Frequently Asked Questions
How can Life Coaching help me?
Lauralyn blends evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Coaching (CBC) and Yoga Therapy with her keen intuition to help gain greater understanding of yourself, your relationships, your interactions and how to create positive change.
Is Phone, FaceTime or Skype As Effective As In-Person Sessions?
Yes. Connections are made through emotions and the human spirit, there is no need to be physically present to gain the benefits of Life Coaching. Thanks to technology, we can connect wherever you are in the world. The convenience of working by email, phone or Skype is less stressful – no need to deal with travel, and more time to process what you’re learning and work on your healing and goals. Plus, you can continue your self-development while on vacation or traveling for work! I have clients in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Michigan, Virginia, Massachusetts, Texas, Germany, England and elsewhere around the world!
How do I prepare for my phone session?
- Pay BEFORE your session otherwise your appointment will be automatically cancelled
- Call Exactly On Time
- Sit down in a quiet place a few minutes before your call and be prepared with questions and to take notes or record your session
- Come to the call with the intention of being an active participant in your session
- Email photos of yourself and loved ones as this can quicken the intuitive connection
- To make the most of your time, stay focused on your priorities for the day
Email Coaching: How Does It Work?
Email me your questions, whatever you’re concerned about, along with photos relevant to your questions. Email sessions aren’t just a few sentences, I share detailed insights, usually in one or more paragraphs replying to each of your questions. I will also ask you questions to get you thinking more deeply about it and from different perspectives and often offer recommendations to get you moving in the direction you want to go.
I recommend at least one in-person or phone/Skype session to get to know one another, understand the big picture of what you’re wanting to create before scheduling your email session, though I do not require it.
Why do you start your sessions with a meditation?
It’s difficult to process information when feeling anxious, distracted or excited. Meditation lowers stress hormones, helping you feel more relaxed, present and focused. Clearing the mind helps open up the channels of inspiration and fresh perspectives. Practicing relaxation exercises regularly helps train your body to be calmer and more resilient to stress, and in this calm state you can get more in touch with your gut feelings. Download Chakra Healing with Archangels and listen daily.
How do you use intuition as a Life Coach?
I’ve been intuitive since I was a child. My family says I was having visions of angels and Jesus when I was four years old. As an empath, I was a highly sensitive and tuned in child, grasping understanding of adult situations before some of the adults in my life did. As I got older, friends would ask me how I picked up on things that no one else knew. One friend, who was studying psychology at the time, suggested I pursue the same degree because I “read” people so well! I did complete a year of psychology at college but I realized fairly quickly that the way I “read” people was not always aligned with the confines of a textbook. I discovered I could help people more as a Cognitive Behavioral Coach instead of a psychotherapist. Unlike psychotherapy that is focused on diagnoses and medical treatment, coaching allows my intuitive impressions to flow, while also employing helpful strategies to gain deeper understanding of situations and work toward goals.
I’ve had many mystical experiences in my life that have deepened my faith and that I am very grateful for. It is a blessing to share this healing ability with you. I view this work as beautifully sacred.
The way I receive information is varied. I am clairvoyant so I see messages a lot, like a movie in my mind. I also hear, feel and sometimes even smell messages that come through. I translate the best I can the sensations I’m feeling, and welcome you to tune in, too.
Is your spiritual coaching non-denominational?
I work with all faiths and beliefs. God, “higher power” and “the universe” are interchangeable to me. So is Reiki and Holy Spirit. The spiritual aspect of my practice is non-denominational, I respect whatever you believe. Beliefs are very personal. Personally, I am a spiritual Catholic. I have a deep spiritual connection with Jesus, Mother Mary, the saints and Angels. I am inspired by the healing guidance in the New Testament. Dogma doesn’t resonate with me, the true spirit of the teacher’s mission is what vibes with me. Jesus was an unconventional Rabbi, a spiritual teacher with a mission to help people feel loved and healed. I’ve had several profound experiences with this peace making teacher. I vibe with Jesus. I have also been inspired reading Buddha’s philosophy, learning about Kabbalah, attending Shabbat and Jewish holiday dinners with Jewish friends, and by the philosophy and story of Arjuna in Hinduism. I have studied different religions and the foundation of teachings are the same: love, peace and goodness. That’s what I believe in.
Clients who are fellow Catholics sometimes express concern over the Church’s acceptance of our work together. I’m happy to share that I’ve had several priests give me their blessing for what they refer to as my healing ministry. I have personally given hands-on healing and intuitive spiritual counsel to priests who have given me empowering spiritual healing books, beautiful Bibles and even cash donations in return! I have been asked to work for the church, which I plan to do as a volunteer in the future. Instead of being told what I was doing was wrong, I’ve been encouraged to thank God for my healing gifts (I always do!).
The Catholic faith is highly influenced by visions of intuitive nuns and priests, and has a long history of intuitive spiritual healers (many were persecuted back in the day, and many have become integral to the religion such as devotion to The Sacred Heart, the physical sign of Jesus’ divine love for humanity. The physical heart wrapped in a thorn crown and topped with flames was a vision that several nuns, as far back as the Middle Ages, say was shown to them by Jesus in a psychic vision). There are many, many intuitive spiritual healing stories you can read about in the lives of saints like St. Francis, St. Thomas Aquinas, Julian of Norwich, and Teresa of Avila, and more modern-day healers like Padre Pio. You can also learn more about this mystical side of our faith attending a Charismatic Healing Mass. Catholic Charismatic practitioners provide healing services including intuitive messages and prophesy, hands-on healing, faith healing, and the use of healing prayers and holy water.
I really want the help but I can’t afford your fees right now. What can I do?
In a case-by-case basis, I will consider working something out with those dedicated individuals who who are passionate about positive change and personal growth, but have been financially impacted by unemployment, illness, single motherhood, or are young students, etc. You can get instant support listening to my podcast (and download them for free), downloading my affordable music and meditations and watching my videos (also free). I also recommend joining the mailing list, I share promotions exclusively to subscribers during the year.