Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) December 07, 2013
The act of giving increases the happiness, health and social connectedness of people, according to research at the Greater Good Science Center. Giving benefits not just the individual recipient of a gift, but the community too; the givers’ health and happiness is improved while communities are strengthened—all through the power of giving.
When giving a gift, such as sharing time and energy, not only does the recipient benefit but so does the giver and the community at large. In fact, simply viewing an act of giving or kindness with a stranger reaps health benefits. Researchers at Harvard University call this the “Mother Teresa Effect.” Levels of Immunoglobin A (responsible for increased immunity) markedly increased in test subjects after simply witnessing a charitable act.
This suggests that gifts given this holiday season can be much more than a material token of appreciation; they can positively reach into the New Year and beyond, touching the receiver, the giver and communities.
That is why Dr. Lynn K Jones, a Certified Personal and Executive Coach as well as USC Social Work Professor based in Santa Barbara, CA is discounting coaching packages and donating a portion of the proceeds to charity this year.
Jones recalls times that coaching packages have been used as gifts, “I have been moved by the stories of my clients who told me about how they received a gift of coaching when they couldn’t afford it.”
Jacob’s wife inquired about coaching for her husband. “He’s in a funk, because he is not happy at his job, but doesn’t know what he could do if he left." A coaching gift seemed like the answer.
After several coaching sessions, Jacob said that being coached “helped him to see things differently and boosted his self-confidence.” Jacob was thrilled. “I will be forever grateful knowing that my wife cared so much and wanted me to grow professionally to invest in my future. I was so stressed that this was a gift that not only benefited me and my career, but my family.”
Jessica called Jones when at a crossroads: Jessica’s paid internship was coming to an end and so was her husband Robert’s post doc at UCSB. Neither Jessica nor Robert felt as though they could afford coaching, with their employment status in the air.
Jessica’s mom really wanted to help, but didn’t know how. “She saw we were struggling and offered to buy a coaching package for us to share.
“It really showed her love and support and demonstrated a lot of encouragement.”
“Through coaching we were motivated to tackle our employment situation. What had felt like a daunting task began to seem more manageable with interesting possibilities,” said Robert.
Jones goes on to explain, “Inspired by the experiences of Jacob, Jessica and Robert I decided to offer a discounted rate on several Gift of Coaching packages this holiday season. What a great way to give a gift that will touch not just the recipient but their family and community, just like it did for Jacob, Jessica and Robert.”
Jones can be reached at 805-448-7681 or a time to speak can be scheduled at http://www.lynnkjones.com/calendar to learn about Coaching Gift Packages, including: Positivity Package, Personal Success Package or Transformation Package.
To learn more about purchasing the gift of coaching at a discounted rate for someone in your life, visit http://www.lynnkjones.com/gift-coaching-packages/.