Proactive Change: How to make the changes you want
Being proactive is not a mysterious quality that we
have, or don’t have. It is a way of dealing with things, that
we can develop and strengthen.
There are two sections in this website:
- One section provides resources for Inspiration & Self-Help. This includes articles about the proactive mindset, mindfulness in action, stress, relationships, career... Inspirational thoughts... A blog and a newsletter... Plus, all my books can be downloaded as free PDFs. You can access this section through the "Inspiration & Self-Help" link at the top of every page, or the "SELF" gray rectangle at the bottom of every page.
- The other section provides information about coaching and counseling, in person in New York City, or by phone/Skype. You can access this section from the "Coaching & Counseling F A Q" link at the top of every page, or the "F A Q" red rectangle near the bottom of every page. Or start reading right below.
Life Coaching, Integrative Psychotherapy, Marriage Counseling, Anger Management with Serge Prengel
There is an enormous difference between talking about what’s important to you, and actually doing something about it. Insight alone isn't much help if it doesn't turn into action. I help you make the changes you want, whether you have specific and concrete goals, or more subjective ones.
How does lasting change happen? There's a shift that occurs, like something finally clicking into place. You really get it. It's not just words: You feel it. It feels right. You are truly motivated.
Motivation literally means: what drives you to action. It takes emotion, the experience of being moved... the experience of feeling the energy that fuels making the moves you need to make.
From this place, change is not an abstract goal. You can taste it. You can smell it. From this place, you can’t help but change. My work is to help you find the sweet spot where this kind of deep, lasting change will unfold from inside out.
As I work with you, I pay attention to what goes on behind the words you say -- the emotional content, the felt sense, all the subtle elements that are a gateway to deeper meanings.
I give you feedback, and together we explore. Each session is an experience that you learn from, at a much deeper level than you would from just talking about things. What we do during sessions is meant to help you develop a proactive mindset, a lasting ability to make the changes you want, from inside out.