Welcome, welcome, sweet mama to another episode of mama plus in life and biz. And I am your hostess Kathy Stowell from Bliss Beyond Naptime and the founder of Mam Bliss Coaching School. And today that is what we’re talking about mama bliss coaching and how it schools you back to bliss as you help others reach theirs. So what do I mean by mama bliss? So mama bliss coaching school in case you’re not aware, it is my three month coaching training program, afford moms to start coaching moms back to mama bliss, which is that calm, nurturing center where we feel that we are just being our most higher selves, both as a mom and outside of our I, our identity as a mum and I wanna share a little bit about the coaching process and the coaching tools and the sorts of problems that they can help your future clients overcome and to how it can help you contend with some of the struggles and challenges that can bubble up to the surface when you are embarking on an exciting new frontier such as a coaching biz.
Mama bliss coaching came to be when moving through the exercise of having a blog. It was just one of my most favorite creative endeavors. I’m meaning it encompassed getting to take photos and a way for us to connect with our family back home and a way to just document our kids growing up and the way we were able to create our hobby farm, which was a dream that we conjured up in one of our first dates when Craig and I first started dating. So it’s very romantic, but it was really romantic when I started to connect with the readers of my blog who I felt we made a connection over, a very slight sense of loneliness. A lot of the mums I tracked too were, um, like-minded but living either in a physically remote area or a, what’s the word, the sociological remote, meaning they were perhaps a little outside of the mainstream that they felt that a lot of their, um, principles and politics weren’t really mainstream with the geographical area that they found themselves in.
We were connecting, first of all, you know, back in the day they would lead comments and then later, um, they would be emailing me, asking me questions. And some of the questions were really, really just heartfelt. Um, they’re just saying stuff like, Oh, I’m so amazed at how you’re able to get so much accomplished in your dates to look pretty busy with the farm on top of that. You’re homeschooling. How are you doing it all? Cause at the same time it was a crappy blog. I was really prolific with my sewing projects and um, fiber projects, et cetera. And that’s when it came down to, Hmm, how is it that I’m able to really thrive and breathe, be productive and still have this Epic energy. And um, so that’s when I decided, you know, I want to become a coach cause I feel like I’m onto something.
But I had to also meditate further on what is the, the strategies that work for me. And there’s so many different coaching approaches out there and training programs. So I kind of pieced together different training schools to incorporate some of what I believed was the way that was super mom friendly, creative mum friendly, sort of creative thinking outside the box, mum friendly and moms who were very open to introspection and tapping into, um, what some deeper stuff through the creative process. So that is the main reason I decided to go the creativity coaching route. And that was also because, um, my first glimmer of okay this is onto something was getting certified versus a simplicity parenting coach. Cause I did feel that my initial answer to these inquiries was I just don’t leave the house much. I just really was um, drawn to the idea of slowing time down, like slowing down our lifestyle, not lugging the kids back and forth to through activities, not leaving the house much if I had to.
And I’m not saying that’s the healthiest lifestyle, but it really brought to my attention that well, you know, there is some merit to not rushing around everywhere and really staving off of media as long as possible, um, being, having a strong routine our day. So all of these principles were echoed in simplicity, parenting. And again, what I found really powerful was noticing not only where my kids more baseline calm, but I felt that I was able to function at a more productive and blissful state as a mum. So I used those two coaching approaches and smoosh them together. And what came out was mama bliss coaching. And I started coaching a lot of my followers online and a lot of them then express their wish to be able to offer coaching services. Like I was doing that they really resonated with the style of coaching.
I was like, I would love to take her under my wing and that’s when mama plus coaching school was born and I still operate today six years later. So here is how the coaching works. And the reason to a creativity coaching tools I S I decided to go with was this was a theme that kept cropping up as I went through my own, uh, observing and exploring my approach to parenting. And not only that, again, beyond parenting, that’s when I was getting trained as a simplicity parenting coach. Um, my husband’s like, nobody wants to be told how to parent. And I says to him, it isn’t a parenting philosophy. It’s a life style approach basically. And that’s what I feel mama bliss is. It’s not about parenting or even showing up as a parent. It’s showing up as a really aware creative being.
It’s very mom-centric coaching approach. And when I used the word mom, I just want to be clear, it’s not necessarily I’m going to have to be moms. I’ve had a couple of, you know, use the word mama, like the universal word, like Hey momma go through the program as well. So it’s just really nurturing that feminine nature and the ones again who are receptive to that creative energy and honoring that feminine, feminine, nonlinear approach to, um, exploring the messages within. And so yes, it was a, the creative process was introduced to me initially. Um, you know, after, you know, just organically discovering it as a child and then having it swiftly pulled out of under me. Um, I’m just thinking as an sadly it happens to a lot of us. Um, speaking my story here, I remember just loving drawing and my mum can attest that when I was younger that I spent the whole day making comics and I made a little comic book club with my little brother, you know, complete with stamps and just tons and tons of tons of drawing.
And then I remember in junior high when we started getting graded on our drawings, I just was turned off and I never really went back to it. So just seeing that happening a lot in our society that we really bring in a more analytical, I’m not, not just in artistic pursuits, but a lot of things. Even in skating. I remember quitting skating cause then it just started getting too technical and it’s kind of like pulling all the fun out of it. So after putting that to bed, it wasn’t until I was, uh, thinking about becoming a mum and I went, yeah, to get acupuncture, just to really ensure my health was optimum inside and out, meaning really wanting to break some family patterns that were very alive in me at the time. I knew I wanted to consciously release these, um, and not pass them on to my future children.
And that was my first assignment with the acupuncturist was to, um, dive into some creative pursuits once again. So doing something creative every day. And that just really shifted a huge energy in me. It was just like how there was a vegetarian for seven years in my twenties. And then I dated an acupuncturist, a different one, a different one. And he got me turned on to um, eat for your blood type diet. And I went back on the meat and for me personally, it was like a light switch, turn off from it. I gain my energy back. It was the, it was like there’s this plug blocking my energy for seven years. And then it was very similar when I decided, um, or I took that prescription from the other weird, I never thought of that parallel before and I’m was like, huh, I feel the same.
Like when I started eating meat again, I felt energetic. I felt like even though I was, um, like outputting I guess is the word I was doing, it was replenishing my inspiration and it was touching upon all aspects of my life, all aspects of my consciousness. I just was an idea machine. I was excited. Um, it was just really noticeable. So, and it became more pronounced, the, the power of creativity when I was pregnant and Craig and I took a birthing class and we were exploring our fears around the birthing process and, um, just really exploring, uh, different ways to cope with the awareness of the sensations in our body with drawings and sculpting with clay just so I just really was just so impressed with how powerful it was. And it was really great to, to see my husband participate cause he is a very linear thinker.
He’s an engineer. And so I noticed since then when we decided to do creative stuff together, like we took a painting class together and um, you know, he gets to DJ now a little bit for this local dance, um, project that I just see there’s a shift in him and I just think it’s so good for a lot of us who have to do work that’s very, um, yeah, linear. When I started exploring a coaching training, I saw how that, um, creativity coaching was an option. And I thought, perfect cause this is what I wanted to share with my followers. When to ask the question, how are you able to do it all, how I want to be where you’re at? And I’m like, okay, let’s get some creativity in your days. And not only that, these tools are powerful.
The tools I teach and mama bus coaching school. So the coaching training program that I took was designed to help artistic types overcome common areas of struggles that they experience as artists. So just like a painter or a writer or an actor might experience, um, some procrastination to complete a body of work or they’re feeling a perfectionism, paralyzing their movement forward towards creating a project. It is very similar areas of struggle and challenges that mothers experience. And so all the problems that mama plus coaching, uh, prepares you for or the, the coaching training program is to help other moms overcome feelings, for instance, of overwhelmed. So often just like a creative experiences, feelings of over overwhelm, for instance. They have a day job and they are, um, you know, a, a, a side hustle, you know, perhaps selling, um, you know, bodies of work, um, you know, on their off time and there’s just so much on on one’s plate.
That is what we offer. And um, marvelous coaching training is, it’s so some strategies that for a lack of a better word, uh, breaks it down to tiny steps. So I call them baby bliss steps. And so coaching someone through the overwhelm might look like a lot of visualization, um, walking through one’s day and really seeing in one’s minds. I okay moving through the day, lets us figure out a way together [inaudible] that we can figure out how we can break down all the, to do’s down into smaller bite size bits. And then it could also look like not looking so far into the future just for today. What can we do first? So that looks like, um, the procrastination bit too in, um, when we feel overwhelmed, we just end up not doing any of it or there are some deeper underlying issues around the procrastination piece that can look like fear.
With Mama Blisscoaching, we have different strategies we can dig deeper again into the fear component. And again, we use some tools such as guided meditation, um, role playing and asking small questions and exploring that together or just asking the small questions and allowing, um, the answer to, to bubble up before our next session. Um, we take a look at mother’s guilt. That’s another area that we can defuse together again with some reframing and just really fun creative exercises. And the fun part too is we get to be playful. So sometimes we doodle. Sometimes we could hold space for our clients to actually accomplish something in real time so they don’t feel alone. So really if you have an ideal client in your mind’s eye and they experience anything like a sense of, um, a lack of time or if they are in a niche, if you’re serving a niche that has some deep challenges and spending time for self care, perhaps working with moms of high need kids or um, moms who are just really have a lot on their plate because they’re homeschooling, um, or if you know, single mum or mum to twins or even like just taking the whole mom equation out of the picture.
A lot of humans out there are not experiencing, um, the opportunity to prioritize their self care or their creativity, um, or their own personal dreams, uh, because they’re busy people pleasing and putting other people’s needs in front of their own. So that doesn’t create a healthy society. So you can see then, um, like any kind of coaching could be powerful. But why I feel [inaudible] coaching is particularly speaking a language that a lot of creatives, and I feel, again, all Muslims are creators because we create not only human beings, but also [inaudible]. Uh, that’s my ongoing, I don’t know why I feel like the word placenta is so funny, but I use it a lot. Um, so another problem that Malibu was coaching saws to is loneliness. We are so isolated as a society too that I feel it really bridges that gap of feeling. Um, we’re not in this alone.
So if you are a coaching or want to coach people through any kind of goal that feels all encompassing, um, sometimes it’s a big reason to not go for it. It’s just like I can’t do it alone. So to hire someone as a coach, um, you know, whether it be losing weight or, um, getting added debt, you can really niche down. Um, and again, marvelous coaching school. It is a great starting place. Starting off point, if you just want to have some basic life coaching tools on under your, under your belt or on your belt, in your tool belt, you know what I’m trying to say at the ready and then you could get out there, coach and see which ones work, which ones need to be. Um, just honed perhaps with some extra training in your particular area of expertise. It’s, it’s really, um, a great starting off point.
A couple of more areas. It can help with um, feelings of being stuck. Again, it’s um, a great way to get unstuck is to have someone there saying, let’s do this now. No more excuses. I’m going to hold space for you and we’re going to take this first step together. And above all, it helps us figure out what the next step is. And other than the tools, it is a philosophy. So the whole umbrella of mama bliss is just ensuring that the four pillars are really in place so that all the other tools and the approach which is carefully laid out for you when you enroll as a student, I will hold your hand and tell you what to do in the first coaching session. The second, the third, the fourth, just step by step. And I like to call this the training wheels until you get some coaching under your toolkit.
And then once you have a few clients rocking and rolling, then you can start exploring how you can make this coaching process your own depending on who you love working with and the types of problems you see cropping up over and over again for your particular niche. And, um, yeah, and then it’s just a beautiful thing and it’s a very customized as a saying for you. And that is why most coaching schools only offered right now as one-on-one training. So if you want to check out, um, to see how you’ll be able to serve moms in your own special way, my training wheels and having me for three months solid teaching you everything I know and invite you to book a discovery call with me so you just have to head over to bliss beyond naptime.com forward slash discovery hyphen call and then you’ll see my calendar and you just simply pick one and we’ll hop on the phone cause I cannot wait to hear where you’re at in your journey.
What is enticing you to look into coaching where you want to be. Uh, perhaps you already have an existing business but just want to add some one-on-one services and your ideal clients are mums. Um, I’ll be able to share with you how I can see that looking for you. We can hash out your vision of you as a mom coach and I can let you know what your next steps to take are. Perhaps it is working with me and if not, I can offer you your out your next steps outside of that too. So head over to www.blissbeyondnaptime.com/discovery-call and I look forward to solving some problems with you. Okay, mama, I am F P Scholl and I cannot wait to talk with you very soon. Until next time, may all the bliss be with you.