I have worked for more than 2 decades as a teacher then coach supporting people who have experienced a setback. I’m particularly interested in helping people to gain resilience and get ‘unstuck’ from a life setback, so they can move on towards a more rewarding future.
I combine the Art (visual and gestalt) and Science of being human in a Neurocoaching process promoting goals and general wellness. My focus is definitely not for medical or psychotherapy processes, but, as there is a little quality information written at the moment, I am modifying existing neuroscience findings to in line with neurocoaching processes.
Coaching Mindful Awareness
I help the coachee develop greater mindful awareness about managing their ongoing stress by combining a humanistic approach with Gestalt and neurocoaching processes, all made visible through a BrainSmart lens.
I have found this process helps to reduce self-judgement as it holds the coachee in a very personal and constructive way, allowing them to safely navigate through a specific dilemma, or a sense of threat in context.
I use Neuro-Play tools, either 1-on-1 coaching, or in small groups. The Neuro-Play system is designed around a central metaphor of an Egyptian Dhow (2 story boat) depicting dominant brain and body functions, and can then be applied though all our models, games, software and cheat sheets.
These tools, games and workouts help hold the tension felt between their feelings, and the building an objective lens about their situation or dilemma. The visual and narrative elements reveal how the mind body and brain influence their choices in a dilemma or challenging context.
For example, after the goals of a coaching session have been established, these can be developed through using a simple tactile puzzle. This adds a visual to their story making it easy to identify with and remember, all-the-while building mindful awareness and learning about the dominant mental and physical systems at play.