YouAreYOU.co founder Patricia Foster McKenley is a Qualified Life Coach, Holistic Health and Wellbeing Advisor and Certified Reiki Healer. A passionate Vegan, she is a Certified Trainer, Facilitator, IT Specialist and Experienced Educator. She is also an Award-winning Poet and Performer. Patricia has a uniquely intuitive gift and empathic approach towards empowering and healing people through coaching, Reiki, poetry, creativity & multimedia and healthy eating plans & nutrition. Her goal is to guide people to ‘Celebrate Power Within’ themselves and realise their ultimate potential.
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Inspired by her life changing trip to Israel in May 2016, Patricia Foster of YouAreYOU.co shares why it is important to seize the positive opportunities that come your way in life.
You can check out the video, filmed in Tel Aviv, Israel, by clicking on the link or the photo below:
YouAreYOU.co founder Patricia Foster McKenley is a Qualified Life Coach, Holistic Health and Wellbeing Advisor and Certified Reiki Healer. A passionate Vegan, she is a Certified Trainer, Facilitator, IT Specialist and Experienced Educator. She is also an Award-winning Poet and Performer.
Patricia has a uniquely intuitive gift and empathic approach towards empowering and healing people through coaching, Reiki, poetry, creativity & multimedia and healthy eating plans & nutrition. Her goal is to guide people to ‘Celebrate Power Within’ themselves and realise their ultimate potential.
I am pleased to announce…On the 4th March 2016, Patricia Foster (YouAre YOU Holistic Life Coaching and Training Services) will be facilitating a free Workshop:
“Yes, I Did It! Got Through It…At Last. — Recognising and Celebrating Your Strengths Through Life Transitions and Change”.
This will take place at Cass ElevateHer Conference,
Anti-Bullying Week in England is from the 16th – 20th November 2015. It is coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. The theme this year is ‘Make a Noise about bullying’.
I am an award-winning poet, Sable Litmag Poet-in-Residence 2014-15 and a qualified holistic Coach.
For over twenty years, I have been committed to raising the self esteem and confidence of girls and young women through coaching , literacy, creativity and digital media.
I currently use my poetry film ‘Lips‘ in powerful coaching sessions and workshops to help combat the epidemic that is bullying in our society. We also explore ideas of identity.
Visit the web page to learn more about the making of the film, then scroll down to view the YouTube video: http://t.co/BKEAwu1yFQ
For coaching or workshops with girls and young women, contact Patricia Foster on YouAreYou.firstname.lastname@example.org or
Creative Education Consultant, Tutor and Holistic Coach for Sensitive, EBD (Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties) Pupils
Is your child emotionally sensitive and slightly overwhelmed by the school learning environment?
Does your child require an educator or education environment which holistically supports their emotional sensitivity?
Is your child labelled ‘shy’, ‘introverted’, ‘misunderstood’ or even ‘disruptive’?
Does your child become over stimulated and agitated by busy surroundings, preferring a calmer, relaxing, more sedate learning environment, supportive of their emotional needs?
Does your child have any unrealised creative gifts or talents and need a empathic educator to help them realise their potential?
About YouAreYOU Founder Patricia Foster
YouAreYOU founder Patricia Foster is a DBS (CRB) checked, Creative Education Consultant, Qualified Life Coach, Certified Tutor, Workshop Facilitator and Certified Reiki Healer, with over 20 years tutoring, training and mentoring experience. Patricia delivers empowering workshops and tuition through the mediums of
Patricia prides herself on the fact she has worked with young people from diverse backgrounds and with a wide range of learning abilities. She is renowned for her very empathic, patient and intuitive approach to educating and promotes creative education as a tool for healing and emotional well being within a young person.
She is also Sable Litmag Poet-in-Residence, an Award-winning internationally published poet, writer, performer, trained actress and dancer, who has toured the UK, parts of Europe and Chicago.
Contact YouAreYOU for rates and a FREE consultation to discuss your child’s learning needs. YouAreYOU also works with: • Independent Schools,
• YOTs (Youth Offending Teams),
• Home Educated Pupils
and will happily come to your home/is available for home centered tuition.
Can also provide tuition via Skype for local and international pupils.
As somebody who is committed to empowering girls and young women through coaching, as well as creative, literary and holistic approaches, I have so much time for Serena Williams and her sister Venus. I would cite them as two of my favourite role models, especially when needed to counteract the sometimes negative images, representations and portrayal of women that we currently see in the media.
It is therefore very frustrating to see the unnecessary, negative press Serena and Venus sometimes receive, whilst having professional dry spells and even when they win grand slams.
As a vegan and ‘raw foodist’ myself, according to an article on ‘Examinar.com’ holisticnewsletter (http://www.examiner.com/article/serena-williams-shifts-to-raw-foods-diet-to-support-her-sister-venus), I’m aware Serena followed a raw vegan diet to support her sister Venus, who was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease Sjogren’s syndrome, reported in the Washington Post on April 27 2013. Venus was already following a raw food diet (eating unprocessed, uncooked vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds juices and smoothies) and in solidarity with her sister, Serena became a raw vegan also.
Serena had also taken the time to heal from a recent life threatening illness herself. She has therefore been to the brink and back, overcoming adversity, personal family tragedy and negative criticism from the press to get back to what she does best; winning!
Recently, I spent an afternoon at a lovely, well respected bakery in Dulwich, south London, with a group of young ladies I had been teaching on The Virtue Programme, an education and personal development course dedicated to building confidence and self esteem into the female leaders of tomorrow. The trip was to expose them to the positive experiences they can gain and more nutritional options open to them, if they don’t choose from the popular high street fast food eateries. By the end of the programme, I could already see them acknowledging how powerful they are and what goals are possible for them to achieve!
Like Serena and Venus, these young ladies too can overcome any obstacles they are faced with, as well as override criticism and negative comments to be winners in life.
This French Open win is testimony to the fighter, determined woman and high achiever Serena Williams is!
As she begins her Wimbledon 2015 campaign, let’s hope the media focuses on how awesome and totally inspirational she is to women and hold her up as a true role model, especially to our young girls!
As individuals, we are ALL created uniquely beautiful. Some of us have gentle dispositions and are therefore misunderstood. Some of us are extremely sensitively wired and are therefore misunderstood. Some of us will NEVER fit into the mould of acceptable looks, or acceptable past times. It’s about having patience with and being accepting of others, instead of demonising them…because they are not like you!
“Speaking out against harsh, critical words may be a huge challenge.”
Some of us have not developed the communication tools to express our thoughts or feelings, so may have difficulty in responding to harsh words or criticism, or are unable to articulate the inner pain connected to these harsh words. Speaking out against harsh, critical words may be a huge challenge.
Some of us may feel unsupported, because we are unable to find the right person to express our innermost thoughts and feelings to, without the fear of our expressed feelings being thrown back in our faces.
There is a saying “hurt people hurt people”. Research has shown that those who are unhappy within, or are in pain themselves, may sometimes lash out or bully others, therefore hurting their intended target too.
I performed poetry at a recent ‘Loose Muse’ women’s writing event and a courageous young lady shared her own, deeply personal experiences of being bullied and subsequently wanting to take her own life. She mentioned also that in the area of south London where she resides, suicides among teenagers, in particular GCSE and A Level students were at a ridiculously high number. This was not just due to the pressures of life, but also about how some are made to feel by harsh comments and treatments by others.
I recently read a Facebook post, which outlined the final Tweet posted by a young man, tormented over the years about his sexuality. He was commonly referred to as “a loser, freak and fag” and used this to describe himself in his last Twitter message. He felt he had done the world an injustice and therefore took his own life.
Without the right support and understanding from others, when will people cease to remove their inner pain, torment and feelings of being misunderstood by taking their own lives?
Some of us will never be accepted, because we are moulded and act differently.
How can those of us who are emotionally stronger step in to help prevent bullying and help support and encourage those who are being bullied or misunderstood?
In my coaching, workshops, talks, as well as through my writing, I have focussed on this, as I have also been bullied and victimised by others. I therefore choose to use my art and holistic and well-being tools to help stand up to this. Writing and coaching can be useful ways to express pain, as well as feel accepted and valued within.