A holistic approach
To make changes in your life you need to look at the whole picture.
Science is finally catching up with what spiritual traditions have been telling us for centuries- the mind and body are interdependent. The beliefs you hold about yourself, your thought patterns and your emotions can all impact upon your physical body and, equally, the food you eat, the exercise you take (or don’t take), even your posture can impact upon your mind and emotions.
Many of us have been brought up to feel that looking after ourselves is somehow an indulgence, or something that would be nice but that we’re just too busy to find the time for. But if we don’t take the time for exercise, meditation, a nourishing diet or relaxation we’re actively undermining any work that we may be doing on other areas of our lives.
In our coaching we’ll look at these areas as an integral part of the whole process, and, if appropriate, I can give you practical help with mindfulness or meditation. I’m also a qualified T’ai Chi and Chi Gung teacher.
Mindfulness is something that we can all already do- we just need to nourish that ability, and strengthen the ‘muscle’. Mindfulness is simply being fully aware of what we are doing or where we are, rather than being so caught up in thinking about the past and future, that we’re almost sleepwalking through our lives.
There are lots of different forms of meditation, and they don’t even have to involve sitting down with your eyes shut. Meditation can be an excellent way of developing mindfulness, but it is also good for relaxation, sleep and working on emotional ‘knots’.
Tai Chi and Chi Gung
These ancient practices have a lot to teach us about creating and managing energy, releasing tension, and getting in touch with our physical selves, rather than spending all our time with our racing thoughts.