Language, the Body, and Development:
Language and Soma as Catalysts for Presence
We communicate what we care about to others through language. Language is how we describe and make sense of the world to ourselves and to others. Language is how we justify our actions. Language arises from, and creates, the felt sense in our bodies.
In short, language is inseparable from our aliveness, our commitments, and our generativity.
For ourselves, as well as for our coaching clients, awareness of habits dramatically increases our range of choice and possibility. This virtual course explores patterns in language as a lens for:
- recognizing habits and embodied assumptions,
- being curious about how our language reflects and influences meaning-making,
- accelerating the natural process of development. and
- engaging in practices that create new possibilities.
In this retreat, we explore new distinctions in language. We discover clues and guidance for accelerating the natural process of our developmental unfolding. We investigate how our language both arises from and shapes soma. This process invites an integration of linguistic and somatic coaching moves that engage the whole self in learning.
Doug is partnering with Carolyn Coughlin, an internationally known consultant/coach in the Kegan lineage of constructive developmental theory and practice. Together, we will teach, practice, demonstrate, and open new conversations around developmental coaching with a focus on language and the body. Consistent emphasis will be on applying this work with clients.
As in the popular Experiential Neuroplasticity course, participants can anticipate a rich experiential approach that focuses on your own developmental journey, while providing pragmatic distinctions and methods you can immediately integrate into your coaching.
11.25 ICF CCE’s are included.
“The limits of my language are the limits of my world.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein