From my Wildheart to Yours!
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Latest Episodes from Truly Madly Smiley
This is a great way to virtually introduce me to your kids so they get used to my voice and how coaching works.
It's October half term here in the UK and as exciting and fun as it is to have so much time and space away from school, I also know that into that space jumps sibling squabbles, endless requests for more sweets, screens and other items that require strict...
Life is full of unknowns and uncertainty. It really helps to know how to navigate unchartered territory without letting fear overwhelm you. It's true to say that we all suffer with a little self-doubt sometimes. What if it doesn't turn out okay? Am I...
Life is a series of endings and new beginnings - a bit like chapters in a big book. With any ending comes loss and grief. Sometimes we have to grieve for situations and people who are still alive. Like when a family breaks up or when our friends move...
MEET SMILEY COACH LISA PARKES
I’m so glad you’re here!
Hello! Nice to meet you. I’m Lisa; better known as The Smiley Coach. For 10 years I’ve helped hundreds of lovely families like yours unravel, understand and change old patterns of behaviour, so you can live a MORE fulfilling and happy life.
I often work with Wildhearts (strong-willed sensitive children) because I’m one too. I grew up feeling like I didn’t quite fit in. >>read more about Wildhearts and what they need.
Truth teller. KINDNESS Spreader. Creative Doodlebug. Ninja Detective. Recovering Perfectionist. CURIOUS Life Explorer. Empathy Educator.
Through an intense journey recovering from childhood trauma – I’ve discovered my own blend of healing. I’m not a parent, or a therapist, but I most certainly have done my time in the trenches exploring deep grief, and all the icky emotions which come from recovery.
It helps to have somebody hold your hand when you’ve lost your parenting mojo and are embarking on a little self discovery. It also helps to have somebody who knows their shiz, who can make you laugh and who gets you. NO JUDGEMENT here!
I want the best for you and your family. I have so much natural empathy for children and I’m razor sharp when it comes to making sure they feel seen, heard and validated for who they are.
My wish is to ensure there are LESS misunderstood, sad, lonely hurting children and MORE happy, confident and emotionally resilient ones who feel comfortable in their own skin. Hear how I connect to children by >>listening to the podcast
I can’t make life more certain, or the world safer, but ….
I can help your child feel better by uncovering the innate wisdom they already have inside of them. Now if that sounds a little too ‘woo woo’ for you, I will also ensure your child learns whatever practical skills and tools they need to navigate life independently – without you and without me!
Served up with huge dollops of fun, kindness, and creativity, your child will be able to learn from adversity. Instead of letting it negatively define them.
“This has been such an eye opener and a whole new world of thinking for me. I’ve loved it! Being a parent is a job I massively underestimated but when you have all this information at your fingertips and presented in such a way, it keeps you feeling really positive – even on those really tough days. Thank You!”
“She came out of her session full of giggles and very chatty. We’ve really seen a massive shift in her over the last few months. She still struggles with talking about her feelings at times but the more relaxed and at ease I am, the more confident and happy she is.”
“My eldest has made great progress at The Energy Pod. The daily meltdowns are now very rare, and he even referred to his bedroom as his ’Happiness Room’ at the weekend which left me speechless. This was always where he would retreat when feeling angry.”
“I just wanted to say such a big thank you to you!! For the time you’ve spent with my daughter over the past couple of months and for our catch up chat yesterday. I’d heard such lovely things about you before I first called, and the moment we got chatting I just knew she would connect with you. She found your sessions so useful and you gave her a comfortable space to tackle some tricky things and some really practical coping tools going forward. Thank you again – for your warmth, your incredible insight and care – and for rescuing us when I felt truly rudderless. You’re an angel!”