What can we learn from the movement of the body? How can we learn through the movement of the body?
The Embodiment in Coaching adds a bodily perspective in the field of coaching. It gives food for thought and provides answers to the questions above and gives new perspectives and insights.
Become familiar with the terms and the principles of embodiment Become aware of the embodied methodology Learn two ways of approaching embodiment.
When referring to embodiment in the learning and coaching process - we mean that both the mind and the body are included. Learning happens at all levels: body, mind and emotions. (Sieler, 2003) In other words, learning everywhere and not only from the neck up. Thus the body is not only perceived as a brain train, but as a source of experience, memory and so much more (Walsh, 2020).
The purpose of this chapter is to offer a theoretical framework, principles, insights and guidance for using embodiment when coaching and/or training people in coaching. This chapter could contribute to you if you are an adult educator, trainer coach, counsellor, youth worker or social worker. We aim to: