Ligia Gomez St. Petersburg, Florida
Life Coach, Health and Fitness Coach
MPH, 500 RYT (Yoga Alliance Registered)
In life, we all run into walls. Chronic pain. Debilitating self-criticism or self-doubt. Unhealthy patterns when dealing with pain, grief or uncertainty.
I spent my 20s and part of my 30s struggling with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and related GI-difficulties, and a baseline of stress that kept creeping up. I woke up most days feeling drained, nauseous, and overwhelmed. My background is in public health and human services, and I increasingly struggled with peaks of high motivation and dedication and lows of burnout, resentment and isolation. I was over-doing in the work, while neglecting the relationships with my partner, family and friends. It was clear that my way of approaching career and life were not sustainable physically, mentally or emotionally.
During those years, I visited many GIs, changed my diet, took stress management courses, and jumped between a lot of other strategies that provided only temporary relief. It wasn't until I had the support of coaches to patiently uncover the underlying drivers of my IBS and stress - perfectionism, lack of self-empathy, a lack of connection with my body, among others - that I started to see a light at the end of the tunnel.
In my work with clients, the first step is clearly identifying what needs attention in your life right now - back pain; recovering from an injury; chronic stress or anxiety; facing a big change like retirement, childbirth or divorce; or trying to get better sleep are just some examples. We set ourselves up for success when our coaching plan is targeted and when we have the confidence to start with the big stuff first.
From there, we work on the most potent therapeutic practices for you: slowing down the racing mind, training your capacity for stillness and inward attention, building awareness of deep-seated patterns of action and thought, and implementing protocols for interrupting your automated responses - ultimately helping you make the small adjustments that add up to big transformation.
2 reviews (5.0)
I came to coaching with many years of physical pain and mental habits that were keeping me small. With Ligia, I have found relief in my body, less worry in my mind and felt more confident with important life changes in family, relationships and work.Luz M
I've been working with Ligia for the past year, she has been a great support in many aspects of my life. She has given me the tools to cope with my fears and anxiety. Afert every session we have together, I feel more empowered to face those fears through all the excercises she proposes. She has also good material to read that also helps throughout the journey. I not only recommend Ligia as a life coach, but I will definitely continue my personal growth with her.Veronica Moncada Góez