"Laughter is the most inexpensive and most effective wonder drug.” --Bertrand Russell
A good laugh changes everything!
How does Laughter work in counseling and coaching?
I am often asked how laughter works within the sometimes serious and emotionally sensitive world of counseling. My answer is - easily and very well when we are able to laugh at the problem in the moment, or later as you get a different, clearer perspective of what used to be an insurmountable problem, we end up laughing at it together.
So much of therapy is letting go of old beliefs and being willing to embrace new ones. In working with people over the last thirty years, I’ve noticed that laughter occurs naturally both as a release and as a signal that a release has occurred.
Laughter in counseling/coaching:
- Releases built up stress, anxiety and depression
- Brings objectivity and insight and most importantly a fresh perspective
- Changes your relationship with yourself
- Allows you to let go of old limiting beliefs so you can refocus and move forward toward the future you want
A place to receive one-on-one attention from a Licensed Mental Health Professional who will take a personalized approach to improving your emotional well-being.
A safe, therapeutic environment where you will be assisted in confronting the obstacles and difficulties that have kept you from reaching your full potential.
You will experience inner-peace, balance, and wholeness through the resolution of your own inner conflicts.
A safe environment for you to work through and discuss sensitive issues such as: emotional and sexual intimacy, destructive communication patterns, unrealistic expectations, problems with relatives, jealousy, loss of love, anger and resentment, infidelity, or financial stress.
Learn to listen in ways that enhance your bond, resolve conflict, overcome your anger and guilt, heal and forgive, build a stronger self-esteem, identify and meet each other's needs, and strengthen your intimate connection.
Learn how to communicate more effectively by developing empathic, active listening skills that help you resolve conflict in a way that meets the needs of both you and your partner.
Gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your partner and rekindle your communication, connection, and commitment to one another.
NOTE: Many insurance companies will reimburse a portion of the cost for mental health counseling with a Licensed Counselor. Payment in full is always due at each session (cash or check), or you may pay in advance using your credit card by clicking here.
"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea." -- Antoine de Saint-Exuphry
Create Passionate Teams That Win
Susan's goal is to help people experience more success, more fun, and more fulfillment in the workplace and at home:
Create teams that love what they do.
Make work so fun, so engaging, it feels like play.
Encourage people to more passionately pursue their chosen path.
Experience Leadership that Inspires
Susan teaches Inspirational Leadership skills to help Executives, Managers, and Entrepreneurs develop their own unique ability to inspire and motivate, and thus create Collaborative Relationships within and between their teams.
Engage and motivate their teams, inspire creativity, dedication and make members drive for a higher vision of themselves.
Communicate more effectively by recognizing how people listen, and then presenting the information in a format they can hear.
understand their team members.
Create powerful, creative, energized groups of people.
Know how to make competition useful instead of adversarial.
Can sustain heated exchanges as well as enjoy laugh-out-loud business meetings.
Are challenged by "impossible" tasks.
Strive to meet customer needs by being "ambassadors" of the customer to the company.
Create alliances and power partnerships with other teams and departments.
Easily bridge cross-cultural communication with team members and departments.
Contact Susan Parker to find out more about how she can help you master your performance goals.