Shelly Chauhan, a chartered psychologist and executive coach, has coached and trained a large number of clients in the corporate world over the past eighteen years on issues such as resilience, stress management and emotional intelligence. In sessions with clients, the conversation regularly turned to parenting as they sought to discover how they could manage their stress levels to be better parents. Having two young children herself, Shelly was only too aware of the challenges of parenting and how parenting guilt and worry could affect other areas of one’s life. Over the years she came to realise that at the heart of many of these clients’ difficulties was their struggle to notice and regulate their emotional states, and how deeply this affected their ability to connect with, influence and feel genuine empathy for other people, including their children.
Based on years of meticulous research into the neuroscience of emotional regulation, stress and human connection, Shelly was inspired to translate this complex research into a methodology combining brain science with practical exercises to help clients enhance their capacity for emotional regulation, wellbeing and connection. Feedback from clients highlights the power of this approach to transform parenting and increase resilience, empathy and general wellbeing both in children and parents. Shelly has a deep sense of compassion towards children. She is committed to helping parents understand how powerful an impact loving connection has on the growing brains of their children and how their need to be loved, understood and accepted is hardwired into us all. Shelly lives in Surrey, England, with her husband and two children, aged ten and seven.