Narrative Transformational Coaching:
Feel Truly Congruent Within Yourself
Narrative Transformational Coaching is based upon the idea that we all already have within us what we need, and that we all have core values that we honor. Coaching informed by narrative inquiry is a process of uncovering and drawing forth those values, and of clarifying how to bring your priorities and your actions in your work and in your life into greater alignment with what is most meaningful to you.
I offer coaching with a specialty in adjusting to and accepting the natural changes in our bodies as we age, and in adjusting to health challenges and illnesses that have an effect upon our relationships with our bodies. This approach allows us to move into preferred relationships with change, health challenges, and ourselves.
With a thirty year clinical psychology practice working with people dealing with eating and body image concerns, I have distilled an approach in which I actively teach skills of body acceptance and self-compassion. I have learned that there are narratives that many of us are influenced by that are highly critical, which not only hold us back, but can also cause us harm and distress. With my years of experience working with these narratives, I offer guidance to help you to become more skillful at negotiating these internal dialogues, which are often supported by powerful cultural narratives, and to identify and choose your preferred ways of relating to yourself and others. As we become more skillful at accepting all aspects of ourselves, and at clarifying our values, we also become more skillful at negotiating external dialogues and at communicating our needs clearly and directly in our relationships.
Embodied and Compassionate Leadership
When a leader practices
cultivating a stance of
acceptance of and
responsibility for the self and intentionally connects to foundational values,
it lays the groundwork to
lead others from a place of appreciation and inquiry. Practicing the capacities that develop emotional intelligence are critical for anyone in leadership, for they set the
tone for communication and engagement at all levels of the organization. A leader's relational capacities begin with kindness and respect offered to the self. Since we are all human, we need private places where we can self-reflect as we sharpen our growing edges. Executive coaching from an embodied, self-compassionate, and appreciative perspective offers these qualities to the leader, which in turn allows the leader to intentionally and positively influence the culture of the entire organization.
Embodying Compassion Telecourse to begin in Fall of 2021.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to express your
interest and with any questions you may have. The group will begin when there are enough people signed up, and the day and time will be determined based on the participants' preferences.