What is NLP Wellness Coaching?
NLP is Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Neuro refers to our nerve system, Linguistic to spoken language and its structure, Programming to our behavioural models and patterns. NLP is the practice of understanding how people organise their thinking, feeling, language and behaviour to produce the results they do.
A key element of NLP is that we form our unique internal mental maps of the world as a product of the way we filter and perceive information absorbed through our five senses from the world around us.
The four key wellness elements are positive thinking, exercise, nutrition and recovery. These four are also part of my coaching – individually as well as together. Life is going much smoother when body, mind and feelings are relatively balanced. Finding a balance and inner peace are the key factors to adjust oneself to the constant changes that happen in life. It also harmonises how we feel about ourselves, other people’s feelings and their viewpoints. Working together towards mutual objectives becomes easier.
My coaching experience is a combination of entrepreneurship, leadership, being an employee in international companies, a specialist in holistics and through my personal growth story. I believe that personal insights take us to the right direction as well as where we put our intention to.
My aim as an NLP Wellness Coach is to achieve goals related to, for example, enhancing personal or workforce wellness, understanding the meaning of feelings in communication, consolidating personal strengths in leadership and many other parts of our wellbeing.
Useful for a sedentary worker, 50+ person, problems in the musculoskeletal system, rehabilitee
Which of the four wellness elements need personal guiding at this moment? It can be just one element or several elements. From my coaching point of view, it is important that the change is manageable with the prevailing resources.
My solution-oriented coaching approach emphasizes possibilities instead of problems. I coach you with my knowledge, skills and all my heart.
Questionnaire, interview and objective setting, speed fitness test, exercise guidance, nutrition, tips for rest
Duration: 5 h
Place: customer's premises
Price: 300 e / person + possible travel costs
BENEFITS OF EXERCISING
- When the muscles are stronger, also bones will be activated, and the bone mineral density grows.
- Strong and flexible muscles around the bones will protect the joints.
- Pain caused by osteoarthritis is more manageable when muscles are strong.
- Good muscle strength may prevent even dementia. Anders Hansen provides his viewpoint in YouTube
Individually: questionnaire, interview and objective setting, speed fitness test, exercise guidance
In group: nutrition, tips for rest, group encouragement
Duration: 5 h
Place: customer's premises
Price: 250 e / person + possible travel costs
Useful to enlighten self-knowledge, self-management, self-realization through NLP presentation, NLP assignments individually and in a group
We will have a closer look and feel of, for example, the mental map of the world, identity, representational system, linguistic structure. I believe that our happiness is derived from the self-knowledge. When you know yourself, it is easier to understand also other people. We are more motivated and take responsibility when we are happier and pleased. Feeling good and balanced make us more efficient and energetic.
Research has proven for quite some time that human is anything else but rational decision maker. John Bargh, Professor of Psychology in Yale University has adduced that almost 95% of all human behaviour happens through unconscious processes.
THINK WHAT YOU THINK
It is essential to focus on what we genuinely want. Our positive thinking helps us to let our thoughts and feelings to flow easier so that we do not get stuck. It is good to change the negative thought i.e. what we do not want to positive, what we really want. Listen very carefully what you think, what kind of thoughts create anxiety or a positive vibe. We can always choose the positive frequency in our mind. Watch your thoughts like a hawk.
Notice what you are noticing!
Useful for important negotiation, feeling unease in some social interaction, recognition of feelings and how to moderate them
Feelings in communication coaching expands the knowledge of our own feelings and how they have an affect on social interaction. We sense the feelings even without words. Our five senses, meta programs, personal history, intuition, operating environment, values, belief system – all these together produce 60-80000 thoughts and feelings during a day.
Where we put our attention, it grows. Is it in possibilities or what seems to be impossible to reach? Positive thinking strengthens our mind and therefore increases intelligence. The admirable consequence is that people around us start to feel also more positive as feelings are very catchy.
Identifying feelings to accomplish yourself
- Feelings give us information of the world around us. The visible feelings, like gestures, expressions, tone of voice and personal experiences, like recollection, visual memories work in interaction. Unwanted feeling might be triggered by our internal memory or some external factor from our environment.
- According to researchers, feelings have two dimensions 1) amenity i.e. pleasant-unpleasant 2) activity i.e. tranquility-anxiety. Feelings cause a change in our blood circulation and muscles that is why feelings become visible in us.
Useful for a positive leadership that increases results and wellness of the Manager as well as in the work community
As a Coach I am striving to identify the strengths that are needed in leadership. Positive leadership creates better work community. Both positive and negative leadership are always multiplied to collective awareness. Social rewards create good vibes in our brains. It is important that all team members get same support and no one is left alone with their problems. Solution-oriented approach pushes things forward. Good leader is approachable and pays constant attention to subordinates’ wellbeing.
Professor Dan Ariely, MIT is one of the world’s leading researcher of decision making. He has proven that most of human decision making is based on irrational presumptions and only fraction of our actions is coherent. It is important that anyone in a leading position has the required emotional intelligence components like self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, social skills.
Strengthen the lighthouse qualities
- Deciding what kind of leader you want to be.
- Increasing the awareness of own strengths.
- Building confidence and goodwill in good or bad times.
- Concentrating on what you can control.
- Reviewing the daily focus – what you focus on grows.