Transform core patterns.
Create a more meaningful and connected life.
Life is a journey and having a partnership with a skilled, objective person can be so helpful. Presence-based Coaching can provide support in life transformations.
My approach to healing and living your fullest life is a blended approach integrating body awareness techniques, mindfulness practices and an exploration of meaning and purpose. It is a holistic approach that may also include yoga, bodywork, Presence-based Coaching and Hakomi Principles to provide a fully personal and unique experience.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT YOUR APPROACH?
This approach to inner work is designed to place our nervous system's innate intelligence up front. We do not heal or learn when our nervous system is overwhelmed, or shutdown. One of the principles of this work is that we slow down and establish presence, ground our heart and pause. This allows for transformative work that is balanced, and able to be integrated.
The perspective on "resistance" or "pesky ego," is re-framed as old strategies designed to keep us safe. Not just something to push through or blindly eradicate. Our thoughts, mind, defenses, restlessness, agitation, impatience, and aggression are understood to be there for a reason. They are not obstacles, they are the path. We work with places of "stuck-ness," never bypassing the integrity of these parts whose strategies that were at one point crucial. It is discovered that there is always a gift or something to be reclaimed buried in whatever we have been trying to avoid or banish.
Discover your journey to wholeness
CONSCIOUS LIVING ~ TO BE AWARE OF ONE'S OWN EXISTENCE, SENSATIONS, THOUGHTS, SURROUNDINGS AND CHOICE
Who am I? What brings me joy? How do I find connection with others that is mutually satisfying?
These may be questions often asked, and usually difficult to answer with full and authentic honesty. Instead, we opt to conform: to do what we think is right and be the kind of person we believe will be most accepted by our community.
Carl Jung wrote extensively about the process of individuation, which, in short, is the layered process of finding your true, authentic self. In a nutshell, individuation is when you recognize and acknowledge your persona (the personality that you present to the world) and integrate it with the contents of your unconscious mind, including your shadow (the disowned and hidden part of you that exists in the background of your everyday life). By connecting to your inner voice — your authentic self — you become conscious and aware of your true vocation. This is the journey toward the person you are meant to be... this is your journey to wholeness.
But how do we get there?
We have spent decades layering on the defenses that keep us stuck in our persona masks as we push away from the unconscious. However, at some point the unconscious will bleed through, and cross the boundary into consciousness. This is usually the point when we notice that we are trying to find ways to “numb out” or we have outburst or find certain levels of anxiety or depression waving in and out of our weeks. This is a True calling from your deepest, purest Self to Wake Up and Discover the Joy and Enthusiasm for your Unique Path and service to your community.
At Chattanooga Yoga & Healing Arts, we offer several avenues for you to access and understand your True Self and through that, potentially find the most rewarding personal and professional path you are meant to live.
“AT VARIOUS POINTS IN OUR LIVES, OR ON A QUEST, AND FOR REASONS THAT OFTEN REMAIN OBSCURE, WE ARE DRIVEN TO MAKE DECISIONS WHICH PROVE WITH HINDSIGHT TO BE LOADED WITH MEANING. (225)”
― SWAMI SATCHIDANANDA, THE YOGA SUTRAS
What To Expect
This type of body/mind coaching can help you change, shift, step back and take a broader view. It can help you find where you are losing energy and feeling stuck. As we take this compassionate view together you can begin to gain a sense of freedom. Explore how you can change your thinking, utilize a renewable source of energy, gain new perspectives and access your Authentic expression in the world.
Sessions generally start with a period of mindfulness.It can be silent or guided or a combination.The intention is to rest into presence, awareness which are often experienced as sensations in or around the body. This is the foundation and ground of the session. From here we can explore what feels alive.
Sessions range from more didactic or coaching around contemplative practice or somatic resources like yoga and movements to support and ground the process of discovery.
This type of session can help with:
Major life transitions & decisions
Starting or changing careers
Health & wellness
Relationship or interpersonal issues
Feelings of being "stuck" or without direction
Aligning your life's priorities with your own personal values
"Living never wore one out so much as the effort not to live"
- Anais Nin
Ways to Connect
Madia offers Presence-based Coaching in a variety of ways, through a variety of one-on-one, private sessions at 116 Cross Street in Chattanooga and by phone or Zoom.
We can create a plan that best fits your schedule. We can meet in person sometimes and via phone or Zoom other times. Let's discuss what maximizes and supports your needs.
About Madia's Healing Arts
In my private practice studio I look to create a safe & nurturing space for you to connect with your body and become curious about the mind/body connection. I may utilize mindfulness (assisted self-study from the Hakomi Method), yoga & massage therapy to explore the present felt experience. This allows you to observe and reflect in a unique way.
This Integrative bodywork Therapy can be stand-alone AND complementary therapy for:
Unresolved Physical Pain
Stress Management and Balance
Spirituality and Personal Growth
Finding Passionate Purpose
Health, Aging, Lifestyle and Self-Care