Learn and Experience Body-Centered Coaching

June 25, 2019
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
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Learn and Experience Body-Centered Coaching
Presenter: Patricia Hinton Walker, PhD, RN, MCC, NBC-HWC

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Webinar

$30 – ICF MD and ICF Global Members | $40 Non-Members

Earn 1 CCEU in Core Competencies & 0.5 CCEU in Resource Development

Come, actively participate in learning about and literally experience/practice body-centered coaching! With many of us living in an increasingly disembodied world...at the computer, on the mobile device, and too often do not realize that our ‘whole beings’ – including our bodies are communicating with us! We frequently sit endless hours at our workspaces, staring at screens and disconnected from ALL our senses in a culture that values learning through our Head Center almost exclusively.

Too often clients concentrate on what the ‘mind thinks’ and the valuable information that is available from the body and the spirit are not considered. For a decision to be right, coaches need to assist clients in taking into account all the information available to them...including the body with the natural intelligence which sometimes offers (or confirms) a different perspective than just the logic of the mind.

It is through our bodies that we ‘move’ to take action and engage with others. The presentation will highlight ‘Body-Centered decision-making coaching strategies’ will be including: ‘Stepping over the Line’ a powerful strategy when client(s) are making difficult decisions; ‘also Acting as if’ when trying to make a choice for powerful change.

Come and learn about Body-centered Coaching Strategies that increase awareness of the power of communication of the WHOLE being with coaching strategies such as: ‘Embracing the signal’ and ‘Embodying the metaphor’. For example, many of our metaphors are body metaphors such as: “I am behind”... behind what/who? (powerful questions – standing and exploring who/what clients) or ‘I want to put that behind me’. Other examples include such embodied metaphors as: “I want to look forward; “I am trying to grasp this...”Audience participation will bring ‘personal embodied metaphors to life in order to experience the power of embodied metaphors. Registrants will have the opportunity to explore how to learn about and become certified as Body-Centered Coaches.

Yes – the power of the mind and increasing our knowledge of neuroscience is important – however, this same science also is even more powerful when the body position, movement, and ‘knowing’ is linked to the powerful ICF coaching process. Also, you will learn as a coach, how to prevent causing your clients to ‘shift’ to your ways of thinking/feeling ‘frequently by accident’!

Patricia Hinton Walker, PCC, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, CMC NBC-HWC is an experienced coach/trainer, who is also certified as a Body-Centered Coach. She is also certified as a Body-Centered Coach Trainer.  Find Pat Walker listed in the trainers (alphabetically listed) who are qualified to teach body-centered coaching at http://www.bodymindspiritcoaching.com/body-centered-coaches.html. As a Certified MentorCoach (CMC), Body-Centered Coach (BCC), a Certified Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) and a Certified Executive Coach (CEC) Pat assists individuals, teams, organizations and executives to deal with challenges of transitions, mergers and leadership change by leveraging increased awareness of the impact of health/unhealthy lifestyles to improve productivity, reduce stress, and find better work-life balance. She is an internationally-recognized speaker in career/executive coaching, health care, technology/informatics, and organizational development. She has edited books and had over 100 scholarly publications in inter-professional journals and served on the IOM forum for Innovations in Inter-Professional Education. Pat teaches Foundations of Coaching and leads the MentorCoach certification program in Health & Wellness Coaching. She serves on the advisory board of the National Consortium for Credentialing of Health & Wellness coaches. www.coachingsteppingstones.com

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$30.00 ICF Maryland Member

$30.00 ICF Global Member

$40.00 Non-Member / Guest