Tuning into Yourself
BodyMind Coaching is the process of tuning into the body, its intuition, and its gut feeling so one can truly listen to what it is saying. So many individuals are running around, disconnected from their bodies. We tend to be overworked and overstressed, finding little or no time to make ourselves a priority. The objective of BodyMind coaching is to support women in identifying the root cause of this stress and help them create new daily habits or patterns to better manage the stress and pain in their life.
“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” – Rumi
This quote, to me, speaks of right livelihood and an expansive approach to embodying our divine essence. I believe that cultivating a deep nature connection is essential to living a life more aligned with our soul.
Our beautiful minds are a record of the past. Our experiences are a combination of what our brains and bodies record, along with a chemical release (depending on what happened in the experience), but mostly the emotion we assign to the experience. The neurological networks wire together to create a roadmap—the way we respond to this experience gets mapped out and that’s how the body conserves energy. It will run this program over and over again when faced with similar situations— the body goes into auto-pilot. This is great for survival, but the problem is that this system works in the same manner when we get angry at a co-worker, get totally stressed about a car problem, or upset if someone speaks harshly to you.
The long term stress response creates downregulation in the genes and immune system, and ultimately body and mental illness prevail. This is precisely why it seems almost impossible to change. It literally takes energy to change. So how do you get inside that hardwired program of redundant responses based on past experiences? Is it possible to change the automatic way the body responds without your conscious awareness? How can one change anything with the mind alone without understanding how to change the chemical response associated with that thought?
Bodymind coaching steps in here as a very unique transformational process. First, we attempt to understand the neural networks or “the map”. Awareness is key and investigating our thoughts is where it all begins. We literally bring the “old program” out of our minds, and by identifying it, we bring the response road map to the forefront of our awareness. We work with all areas in life that a client desires to focus on, but particularly we start where the current “stuck spots” are, or where there’s pain and suffering in the body. Bodymind coaches all have touch as a unique skill set and have honed their craft over many years as healers. Bodymind coaches are well versed in alternative health approaches like massage and energy work.
Next, and most importantly, is understanding where you experience this energy in the body. This is super important. Most of us are walking around living in our head, assigning negative thoughts to most of our experience. If we can locate the place, texture, and all the details of what and where that negative contraction comes from in the body, then we have just made a bodymind connection! Once that’s truly felt in the body then we re-assign the emotion that you want to feel. AHHHHH, the neurons begin to create tiny tendrils in a newer set of networks just by this process alone. Everything is possible here. Once we have identified the new emotion that you’re inviting in, then we do the important embodiment work. This comes in many ways that is intuited by the coach—ranging from massage, energy work, movement, guided visualizations, breath work, to nature therapy. It’s so powerful to watch people come into full touch with what was missing, and when you embody a new emotion you actually release new chemicals from the glandular system. You’re saying YES to oxytocin which seriously makes a change in the body. Change cannot be intellectualized. It’s a body-mind-soul process in which we get in touch with ourselves so we can hear what the wisdom of the body knows and desires.
Lastly, the way to lasting change is implementation. Taking committed action toward the steps that your inner guidance system reveals to you, is the final kicker. Again, knowledge without action fills you with information, but that’s all it can do for you. Taking your next best steps forward can be slow and steady as you process this with your coach to break free from those barriers that were once blocking you.
We all have a deep connection to source and a purpose to fulfill in this lifetime. It can be a big life goal or it can simply be a sense of peace that you want. Your goals could be as simple as stressing less, reducing pain, or just change the way you feel as you go through your day.
Come back into your body, your home. Bodymind coaching is an excellent and unique opportunity to grow. I assure you the life you desire is available to you and there is always the true possibility of a life fulfilled.
WHAT SUPPORT WILL YOU RECEIVE?
Through BodyMind Coaching I help women feel aligned in their bodies by guiding them to embody the energy of how they want to feel. I coach and support clients to stop ignoring the signs and symptoms their bodies’ are telling them, and instead open their hearts to fully feel what it is the body needs to feel healthy and happy. This in turn allows them to cultivate this energy into positive changes they can see and feel good about in their everyday lives. In fact, when a client reconnects with the body and listens to what it’s saying, the positive effects ripple through so many other facets of life.
In order to change behavior I support clients on a journey to discover what it feels like to live a life fully connected. I genuinely believe that your body has all the answers, we just need to slow down, pause, breath and listen. The most common mistake I witness individuals make is looking for something outside of themselves when the answers to their questions are within. I teach clients how to listen and be heard. I find that when allowed the chance to pause, breath, and receive first, clients are able to give so much more to themselves and those around them.
BODYMIND COACHING IS FOR YOU IF…
- You have a desire to be the best version of yourself.
- You find yourself taking care of everyone and everything thing before you take care of yourself.
- You wish you could slow time down or have more time in the day.
- You are ready to make changes to your lifestyle that actually stick.
- You have been listening to everyone else rather than listening to what your body is telling you.
Wellness is generally means a healthy balance of the mind, body and soul that results in an overall feeling of well-being. It involves living life in choice, with self-motivated action. Life Coaching is a process that assists in bringing into balance different domains of our lives – the physical, intellectual, social, emotional, occupational, and spiritual, to name a few – with breathing, feeling and sensing. Paying attention to body-mind connections presents important pathways to wholeness and change. The power of breath connects it all.
In our sessions you will learn how to integrate the mind and body to deepen body-mind awareness, so you can move forward with energy and aliveness, two cornerstones to a sense of well-being in life.
Everything we experience in life, all insights we have and actions we take, are connected to the body. There are two phrases that are often said about body-mind work:
- The mind and body are one
- The body never lies
Tools taught will promote centering and relaxation, breath awareness, self- care and strategies for stress reduction. Specific issues that are often brought to Wellness Coaching, such as coping with anxiety, life transitions, healthful living and finding balance and meaning will be covered.
- To understand the importance of integrating “the language of the body”.
- To learn body-mind tools and techniques that you can immediately use in your real life.
- To practice and experiment with different skills and exercises to access the non-verbal to deepen awareness and forward the action & make life more wonderful.