What is neurochemistry
Neurochemistry is a study of the chemicals that are produced by the body and regulate the nervous system. These chemicals include a range of neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin. They are often known as the body's chemical messengers because they communicate information between neurons and muscles.
Neurotransmitters fall into two categories, Excitatory and Inhibitory. They are produced constantly to promote a balanced operation of the body, but there is still much unknown about their role. What we do know is that the ecology within which each one of us lives and works impacts on our bodily senses that in turn stimulate chemicals within us, giving the brain and various organs the messages to act in a particular way guided by our emotions. So, for example, if we experience a threatening situation then the production of norepinephrine and adrenaline will increase one's heartbeat, increase blood pressure, and enhance anxiety. On the other hand, the stimulation of Dopamine during a pleasurable experience may increase motivation and mood.
How to use neurochemistry in coaching
Knowledge of how to safely and artificially stimulate chemicals by deceiving one's body can provide a powerful addition to formal structured coaching sessions. The artificial stimulation of one's appropriate neurotransmitters means that, for example, when a person begins to experience a less desirable emotion then by learning and applying activities through coaching that person can naturally counter the emotion and change to a preferred behaviour. For example, from being nervous and stressful to being more confident; or to calm the nerves pending the delivery of a presentation. The simple techniques provide a powerful, effective and natural remedy that can promote preferred behaviour, clear thinking, balanced decision-making, and a whole sense of wellbeing.
Structure of coaching
Coaching sessions follow a structured and flexible approach helping the client to unpackage the issue or issues that they are confronting and what is happening for them. The structure is based on research, helping the client to become more informed, develop a range of techniques to address their situation, and finally create a new route that can resolve their issue permanently. Appropriate neurochemistry-based activities are prescribed to help the client overcome any imminent situations that they may be facing, such as anxiety in meetings at work.
Neurochemistry-based coaching is provided via Zoom or, where safe to do so, face-to-face. It normally consists of a maximum of 6 sessions each lasting up to one hour. Coaching can initially be purchased in sets of sessions, either 2, 4, or 6.
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