Coaching is a way to get more out of yourself and your life than you can get on your own. Holistic coaching focuses on the mind, body and spirit. It helps you see and understand yourself and life from a different perspective.
Where needed, I include various techniques and tools, such as creative exercises, relaxation and breathing exercises, Embodied Yoga Principles (EYP) and Yoga Nidra. These practices will be tailored to help you to overcome trauma and emotional issues and achieve your personal transformation.
Creative exercises are very helpful as a tool to explore and deal with emotions like anger and sadness. Being creative can also be used to help you relax, reflect on situations and on yourself. Some examples of creative exercises are putting together an (art) journal, creating an emotion wheel, designing a collage of your future or painting a self-portrait.
The breath may be the most powerful tool we have! You will learn different breathing exercises to clear anxiety and stress.
EYP - Embodied Yoga Principles
The body is not just an object. Your body is a part of who you are. Embodiment is a way of being as it relates to the body; your sense of yourself in relation to history, place, relationships with others and yourself. With EYP you explore how you can use your body to influence your mind and how you can use your mind to influence your body. EYP is a combination of body therapy, yoga, dance, improvisation and martial arts.
How and who you choose to be, directly impacts how you move through life. Yoga is a state of being.
Perhaps that seems foreign or weird to you, but by practising different aspects of yoga, you get to know yourself and the world around you better.
Meditation is the act of giving your attention to only one thing. In my coaching, I use various meditation exercises to focus the mind to achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state to facilitate healing and manifestation.
This is a powerful technique where you are brought into a deep state of relaxation in between waking and sleeping. It works to release physical, emotional and mental tensions and it allows deeply held emotions to dissipate gradually, and safely.
Yoga Nidra improves the function of your nervous system. During the practice, the sympathetic nervous system (fight-flight mode) is turned off and the parasympathetic nervous system (rest-digest mode) is activated. Yoga Nidra also improves the endocrine system, which affects your hormones.
I believe that the mind and body are inextricably connected.
Ayurveda recognizes three types of body constitutions, called doshas. Your dosha will help you understand what works and what doesn't work for your body to maintain balance, energy and health. I will give you recommendations on your routine and food choices to encourage your overall wellbeing.
“Yoga stills the fluctuations of the mind.”