Our affiliates follow a holistic philosophy when it comes to coaching – guiding participants through sessions and helping them build the skills and motivation they need to move well throughout a lifetime in a meaningful, sustainable way.
Bluearth’s approach to coaching involves six key elements. In this article we explore each one and what it means.
The first element that underpins Bluearth’s philosophy of coaching is to enable a learning environment that unlocks inherent potential.
Our affiliates do this by focusing on experience rather than outcome; not aiming to reach a specific ‘end’ but instead to relish in the process; and encouraging intrinsic motivation, autonomy and exploration.
When participants have the freedom to engage in physical activity in an environment that doesn’t subscribe to egos or meeting certain standards, they are able to experience the pure joy of movement and harness the power of moving well, naturally.
The second element in Bluearth’s approach to coaching is to create the causes and conditions for openness and curiosity by pointing to first person awareness.
First person awareness involves paying full attention to the feedback from your body, as well as your feelings and thoughts towards the present moment.
Our affiliates encourage first person awareness by using prompts to get participants thinking about what they’re experiencing.
Element number there is to exploit the ‘wisdom of the body’ to find the optimal expression of the movement.
This involves tapping into your body’s needs so it’s able to work at the best level it can physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
The fourth element in Bluearth’s coaching philosophy is to grow awareness from a ‘felt sense’.
Felt sense is a term coined by Eugene Gendlin to describe the vague experience or ‘gut feeling’ a person has during psychological process, including physical, emotional, and mental aspects. It’s used to get to the core of an emotional issue and often leads to a deep yet relaxing physical and emotional shift.
Another crucial element when coaching is using questions that allow the student to process contextually via the situation.
This helps participants make the most out of sessions, because they’re not just moving – their digging deeper into how moving makes them feel.
The sixth and final element in Bluearth’s approach to coaching is to create opportunities for perspective and insights to be shared.
Taking the time to reflect is integral to development, which is why our affiliates give participants plenty of opportunities to share their thoughts amongst the group.
Listening to the thoughts of others also allows participants to learn about and connect with others, and their unique experiences.
Bluearth affiliates consistently coach with purpose. This ensures each and every participant gets the most out of sessions and can harness the power of moving well, now and in the future.