Gratitude plays a particularly important role in coaching. Let’s take a moment to consider how the significant strength of this core attitude can help provide clients a path towards leading more fulfilled, more enriched, more productive, and ultimately happier lives.
By experimenting with coaching tools designed to tap into an “attitude of gratitude”, clients can become equipped with a formidable baseline; a structurally sound launch pad for attaining better results.
For example, when a client seeks coaching assistance, they may be at a challenging point in their lives. In that state, they can be less likely to take stock of the many good things existing within them, around them, and ahead of them; all the good things that make up their story.
Truly feeling a sense of appreciation and gaining new awareness for one’s own strengths, loving friends and family, nature, physical accommodations, and one’s vision for the future, can open up clients to a new state of being where they can find solutions to problems that may otherwise feel overwhelming.
One easy way to gain new awareness for what we might feel gratitude for, is to keep a gratitude journal. The activity can be carried out any way you like, and as simple as writing down three things from the heart you are grateful for at the end of each day. It might include:
- Positive health outcomes
- A breeze or blue sky
- All things big and small
If you haven’t already, we invite you experiment with your own personal gratitude journal for the next 30 days. Each day, write down three things (or more) for which you are grateful. At the end of 30 days, look over your month’s entries and allow what you’ve written to sink in. What emotions do you feel? What body awareness do you have? ie. Did your shoulders drop? Is your breathing more relaxed?
How have you been able to approach the challenging situations in your life differently after being in a state of gratitude? How do you feel about continuing on with the journal past 30 days?
We invite you to share your thoughts and experiences, and perhaps the different tools you use to maintain an “attitude of gratitude” each day!
To all of you, we share our own heartfelt gratitude for being a part of the WOW family! Happy holidays and warmest wishes for 2016!
Bob Boisson and the entire Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy Team
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