Personal Life Guide
A life guide is the similar in many ways to a “life coach” in that they partner with clients as they work toward a more ideal version of their life. The main difference is, here at the Living Adventurer, our guides have had not just extensive theoretical training and have been certified as “Life Coaches”, but also have vast amounts of life experience, traveling the world and exposing themselves to the realities of life that most never experience.
Our guides know life’s challenges all too well and have applied their learned skills to their own lives, thus experiencing the direct and indirect outcomes of the tools and techniques they have developed. Most seeking guidance in life want assurances that the guide they choose has the knowledge and the experience that will get you through the jungle of life. If knowledge is the key, experience is the door!
As guides, our main purpose is to understand you and where you want to go. More importantly, what is stopping you from getting there. Together, we plan a route that will lead you to accomplish the goals you want to achieve. More than that, along the way, we navigate the adversities we face, tearing them apart with sound tools and skills.
We don’t just apply the skills to situations. We teach you how to recognize these adversities well in advance. Building your self-confidence and courage along the way. It’s a step-by-step process, paced at your level of comfort, but also with our encouragement to keep going.
In the end, you will become stronger and more resilient, create and maintain healthier relationships, and set healthy boundaries without feeling guilty in doing so. You will improve your communication skills and be able to guide others in their communication with you. You will become more mentally aware and feel more relaxed, abandoning the anxiety and stress life tends to throw our way. You will learn the value of kindness, caring, compassion and empathy, for they are extremely rare gifts to process.
Guides can lead you to a better life, a happier life, and a life where challenges and adversities will be a walk in the park!
A life guide is similar in many ways to a therapist in that they can offer similar services, however the two professions are distinct in important ways.
A life guide is going to be forward thinking, working with you to move toward specific goals. Guides use focus on your thoughts and emotions in relationships to achieve your goals.
A therapist may help you look forward, though their focus is more digging into your past and assessing your experiences through a mental health lens. Therapists are licensed mental health professionals who are qualified to diagnose and treat mental health conditions, including depression and anxiety disorders.
Many believe they need therapy. Defined as a treatment to “relieve” or heal a disorder. A disorder is an illness that disrupts normal physical or mental function.
Confusion is the lack of understanding, or uncertainty. It is not a disorder. Many today are confused. Life is very complex and navigating through it can be extremely challenging, especially in today’s world.
Most Guide/Coaches will understand the difference between a mental health disorder and mental confusion. As such, they can, and will, recommend those that need therapy over guidance.
The bottom line is if you feel you are mentally ill, you need to see a therapist. If you feel you are mentally confused, you need a guide.
As guides, we want the best for you. Ultimately, your success is our success.
Some chose to start with a guide and together decide whether seeing a therapist is in your best interest.
Some go straight to therapy, and then to a guide. As mentioned, the therapist tends to focus on past traumas and mental health disorders. Once they are managed, then a guide can often take over and assist that individual in reaching their goals in the present and the future.
Both guides and therapist, who have your well being in mind, will be honest with you and tell you which path to take. Occasionally, it only takes a few discussions to make that assisted decision.
Many times, people setting on life’s journey believe they have a destination, some do not. Life has it’s own way of diverting even the stoutest of heart off their path and often completely re-directs them to another.
Your journey is unique, like no other on this planet. This is why you are seeking aa guide, for its not that you may have lost your way, more that the road you are on is extremely challenging and you could use some guidance, even if it is for a while.
Someone who not only understands this road but can teach you skills to navigate it on your own if you needed.
Our first session is free, it’s a session that allows you to discover if the guide and you connect, for that is extremely important. In that session, your guide will seek to understand what it is you are seeking, if unsure, your guide may be able to offer some assistance during that session.
That free session is up to an hour, after which, you can decide if the guide and their experience and skills are a good fit.
When make that choice, and we feel confident you will, here are the areas we will focus on with your while your journey with us continues:
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Our Guiding is a rewarding and positive step into improving your outlook on life. As such, we do our very best in making our services affordable. In our guiding process, we only book a maximum of two clients per day. One in the morning, and the other in the afternoon.
Morning sessions start when you want up until noon, while afternoon sessions start between 1:00pm and 8:00pm PST. This way, we are not rushed or pushed to end a session if you, the client, are benefiting. Even with this, our rates are kept to the value of our service: