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Workshop for Moms: Taking Time for yourself


Today I gave a workshop about ‘Taking Time for yourself’  for Moms. And just by taking the time to go to this workshop they already took time for themselves. I got so inspired about the exchange of personal stories, the spontaneous tears of joy of a mom who realized that she was able to feel who she is deep down inside. A part of her which was hidden for a long time behind things to do, ambitions to follow and expectations to live up too. Yes, she was still there!

As a preparation for this workshop I spoke to moms, dads, baby sitting people and parents -to-be. A guy I spoke to from the baby sitting people said that the time issue is not only a problem for moms and all of their organisation around their kids. Time is an issue of the Western society we live in. He and his girlfriend struggle with time management with all of the things they need and desire to do. His thoughts about managing time linked strongly to the my set up for the workshop. Taking time for yourself could be a problem for everyone so instead of focussing on their motherhood I wanted to bring the moms to the basics. What defines you as a person?  And from this definition you can make choices more easily and a stronger internal motivation.

So I took the six moms through the Identity Matrix. The Identity Matrix is a tool to symbolize your core, potential, shadows and so on. What I added up to this was a real challenge for the moms who were present. Based on the open, nice and light atmosphere I asked them to stand in the middle of the ro0m to walk through their Identity Matrix. I guided them through this. As a coach I focus on taking people to a place where they are able to take action. This Identity Matrix is a tool for them to experience how they feel, think and act in a particular part of who they are. So how would you act from your feelings and thoughts which defines your core?

All the woman were happy that they created a map of their Identity which they could use as an inspiration to take steps towards the life they desire to live in.

Below, my tweets about how I felt right after the workshop:
  • yes throwing yourself into the world of Lifecoaching requires moving from your core identity 38 minutes ago
  • and!! the atmosphere was soo great, open & safe that I could challenge them to show their moves in the middle of the room WOW2 43 minutes ago
  • anyways, still smile about the moms who were sharing being pregnant with pure strangers then with their own family’s and friends WOW 45 minutes ago

If you would like to see photos of this workshop, click here.

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