The Reverend Dr. Daniel Rodirugez Schlorff is an embodiment coach who pastors Third Congregational Church of Middletown (CT) and is a psychiatric chaplain for the State of Connecticut. He completed divinity school at the University of Chicago through Meadville/Lombard and a second master's in Religious Studies from Hartford Seminary, later to complete the doctorate of ministry in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley. His coaching certifications come from Health Coach Institute and ISSA, and he completed spiritual direction practica at the the Urban Spirituality and Mercy Centers. www.schlorff.com
Coaching on That which is Greater
"That which is greater" is all about a client's connection to anything that feels greater or larger than themselves. And that can be experienced in a multitude of ways. It can be experienced on horseback, gardening, playing the piano, going to masjid/temple/synegogue/church, walking our dogs, being ignored by our cats, contemplating trees in the forest, reading holy scriptures or poetry, appreciating a full moon, a family dinner, or sailing. Whatever. Any experience of a connection to something greater will create feelings of awe, gratitude, contentment, joy, appreciation, fulfillment, delight, connection, belonging, and love. And why is it important for our clients to experience connection? And why would it be powerful to be a coach who incorporates this area in our practice?
In this session, I'll present what happens physiologically when you're feeling the feelings of awe, and gratitude, and contentment, and joy, and appreciation, and all of that. From the autonomic nervous system's responses to the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, we'll see how engaging that which is greater improves health and leads people out of stress. One of our jobs as coaches, whether we're coaching our health or life or corporate or whatever, is to help our clients cope better with (if not reduce) stress.
I'll give you the tools you need to incorporate spirituality into the practice you already have, so you don't have to go out to do your two year practicum to become a spiritual director.