Our overall wellness is not just based on our physical being. Our body is merely the doer of what our mind and soul tells it to do. It is the visible and tangible part of our overall nature. Yes, it is essential to take good care of our body, but some people are too occupied with improving their physical self that they forget the two crucial parts of ourselves as a whole.
According to Shainna Ali Ph.D., LMHC, “Recognizing the importance of wellness, reflecting on what your wellness encompasses, and tending to your wellness are all powerful preventative methods to improve your mental health and overall well-being.”
There is no shortcut to success. There are many things to do and so many sacrifices to make. Some people opt for holistic life coaching to help them determine their strength, weakness, motives, and desires. It is important to acknowledge these elements of our personality for us to get where we want to be.
What is holistic life coaching?
Holistic life coaching helps in balancing and connecting all three components of life: Our body, mind, and soul. All three are essential to living a healthy and happy life, that’s why they are all should be taken care of equally based on their own specific needs.
Holistic therapies also promote healing. Having all our body parts connected, and holistic treatments help our body, mind, and soul to heal oneself by teaching each component work together for one goal, our overall well-being.
Who conducts holistic life coaching?
Choosing the path of a holistic life coach requires training. A certified holistic life coach took required courses to get certification and degree, and additional requirements to obtain a doctoral degree. Helping someone understand oneself requires extensive training and experience, that’s why certified holistic life coaches are taught different techniques and approaches to be able to apply for one’s betterment.
Our holistic life coach’s goal is to help us identify the essential details of our existence that are often unnoticed from our perspective. This could be a specific behavior or attitude towards a particular situation in life that hinders us from being the best that we can be.
What are essential components of our holistic life?
Our body is more than just the concrete and tangible part of our being. It is the one that executes our desires and aspirations to become our reality. Without our body, it is impossible to exist in this world we live in. It is our vessel where our mind sits, and our soul dwells.
It is vital to keep our body healthy and robust to be able to face the challenges in life. Our body can be drained physically, so we get tired. We have to rest, eat nutritious food and exercise to keep it at its optimum strength. According to John M. Grohol, Psy.D, “Exercise and physical activity keep your body fit, which in turns helps to keep your mind fit.”
Our mind is where every idea, dream, and plan happens. Every day, our brains work to choose and decide how we are going to live. Our minds are responsible for creating our goal and thinking how we are going to get there.
According to Jennice Vilhauer Ph.D., “Attention to negative things equals negative emotions; Attention to positive things equals positive emotions.”
A healthy mind plays a vital role in our overall wellbeing. Too much thinking or worrying about things that are sometimes out of control make our mind stressed and disturbed. A disturbed brain can lead to several mental health disorders like anxiety and depression.
Nobody fully understands or knows where the soul is, but it is within us. It is what makes us feel. You have probably heard people say, “You have touched my heart,” and there are times when they would say, “You have touched my soul.” Soul gives a deeper meaning to that statement. Why? Because the soul is the profound and sacred part of our wholeness. It encompasses our profound being which creates our aspirations and desires. It is the core of our thoughts and emotions.
To live harmoniously, the harmony needs to happen within us. Our, body, mind and soul should act and exist as one. Holistic life coaching helps us to know and understand ourselves fully to obtain self-completeness.