Greetings, readers! Today, we have the pleasure of introducing you to Ansa Lange, a multifaceted individual whose interests in life and business have enabled her to integrate a unique approach to coaching and supporting her clients. Ansa is an ICR-certifiedLife Coach and an EFTi-certified practitioner.

As we delve into Ansa’s story, you’ll notice how one of her core values, CREATIVITY, has played an important role in positioning her with unique abilities and approaches in the growth mindset shifts she helps create for her clients with her creative solutions.

Overview of Business:

Ansa offers a compassionate and non-judgmental space where she helps her clients unpack whatever it is that they need to sort out. What truly sets her apart is her unwavering commitment to finding creative and personalised solutions, using cutting-edge research, and providing exceptional support on each client’s journey. She aims to redefine industry standards by integrating mind, body, and spirit to empower her clients with a holistic way to excel in life by tapping into a growth mindset.

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Ansa Lange, Life Coach, Parenting Specialist, and Trauma Counselor

Ansa, how did you decide on the name of your business?

The spark that ignited “Mindshift with Ansa” was born from countless clients and friends alike who mentioned the feeling of hope they experience when they leave a session. I realised that to experience hope despite distress, adversity, and desperation, one needs to undergo a mind shift.

How does this mind shift take place with your coaching approach?

The desire to integrate my personal experiences, my education in natural medicine,my interest in functional nutrition, the intricacies of addictions, various therapeutic modalities, and eventually my postgraduate qualification as a life coach enables me to offer creative personalised solutions tailored to each client’s needs. Allowing clients to find their solutions through a growth mindset process instead of providing solutions that keep them in a fixed mindset.

Can you tell us about the journey that led you to become a life coach, parenting specialist, and trauma counselor?

My journey to becoming a life coach, parenting specialist, and trauma counselor resulted from my own transformative experiences and childhood. Over the last four decades, I’ve learned valuable lessons from personal setbacks, trauma, and adversity. These experiences inspired me to educate and qualify myself so I could help others overcome their hurdles and help them build meaningful lives.

What motivated you to specialise in parenting, and how do you help parents build confidence in their roles?

Becoming a parent comes with idealistic dreams, many uncertainties, and unexpected challenges. I’m motivated to equip parents with the practical tools, support, and confidence they need to raise resilient and independent children with a growth mindset. I support parents in discovering personalised strategies to create healthy family dynamics, positive discipline, and routine. I do not believe there is a one-size-fits-all approach for running a family.

Can you elaborate on your belief that any chaos can be turned into calm, and how you assist clients in achieving this transformation?

I believe that with the necessary skills and support, any chaos can indeed be transformed into calm. Learning to become present, and practicing mindfulness, makes it possible to connect with what we need to create meaning in our lives. Having clarity about what we find meaningful reveals our purpose. A clear purpose serves as a compass, providing direction. Guiding my clients through this journey ensures profound change and lasting transformation. So, the transformation from chaotic disconnect to clear meaningful direction is my goal and I support my members in my free Facebook Community

Who inspires you to keep building a meaningful life of purpose?

So many people inspire me! My husband of three decades has witnessed my lows and highs and never once stopped believing in me. Our two beautiful children have started navigating their adult lives. My wonderful village consists of family and friends who are amazing role models and mentors. Of course, the love and appreciation I receive from my clients mean the world to me!

If you could change one thing about your industry, what would it be and why?

Not so much about my industry, but perhaps about integrating physical, psychological, and spiritual health. In my opinion, the healthcare system could benefit immensely from incorporating an integrated approach by bringing mind, body, and soul together. The detrimental effects of stress and unresolved trauma on our overall well-being are hugely underestimated. Addressing the underlying emotional distress of a client alongside the necessary medical interventions would be a dream come true for me.

How does your therapeutic coaching process differ from traditional methods that may take longer to produce results?

Through my techniques, I address my client’s entire energetic system by using bottom-up techniques instead of relying solely on top-down methods. This helps individuals integrate and process past traumas and fears that may hold them back from living their purpose. Clients may have different preferences, and I tailor my approach to each client’s unique needs.

Who is a good fit for your Thought Journey Process?

Individuals who desire to connect with themselves and their lives in a more fulfilling way to embrace their purpose will love the Thought Journey Process. They will discover creative solutions, expand their thoughts, activate a growth mindset, and uncover essential skills to turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones.

Is there anything that you focus on specifically?

I believe our ability to tolerate distressing situations is one of the most important skills for success in life, relationships, and business. So, I focus on four important pillars to help my clients move from chaos to calm with clarity:

  1. Mindfulness, which is learning to live in the present.
  2. How to develop distress tolerance skills
  3. Real connection with others and oneself to nurture relationships.
  4. Recognising emotions, thoughts, and triggers to develop impulse control and improve self-regulation techniques.

How do you ensure transformation with lasting results?

A favourite process I use for lasting transformation helps the brain process and integrate both negative and positive information on different levels—thinking, emotions, and senses (somatic). I utilise techniques such as Multi-Level Neuro-Processing™ (MLNP) and Emotional Freedom Techniques.

Ansa, can you explain what bottom-up techniques and top-down techniques are?

Certainly, Top-Down techniques typically involve working with the conscious mind to influence and modify underlying thoughts and feelings. Talk therapy is an example of this. Bottom-up techniques, like Multi-Level-Neuro-Processing and Emotional Freedom Techniques, target physiological and sensory experiences to address psychological issues. These approaches focus on the body’s reactions and sensory processes, influencing emotions, thoughts, and behaviours by working from the bottom (the sensory level) to the top (the cognitive level). Bottom-up techniques are safe and powerful and can be applied to various areas, including trauma, anger and rage issues, anxiety and panic, chronic pain, creativity enhancement, emotional trauma, phobias, performance improvement in sports, and more.

You can read more about how I approach my growth mindset sessions and what you will gain from working with me on my website.

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👧 👶 👦 Ouers wat hul kinders oorbeskerm en álles vir hulle doen, doen hulle ’n groot onreg
aan, omdat hulle nooit leer dat hulle dinge self kan doen nie.
Ansa Lange, stigter van Future Fit Parenting wat ouerskapwerkswinkels aanbied, sê ’n kind kry
só die boodskap dat jy nie vertroue in sy vermoë het nie of dat hy nie verantwoordelikheid hoef
te aanvaar nie.
Die terapeut en lewensafrigter van Bloemfontein sê dié kinders sukkel later in hul volwasse lewe
om aan te pas, omdat hulle geleer het alles word vir hulle doen.
“Die oomblik as jou kinders iets self kan doen, moet jy dit nie meer vir hulle doen nie, glad nie.
“Ouers se verantwoordelikheid is eintlik om hul kinders te leer om so gou as moontlik
onafhanklik te wees – na my mening word jou sukses as ouer daaraan gekoppel.”
Netwerk24 het met Lange gesels na aanleiding van ’n treffende pleidooi aan ouers van ene Elana
Barke wat vroeër op die Facebookblad Studiemeester SA geplaas is.
Dit handel oor alles wat ouers vir hul kinders doen en laat hulle wonder of hulle dit vir hulself of
die kind doen.
BARKE SKRYF sy was ’n onderwyser vir 13 jaar en het twee seuns.
In die skrywe vra sy onder meer dat mense ophou om hul kinders vir allerhande kompetisies in te
skryf, ophou hul skooltake doen, ophou om hulle in “naamklere” te klee, ophou om duur tema
partytjies vir kleintjies wat nog nie kan praat nie te hou, en ophou om hulle vir elke
“stimulerende” aktiwiteit in te skryf.
“Hou op om jou kind se skooltake te doen, die onderwysers giggel lekker vir jou vreemde
“Los jou kind dat hy van die hond met die lang tande skryf in sy opstel, hy leer dan om homself
uit te druk en dat sy gevoelens en opinies saak maak,” skryf sy onder meer.
Sy sê kinders wil speel sonder om bekommerd te wees dat hulle hul duur klere beskadig en raak
moeg om aan elke aktiwiteit, waarvoor jy boonop “deur jou ore” betaal, deel te neem
“Jou kind is nie ’n skouperdjie nie, ook nie ’n troeteldiertjie nie. Gesels, lag, raak vuil en wees
Staan terug, haal asem en wees net,” is Barke se boodskap.
❓ Lange sê ouers moet hulself afvra wat hul beweegrede is – doen hulle dit vir hulself of die
kind? Sy sê ouers doen dikwels al dié goed vir hul kinders uit ’n selfsugtige oogpunt, omdat dit
hulle na goeie ouers laat lyk.
Hierdie artikel se FB post het viral gegaan – baie reaksie
uitgelok – dalk het jy ’n voorstel om dit te leverage – anders dalk
in in ’n blog artikel?
💟 Sy sê talle kwessies wat mense as volwassenes beleef, het begin by ouers se goeie bedoelings
en onkunde.
✅ “Ouers se taak is om hul kinders te help om hulle te help om hul tyd reg te bestuur, te
prioritiseer en veerkragtig te wees en gesonde keuses te maak.”
Sy sê as ouers hul kinders se take doen, glo hulle nooit in hul eie vaardighede nie en ontwikkel
nie ’n verwysingsraamwerk van wat vir hulle moontlik is nie. Dit spoel oor in hul volwasse lewe.
😔 Wanneer is die aktiwiteite te veel en die druk om te presteer te hoog?
“As die kind se geestesgesondheid daaronder begin ly. Wanneer die kind simptome van angs
begin toon en begin onttrek. Kinders wat te bang is vir hul ouers sal onttrek en dié wat eiesinnig
is, kan buitengewoon opstandig word.”
🏆 Sy sê ouers moet hul kinders leer dat hulle moet presteer en oefen in die mate waarop hulle
op hulself sal trots wees. Hulle moet leer hul ouers sal dan trots wees omdat hulle op hulself trots
is en volgens eie vermoë presteer. Anders word selfwaarde op eksterne goed gebou.
“Jy moet jou kind, en jouself, nooit leer om identiteit op die hoogtepunte van die lewe te bou nie,
want wie is jy dan in die laagtepunte?”
Ouers moet hul kinders leer om terug te bons in slegte tye, sê Lange.
🕊 “Daar’s ’n fyn lyn om jou kinders genoeg te ondersteun dat hulle genoeg in hulself glo om
alleen te vlieg en nie altyd eerder op Mamma se rug saam te moet vlieg nie.”