Challenges Women Face
Throughout our lives, women are faced with the challenge of discerning messages we receive through our parents, peers, media and society in general. These messages are filled with standards for ways in which we are expected to look, speak and act as women. Over the course of several years, their influence often results in a denial of our authentic self, in favor of becoming the person everyone else wants and needs us to be. This denial of self creates a ‘void’ and is often experienced as a deep sadness, a sense of longing for something more, a lack of self-love and a sense of disconnection from or perpetual dissatisfaction with one’s body, just to name a few.
Most often, we choose to deal with the void by either numbing it or desperately trying to fill it with resources outside ourselves, such as relationships (even if they are unhealthy), money, clothing, status, and so on. In either case, the source of the problem is frequently ignored and the void continues to exist.
Anea’s approach to coaching women is rooted in her philosophy that knowing and honoring one’s authentic self is essential and fundamental to personal empowerment and to building any healthy relationship, personal or professional. She addresses the ‘void’ by guiding her client through a process of self-discovery and self-value and partners with each client in developing individualized tools to support the creation of a path that will bring greater fulfillment, sense of purpose and success in whatever endeavors a woman decides are most important on her journey.
Anea has personally guided women in the following areas:
- Discovering your authentic self
- Reconnecting with your body
- Being comfortable in your own skin
- Finding your voice
- Creating your own path
- Embracing an empowered existence
- Setting and obtaining personal goals
- Balancing roles: woman, daughter, wife, professional, mother
- Self-esteem and your professional success
- Honoring self and other in relationship
- Transitioning out of relationship
- Supporting children through divorce
“Imagine a woman who authors her own life. A woman who trusts her inner sense of what is right for her. Who refuses to twist her life out of shape to meet the expectations of others.”
-Patricia Lynn Reilly, Imagine a Woman in Love with Herself