Lenson Life Coaching, LLC
A Note From Eileen...
I have a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work, and prior to becoming a Board Certified Coach, was a psychotherapist for over 20 years.
I enjoyed working in hospitals and my private practice. I presented articles at national and international conferences. I authored my first book, Succeeding in Private Practice: A Business Guide for Psychotherapists, wrote a chapter in the book Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society, taught ethics in a medical school, and was a columnist for numerous newspapers in Arizona, Texas, California and most recently, Tasmania.
But as happens in life, experiences can gently guide us in different directions. I noticed that occasionally, former clients would return when a challenging issue arose in their lives. They didn’t come with dire mental health issues. Instead, these clients were focused on personal development and overcoming obstacles.
These clients were the catalyst for my transition into becoming a life and business coach.Together, my clients and I identify their needs and goals and develop a plan of action. My sessions are supportive yet structured, and my clients know I am committed to hearing their concerns and helping them accomplish their goals in a shorter period of time than they would be able to on their own.
Inspired by my clients, I wrote my second book, Overcoming Adversity: Conquering Life’s Challenges. I speak on adversity related topics at local and national professional NASW conferences, television, podcasts and to the general public on international cruise ships and a wide variety of communities.
Finding Resilience in Adversity
No one goes looking for adversity, but it happens. In fact, the prospect of experiencing adversity at some point in our lifetime is 100 percent.
What isn’t as certain is the likelihood that we will know how to cope successfully with the painful event. Failure to respond well to adversity can result inincreased social isolation, decreased physical health, poor emotional wellbeing and in some cases, even premature death.
It needn’t be that way. There is an order for overcoming adversity.Overcoming Your Adversity: Conquering Life’s Challenges takes the mystery out of what is required to successfully survive violent or emotionally unbearable losses. It is a motivational, ‘can-do’ resource, from which any adult can benefit, regardless of socioeconomic status, culture, or religion.
Readers will learn how their biology, psychology, and physical health influence their thoughts, feelings and behavior.Learning the value of incorporating forgiveness, courage, perspective, perseverance and hope can help readers change unhelpful emotions and behavior and discover new problem-solving insights.
Often, despite knowing what we ought to do, think and feel, we instead slide back into familiar – if unproductive – coping styles. Support is the secret sauce that helps prevent that slide and instead grow emotionally, develop insights and make positive changes. Detailed explanations about the importance of the three often-overlooked areas of support; the Self, Society and Spirituality are provided.
Suggested exercises at the conclusion of each chapter allow readers to practice and anchor their new skills, increasing resilience in current as well as future emotionally challenging situations.