For Coaches

Full Body Presence for Coaches & Signature Energy Presence Courses

The Full Body Presence for Coaches and Signature Energy Presence for Coaches series offers three valuable courses in somatic presence building, grounding and energetic discernment designed specifically for coaches.

This series offers a clear, profound, practical methodology that is highly relevant and valuable for today’s coaches of all kinds. The body’s innate intelligence is largely an untapped resource in coaching. This work gives you access to this somatic intelligence – providing the “how-to” steps for remaining steady and clear headed under pressure, having a physical/energetic presence that allows for deep work, as well as healthy boundaries and connections with clients. In short, this series teaches vital tools for staying energized and inspired, and helps professionals to build solid skills for energy management and personal renewal.

  1. Full Body Presence for Coaches lays the groundwork for the discussion and development of somatic presence, grounding, and energetic discernment. This foundational course helps you build or expand a strong coaching presence, thus maximizing client outcomes. When you have established this personal baseline for keeping your energy reservoir full coupled with clear healthy boundaries it allows deep connection to ourselves, our clients and the world. These methodologies enable us to understand the dynamics of our unique energy patterns, connect with the joy already present in life, and to remain fully present, even in stressful situations.
  2. Signature Energy Presence I builds upon the foundational skill set for enhancing and strengthening energy presence by exploring how that presence can be an ally, rather than a hidden hindrance, during successful coaching sessions. This course teaches how to track energy shifts and changes as they occur during a typical coaching session and how to deepen those interchanges using your whole somatic presence as your primary navigational resource. Learn to how to have healthy boundaries by discerning what is yours and what is your client’s issue. Track your clients using your full navigational system and learn to discern the typical energetic stress styles seen in most clients.  In addition, you will learn ways to utilize your own system to create a safer container for a client’s process, and master the steps to holding your own inner places of discomfort, so as not to get side-tracked by them in client sessions.
  3. Signature Energy Presence II allows students to deepen their skill set with practical applications and antidotes for each of the energy stress styles. Learn further how to short circuit sabotaging behaviors, as well as build upon the innate strengths in your unique energy profile. This course teaches you how to sense subtle energy draining situations, as well as how to meet them head on and shift the dynamic in the situation. Further discussion will uncover how to deepen those interchanges using your full body presence.

This course series presents a methodology that will enable you to become more effective in every coaching session you do. The foundational concepts and principles presented in this series allow you to work from within your own system, on out into another person’s system with grace, ease and integrity. These deeper somatic presencing skills are vital, and yet are not normally taught in our training – so come discover the energy habits that will help you build longevity and a sense of joy in all you do!

Look for this curriculum to return as part of an integrated certificate program in Energy Presence for Coaches at the Georgetown University Institute for Transformational Leadership.

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Listen: Suzanne Scurlock-Durana presents “Coaching Through the Wisdom of the Body”


91 minutes, Recorded during the Coaches Rising program The Power of Embodied Transformation, May 2014.

About course developer, Suzanne Scurlock-Durana, CMT, CST-D

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For over 25 years, Suzanne Scurlock-Durana has masterfully guided people from all walks of life in her how-to skills for clear, powerful presence. Supported by her book Full Body Presence, she passionately shares the practical steps that allow each person to expand their potential professionally and personally. A sought-after speaker, she has presented to thousands on all facets of presence, grounding, and healthy boundaries. Her unique approach is beautifully imparted in the Healing From the Core curriculum as well as the Signature Energy Presence for Coaches curriculum that will soon debut at Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership. She has authored numerous professional articles and her popular blog, Presence Matters. Suzanne has a private practice in Reston, VA. She is a Certified Instructor of CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release with The Upledger Institute International (since 1987), is on faculty at the Esalen Institute (since 1994), and collaborated for two decades with Continuum movement founder Emilie Conrad.

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