Inspired by her life changing trip to Israel in May 2016, Patricia Foster McKenley 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.
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.email@example.com 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.
‘Sensitivity and the Artist: The Link Between Sensitive Personalities and Creativity’.
By YouAreYOU Founder, Life Coach and Award-Winning Writer Patricia Foste McKenley
Being a sensitive adult can be perceived as either a curse or blessing. Many sensitive adults, who may deem this a curse, can probably list a range of unwanted or difficult circumstances such as:
• Being highly affected by harsh and nasty comments
• Taking on board and feeling deeply saddened by others’ misfortune
• Being affected by criticism and judgment from others
• Always wanting to avoid confrontation or uncomfortable conversations
• Bearing childhood traumas that trigger off reactions to relatively similar adult situations
• Excruciating shyness
• Being labelled too shy, too sensitive or a walkover by others
• Becoming stressed easily
• Experiencing low self-esteem
• High bouts of depression
However, many sensitive adults may regard their high sensitivity a blessing and look at the advantages such as:
• Being a good listener
• Possessing empathy
• Being excellent authors and poets
• Having the ability to express themselves as artists
• Being highly intuitive and spiritual
• Having high levels of patience
I have witnessed highly sensitive individuals who champion the causes of other people, encouraging them to utilise their gifts. However, when it comes to expressing their own gifts, or operating from their higher selves or to their highest potential, they almost enter the realms of martyrdom, where it is virtually difficult for them to speak up or express their true selves.
Research has shown that many highly sensitive adults end up working as counsellors, teachers, artists, poets, writers, authors, social workers, healers, natural health practitioners and within other caring professions.
“one in every five people is born with a heightened sensitivity”
According to Elaine N. Aron Ph.D., the author of ‘The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You’, the world can be an extremely, overwhelming and unassuming place to sensitive people in general and certain situations and environments are too overly stimulating. She also acknowledges that “one in every five people is born with a heightened sensitivity” and gifted with “intelligence and imagination”.
I speak as a sensitive adult myself, who has experienced or displayed many of the above traits. Reading Elaine’s book about The Highly Sensitive Person (HSPs) was a welcome breath of fresh air; it made me realise there was nothing wrong with me and indeed others I know who bear similar traits. Due to the, at times, overwhelming and difficult circumstances in my life, I have had to identify the personality traits that I have and go through a stage of healing and being kind to myself. This ‘self identification’ and healing process allowed me to develop the skills and empathy to understand, listen and heal others (especially those who are sensitive) through coaching, teaching, training, art, film making, poetry and Reiki.
Over the years, I focused on ways to harness my sensitive nature and also balance this with being grounded and looking after my physical and emotional health.
I discovered that my emotional health was impacted by consuming certain foods that created imbalance (such as meat and alcohol). Through following a vegan and raw vegan diet and being teetotal, this has prevented me from becoming too overwhelmed and over stimulated by the world. Being highly sensitive is a personality trait I feel blessed to have and with this, I endeavour to make this world a better place to exist in. However, this is not to say that non-sensitive personalities are insensitive, impatient or possess little or no creative skills. This is to highlight that sensitive people are ‘wired’ uniquely and therefore respond to external stimuli in a unique way.
YouAreYOU works confidentially with sensitive children, sensitive adults, EBD young people, adults and young people on the autistic spectrum, artists, creative practitioners, writers, alternative health practitioners and those in caring professions. With over twenty years of successful results and outstanding achievements from clients, YouAreYOUhas an in depth understanding and knowledge of sensitive individuals and their gifts, which in many cases are yet to be unleashed and are often unharnessed. We at YouAreYOU therefore serve to provide an unprecedented and unique supportive service for unique individuals, through coaching, training, art, writing, digital media activities, healthy eating tips, healing and workshops.
If you are an individual, group or are hosting an event, contact Patricia of YouAreYOU for further info, help and support at: firstname.lastname@example.org +44(0)7956 476 547
Patricia Foster is a Qualified Life Coach, an Award-Winning Writer, Internationally PublishedPoet, Performer, Certified Reiki Healer, Wellbeing Advisor, Vegan and lover of Raw Food.
She is also CRB checked, a Visual and Multimedia Artist (BA Hons), Broadcaster, as well as a Certified Tutor/Trainer & Facilitator, Dynamic Educator and Creative Consultant with over twenty years of outstanding results and learning outcomes.
As a writer, she has worked for the BBC and has toured the UK, Europe and the USA.