During the past 3 weeks, I’ve been joining a workshop series on closeness and intimacy. In a small group, we practiced active listening to our bodies and practiced to communicate our (somatic) boundaries. The 3 weeks built around 3 main subjects: Self-awareness & Self-care, Consciously shaping your relationships, Consent, Boundaries & Open communication. Each week we had a blend of individual, partner, and group exercises. In a playful and lightful manner, we immersed in practices from non-violent communication and dance/drama therapy. Despite the “physical” limitations because of the coronavirus, I had invaluable learning moments that I want to share with
When I wrote my master thesis in 2017 about the role of self-awareness in leadership development programmes, something profound happened. Something that goes beyond the academic experience of writing a thesis. I found my way into conscious living. What exactly led to this shift in my life? I can’t boil it down to one factor, to be honest. It could be the empowering and liberating way I got raised by parents who immersed in spiritual and therapeutical work for many decades; the first encounter with meditation; my first coaching experiences; or just my genuine curiosity to try new things. In
What is the benefit of practicing acceptance? How will acceptance will change my sense of reality? Read this blog and find out...
In this post, I share my own experiences with practicing self-compassion, and discuss the benefits and challenges of reaching a state of self-love.
I grew up with dancing. My mother danced all her life – with a big heart for different african dances. My father dived into modern dances such as contact dance and 5 rhythm dance. Not surprisingly from a very early age onward my parents took me to dancing events. I vividly remember the smiling, expressive, and lively faces of people moving their hips to the cheerful sounds. After telling my parents about the self-experiment and the first topic ‘dancing’, my mother pulled out a DVD which was called “Breath made visible” with Anna Halprin. It was the first time I
Locking oneself for a few weeks while avoiding as much physical contact as possible (i.e. social distancing) is not very common for most of us. The current uncertainty about future decisions such as job applications and travels makes it even harder to calm down and relax. At the same time, the overload of disinformation on social media creates additional fear and anxiety. So what can we do in these turbulent times to stay calm and grounded? I have good news. We can learn and grow from the current situation. Let me share five simple activities that will bring you gratitude
Did you find yourself feeling controlled by your emotions? Then this blog post might be a nice treatment.
Hi there! I want to welcome you to my coaching website. First of all, visiting this website demonstrates your genuine interest in working on yourself. Working on yourself means to have the courage to face your fears, explore your talents, and connect to your emotional and physical body. Congrats, this is the very first step to live up to your potential! What to expect from this Website? “Detach from needing to have things work out in a certain way. The universe is perfect and there are no failures. Give yourself the gift of detatching from your worries and trust that