The Art of Somatic Coaching

The Art of Somatic Coaching

By Richard Strozzi-Heckler, Ph.D

This book introduces the concepts and principles of coaching with practices that include body awareness, bodywork, and mindfulness for both the coach and the client. Somatic Coaching considers that people do not necessarily change because they have gained knowledge; they change because they engage in new practices that change who they are. This means embodying what you learn in a physical way, and not just acquiring cognitively new information. For example, through Somatic Coaching, Lee would not simply know more about how exemplary leaders act, he would engage in practices – like breathing and posture exercises to help convey calm and strength – that would allow him to embody them.

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