How do you help your clients to ground their goals and balance their health with their personal and professional success? And how do YOU stay focused, energized, and tuned in with yourself and your clients so you can ask the right questions at the right time?
These are all questions that an embodied self-care practice can help you to answer so you can stay grounded in your body and remain focused on how to support your clients to create transformative results.
“Self-Care” and “Embodied” are buzz words that have many definitions in the mainstream
…So let’s start by honing in on what I find essential about these terms.
I think of Embodied Self-Care, therefore, as a mindset of orienting our attention and energy towards partnering with our bodies to create health, happiness, and to pursue the most in-depth, soul-level expression of our life.
As a coaching tool, practicing embodied self-care and coaching clients to practice embodied self-care enables everyone to maximize their potential and lead from their highest level. And this is the primary goal of coaching as defined by the International Coach Federation – To partner with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.
Tools for embodied self-care
- Spend at least 3-5 minutes a day doing some simple meditation that quiets your mind, connects you to the sensations you feel in your body, and your breathing and guides you in intentional movement. If you want to get started with a simple embodied meditation practice, you can find one here.
- Check in with yourself at least once a day and ask, “How are you feeling?” Use this as an opportunity to practice acceptance and self-compassion towards whatever you are feeling.
- Ask yourself every morning, “What is the one action I can take today that will have the most significant positive effect on my health and happiness and promote the health and happiness of others?” You will be surprised what comes up if you practice this!