mode. Being in tune with your body, with your breathing, with who you are and how you’re feeling physically and emotionally. How much energy do you have? Are you tired? Do you need a break? Do you need some food? Do you need to go to the bathroom? Sometimes we work through all those things. I’m not the only woman who has just put those things. We get caught up in our to-do list and we get caught up in our deadlines. There’s a price to pay when we’re pushing ourselves past our limits. For me, mindfulness allows me to pay attention. I have to consciously set alarms until I’ve built it in to be a habit.
I’ve done that for myself, but that’s what I coach others to do is to build that pause into their day as a habit so they could just check-in and get back to a place of neutral. Once you’re in neutral, you can access your full brain and your full system of your heart and you can move forward with more efficiency and better outcomes. Contrast that with meditation, that’s a step deeper and mindfulness blends into meditation. This is where I know it gets a little confusing for people. I’ve taken mindfulness certification programs. They teach us breathing exercises, they teach us how to meditate for fifteen minutes at a time. I can see why people can confuse the two. Even in my mindfulness training, you start off paying attention, but then you are also doing something that becomes and looks like meditation. They’re very different because in mindfulness, I am consciously focusing my mind on my body, on my breathing to check-in and see where I’m at and just be present. I might even want to choose to shift with mindfulness into a higher, more positive state.
With meditation, there’s no objective other than to deeply connect through that mantra or whatever form of meditation you’re doing. The purpose there is really just a let the mind and the body do what it’s going to do in that time period that you are sitting still in the silence if you choose to do that kind of meditation. There are other medications. I’m completely a fan of any kind of meditation. There’s even a walking meditation, there are guided visualization meditations. Those are different. If you’re sitting in Transcendental Meditation or any kind of traditional meditation and silence, you’re not trying to do anything but just breathe. Let the mind and let the mantra come as it goes and the breath come and go and not judge. Allow yourself to truly sit and be present in the process that’s happening automatically through that meditative state. Your brain is going into a different brainwave pattern. Some people will zone out and sleep. I do too sometimes and that’s okay. Sometimes you feel you went somewhere and you don’t know where you went, but you’re back and you feel better.
I often have that experience of feeling like I drop into a state of a larger consciousness.
Those are words. What does that mean, a larger consciousness? Lisa, for you saying that, you didn’t grow up saying that. Tell me more. What does that mean for you?
The way I describe it is like I get to a place of just no thought as if I can see what I referred to as the database of my mind. I can see it thinking, but he gets almost so far off in the distance and that the voice of those thoughts get so fade away that it’s so easy to ignore. I have this experience of dropping into this place and all I can describe it is it’s just absolute, no thought consciousness. You’re just there. As you said, in terms of that state of ultimate just being. I love the distinction you’ve done here between mindfulness and meditation. You’re right. When I talk about mindfulness, I often refer back to Jon Kabat-Zinn’s work and defining it as becoming a nonjudgmental observer of your mind. In mindfulness, I love when you say pause and check-in. I often just ask myself, “What’s my mind doing? Where is it at?” When I get into that observer mode, I can then make a decision, “Is this constructive for me or not?”
Most of us go throughout our day without observing and checking-in. Half our day has gone before we realize, “I’m off track. I didn’t do what I say I was going to do. I need to catch up on that. I need to get back to that.” Mindfulness throughout the day is such a lifesaver for me because it keeps me on track for all the things I’m doing and making sure I get them done. Also making sure I’m getting them done without stressing myself out, because my nervous system is too hard-wired for stress. For good or worse, starting with so much drama-trauma makes me nervous as a kind of disposition. I have to pay attention. Any little thing can stress me out. I’m more using these tools just to create this high functioning in my day and they’re essential.
Those check-ins allow you to be so much more conscious of how you’re approaching life. The earlier you can catch that stress reaction, the easier it is to get off that path and say, “No. I’m going to approach it this way. You’re going to do some deep breathing. You’re going to connect more to your heart. Get out of that mind that might be helping get spin or go from one thing to the next.”
We always feel better when we feel accomplished. I find that mindfulness helps us get that feeling because we are getting back on track. We’re making that call even though we were avoiding it or we’re having that conversation that’s important to have. With mindfulness, you’re checking-in with how you’re feeling about things and then you’re just making your decision to follow through and you feel so much better afterward. It’s a good tool.
I often tell people at least for me, it gives you more of the ability to respond rather than react. The way I describe it as like, if you’re caught up into the level of your mind, sometimes it feels you’re in more of that pinball machine mode there. Where our thought, behavioral impulse and emotion come up and you react without even thinking about it. When I’m in more of a mindful place, it’s like you can see that thought, you can see that behavioral impulse, but you had this little window and it could be just a second or two. That little window that says, “Do I want to engage this thought or not?” That’s where you get to respond rather than react. I try to explain to people that little window can change your life.
It can change your life and it saves your relationships. My computer was doing something crazy and I always get frustrated by computer technology things and I’m aware of it. I know that he is a tech guy, but me being upset about what’s happening with the computer, even though it’s not directed at him, he feels it. I’m about to lose my support and help from him if I don’t become aware of how I’m feeling in the moment and decide this is not the time to have a fit about technology. You have someone helping you, let’s make it peaceful for both of us to figure this out. Only through mindfulness can I stop myself from being irritated and expressing that irritation and frustration because I don’t want to jeopardize losing his tech support and also our relationship where he’s so eager and willing to help me. I don’t want to lose that. Mindfulness just helps me make that choice of not getting upset at the moment because it’s not worth it. It’s frustrating, but don’t let those emotions run away with you and cause so much damage and repercussions. That’s just a simple example that just happened where just because I am a mindfulness mentor, it doesn’t mean that I’m not human. The tools come in handy when I need them.Don't stay in your head too long because it deepens into an ugly, scary what-if story. Click To Tweet
I always tell people, “We’re all a work in progress here.” The key is you keep working at it. You’re trying to become aware. Sometimes you do get caught up in the weeds and in that reactive mode, but it has hopefully, more of the moments of your life or more in that mindfulness place.
More and more now because of my conscious meditation practice for many years and also mindfulness daily. I’m connecting more at the heart level. I will share this with you. I’m part of the HeartMath and Heart Ambassador Program. HeartMath is an institution in Boulder Creek, California and they have been studying the intelligence of the heart. It fits right in with mindfulness and meditation because we know that when we’re in that automatic pilot mode that you were talking about there, we’re in the brain and the brain has a tendency to go negative pretty quickly. I always tell people, don’t stay in your head too long because it will turn into an ugly, scary what if story. You’ve got to get out of the brain. HeartMath with their tools and their technologies to help you use their tools, they get you into the heart. Recognize what’s going on in the brain, write that all down and very quickly go into some breathing exercises, focusing on the heart, imagining energy coming in and out from your heart. Very quickly, you will reduce that stress and you will disengage your brain from the amygdala that is locking it in a stress reaction of fight or flight. You will calm your nervous system, clear your mind and then you’ll have this flow of wisdom that’s coming from your heart because now your brain is able to listen and hear it.
That’s what I just absolutely love about what that organization is doing and becoming a trainer of their stress resiliency training. I’m very excited to do more with them. It’s just added another layer of richness for me to just start focusing on my heart even during my meditations. I just breathe and I imagine, focusing on my heart area, chest area and breathing as if I’m imagining I’m breathing in and out from my heart. That’s what I’m doing during my meditations. What they say at the HeartMath Institute, which is really cool, is that we’re building up a bank inside of our body and our brain, a resiliency bank. Every time we do something like that, it does help us be able to pause more easily when we recognize that we’re upset before we say we don’t want to say and before we do what we don’t want to do. It’s giving us that ability to have that composure faster and to recover quicker. Every time we can just breathe focusing on your heart. How simple is that but yet very profound?
I love what you’re saying about the resiliency bank and that the heart being such a source of wisdom, of insight and of positive energy. In my work, I make the distinction between, the acorn and the database of our mind. As I was learning more about what the HeartMath Institute is doing, in many ways the connecting to your heart is what I call connecting to the acorn. It’s that intuition, that inner voice, when you’re trying to figure out what am I meant to do, your inner purpose. I could easily see how they blend with each other.
Your heart is your first beat in life. The acorn, I love that metaphor. It’s a tiny little thing that acorn, but look what grows and becomes. That little seedling, little spirit, if you will. That little essence of us, we are all born with it. Our responses to life or our reactions to life determine how strong our tree is, how tall and confident. We have a lot of bumps and bruises and nicks on our bark I’m sure, but all for a character. I love the acorn to the tree that being a source of your life and starting at the very beginning. HeartMath is trying to get that awareness and appreciation that it’s more than just the pump of blood. It’s a great source of intelligence and wisdom and when we connect with the heart with each other. I’m connecting to your story and connecting to you. When we connect to the heart level, I think people can feel it. That’s a nice experience. That’s worth living for is these heart to heart connections and what a world can become when we operate from the heart level.
One of the things when someone is more connected to their heart, their true self, which I think all the same in terms of the acorn when I talk about it, there is a different energy that they exude. One of the things that tend to happen is when you’re around people like that, it tends to bring the people around them to greater levels of energy.
I was talking to a woman in Denmark. She’s my heart buddy because we’re in this heart mastery program together. My first time meeting her and she was sharing her passion for this heart-based living-learning that she’s doing. Even though she’s got 30 years as a financial planner and setting up financial systems and she can do that at the back of her hand. She’s made a lot of money doing financial planning and consultation, her heart is leading her to do something new. She’s been going to Toastmasters to learn to talk about it because it’s so foreign to her and she is testing it out on the audience there. She spoke for one minute, not even as a toastmaster but one minute in an exercise with the guy. She saw him a week later or something and he remembered her from that one minute because she shared from her heart about her enthusiasm for what she was learning in this heart master class we’re taking. I believed her. You can make an impression on someone in one minute when you’re speaking from your heart.
That alignment, that’s what people sense. It’s not only a source of wisdom but guidance in your life is saying, maybe she was meant to do something a little different than she had in the past.
When I’d listened to my heart and I’ve done some radical changes, it’s always paid off. I don’t doubt my heart, even though it seems, “I’m going to change cities. I’m going to go change jobs,” but when I follow my heart it always pays off.
When you’re mentioning about changing cities and things like that, when you’re trying to do this work to maybe just be aware of is that you might start making choices that don’t make sense to other people.
That happens a lot. That’s something everybody that learns to follow their heart learns to deal with. When I went to the Peace Corps, nobody in my family was a fan of that idea. There were no cell phones back then. This is in the ‘80s. I did it and it’s one of the best experiences of my life. We have to face that response from other people. When I’m following my heart, it just gives me the strength and the courage to accept that they may not understand it. They may not even like it or appreciate it, but if they see how good it is for me, then the people that love me become supportive.
The other thing as you were talking, you had mentioned earlier about early in your life, there were issues that involves broken trust. One of the things, at least I found in my own life is when I’ve been able to listen really to that true inner voice. I have learned to trust that in a way that when I’m in my mind, when I’m making a decision based on just logic in my mind and maybe input from other people, I can be persuaded pretty easily, but when something’s coming from that inner place, then I know to trust that.
You don’t even have time to think about it too much. If I’m thinking about something too much, I know I’m too much in my brain, I need to come back into my heart for real guidance and wisdom because my brain can spin it. You just said positive or negative. I can go in a million directions. I can get analysis paralysis and not do anything. When it’s based in coming from my heart, it feels like a no brainer. I don’t know exactly how to do this, I just know I’ve got to try. I’m just meant to try to do this and if it gives me energy, that’s my signal. I have my little triggers and my little signals. If I’m getting energized by it, if I’m feeling good about it, even if I’m a little scared at first, but afterwards when I do it, how I feel is my real measure. If I’m feeling good, then I know my heart was right and I’m on the right track.What’s worth living for is these heart-to-heart connections and what our world can become when we operate from the heart level. Click To Tweet
Speaking of the brain, one of the things you’ve mentioned in your work is that you do brain training. I was hoping you could fill us in a little bit more about what that even means?
It’s mindfully looking at something we all do and being very strategic about it. We all learn how to run. We all learned how to drive. Some of us learn how to speak another language. We learn how to play a musical instrument. We learn how to become an athlete at a certain level or we learn how to use our body and dance or gymnastics. All these things that were not born to do. We learn to do them, especially if you’re working with a coach or trainer to learn how to do them, to play music, to play sports and to be more mindful. You are training your brain because what does the coach do? The coach starts to give you feedback. The coach starts to bring your awareness about what’s going on currently and then show you where you need to be and then give you steps to get there. Give you exercises you can do to practice to get there. I take that very seriously with my clients who want to change negative behavior.
One of my best clients, a CEO of a company. When I first met him, he had really bad insomnia. He was up the night facing the halls, counting every dollar, worried about the money and the company and making sure he was going to be delivering on his promises. Now, that’s not his case. We had to work together to train his brain through a variety of tools we use, but very much understanding what was at the root of that behavior, where did he want to be and then using some exercises to get there. We go through a lot of exercises. I’m going to tell you my favorite one that I learned is from Marisa Peer. She’s a hypnotist in England, very famous and she has this great rapid transformational therapy program. I did a mini hypnosis training with her. She does high-level executives and athletes as her clients. She said everybody across the board has one key thing in their brain that holds them back. If you can just train the brain out of this one statement, you can do a lot of transformation pretty quickly with people. It’s the sense that we’re not good enough, rich enough, smart enough. I don’t have enough time, energy, patience. There is so much not enoughness in our lives, especially in American culture.
The brain training hack is to say the phrase I am enough. Like any coach will tell you, repetition is the key. I do campaign challenges with my clients where I say, “If you want to change yourself, let’s just start with building a foundation that will make you more resilient. That will make you less susceptible to your own self-doubts.” Repeat, “I’m enough,” over and over in the mirror 30 times a day for 30 days, but say the words don’t just run through the words, really feel them. “I am enough,” 30 times in the mirror looking at your own eyes and you will give yourself a whole new operating system and your subconscious that is a new platform to launch your life. The way you want it to be. To create your life the way you want it to be from that foundation. Those are the one I grew up with in my life, which was I am not enough.
I love that one and the way I use it hopefully, you can understand how I’m using it as a tool. I’m training my brain and I’m changing myself. It’s not just me. I have so many amazing, beautiful stories from my clients, young and old. Becoming more confident, more resilient and less vulnerable to old wounds. One client of mine, she couldn’t do it at first. She took us 30 minutes to say those words in the mirror to herself. She was so overwhelmed with pain and shame from the story she was living under. She did it for three months instead of just one month and that pain went away. She could actually move up to say, “I love myself” which was awesome.
I think it’s such a powerful exercise. The thing about the repetition is you are building a different neural pathway for your mind to run on. The thing about that statement, “I am enough,” it goes along in my work one of the core beliefs that I tell people you must start with is that your self-worth is unconditional. The reason I do that is that when you buy into that your self-worth whether you’re “good enough or not” is conditional, then your ego, your database of your mind has got you trapped. Our self-worth as human beings is such a fundamental psychological need. I tell people, “This would be nice to have in life,” but as human beings when we are born, we are the most helpless offspring. A horse when it’s born can stand up, the first day it was born. For human beings, it takes us three weeks to even roll over. If we don’t have someone who thinks we’re at least good enough, worthwhile enough to care for, we won’t survive. We have no chance to survive. That fundamental belief as to whether I am good enough, if that’s remotely threatened, then we will fall into that trap of our ego spending our entire life trying to obtain and then maintain this elusive sense of self-worth.
You can never measure up to your own high standards of what you think other people are expecting of you becomes a terrible way to live. I want to clarify, it’s not “I am good enough” it’s “I am enough,” because when we put the qualifiers in good, smart, whatever, our brain automatically rejects it. The brilliance of the statement is that it gets in the underneath are subconscious quicker because there’s no resistance to it. It’s like, “I’m enough.”
It sneaks in the back door there.
We’ve got to learn how the mind works and use it strategically and use these tools to rewire it. As you’re saying, “Create new neural pathways that support us.”
I can absolutely see how once you’ve adopted that belief that, “I am enough,” it frees you from the ego’s trap. Then I can put you in a much better position to listen to your heart.
It takes the pressure off because if you say, “I am enough.” There’s nothing to prove, nothing to defend, nothing to hide and nothing to protect. Those phrases I got from Lisa Nichols, she was brilliant about saying we’ve spent so much time and energy trying to present ourselves to the outside world. When you just say, “I am enough,” and you believe it, then you just show up. Kids will show up wearing what they want to wear, messy hair, who cares? They just show up and they’re happy. We lose that as adults unfortunately and these things help bring that back. We live happier adult lives when we can.
I can absolutely see how it can be such a powerful technique. Thank you for sharing that with us. One of the other strategies you’ve talked about was in your own work is making a choice or commitment. You’ve mentioned that you have four practices to help you make positive changes in your own life. I was hoping you could tell us a little bit more about that.
I realized in my own experiences that I may say I’m going to do something, but whether or not I follow through depends on one critical factor and that’s if I had made a commitment. If I’ve made a commitment and I hold myself to that commitment, then I have a choice to follow through or I have a choice to get distracted and do something else. Of the four simple things that I do is, start the day with a conscious choice. I’m choosing how I want to be and how I want to feel. Then I use mindfulness during the day to check in about that. Am I on track of what I said I was going to get done or how I want to be? I was going to let go of that thing that bothered me. How do I stay true to that? I make that choice. I make that commitment. I mindfully check-in and then I spend time in meditation. I really do. It feels so good. I’m glad that my body is still in love with it because it’s a reset. I do it twice a day actually. I do it at the beginning of the day and I do it at the end of the day. It just resets my battery and puts me ready.When you follow your heart, it always pays off. Click To Tweet
Tracey, can I ask how much time you spend meditating?
It’s a lot because I’m practicing with two different meditation techniques. I do 40 minutes and then sometimes a fifteen-minute guided meditation. For me, it’s a lot. It’s more than most people will do. I’m not saying you have to do that, but that’s just because I do transcendental meditation and I also do this I am meditation I just learned. I’m also really in love with this thing called Zen12, which is audio where I can just listen to the sounds of nature and it’s got those binaural beats, the sound waves that are going into my brain and give me a little massage and a little a refresh. I have the luxury of time that I can squeeze that in. For me, it’s delicious. The last thing I do is the mantra, the “I’m enough,” the positive phrases. I have a whole list that’s posted right here by my desk where I have these “I am” statements. I am healthy, I am fun, I am free. I am love, I am ease and grace, I am seen, I am heard, I am wise, I am trusted, I’m trusting. It’s a whole list of words, I am statements that I create for myself and the brain needs to be reminded. We need visual reminders, auditory reminders, feeling reminders. Having these statements are a way that I can create my own mantra to keep me on track when I’m out of my head too much with my own scary story, I have these tools.
I noticed when you were saying some of the mantras, it’s important to word it in the “I am,” the present tense.
I think Wayne Dyer wrote a book about I Am and I heard him speak one time about I Am. It hit me very powerfully. In his mind, I am connecting with God. I thought it was so powerful to say I am in the present tense like you said because the brain does pay attention to some level so you want to make it as if it’s here now, not something you will be in the future. Even if I’m fifteen pounds overweight, I’m still going to say I am fit, I am thin, I am slim and sexy. Say it now as if it were real and believe it. Every time you say it and start to believe it, it becomes easier to create it.
Thank you so much, Tracey. Just some wonderful examples of your own life and different techniques that our audience can start using this in their lives. They can get started on transforming their lives. Tracey, I didn’t know if there was a final word of wisdom or advice you’d like to share with our audience.
I learned this at a wellness conference from the Indian Community Center here in Milpitas near my town. These doctors were prescribing meds, but here are the meds they are prescribing for absolute wellness, meditation, exercise, diet and sleep. Take your meds. It takes consistency. It does take daily practice. Transformation and change are absolutely possible. Anything is possible, but once you’ve committed to it, please do it daily and then you will truly benefit and see the changes for yourself. My experience is it does take a daily practice and then it becomes that resiliency bank or that wisdom bank that you can draw on at any time.
I certainly can understand having a coach like yourself who can help someone be accountable. The support, the belief that they can change would be such a powerful addition to their life in terms of really getting from point A to point B. I want to make sure people know how to get in touch with you. Can you tell us how the best to contact you?
I have a website, www.TraceyChew.com. I have an email. Anybody could send me an email and that’s [email protected]. On the website, you’ll learn a lot about me. I respond to every email and I am in California. Put that into your mind for time zone. I do coaching by Zoom, by Skype, by Facetime, by phone and in person if you’re in the Bay Area. I am available. This is my second career and it is something I’m passionate about. I’m completely eager and interested to connect.
Tracey also has a profile on The Coaching Connector, so you can also find her there. Thank you so much. I appreciate having you on and the wisdom that you shared. I’m excited to start using some of the techniques you’ve described in my own life. Thank you so much.
Lisa, thank you so much and for what you’re doing.
That brings us to the end of this episode. Please remember to visit www.TheCoachingConnector.com for more articles on Guiding You Through The Maze to your best personal and professional life. Also, please remember to subscribe to Guiding You Through The Maze and share a link with anyone you think would benefit from the information we’re presenting. We’re so glad to be part of your journey. I wish you much success.
- Tracey Chew
- The Courageous Self-Love Journey
- Heart Ambassador Program
- I Am
- [email protected]
- https://TheCoachingConnector.com/Directory/TLC-Mindfulness-Mentor-and-Brain-Trainer/ – Tracey Chew Profile
- https://TheCoachingConnector.com/GuidingYou-Through-The-Maze-Disclaimer/ – Limits of Liability
About Tracey Chew
Since 2009, I have been coaching people, young and old from middle school level to Corporate Executives, to understand their mind and how to relax and calm their brain to think clearly, focus and make wise decisions and choices, on command, despite facing stress and pressure from life’s challenges. My expertise is finding the root cause of unhealthy behaviors and teaching people how to change at the subconscious level of their mind. Through self-awareness, my clients gain self-mastery and become excellent observers of their mind and body and enjoy the power of being able to choose how to respond in any given moment. I coach individuals and teams to achieve their goals, enjoy better relationships; improve communications; and overcome fears and limiting beliefs.
Change happens quickly once we learn to pay attention, focus our mind, and discipline our brain with healthy thinking habits. I combine mindfulness coaching with brain training in order for my clients to see quick results in resolving their issues.
I enjoy coaching, mentoring and teaching opportunities to help people stop hurrying and worrying, and being so busy, at the expense of their health and well-being. I am especially excited to share mindfulness education and brain training with young adults and teens to help them focus on their goals and develop positive self-esteem. I am certified in Self-esteem Coaching, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and Professional Life Coaching.
- Lentino, L.M. (2014). Constructive thinking how to grow beyond your mind. Sudbury, MA: Grow Beyond Your Mind.