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  • Press Release Ukraine
    24/07/2022 - Seann Farrell 0 Comments
    Press Release Ukraine

    Irishman helps Ukranian refugees flee war

    Irish Daily Star
    29 Mar 2022
    ■■Jeff FARRELL
    QUEUING: At the Moldovan border,

    An Irish man shrugged off his Parkinson’s Disease symptoms and travelled to Ukraine in March 2022 to help refugees cross into Poland.


    Seann Farrell (73) diagnosed  with Parikinson's disease which makes it difficult for him to walk without discomfort, as well as giving him balance and tremor issues.

    But he ignored those ailments and a heart condition to help women and children in Ukraine take the final step to safety in the West.


    And also his mission was also an opportunity to “encourage older people” to overcome their illnesses and not give up on life.

     

    It comes ahead of World Parkinson’s Day on April 11, which aims to raise awareness about the disease.

     

    Mr Farrell said he was driven to help those fleeing Ukraine after seeing the “terrible scenes” on the TV news of Russian bomb attacks on its neighbour.

    The horror has pushed more than three million people to flee their nation.

    Terror

     

    Mr Farrell, a life coach trainer and therapist with experience as a therapist  in post-trauma therapy, vowed to support the refugees.

     

    The father of two and a grandfather of three said: “The terrible scenes on the news, the horror, houses destroyed, children killed. “I wanted to help.”

     

     

     It comes ahead of World Parkinson’s Day on April 11, which aims to raise awareness about the disease.

     

    Mr Farrell said he was driven to help those fleeing Ukraine after seeing the “terrible scenes” on the TV news of Russian bomb attacks on its neighbour.

    The horror has pushed more than three million people to flee their nation.

    Terror

     

    Mr Farrell, a life coach trainer and therapist with a background in post-trauma therapy, photo by S Farrell March 2022,    vowed to support the refugees

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    The father of two and a grandfather of three said: “The terrible scenes on the news, the horror, houses destroyed, children killed. “I wanted to help.”

     

    The Dubliner travelled to Krakow airport then took a 3.5 hours bus journey to the Polish town of Medyka, which frontiers Ukraine.

     

    He witnessed hundreds of refugees fleeing horror in cities.

     

    Mr Farrell crossed over the border into Ukraine and walked back to Poland with the Ukrainians.

     

    He said: “Many people spoke English– they found it helpful to share their experiences with me, and with my background as a therapist and trauma resolution, I felt it helped.

     

    “They spoke about the bombing. One said the air raid sirens were more terrifying than the bombs.

     

    “I carried children, pet dogs, luggage bags and I guided many people to the medical tent.


     “There was a few tears but most were happy to get away from the terror and get onto a bus which brought them initially to Przemysl in south east Poland and then onto to their various destinations by train and bus.”

     

    Mr Farrell said that it was a solo trip for him, organised in full by himself completely as an independent aid worker outside any of the aid agencies, it was a journey into the unknown at that time, but he is immensely happy he did it and he quoted as he called it the “Truism, that actions speak louder than words”.

     

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    Seann Farrell in Przemysl near Ukraine Border

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    Seann is the founder of Mindstream Life Coach Training.

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  • holistic personal development
    31/05/2022 0 Comments
    Pillars Of Holistic Personal Development (Information For A Prospective Life Coach)

    Holistic personal development can be a lifelong practice that helps you create more happiness and fulfillment in your life. Breaking down the different pillars of holistic personal development can help us further understand what truly makes up our well-being.

    A good life coach will understand and help you develop each of these pillars. Let’s dive into why each pillar is important to the coaches we train at Mindstream.

    The Physical
    There is no shortage of evidence to suggest that our physical and mental health are deeply connected. Many people have found that, with the development of physical health, every other area of their life improves as well.

    Many people find that developing their physical health is an easy way to start tapping into their intuition. By learning to listen to your body and its needs through nutrition and exercise, your other needs (the other pillars) become easier to recognize.

    Improving our physical selves and optimizing our bodies is perhaps the most tangible way to see personal growth in our lives.


    The Spiritual
    There is an innate human need to be connected with a higher power. For some people this is God, the universe, or just a series of universal truths that serve as an anchor for this aspect of our humanity.

    Developing this connection has been shown to correlate with other facets of health; be it physical, mental, or otherwise. Strong spiritual health has also been shown to reduce addictive or suicidal behaviors.

    Spirituality differs widely between individuals, so there isn’t a concrete way to develop it. Many people find that their spirituality is strengthened through internal development (self-improvement exercises and introspection) and external development (like religion, study, or social relationships with others.)

    The Mental
    Mental health and development is, of course, an integral part of personal development. Oftentimes, this means cultivating self-awareness of one's own thought patterns and mental state.

    Your mental state is perhaps one of the most difficult, but rewarding parts of personal development. Mindfulness is a popular term that encompasses the purposeful way our thoughts are handled. It involves an awareness of your thoughts, surroundings, and the intention behind your actions.

    Optimizing your mental well-being is often most effective when done with a coach. As a prospective coach, you’ll want to develop a thorough understanding of how the mind works to help improve thought patterns for overall health.


    The Emotional
    Emotional health and development may sound self-explanatory, but is worth thoroughly diving into. Emotional development, often associated with emotional intelligence, is the ability to understand and regulate your own emotions while understanding the emotional state of others.

    Being able to name and recognize your own emotions is an essential part of emotional personal development. Believe it or not, many adults still need to develop emotional intelligence skills such as honesty, treatment of anxiety, asking for help, defining personal values, or being proactive.

    Emotional health is a part of holistic personal development because of the impact emotions can have on our overall well-being. In essence, emotions can drive every action we take, so it’s important to acknowledge their full weight in our personal development.

    Potential life coaches should have an interest and understanding in each of the four pillars of holistic personal development. This practice takes into consideration that every aspect of ourselves plays a part in our development.

    When every pillar is acknowledged and developed, it leads to more fulfillment and happiness in our lives.

    You can request more information about training as a coach by reaching out here.

     

    Sources


    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/the-benefits-of-physical-fitness-for-personal-development/


    https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/


    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/fixing-families/201705/8-essential-emotional-skills-every-adult

     

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  • Life Coaching Session
    16/02/2022 - Paul McManus, B.A. Chinese & International Business 0 Comments
    The Benefits of Becoming a Life Coach.

    The Benefits of Becoming a Life Coach

    Life coach Certification

    Online Life Coach Training.

    We are entering a new era of reflection and contemplation brought on by the recent pandemic. People from all walks of life, are asking themselves “Is this it? Is this all I am?” These questions and many more are echoing in the halls and chambers of their minds. Many are realising that that the way things used to be, were not fulfilling, and a realisation that they are unhappy at the way things are currently panning out. Those Seeking a change in life direction, has grown exponentially – a bit like the pandemic itself – that change can be a major life-changing one such ah as re-training for a new career, questioning personal relationships to simply joining a gym to  improve one’s feeling of wellbeing.  Seeking personal growth and development are also a big part of the change. The world of life coaching has been at the forefront for several decades now at assisting clients achieving these goals.

    You, or you may know people who are feeling a little bit lost, overwhelmed, they are seemingly wandering around not sure what to do. You will see this at the office or even at the bus stop. Now more than ever, people are looking for someone to help them develop new and exciting ways to fulfil their sense of purpose. Lifestyle changes are occurring all around the world, and a new awakening is in motion.  We have come out of the pandemic, the lockdowns have all but ceased - it is a time of change. Life coaching has been the adjunct that many have used to deal with these powerful issues.

    Life coaches are the enablers of purpose and change. They empower people to find their infinite possibilities. The gift of being able to walk part of the way with someone as they start their journey to new horizons is one of the most precious gifts you can receive

    What makes a great coach? Do you feel empathy for others? Do you want people to succeed at manifesting life-goals, are you a great listener, capable of asking powerful questions? Can you empower and transform those around you? If the answer is “no” to any of the questions, don’t worry, these skills can be learned.

    Choosing a training company can be likened to a journey through a maze with so many training providers advertising their services online. Probably the most important consideration is to choose one that has international accreditation. Next check the reviews, is the full name of the reviewer used or just the persons initials. If a course is good enough to comment on it, why would one not use their full name. I always suspect that sales companies invent them. And of course, the biggest influence on a training course is the skill of the trainers – check this on the provider’s website.

    After considerable research I chose an accredited Life coach training courses that provided me the skills to deliver a professional coaching session, and during the journey, I experience considerable self-growth and personal development. Self-awareness and self-confidence were part of the curriculum. So it wasn’t just a course in coaching, it was an experience in growth.

    Paul McManus, Bachelor's Degree in Chinese and International Business. Diploma Life Coaching from Mindstream Life Coach Training.
    Life Coach Training Provider:       Mindstream Life Coach Training,

    Website                                             https://mindstream.ie

    Mindstream Contact details:       info@mindstream.ie 

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  • 02/11/2021 - Ariana Dunne, Senior Accredited Coach 0 Comments
    Life Coaching Courses for Post-Lockdown Anxiety by Learning How to Say No.

     Life Coaching Courses Online - Social Anxiety Post-Lockdown and Learning to Say No.

    It’s a time to celebrate the reopening of our world to the new “normal”.  Restaurants and nightclubs fully operational, staycations being planned, holidays getting booked, a staged-return to our offices and breathing life back into our cities. We are filled with the excitement of seeing friends, family and work colleagues again after our forced separation. But many people who have come to me for coaching over the past few weeks are experiencing a new kind of social anxiety….a fear of meeting up.

    We have been so conditioned over the last 12 months to be distant, to not touch each other, avoid crowded places, conduct most of our business lives via a computer screen so suddenly the idea of abandoning these newly learned behaviours and fears is causing many people to be consumed with worry.

    It’s not just a fear of catching a virus - as of course vaccinations are helping with that. But the idea of ‘life returning to normal’ forces us to change what has become our ‘new normal’.

    While lockdown came with many challenges it also gave many people a chance to slow down and reset. It made us rethink our goals, adjust our plans and look at new, and sometimes better, ways of doing things.

    Spending more quality time with family, getting back to nature, avoiding the daily commute, communicating more with our neighbours were just some of the ways we improved the quality of our lives. And so with the world returning to ‘normality’ many people are concerned about potentially losing this new sense of balance in their lives.

    In a world where many peoples currency was ‘being busy’ the pandemic meant people could legitimately do nothing and not feel bad about it. People stopped rushing and a slower pace of life showed people that being idle came with many benefits. Now as social and work diaries start to fill up with restaurant bookings, weddings and face to face life coaching client meetings we need to ensure we don’t plunge in too deeply at the beginning by remember to use the power of saying no.

    So how do we say no, without feeling like we are missing out.

    1. Be clear on your priorities. Knowing what serves you best and helps you towards achieving your goals will help you to know when saying no is goal affirming and not something to be seen as a negative.

    2. Know that saying no also means saying yes. You only have so much time to do all the things you want to do so saying no to one thing means you can say yes to something else.

    3. Bide your time. Take your considering a request, don’t feel like you need to give your answer straight away. Consider all your options before getting back to someone.

    5. Try ‘no’ for now. Letting a person know you want to do something but it’s just not the best time is a great way of saying no. Offer alternative dates at times that suit you best.

    6. Ask for support. If your find your plate getting full, ask for help getting some things done more efficiently so you can free up more time for you. Make an Important, Urgent, Not Important, Not Urgent matrix to help you figure out what you need to do first and what can wait.

    7. Just say no. This is often the simplest but hardest solution but an unapologetic and firm no to something can be so life affirming.

    For more tips or if you are interested in coaching or partaking in any of our coaching courses please get in touch. www.mindstream.ie

    Ariana Dunne is an accredited APC Life and Business Coach and a Senior Facilitator with Mindstream.

     

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  • Life Coaching Courses Online
  • 07/07/2020 - Seann Farrell 0 Comments
    Life Coaching Training Courses for Creating The Person You Seek To Be

    Online Life Coaching Courses.

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  • 07/07/2020 - Press Release from Colombia. 0 Comments
    Mindstream Life Coaching Courses Delivered in Colombia Press Release.

    Mindstream Life Coaching Courses Press Release"

    A Dublin based training company - Mindstream Life Coaching Training Courses - has made the headlines in Colombia after it delivered the first Business Coaching seminar in the Latin American country´s Caribbean coast.

    Mindstream gave the two-day seminar this weekend in Cartagena, with a focus on leadership, motivational skills, achieving goals and improving relationships in the workplace and overall create a more productive environment.

    Students included business leaders, politicians and university chiefs in the event held in Sinu University in Cartagena, the coastal city popular for international business conferences and political summits.

    Silvia Bandera, head of Continuing Education at the university, who oversaw the seminar, said there was a welcome boost in interest in the coaching programme after it was covered by local newspaper El Universal.

    “People went crazy calling with questions: what is this? How do we sign-up?”

    The programme was delivered by Seann Farrell, owner of Mindstream, a member of the International Institute of Coaching and Mentoring, he has been delivering lifestyle and business coaching programmes for more than 20 years.

    Farrell said he was taken aback by the welcome from the Colombians, and admired that participants were so open about their personal lives, and eagerness to develop themselves.

    “I found them far more willing (than Europeans) to express their emotions, and they spoke comfortably of their love for their family and their spiritual experiences.”

    Ms Bandera said Sinu University had decided to host a coaching programme after noting the need in Colombia for new and open-minded ways of thinking, particularly on the back of the recent Free Trade Agreement the country signed with the United States, and overall rise in foreign businesses and investment in Colombia.

    “There´s a need for new ways to think differently,” said Ms Bandera. “We´re opening up more to the world around us.”

    She added: “Coaching is only starting in Colombia. Few people know what it is … and this is the first time a foreigner has come to Cartagena for coaching. “

    “And it´s a great opportunity for us to have a coach from Ireland. We invited Seann Farrell for his innovative knowledge in this area,” she said, adding that his accreditation with the International Institute of Coaching and Mentoring was a selling point.

    Sinu University has invited Mindstream to deliver a further two-day and a four-day diploma coaching seminar next year, said Ms Bandera, after the response from the participants at the weekend.

    “People were very happy and said the coach was excellent,” she said.

    In addition to the two-day seminar, Farrell delivered two lectures on coaching to audiences of over 200 in both Cartagena and to the university in Monteria in the west of Colombia.

    Farrell said he was keen to return to Colombia and deliver more coaching seminars into the future. “It is a new and exciting market for Coaching, as business people are now becoming aware of the benefits for executives and industry.

    “We expect to be involved in coach-training in Colombia for many years.”

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