I'm already fascinated to see what 2019 brings us. I predict an even greater surge in people looking for answers along with an increase in life coaches to provide them. And that's all good, as long as the quality of support stays high and is provided by people who have faced the abyss and actually come out the other side. I am repeatedly concerned by the amount of therapists and coaches I see that may find solace in trying to help others, but have been unable to yet solve their own issues...
I started in Hypnotherapy before it became popular and I became an advanced therapist through the Oxford School. In time it became fashionable but when the wave passed it filtered out the serious amongst us and thus it was a positive. I realised over time that my approach to therapy was commonly grounded in a form of Psychological Coaching (as a lot of my past experience had been in leadership and personal coaching/support). Now as Life Coaching becomes a fashionable career we shall again be weighed and measured in the aftermath.
These spikes in different therapies and coaching approaches will continue, and there are many more than the two I have mentioned here. But as this cycle rolls on, where does the next step truly lie? What is the next level in finding and maintaining happiness? Why are so many people still suffering in a western world where we have so much of everything and much more? There is a clue in the question.
If we consider then that the answer is not in seeking more material gain or status, yet nor is it accepting the current status quo, then what is it?
To Be Continued...