Combining the principles of the Whole House Concept and Post-Traumatic Growth, we have developed a coaching series that provides the benefit of a supportive coach, the accountability of the group process, and the approach of integrative wellness. Our six week group coaching series serves as a catalyst for clients to get clear on the trajectory of your life you choose and move in that direction. Book-ended with a opening and closing week, the program focuses on the four rooms of your whole house, using these principles to guide your goals to where you want to go.
"I long, as does every human being, to be at home, wherever I find myself." -Dr. Maya Angelou
We are designed to experience a full spectrum of emotions. Without labeling "good" or "bad," we embrace the feelings, and understand they serve a purpose. There are times that our feelings are appropriate for the situation. And other times, they are out of balance and we work to shift to a more productive emotion. We work to decrease avoidance behaviors of emotions and look to strengthen our ability to address these emotions with either acceptance or change.
We are designed for movement and built for survival. Understanding and including our bodies into our mental health protocol is essential to overall wellness. The dichotomization of our bodies into physical and mental health has allowed us to move away from recognizing the interconnectedness of our physical selves and our emotional well-being. As animals with a core survival instinct, recognizing that we are built for trauma recovery in each system of our body, allows us to have hope for healing.
Our cognitive response to experiences is built on previous experiences, beliefs and perception. When we are mindful of our thoughts and thought patterns, we can see how we've created more suffering and how we can free ourselves. Recognizing that many of our cognitive distortions are based in self-protection and beliefs mislabeled as Truths, we gently challenge those thoughts to create a new perspective.
Understanding that we are connected to the universe, and are part of something much larger than ourselves supports us in putting our experiences in perspective. The universality of spirituality extends across creed and culture. At the same time, spirituality is very much personal and unique to each of us. While this is different than religion, for some, they overlap. Spirituality allows us to connect to ourselves and others. It involves the ways in which people fulfill what they hold to be the purpose of their lives, a search for the meaning of life and a sense of connectedness to the universe.