Posted by: wellness training services | August 28, 2012

Taking A Step – Coaching clients who have manifested a health problem

Taking A Step – Coaching clients who have manifested a health problem

One of my coaches-in-training asked about a client who had contracted a childhood disease and wondered what my take on this might be.  I responded with some ideas and tips that I have noticed when working with clients over the years. Here is what I shared with her:

When coaching a client who has manifested a health problem such as chicken pox, you may wish to help the client identify an earlier event that went deeply into her or his nervous system by asking them when the onset of this imbalance occurred. You could also ask, “What was happening in your life at that time?”

Asking open ended questions can help the client become more aware of triggers that perhaps created the imbalance in the first place. What you will see as they explore this imbalance is that the story or content is often related to a childhood memory or a rule that was developed by them at earlier in their life. Getting clearer about this earlier rule which in later in life, gets triggered through another event helps them to confront some unresolved issue. We want the client to begin to reflect on these inner processes so that they can draw them more into their conscious minds where they can begin to work with them on a more conscious level so that they can make better choices on how to react or respond to similar present day events.

Our pains go deep and can make lasting impressions but we can’t heal something that is not conscious and the deeper it goes into the system, the more chronic it becomes until we bring it out into the light or draw it closer to the surface to explore and be healed and released.

As a Life Coach our job is to help our client through coaching questions to become clearer about their relationships with those in authority such as parents, school teachers, and important peers. Once they can reframe the rule they created as a child into something constructive for them in the present tense, coaches help them step out of the past and bring them into the present so that they can create a future dream or goal that empowers them.

The more the client can reflect, the more she or he can start to surface those things of which they attached deep and profound meaning to. We don’t do therapy but through discussion, insight, and reflection on issues, intervention and healing is almost inevitable. The more they can see, the more they can develop better choices.

What has been your experience with this type of imbalance with your clients?  What has worked for you?  Please share your thoughts so we can learn from each other.  Many thanks, Danielle

Stay awake, aware, and alert and strive to lead a well-tempered life – a life that possesses both hardiness and flexibility.  The good news is that once you are awake, it’s hard to go to sleep again, but if you do, do it on purpose and prepare yourself for the consequences.

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