The fact that athletes have coaches is seen as self-evident. After all, they have to perform to their outmost! The fact is that you also have to perform a lot in your life. More and more is expected from you, as an employee, colleague, leader, citizen, mother, father, husband, family member and friend. Your stress level increases and many existential questions remain unanswered. On the outside you keep it together, while on the inside you can be in turmoil.
In our society, the threshold for asking for help is still high. The judgment is that you then show weakness. I see a coaching / therapy program rather as a signal that you are now prepared to take responsibility for yourself.
The outcome of a coaching and therapy trajectory is that you are more able to achieve your desired results in your life, in your relationships and also your career.
What is coaching and what is therapy?
Coaching and therapy are two different pathways that are well connected.
In coaching, achieving or discovering your goals in present time is the main objective. The emphasis is on your personal development and on increasing your skills and capacities. It is a practical approach that looks at bottlenecks in your life and how you can make the right steps to achieve your goals.
In therapy we look at how your problems in the present can be symptoms of unfinished business from the past. Repressed and unprocessed emotions and memories often affect your decisions and behaviour, but under the radar. By gaining insight and awareness, these unconscious messages and attitudes lose their strength and you are more able to make the right decisions for yourself in the here-and-now.
How does body-oriented (psycho) therapy work?
Body-based therapy assumes that body and mind are inextricably linked. Emotional problems can eventually lead to physical symptoms like pain and fatigue. Burnout is a good example of this: the body starts to show symptoms as an expression of long-term emotional stress.
Body psychotherapy incorporates touch, breathing, and movement techniques to address a wide range of mental and physical health concerns, such as:
- Fear and Anxiety
- Personal crisis
- Chronic bodypain
- Anger problems
- Lack of meaning and purpose
It aims to restore the balance between body and mind. Working on physical symptoms at the same time as gaining more insight into your personal issues has proven to be an effective approach. Through increased emotional- and body-awareness you learn to trust yourself again and to let go of sabotaging behaviours. The outcome is better health and being able to live the life you want.
What You Can Expect
A result of body-oriented therapy is that you become more aware of what you feel and less influenced by negative experiences from the past. That gives you greater confidence and makes you more able to make the right choices for yourself. Personal awareness, coupled with being more at home in your body, gives you the necessary ballast to confidently navigate the unknown waters of your life.
- you become better at dealing with stress
- you feel more secure and have more confidence in yourself
- you are better able to determine and communicate your limits
- you are not burdened by old and dysfunctional patterns of behaviour and thinking
- you more able to make the right decisions
- you experience better health and more vitality