Coaching in its traditional form is a form of dialogue that concerns present time issues or problems that affect a client. The problems often often but not always external to the client and may be business or project focussed, or an issue where the current form of logic and thinking is not leading to the desired outcome.
There is no need for a particular psychological aspect to the session, it often is about aspects of one’s own approaches to managing or leading people, organisations or projects in life, although psychological considerations often intrude into issues brought to coaching.
Coaching is almost a form of “talk” therapy where the coach and client discuss the particular known issues and behaviours that bring a client to seek help. In coaching specific problems are reviewed and addressed in order to bring greater clarity and understanding of the issues and of themselves. Coaching is more outcome focussed and does seek to elicit options, a possible best option to work with, and wrap up the issue in that session.
BodyMind coaching employs the use of an understanding of BodyMind dynamics and how they present in our bodily features, postures, gestures and other body language. This information is derived from the Reichian, Sensorimotor and Bioenergetic schools of BodyMind science, and body language non-verbal psychology.
This dimension allows discussion to also focus on the potential BodyMind characteristics of persons involved with dynamics with the client. The information allows one to gain potential insights into the primary inclinations and defences used by others of interest to the client, and which are often given away by bodily gestures and postures.
This information can create comparative advantages for clients in assessing strategies and key words to use in conversations in dealing situationally with these persons. This information is not typically found in conventional coaching disciplines and feedback from clients suggests it adds value to their sessions.
BodyMind coaching also brings awareness to the client of how their body reacts to their mind or thought patterns by protective postures, gestures, fidgets, and rituals. As a result clients normally report that their involvement in this form of counselling process creates a new level of conscious awareness of themself, new unconscious patterns of associated thought, a heightened sense of self-worth and ability to tackle ongoing life issues with new strategies and awareness.
BodyMind coaching employs recent scientific knowledge of Neuroscience and how we literally wire our minds and thinking into actual neural circuits in the brain. Neuroscience now tells us that we develop neural circuits or associated maps in our thinking which left unchallenged will keep us in the same thought patterns all through our life.
The intervention of coaching can change the thinking and mental associations a person typically adopts, with concurrent changes in the brain neural circuits that link and fire when that thinking occurs. Using particular coaching techniques we create change at both the mind and brain levels.