Coaching Services

Coaching can help if you are:

~having physical signs and symptoms which can not be cured with conventional medicine (often due to the mind-body connection). This often includes things like insomnia, GI distress, generalized pain, low mood, clenching of teeth (bruxism), headaches, anxiety.

~having “issues” with food and weight

~Stuck in old patterns that aren’t serving you anymore

~tired of being tired or if you feel like you’re spinning your wheels over a particular situation

~ready to try some new ways of thinking and being and relating to yourself and the world

~feeling trapped in a job that is not in alignment with who you are

~not even sure who you really are anymore because you’ve been too busy being everything to everybody

Let’s explore ways to chart a course to true wellness!

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If you’re like most people, you’ve probably tried diets, group programs and all sorts of other things to feel better over the years. But old patterns can be stubborn and hard to disrupt.

One-on-one coaching can be very helpful. It sometimes takes a skilled observer to help you find your blind spots and offer new tools to move forward with more grace and ease.  I am a graduate of the Martha Beck life coach training program. Martha has 3 degrees from Harvard, is a former Harvard professor and best-selling author and is absolutely brilliant.

I am a former primary care PA and professor of health sciences. I have been studying and teaching wellness and healing for over 20 years, and love to help people shed what is no longer serving them and step into a more peaceful and playful life. My coaching combines my experiences in wellness, mindfulness, and the mind-body connection. For more about my background and to read what others are saying, please click here.

My work is intuitive and each session is designed specifically for YOU, based on your individual neeCertified_hi-resds.

Personal coaching for your inner wellness is analogous to having a personal trainer for your physical fitness. Sometimes you need a partner in helping you find your best life. Let me help you create a life you love. Together, we will point you in the direction of your North Star.
Curious? Contact me for a FREE 20-minute call.  

What I offer:
~ a safe and confidential space for you to explore any and all thoughts/emotions around a situation: Deep listening without judgment.

~ inquiry skills to help you get to the bottom of things and come up with possible solutions to put into action. This is an action oriented process.

~an accountability partner to offer continuous support that helps you stay on track.

~ tools to replace limiting beliefs with empowering thoughts and skillful actions to create the more beautiful life you know is possible.

~guidance and support with developing your own mindfulness/contemplative practice (if that is of interest to you).

~assistance with reconnecting the mind, body and spirit and supporting you in making decisions from this place of wholeness.

Most sessions are an hour long and are held over the phone.

4 sessions for $300, single sessions $85

Erin (Infrared)

Your Guide:
Erin is an ivy-league grad and practiced as a primary care provider for 10 years. She has a master’s degree in Integrative Medicine and extensive training in mindfulness through the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare & Society and the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine among other places. She has been featured on NPR and in Mindful magazine, published in Huffington Post and Elephant Journal and spoken at large conferences such as SXSW. She has designed and implemented mindfulness based eating awareness groups for large medical centers. Her great joy is getting to share transformative practices with others.

Click here to email me to arrange an exploratory call (or simply email me at Erin@erinsharaf.com). I’d love to hear from you!


What others are saying:
What a gem! I am so grateful to have met Erin and participated in a coaching sesElizabeth_DeCosta_Testimonail_Erin_Sharaf_Squaresion with her. After allowing me plenty of time to explain my professional conundrum, she skillfully and without judgment proceeded to ask me questions that addressed issues relating to the problem. In this way, we were able to together arrive at the root of my dilemma. The tools that she provided continue to serve me today. Our talk worked some magic on me — I am more confident and less fearful.  It is evident that Erin’s many years of teaching mindfulness have instilled in her great listening skills and the ability to teach awareness of how thoughts can create unhelpful self perceptions. These skills along with a naturally compassionate, supportive, and easy-going manner, make her an ideal coach.
~Elizabeth DaCosta, MPH, San Francisco


The Journey (Mary Oliver)

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice-
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
“Mend my life!”
each voice cried.
But you didn’t stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do-
determined to save
the only life you could save.

 

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