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"It is not the critic who counts, not the one who points out how the strong man stumbled or how the doer of deeds might have done them better.  The credit belongs to the one who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred with sweat and dust and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasm, and the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, if he wins, knows the triumphs of achievement; and who, if he fails, at least while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt.


Ataraxia is a private life coaching office based in the Northern suburbs of Cape Town.  The meaning of the Greek term Ataraxia can be translated in many different ways, most all however coming back to tranquillity and freedom of the mind.  Liesl Saayman, New Insights PRO Life Coach, chose the following translation for her practice, “state of consciousness, characterized by freedom from mental agitation”. 


A state of consciousness is parallel with knowing who you are, why you behave a certain way and what you believe about the world and this is essential to determine how to get where you want to be in life.  Mental agitation is typically those voices we keep humming in our heads, creating fear and stopping us from living our dreams. 


Ataraxia works with individuals of any age who wants to make the change, who is tired of the lives they are living and are inspired to be more.  Whether it is an individual session, group work for our young minds in schools or at events with a collective wisdom of many, no one is too ordinary, too disempowered or too young or old to become the CEO of their lives.  In a supportive environment clients are pushed to go beyond what they think they are capable of and are inspired to be more, in a state of consciousness and freed from mental agitation.