By Barbara J. Cormack (France)

Holistic Coaching is about being aware of the client’s whole being. As a spiritual coach this means being aware of the client’s whole life as well as their mind, their body, and their spirit.

The word holistic comes from the word holism which in turn comes from the word holos meaning entire and complete.  Although the word holistic may have a different meaning for everyone, the underlying meaning will always remain as ‘complete’ or ‘whole’.

Coaches naturally focus on the whole of the client.  Generally a coaching relationship will start with the Wheel of Life. The Wheel of Life exercise allows the client and the coach to truly understand exactly where the client is in their life today. The Wheel of Life looks at not only the client, but also those people who impact the client’s life – parents, significant other, children, grandchildren, siblings, cousins, friends, colleagues and acquaintances. By allowing the client to truly understand where they are in their own and whole life, gives the client the time and opportunity to connect and become self-aware of their inner-self.

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Source: iCN Issue 13 (Wellness & Holistic Coaching); pages 14-15

About Barbara J. Cormack

Barbara J. Cormack MNMC, CIAC, AFC, AFM is your leading Spiritual Coach, Mentor and Trainer; published in six co-authoring books, and author of two of her own.  Barbara is an advocate of achieving in every arena of life.  Her clients hold her in high esteem as her style of working makes the knowledge of your future, clear, inviting, and achievable; while her style of coaching or mentoring makes the possibility of sustainable change compelling, exciting, and achievable.  She combines her extensive background and experience with a keen insight into the demands of balancing the personal with the professional.