TIPS & TOOLS
A collection of articles that I have written that discuss the different aspects that can be addressed in coaching.
Shamatha meditation exercise Shamatha meditation is a form of meditation that focuses on working with your attention. Shamatha is also called ‘calm abiding’ meditation, is a meditation that works with your attention, a mindfulness meditation. A nice instruction is given in the video by David Nichtern (see also: http://davidnichtern.com/meditation/) Posture Before you start a meditation it is… Read more
Out of Your Story!
Is the opportunity to step out of your own often well-known story with support and critical questions, and to look at it from a different perspective with renewed insights. Such a different perspective emerges, for example, in the words of poet Muriel Rukeyser: “The universe is made of stories, not of atoms”. When you finish your story it’s sometimes … Read More
“A story is like a relationship that you develop between who you are, or who your potential can be, and the world of infinite possibilities,” says playwright Shekhar Kapur in his TED Talk. “The world is endless and you, you can actually be anything you believe you can be.” Influence of the story Few things have a greater influence… Read more
Laughter is healthy Laughter is a way to forget your worries for a while. When you laugh uninhibitedly, the thoughts and worry stop, allowing you to relax completely. The moment you smile, you also feel better because endorphins are created when you laugh. Endorphins are signaling molecules that transfer information from one cell to another. The information… Read more
Everyone knows those thoughts. Thoughts that run through your head when you want to do something you’ve never done before. Or if you take a step towards achieving something that you really want. And sometimes they are thoughts that keep bringing you back to the known, the old. Limiting Thoughts … The Saboteurs Of Us … Read More
This yoga breathing practice (or pranayama which in Sanskrit means “Breath Control”) helps you to breathe more slowly. It also gives greater mental clarity and brings balance to your energy. In the here and now it calms down and makes you more confident. High (chest) breathing In the current time of excitement and performance it often occurs … Read more
How to set your boundaries is one of the most common questions that private and business clients come up with. What are these ‘boundaries’, and why do women in particular often find it so difficult to guard them? Sometimes the way you manage your boundaries can stand between you and fulfilling your ambition or business success. For example… Read more