FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is BODY // MIND // FLOW?
An ‘integral’ approach to the field of self-development and human potential. BODY // MIND // FLOW offers a structured, strategic framework that’s geared toward integration the seperate parts (or ‘faces’/identities) of its practitioners.
The products of the program allow others to clear old patterns, deepen relationships and lead an integrated life.
What does the BODY // MIND // FLOW Framework ‘do’?
Behind the deliverable of PERFORMANCE is the word practice. Daily or routine practices of self-awareness informs a more optimal way of showing up to self-care and the creation of vitality, such that performance becomes a by-product.
Behind the word PURPOSE is the word presence. The question ‘have I lost my connection with purpose’ is informed by the distracted self, that is not able to be still and process effectively, efficiently and with focus. Location of a still mind is the essence to knowing purpose in this life.
Behind the word POWER is the word potential. Realisation of potential can sound lofty, and in some cases, ‘woo-woo,’ however;
our potential as a human on this planet lies on the other side of the least resourceful frames we hold;
clearing what is patterned into the body, wired into the mind, blocking our flow of energy, is the formula that leads us to our potential.
** The capacity to love our bodies, know our minds and find our flow is the key to performance, purpose and power.
What can a participant of BODY // MIND // FLOW expect?
Firstly, to understand, or become aware of, how they ‘do’ expectation.
With understanding of how they process reality, and disappoint themselves based on how reality never seems to show up in alignment with their expectations, they can expect to start experiencing freedom from the inside out.
In terms of concrete results or output as a result of taking part in a BODY // MIND // FLOW program (get ready for some ‘P’s)…more patience, perspective, permission, playfulness. Freedom from old patterns, a way of living beyond the polarities of modern life, presence, potential. Optimised performance, increased sense of purpose and the experience of power are all BYPRODUCTS of the programs.
Who can take part in BODY // MIND // FLOW?
The gravity of clients that engage with the BODY // MIND // FLOW Framework are people that have lived: Oftentimes, life has been firmly in the fast lane of hyper-achievement and highest levels of performance.
What was once an obsession with performance either becomes a ‘not enough’ with the more predictable successes, or an exhausted fatigue with how life is going, and how relationship with both self and others is proving to be.
What is Meta-Coaching?
Meta-Coaching, founded by Dr Michael Hall of Colorado, USA, is a high level process of coaching that facilitates powerful change through the skilful means of revealing the variance of the client’s map of reality and the terrain itself.
From a more grounded reality, free of un-resourceful meaning, the client is able to inform their own potential.
The Meta-Coach knows how people function and operate and is guided by the six models of communication, change, reflexivity, implementation, systems, and self-actualization. With that meta-knowledge and meta-skill, the meta-coach is skilled in getting the best out of the client.
The skills studied and developed in The Meta-Coach Training System exceed the competencies required for Credentialing through the ICF.
Created on core influences and understanding of the NLP Communication Model and framework.
What is NLP?
NLP is a communication model that describes how language (linguistics) affects our body and physiology (neurology). Words and symbols work indirectly, not directly.
Words and symbols work in our mind like a map about a territory (“The map is not the territory”) just as our inner mental movies of sights, sounds, sensations, smells, etc. is not the external experience.
But, and this is the magic of symbols, the movies we play in the theater of our mind do send messages (and even commands) to our nervous systems about what to feel and how to respond and so create our internal reality.
As a model of human functioning, NLP describes the processes and patterns (programming) that is currently governing our mind-body system and the processes and patterns that could enable us to “run our own brain” in new and much more resourceful ways. NLP is about how to change the communication (mapping, movie-making) so that we can experience more resourceful states of mind-and-body.
Tony Robbins employs NLP in his work, however will never cite it, owing to a legal dispute with NLP’s founders, Richard Bandler, John Grinder and Frank Pucelik early in his career.
What is Integral Semantics Facilitation?
Integral Theory is informed by the work of Ken Wilber, one of the preeminent philosophers of today. His primary work is in quadrants, a highly useful model and tool to gain deeper understanding of every aspect of reality, or perspectives of truth. We each have two key or ‘native’ perspectives as humans, therefore a capacity to see the world through the eyes of another leads to more optimal relations between us.
Semantics can be considered as the processing or analysis of word meanings and relations between them, essentially how we take the world to be through words and how we relate to them.
Integral Semantics, as a mode of Facilitation is therefore to be able to lead (or ‘ease’ etymologically speaking) groups and individuals into a more expansive and inclusive way of experiencing themselves, others, their work and environment, for example.
Participants can expect for their world view to be taken into account, and subsequently be challenged to try on a worldview that is more ‘whole’ -istic or complete, and therefore more integrated.
Where and how does therapy meet coaching?
The client may be facing patterns that not only do not serve them, but that strongly imply breakage and dysfunction. The presupposition in therapy is that the patient is ‘not ok,’ as well as the presence of some ill-health. The approach in the industry has largely been ‘remedial’ i.e. fixing once broken.
The facilitation within the coaching process offers feedback to the answers given by the client, based on expertise around the processes and structures of how we run our brains as human beings. Coaching requires a robust ego strength as the work is dynamic and challenging. You might ask what is being challenged, specifically. Unresourceful patterns and ways of thinking, feeling, speaking and behaving in the world are put in the spotlight, oftentimes cleared in order to make space for a more free and liberated way of being.
Therapy presupposes lack of ego strength to withstand a challenge and an ‘ok-ness;’ coaching presupposes a strong enough ego to withstand challenge.
What is a ‘self’?
The word ‘self’ can be translated to mean ‘how I take myself to be.’ Informed via the works of Virginia Satir (Family Therapy), Miton Ericson (Family Systems Therapy, NLP), Fritz Perls (Gestalt Therapy) and the field of Object Relations Theory, the concept of self is formed primarily in the face of parents, guardians with strong influence of teachers, mentors and community members.
Humans ‘develop’ their sense of self in specific stages.
First the baby is born into and as a body; secondarily the thinking mind comes online from age 3 to 7.
In both name and form, preferences, likes, values, beliefs throughout childhood and into teen years, formed in the face of those around us.
What does the term ‘self-development’ mean?
To develop can be translated to mean evolve, change or transform.
In some cases it can be taken to mean ‘unfold.’
Development sees the human explore the person they have taken themselves to be, as they’ve created their identity since childhood, and build awareness (or ‘to wake up to’) around this personality.
Within awareness (knowledge) of the unique and specific wiring and mapping that goes on inside, more informed choices can be made, firstly around who they take themselves to be, and secondly, how they show up in the face of others.
High level self-development uses specific practices and communications models to access a state of stability in which choices can arise based on wisdom, as opposed to old patterns of a more reactionary manner that might arise from a sense of powerlessness.
Who is the expert?
In a world where we are so used to seeking out an ‘expert in the field of,’ the perspective of BODY // MIND // FLOW is to frame the client as their own best expert.
For the client to build awareness of their own inner world, how they are wired and programmed, in relation to the outside world, the client has all the answers they will ever need, inside.
There are multiple voices in the field of self-development. This perspective allows the client to stop searching outside of themselves for the answers, cultivating a sense of self-responsibility, self-efficacy, and empowerment.
What is self-awareness?
Awareness can simply mean knowledge or perception of a situation or fact, alongside a particular concern about or well-formed interest in.
Centred on and around the self, awareness of the constructed self is the ticket to freedom from self-imposed limitations and belief structures.
What is consciousness?
Often times this word has connotations of lofty, ‘woo-woo’ nature.
Conversely, BODY // MIND // FLOW takes it to mean ‘aware of,’ or ‘awake to.’
As a result of this more grounded, results + evidence based approach, the triad of showing up, growing up and waking up is a core approach of the BODY // MIND // FLOW Framework.
** If we are asleep at the wheel in the car of this life, then we will inevitably crash, or worse.