Yesterday is the past, tomorrow is the future and today is the gift, Issue #14.

I love eating my breakfast outside in the summer mornings. Usually, it’s very hot around this time in Texas, but this morning is perfect! Sunny, 22 C / 72 F and a fresh breeze. A quote from yesterday’s yoga class rings in my head; “yesterday is the past, tomorrow is the future, and today is a gift – that’s why it’s called the present.”

This morning really feels like a gift! I connect with my senses to be mindfully present; I listen to the birds, I taste the blueberries, I smell the aroma of my coffee, I feel the morning breeze on my skin and I see the sun shine through the trees.

It’s well know that practicing mindfulness gives us a greater well-being and can help us to increase our ability to regulate emotions, decrease stress, anxiety and depression. It can also help us to focus our attention, aswell as to observe our thoughts and feelings without judgment. All, which is very useful in our work with clients.

In Body-Centered Coaching, mindfulness plays a key role as it’s the core foundation along with the body sensations. To be mindful is a daily practice and it doesn’t’ have to be complicated! It can be seen as an intention to be aware, inspired, curious and open for what’s going on around us and inside of us, and it’s all about our own inner experience. Here is a great article from HuffPost on easy daily practices, enjoy!

I wish you a very happy and mindful summer! 

Love and presence,

Connect with your body

Issue Thirteen – February 2019

How do you connect with your body and inner knowing on a daily basis? Are you listening to your body’s signals or have you somehow turned into an adult who knows how to walk, but have forgotten you have a body?

The symptoms of disconnection with our bodes manifest in many ways and can compromise our health. The good thing though, is that it’s never too late to change! I used to think I didn’t have the time to listen to my body and that it would slow me down. Today, I know that when I I become mindful and listen to my body, it actually makes me more productive and therefore saves me time and energy.

One of my favorite ways to connect is through Kris Carr’s mediation for busy people. It’s amazing how my body and brain feel so renewed and refreshed after just 10-15 minutes of deeper breathing and meditation! I equally love my yoga practice – it’s like a journey to self; of self, through self and to self – as well as connecting with my body and mind through movement. I always come up with new ideas and solutions when I am out running in nature. Of course, there is no ‘one way fits all’. You need to find a way that works for you and also, to be compassionate with yourself on your journey.

As coaches and other helping professionals, we know how important it’s to walk our talk. By connecting with yourself as a whole being of body, mind and spirit, you can assist your clients to do the same. It will help your clients to slow down, connect with their inner knowing and get to the heart of what really matters to them. Here is my story on how I got into Body-Centered Coaching. Now it’s your turn!
Love and presence,
Upcoming Body-Centered Coaching Trainings and more 

Learn nine somatic keys to assist your clients to move beyond non-resourceful thinking! The Spring Body-Centered Coaching Online Trainings, 12.75 CCEUs, starts April 2, 2019. Register for one module (3 keys) at the time or complete all three; Beyond Limits, Decision Making and Embodied Resources. Early bird pricing ends March 12, 2019.

Presentation; “Moving Beyond Limiting Associations with Body- Centered Coaching Method” at the ICF All Texas Conference & Retreat, Burnet TX, 28-31 March, 2019.
It’s not too late to register! Join us and connect with yourself, colleagues, ICF accredited learning and nature! Visit our event Facebook page for more details.

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Coaching, Mindfulness and the Body’s Wisdom, Issue #3


Fall is here! Even if you can’t tell by the warm weather here in Texas… the Fall semester has started and it’s well on its way. The school summer break is over and everybody is back into the routine again. And it’s necessarily not a bad thing! I have been blessed with a great, fun and relaxing summer, and now I feel ready for some new work challenges!

My Body-Centered Coaching Fall Tele Training Series (12 CCUEs) starts on September 22 – weekly until November 17, 2015, with Moving Beyond Limits.

images (1)Learn proven somatic, body-centered techniques founded by Marlena Field, to encourage yourself and/or your clients to move from head to heart. Join me for this highly interactive and practical tele-trainings module and you will discover what’s possible for you and your clients when we can move beyond our limiting beliefs. You can get more information about the Series three modules, and how to register here.

On October 15, 2015, I will attend the 16th annual Texas Conference for Women, in Austin, TX. The conference offers… “the community and connection, the information and inspiration, the motivation and momentum to help you discover what you want—and go get it!” Its a very inspirational and life learning day that I can recommend any woman!

And for the third time at the Conference, I will offer my coaching services in the Coaches Corner. Its designed to give Conference attendees an opportunity for one-on-one “speed coaching” sessions with an accredited coach from the Austin chapter of International Coach Federation (ICF). I would love for you to join me at the Conference, register here!

I am passionate about my body-centered coaching and I love sharing what I know! Therefore, I am happy for the opportunity to speak at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Austin. At a breakfast in October, I will get the chance to share some of my coaching experiences and tips with the group “Young Professional Women”. What an honor to serve these young, future leaders! Its exciting and brings to mind how an upcoming speaker of the Texas Womens Conference completed the sentence;
“When a woman is in charge…
….problems get solved, opportunities are realized and potentials are reached“.

Love and presence,

Copyright © 2015 Nina Mioen International Life Coaching, All rights reserved.

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Include the body in the coaching conversation – by Nina Mioen


The new year of 2015 couldn’t have started on a better note! After a fun and exciting family-ski-trip with my husband and our three sons to Taos, New Mexico, I got to full-heartedly dive in to the work and planning of the upcoming Body-Centered-Coaching Tele-Trainings, starting in April 7, 2015.

Together with two other talented and inspiring Body-Centered Coaches, Jeannie Campanelli and Marcia Dorfman, we will offer The Body-Centered Method, founded by Marlena Field, through highly interactive and practical tele-trainings. All three of us are trained and supervised by Marlena Field, and we all share the same passion for the Body-Centered Method. We know from our own experience, as well as coaching with our clients, that including the body in the conversation is a powerful way to get to the heart of the matter with greater speed and clarity.

Its a privilege to continue and expand Marlena Fields work through teaching body-centered methods. Its also a privilege for me to be part of this experienced Trio of Trainers. I love the synergy and the vital energy to work and plan together! I also believe it will benefit the participants to have an experience of each of our styles.

So, why body-centered coaching, and not just coaching, you might ask? And I would answer, when you don’t include the body in the coaching conversation, something valuable gets missed! The practice of body-centered coaching recognizes that body, mind and spirit are different aspects of your whole being, like different doorways into the same house. Sometimes your heart wants to go in one direction and your mind in another. When you pay attention to the totality of body, mind and spirit, you listen with all parts of your being – eyes, ears, heart, soul, body, and mind – encouraging all parts to be heard and respected. The individual parts partner with each other for the greatest good – for you, those around you and for the environment. You need to listen to your heart’s wisdom, as well as your mind.  Although the Body-Centered Coaching Method focuses on the body as an avenue for insight and learning, the reality is that you as a whole person is moving toward becoming more integrated.

As a coach, I know I can make an important difference by assisting my clients to get to the heart of what really matters to them. I can be a significant witness as they move towards greater harmony in their lives. As I include the body in the coaching conversation, I witness more sustainable change and insight with my clients.

Nina Mioen, ACC, CBCC, CVCC