Holistic means relating to the whole of something or to the total system instead of just to its parts. This word comes from the word holism which in turn comes from the word holos meaning entire and complete.
A holistic coach deals with the wholeperson, including body, mind, and soul.
This approach is based on the belief that the whole is much more than the sum of its parts and on the realization that each one of these areas influences the others. To live a fulfilled life we need to take each one into consideration.
Being healthy is obviously important as my mother always said: “when everything else goes wrong, the important thing is that we are at least in good health!”. I personally extend the physical sphere also to taking action and in particular to the world of those repetitive actions called habits. Many times, we are not even aware that we are driven by unconscious habits that limit our overall success and happiness.
As a coach, I help my clients to become and remain healthy. I also help them to understand the mechanisms that underlie the creation of habits and to create new, more effective patterns.
The mind is very interesting because on one level it can be defined as the intellect or the ability to think. On another level, it also includes the emotional aspect of our nature.
As a coach, I help my clients to become aware of their belief systems, of their values, of their main needs and of possible negative mental patterns. I also help them get in touch with their feelings and deep emotions.
Awareness is the first, very important step.
The next step is to reprogram our thinking and move beyond limiting beliefs.
The final step is to unlock amazing inner energy.
Carl Jung said: “I have treated many hundreds of patients. Among those in the second half of life – that is to say, over 35 – there has not been one whose problem in the last resort was not that of finding a religious outlook on life”.
I take the word religious to mean a “spiritual” outlook on life or an outlook that includes what we really are. This approach goes beyond specific religions to include the essence of them all: finding greater peace, love, and joy in our lives!
As a coach, I help my clients manage their stress and gain greater calmness. I assist them in building their personal connection with the Infinite Power.