Our body caries us everywhere we
go. A healthy body
provides us with a higher level of energy needed to participate
fully in life and reap the benefits.
Many clients arrive at
life coaching as they feel the balance
in their life is out of
During the coaching the client
comes to see how it may be something so basic like finding the
time and the right exercise for him/her that can be the next
step towards physical health and wellbeing.
When our bodies feel good and are
nourished this in turn feeds the brain.
A life coach will notice when the
client is uplifted by something sometimes by the change in
his/her tone of voice or the energy that is
When a client comes to me for
wellbeing life coaching it may or not be clear
from the start. By
asking a lot of questions, the client arrives at the answers
himself. "Oh yes, I am not getting enough sleep as I am working
late and then my mind is active and its hard for me to go to
sleep. Perhaps I
will work only until 20:00 and try this. "
The client arrives at what is
best for him/her during the life coaching and
One of the great benefits of
life coaching is the belief in the client that
he knows what's best for him. Life coaching in this
respect empowers the client to know what is true for
him. We are all
unique and if the life coach would tell the client what to do
then the coach probably is a consultant and not a life
Loosing weight is a coaching goal
chosen by many of my clients. It is as a result of me having walked that
path before of putting on a huge amount of weight and the yoyo
diets and low self image as a result.
When I coach my
clients, I don’t go
deep into why they are overweight or their
What we do look for is what is
lacking in the clients life as most of us overeaters eat to
fill a void. The
same way that alcohol or drugs is taken or someone else may
shop. During the
life coaching we may also work on letting go
of old habits and creating new life
We work on what the client has to
gain by the process. One of my weaknesses was always
clutter. I have
become an expert in letting go of unwanted things and I use
this and different tools with the life
coaching that I do about wellbeing and loosing
weight. The same is
relevant for stress.
Eckhart Tolle in
his book "A New Earth"
explains about the
pain body, a part of our ego that feeds on negativity.
I recommend this book with
Therefore creating awareness of
current behavior is key to change. Overeating for example, is a
negative behavior that is feeding the pain body within
us. When we fight and
resist our negative sides of us we land up
loosing. So many of
my clients come to me and say I know I shouldn’t have eaten
that extra cake why did I do it.
I now know it’s the pain
body. Awareness instead of resistance is
the diet is not the issue. I work with my clients on their
thinking and creating a space of awareness.
coaching - Body I will ask you to rate a list of
topics according to how important they are to you.
Please rate from 1-10 for topics
a-g, where 1 is low and 10 is
See the list of topics
Rate the current level of
importance in your life for
Now rate, what you would like
this to be. What do
you aspire to?
If you had to choose one from a-g
which would make the most significant change in your life then
what would it be?
What would you like to do or
improve upon this week?
c) Exercise: examples - Walking,
Swimming, Yoga, Kung fu, Pilates, and many
d) Holistic Treatments for
maintenance of the body: examples massage, reflexology,
shiatsu, aromatherapy, acupuncture and many
e) Physical Environment - this
can affect you and make you physically and mentally tired when
there is disorganization and clutter around
f) Your body
g) Another topic of your choice