Frameworks

Engage with a range of frameworks for wholehearted well-being and flourishing.

Integrative Health / Health & Wellness Coaching

A reflective and action-oriented process to enhance your well-being in one or more area of life.

While we typically think of health and well-being as relating to the physical body, it actually encompasses 8 areas:

  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Emotional
  • Spiritual
  • Occupational
  • Social
  • Financial
  • Environmental
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Health and Wellness coaching is a holistic, evidence-based approach centered on making progress toward goals that you define. This includes exploring values and priorities, refining your vision for well-being in one or more dimension of wellness, setting goals, and making incremental progress toward those goals.

I hold a number of wellness-related coaching certifications (Health and Wellness; Well-Being; Integrative Health; Yoga Coaching) and integrate tools and practices for holistic well-being into coaching and workshops.

Resources to learn more about wellness and well-being:

Self-Compassion

The art and science of treating ourselves like a good friend.

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion for personal growth, developed by Chris Germer and Kristin Neff.

Self-compassion involves being caring and supportive to ourselves:

  • Listening to ourselves with understanding
  • Remembering we are not alone in our struggles
  • Soothing and comforting ourselves in the midst of stress
  • Making changes out of self-love and a commitment to growth. 

Rather than adding to our to-do list, the practice of self-compassion incorporates tools and perspectives to employ on-the-spot anytime, anywhere. Compassion is considered to be an energizing emotion, and can help us to feel more connected with others and with our own inner resources and wisdom. 

I am a Mindful Self-Compassion Trained Teacher, and incorporate self-compassion tools and practices to build the skill of self-compassion into coaching, courses and custom workshops.

More information about MSC:

Designing Your Life / Life Design

Explore new perspectives and creative solutions when feeling stuck.

Many of us experience life transitions — planned and unplanned, periods of feeling stuck, and changes within ourselves, at work, and in our communities. 

Designing Your Life (DYL) / Life Design is based on the work of Stanford Professors Bill Burnett and Dave Evans. The Life Design framework applies the design-thinking process to our own lives — meeting challenges and uncertainty with more flexibility and creativity, and practical strategies for flourishing.

Explore life’s wicked problems: Explore the meaning of life and work (for you); Re-design your day to enhance balance and energy; Reflect on life roles and what aspects resonate most for you; Frame solvable problems; Engage in creative brainstorming; Prototype life’s possibilities; Learn from failure; and more!

Bias to Action: Identify small, actionable, affordable steps to build your way forward. Test out your ideas in real life, in low-risk ways. Like a designer, approach life with a creative, iterative approach, learn along the way, collaborate with others, be curious — and have fun.

Start where you are: Life design is possible, no matter your starting point.

I am a Certified Designing Your Life Facilitator and Coach. I infuse Designing Your Life tools into coaching and custom workshops. I also offer facilitation for groups and organizations with my colleagues at Fieldbrook Advising.

More information about DYL:

Mindfulness

Mindfulness, or balanced, present moment awareness, can bring a sense of grounding and dramatically enhance our self-awareness.

I have trained to teach Mindfulness through the Nalanda Institute’s Mindfulness & Contemplative Psychotherapy certificate program. I incorporate mindfulness meditations and exercises into personalized instruction, coaching, and custom offerings.

Learn more:

Yoga

Yoga = to unite. A contemplative practice for healing, integration, connection and kindness. Yoga offers an opportunity to listen deeply to our minds, bodies and hearts, to cultivate present moment awareness, and to play with embodying mindfulness and self-compassion. I offer yoga practices with an intention to help others reconnect with themselves in body, mind and heart.

These frameworks are intended for personal growth and development, and are not to be used in place of mental health support, counseling, or therapy.

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