Interview with Laura Whitelaw By Hanan Awaad
Laura Whitelaw is a Certified Tapping Into Wealth Coach. When I met her, she explained to me how she helps professionals and entrepreneurs gain more clarity, peace of mind and confidence in being able to achieve their money goals. So, I decided to get more information as I never heard of ‘Tapping’ before.
Q. Laura , you told me that your personal experience lead you to become the Money Coach, how?
Money is a big source of stress for a lot of people. It can destroy relationships, end marriages, rob people of their peace of mind, keep people awake at night, and more. It doesn’t need to be this way, however. We live in an abundant universe and there are more than enough resources to go around. People have the ability to create whatever they need and want. I typically work with small and independent business owners and entrepreneurs to help them reach their income goals.
Q. Why some people need money coaching, and it is different from business or personal coaching?
Yes, my focus is primarily on money mindset coaching. I help people break through the invisible glass ceilings that they create for themselves based on their beliefs and paradigms. They may have grown up with messages from family or the media that having money is bad or that people like them won’t ever find financial success. These beliefs are typically stuck in their subconscious and so they are not usually aware of them until we work together. Once these negative limiting beliefs are released, it frees them up to being able to create something more with their financial lives. Achieving their money goals then happens more naturally and easily without so much struggle.
Q. Many of entrepreneurs believe that by working harder, investing more effort and tie in their venture, they will increase their income and grow their business. How money blocks play a role in achieving success no matter how hard we work?
Well when you work yourself to the point of exhaustion, you are far less likely to be resourceful. In addition, stress and tiredness prevent you from being able to serve your business/customers in the best way possible. One major money block or belief that many of my clients have is “you have to work hard to earn money” and to an ever greater degree, “you have to work hard to deserve money”. So, if on a subconscious level, you don’t believe you deserve money and success, that will drive your habit of working harder and harder with limited results.
Q. You talk about “clarity.” Isn’t it clear that almost every individual wants more money and to generate more income? Why many people feel stuck then?
When I talk about clarity, I am referring to clarity in terms of goals and a vision for your business. Even with all the evidence that by setting written goals, you are far more likely to achieve them, I’ve found that most people don’t. Often the reason is that they fear that they won’t be able to achieve their goals and worry that they will be heartbroken if, by the end of the year, they’ve missed the mark. So, as you can see there is a lot of negative emotion and limiting beliefs that are tied up in the goal setting process so, I help people clean that stuff up so that it’s not driving their behaviour in a self-defeating way.One of the concepts that
Q. One of the concepts that was new to me while reading your profile and researching the field is “Tapping.” How tapping on specific points in the body can help solve money issues?
I love tapping. I have first introduced to it about 15 years ago and have been using it as a tool for myself and others ever since. The theory behind tapping is that there is a mind/body connection with any kind of trauma you’ve experienced and so that can be anything from a car accident to being yelled at by your Grade 1 teacher in the elementary school to hearing your parents lament about how expensive everything is. There are emotions tied to beliefs and memories that keep them locked in place and encourage the behaviour to continue. With tapping, we are able to release the emotions so that you are able to more easily take a new course of action or begin thinking more empowering thoughts. Tapping frees you up so that life becomes less of a struggle.
Q. In your coaching, you create a system to resolve many negative emotions, how your approach is different from psychiatrists?
Well to be clear, I did not create tapping. The method has been around for a long time and was initially pioneered by Dr Roger Callahan in the US and later adapted by Gary Craig. As mentioned earlier, I specifically work with small business owners and entrepreneurs on their money blocks to help them achieve their goals. When I start working with a new client, I have them complete an assessment first to ensure there isn’t something else going on there such as bipolar disorder, a history of sexual abuse, etc as I am not trained to provide help to people with more serious psychological issues. A psychiatrist, on the other hand, will work with people on a variety of mental and emotional issues, sometimes prescribing medication or other treatments. There are a number of psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers out there who also use tapping in their practice.
Originally posted 2017-05-04 18:45:35.