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Can A Life Coach Help My Self-Confidence?

What is Life Coaching?

The life coaching process is about identifying where you are now, where you would like to be, and then closing that gap.

Where can you seek professional life coaching? Through Bela Life Coaching and Hypnotherapy. I’m Bela, a certified life coach and a certified hypnotherapist who is ready to help you make long-term, sustainable, positive change. At Bela Life Coaching and Hypnotherapy, you can seek help to manage stress, achieve success, improve self-confidence, and much more.

What Causes Low Self-Confidence?

Low self-confidence is a common obstacle that many Americans are struggling with. In fact, it’s estimated that about 85% of people struggle with low self-esteem. The causes of low self-confidence are varied. Perhaps your low-self confidence stems from an unhappy childhood. Perhaps it is the result of struggling academically or at work. Perhaps your self-confidence has been impacted by an ongoing stressful event.

Regardless of the cause, leaving issues of low self-confidence unaddressed can cause more issues. It can negatively impact your work life, prevent you from reaching for your goals, and even affect your relationships with others.

Seek Help, Improve Self-Confidence With Bela Coaching

If you’re interested in improving your self-confidence, I am eager to help. I provide my clients with non-judgmental support as we work together.

Self-Confidence Improvement and Life Coaching Services That Are Convenient

It is important to me that my clients are able to seek my help regardless of their particular circumstances. This is why I’ve made it convenient for my clients to seek out the guidance they need – whether it’s over the phone or online. Choose the life coaching method that is best suited to your needs.

Seek the Guidance You Need Through Bela Life Coaching. My services include:

  • Stress management
  • Personal and career development
  • Eliminating sabotaging behaviors
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Achieving success
  • Increased motivation
  • Overcoming phobias and fears
  • Weight management
  • Chronic pain management
  • Smoking cessation
  • Enjoying a more satisfying life

Contact Bela Certified Life Coach

As a certified life coach located in Beaverton, just west of Portland Oregon, I’m eager to help my clients create positive changes in their lives that are long-term and sustainable. As a personal development coach, I am committed to your growth. In addition to having my certification both as a life coach and hypnotherapist, I am also certified to deliver the Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster™ workshop. To learn more about how I can help you make a positive change in your life, contact me for a free 30-minute consultation. You can also call me at 503-848-3640 or email bela@belacoaching.com.

Can a Life Coach help with Stress Management?

What Is a Life Coach?

A Life Coach is someone professionally trained to help individuals maximize their full potential and reach their desired results. A Life Coach stands with the client and helps them identify their challenges, and then works with them to turn those challenges into victories.

If you need help through a personal or professional life transition, you can rely on the services offered by Bela Life Coaching and Hypnotherapy. My name is Bela, and I work as both a certified life coach and a certified clinical hypnotherapist. Through Bela Life Coaching and Hypnotherapy, I’m able to help you create long-term, sustainable changes in your life, help you maximize your full potential and reach your desired goals. When you’re ready, I’m eager to help you.

Why Do I Feel Stressed?

Stress is a natural response in our culture that a majority of people experience. Seventy-five percent of respondents of an  American Psychological Association survey felt that their stress has increased and stayed the same consistently. The primary causes of stress include money, work, relationships, and health.

You are not alone if you have felt an increase in stress. According to The American Institute of Stress, about 33 percent of people report feeling extreme stress, and 77 percent experience stress that affects their physical health.

How Bela Life Coaching Can Help

My mission is to provide a safe and powerful place to inspire positive life changes, and for you to discover the answers you need to move forward personally and professionally with clarity and purpose.

Are You Ready to Create the Next Purposeful Chapter in Your Life?

With Bela’s professional guidance, you CAN create a happier and more balanced life. Change can be a fun and rewarding experience.

Life Coaching and Stress Management Done at Your Convenience

I strive to offer my clients a convenient service that works for them. That’s why I offer my life coaching and stress management services in person, over the phone, and online. You choose which method works best for you.

Seek the Guidance You Need Through Bela Life Coaching. My services include:

  • Stress management
  • Personal and career development
  • Eliminating sabotaging behaviors
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Achieving success
  • Increased motivation
  • Overcoming phobias and fears
  • Weight management
  • Chronic pain management
  • Smoking cessation
  • Enjoying a more satisfying life

Contact Bela Certified Life Coach

As a certified life coach located in Beaverton, just west of Portland Oregon, I’m eager to help my clients create positive changes in their lives that are long-term and sustainable. As a personal development coach, I am committed to your growth. In addition to having my certification both as a life coach and hypnotherapist, I am also certified to deliver the Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster™ workshop. To learn more about how I can help you make a positive change in your life, contact me for a free 30-minute consultation. You can also call me at 503-848-3640, or send an email to bela@belacoaching.com.

How Can Surgery Coaching Help Me?

Make A Change With Bela Life Coaching And Hypnotherapy

Are you in a period of transition in your personal life or at work? Are you uncertain how to move forward? Do you find yourself longing for guidance? If your answer to these questions is yes, contact Bela Life Coaching and Hypnotherapy. I’m Bela, and I’m committed to helping my clients achieve positive growth through my life coaching and hypnotherapy services. Allow Bela Life Coaching and Hypnotherapy to help you today.

Get Prepared For Surgery With Help From The Surgery Coach

One of the many services I offer through Bela Life Coaching and Hypnotherapy is help as a surgery coach. Surgery can be a daunting and frightening concept for many, and going into surgery unprepared can only make you feel worse. If you would like professional guidance as you prepare for your surgery, don’t hesitate to contact me for my surgery coaching services.

How Does Surgery Coaching Help?

It’s all about preparation. As your surgery coach, I use my skills as a certified life coach, certified clinical hypnotherapist as well as research-proven mind-body techniques to help you become more relaxed and empowered. The main goals of my surgery coaching services are to help my clients:

  • Feel less stress before surgery
  • Use less pain medication following surgery
  • Heal faster after surgery

What Kinds Of Procedures Can The Surgery Coach Help Me Prepare For?

I am prepared to help my clients prepare for different types of surgeries and procedures, including:

  • Minor Surgeries
  • Major Surgeries
  • Medical Procedures
  • Dental Procedures

Seek The Guidance You Need Through Bela Life Coaching And Hypnotherapy

As a certified life coach and hypnotherapist, I’m eager to help my clients create positive changes in their lives that are long-term and sustainable. I am committed to your growth. In addition to having my certification both as certified life coach and certified clinical hypnotherapist, I am also certified to deliver the Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster™ workshop created by Peggy Huddleston. To learn more about how I can help you make a positive change in your life, contact me for a free 30-minute consultation. You can also call me at 503-848-3640 or email bela@belacoaching.com.

How to Nurture Your Creativity.

A few months ago, I sent an email to my Be Inspired Women’s Circle asking what sort of topics they’d like to take part in? One reply I received was “Different Ways to Nurture Creativity.”  I started thinking about it.

If you are like the average adult experiencing the pandemic, you may be binge watching movies on Netflix and other formats, and have become a little less creative. But I want to assure you, your creativity isn’t gone — it just may be out of practice.

When we watch small children – or if we can remember ourselves as small children, we know that they have no problem being creative: They use their imagination to make up stories and joyfully can go from one art project to another without hesitation. As we grow older, we have more and more responsibilities and become more serious. And somehow, many of us lose that creative part of us. But we can nurture our creativity in different ways and nurture our way back to having creativity be part of our daily lives.

Here is a great quote about nurturing our creativity as adults:

“Creativity is a powerful part of personal and professional growth for everyone, even for non-artists. By infusing our days with more creativity, we set a foundation for innovative thinking and brilliant collaboration. More of that can only be a good thing.”

Chad Halverson, founder and CEO of When I Work, an employee scheduling app that more than 30,000 businesses rely on.

Here are some great tips on how to nurture your creativity:

What do you do to nurture your own creativity? Take some time to write about it – or how you would like to start nurturing your creativity.

Tips:

  • Allow yourself 5 minutes of quiet journaling to write your answers.
  • Don’t analyze, just write. Or, you can make lists.

Helpful hints:

  1. To help you, just for a moment, close your eyes and think back to your childhood, or when you were a teen. What creative things did you like to do?

Here are some great tips on how to nurture your creativity:

If you are yearning to be creative and don’t know where to start, you may be stuck, like so many of us experiencing issues with fear, stress, lack of confidence, frustration, that pesky inner critic or Covid-19. I can help, so please reach out to me. I offer free telephone consultations and offer Zoom and phone coaching as well as hypnotherapy sessions.  You don’t have to suffer alone. You can reach me from my website at https://belacoaching.com/contact or by phone at 503-848-3640.

The Surgery Coach Helps You Reduce Stress

Bela Life Coaching And Hypnotherapy Helps You Through Life Transitions

If you need help with a personal or professional life transition, you can rely on the services offered by Bela Life Coaching and Hypnotherapy. My name is Bela, and I work as both a certified life coach and a certified clinical hypnotherapist. Through Bela Life Coaching and Hypnotherapy, I’m able to help individuals who seek assistance to create long-term, sustainable changes in their lives. When you’re ready, I’m eager to help you.

Are You Expecting To Undergo Surgery?

Let’s face it – no one is eager to undergo surgery, even if it’s necessary. The mere thought of surgery frightens many. But what if you didn’t have to overcome that fear alone? What if you could seek professional guidance that would help you reduce stress before surgery and heal faster after surgery?

Seek Help From The Surgery Coach

As your surgery coach, I am prepared to do just that. I help my clients feel more relaxed and empowered through research-proven mind-body techniques. With the help of the surgery preparation I offer, you’ll feel less stress, need less pain medication, and heal faster after your surgery. Don’t let those feelings of stress and worry overwhelm you – seek the help you need today!

Hypnotherapy And Surgery Coaching Done At Your Convenience

I strive to offer my clients convenient services that work for them. That’s why I offer my surgery coaching and hypnotherapy services in person, over the phone, and on the internet. You choose which method works best for you.

Seek The Guidance You Need Through Bela Life Coaching And Hypnotherapy

As a certified life coach and hypnotherapist, I’m eager to help my clients create positive changes in their lives that are long-term and sustainable. I am committed to your growth. In addition to having my certification both as a life coach and hypnotherapist, I am also certified to deliver the Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster™ workshop created by Peggy Huddleston. To learn more about how I can help you make positive changes in your life, contact me for a free 30-minute consultation. You can also call me at 503-848-3640 or email bela@belacoaching.com.

Join Me in 2021 Writing Workshops

Dear Be Inspired Community,

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be offering fun and magical writing workshops on Zoom.  My goal is to offer a creative release for the tensions we’ve all been feeling this past year through writing and journaling workshops.

My Writing Story

I’ve always loved writing. I’ve kept journals for most of my life. Journal writing has helped me in a multitude of transformational ways: meeting life’s challenges, self-discovery, creativity, inspiration, gratitude, writing gutsy or angry letters that I never sent. In my darkest and most challenging times my journal has often been my trusted best friend where I could cry and pour out my deepest, heartfelt feelings and thoughts when I was too afraid or embarrassed to tell a human friend. In my happiest times my journal was a place where I could release my delight in many ways.  Writing has been my escape, my muse, my self-care, my creativity and my work…and many times my challenge.  But in the end, my comfort and joy.

My professional writing experience began as a newspaper reporter and freelance writer in Los Angeles. I also wrote for a variety of business clients in my public relations business for almost 40 years. Most recently I collaborated and published a book with two other life coaches, Lessons from a Fall, Three Powerful Women and Their Stories of Transformation.

I love to write and I know you will too!

Your Time to Write Workshop

Thursday, Feb. 11, 10 am Pacific Time; $25

Thursday, Feb.18, 1 pm Pacific Time; $25

I hope that you can join me in February for two 75-minute writing workshops that will give you a chance to feel, process and articulate. You can sign up for one or both sessions and use this time for personal journaling, creative projects you’ve been wanting to work on or any other writing you do in your life or work.

I’ll provide the sparks of inspiration and support to get the words flowing for your writing sessions.

Group journaling is magical and powerful.  It will open you up to connect with your inner wisdom and higher self.

What you need:

  • A notebook or journal, a good working pen, a comfortable place to write
  • A refreshing beverage to keep you hydrated
  • Put your inner critic aside, and give yourself permission not to be perfect.

l provide :

  • Unique journal prompts
  • A brief guided meditation
  • A sacred Zoom space

* To register contact me at bela@belacoaching.com. Payments can be made on PayPal, by credit card or check. Just let me know how you’d like to pay. There will be no refunds.

Writing workshops coming soon – Dates to be announced.

  • Journaling for Self-Care
  • Wine and Writing Evening

I’m looking forward to sharing these writing sessions with you. Let me know if you have any questions.

Warm wishes,

Bela Friedman

What Makes Your Heart Sing?

Many people I’ve talked to lately are feeling anxious and depleted.  Anxious and depleted about our country struggling with an ongoing pandemic, a divided country, an economic crisis, violence, social and racial injustice, protests and more. But to be a healthy person it’s important to boost your energy from within, helping life balance and taking care of ourselves, our families as well as our values.

I recently watched an inspiring Ted Talk with Chris Hill, a chef, and the talk was called What Makes Your Heart Sing? He left his profession in marketing because he was looking for more fulfillment in his life. And he loved cooking. But one day after a difficult day at the restaurant, he was frustrated and locked himself in a room and wrote for eight hours. He wrote a long blog about his inspiration of being a chef and what’s important in life and posted it. He eventually had over 100,000 people reading his blog daily and received hundreds of emails. In short, he realized that what makes his heart sing is connecting with others and when people around him are happy. He also talked about his mother who died when he was 14, she fought a five-year battle with Cancer. She was always positive and made a huge impact on his life. Her favorite quote was “Life is 10 percent of what happens to you and 90 per cent of how your respond to it. “He asks, how are you showing up to life, to your family, to your community, to the world?

I’d like to ask you, what makes your heart sing?  

It’s not difficult, but If you have trouble thinking of what makes your heart sing, here is a short exercise the International Coaching Federation suggests that can help:

  • Allow yourself 10 minutes of quiet journaling to write your answers.
  • Don’t analyze, just write.
  • Feel free to add extra things to your list that come up in the days and weeks ahead.

Helpful Hints:

  • To help you, just for a moment, close your eyes and think back to your childhood. What were you doing when you were having most fun?
  • Consider your senses: Sight, hearing, touch/feeling, smell and taste. You could come up with one joy for each.
  • Examples could include watching children or dogs/cats playing, hiking a mountain, cooking, telling someone you love them, fresh sheets on your bed …or something completely different. Whatever it is, it is unique to you.
  • Here are a few questions to consider: What do you notice as you review your list? What common themes, powerful messages or surprises do you see? Why do you think you don’t do these more often?

  • Perhaps you’re already thinking of ways you can bring some of these ideas into your life.

  • Now, write one specific action you will take to bring more joy into your life.

Do you need help with making your heart sing?

If you are experiencing issues with fear, stress, lack of confidence, that pesky inner critic or Covid-19, please reach out to me. I offer free telephone consultations and offering Zoom and phone coaching as well as hypnotherapy sessions.  You don’t have to suffer alone. You can reach me from my website at https://belacoaching.com/contact/ or by phone at 503-848-3640.

Sunday Love Notes Dec 20: Letting Your Light Shine Brightly Within

Dear Beautiful Be Inspired Community,

With Christmas and New Year’s just around the corner, I hope that you are taking time for self-care.  Here is my special love note to you.

    “Let your light shine so brightly within, that others can see their way out of the dark.” – Unknown

Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday and a week filled with health, love, joy, self-care and inspiration.  Have a happy holiday!

Sending love and light,

Bela

Learning To Let My Light Shine

I learned to let my light shine by being true to myself.

But it took so many years to find that light and the truth of my soul.

The light that allowed me to marry someone I loved and who loved me.

I let my light shine by leaving Los Angeles and moving to Oregon with my children and new husband not knowing a soul when I arrived.

Being true to myself by leaving my public relations business after more than 30 years of work that no longer brought me joy.

I let my light shine by following my spiritual journey that led me to discover a new field that I love.

Now my light shines brightly in the work I do to inspire others to shine their lights brightly as well.

My light shines in my adult children and the beautiful bright eyes, laughter and love of my grandchildren.

That light that will be passed on and touch others in ways no one yet knows and will burn brightly for generations to come hopefully in a world of truth, justice and peace.

It took many years, but I had to reach deep into my soul to find my light, my truth.

It was difficult taking off the mask of happiness, the mask that was a lie so many years ago…

But now, years later I’m happy that I did, because life is fulfilling, precious and full.

Being my true self and knowing that I’ve allowed myself to blossom and my spiritual light to shine has helped so many others do the same.

Are you allowing your light to shine?

If you are experiencing issues with fear, stress, lack of confidence, that pesky inner critic or Covid-19, please reach out to me. I offer free telephone consultations and offering Zoom and phone coaching as well as hypnotherapy sessions.  You don’t have to suffer alone. You can reach me from my website at https://belacoaching.com/contact/ or by phone at 503-848-3640.