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A Coach's Guide to Emotional Intelligence: Strategies for Developing Successful Leaders by Marcia Hughes, James Bradford Terrell

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EMOTIONS AND THE BODY

As we have just explored, your actions are shaped by your language as well as by your emotions. There is an inextricable interplay between these two.
There is also another critical element in Ontological Coaching™ that shapes how you see and take action. Just as your linguistic and emotional being has been ignored in our traditional understanding of learning, the domain of the body and biology has, in large part, been neglected as well. The concept of embodied learning is only recently making its way into the fringes of mainstream learning. The famous cognitive biologists, Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela, wrote a magnificent book, The Tree of Knowledge (1987) on the subject of how our biology shapes our understanding ...

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