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,
Nina
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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Mindful Summer Time, Issue#6

Where I come from in Sweden, summers are usually short and not always sunny, and whenever the sun is shining you have to be outside. Here in Texas its the complete opposite! Also, with degrees around 100F, it’s a challenge with outdoor activities. Well, its all good and I am adjusting to my new lifestyle. Also, I am fortunate enough to go to Sweden for a couple of weeks in the end of August.

ICF MRC June 2016 BCC presentationAnother trip I recently did, was to the ICF Midwest Regional Conference in Indianapolis. Together with my colleague Helene Morais, we presented an interactive body-centered coaching session “Adding a body-centered tool to your practice; Moving beyond limiting associations. It was very rewarding and fun to be able to share one of Marlena Field’s (founder of the BCC method) body-centered coaching processes in person.

It’s always nourishing and energizing to spend time with the coaching community. Marshall Goldsmith, the Keynote speaker, brought some great energy as well as many other excellent presenters.

At Ann Betz and Ursula Pottinga’s session we learnt how neuroscience can help expand our effectiveness as coaches. I love how their research shows what we already know in body-centered coaching; that our brain is not just in our head! Their work show that we have neurons in our heart and gut, and that every part of our nervous system actually participates in processing information. Therefore it’s so important to include the body-centered perspective in our coaching, because when we only deal with “head” stuff we miss major aspects of our actual intelligence and insight.

Let’s finish with some words from Marshall Goldsmith; Life is short, follow your dreams and have fun NOW – we can’t change the play of hands but we have a choice how we play it”.

Happy playful, relaxing and mindful summer!

Love and presence,
Nina
Upcoming body-centered coaching tele-trainings and events;

Free 30 minute Introductory Calls on my Body-Centered Coaching Tele-trainings, one for each module. This is a great opportunity to get your own experience and taste of whats covered in each module, how it can help you and your clients and meet me as the teacher. The first call on Moving beyond limits will be on Tuesday August 23, at 1-1:30pm CST, register to one or more calls here.
Two different time slots to chose between at your convenience for the Body-Centered Coaching Fall Tele-trainings Series, September 20/21 – weekly until November 15/16, 2016;

Fun and light living, Issue #5

 

Issue five – January 2016

Hi everyone and Happy New 2016,

This time of the year we get so bombarded with New Year’s resolutions and sometimes we forget the importance of just enjoying life and having fun! For example, did you know that research shows that having an active social life and spending time with friends and family, has the same favorable effects on the health as quit smoking? Having a fun and light living is actually good for your health and makes you live longer! If you want more to your list of proven, pleasurable and health strengthening activities, here are some recommendations (source SciLife);

  • Challenge your brain and keep it active
  • Have sex on a regular basis
  • Get enough sleep
  • Have fun and cultivate an optimistic lifestyle

A fun and light living is certainly on my personal resolution list! Additionally, I have mediation and mindfulness, as something I want to see more of in 2016. And isn’t it great how Law of Attraction works? Universe heard my message and the other day I received an invitation in my inbox to a free guided Mindful Meditation; Self-care for busy people by Kris Karr. I encourage you to check it out here, as well as other healthy lifestyle tips from Kris Karr – “The queen of Kale”. I have ordered the Mediation Album and now I am waiting eagerly to include it in my meditation practice!

So whats new in 2016 in my coaching business?

  • Free 30 minute Introductory Calls on my Body-Centered Coaching Tele-trainings, one for each module. This is a great opportunity to get your own experience and taste of whats covered in each module, how it can help you and your clients and meet me as the teacher. You can register to one or more calls here.
  • Two different time slots to chose between for your convenience for the BCC Spring Tele-trainings;
    • Tuesdays at 12-1:25pm CST, starts April 5, 2016 – early bird pricing through March 15, 2016.
    • Wednesdays at 5-6:25pm CST, starts April 6, 2016 – early bird pricing through March 16, 2016.
  • In person BCC presentation – together with my colleague Helene Morais, we are chosen with our presentation “Adding a body-centered tool to your practice; Moving beyond limiting associations” as breakout speakers at the 5th Annual ICF Regional Conference. I hope you are making plans to join me in Indianapolis June 23-25, 2016 for the largest gathering of coaches in North America this year! The early bird registration opens February 1st, more information here.

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Love and presence,
Nina