The Secret to Being More Present with Harry Sherwood | POP 813

A photo of Harry Sherwood is captured. He is a trainer and mindful and wellness coach. Harry is featured on the Practice of the Practice, a therapist podcast.

Why is the present moment so healing? Do you find that your thoughts sometimes wander in session, making it difficult to remain present? What’s a quick secret to staying present at any moment?

In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks about the secret to being more present with Harry Sherwood.

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Meet Harry Sherwood

A photo of Harry Sherwood is captured. He is a trainer and mindful and wellness coach. Harry is featured on the Practice of the Practice, a therapist podcast.

Harry Sherwood is a Presence and Wholistic Life Coach. Along Harry’s journey, he has become a Certified HeartMath® Resilience Trainer, Certified Circling Facilitator, Certified Mindful Health & Wellness Coach, and was trained in Compassionate Inquiry, Meditation, and Mindfulness. Harry has practiced thousands of hours of meditation and received a Religious Studies degree from the University of Michigan. The culmination of these experiences led Harry to found Consciously, where he and Melanie McDaniel guide people into fulfillment, connection, and deep presence in mind, body, and spirit.

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In This Podcast

  • Is coaching what you need?
  • Where most coaches might miss the mark
  • Meet people where they are
  • The secret to being more present
  • Harry’s advice to private practitioners

Is coaching what you need?

Maybe someone’s coming to me with high levels of anxiety and I can help with that … but really, they [may] need a therapist first, or psychotherapy, or some sort of other approach to help them be open to more mindfulness practices, and then eventually more coaching practices.

Harry Sherwood

If you are struggling to remain present in business, and you feel daunted by the everyday tasks let alone your big dreams, then you may need to slow down and consider what would be the best course of action to take.

Coaching is an incredibly effective tool to use, for personal and business growth, but you need to step into it from a foundation of self-assurance and a will to try.

If you feel that you’re not quite there yet, then consider stepping into more traditional therapy first before taking on a coaching consultant.

Where most coaches might miss the mark

People can often tell when someone is deeply present with them, and they can tell when someone has an agenda.

Some coaches or therapists interact with people as things that need to be fixed or taken care of, which brings across the wrong type of energy and slows any true healing.

I believe everyone’s whole, and if we meet them in that way, in presence, in deep mindful compassionate presence, then they actually learn to assimilate that themselves.

Harry Sherwood

Approach clients and people as whole people just as they are, provide them that undivided presence and openness, which will accelerate their therapy and help them to believe in themselves that they are worthwhile.

Meet people where they are

Anyway that [clients] show up, if I can truly be with it in a deep way, a lot of things can get cleared, get integrated, can be healed. There can be growth, there can be insight, and then there can be a deeper trust in themselves as well, that, “Hey, you know what? It is safe for me to be me.”

Harry Sherwood

There is wisdom that is inherently present within showing up.

If you sit and are present, totally, with your clients, a lot of the healing that happens is natural because a defined and held space has been made for it.

Being present is one of the most profound healing tools that you can offer to your clients, to yourself, and even to your business.

The secret to being more present

“Are you in the room?”

Are you completely aware of where you are? What it feels like, what it smells like, and what you can see? Are your thoughts quiet, or few enough, that you can be in the room and not merely physically exist in it while being mentally elsewhere?

Harry’s advice to private practitioners

Practice being in the room. If you do wander into thoughts, see if you can bring yourself back to the present moment.

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Meet Joe Sanok

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Joe Sanok helps counselors to create thriving practices that are the envy of other counselors. He has helped counselors to grow their businesses by 50-500% and is proud of all the private practice owners that are growing their income, influence, and impact on the world. Click here to explore consulting with Joe.

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