A Coaching Model Created by Jayanthi Hari
(Life and Business Coaching, CANADA)
Without addressing the four basic ingredients of body, mind, emotion and energy, out of which all your present experiences are rooted, one cannot move ahead. Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, yogi, mystic and visionary
In yoga, the body, mind and emotion are seen as a tripod or the three key cornerstones for achieving the ultimate. At the heart of this model is the understanding of the three components of the personality of an individual-body, mind and emotion. The model keenly tracks this interplay and dynamic during the course of the coaching session. The interconnectedness of the body (or action), mind and emotion serve as the basis for moving the individual from one point to another in his coaching journey. Imagine these as three horses required to pull the cart forward. If anyone of these horses is not aligned or is unwilling, there is confusion and consequently, progress happens in fits and starts or even fails to happen.
The ALIGN model brings these three elements in line and in readiness to achieve the goal. When the mind, emotion and body are synchronized, the entire system behaves as one, completely coordinated and focused in the direction of the goal. For example, take the case of an individual who has as her objective success in her professional accounting exams:
Success in exams
Will help me achieve (‘value’), will help me enter the accounting profession (‘purpose”)
Will make me feel very happy and proud of myself
Will require me to make and execute a study plan
When the mind, emotion and body are oriented as above in the same direction of the goal, success follows. However, when either the mind (“I am convinced I am not suited for this profession”) or the emotion (“I am nervous about my exams”) or the body (“I am not able to keep to my study plan”) is out of harmony, the individual experiences issues with the achievement of her goal. This is an oversimplified example; in reality, one position could influence the other such as the individual being diffident about writing her exams (Emotion), stemming from an underlying belief that she is an underperformer because she was always seen as incompetent in academics by her family (Mind).