What you can expect:
I integrate five key elements into my personal sessions:
– I use a Neuro Linguistic lens (top down approach) to help you explore your thought patterns, the beliefs you hold about yourself, and the world around you. Talking about past events can help gain insight into the challenges you are facing today. NLP can help bring a different perspective on our past and ultimately change the way the you think about things. When exploring the spoken word, I will invite you to bring awareness to your body. Safely shifting between the cognitive story and our biological story is an important part of the process. This helps us get to the root cause of the issue.
NLP Coaching is also excellent for goal setting, creating a meaningful vision and ascertaining core values.
– This bottom up approach includes the felt sense – bodily sensations. For many clients this can feel like learning a new language. Our body has a voice which is constantly communicating to us through our feelings, emotions, sensations and gestures. When we attune to our somatic self we can access deeper wisdom and intuition. It also allows us to have more access to the unconscious. This is where we have greater ability to process trauma and chronic stress.
– This would not be suitable for all clients and would only be integrated after a number of sessions and with safe connection, consent and clear boundary setting. Therapeutic touch would be offered in a titrated way (slowly) and provides support to the joints, connective tissue and visceral. Touching into the nervous system can provide deeper insights into our unconscious. We all need safe place to land and feel held. Unlike other body-touch work, my therapeutic touch happens over clothing.
– Like therapeutic touch, this is done with safe connection and boundary- setting. During sessions some clients feel an impulse to move their body in certain ways. Often these powerful somatic movements have been dormant in our system for many years, waiting to be discovered and expressed. Following our impulses in certain situations in the past might not have been safe at the time so inhibiting our movement was the best form of protection at the time. Often these somatic movements help clients shift from helplessness to inner-power, allowing them to feel stronger and more courageous in their personal & professional lives.