Embodiment as a Path to Heart-Centered Coaching

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“Embodiment” has become a buzzword in the coaching industry and an ever-expanding niche for new and seasoned coaches. But what is “Embodiment” and why is it a fast-growing toolset for transformational coaches and change-makers who want to coach from a heart-centered place and make a difference?

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I started my movement therapy and coaching career focusing on Embodiment tools before I even knew what a niche was. I started my career as a somatic movement therapist because it was my path to healing and connecting with my own body. It was a pathway to anchor into the moment, learn to listen from my heart, follow my intuition, and connect with my innate ability to heal and create the next best step. And, as we receive, so we can give. Embodiment tools also became a tool to show up for my clients in a heart-centered, deep listening way and to give them the tools to connect to their own heart, mind, and body and access their deepest wisdom for change and growth.

I think the basics of Embodiment are the same now as they were fifteen years ago, but what has changed is our understanding of why embodiment tools are the best resources to coach your clients from a heart-centered place that can support lasting transformation for your clients and fulfillment for you.

The secret sauce of Embodiment is that it is both a mindset of presence in the moment with our deepest selves and a pathway to the potential for change that exists in every moment.body

This secret sauce shows up in three key ways that support the coach and client to listen, lead and create from a heart-centered place.

3 Ways Embodiment will help your Coaching Clients

Connect to Now

Embodiment tools will help you support your clients to connect to their current/present situation with self-acceptance and self-love so they can listen to themselves from their heart. Embodiment practice can guide you to literally bring your awareness to your physical heart, to your breath, and to your state at the moment. Cultivating acceptance, awareness, and compassion with the present is the first step to accessing insight and creating change.

Let Go of the Past

Coaching from a place of embodiment can help your clients use their physical bodies to shift their states of being and quickly release blocks to envision and create new possibilities for growth and change. Helping clients “get unstuck” is one of the key jobs of coaching. And one of the key issues with being stuck is how we respond to our feelings. Using an embodiment tool as simple as the breath to shift from a state of tension to relaxation around feeling stuck can help clients access new insights and shift out of feeling stuck much more quickly.

Be Guided by their Inner Wisdom

Coaching from a place of embodiment can help your client choose goals and actions that bring results because they are starting from a place of acceptance and self-love with the present and creating their goals from a place of deep listening. Working from a place of presence in the present, you can choose goals that are your next best step and move you forward towards what you want to do or have in alignment with how you want to be. So how do you get started integrating embodiment tools into your coaching practice? Check out my Tune in Guide to Embodiment or schedule a free consult to talk about how to integrate embodiment tools into your practice.
Dawn Strom

Dawn Strom

Dawn is a Gyrotonic Master Trainer, Movement Therapist, Coach and Creative Human who loves envisioning unique possibilities and trailblazing new paths. She works with holistic minded, ambitious professionals and entrepreneurs to help them RECLAIM deep meaningful purpose, down time and joy.

https://dawnstrom.com/

Dawn Strom

Dawn Strom

Dawn is a Gyrotonic Master Trainer, Movement Therapist, Coach and Creative Human who loves envisioning unique possibilities and trailblazing new paths. She works with holistic minded, ambitious professionals and entrepreneurs to help them RECLAIM deep meaningful purpose, down time and joy.

https://dawnstrom.com/

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