Life coaching at La Crisalida or at home

If you need to move on from chronic stress, resentment, anxiety or depression or just want to get clear on how to move forward successfully with your life then our coaching services are designed for you.

An inspired life really means designing a life based upon your values or what’s important to you. Often, we find guests feeling “stuck” or uninspired because of obligations and debts they feel to others. Our coaching sessions can help to dissolve any illusions of disempowerment and provide the courage to take important steps forward in your life.

Coaching is a great addition to your life makeover retreat or can be embraced as a stand-alone way of meeting personal goals. We offer coaching sessions which provide guests with the insight, and resources necessary to move towards a state of forgiveness, gratitude and inspiration. Every coaching session is different as every guest is different. Coaching sessions are complimented by our wide range of life makeover workshops.

There are two coaching offerings here at the retreat:

Life and Success Coaching

The main premise of Life and Success coaching is to get clear about where you want to go and how to get there. You will identify your goals, then consider what challenges will need to be overcome to achieve your goals. Through structured techniques, the life and success coach supports, motivates, encourages and helps you to take ownership to achieve the goals you desire. A key part of Life and Success coaching is the action that you take after a session.

This form of coaching is ideal if one or more of the following apply:

  • you want to live up to your potential and seek success in any area of your life
  • you want to make significant changes to your life
  • you need clarity or direction about what you want in your life
  • you need to build self-belief and confidence

Life and Success coaching sessions last for one hour and can be booked individually or as a package of five sessions. Life and Success coaching sessions can be done face-to-face at the retreat or online/over the phone. For more information on prices and packages see below.

Transformational Coaching

Make massive changes to your life through transformational coaching.

Transformation coaching is an ideal choice if any of the following apply:

  • you regularly suffer from feelings of self-doubt or anxiety
  • you feel you are controlled by your negative thoughts and emotions
  • you want to find healthier ways of dealing with conflict
  • you are dealing with feelings of loss or grief
  • you are accident prone or regularly have crises in your life

In our transformational coaching offering, we utilise techniques from life coaching, NLP coaching, the DeMartini Method® and other cutting-edge coaching techniques where appropriate to help bring balance to the awareness of the mind, helping to reduce emotional mood swings and dissolve grief, fear and shame.

In an NLP-based coaching session, you can start to resolve the underlying issues behind the problems that you are experiencing. Pure NLP coaching does not tend to use goals, targets or action plans. By its very nature NLP coaching can involve exploring emotions, beliefs and values, that might be hindering or limiting your life, to release the emotions, freeing you up to start to live the life of your dreams.

Although there is no guarantee of specific results, NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) and other techniques are aimed to help you understand and release conflict, limiting beliefs or difficult emotional issues and help you to get clarity on how to move forward.

For more information about these coaching approaches and to learn more about the benefits to working with a life coach, read our blog article: discover the benefits of working with a life coach.

Coaching is offered at the retreat at an additional charge (it is not included in the retreat price). A copy of the current therapies available in-house at the retreat price list is available on our holistic treatments page.


I would 100% recommend the life coaching sessions with John - this is a must do, and make sure you do not leave without doing one. I found it profound and it made a huge difference to my life,
Rula, October 2019


Online coaching: New for 2020

For the first time we are delighted to offer online coaching, to enable you to take steps forward in your life, from the comfort of your own home.

There are two options available:

Life and Success Coaching, 100€ for one session or 450€ for a package of 5 sessions

As these sessions rely on action steps and goal achievement, we would suggest committing to a package of five sessions to be taken over a maximum period of six months. Sessions will last one hour each. Email support between sessions is included in this price.

Transformational Coaching, 200€ for one-off session

In the special one-off session, you will work to discover the underlying cause of the repeating problem to enable you to release it. The session will last 2 to 3 hours.

The sessions will take place online, so you work face-to-face with John. Life coaching sessions can also be done over the phone, if preferred.

If you are interested in arranging an online coaching session, please email us or contact us by sending a message (below).

Life coaches

We currently have one full time life coach at La Crisalida available for personalised coaching sessions:

  • Headshot of John Brant - Retreat Founder at La Crisalida Retreats

    John Brant

    John is an author, speaker and transformational coach. He oversees the retreats, as well as designing the life makeover workshops and training the programme team. John worked in the highly regarded actuarial profession before making significant changes in lifestyle culminating in his move to Spain. He is a master trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and is also qualified in hypnosis, life coaching and the Demartini Method. John is passionate about helping others to find success on their own inspired path.

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Common life coaching questions

  • Q.

    How long do the coaching sessions last at the retreat?


    At the retreat you can choose between a straight-forward life coaching session, which lasts 60 minutes or transformational coaching session which takes between two and three hours.

  • Q.

    Will one coaching session be enough?


    In transformational coaching, most guests find that they resolve their issues within one session. Occasionally two sessions are required and on rare occasions (where we are dealing with particularly complex issues) more session are required.

    For life coaching, we would recommend booking more than one session to help with continuous progress towards your goals.

  • Q.

    Do the workshops cover the same ground as the coaching?


    The themes covered in the workshops can complement and support the work done in the coaching sessions. However, coaching sessions are personalised to go much deeper. Transformational coaching is designed to resolve complex personal issues.

  • Q.

    What happens in a life coaching session?


    A typical life coaching session would start with the coach asking the client what their goals are. The session would move on to consider what challenges were in the way to achieving these goals, what could be done to overcome those challenges and finally what the client was willing to commit to take things forward. The goals and targets tend to be written down and the client is asked to keep them in plain view as much as possible, to remind and motivate them. A life coach would help the client to ensure their goals were strategic and congruent. The coach will have no specific agenda apart from helping the client to meet their goals.

  • Q.

    What happens in a transformational coaching session?


    Transformational coaching provides support in a safe environment. The first part of a session involves asking questions which quickly take you to the core of the issue. A typical session would start with the question: “if you had a magic wand what would you wish for by the end of this session”. The sessions are often quite deep and are always personalised. They can explore past life experiences that might have been difficult, so sometimes sessions can feel emotionally challenging.

    The transformational coach uses tools and techniques from NLP and the Demartini method as required once the underlying issues have been determined. By the end of the session however the client usually feel lighter, calm, centred and even grateful for their past life experience(s).

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