How to Coach for Sensory Awareness: Heal Trauma and Empower Clients

May 16, 2024

“Senses bring the food for our actions.”

-Upanishad

Uncover the Power of Sensory Awareness Coaching

The ancient wisdom of Vedic science meets modern neuroscience in this powerful coaching technique: Sensory Awareness Coaching. Our senses are the foundation of how we experience the world. Everything we think, feel and do is a response to sensory information.

Understanding Sensory Processing

  • The Science Behind Sensory Data: Neuroscience tells us our senses are constantly bombarded with information. This sensory data is filtered and processed by the brain, influencing our emotions and thoughts.
  • Sensory Data: The Purest Form of Information: According to Vedic philosophy, sensory data is the most uncorrupted source of information. By coaching clients to become more aware of their sensory experiences, we can help them bypass layers of conditioning and emotional distortion.

The Power of Vedic Science

  • Vedic Insights on the Mind: Thousands of years ago, Vedic texts described the mind as having four parts: the senses (manas), the limbic brain (ahankara), memory (chitti), and the frontal cortex (buddhi).
  • The Chakra System: Vedic science also mapped the body’s energy centers, known as Chakras. While the existence of Chakras hasn’t been scientifically proven, Chakra meditations have demonstrably helped many people heal from emotional trauma.

Sensory Energy Awareness Coaching: A Step-by-Step Guide

Sensory Energy Awareness Coaching integrates the power of sensory awareness with the chakra system to create a transformative coaching experience. Here’s a breakdown of the process:

1. Elevating: Anchoring in Positivity

  • Briefly connect with the client’s goals for the session.
  • Use a kinesthetic technique (like pressing fingers together) to anchor the client in a past positive state.

2. Evidencing: Bringing Trauma to Light

  • With permission, guide the client to experience their emotional trauma as a physical sensation in the torso.
  • This helps clients bypass verbal storytelling and connect with the core of the issue.

3. Exploring: Transforming Through Awareness

  • Invite the client to describe the physical sensations of the trauma – its shape, color, movement, etc.
  • This exploration process itself can be healing, fostering awareness of the trauma’s energetic imprint.

4. Energizing: Releasing Discomfort

  • If the client experiences discomfort, guide them through deep breathing exercises.
  • This helps energize the system and allows for deeper exploration.

5. Empowering: Letting Go of Trauma

  • As the client explores, the sensation of discomfort will often lessen or disappear.
  • Repeat the anchoring technique to empower the client and move them toward a trauma-free state.

6. Executing: Creating Lasting Change

  • Debrief the session with the client, focusing on insights and learnings.
  • Partner with the client to develop action steps for continued growth.

Benefits of Sensory Awareness Coaching

  • Confidentiality and Privacy: This method doesn’t require clients to delve into the details of their past traumas.
  • Building Trust: The simplicity and empathetic nature of the process fosters trust between coach and client.
  • Empowerment Through Awareness: The focus on present-moment awareness equips clients with tools for lasting change.

Heal from Trauma and Embrace Growth

Sensory Awareness Coaching offers a powerful approach to healing and personal development. By guiding clients to reconnect with their sensory experiences, we can help them bypass emotional baggage and move towards a brighter future.

If you wish to explore sensory awareness coaching in depth, write to us at contact@coacharya.com and we will be happy to support you.

Disclaimer: Sensory awareness coaching is done by a qualified and experienced practitioner. Coacharya does not encourage and/or approve individuals attempting to apply these techniques to others without adequate training and guidance. If you wish to try the practice on yourself or others, please contact us at contact@coacharya.com.


Cover Photo by Claudia Wolff on Unsplash

Ram Ramanathan, MCC
Ram Ramanathan, MCC

Ram

Ram is the Founder and a Principal at Coacharya. As the resident Master and mentor coach, Ram oversees and conducts all aspects of coaching and training services offered under the Coacharya banner.

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