I am located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada so work with clients in this part of the world. With the support of the web, I have coached clients across Canada and globally from over 10 different countries.
What kind of impact can I expect from working with Cheryl?
Fall mitigation has been my goal for the last 2 years. I haven’t made much progress with it. I do everything that people tell you to do, stay strong. But I still have issues with balance. We have addressed more in these few weeks in the class, than I have working the last couple of years with trainers and the walking process. You have to have balance when you’re moving. It is ok to work on balance when you are standing but that’s not when you fall. That was my goal.
I’ve learned what trips me up. I am learning to make that trip up less catastrophic. About half way through the series I fell while walking outside on some ice. Nothing I could do to keep from going down but I went down so softly. I had a really soft fall from something that could have been a much harder fall. I need to know when that happens, I will go down as lightly as possible.
LEARN TO FALL WELL CLASS
I am working through a medical diagnosis for a chronic condition. I feel uplifted and hopeful after working with Cheryl. She has this way of offering possible paths of relief while accepting my physical reality. Using a wine metaphor, I’d describe Cheryl as “hopeful with an aftertaste of pragmatism”. She respects my need to be in charge of my life and my abilities to handle the situation. Together we explore what might be possible. This is really helpful to me – it is easy to feel powerless, to believe my condition may only get worse. I may have what I have, but I feel like it doesn’t get to have me.
I fell a few times catastrophically after having chemo. Working on my journey to regain the muscle mass and a lot of strength I lost at that time. I had been inches away from disasters a couple of times now. And I take people with me which is worse.
What I was surprised with – the outcome was different than the goal. My goal was to be better balanced. I met my goal – but that became almost secondary. I needed to be more aware of how I was moving. I became more aware of the fact that I need to become more aware. As we age and have co-morbidities and run into trouble, joint pain, medications – it becomes even more important. This has become for me, some me-time, an hour just to focus on learning to slow down and move properly. I didn’t realize how important the me-time was until I started investing in myself. If you’re going to fall, fall well.
Dawn, BN, Participant
LEARN TO FALL WELL CLASS
Cheryl brilliantly fuses practical application with compassionate guidance, intuitive movement with verbal processing. Her sessions are fluid with the perfect amount of structure, offering freedom for the heart, clarity for the mind and affirmation of spirit. If you are looking for "it," but don't even know what that means, Cheryl will help you find your way.
SOMATIC COACHING CLIENT
Cheryl’s session provided us with a nuanced exploration of the ways in which group and individual differences are experienced and conceptualized. With illuminating theory, responsive demonstrations from her aikido training, and active group exercises, this session worked on many levels. I think it will make a real different to how we deliver inclusive service to our community.
Dan, Library Director/Director of Learning Enhancement Projects
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY OF EDMONTON LIBRARY
At each coaching session, Cheryl provided exercises to make me more aware of my actions and responses. Heightened awareness over the course of a week or two, helped me to see the impact of my thinking and my behavior on others and on my life. With this new awareness, I am now in a better position to choose my approach and get the results I am seeking. Cheryl takes great care to develop metaphors for current and future state. I reread this many times over the course of our time together. This helped to keep me clear on desired outcomes and see the progress we had made along the way. I explored coaching because I wondered if my life was way off track and if I was not being true to myself. One of the unintended consequences of life coaching was that I grew to appreciate how many of the career decisions I had made were in integrity. Rather than reinventing myself, I simply had to fine tune a few things. Life coaching helped me to trust my ability to make good decisions.
Christina Misquitta, Union Representative
ALBERTA UNION OF PROVINCIAL EMPLOYEES