Let's face it. There are some really great coaches out there - and some really poor ones… Same goes for psycholgists and therapists. So, if education isn't the factor determining factor of good councelation, what is? For me, it comes down to how much work you've done on yourself. The last five years, I've been in at the deep end of my own psyche to understand more of who I really am. A lot more. I've taken inspiration from many wisdom traditions, including buddhism, taoism, jungian psychology, mindfulness, yoga and more. I've meditated, been silent for ten days, tried psychedelics and many other things while chasing enlightenment. But I finally found peace when I stopped running from myself and my own unpleasant emotions and faced them head on. And by moving through the shadows, I came out on the other side. Not as a new person, but less fearful and more accepting of myself with all my flaws. More authentic to myself and in my relations. And by doing this journey with myself, I feel confident that I can help others.
Are you ready to do the work?
If you want to heal, you'll need to be ready to do the work. You'll need to go to the places where the pain is. You'll need to face unpleasant emotions. You'll need to learn accept the less flattering parts of yourself. You'll need to let go of long held stories and beliefs about yourself that keeps you from the truth. Your truth. There's no way around the hard stuff, only through. But I can guarantee you that if you choose to commit to doing the work, the quality of your life will improve. I've been in at the deep end, that's why you can feel comfortable with me going there with you. =)
Some of my perspectives as a coach
Feel it to heal it
Are you trying to think your way out of your problems? Unfortunately, it's pointless. Thoughts are your mind's way trying to rationalize the things you feel - and the things you don't want to feel. It keeps you trapped in an endless loop of stories that you're telling yourself about yourself. Underpinning every thought is something much more powerful: Emotions. Emotions are a constant flux of energy moving through our bodies. It gives us information to understand ourselves and the world around us. Energies are supposed to flow freely, but when we suppress emotions, the energy stays in our bodies. Your mind can try to forget and ignore the unpleasant feelings, but your body inevitably keeps score. In order to get the energies flowing freely again, you have to allow yourself to fully feel it. Only then will it be released.
Acceptance is the key to miminize suffering
Some things in our lif we can control. Most things we can't. If you don't accept what is out of our control, you will create suffering. You are living in opposition to reality and no amount of complaining or victimhood will change it.
If you allow your mental state to be dictated by other people's behaviour, you are their slave
Emotional reactivity is the ego's way to project it's own pain unto other people. If you think that another person is the source to your anger or misery, you will remain lost. Another person might trigger that emotion within you, but they are not the source of that emotion, nor are they responsible for thos emotions. You are. Every emotion you feel is already there within you. A trigger only points to an unconscious emotion or behavior in you. If you allow yourself to feel it and own it yourself, it has something to teach you.
There source of your happiness or misery is YOU
Do you still think you will be happy once you get that job? Or that perfect partner? Or once you get to go on that vacation? Short term, it might. But long term, you will be just the same. The source of you happiness will not be found in external validation or gratification. It's found within. You are the source to either your own misery or your own happiness. The choice is yours. Once you realize this important truth, you can stop attaching your emotional state to the circumstances of your life.
In short: It all comes down to you =)
If you feel ready to face yourself and do the work, get in touch.

"Patrik helped me face the deepest, scariest, most unsettling emotions that I've been struggling with. He made me understand the traumatic patterns I suffered from and guided me to places within that I didn't dare to go to on my own. A process which helped me make peace with myself."
"Patrik is a warm, intuitive and authentic human being. He has made a tremendous difference for me, especially when I struggle the most or confront parts of myself that are difficult to face. His guidance and perspectives helps me to grow and I'm forever grateful to have him by my side on this self-healing journey we call life."
"Patrik's intuition and knowledge is so natural. His presence and space-holding feels very safe and relaxed. He has guided me into my subconcious mind, given me tools for access, allowance for emotions to take place and helped me to transform them."
"Patrik has the ability to make me relax and feel comfortable. He guides with finesse and humor and it feels very natural. But above all, he got me to think twice about several things and has made me wiser."
"I have always been on the run, numbing my feelings with diversionary maneuvers. With Patrik's spiritual guidance, I have understood and faced the causes of my inner wounds, gaining a deeper emotional understanding for myself. I would not have gotten where I am today without him."