What is Embodiment in Coaching?

Embodiment is a way to heal the mind-body divide we experience within ourselves and, more systemically, within Western cultures. To do so we need to understand the self as a body. Our body and our personhood are so intimately connected that they can never be separated. We are not just a mind, or brain, carried around by a meat-puppet of …

Rites of Passage in Coaching

Every positive change — every jump to a higher level of energy and awareness — involves a rite of passage. Each time to ascend to a higher rung on the ladder of personal evolution, we must go through a period of discomfort, of initiation. — Dan Millman A Rite of Passage describes any ceremony or event marking an important transitional …

Mindfulness, Leadership and Managing Change

Leadership is now understood by many to imply collective action, orchestrated in such a way as to bring about significant change while raising the competencies and motivation of all those involved—that is action where more than one individual influences the process. —Bornstein & Smith, quoted in The Leader of the Future How can organizations change and why would they? In …

Multiplicity: Working with Parts and Selves in Coaching

We must accept our multiplicity, the fact that we can show up quite differently in our athletic, intellectual, sexual, spiritual or many other states. A heterogeneous collection of states is completely normal in us humans. The key to well-being is collaboration across states, not some rigidly homogeneous unity. The notion that we can have a single, totally consistent way of …

The Undermind: Why Thinking Less Makes You Smarter

‘Modern Western culture has so neglected the intelligent unconscious—the undermind, I shall sometimes call it—that we no longer know that we have it, do not remember what it is for, and so cannot find it when we need it.’ —Guy Claxton, Hare Brain Tortoise Mind I’m wondering how the statement above might’ve landed for you. Curiousity or perhaps a more …