INTERBEING COACHING is based on three main principles:
Alignment with highest purpose/motivation
Personal, trans-generational, and collective trauma integration
Development of communities of practice
The pillars of this work are:
Creating a space of precise attunement.
Contacting the "life force" and where its movement is hindered.
Mutual agreement about the direction of our exploration/healing process.
Fostering self awareness of physical, emotional, and mental experience. Recognising incoherences and providing space and guidance for these to be integrated.
Exploring connection with circles of belonging: family, community, work environment, organisations and wider collectives.
Providing support to the healing of relations and to finding true purpose through clarifying the client's place within relational networks.
Exploring connection with higher values and unique potential. Supporting access to insight and intuition.
Providing integral practices and guidance for further work.
The basic tools and frameworks:
The most important aspect of this approach is the practitioner's own healing and awakening journey, and how it manifests in our capacity to be present and deeply attuned.
Somatic Experiencing (SE) is a natural, gentle, and radical approach for the regulation of the nervous system, for healing symptoms originated by traumatic experiences, and, in general for learning how to transform everyday stress, and live a more sustainable lifestyle.
Understanding the basic mechanisms of activation and relaxation of our nervous system through the SE model, we are able to direct our experience away from stress, into the flow of life. These comprehensions alone are fundamental for the restoration of one's wellbeing.
The theory of SE was developed by Peter Levine, PhD, drawing from these main sources of information:
By observing how animals in wildlife deal with everyday threats.
Extracting conclusions from his many years of clinical experience working with war veterans and other severely traumatized clients.
By linking his observations with neuroscience latest discoveries.
By closely observing the healing processes of his clients as well the behavior of wild animals exposed to repeated threat, Peter Levine was able to describe in detail the subtle ways we naturally heal: in waves and cycles, gently connecting physical sensations, emotions and thoughts, and increasing tolerance in amounts that can be comfortably handled.
Trauma is the result of one or many overwhelming event(s) which occasionate the dysregulation of our organism. The extent to which a person is affected does not depend on the magnitude of the traumatic event itself, but on her capacity to self-regulate her nervous system. The good news that SE bring is that, by learning how to restore these self-regulation capacities, trauma symptoms can be totally overcome.
There are various categories of trauma, which we may group into:
Shock trauma - mainly due to a one-time event.
Developmental trauma (also called adverse childhood experiences) - the result of lack of attunement, abuse or negligence during our childhood.
- Social or Collective trauma - due to events that happened within our social context, either during our lifetime or in the past.
All these categories of trauma can coexist, (most often they do). Each one has specific requirements, yet, there is a common ground for them all: they all require a gentle approach, which gives priority to the feeling of safety and finding the person's (or the group's) own ground, resources and empowerment. SE practitioners have both the knowledge and the training to stay in tune with the specific needs of each person, in every step of their healing process.
My approach to trauma integration is deeply informed by relational (attachment) trauma theories and practices. When facing adverse childhood experiences (developmental trauma), we need to work with complex survival strategies that require a precise relational approach. Even if we are dealing with one-of experiences of shock trauma, on top - or even before - addressing the initial shock, we need to address the lack of support, or the inappropriate responses of caregivers, family or friends.
The main goal of my practice is the self-empowerment of my clients. Therefore, I usually teach basic notions of trauma healing, and provide a tailored tool-kit for self-growth and self-regulation. However, the deepest healing happens beyond understanding, through emotional resonance and deep connection. In some occasions, I still use hands on approaches, like Cranio Sacral therapy, which may be more effective in situations of recent shock, delicate states, and early trauma.
The practice of Systemic Constellations aims to restore the natural equilibrium in our relationships, bringing to light subtle dynamics, finding healthier places for us, and for all those who belong to our relational fields.
Through many years of practice, this work has brought to light certain basic conditions that need to exist in order for relationships to be sustainable and thrive:
Including all those who belong
Equilibrium in giving and taking
Respect for natural hierarchies
Stuck processes and illnesses are mostly symptoms of one or more of these principles not being respected. When all those who belong are honored, including our ancestors, and when the right order is found in a system, life and love can flow. The fulfillment of these principles is key to our mental, emotional, and physical health.
For every question or conflict, there is a relational aspect that can be seen under the light of systemic constellations. Through this work, we can find answers and set in motion healing processes for relational conflicts, physical symptoms, professional issues, and decision making in general.
This work can be done either in group or in individual settings. My personal way of working is informed by my training and experience with trauma therapy, transpersonal psychology, and mystical principles, which added important qualities to my practice:
The gentleness, precision, and safety of including the somatic dimension and the organic principles of trauma healing.
The inclusion of the transpersonal or spiritual perspective, as the most powerful resource for transformation.
Systemic awareness - being mindful of our relational fields - is a practice in itself, which can be included in our mindfulness practices. The way towards restoration and growth starts by bringing the systemic principles into our awareness. The more we live in alignment with these laws, the more we experience flow in our lives, and the more we contribute to a harmonious, healing, and creative environment.
A sustainable lifestyle requires an integral vision and, therefore, an integral practice. An integral practice is an inquiry into our personal gifts and qualities as well as a reminder of our greatest potential. Drawing from wisdom traditions, psycho-somatic therapies, the latest scientific findings, and rooted in the present connection, we tailor a personal practice that is flexible, alive, and adequate for each person's present state of being.
An integral practice evolves moment to moment by:
1.- Practicing mindfulness of sensations, emotions, and thoughts.
2.- Practicing relational awareness
3.- Following in depth our personal line of inquiry in order to discover the unique essential qualities we are called to manifest.
4.- Continuous alignment with our core values.