Therapist and Conscious and Peaceful Parent Coach
My name is Gianna De Salvo and I am a Cognitive Therapist and Conscious and Peaceful Parent Coach. I am also the mother of a very strong-willed and sensitive daughter so we ride some quite high emotions like a roller-coaster in my home. I, like many parents, used to really struggle with overwhelm, stress and get triggered by my child. It used to feel like a battle of wills to get her to do even simple things like brush her teeth or eat her meals. The power struggles were so constant that there were days where I didn't enjoy being a parent so much, even thought I loved my child dearly.
I have been working as a qualified Cognitive Therapist since 2007 so I have a lot of tools at my disposal, but even I didn't realise how being a parent could trigger so many feelings and beliefs in me that I didn't even know existed (or thought I'd cleared years ago)!
Through searching for answers (and reading every parenting book out there) I found the Conscious Parenting community, received my own coaching and discovered a whole new way to connect and communicate with my daughter (and husband) in ways I didn't think were possible.
This is why I am now focussing my practice on helping parents with strong-willed, spirited and sensitive children (although I do still see clients without children for therapy sessions). I know what support these types of children need (which is often different from children who don't fall into the above categories).
I passionately want to help change the world by teaching parents how to raise secure, emotionally intelligent, mindful and compassionate children in a way that doesn't diminish the spirit in them. The future is certainly in need of more people like that.
I'm from Chicago originally but now live with my husband and my daughter in London and have been successfully working with clients one-to-one and in groups throughout the London area and internationally online.
Unlike many in the coaching field, I am trained in counselling, cognitive therapy (using the latest in brain-science techniques), hypnotherapy, counselling, NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) and mindfulness. I am also the author of the book You Can Choose to be Joyful.
I am passionate about helping you to de-stress and be the loving, joyful and connected parent you most want to be. It would be my honour to lead you on a journey of transformation growth, not just for your children but for yourself.
If you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed by parenting and are looking for ways to live more in harmony with your strong-willed, spirited and sensitive child/children, then you've come to the right place. I will teach you techniques to better manage the emotional stress of everyday parenting, help you to identify your triggers and limiting beliefs, assist you in building loving and supportive boundaries for your family and help you and your loved ones develop the tools necessary for transformation.
Certification in Parent Coaching from the Jai Institute - 2020
Emotional Brain Training (EBT) Certified Coach - 2015
Mindfulness Training (Mindfulness Institute) - 2014
Meditation Instructor Certificate (Gateway) - 2013
Certificate in Weight Management (Clem Turner Hypnotherapy) - 2013
Certificate in Working with IBS (Academy of Clinical and Medical Hypnosis) - 2012
Certificate in Emotional Freedom Technique EFT (iEFT) - 2010
Hypno-CBT Training (UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy) - 2009
Anxiety Specialist Certification (UK Academy of Therapeutic Arts and Sciences) - 2009
National Council for Hypnotherapy - Accredited Member - 2007
Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy (Quest Institute) - 2007
NLP Practitioner Certificate (Quest Institute) - 2007
Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (NCH) - 2007
“It's not what you leave to your children that matters, but what you leave in them.”