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Wellness Pro Podcast with Cate Stillman

Dec 22, 2017

Here we are on the Changemaker Challenge. It's me, Cate Stillman of Yoga Health Coaching with the now-famous Grace Edison!

We're talking about deep listening today. I actually just re-wrote the Yoga Health Coaching guide, and the deep listening section is big. It's a skill, and you can't making deeper change without it. As I was doing this, I was reflecting on how I think one of the reasons Grace has done so well here is her ability to listen from a place of care. And it's authentic care! This is incredibly important when it comes to interacting with our clients. So tune in to learn about diving into deep listening, and uplevel your life, your relationships, and your career.


What you'll get out of tuning in:

  • What to do to practice deep listening
  • How to practice physiological empathy
  • Why dynamic groups are so important for rapid evolution




Show Highlights:

  • 0:45 - Take time to enjoy the return from your offerings: so many of us work really hard all the time with the goal of enjoying our lives later, in retirement or further down the road. But the time is now to enjoy your life!
  • 4:15 - Deep listening comes down to caring. By allowing your physiology to presence care, you can practice empathetic physiological listening. You're not just empathetic in your mind, but you're actually physiologically available: your heart is available.
  • 11:15 - Create a safe space to deeply listen to your clients. Schedule a time and provide a structure so you can get to a place of depth and groundedness. Then, you'll have time to reflect, ask questions, and get to the heart of the problem.
  • 17:30 - Don't skip over the hard questions: hold yourself and your clients accountable for talking about uncomfortable things. This is what will set you apart from other health professionals and bring you to the root of the problem.
  • 30:30 - Dynamic groups are so important for rapid evolution: they help us to deeply listen, to care, to empathize, to identify our self-sabotage, to call each other out, and to have each other's back.
  • 33:30 - In order to get comfortable with your clients uncomfortableness, get into your body and come to an intuitive place. Give everything you have to that person in that moment, and allow things to be exactly as they are.


Favorite Quotes:

  • "I've learned a lot about deep listening. I think it's always been there, covered up by my desire to talk a lot." - Grace Edison
  • "If you're grounded in your own physiology, you can become so much more available." - Cate Stillman
  • "The habits were huge for me in being able to feel and empathize, and then not take it on as my own." - Grace Edison
  • "Once you become whole, then you can Thrive." - Cate Stillman
  • "Extreme ownership of behavior in alignment with our own potential is what it's all about." - Cate Stillman