July 13, 2016 by John Andrew Williams
What is the most important part in the coaching process for you? Focusing on the client? Clearing the agenda? Listening and trusting the process? Yes! All of these things and one more: don’t forget that your client consists of not only a head (or mind) but a body too!
As you may know, life coaches often notice a client’s body reactions, and sometimes they choose to discuss that. Other times, the coach may just let the client know that his or her body reacts to something or a certain situation. But what if you try to build several powerful questions based on the feelings in the client’s body? It can be very powerful and bring a number of insights for your client! I used to work as a body–oriented therapist before I started my coaching practice. It was natural for me to speak about my client’s body and explore how it reacts to something. Body perspective makes every coaching tool deeper and much more useful. There are a few top agendas (or coaching tools) where it works best:
I am going to continue to share my own experience and talk about why it is so important to coach a “body” part when you work with teenagers but also I am so curious to hear your thoughts!
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