I specialize in helping performing artists such as comedians, musicians and actors overcome their insecurities so that they can shine in the spotlight and help make the world a more joyful place.
As a musical comedian, I recognize that putting a creative work out into the world can bring up a lot of deep seated childhood issues. Getting up on stage and performing can be a nerve-racking experience at the best of times, and will expose any childhood trauma that we haven't already dealt with. I know, because that's what happened to me.
The good news as that as a coach/therapist I can help you overcome performance anxiety in the present by expressing and releasing the unconscious emotions attached to painful events from the past, so you can create a happier future... and I make the process fun!
The strategies I learned in my family of origin for dealing with emotions led me to suppress, repress and internalise my feelings, growing up deeply ashamed of how I really felt inside. As a consequence, I spent years pretending to be a happy smiling person so that people would like him, while burning with rage and fear inside.
What followed was a spectacular burn out as a computer engineer, together with the devastating experience of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
So I dedicating many years to therapy and emotional healing courses to unlock my true self. As a Life Coach / Therapist I now use that experience to fast-track the process for my clients.
The philosophy behind my therapeutic approach is that emotionally overwhelming events from the past leave a residue of emotionally charged memories in our brains and central nervous system. This leads to mental restlessness, feelings of anxiety, and physical tension in our bodies.
Most of my clients are highly sensitive people who grew up in environments that didn't validate their sensitivity nor their emotions. I specialise in working with clients in emotional distress, helping them to deal with overwhelming feelings of shame, anxiety, anger, sadness, grief and rage.
Painful feelings from past events that we haven't healed can get triggered by present day events, leaving us feeling overwhelmed and powerless to act on what is important to us.
Being deeply empathic, I am able to connect to feelings that you may not even be consciously aware of, to bring them to the surface and release them.
Liberating the buried feelings by expressing them in the presence of a conscious witness defeats shame, leaves us feeling less stressed and more alive, and frees us to create a better future.
The result is so powerful, it feels like magic.
My clients often feel a tremendous release of anxiety even after their first session because they have finally found a safe place to be themselves. Here's what some of them say:
I am grateful to Graham for who he is: His kindness, his ability to listen and his understanding what I am saying and his profound empathy. I feel safe talking to him. He gets me.
Graham has helped me be aware of how the past influences the present and given me tools to overcome the limitations & beliefs of the past.
I am very grateful for Graham validating my feelings as I have struggled for long time with low esteem. He gave me permission to express my feelings that have long been suppressed. Fifty years of hurt doesn't come undone quickly. I have confidence in Graham that he has the patience & knowledge to help be more positive about my future. Thank you.
Coaching is a journey we take together, where you learn to listen to and develop your own intuition on the path to enlightenment.
Each coaching session via Skype lasts for 1 hour and costs A$130 Australian dollars, paid in advance via PayPal.
If you're feeling anxious, depressed or restless and you don't know why, or if you're aware that pain from your past is stopping you being happy in the present and creating the future that you really want, contact me to talk at no cost via Skype to see if I'm the right person to help you.