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Blossom Your Intuition_Final

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>> Would you agree that everyone has an intuition but not everyone chooses to listen to it? If you don't practice tapping into your intuition, you're letting one of your greatest resources as a coach go to waste. Coaching naturally lends itself to intuitive decision-making. We suggest that you practice honing your intuition to utilize your gift of inner wisdom. Always try to tap into your inner voice and let it guide your coaching and your approach. This is really useful to the coaching process, and you can give a huge gift to your clients by teaching them how to follow their own inner compass. In this lecture, I'll share with you six ways to tap into the power of intuition to help your clients achieve greater self-awareness. Ready? Let's jump right in. Number one, teach your clients to tap into their body awareness. We're used to thinking as a mental process. Intuition, however, originates in the body and not in the mind. Helping clients tap into their intuition is a process of teaching them body awareness. You can do this by asking them feeling-based questions in addition to the typical cerebral high-mileage question. Incorporating this into your process and training your clients to check in with their bodies when they're dealing with emotional material or searching for answers teaches them to look for clues outside of the thoughts that generate in their minds. Ask your clients questions like, "What physical sensations are coming up for you right now as we talk about this?" or "I'm hearing that you're torn between these two options, let's step outside of your head for a minute. What are you experiencing in your body?" Number two, ask high-mileage questions that encourage intuitive decision-making. In addition to asking questions about bodily sensations, you can pose high-mileage questions that encourage your clients to search for explanations and decisions that aren't driven by logic and calculation but by inner wisdom. For example, you can say, "What would your answer be if you did know? What's the first thing that immediately comes to mind, quickly, without even thinking about it? What's your gut feeling? Or how would you proceed if there were no consequences?" I'll also throw in here my favorite way to flip the script and encourage clients to tap into their intuition when the best that they think they can offer is, "I don't know." One of my mentors taught me this, ready for it? You can say something like, "Look, if I asked you the names of the constellations or the distance from Earth to Mars, I wouldn't expect you to know the answer, although it's cool if you do, but when I'm asking you a question about yourself, you have the answer, you are the authority on yourself, the only authority on yourself that there is." Nine times out of ten, this will prompt them to look inward and drag something up. I encourage you to try it. Number three, coach from the space of your own intuition. In addition to prompting your clients to tap into their intuition for answers, work through yours to guide the session and pick up on what's going on with your clients. I know, it can feel very scary to go out on a limb like this because, if not done properly, it can come off sounding like an assumption. But chances are, if you're going with an actual gut feeling, you're probably right or at least close. You can play it safe by framing an intuitive remark as a hunch. Here, I'll show you a few ways. You could say, "There's a feeling coming up for me. Can I share it with you? Correct me if I'm wrong, but I have a hunch that... Or I'm hearing you say you're ready, but in the spirit of transparency, my gut is telling me that something is holding you back. Might there be some truth to this?" Framing your intuitive suggestions in ways like these lower defenses and still give your client the opportunity to evaluate what's true for them. Number four, get centered. Just like it's easier to fall asleep when you set up the right conditions like putting on your PJs, shutting the light, and getting into a cozy bed, it's easier to tap into your intuition when you create the optimal inner environment for it to shine through. Meditation quiets the mind, and since we're trying to listen to our bodies for answers, this is so helpful for getting into that zone. Now I realize that meditation isn't for everyone and that some people struggle with or just aren't interested in having a meditation practice. That's fine. I'm not suggesting that you need to sit silently upon a cushion gazing inward for an hour every day, unless that's your thing. But I am suggesting that you consider utilizing brief meditations as coaching resources. These are useful for yourself before you see your clients as well as for use together with your clients if they're open to this. Guided meditations are especially helpful for those who are new to meditation or struggle with silencing the mind. To help you incorporate meditation into your coaching practice as a tool to enhance intuition, we have included a Guided Meditation audio recording in this module along with a corresponding transcript. Use the audio to practice getting yourself into the zone of inner wisdom before sessions. The script is provided free to use with your clients, so you can guide them through the meditation yourself in your own voice. You can use this meditation with your clients when they feel stuck, accessing intuition, and they want to go deeper. Number five, take a stance of inquiry. I learned this one here from celebrated author and spiritual guide Sonia Choquette. Sonia suggests adopting a practice of framing your day to day questions with, "I wonder," to quiet the logical mind and exercise your intuition. By that, I mean, instead of hurrying about your day, making assumptions, and rushing towards conclusions, you can teach yourself to get in the habit of inquiry. When you inquire instead of jump to a conclusion, you can pause and allow yourself the opportunity to feel what the answer might be. Then you can reflect upon the outcome and see if you are right. It's basically like treating life like an exciting guessing game. It's as simple as approaching things like, "I wonder what time it is. I wonder what's for dinner tonight. I wonder if there will be traffic on the interstate this evening." These little inquiries teach us to approach questions with curiosity. This welcomes rather than demands an answer, and in this way, answers come freer and louder to us. You'll be surprised to see how many times you're right or close to the answer. This exercise teaches us to stop and listen and it provides us with safe opportunities to test out our intuition and see how good it is. The more you do it, the more you'll notice that you're right. This practice is useful to adopt for coaches and clients alike. So once you get the hang of it, teach your clients how to do this in their own lives. You can get them started by trying it out in session by leading them through inner explorations or stuck moments by reframing the uncertainty and posing it as an "I wonder" type of inquiry. This will take the pressure off of coming up with the right answer and it will help them to start flowing more in the moment. Number six, fuel your body naturally. Intuition flows in its loudest and clearest state when your body is most receptive. And your body is most receptive when it's in a natural and balanced state. This means being well-rested, well-hydrated, and free of substances that either dull the senses or ramp them up in an artificial manner like refined sugar, coffee, energy drinks, recreational drugs, and alcohol. We obviously can't control what our clients consume though, of course, as Health Coaches, we try to encourage them to live healthy lifestyles. For some clients, it might be an added incentive to learn that a healthy lifestyle can turn up the volume on their inner frequency. Either way, we do have control over what we consume, and if we want to get more in touch with our inner wisdom, we can strive to keep our bodies in a balanced and receptive state. Practice tapping into your intuition when you're well-rested and well-fed. And, again, when you're tired and sluggish after having a big piece of cake or greasy food, for example, and see if you can feel the difference. And there you have our six tips for tapping into intuition. Let's do a quick recap. They are teaching your clients body awareness, asking high-mileage questions that encourage intuitive decision-making, coaching from the space of your own intuition, getting centered, taking a stance of inquiry, and fueling your body naturally. Now it's time to head on over to the Facebook group page and join the discussion. Share with us an experience you've had either in your coaching practice or your personal life when you felt strongly called by your intuition to do something. Did you follow your hunch? What was the outcome? I look forward to hearing from you and reading all of your responses. That's all for now. See you later.

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Posted by: integrativenutrition on Jul 6, 2018

Blossom Your Intuition_Final

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