Basics

Basics

Systemic view

With the systemic view, the participant is understood, located and answered in terms of his references and system. Depending on the question, the system (company, team, caregivers, etc.) is adequately imaginarily involved and, in turn, benefits in a sustainable and subtle way. The empathy for oneself and others will be considerably promoted, which will be noticeable in the contact behavior and well-being.

Holism

The holistic methodology seeks to foster the integrative and systemic thinking of the participant, which contrasts with mechanistic thinking through the creative, extensive “approach” of body, mind and emotion (motivation). Thinking influences our language as well as our actions. Spontaneous expressions of feelings and ideas are valued and taken up in the coaching sessions according to the situational counseling approach as active and authentic self-expression, body language and tone, the voice action and the movement are answered, which over time in the participant the alertness and perception of themselves and a new attitude fostering fulfilling, mental productivity and basic creativity.

An overall inner, as well as outer consistency / congruence arises.

Yehudi Menuhin, a wonderful violinist and sensitive teacher, talks about holism in a very beautiful way from minute 19:40: Preparation. Source: Youtube

Offer and experience

The coachings have an offer character, are open to methods, are transparent and are adapted to the needs and questions of the customers according to the situation. It is about a comprehensive self-awareness – physically, mentally and emotionally, depending on how far the customer is for himself and how much openness he brings.

Body Experience

The body reference in the coachings and here u.a. Dealing with stress and strain will in the long term increase the awareness of the customer about their need for adequate relaxation, exercise, nutrition and other equipment. Thus, the coaching is preventative and health-promoting. An important aspect in bodywork in particular is the somewhat delicate tone regulation over

  • Body and voice,
  • as well as mental attitude,
  • sometimes practicing rituals
  • and establishing basic relaxation alternating with good tension (performance).

The body work feeds u.a. from my training lines of “Body Alignment”, “Alexander Technique” and “Body is Voice Training”. An interesting author is for example Eric Franklin who deals with body and movement in a very vivid way.

The breathing experience as part of the body work feeds i.a. from functional voice training. This is not about a program that is being learned, but about deepening the perception of the breath and building up the necessary physiological knowledge.

To get a taste of the Alexander technique here is an interesting website. My coaching is extended to this technique in important parts, I do not give pure Alexander technique.

Gestalt / Gestalt process

The gestalt idea is that we develop growth, meaning and change in contact with each other. In the interactive and lively coaching, the holistic methodology takes up this mechanism of action, which favors a gestalt process in which, among others, inner images and conceptions can be brought “in shape” and put out with it, which usually quickly clears the way for changes in the customer and redesign.

“Gestalt” as a valuable tool is a counseling approach in the tradition of humanistic psychology, which has its focus in the here and now and less in the past and the question of the “why”. The past is included, if it is important for the present! The gestalt process is open and conducive to creativity and self-acceptance.

The basis of my design-oriented work is the Gestalt therapy developed by Lore and Fritz Perls together with Paul Goodman in the 1950s. It has its roots in the psychoanalysis of Freud, but also in Gestalt psychology, phenomenology according to Husserl, existentialism according to Heidegger, the field theory Lewis and the dialogic principle of Martin Buber.

Conversation and reflection

Carl Ransom Rogers

With regard to the discussion in the coaching I was particularly impressed in my studies, the work and the work of Carl R. Rogers. Aspects such as “active listening”, his person-centered view, his idea of the self-concept of man and his special kind of non-verbal attention are still quite remarkable for me.

My way of working is largely based on his teaching and the underlying humanist image of man. In humanistic psychology, one starts from the self-control of the individual. Man is seen as a holistic being with cognition, emotion and motivation with the goal of self-realization. In the humanistic image of man, man is able to use his abilities best in order to satisfy all his needs.

 

What it is not

The coaching does not include psychotherapeutic work, here I delegate. However, a parallel work is possible by agreement and can be very fruitful. To reduce stress in general, Mindbased Stress Reduction Trainings (MBSR), which are offered by several providers in Frankfurt, are suitable in advance or in parallel.