Lifestyle & Vitality
How does it work?
There are 4 different types of coaching conversation. These go in the following order, usually over a period of 4 – 6 months depending on the topic or goal.
1. Free Introductory session
2. The Intake
3. The Coaching
1. Free Introductory session
This first conversation typically takes approx. 30 min and is designed for you and me to get really clear on why you are coming to me and the (usually) one specific topic that is important to you.
This session allows you to get a “feel” for the coaching and me as coach.
2. The Intake
This conversation typically takes approx. 1 hour. In this session I get to know you and use Testing Tools and questions to really get an in depth understanding of how you operate, what is your mindset and current health and lifestyle habits in relation to your topic. At the end of the session I digest what has been discussed.
In this conversation I will ask you to create a SMART goal relative to your topic which will be used as reference point during the next phase – The Coaching.
3. The Coaching
The coaching is the main substance of the program. On the basis of your goal I offer you insights using metaphors into your current way of being in relation to your topic. You will then be guided through the coaching program to create a tailor-made program whereby small Lifestyle changes are introduced into your current life relative to your topic. These small changes will be your new way of being.
These changes involves personal engagement in Self-observation and Practices on a daily basis:
– Self-observation exercises enables you to become intimately aware of your ‘Current Way of Being’ in your coaching topic, what it enables and what it limits. Through this awareness, you are able to start shifting your automatic, habitual way of seeing and behaving in your topic.
– Practices are designed to develop the ‘new muscles’ you need to live in alignment with your ‘New Way of Being’ in your coaching topic.
The practices are structured and sequenced to progressively support you to reach the “Goal” in the coaching program.
During each conversation we discuss what you are learning in your observation exercises and practices, build upon this learning and determine the next steps in your development.
We meet every 2 – 3 weeks until the program is complete.
At the end of the program when we both are clear that you have met your objectives we have a final meeting to formally complete the Coaching Program and prepare for going forward beyond the program.
Where and how do you do the sessions?
I offer face-to-face coaching in my practice in The Netherlands for English, Dutch and Italians. I also offer e-coaching (virtual coaching) through Skype, Zoom, FITMO and FITMO Foundation for International and Dutch clients who prefer this method due to their schedules and different necessities.
COMMIT TO CHANGE!
Just as the caterpillar becomes a butterfly, the power of change can unlock your hidden beauty and potential to soar.
Photo:Whyatt – Printerst
Breathwork coaching is a practice that involves guiding individuals in various breathing techniques to promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It focuses on conscious control and manipulation of breath to achieve specific outcomes.
The benefits of breathwork coaching can vary from person to person, but commonly reported advantages include stress reduction, improved focus and concentration, enhanced relaxation, increased self-awareness, emotional release, and improved overall mental and physical health. It is believed that breathwork can help regulate the autonomic nervous system, reduce anxiety, improve sleep quality, boost energy levels, and promote a sense of calm and balance. However, it is important to note that individual experiences may vary, and breathwork coaching should not replace professional medical or mental health treatment when necessary.
While breathwork can be beneficial for many individuals, there are certain cases where caution or avoidance may be necessary. It is recommended that individuals with the following conditions or circumstances should consult with a healthcare professional before engaging in breathwork practices:
1. Respiratory conditions: People with respiratory conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or any other lung-related disorders should exercise caution and seek guidance from a healthcare professional. Certain breathwork techniques may involve rapid or deep breathing, which could potentially trigger respiratory distress in these individuals.
2. Cardiovascular issues: Individuals with heart conditions, high blood pressure, or any other cardiovascular problems should consult with their healthcare provider before practicing breathwork. Some breathwork techniques involve breath retention or intense breathing patterns, which may put additional strain on the cardiovascular system.
3. Pregnancy: Pregnant individuals should approach breathwork with caution and consult with their healthcare provider. Certain breathwork techniques may involve altered breathing patterns or breath retention, which may not be suitable during pregnancy.
4. Mental health concerns: Individuals with certain mental health conditions, such as panic disorders, dissociative disorders, or a history of trauma, should exercise caution when engaging in breathwork. Some breathwork techniques may induce intense emotional or physical sensations, which could potentially trigger distressing experiences.
5. Recent surgeries or injuries: Individuals who have recently undergone surgery or have any acute injuries should consult with their healthcare provider before practicing breathwork. Certain breathwork techniques may involve physical movements or positions that could potentially interfere with the healing process or cause discomfort.
It is important to remember that this list is not exhaustive, and individual circumstances may vary. It is always advisable to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new wellness practice, including breathwork.