“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?
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.
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.