Coaching & Support

 

Welcome to our site. We are so happy that you found your way to our work and compassionate and caring community.

As you will see, there are various ways we can support you; one-on-one, in small groups or all-encompassing workshops. Irena and her team cover every imaginable ‘life sphere’ from education, corporate, health, therapeutic fields to sports and arts environments. Past adventures include facilitating tightly-knit gatherings or talking at much larger forums.

Working with Irena one on one

As an accredited coach and facilitator, Irena can help you in one on one individual sessions which she offers via Skype or phone in English, French and Serbian/Croatian. She also has an understanding of German, Spanish and Russian too.

Our clients usually approach us if they are unhappy but are not able to identify why, they know that they have gifts and talents and that there is more to life than what they are experiencing, or they are experiencing mental health/ psychological ailments (such as depression, anxiety, mood disorders, abuse – domestic and/or in the workplace – relationship issues such as co-dependency, work-related or life stress, or addictions such as love/sex and food). Sometimes they might experience an assortment of the above.

You can find out more about Irena’s own journey, qualifications and experience in ‘About Me’ and in our FAQ.

We understand first-hand many of the issues that our clients might be facing. Irena’s own personal experience of adversity provided the catalyst for her own therapeutic journey in 2012 with the Inner Bonding® (IB®) modality, which is a unique healing modality rooted in what is known as Third Wave Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) including facets of CBT with ways to access our own inner knowing,  our feelings and healing. Irena also use other modalities.

Coaching Modalities

Our approach is rooted within ‘transpersonal psychology’, the alliance of psychology and spirituality, positive psychology, humanistic values with scientific and evidence-informed practices.

The main modalities we use are:

  • Inner Bonding®
  • Person-centred client philosophy inspired by Carl Rogers
  • Mind/body rebalancing modalities including: meditation, stillness, quiet time, silence, visualisation
  • Yoga & Breath work: Irena has been practicing yoga for many years. She will start her yoga teacher training in India on 25 November 2019. She can guide you with elementary practices to access our inner wisdom.
  • Energy work: Irena is a student of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) as well as Chinese & Indian energy work
  • Career-coaching: Irena is also an accredited level 2 Performance Consulting coach
  • Public-speaking & stage/camera work: As an ex professional writer/actress/producer, Irena also incorporates drama, breath-work, movement,
    mime, using acting and improvisation for public speaking confidence, film- interviewing techniques (speaking in the media, in front of the camera), story-telling.

In person workshops

In addition to working individually one on one, Irena is a skilled workshop leader/facilitator in a variety of subjects having devised many training materials for a wide variety of organisations of various sizes as well as smaller and more intimate groups. She has taken various groups of clients through her online courses. Get in touch to find out more.

 

“Irena has worked with me on a personal basis by being a confidant as I am dealing with fatherhood for the first time alongside my career coming to a crossroads. She also pushed me to consider the qualities I have developed through my previous career and crucially, its relevance to the workplace. It has given me greater confidence to use that to help myself and others.”

A.M, Global Corporate firm, London

“I worked with Irena on student projects during her time in our Global Corporate firm. She made a huge impression on the students. She is very articulate, engaging and her approach to workplace wellness was very refreshing. She can not underestimate the impact she made on those she worked with or met during her time in our firm.”

Richard Moodey, Global Corporate firm, London

 

Working together and how sessions work

The key pre-requisite for us working together is a heartfelt willingness and openness to learning whilst taking full responsibility for the ways you might be thinking or behaving, which might be contributing to your difficulties.

Having assisted clients globally over the last four years, Irena is very proficient at honing into the issues which might be halting your progress. In our 1-hour session, there is an initial assessment including a very brief history, unlocking and understanding the reason(s) for you seeking help and shaping the goals which will allow me to best tailor part 2 and earmark which ‘interventions’ are most appropriate.

You then get to experience working with Irena with the various modalities (as appropriate). Most importantly we review your experience, answer any burning questions and agree next steps.

We would openly encourage you to listen to yourself to find out if our ethos and teachings resonate with you personally, since the facilitator-client relationship is central to your ‘wellbeing’ progress.

Fees for a one hour one on one session with Irena are £125  If you are studying/unemployed/ on maternity/paternity leave, we offer you an opportunity to work with Irena on a special mentorship package rate. Email Irena to apply for this scheme.

Fees for workshops vary depending on your needs, topics covered and the size of your groups. Please contact us if you are interested in booking Irena. She is available to travel globally and is scheduled to travel in the USA in June 2019.

Get in touch with me if you have any questions on our Connect page.

About Inner Bonding®

Photo left to right: Dr Margaret Paul, Irena Grgona and Karen Kral (programme Director)

 

Inner Bonding® is co-created by Dr Margaret Paul. This incredibly powerful modality created by pioneer Dr Paul, teaches individuals how to connect within and how to take personal responsibility for their thoughts, beliefs and ensuing emotions, as well as how to identify and correct erroneous beliefs letting go of our ego defences. The process leads to increased self-care, joy and empowerment, as well as the full realisation of our talents and gifts. This is deep and transformative work. There are six steps to practice.  We have included an introduction to Dr Paul’s method with other modality in our “Self-Empowering Part II – The journey through the Self’ online course COMING SOON.

 

Please email us for more information on irena@youralchemists.com

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