I told you so, sincerely your intuition
Since we were little, we’ve been told how important it is to trust our gut. Questioning a decision? What does your gut tell you? Feeling a little uneasy in a situation and not sure why? That’s your intuition letting you know something’s up.
The unfortunate part is that as much as we are told to listen to those feelings, they often get squashed by the opinions of others, work, relationships, and the list goes on. I had damn near lost mine a few years ago but after backpacking solo through Europe for a few months, with only my intuition to go off of, I quickly learned how to trust it and myself again.
Now I understand not everyone can quit their job, pick-up and runaway to Europe (though I highly recommend it), to learn how to flex that muscle, but there are ways you can practice channeling your thoughts, trusting who you are, and what you want. Insert Sabrina Fraser, Soul Coach & Reiki practitioner.
A few weeks ago, I sat down with Sabrina to learn more about what it is she does and even though it wasn’t an official session, I left feeling lighter. Things I had been stressing over, even though I clearly knew the answers, weren’t as overwhelming and career moves I’d been contemplating didn’t feel quite as farfetched. It felt like I’d been talking to an old friend that knew I had all the tools to make these decisions and just needed a little push.
We talk a lot about self-care on this blog but as I mentioned last month, the ultimate form of self-care is about more than sheet masks, it’s about understanding and making a connection with yourself. Curious about what a soul coach does and how it could benefit you? Keep scrolling!
Let’s start at the beginning. Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Sabrina Fraser and I’m a “seeker” just like you. What I mean by that, is I have also felt the urge to seek, acquire, do, and be “more”. Throughout my adolescence and early twenties, I wandered from one thing to the next, trying to find peace and satisfaction in jobs, shopping, vacations, relationships, even partying. When I realized the happiness associated with each of these was never truly permanent, I decided to explore where this feeling/longing was coming from and how I could finally quench its thirst.
That’s when my spiritual journey began and how I found myself here today, starting a business as a Soul Coach and Reiki Practitioner. I discovered that what I was really lacking in my life wasn’t anything I could find outside of myself, I was seeking a connection to my soul.
My role is to help others do just that: reconnect with the part of themselves that knows what’s best, and trust in their own ability to create conscious change in their lives. I do this through mindset coaching, Reiki energy therapy, mindfulness techniques and intuitive guidance, whenever it presents itself.
For those that might not know, what is a soul coach?
Similar to a life coach, I help clients explore what, in the present moment, is preventing them from moving forward or meeting a goal. I focus primarily on improving the spiritual relationship clients have with themselves, while helping them recognize and connect with their inner voice, or as I like to refer to it: the calling of their soul. The soul refers to the part of us that knows what is best for us - our true essence – otherwise known as intuition. It speaks to us softly so, at first, it can be difficult to tune in. That’s where I can help. In my coaching, I follow the process: “Explore, Embrace, Expand” – I believe when we explore our present situation we can identify both our needs and our limitations.
With that awareness, we are empowered to embrace our true essence, and from that power, we are free to expand into our fullest potential. This process happens with conscious conversations about love in every sense of the word. When we operate from a loving state, we open ourselves up to receiving. And when we’re open to receiving, that’s when the magic happens. That’s what it means to connect with your soul.
What is the difference between a soul coach and a therapist? How does someone know which the right choice is for them?
At a very basic level: coaching focuses on the present, identifying barriers to success and primarily helps a client move forward towards their goals, whereas therapy generally focuses on the past. Soul coaching touches on the client’s mindset, passions, motivators and behaviours, addressing barriers, such as self-limiting beliefs, as they come up. However, oftentimes the barriers that exist in the present have roots that go as far back as childhood. It’s the client’s ability to move past these barriers that determines whether therapy is the better choice. Sometimes, deeper work is required for healing. It’s not uncommon for this realization to come up as a result of soul coaching. It’s also perfectly normal and beneficial to see both a therapist and a coach at the same time.
We all know self-care is having a moment, has that benefited your business or do you still run into road blocks when it comes to people being able to think outside the box?
I think the recent surge of self-care is positive for the wellness industry in general, and I’m finding that more and more people are opening up to spiritual practices as part of this “awakening”. However, I think there’s a specific mindset required to work with a soul coach. I would say those who seek soul coaching are ready for change and already embrace aspects of spirituality as important.
For clients that are looking for more, do you offer any complementary services to help them on their journey?
As a certified Reiki Master/Teacher, I like to recommend Reiki as a supplementary service because of its many benefits. Reiki is an energy treatment that supports the natural flow of energy in the body and promotes a sense of inner peace. Throughout our lives, our bodies store information related to our emotions, thoughts, memories and somatic experiences. This information manifests as tension, unease, irritability, even pain. Reiki treatments target that stale energy, addressing blocks stored in the Chakra system. I like to think of Reiki as an energy cleanse.
As someone who holds so much space for others, what do you do for your own mental and physical wellness?
No matter what you do for a living, self-care is a must. However, for those in the wellness space, it helps to think of self-care in the same light as the instructions we receive on airplanes: you must put your own oxygen mask on first before assisting someone else.
My personal routine is non-negotiable and it involves two things: I get up really early and I say no when my heart tells me to. Before the day begins, before the world needs me to show up, I show up for myself. In the mornings, I read, write, meditate, analyze Tarot cards and simply enjoy the sweet nothingness of early mornings. Throughout the week, I stick to my boundaries when it comes to taking on more commitments. That means saying no when I’d be compromising my needs. For example, I typically do not budge on my weekly bootcamp classes, yoga practice, or meeting with my home circle. These activities feed my soul, so the reason for missing them must be pretty compelling. Of course, it’s not always an exact science. There are days where I sleep in and days where I give in. Self-care also means being kind to yourself when things don’t go as planned.
Outside of helping others heal, transform, and create change from the inside out, what brings you joy?
The way I want to answer this question, mirrors my previous answer. What brings me joy is honouring what feels true and authentic to my heart. More generally, I enjoy travelling and discovering new cultures, supporting my friends and family with their dreams, and discovering the mystical and metaphysical.
Where can people go to connect with you?
Check out my website at www.sabrinafraser.com and feel free to connect with me using the contact form. You can also reach out to me directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with me on Instagram at @sabrinafraser.soulcoach.