Stuck? Use the simple is effective solution – Integrally Alive Podcast

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How simple an action is, or looks, is directly related to how quick you will implement it. On effectiveness, getting unstuck, the beauty of simple, action and habits… Years ago, when I was still training for my Body-Mind-Centering* certification, at some point we were asked to participate in an exercise, that when my teachers explained, it, I felt like:”Duh, is it really why I’m paying you hundreds of Euros a day?” Because it was so simple. It sounded just stupid and ineffective. (*Body-Mind centering is a somatic movement and touch practice) It turns out this exercise gave me a major … Read more

From chaos to creative mess – How to stay calm and keep going in times of uncertainty – Integrally Alive Podcast

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When life gets in the way, what do you do to stay calm and keep going? To be honest, to my French brain, it always sounded a bit wrong that “life” would get in the way of anything. But yes, nowadays, with things being cancelled left and right, decisions being made, then changed, then put back on, then modified… It sure feels like something is getting in the way of life! Here is another way to look at it, and a simple guided exploration to shift your perspective and actions (Listen to the podcast, or find the extended version here … Read more

Coaching or Therapy… What do you need?- Integrally Alive Podcast

You do from being: Your actions depend on your state, who you are being. ⇒ Change who you are being, what you do, your actions, will adjust accordingly.

If you need coaching, you will benefit from therapy, and if you need therapy, you will benefit from coaching. Do you think true or false?And how do you choose one or the other? This is a question I get a lot, so here is my two cents, the way I view this and how I apply this in my changework practice. On coaching, therapy, hiking, changework… The image I find talks the most about it in a simple way is hiking. So you want to go hiking. Therapy is like helping you get prepared for the hike First you need … Read more

How to be ready to start – Integrally Alive Podcast

“How will you know when you are ready?” On being and feeling ready, imposter syndrome, and getting started… That is in essence one question that arose in a recent coaching call, when I heard my client say: “I’m not experienced enough, I’m not ready.”Sadly these doubts is wide-spread, and it’s getting us to stop before even getting started. Welcome imposter syndrome, bye-bye action! Back when I was about to take the exam at the end of my Shiatsu training, I found myself in a seminar with mixed levels, paired up for an exercise with a beginner. She was not confident, … Read more

From struggling with motivation and willpower to using joy as fuel for your dreams – Integrally Alive Podcast

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Do you struggle with sticking to a habit, or procrastinate on a task you need to do? What if instead of using motivation and willpower, you could tap into joy to do it? Today, in the series on starting your year right off with a sustainable mindset, we go beyond motivation, and use kindness for ourselves to create a resourceful state that beats willpower. How can I get motivated to do a job I hate? Two weeks ago I was talking with a young man who is finishing his studies. And to sustain himself, he is teaching English, which is … Read more

Living a life true to myself, with Sylvia Jagla (2) – Integrally Alive Podcast

After last week’s episode where Sylvia shared her own story of resilience (I could even write this in plural!), in this episode she gives her view on resilience and especially on burnout, having personally been through two episodes of burnout. How can we balance work and rest, even when we are so passionate about what we do that it doesn’t really feel like work? She gives practical tools to reconnect our body and our mind so they work together and we can show up as the best version of ourselves. “When you tend to get overwhelmed, take a step back, … Read more

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