Communicating for a Change

by Ilene Bergelson |  Date Released : 01 Feb 2009

  • Introduction
  • The body as an instrument
  • Body, mind, spirit
  • How do we picture our whole self?
  • The recipient's ability to understand the message
  • Helping clients to get it
  • Cultivating kinesthetic awareness
  • Recognizing internal responses
  • Sharpening our hindsight
  • Making mid-course corrections faster
  • More versatile communication
  • Four steps to effective communication
  • Awareness
  • Identifying what’s happening
  • Interrupt the pattern
  • Adjust
  • Walking the walk of self exploration and discover
  • Being a role model for clients
  • Exercising a sense of objectivity and empathy
  • Introspection
  • Self communication
  • Effective communication starts within
  • Confusing empathy with sympathy
  • Imaginatively projecting yourself into another’s situation
  • Guidance versus direction
  • The difference between and average communicator and an truly outstanding communicator
  • Being aware an in touch enough to where there is a great level of access
  • Find a bridge that connects you to the other person and then cross it
  • Through our connection to ourselves within, enables us to be more present so that we can connect with the other party in a more profound way, thereby be readily available to them in order to elevate the exchange
  • Losing touch with what it’s like to ask people to step outside their comfort zones
  • Connecting more organically with what our clients are going through
  • Educate: To lead out
  • Anytime we enter into an exchange with another party, there is an unknown
  • We tend to explain things the way it makes sense to us
  • Construct frame of reference and examples for others
  • Understanding before we’re understood
  • Communicate in a way that’s most effective for the other party
  • Adapting your communication style
  • Modeling
  • Paul Chek
  • Annette Lang
  • Artemis Limpert
  • Empower speak workshops
  • Communicating from your core
  • Light bytes

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Ilene Bergelson

About the author: Ilene Bergelson

Ilene Bergelson, BFA, ACSM-HFI, ACE-CPT, CHEK Level 2 Practitioner, CHEK-HLC 1, has 20 years of cumulative teaching experience giving master classes on various forms of movement as well as educational intensives throughout the United States. Her fitness education company, Lifemoves, is based in New York City.

Ilene is a regular continuing education provider for Equinox Fitness Clubs and a member of several faculties including Clay Fitness Training Institute, Sky-Fitness & Wellbeing and Esquerre Fitness Group. Her unique perspective on prenatal and postpartum fitness has prompted invitations to speak throughout the U.S. and the writing of several articles. Ilene has lectured for ECA and Club Industry, and she has written for several publications including Club Success magazine. In addition to workshops and one on one coaching sessions, Ilene maintains a private training practice in New York. She consults for the fitness community and develops transitional programs in conjunction with medical practitioners for post-rehab and paranatal clientele.

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