CONNECTING TEENS, YOUTH & ADOLESCENTS
In todays modern world, young people are dealing with endless lists of demands.
From studies at school to managing expectations of their teachers; parents and friends; to social skills; succeeding with their hobbies; health; personal development and simply making sense of the world around them.
They need support and guidance through the difficult transition from childhood, to adolescence, to adulthood. Life coaching helps them cancel out the noise and focus on what’s truly important, whilst providing objectivity in a safe space.
Life coaching can be particularly beneficial for teenagers, as adolescence is a time of great change, exploration, and personal development. Here are some of the benefits life coaching can bring to teenagers:
Self-Identity and Confidence: Adolescence is a time where individuals are figuring out who they are. A life coach can help a teenager explore their identity in a safe and nonjudgmental setting. They can encourage the teen to embrace their unique qualities, which in turn can enhance self-esteem and confidence.
Goal Setting and Future Planning: Teenagers are on the verge of adulthood and often face pressure about their future. Life coaching can help them identify personal and academic goals and create a plan to achieve them.
Emotional Intelligence: Life coaching can help teens understand and manage their emotions effectively, improving their relationships and overall emotional wellbeing.
Resilience:Teens often face challenges and setbacks. A life coach can equip them with skills to cope with adversity and bounce back from failures, fostering resilience.
Decision Making: As teenagers begin to make more choices independently, a life coach can help them develop strong decision-making skills. They can learn to assess situations critically and consider the potential consequences before making decisions.
Stress Management:Adolescents often juggle school, extracurricular activities, social life, and family responsibilities, which can be stressful. Life coaches can teach teens stress management techniques to help them maintain balance and avoid burnout.
Time Management and Organization:Life coaches can help teens improve their time management and organizational skills, which are crucial for academic success and preparation for college or the workforce.
Communication Skills:Effective communication is essential for maintaining healthy relationships. Life coaches can help teens articulate their thoughts and feelings clearly, listen effectively, and resolve conflicts in a constructive way.
Personal Responsibility and Accountability:Life coaching can help teens understand the importance of taking responsibility for their actions and being accountable. This can foster maturity and independence.
Health and Lifestyle: Life coaches can guide teens towards a healthy lifestyle. This might involve discussion about nutrition, physical activity, and mental health, along with strategies to foster good habits.
Growth Mindset Development: Coaches can encourage teens to adopt a growth mindset, where challenges are viewed as opportunities for learning and growth, rather than insurmountable obstacles.
These benefits can contribute to a teenager’s overall personal growth, preparing them to navigate adulthood with confidence and resilience.
Helping your teenager cope with anxiety
Anxiety in teenagers has become an increasingly prevalent and concerning issue in recent years. Adolescence is a period marked by numerous physical, emotional, and social changes, making it a ripe breeding ground for anxiety. The pressures of academic success, peer relationships, and the looming uncertainty of the future can all contribute to a heightened sense of unease.
Life coaching for teenagers with anxiety offers a transformative journey towards improved mental well-being and personal growth. Through this process, adolescents can gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their anxieties, developing essential skills to navigate the complexities of life.
Life coaching with Shruti provides a safe and supportive space for teens to express their fears and concerns, enabling them to gradually confront and conquer their anxiety.
This coaching fosters greater self-esteem, emotional resilience, and effective stress management, empowering young individuals to make confident decisions and build healthier relationships. Ultimately, life coaching equips teenagers with the tools they need to not only cope with anxiety but also flourish in their personal and academic lives.
What People Are Saying
Shruti has been a blessing for us…we started with her coaching our eldest son as we thought he was holding in a lot of things and being our first born…there were so many things I thought I hadn’t done right like be really hard on him and expecting a lot…after just a few sessions…OMG we have had a total transformation in him…he is more confident , independent and believes on himself. Our relationship is so much better and he is really empathetic. He has excelled at school and I feel it’s her coaching that has opened different channels in him! After seeing the change in him…I started sessions with Shruti…I saw a huge shift but due to my own inhibitions…I went back to my old ways…but Shruti has been there throughout for me…and am looking forward to starting my journey again with a bang….Shruti has been amazing and super with both my kids and myself and the best thing is …she is always available with the best advise ….a thank you is not enough!
In 2018 my son started getting panic attacks. Being far away in a foreign country, it was very worrying for my husband & I. After many consultations with his university psychologists, he was still not getting anywhere. When he visited Kenya for his holidays, we consulted Shruti. She explained to us parents that our son was experiencing what a lot of youth experience these days due to the stress of fast life, pressure and quality of life. She clarified this situation for us very simply and as parents our worries dissolved. She gave our son a few face to face coaching sessions whilst he was in Kenya and after that once he went back to university online coaching via Zoom. Our son’s panic attacks decreased, he learnt how to deal with his situation in a calm and controlled manner, and he was able to finish his year and degree with flying colours! He is also able to talk about his issues openly without feeling guilty and without the social stigma of “mental health issues.” We are so grateful that we connected with Shruti at the right time and before it was too late. We as parents appreciate her immense support to us over the phone and face to face as well.