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Individual Coaching

I am currently accepting individual clients for both the 4-week skill-building Regulate, Rewire, and Thrive Boot Camp and  the Regulate, Rewire, and Thrive Coaching Program

You can learn more about my approach below.

A Nervous System Approach to Change

Our brains and nervous systems are wired to respond to threats and danger. This reaction is designed to be a short-term response that activates us to fight or flee a situation. Once the danger has passed, the body is meant to return to a calmer state.

But when the endpoint of a threat is unknown or it is something we can’t control or get away from (a pandemic, climate change) our threat-response system can get “stuck on," always on alert and ready to respond.

In those moments, logic and reason are simply no match for the body’s innate survival response and we can spiral down the anxiety rabbit hole of worry and disaster thinking.

This cycle can be exhausting and the longer it goes on, the more deeply embedded and habitual it becomes.

Working with Judy is like having a personal trainer for my nervous system!

How I can help you get there

Over the past decade I have worked with hundreds of adults and teens who struggle with anxiety, looping negative thoughts, self-critical thinking, stress-related health issues, and stress eating.

When we work together - individually or in groups - we start with your nervous system, not your narrative. We don’t focus on how you got to where you are; we focus on how you can best communicate a sense of calm and safety to your nervous system. You will learn how your brain and nervous system work along with simple, practical tools to interrupt and repattern your stress and anxiety responses. 

It may seem like these techniquesare too easy to work, but the right tools, practiced in the right ways at the right times, can make a profound difference in your long-term physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Skills are just the beginning, though. Like changing any habit, repatterning the anxiety response takes awareness, practice, and patience. Using a brain-focused approach, I provide compassionate coaching support to help you use these skills in targeted ways to transform the habits, beliefs, behaviors and situations that contribute to, or are impacted by, anxiety. 

Coaching plus

Human beings are complex, integrated systems. In addition to traditional coaching, I work with a variety of modalities and facilitated techniques from energy psychology, polyvagal theory, and the Hawaiian healing tradition. These provide an integrated approach that brings all parts of you – body and mind, heart and soul into the process. They can be incorporated into coaching sessions as much or as little as you like.

Some clients choose a more traditional coaching approach, others choose some combination of the two. Together we can flexibly design the approach that works best for you.

The Result?

 Less stress and more ease. Better health and improved sleep. Increased focus, fewer looping negative thoughts, and better decision making. Greater self-compassion. Less stress eating. And more energy for the things that really matter. 

Questions? Want to know if this work is right for you? 
I offer a free 20-minute consultation.

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Judith M Grupenhoff, MEd, NBC-HWC is an Integrative Mental Wellness Coach and Educator, not a psychotherapist. The tools and approaches I use are intended to help clients learn skills to manage their nervous systems and to support them in behavior change. Skill-building and coaching support can be an effective adjunct to other forms of treatment, but they are not a substitute for appropriate medical or mental health care.