Attention, Awareness & Embodied Intelligence in Coaching

As coaches, our capacities for sustained deep attention, awareness and listening to both self and other are critical variables in our ability to catalyze and support deep lasting change in our clients. The seeming ‘outer’ work of supporting change in clients in reality begins with the inner processes of both them and us — with the felt level of our experience. Our capacity to engage generatively with this personal material profoundly shapes the nature of our and their subsequent impact in the world. There is much we can gain from practices that cultivate deep awareness, self-knowledge and connection to the typically sub-conscious source of our most creative intelligence. Cognitive neuroscience’s current crush is with the domain of Embodied Intelligence — a field which explores this vast terrain of inner experiencing, how it emerges as meaning and symbols and then impacts the world. In Human Potential Coaching we engage directly with this meaning making process as way of revealing the truest intentions, and accessing both client and coaches greatest creativity and resourcefulness.

What you will learn:

  • A brief overview of some of the current science and its implications for coaching and leadership.
  • Some simple yet powerful practices to develop multiple levels of awareness and enhance or bring online your capacity for deep listening and intuition.
  • An experience of unlocking the ‘under the radar’ embodied intelligence and how to allow this to emerge.
  • The above tools to then bring into your coaching as a way of resourcing your clients.


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