Ella Prejzner, EFT, MTT, and Professional Certified Life Coach
Definition and Traditional Approach
According to Wikipedia, “Coaching is a method of directing, instructing and training a person or group of people, with the aim to achieve some goal or develop specific skills. There are many ways to coach, types of coaching and methods to coaching…. Life coaching is a practice with the aim of helping clients determine and achieve personal goals. Life coaches use multiple methods that will help clients with the process of setting and reaching goals. Coaching is not targeted at psychological illness, and coaches are neither therapists nor consultants.”
Life coaches focus on a change in a client’s current and future life and help them move from a functional to an optimal state. Psychotherapists, on the other hand, focus on the clients’ past and often help them move from a dysfunctional to functional state.
Accordingly, the traditional coaching approach is to help people achieve their goals or move “from where they are to where they want to go.” Coaches help clients clarify and focus on a goal, help them determine action plans and next steps, hold clients accountable, and move them forward as they want. It works, because when people change their actions, their lives change.
Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) brings coaching to the next level. The coaching process developed by this school and adapted by The Way to Here and Now produces results that are long lasting because the focus is not only on client’s actions but also on the underlying thoughts and emotions. Only when core thoughts and emotions change, one’s life can truly change in a desired direction. The changes are sustainable. This unique coaching process, called Core Energy Coaching, helps people become “the cause of all the great things that they truly want to experience in their lives.” It is a totally client-oriented process, by which a coach in alliance with a client, helps bring out the client’s best. It happens by connecting a client’s inner purpose to his or her outer goals, and it brings out amazing results.
Your Energy: Catabolic or Anabolic?
There are two kinds of energy that are related to the way we respond to what happens in our life: catabolic and anabolic. During the Core Energy Coaching process, client’s energy is shifted and raised from catabolic to anabolic.
Catabolic energy is in a way destructive. It breaks down cells, and it breaks down people. All of our negative thoughts (thoughts that are not in alignment with who we truly are or the truth) are catabolic. They create negative or catabolic emotions and result with catabolic values, beliefs, etc. Catabolic energy stops us from seeing things the way they are. It in a way obliterates the reality. Having catabolic or low energy really means having low consciousness. Unless we make an effort to release catabolic energy, it keeps us in unhealthy patterns and stops us from realizing our full potential.
Anabolic energy is creative. It builds cells and helps people grow. Thoughts that are in alignment with who we truly are are anabolic. They create anabolic emotions, values, beliefs, etc. Anabolic energy heals and enables us to see things the way they are, which is neither good nor bad. It enables us to feel joy and realize our potential. A natural state of our body is anabolic.
The good news is that, even though it may be a challenge to believe it, it is up to you to choose what energy you want to create and use in your life.
Levels of Energy and Your A.R.L.
Bruce Schneider, the founder of iPEC, developed so called the Energetic Self Perception Chart. Based on this chart, there are seven possible energy levels that we can be on as humans. We act or operate on those levels. At every moment, depending on how we react or respond to what happens, we are on one of those seven levels. When our thoughts are positive or non-judgmental, they result in positive emotions or feelings, as joy or compassion, and raise our energy level. When our thoughts are negative or judgmental, they create negative emotions, as fear or anger, and lower our energy level. So our energy goes up and down, depending on how we perceive what happens and respond to it. In other words, our energy level is directly related to our perception of reality or to our state of consciousness. It applies to each one of us.
So every thought, feeling, and emotion that you have, as well as every action you take reflects your consciousness and your energetic makeup. Your combined energy level is called Average (the various levels combined), Resonating (how your level vibrates), Level of Energy (your inner energy, which manifests in your outer energy), or A. R. L.
The Energy Leadership Index (E.L.I.) Assessment
The Way to Here and Now offers a unique, created by iPEC, E.L.I. Assessment of one’s energy level, including its interpretation during a detailed debrief. E.L.I. is an attitudinal assessment that measures one’s energy level (A.R.L.) based on his or her attitude, engagement in life, or perception of the world. While working with a coach using E.L.I., a client can change his or her attitude and perspective, shift consciousness, and increase energy. Contact The Way to Here and Now to purchase and schedule your E.L.I. assessment.