Mindfulness Movement & Mental Health Coaching
Welcome to Lakota Moon Mindfulness Movement and Mental Health Coaching; my goal is to support and facilitate your growth in achieving specific, personal, and/or professional goals by providing counseling and training. The work is transformational and intentional; if you are ready, TRULY ready to live your best life, let's begin...
ABOUT LAKOTA SUMMER
I am a mother, daughter, sister, partner who has gone through various experiences that have dramatically shaped my worldview. Just as with a number of you, there was a point that I felt lost and could not see the light at the end of the tunnel. Intense wellness coaching and a strong foundation of therapeutic support helped me reach a place of peace, perspective, and healing; it is through that experience, I became inspired to become a life and mental health coach.
LAKOTA MOON LIFE COACHING & MINDFULNESS MOVEMENT
I do not take this work and role lightly; I am a certified Mental Health Coach through Light University and Life Coach through the Life Coach Training Institute. In addition, I am an educator and clinician-masters degree level (social-emotional learning), certified in Mental Health First Aid, Peer Advocacy, and Clinical Trauma (CCTP). An aspect of my practice is Falun Dafa, an ancient spiritual Asian discipline that lays emphasis on truthfulness, compassion, and forbearance in order to attain a state of selflessness, insight, and awareness. Lastly, and with over 40 years of experience as a dancer, I have expanded my practice to include mindfulness movement-where clients can express themselves through free movement absent of confine, connective of body, mind- deconstructing physical sensations that are barriers limiting your whole self.
In addition to the one-on-one coaching, I have led mindfulness, dance, and movement workshops, facilitated support groups that address trauma, resiliency, postpartum, and self-perception adjustment; other coaching and workshops cover grief, educational, and career counseling. I have organized various youth-based workshops that center on healthy relationships, self-esteem, and teen empowerment.
When you work with me, understand that this is a partnership. My coaching/therapeutic approach incorporates various exercises from interactive journaling to free-form body movement and mindfulness activities. What we do is soul work: digging into the "whys" and "hows" of the barrier then taking the steps needed to get you to a place of renewed hope and revitalized spirit.
I strive to become an instrument that clients can utilize to cultivate a fresh perspective on the various situations they face. I do this by establishing partnerships and challenging clients to recognize and build their strengths, explore their reality and find practical ways to initiate change in order to move forward.
My company aims to empower our clients and help them discover their purpose in life. With these in mind, I seek to unleash their inner power and drive them to pursue their goals and fulfill their lifelong aspirations.
WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH COACHING?
At the heart of my practice is Mental Health Coaching; deeply rooted in the five social-emotional competencies: Self-awareness, social awareness, relationship skills, responsible decision making, and self-management- Our work will focus on these elements,
My method of mental health coaching is a support system for people with mental health difficulties that are impeding their social-emotional health.
Coaching for mental health utilizes varied cognitive and behavioral techniques. Together we will work towards emotional well-being and better mental health.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MENTAL HEALTH COACH VS. THERAPY
It is easy to confuse a mental health coach with a therapist; however, mental health coaching differs greatly from therapy.
A mental health coach works on your current reality (though we may talk about what led to your current situation). Based on this, the client and mental health coach together will design a plan that will cultivate and foster positive mental health.
Therapy and counseling often focus on your past to deal with your current problems and issues; A mental health coach touches upon past history. In mental health coaching, the focus is on the present status and the future.
Mental health coaching can work alongside therapy; make no mistake, mental health is a serious undertaking; all forms of support systems are important.
Let's Make This Happen!
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