As individuals, we can react in both unique and partly common ways to long-term stress. While some persons react primarily with psychological symptoms, such as anxiety, irritability, and low patience, others react more physiologically with digestive issues, migraine and body aches, etc.
Into Essence (TM)
MindShift Coaching has developed a holistic process to help individuals transform their lives in profound and longlasting ways. The process is called Into Essence (TM) and involves five main steps. In each step, you are guided to go deeper into the essential aspects within your body, heart and subconscious mind that seek to be acknowledged. Once these essential aspects have been heard, felt and fully experienced, they can be transformed, released and integrated. This will lead you on an inner journey of awakening, healing and personal growth. Along these five steps, we also use the Enneagram personality framework to add further clarity and direction. Although our coaching ideally involves all five steps, the process will always be tailored to your unique needs and preferences
Sense the body
In this first step, you will be guided and supported to go deeper into your body so as to recognize and experience the full range of physical sensations that you hold in your physical form. This may include any aches, pain, numbness, tightness, stiffness, tingling or other energetic or bodily sensations. For this we primarily use a process called BodyWisdom.
Feel the feelings
Hereafter, we dive further into the feelings of your present experience. You will be encouraged to feel more fully any emotional sensation inside your body, may it be fear, anxiety, sadness, anger, guilt, etc. Here we can use breathwork, EFT-tapping, BodyWisdom or similar modalities to approach and embrace any feeling that has been surpressed or avoided in the past.
Find core beliefs
Once you have found, acknowledged, experienced and embraced the physical and emotional sensations in your body, we can begin to see the underlying thought patterns and subconscious beliefs that lie at the root of these sensations. We can seek to identify clusters of beliefs that function as both building blocks and stumbling blocks on your life path.
Shift the beliefs
In this fourth step, you will be guided on an inner journey into your subconscious mind, through a process called The Belief Closet. Here, you will experience and transform your limiting beliefs into new empowering ones. Your new beliefs will support you in creating a new reality in which you are more empowered to create a life of inner joy, freedom and fulfillment.
In this final step, we will use various other modalities to anchor and integrate your new physical, emotional, energetic and mental realities into your body and life. For example, we can use affirmations, meditation, body excercises or a special kind of prayer, to help you assimilate and fully embody the essence of your healing and inner growth process.
For your inspiration
A little more than a year ago, I had a very challenging situation in my life on a family level. In a moment of deep despair and hopelessness, I kneeled down on the kitchen floor, folded my hands and asked God for help: “Please God, help me”. Then, in that very moment, I heard a voice, saying: “Let go”. It was in English, although I am Swedish. And the words were those two only and with the sound of a male voice.
MindShift Coaching has developed a new meditation called “My Safe Space”. It is an exercise intended to bring awareness to any tension in your body and the underlying reasons hereof. Also, this exercise is an opportunity for you to give yourself a moment of deep relaxation. A full body relaxation, in turn, can support profound healing at the physical, mental, emotional and energetic level.
About MindShift Coaching
MindShift Coaching is run by Anna Brismar (life coach, PhD) and is based in Stockholm, Sweden. Anna provides coaching to any Swedish or English speaking client, in person, online via Zoom, or via phone. Our meeting place is located on Luntmakargatan in central Stockholm (close to Rådmansgatan’s subway station).
Anna is a warm, intuitive and encouraging life coach, with a special ability to understand other persons’ thoughts and feelings. With her empathic listening, analytical ability and positive mindset, she makes each client feel heard, understood and supported. In her coaching practice, she draws from a wide range of methods and tools based on each client’s needs and preferences. Her primary methods, apart from coaching and active listening skills, are: EFT tapping, the Clear Beliefs process, and the Enneagram and Myers Briggs TI personality frameworks. (PS: On the Enneagram, she is a Type 7 with a one-to-one center.)
Background: Since March 2019, Anna is a Certified Clear Beliefs Coach from Lion Goodman’s comprehensive Clear Beliefs Coach Training. Also, Anna has worked regularly with EFT tapping since 2012, and is currently undertaking a diploma course on the Enneagram at the EnneagramCenter in Stockholm (autumn 2019). Academically, she has studied Behavioural Science (including Psychology) in 2007/2008 and Coaching/Councelling methods (2006) at two universities in Stockholm. Fundamentally she holds a PhD degree in the interdisciplinary field of Water, Environment and Development (since 2003).
What clients say
“For me, Anna’s coaching exceeded all expectations. Anna has a deep personal engagement and genuine interest in me as a person. Her work with me has always been tailored to me. She met me with a kind and analytical eye; explored who I am, what my background and dreams are, what my most prominent characteristics are etc. With experience, respect and sensitivity she quickly came to understand who I am and how we could continue supporting me from there.”
Annika F, Stockholm
“Anna worked with me very constructively and systematically according to the goals that we set up on our first meeting. Anna has a very good ability to listen to me, and to quickly and effectively summarize the core of our conversation… I appreciate Anna very much as a person, she is open and sincere, gentle and respectful with people. She is very engaged in her work, and you feel immediately that she wants to help and guide her clients.”
Sirje N, Stockholm
“Anna has had a unique ability to meet me where I am in life. Anna has helped me to put words to my situation. She has helped me to understand how I can proceed in a locked situation. Anna has a compassionate personality that makes it pleasant to receive help from her, which has resulted in me daring to expose my personality and move forward. These words I will always carry with me as knowledge of who I am, which is very valuable to me.”
Hanna D, Stockholm
“Anna is a fantastically receptive and professional person who quickly can come to understand any problem whatsoever. When you speak with her you get new perspectives and explanations like brushstrokes on a painting, that is, she communicates and explains solutions with a uniquely rich imagery. Everything becomes crystal clear!”
Anna-Lena B (past coach colleague)