Auckland-based Colleen Bryant is a transformational coach and trainer who specializes in values coaching, drug-free depression treatment, and small business coaching. “I offer the gift of change – no guilt, no shame, no regrets!” – C. Bryant Colleen Bryant creates viable pathways to change for her clients. She does this by educating the individuals’ own ability to undertake and cope with major life  changes.  Clearing negative emotions from the past experiences, and revisiting unhelpful decisions made way back in the past is an important tool used to bring…

Planted at the same time, in the same environment, experiencing exactly the same climate, conditions and yet these three pohutukawa trees have grown at different rates, shape, and flower at different times. Only the middle one is flowering. We could be talking about us as individuals couldn’t we or families. Each one of us behaving so differently within our families, schools, businesses and communities. So what is it that produces such a different result even though they have access to the same upbringing, resources, teachings? It could be…

Have just spent a beautiful day with my daughter and her husband celebrating three weeks out from being Mummy and Daddy…the traditional “baby shower” was replaced by a gathering of friends and family a the local beach for a picnic and bbq. The invite went like this, come and have have some fun with us before we become sleep depraved, frazzled new parents. This means of course that I will become Grandma for the second time in so many months…last week my first grandson was born and wow…

Trying to find a new home is proving stressful especially in this Auckland market at present.   My daily lists are helping with this and my new business venture. I have always been a “lister”.  Why?  Three reasons:  I find it satisfying to state my intention, plan the steps necessary to achieve and especially the successful tick off at the end of the day. I love variety, and my head brain is always full of thoughts of what could be.   My lists keep me on track reminding me of…

Do you have enough?

I have just experienced a day on board a cruise ship confined to my room, Doctor’s and Captain’s orders because I had diarrhea and we have an epidemic on board, they have called it diarrhea, Gastro Intestinal … and now Novo – what ever they are calling it, it is now code red! Bruce (husband of 33 years) and I discussed this recent turn of events having been cleared for release from barracks confinement whilst gratefully breakfasting in the restaurant and noted that: How difficult it was to…

Reflecting on recent events in my life over the last couple of days and realising that change is often forced upon us by a series of events in our lives that we, well specifically I don’t always recognise as having any responsibility for.    It is difficult, isn’t it at times to see and understand that they way we react gives us what we get in life. My perception today changed as I took photos in a garden through windows created by a designer, an engineer, a gardener…

A key element to leading the life you want, is to have a healthy loving respect for self! Generally when we get what we want, we are happy campers! Yes? Yet even when we have a healthy dose of self respect there are times when we unknowingly put constraints on ourselves that really aren’t there, not in any physical sense. When it was first suggested to me that everything I have in my life to date is a direct result of the decisions I have made, it blew…

Drug Free Rapid Depression Treatment Feel lighter, brighter and happier! Colleen Bryant is a certified Depression Therapist Usually after a 1 – 2 hour session with me you will feel lighter, brighter and happier. You would have moved from being depressed to feeling so much better. Do you constantly feel down or hopeless and everything looking a little gloomy? Having little interest or pleasure in doing things you used to enjoy? Irritable or restless feeling tired all the time or a general overall loss of energy? Feeling empty…

Take heart it is a good thing to feel your emotions!  A very effective inner guidance system a feedback as to what makes us happy or not. Pretty amazing huh?  A signal to self to keep doing what makes us feel excited, giving, loving, joyous, fulfilled, and secure!  Or a very firm message to change what it is that creates uncomfortable, fearful, hurt, angry, or lonely feelings. Awareness of these signals and messages is the first step to being able to use our emotions to effectively communicate.  Once…