Emotional Mastery through private coaching
Raising a child with high functioning autism into adulthood comes with numerous challenges. Many situations are complicated by our own emotions and how we handle them. Having been through a range of emotions from grief to frustration, powerlessness, exhaustion and elation, I have seen first hand how my energy can impact a situation in both good and bad ways. As a young mom, I really could have benefited from a coach who understood the inner workings of the parent. My hope for you is that I can assist you in understanding your ego, your strengths, your innate power as a parent to model for and lead your child through their complex emotions. Emotional mastery is a skill set that will serve you for a life time. This on-going process is empowering and can change your perspective and in effect, empower your child as well.
Some guidance you can expect in your coaching:
How to avoid drama
Understanding the ego
Keeping calm in IEP meetings
Building self esteem
Training the extended family to support you
Surviving social media
Putting systems in place for a healthy and safe home
Each 1 hour consultation will focus on your personal needs as we collaborate to find solutions and tools for your success.
About Rebecca Jeffreys
My name is Rebecca Jeffreys and I am a mother of a young man who is the inspiration for Sprouting Healthy Families. His life has not been easy. He showed signs of autism early on but didn't get an official diagnosis until he was 20. We spent years struggling with the usual symptoms such as anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, food allergies and more. Since we were not involved with a school program until grade 7, we were free to try therapies such as therapeutic horseback riding, occupational therapy, neurofeedback, and medication. However, as I focused on his overall health, I forgot to care for my own my emotional health. As with most parents, we put all of our energy into our children and forget ourselves along the way. Upon reflection, I can see how finding support for my emotional health would have been a benefit for everyone one in the household. I'm pretty sure my lack of emotional mastery often escalated situations with my son's specialists, making me the combative and unfriendly mom. Talk about Mama Bear! Now, I'm older and wiser and able to focus on others after working on my own weak spots. I continue to grow as my son grows, and I think the biggest lessons are the ones I learned from him!
In addition to being a mom to this amazing man, I hold a degree in music education, and have taught for over 35 years. Recently, I was a guest on the radio shows "Inspiring Hope" with host, Lois Herman and "Community Connections" with host, Mike Apfelberg in which we discussed parenting, and a podcast guest on "In the Family Way" and "Open Hearts Unite." Rebecca is a contributing writer for AutismontheMighty.com and CentralMassMom.com. Recently I had a chat with Marci Melzer of Waves of Communications about my goals for my clients.
So are you ready to take time for yourself? Along the way we'll discuss how to make your home a beautiful, peaceful and nurturing environment for all.
Contact me for a free 30 minute consult to see if this is right for you!
"As a coach working with her child, I am continuously in awe of Rebecca's parenting. She and her husband maintain a loving, supportive home for their young adult son. Rebecca balances understanding with loving guidance as she holds space for her son to learn and grow. She truly understands that parenting a young adult on the spectrum is a daily dance of learning more about herself while learning about her son. She meets him where he is in each moment and is dedicated to setting him up for success. To be present with such love and compassion, a person must also manage their own emotional well-being and find a balance of work/play, family/personal time in their lives. Rebecca is adept at finding this balance and I am certain that she can help others find greater joy in the parenting journey." Susan Cowan Morse www.susancowanmorse.com