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What does mindfulness mean?
Since there is no universal definition for mindfulness, I outlined what mindfulness means to me and how I integrate it in my coaching sessions.
Mindfulness directs the focus to the present moment and experience. This requires you to observe the present and what is happening in that exact moment without judging what you are experiencing. Pausing, taking the time to thoroughly think about the next steps is key during mindfulness. If you wish to change something in the future about your current life, we will break those down into substeps or milestones for you to master change better.
Once you start implementing and transforming your life and thus creating change for yourself, you may need to adjust and tweak things as it may very well be that the underlying conditions have changed. Mindfulness promotes your concentration on the essentials and leads to more serenity. You do not plan countless steps in advance, but step by step and in between you reflect on the steps. I will guide you through this process.
- What went well?
- What can be maintained?
- What did not go as expected?
- What needs to be adjusted or improved?
- What must be stopped?
How does mindfulness work in coaching?
Coaching with mindfulness promotes your self-awareness because you will get to know and assess yourself even better. Through the path of increased self-acceptance, you will achieve more focused self-direction and thus improved self-control. Thanks to mindfulness, you will expand your ability to perceive things and people with an openness and accept them as they are.
The following elements of mindfulness are applied, some of which overlap, reinforce, or condition each other:
- A conscious directing of attention to the moment.
- The acceptance of circumstances over which you have no control.
- The learning of an inner ‘observer’ who helps you to consciously listen to your body and what it wants to indicate.
Mindfulness training is designed to develop and refine three core human skills: Clarity, Serenity, and Concentration.
Clarity and Insight
Taking the world as it is.
Mentally and physically letting go, relaxing the body and muscles.
Goal-oriented focusing of your personal perception at a specific point in time. What is considered important at a particular time receives attention, what seems irrelevant moves into the background.There is an interaction between mindfulness and concentration. You can best make use of mindfulness through training and concentration.
Being mindful needs a moment of reflection, stillness and calmness in order to develop and flourish and to switch from “doing-mode” to “being-mode”. The quality of your decisions is improved when you consciously consider the information your brain and body is giving you. To do this, you need to pause, listen to your mind and accept the signals your body is giving you.
How is mindfulness used in coaching?
Mindfulness supports my specific coaching approach where we take a step back but nonetheless use a curious-inquiring approach. This should make it easier for you to better understand connections and to recognize and listen to your body and truly understand the meaning of your feelings, body senses, reactions, and perceptions. The focus is always on how you can succeed in removing obstacles that stand between you and your goals.
Body and mind in harmony?
With the basic attitude that body, mind, and soul form one unit, I work with you holistically. Important connections are easier to understand if they are not only discussed cognitively, but also perceived physically. This will result in you being more in tune with yourself. By being more mindful of yourself, you will also achieve your goals and aspirations and strive for greatness.