Author: Jator Pierre-Gonzalez
What does it take to truly “heal” ourselves?
In my experience of coaching numerous clients over the past twelve years, it takes much more than working out to truly reach our potential as a human being (still a work in progress for myself as well). This may seem obvious, but it also takes more than nutrition, hydration, sleep, and breath to reach our potential.
I believe for us to reach our “dreams”, may it be to get leaner, stronger, healthier, faster, it takes a willingness to look within and find the roots of why we are the way we are physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. What does this mean for me in this moment? In this moment it means that our physical body is simply a bio-feedback mechanism for our more subtle energy systems. What we perceive is what we believe, and what we believe is what we perceive. Our perceptions of self and other literally create the movie we watch each and every day.
Now, if what I am sharing is even half true, is it possible to help clients cultivate change without addressing what makes them tick? Many clients have come to me with issues related to posture, many present with an upper cross syndrome (forward head, rounded shoulders, kyphotic thoracic spine). I would ask you to ask yourself, what does this posture really say about the person’s state of mind and how they see the outside/ inside world? In my experience using corrective exercise only will not change this person’s posture. For example, if this client, perceives the outside/inside world as overwhelming, feels as if they have no personal power to take a stand, is afraid to share his or her heart openly, or may be in a relationship in which they are continually abused physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually by other and themselves, I would be highly surprised to see postural changes that hold unless these roots are addressed.
To see the future all one needs to do is look to the past, until these roots are addressed we will each continue to create the same “movie” over and over, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
The above is only my experience, and does not mean that I even believe It is true, it is only what I have perceived which has become what I believe, with no emotional attachment to my beliefs. In the next blog I will go over some nuts and bolts ways of addressing the roots with yourself and your clients.