The approaches I use in my transformational coaching
I combine the following modalities to help you achieve your goals and dreams approaching them from different angles and using different strategies, thereby increasing your chance of success and the speed at which you are able to realise it.
Have you ever ducked because something was coming towards you but you only realised, what you were doing and why, when you were already doing it?
In 1983, Benjamin Libet conducted experiments on human volunteers investigating consciousness and the initiation of action which picked up brain activity approximately 550 milliseconds before the action took place which was interpreted as the brain unconsciously preparing for action, conscious awareness occurred approximately 350 milliseconds later at which the individual could either continue with the action or veto it.
Our reptilian complex is the part of the brain that is responsible for our existence and survival. To ensure our survival, the reptilian complex needs to process information quickly and act fast, so it behaves like a pattern recognition matrix, testing the huge amounts of data coming in against its database of patterns of everything that we have ever experienced or seen. If the data is recognised then our reptilian complex finds the ‘best match’ response which is immediately initiated before we are consciously aware of it.
BWRT is built on the hypothesis that the delay Libet discovered, between brain activity and conscious awareness, is as a result of the time it takes for the input data (impulses and stimuli) to travel along the old neural pathways triggered by inherited instincts and learned behaviour patterns before conscious awareness occurs.
BWRT leverages that delay to reprogram the brain to use different neural pathways for the ‘instinctual’ part of our actions allowing us to replace the now ineffective pathways with a better response.
Have you ever wondered why one person seems to get stronger when facing trauma yet another is paralysed by anxiety?
Humans, in the evolutionary form that we are in now, have been around for about 100,000 years with 2 separate genetic streams of information (one stream passed down by females and the other, males). These streams of information have been passed down throughout the generations surviving the challenges of each generation until the moment that you were born. You are essentially a living database of the instincts and response patterns that ensured the survival of your ancestors and their attitudes to success and failure.
WSN is a hypothesis based on ancestral memories and the effect that it has as well as the conflict it can cause between our environment and our instinctual and evolved selves which brings about unhappiness within ourselves and our lives. The hypothesis surmises that 3 main archetypes developed as humans evolved.
Mankind was most probably nomadic, wandering the lands, until about 10,000 years ago when some of them began to form settlements and domesticate plants and animals and became Settlers. The Settlers liked a quiet life, working in communities, adapting to the land or taming it, adapting to best serve the community, sharing with each other, and building and growing the community and the settlement. Others preferred to live a life taking what they wanted, these individuals saw a different opportunity and waited until a settlement was established and doing well and then moved in and took over, these were the Warriors, who would then protect the settlement against further attack. The remaining individuals didn't like fighting and didn't like working hard to benefit others, they preferred the nomadic existence of their ancestors - being on the move, not getting involved, always looking for something new, these individuals were the Nomads.
Over the years these personality types interbred mixing the characteristics so each of us has inherited the characteristics of Warriors, Settlers and Nomads creating the scene for internal conflict. In addition to this we can also inherit genes from our parents that they don't exhibit themselves that result in an entirely different set of instincts for survival than either of our parents' have, yet they will nurture and teach us in a manner that makes sense to them, which results in more conflict.
WSN can help us get a better understanding of ourselves, what conflict we may be experiencing, whether our conflict is internal or external, and ultimately help us identify our path to increased happiness by drawing on all our resources to achieve what is most closely aligned to who we truly are..
Have you wondered what makes some people successful and others very successful? Have you ever wondered how you could achieve what they have achieved?
NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) provides us with a way to model the outstanding successes achieved by geniuses and leaders in their field through understanding how they organise their thinking, feelings, language and behaviour.
We absorb data through our 5 senses and filter it through our own unique internal mental maps of the world which results in our behavioural response.
Our first mental map is comprised of internal images, sounds, tactile awareness, internal sensations, tastes and smells that form as result of the neurological filtering process.
Our second mental map is where we assign language (a linguistic representation) to the internal images, sounds, tactile awareness, internal sensations, tastes and smells. Through language we derive personal meaning to the information received.
Finally our behavioural response is the program that we run after filtering the information we received through our internal mental maps.
Understanding how we process and give meaning to our world helps us better understand our behavioural responses to things and allows us to create new programs that result in different behaviours and different responses more aligned with what we want. We can become proactive instead of reactive and therefore have more control over our outcomes and goals.