Are you feeling overwhelmed and paralysed by the world's problems?
Or are you overworking and burning out?
Do you get too frustrated by greed and ignorance to care any more?
Are you worrying whether you do the right thing for the right reasons?
My name is Erica Lewis and I have been involved in taking action for social justice and the environment most of my life. This means I know what it’s like to get paralysed and overwhelmed at the enormity of it all. I used to feel guilty about my ineffectiveness and then burn out from trying to over compensate for my uncertainty and confusion.
However, I now have a fundamentally different understanding of how we create our human experience and how I am connected deeply with my true self, other people and the planet. So I am much freer, calmer and sure of what to do.
I now focus on supporting people like you to get more out of yourself and your life, uncover your innate resilience and well-being so you have more impact in creating a better future and a more beautiful world.
Working with me means experiencing less frustration, despair, self-judgement or exhaustion, and instead more well-being and clarity about how you, and other people tick. You’ll better appreciate your particular gifts and abilities that make a difference. You will feel clearer about what you can do, connect with people more deeply and take focused and effective action.
It would be so easy to get angry and frustrated....
people own as much as the poorer half of the world's population combined
ppm of carbon in the atmosphere, 55 more than the 350 limit to avoid runaway climate change
times as many people in the world kill themselves as die violently
or more species a year are becoming extinct – 100 times more than normal
prisoners of conscience supported by Amnesty UK in 2015
homeless children in Britain – double what it was eight years ago
But what if there were a more powerful way to effect change than burning yourself out trying to make a difference?
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Work With Me
I love working with people who share my commitment to tackling social problems or campaigning for a better future for the planet. And there are a number of ways we can do that.
Calm and Inspired
We work together one to one (face to face in South Devon or anywhere on Skype) supporting you to use your gifts and passions to contribute to a better world with more ease and less overwhelm.
During the three month programme we identify what really inspires you, then uncover and deepen the connections you have to your true self, other people and the planet.
You will gain insights and understandings that mean feelings like overwhelm, guilt or being inadequate no longer hold you back. Getting a deeper understanding of yourself and where your experience comes from means you’ll be acting from a profound place of clarity and quiet certainty, equipped to contribute what’s important to you and take on the challenges of the world free of self doubt or judgement. This will mean you are much clearer about what you want to contribute and do so a lot more effectively and with greater peace of mind. You’ll be able to trust that you are doing the best you can for yourself and for what you care about.
Explore your Nature
Alternatively, you could take a break away from your usual life and immerse yourself for three days here in lovely South Devon. We spend time together walking by the sea or on the moor, talking and sharing meals, as well as making space for you to read and reflect so you connect more deeply with your true nature and explore what’s right for you now. I can help you find comfortable accommodation locally.
I have a sliding scale of charges for both the Calm and Inspired and the Exploring your Nature programmes. For people in commercial companies it is £595, and for those in public or not for profit organisations I charge £395. I also have a few places on a ‘pay what you can’ basis for people who are on low incomes.
Working with teams
I love supporting groups of people to understand more deeply how they can work most effectively together to make a difference, so I offer tailored programmes incorporating both group and one to one work designed to meet your particular needs.
Please do get in touch for us to explore what you would like and whether working with me is right for you.
I would turn up at a coaching session with Erica very distressed about something. I would come away each time with insights and increased understanding, calm and at peace. After a few sessions there was a sort of magic that happens within – a knowing that everything is going to be alright.
Thank you, Erica, your sessions have enriched my life, given me greater perspective and uncovered my resilience.S.S. Devon
Working with Erica has been really easy - she seems to naturally create a safe space within which it is possible to have conversations about absolutely anything. I have had many and various 'aha!' moments - often about things I didn't even know were on my mind. When we've talked about something that's been troubling me I (somehow) always seem to be able to work out what I need to do next - without really understanding how I've got there or feeling like it's taken any effort - it just all falls into place.
For me working with Erica has (mostly) involved having a really nice time over a cup of something pleasant with somebody who listens in a way that leaves me feeling truly heard.M Davies
Because Erica was understanding and genuinely interested in me I trusted her which meant I found it easy to explore what was going on for me and to get a new perspective. I now know that feelings pass, I just notice them and do not need to fight them.
I worry less and no longer need to plan to the nth degree but hold things more lightly. Whilst working with Erica I managed to take the momentous leap of leaving my job! This was totally the right thing to do and I was supported by Erica as I did so. I am very grateful for her help as I move into new avenues of work and an improved work/life balance. Thank you Erica.Vanessa Hurst