Louis Weinstock Child Psychologist

REDEFINING SUCCESS

“The ultimate, hidden truth of the world is that it is something that we make and could just as easily make differently.”

– David Graeber

Many of my clients are ‘successful’ in one way or another. But they have also been brought to their knees chasing someone else’s definition of ‘success’. Fame, money, status, and impact did not bring them to the promised land of everlasting joy. The truth is, we live in an achievement society. We are conditioned from the earliest age to believe we can be and do anything we want to. On social media, we scroll through a catwalk of models of success, each post

drip-feeding our nervous systems with a toxic mix of envy, anxiety, and not-enoughness. British psychotherapist Adam Phillips says that we are “haunted by the myth of our potential, of what we might have it in ourselves to be or do. The myth of our potential can make of our lives a perpetual falling short.”

And the particular idea of success entrenched in our culture is about the lone wolf, the individual hero who has battled against the odds to rise to the top. We celebrate the influencers, the big hitters, the bestsellers.

Many of my clients are ‘successful’ in one way or another. But they have also been brought to their knees chasing someone else’s definition of ‘success’. Fame, money, status, and impact did not bring them to the promised land of everlasting joy. The truth is, we live in an achievement society. We are conditioned from the earliest age to believe we can be and do anything we want to. On social media, we scroll through a catwalk of models of success, each post drip-feeding our nervous systems with a toxic mix of envy, anxiety, and not-enoughness. British psychotherapist Adam Phillips says that we are “haunted by the myth of our potential, of what we might have it in ourselves to be or do. The myth of our potential can make of our lives a perpetual falling short.”

And the particular idea of success entrenched in our culture is about the lone wolf, the individual hero who has battled against the odds to rise to the top. We celebrate the influencers, the big hitters, the bestsellers.

But behind the veil of our achievement obsessions lies a different story.
A story of loneliness, burnout and breakdown.

We destroy our habitat chasing infinite growth.

We destroy our minds and bodies chasing infinite potential.

As we compulsively chase success, ramping up our productivity, we can negatively impact those around us.

  •  We surround ourselves with successful people, and lose touch with old friends.
  • We are so busy trying to scale ourbusiness, we don’t notice our child has been self-harming.
  • We are so focused on ‘growing our community’, we don’t help the elderly neighbour next door.
  • We grow our personal brand, and lose touch with our true self.

Enough is enough, I say!

We need to stop, gather together, and take time to redefine success in a way that feels true, authentic, and sustainable. Sigmund Freud noticed that his patients kept repeating the same patterns that were causing them to suffer, and he gave this a name – ‘repetition compulsion’. That which has not been understood inevitably reappears; like an unlaid ghost, it cannot rest until the mystery has been resolved and the spell broken.

Are you ready to break the spell?

YOU

  • You are a leader, a creative, an entrepreneur.
  • You were born with a deep sense of responsibility.
  • You want to make the world a better place.
  • You have achieved some ‘success’ (but at what cost?).
  • You feel burned out.
  • You recognise you are stuck in patterns that are perpetuating the very things you are trying to change about the world.
  • You are ready to get radical, to break the spell and redefine success in a way that feels sustainable and authentic.

ME

  • I know what it feels like to be driven.
  • I know what it feels like to chase someone else’s ideal of ‘success’.
  • I know what it feels like to be burned out.
  • I am on a mission to help people redefine success in a way that is conducive to better health, better relationships, and a better world.
  • I work with highly successful people – founders of multi-million dollar companies, CEOs, social entrepreneurs, politicians, best-selling creatives.
  • I am an expert at identifying and transforming the deep patterns that drive us to chase ‘success’.
  • I am an expert at identifying and transforming the deep patterns that drive us to burnout.

How We Work Together

6 months of 1-1 therapeutic coaching tailored to your own unique needs.

A no bullshit assessment – reviewing all areas of your life and receiving direct, honest, compassionate feedback.

We use ritual and intention to create a sacred, powerful container for the transformation – an alchemical vessel – that includes deep transpersonal psychotherapy, spiritual mentoring, and executive coaching to: resolve unhelpful, deeply entrenched patterns, attune to and activate a definition of success and life path that resonates with your soul and with what the world needs.

Two scheduled 60 minute sessions a month – on Zoom.

Two 20-minute power coaching sessions per month to guide through a challenging moment.

A dedicated Whatsapp number – for fast brainstorming or Q&A by text of voice-note, with a reasonable response time.

I will be your dedicated thinking partner – mind and heart present – offering deep listening, direct feedback, strategic clarity, compassion, and accountability.

Your Investment

Your investment in the coaching programme is
£6k for 6 Months of intensive therapeutic coaching support