How is SI Coaching different than psychotherapy?
Strategic Intervention (SI) Coaching encompasses realistic goal setting, discovery of purpose, and relationship work, and uses creative modalities to help clients put their dreams into action. Clients learn about his or her needs, triggers, key relationships, safe problems, and expand their ability to think creatively, see potential in every part of life, expand their relationships, and overcome the fears which have limited their happiness and progress.
Psychotherapy and counseling generally work within a medical framework: identifying and diagnosing dysfunctions and prescribing treatment. Strategic Intervention Coaching starts with you, now, outlining how to take practical steps to make progress toward the goals, relationships, and experiences you want. SI Coaching begins with the belief that the solutions the client wants are available to them right now, and greater well-being and happiness come from the ability to take smart actions in life. SI Coaching is not meant to replace psychotherapy - it is a distinct practical approach that supports clients in the decisions and actions that will sustain their goals and fulfillment in life. Clients gain a greater ability to see the “big picture” of their life, find and improve key relationships, take daily actions that increase their joy, and stop the patterns of fear and resistance that hold them back from living a full life.
Strategic Intervention was founded by Cloe Madanes, Mark & Magali Peysha and Anthony Robbins in 2002. The term “Strategic Intervention” was coined by the founders to establish a new tradition within the helping fields that could empower life coaches, teachers, leaders, medical professionals, and all people interested in creating greater personal and world wide health.
COACHING & ALTERNATIVE MODALITIES
Suzanne Copleston | PO Box 1201 Jensen Beach FL 34958 US | 772.418.9888
Guided Meditation (guided meditation explained): Using music, voice, breath, and a mantra, you are led through a traditional meditative experience. The result is typically a decrease in stress, anxiety, and a quieting of the mind. Blood pressure, pulse and respiration can also be positively affected. This technique may be practiced at home afterward for long-term benefits.
Guided Visualization (guided visualization explained): Using voice, you are led on a guided journey, rich in imagery and imagined experiences, that bring to the forefront answers to problems/questions which were previously not a part of your conscious thoughts. The result is typically a decrease in stress, anxiety and a quieting of the mind, often accompanied by a feeling of accomplishment, or an "ah-ha" type response.
Breath Work: Performed by breathing at a predetermined pace for a set period of time, the body is inspired to calm the fight-or-flight reaction. This is very beneficial when dealing with anxiety and problems falling asleep, and can positively influence blood pressure, slow the pulse and help calm the GI tract. This is another technique that may be practiced at home for long-term benefits.
Unwinding: Performed on a mat on the floor, the body is offered an opportunity to let go of held feelings - physical as well as emotional. The body is assisted through positions that provoke cell memory, which is then allowed to release. The result is typically an increase in flexibility and a lightness of emotional being due to the release of held energies.
Shiatsu (shiatsu explained): Japanese massage* performed on a mat on the floor, while fully clothed, this massage typically takes 1.5 hours. The beneficial result of applying finger pressure along the energy pathways (meridians) is a balancing of the meridians, allowing for decreased stress, less anxiety and a quieting of the mind and body.
Vision Boarding: This is a hands-on practice in which a piece of wall-art is produced by using items of significance to the person making it, which serve as reminders of goals and actions to be taken to reach the goal(s).
*Yes, Suzanne Copleston is a Licensed Massage Therapist. Florida #MA33481
Singing Bowls (singing bowls explained) Sounds emanating from the bowl(s), when struck or rubbed, are said to calm the nervous system, enhance relaxation and assist entrance into a meditative state. (Bowls will be offered in the near future.)
Tea Ceremony: (Japanese tea ceremony will be offered in the near future.)