You are already a good coach. Why? Because as a Yellow Enthusiast you value happiness above all else. Outgoing and spontaneous, you love anything that is new, novel or unusual. Upbeat, positive and optimistic, you naturally cheer up and inspire your clients. Quick to laugh and make a joke, you easily entertain people. A ‘jack of all trades’ you often have diverse skills and interests. You are innovative, multi-talented, creative and at home in the world of things and experiences. You want to be fascinating, fascinated, optimistic and enthusiastic. More importantly, you want to be stimulated, creative, positive and excited. You seek excitement, new experiences, people and travel. If life gets you down, you escape your anxiety and boredom through variety and activity. Yes, these traits make you a good coach. But this is a journey to step up to the next level. This journey is about becoming a Soul Centric Coach.
Here is your map for the journey...
What is my map and why do I need it?
Your map is actually a physical map that you can hold in your hands which gives you the psychological understanding needed to become a Soul Centric Coach.
The outer layers of your map show you first-hand your everyday patterns of defence and armoured ways of being, whilst the centre of your map shows you the deepest aspect of who you are. The part of you that is undefended and free.
This aspect of who you are is for the most part blocked or buried, but is what you must access if you are to become a soul centric coach.
At the core of you is the essential quality of Joy.
How does it work?
Our clients are exposed to many gurus encouraging then to be authentic, courageous and true to themselves. They tell them they need to live in the now, detach from their thoughts or let go. There is so much about the what to do, but not many of these gurus teach them the how.
The My Map Method is your opportunity to learn and use a method that literally shows your clients the how. You will be able to hold the map to this journey in your hands and learn how it can bring you and your clients, fulfilment, peace, joy and freedom.
The map shows us highly specific psychological and spiritual insights into the ways we armour ourselves in patterns of thinking, acting and feeling that stop us being authentic, true to ourselves and live in the now.
But before using The My Map Method to work with your clients you must first tread the path yourself, if you are going to ask you clients to drop their armour you must drop your armoured ways of being and take a Soul Centric approach.
Taking a Soul Centric Approach is about not only learning how the map works but also about applying it in your practice. This requires you to learn The My Map Method.
Your journey to becoming a Soul Centric Coach
As a Yellow Enthusiast, the journey to becoming a Soul Centric Coach is concerned with the ways you ensure you avoid being trapped in painful situations. The way you do this is by focusing on ways of avoiding pain and suffering, and feeling trapped. This focus on avoidance tends to lead you to becoming easily distracted and fickle. Because you become quickly bored with your life and start to feel trapped or claustrophobic, you can become scattered in an attempt to divert from your current situation. A glutton for choice you often appear extravagant when looking for ways to have your cake and eat it too. This extravagant nature can also show up as you look to the future and the next pleasurable experience, trip or even the next meal. This future orientation causes you to continually plan in order to escape from your inner anxieties and introspection. You enjoy flexibility because it gives you the option to change your mind at the last minute. Your attention goes to a positive future, with multiple options, but you can become paralyzed by options because you are afraid of missing out. Your vices are gluttony, overdoing and seeking stimulation until you collapse or become ill if your dreams remain unmet, you can become jaded, selfish and/or greedy.
In a coaching relationship, this could mean that you often find yourself:
Being overly optimistic about your client's path.
Unable to sit with feelings of unhappiness your client might have.
Suggesting distraction techniques with clients rather than doing the real work.
Chopping and changing your approach.
Avoiding the deeper issues that are emerging.
Being overly jolly.
Using humour to divert the client from going too deep.
The journey to becoming a Soul Centric Coach means using The My Map Method for recognising and transforming these patterns of behaving, thinking and feeling so you find more space to reconnect with the Joy at the core of who you re.
What does being a Soul Centric Coach mean for you?
By using your map to reconnect with the Joy at the core of who you are you will find that you are naturally able to feel more.
Centered - as you let go of your usual desire to fill the coaching space with ‘happy’ experiences.
Content - as you learn to allow empty spaces into your coaching sessions.
Accepting - as you enjoy coaching around subjects that previously appeared boring or mundane.
Courageous - as you feel less fearful of painful emotions you clients might be feeling.
Focussed - as you find it natural to hold space for your clients rather than being quite so scattered and fickle.
Peaceful - as you work towards having more stillness in your coaching practice.
Real - as you are no longer use humour as a technique to distract clients attention away from deeper issues .
Alive - as you live more fully in the moment rather than escaping to an idealised future.
Gracious - as you let go of being quite so critical and selfish when things don’t go your way.
Try it out...
Below is a short guide on how to use your map. Inside it contains a fuller description of who you are, a brief introduction on how to use the map in your daily life and a copy of your map. Once you have looked at the guide you might like to try the guided meditation, you will need your map open in front of you, so we suggest you keep the guide open on your laptop.
Download your free map & guide for the Yellow Enuthsiast
Once you have had sight of your map you might also like to try a free guided meditation...
My Map to Soul Centric Coaching
A learning programme designed to enable you to become a Soul Centric Coach
This exclusive programme has been designed specifically for you if you are an experienced coach or helping professional whose next step on your journey is calling you to elevate your skills to the next level. It has a very focussed mission. To show you how you can use My Map to Freedom as a device to tap into your Soul Centric Presence.
Using the map as a tool to tap into your Soul Centric Presence means you will be able to:
Feel confident and sure-footed in your journey as a helping professional because you have a practice which enables you to respond rather than react to your clients
Create the kind of space where meaningful inner work is invited and encouraged
Simply be present for your clients rather than feeling obliged to find answers and fix things
Trust and believe that you and your clients will get lasting results
Travel with your clients as far and as deep as they want to go.
Notice when you are being ‘triggered’ by your clients, and know how to return to ‘centre’
Transform your own patterns of closure and defence so you ‘show up’ as someone beyond your role
Co-create genuine working relationships
Now that you have sampled My Map to Freedom please feel free to download the brochure for our Soul Centric Coaching programme below.