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One of the most remarkable discoveries of modern neuroscience is that the body controls the mind as much as the mind controls the body.

Our Approach to Coaching is Cutting Edge

We combine the most up-to-date brain and body science, to bring your awareness to the habit patterns of behavior that keep you stuck.

The approach is called Somatic Coaching. We use movement practices to retune your physical patterns and open capacity for new thoughts and emotions. We listen to what is important for you. And we talk. We offer extensive learning on ways to move through life’s challenges.

In truth our work, while cutting edge, is founded on principles and practices that have been known for quite some time. Now, advances in brain and body science can back up long-held wisdom with tangible data. Models and research show how habitual behaviors limit our capabilities and potential.

As humans we have many faculties that have helped us survive through the centuries. We are still using these faculties today. But we have lost the language and context to understand what we learn from our senses. We have lost sight of its applicability to our analytical world. Statements like “I have a feeling about this,” or “this seems wrong,” have no relevance in spreadsheets. But emerging research shows that people who can recognize their gut feelings, act in accordance with them, and sometimes against them if they are old habit patterns, become the leaders who are most followed, sought-after, and successful.

These leaders have learned to trust what their whole system is telling them. They use the information they get, not only from words, but from all their faculties at once.

New Skills and Language

Working somatically can help you learn the skills and language to use this information to your advantage, so you can become the next sought-after leader.

This process is multifaceted, and follows a similar learning pattern to how we developed into successful adults. As children we learn first through our senses. Between birth and two, we lay the foundation of who we are by observing and embodying the language, movement, mood, and reactions of our early care givers. From them, we establish what fun is, what is safe, how to behave and communicate.

These patterns are deeply engrained in our whole psychobiology. We can’t remember learning them, they are just who we are. Later in life, when we encounter stress, the patterns we learned as children dictate how we react as adults. Through the years, we have all added skills for communicating, dealing with conflict, giving and receiving feedback etc. But in that moment when shit hits the fan, we cannot access what we have learned. We simply react.

Understand Your Default Behavior

The somatic approach helps you understand your default patterns of behavior. Why you developed them, where they came from and how to move past them to more productive behaviors that serve the modern you. The somatic approach creates the capacity you think you should have when situations get tough. That may be conversations with your boss, spouse, or kids; perhaps concerns about money or success. In these situations, where you might today lose your cool and get reactive, the somatic approach enables patience, understanding, and perspective. You will learn to notice your automatic reactions, interrupt them, and choose instead to use the skills you have been learning over your lifetime. Situations that were once troubling become less intense, and you have more choices on how you react to them.

This is cutting edge because it moves beyond our over-reliance on intellectual thought and effort. This is the future of coaching. Tapping into ourselves somatically makes us more accountable, gives us more ways of ‘knowing’, more opportunity for connection, and a deeper satisfaction with our path through life.