Many young people we work with struggle with social anxiety. There is a wider pressure to conform to the societal norms, one of which can be summed as “putting yourself out there”. A lot of young people we work with say they have low levels of confidence.
Well, here we are, in the midst of a relatively unforeseen global event that has had a huge influence on the personal lives of all of us and on the wellbeing of many. As a charity delivering face to face wellbeing support services for vulnerable young people, the impact of the required and necessary COVID-19 restrictions has been huge.
Here we go, the year starts again, back to uniforms, early morning rushing, and lesson after lesson after lesson… On the first day of school, some hearts sunk lower than others, when it came to those pupils who find school to be the place where you go to learn about how nasty people can be and how very small you can seem.
Coaching has grown rapidly since its emergence as a personal development tool out of the Human Potential Movement of the 60s possibly due its association with positivity, maximising oneself, and achieving personal success as more westerners focused on self-help.