Finding solutions… discovering new paths
discovering new paths
Olaf T. Schubert
Life-Coaching and Psychological Counseling
Welcome, and how nice that you are here – so you have already taken the first and most important step! You feel an urge for change? You are looking for fulfillment and a deeper meaning in your life? You are longing for balance, more energy, inner calmness? „There must be more to it!“ „What do I actually want to do with my life?“ „I do have certain desires and goals, but how can I achieve them?“ „There just aren’t enough hours in the day!“
With my work, I would like to help you get a grip on your life (again), and shape it so that you can live it self-determined, with inner peace and centering, consciously, calmly, and let’s not forget: joyfully. I’ll support you in discovering new perspectives, in finding the right path for you, and in finding satisfying solutions, be it with a tricky decision, or in coping with a difficult situation in life.
We humans strive consciously or unconsciously for a harmonious unity of mind, body, energy and soul, and an integral oneness with our environment. And so I have also made the experience that a holistic approach is often more successful for satisfying and lasting success. It can be helpful to analyze a problem, to understand its origins, to recognize motivations and needs – in short: to recognize why you are how you are today. At the same time, however, it is only in the here and now and looking forward that you can overcome your difficulties, solve problems, continue on or find your path, and move forward in life. And so a large part of my work is also dedicated to the discovery, development and practical experience of new possibilities, methods and resources – breathing exercises, meditations, mindfulness and even body exercises are incorporated as needed.
The core areas of my work for you:
The next steps – Contact
If you now want to find out how our work together could look like, then please contact me simply by phone (0176-30730607) or by email (email@example.com) to coordinate a first appointment.
The first consulting/coaching appointment here at our „Center for Holistic Development“ is for us to get to know each other and to find out why you are here. You will get a first insight into my way of working, and we will see and agree how we want to proceed together. This initial session lasts about 60-90 minutes.
The regular follow-up sessions last 60 minutes. Duration, frequency and number of sessions depend on your aims and goals and your personal situation, and will be individually agreed upon as part of your personal consulting contract. If needed and possible, our further counseling appointments can also take place online via WhatsApp video, Zoom or Skype – however, practical exercises can usually not be taught online. But by arrangement I can also come to your company or home (in the Rhine-Main area), provided a suitable space is available. Also between the appointments I am available during office hours by phone or email for questions – which may arise e.g. during the implementation of the „homework“.
Office (phone/email): Monday-Friday 9am-6pm
Possible counseling hours: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9am-6pm, Tuesday 11am-8pm, Thursday 9am-8pm, Saturday 10am-3pm.
Cost and billing for individual counseling & coaching
The first appointment costs 70 euros, and is paid in cash against receipt at the end.
Subsequent sessions cost 80 euros each for 60 minutes, here at the center or online. At your location, the 60-minute session costs 100 euros (including travel).
Each session is settled in cash at the end (against receipt), but other payment arrangements can be made. If you are unable to attend an appointment, please cancel at least 24 hours in advance, or I will unfortunately still have to charge you in full for the session. At the end of the entire counseling, you are welcome to receive a summarized invoice for all sessions. Of course, the counseling relationship can also be terminated prematurely after only a few sessions if the goal has already been achieved earlier, or if you want to end the counseling prematurely for other reasons.
(Psychological) counseling and coaching is about helping in difficult life situations, supporting the clarification and change of problematic thought patterns, feelings and behaviors, and finding solutions and new ways – and not about therapy or treatment of psychological or physical disorders or diseases. I do not use any procedures for healing and do not make any promises of healing – the results of counseling and coaching are always individual and differ from person to person. The costs for counseling and coaching are not covered by health insurance. However, sometimes expenses for various counselings, trainings or coaching are tax deductible – please clarify this with your tax advisor.
It is a matter of the heart for me to support people in living their lives in a balanced, meaningful way, and in harmony with their environment. Several drastic private (and later professional) changes in my own life have let me very early on the search for my life’s meaning and my dreams and goals. Since the age of 9, I have been involved with Japanese Budo and life arts, and thus came into contact with different concepts and methods that have been tried and tested for centuries. Introduced to regular Zen meditation in 1995, from the 2000s on I was intensively involved with the teachings of Ken Wilber, Eckhart Tolle, Mooji and others. Above all, I am deeply indebted and grateful to my long-time Ki-Aikido teacher and master Christopher Curtis.
It was clear to me early on that I wanted to be there for others when I grew up. I helped others in tutoring sessions as a child, was an assistant coach at our local chess club at 14, taught Judo-Selfdefense at 18, and began teaching Aikido as an assistant instructor at 27. I have been running my own school of Ki-Aikido for over 20 years now, where I have been able to help many people on their path of personal development. However, not everyone wants to deal with a Japanese art. Therefore, and in order to be able to respond even more individually to the problems and needs of the individual, I finally made an intensive training as a psychological counselor and coach, and then opened, together with my colleague Melanie Ungar, the counseling & coaching practice „Center for Holistic Development Rodgau“.
- Born 1970, married, one grown-up daughter
- Psychological Counselor and Coach (VFP)
- Counseling in German or English
- Regular trainings and seminars for my own further development
- Training in Person-Centered Therapy acc. to C. Rogers, Systemic Methods, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Paracelsus School Frankfurt)
- Intensive studies of 1,5 years to become a Psychological Counselor (Paracelsus School Frankfurt) with passed examination of the association VFP
- Teacher for Ki-Aikido, since 20 years in own school: Ki-Aikido as a method of peaceful conflict resolution, meditation, breathing methods, Ki development, Kiatsu (Associate Lecturer – Ki Society Japan, 5th Dan Ki-Aikido)
- 15 years of experience in financial management/controlling in an American international Corporation
- Diploma in Business Administration (FH)
- International experience: 2 years USA, 1/2 year England, annual trips to Japan