BodyMind Life Coaching

BodyMind Fitness Training

 

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BodyMind Life Coaching

Personal Coaching for
Life Transitions, Professional Success and Achieving Life Goals

Who | What | Why | How | Sample Exercises | Participant Comments

 

Who

 

Individuals seeking to profoundly enhance their ability to successfully negotiate life transitions, attain goals, and reach their personal/professional best.


 

What

 

BodyMind Life Coaching is innovative personal development coaching that emphasizes body-mind connection to strengthen natural intelligence, and help people of all ages and walks of life experience significant increases in vitality, focus, productivity and presence.

 

 

Why

 

Body Mind Life Coaching develops dynamic self-awareness and natural intelligence to:

  • support and guide life/career transitions
  • enhance communication skills
  • create conflict resolution
  • build better relationships
  • achieve life goals

 

How

 

BodyMind Life Coaching integrates body-based and cognitive techniques to develop step-by-step strategies to rapidly:

  1. Identify where you are now
  2. Decide where you want to be
  3. Create practical action steps to get there.

BodyMind Coaching employs experiential anatomy and cognitive/behavioral change techniques to create and support personal development.


 

Sample
Exercises

 

Body Referencing

Body referencing is simply using the body as a source of information, observing without judgment– sensations, thoughts and feeling – in the present moment. BodyMindWellBeing participants explore new relationships with their bodies. Enhancing the ability to a) breathe more fully, b) track sensation and c) integrate movement, trains the capacity to connect and identify with the life of the body, and its natural intelligence.

The following are examples of exercises to improve body-mind well-being.

Warm-up Exercise

Goals:

  1. Become aware of inner sensation.
  2. Practice tracking sensation.
  3. Experience body self-referencing.

Instructions:

  • find a space in the room where you can quietly and comfortably lie down on your back
  • use your mind to focus on bodily sensations, such as tension, looseness, temperature or pressure.
  • allow your breath to deepen, taking in just a bit more oxygen and lengthening the exhalation
  • bring your attention to your feet; notice the temperature; feel the weight of them against the floor; let them relax into the floor
  • let your attention move up through your ankles and into your lower legs; releasing any tension around the knees; continue to let your breath deepen
  • move your attention into your upper legs; letting the big muscles in the front and the back of the thighs release; feel the weight of the legs spread into the floor; if your mind begins to wonder, gently bring it back to noticing sensation in the body
  • bring your attention into your torso; notice the weight of your hips against the floor; feel the width of your back against the floor; relax the muscles of the belly; notice the gentle rise and fall of the ribcage as you deepen your breath
  • let your attention move into your arms; feel the weight of your elbows; notice the temperature and tension in your fingers and hands; bring your attention from your hands through your arms to your shoulders; feel the weight of your shoulders against the floor; let your breath be deep
  • move your attention into the throat, letting it feel wide and open; release your jaw and the back of your tongue
  • let your attention move into your face, releasing any tension held around the mouth, and between the eyes; relax your face completely, yielding to gravity, wearing a mask for no one; let go of your breath as it continues to deepen
  • bring your attention to the rest of your head; let your scalp relax; feel the weight of your head yield into the floor
  • take a moment to scan your body, using your attention to notice any part that is not relaxed; imagine your next breath moving into this part, releasing tension as you exhale
  • allow yourself to maintain a relaxed and aware state, sustaining full contact with your inner sensations, while beginning to bring your attention back into the room; slowly stretching and moving until you are in a seated position
Exercise: Movement and Breath

Goals:

  • Practice conscious use of breath.
  • Gain awareness and mastery of body parts.

Instructions:

  • find a place to stand in the room, with space around you to move; bring your attention to your breath. The rise and fall of the breath movement is mirrored throughout the changing world, echoing natures ebb and flow, the universal in and out that is inherent in all living things. Living creatures breathe in life sustaining fuel, and exhale metabolic waste and toxins. Breathing activates movement and sensation.
  • as each body part is announced, move only this part of your body, and move only on the exhalation of breath; stillness on inhalation, movement on exhalation
  • (body parts announced: head, shoulders, elbows, right hand, left hand, hips, knees, right foot, left foot, both feet, right leg, left leg, both legs, torso, etc.)
  • begin moving across the space, using the whole body, locomotion only on the exhalation, stillness on the inhalation

For group/class, the following may be added:

  • explore the possibility of joining another persons rhythm, moving when they move, stillness together
  • explore the possibility of all the duets joining, everyone exhaling and moving at the same time

Where appropriate:

  • Half the group watches, half the group moves/switch

 

 

Participant
Comments

 

"I guess I was basically bored with my life, and didn't realize it ... something was missing. My wife bought me 10 coaching sessions for our anniversary. I was able to see that there were simple ways to make small changes that helped me deal with situations at work, make better decisions, and leave me with some energy to investigate new interests. The insight and clarity gained from Holly's coaching helped me to regain an sense of purpose, and make a long term plan for balancing my work and family life."

"As a sales rep for a large firm, I wanted to develop a competitive edge. BodyMind coaching assisted me in practicing a clearer communication style ... it increased my effectiveness, and my sales!"

 
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BodyMind Fitness Training

 
Who | What | Why | How | Participant Comments
         
   

Who

 

Novice to Pro, Individual or Group, Homebased or on Site,
Home, Health Clubs, Spas or Healing Retreats.

 

 

What

 

BodyMind Fitness Training is a unique approach to fitness/wellbeing that produces great results, while embracing your natural, healthy beautiful body and efficient movement - at any age.

  • Ongoing Instruction/training (group/individual)
  • Introductory experiential lecture/demonstration
  • 1 - 5 day workshops


 

Why

 

BodyMind Fitness Training infuses traditional fitness methods/Pilates exercises with embodiment training to promote natural beauty and profound self-respect. It encompasses both the physical and minful components of fitness. The benefits include:

  • developing core strength/lean muscle/bone density
  • increasing balance/flexability/cardiovascular endurance
  • stimulating vitality and kinesthetic awareness
  • enhancing immunity
  • decreasing excess fat
  • reducing stress symptoms

 

 

How

 

BodyMind Fitness Training accelerates and intensifies your overall fitness results by coaching (motivating/teaching) you to resource your body's natural intellegence.
BodyMind Fitness Training employs:

  • experiential anatomy
  • natural movement patterns
  • Pilates techniques
  • structural alignment procedures
  • resistance/weight training
  • guided imagery

Exploring body systems (muscle, bone endocrine, organs, skin, fat, fluids ans nervous system) and movement patterns (yield, push, reach, pull, grasp) facillitates a genuine and practical relationship with your body. Working with core strength, balance, stability, coordination, flow, and body-mind dialogue, increases your ability to resource your strength and basic goodness, for greater satisfaction in life.

 

 

Participant
Comments

 

"I have reclaimed a body that I thought I'd never have again! I look good, and feel wonderful. I recommend Holly's coaching to anyone. I have lost weight, but more important to me, is the fact that I have more strength, more confidence in myself."

"I have been working-out for years . . . you know, aerobic classes of all kinds and some weight training. I always felt like I was wrestling with my body. This type of training [BodyMindWellBeing] was different. I've discovered that I don't have to fight with myself; fitness doesn't have to be a constant battle. That's not to say I don't sweat or feel the burn. Actually, that's just it . . . I feel my body, feel myself in my body, more. I know when I can push more, and when I need to back-off. My attitude about myself, my body, and about working-out, is much better."

"I have been playing soccer since I was a kid. Now that I'm 40, and playing with my sons, I have to rely on different skills. BodyMindWellBeing helped increase my flexibility and balance. At first, the exercises seemed kind of simple, and well, different. But the more I stayed with it, the better my playing got, ... I enjoyed it more, and with less injuries, too."

 

 
         

 

 

 
   
   
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