What is mind-body coaching?
Mind-body coaching was born out of a growing need to heal chronic symptoms like anxiety, pain, insomnia and depression. In my coaching practice, I use a combination of modern and ancient approaches to help my clients move out of their head and into the healing wisdom of their body. For example, I use the Buddhist practice of nonresistance, work at the level of the nervous system to heal the flight/flight/freeze response, stimulate the vagus nerve to gently release stored trauma from the body, employ emotional awareness techniques that allow the release of long-held anger, grief and other BIG emotions and I love doing self-compassion work with my clients.
The real gem of mind-body coaching is that it will access your brilliant inner guide (intuition) which knows EXACTLY the right path for you to achieve the goals you dearly wish for. How? By cultivating awareness of these four voices that are always speaking to us: the mind, the body, the emotions and the intuition.
There’s a Buddhist phrase called “monkey mind”: it’s the never-ending parade of thoughts marching through your head. The overstimulation and pace of modern life combined with monkey mind is a recipe for stress. In mind-body coaching, we learn how to observe thoughts and work with them in a way that serves our higher self. Peace of mind is a beautiful thing. Learn more >>
Grief, anger and fear can be so “big” that we numb ourselves with everything from overwork to addictions to holding our breath. But suppressing emotion saps energy, and over time we end up with physical symptoms like pain. In mind-body coaching, we learn how to make intense emotions safe and workable. When we embrace feelings instead of suppressing them, health and joy return. Learn more >>
In the Four Agreements, Miguel Ruiz writes: “Go inside and listen to your body. Because your body will never lie to you.” The body has an innate intelligence that is always guiding us to our highest good. Unfortunately stress and trauma creates mind-body dissociation. Through coaching, we learn to reconnect with the intelligence of the body. In this way, past traumas can be released and wellness is restored. Learn more >>
Hearing the voice of intuition is the true reward of mind-body coaching; although physical and emotional healing are welcome side effects! Your intuition is always speaking to you. Are you listening? If you’re overwhelmed, exhausted or sick – take heart. Your intuition is calling for something new and extraordinary to take shape in your life. Let’s find out what it is.
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“You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.”
~ From "Wild Geese" by Mary Oliver
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