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The best practice is to always return back to practice

“The best practice of all, is to always return back to practice”… said by Joanne Hunt, my teacher and such an inspiration and admiration as a human being for me.   Embodiment requires practice. Growth also requires practice. And practice may mean a simple intellectual or cognitive exercise that is done essentially through using and [...]

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What is embodiment and why is it important?

Integral coaching emphasises embodiment in clients so that when the coaching program is completed the client goes out to the world “in a new body”, i.e. in a new way. If that is the case, change will be long-lasting, as opposed to having a lot of mental and cognitive change through the coaching, but no [...]

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Inviting vulnerability to dine with me

Vulnerability is something we tend to leave out of our awareness, push away, not like, detest, and we can come up with so many ways of describing parts of ourselves that we tend to believe are not ours and therefore, belong elsewhere. Normally, others are vulnerable (“not me!”) and the ones who are so are [...]

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Healing yourself through your own work - Life's own teacher

In my sport psychology support to athletes and my business/life coaching, and the more clients pass through “my hands”, the more I find myself struck with the opportunities to look into myself. Why? Because frequently I find that issues being worked in a client’s topic, often fall on my own issues. It is somehow insecure [...]

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Quick change, little foundation

In my sport psychology coaching and business coaching I like to feel into the client and make it very important as my role and work-ethic as a coach to receive the client where he is at, not where I would like him to be. Often, one sees something new or finds out about some new [...]

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Life’s struggle: Where is the joy of life?

Both in my business coaching and my sport psychology support with athletes I meet clients who are going through a struggle that leaves them wondering where their joy in life is; almost as if they are perplexed by how it simply and suddenly slipped away. In addition, they become sceptical of the introspective work they [...]

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And when we project our pains to the outside world?

Both in my business coaching and sport psychology coaching there is an important construct that I like to pay close attention to. Humans are very complex beings as much as they are fascinating. As we grow as children to become adults we encounter difficulties and struggles, and we have amazing mechanisms in place to deal [...]

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Resistance to change in life and coaching

Why do we resist change? Why does it feel so hard to change oneself and one’s own habits, patterns, vicious cycles? I can answer these questions from 2 angles; one gives you a short answer and the other a longer one. The former: Well, because it has to be hard! So now let me unfold [...]

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Sport Psychology support and Life Coaching: An insight into my coaching

When something doesn’t work with your car what do you do? You go to the garage and try and find help to get it fixed, right? Now, as soon as the mechanic finds the fault does he tell you, “Well, you are going to have to get a new car in order for this problem [...]

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Overtraining in Sport

Briefly described, overtraining (OT) relates to a mal-adaptation that athletes may develop during their careers, which leads to a stagnation or significant decrement in performance [15, 24]. It has been a serious concern not only for athletes, but for coaches and parents to deal with. Sports science has researched this phenomenon with great interest and [...]

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A brief introduction to Integral Theory

I would like to give a brief introduction to Integral Theory (IT) because it is a foundational side of my life in general and a strong pillar to support my coaching with clients. This article gives you a brief description of the main elements that compose Integral Theory and I explain briefly how I can [...]

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A brief introduction to Integral Coaching Canada

ICC aims to support individuals and groups in development on a one-to-one basis through the process of achieving a personal goal or professional result. Over the last 10 years ICC has emerged as one of the premier schools in the world for professional coaching, with its methodology supported by a “transcend and include” developmental model8,11, and [...]

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