Seven Principles of Total Brain Coaching
These principles are easy to remember using “DHARMIC” as an acronym:
D – Discover Your Energy State
Once an individual, team, or organization decides to make a change, they need to understand their Energy State, and how different external factors affect their inherent strengths and weaknesses.
H – Harness Your Neuroplasticity and Gut-Brain Axis
It is easier to create a new habit than to change an old one. Habits are like neural circuits and to establish a new habit involves the creation of new wiring in the brain.
A – Use the Power of Attention
The fastest and easiest way to create a new habit is to use your power of attention to initiate small doable steps.
R – Find Your Inner Rhythm
Each individual, team, or organization has their own inner rhythm. Being in tune with their rhythm makes it easier to incorporate a new habit into pre-existing routines.
M – Use the Feedback Matrix
For maximum coaching results, use the Feedback Matrix, which involves four techniques: Self-Coaching, Personal Coaching, Group Coaching, and Environmental Coaching.
I – Continuous Improvement and Integration
Each step of progress should be measured and evaluated. Rapid feedback helps facilitate improvement and integration.
C – Celebrate Steps of Success
Recognize small changes in habits and use positive reinforcement to celebrate every stage of achievement.